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Bor-Rong Chen

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Areas:
Energy Storage Technology


Dr. Bor-Rong (Hypo) Chen is a postdoctoral research associate in the Energy Storage Technology group at Idaho National Laboratory. Her research focuses on the development of a framework combining materials science and machine learning to predict the lifetime and aging mechanisms of lithium ion batteries. Bor-Rong has a Ph.D. from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University and a B.Sc. from National Taiwan University. Before joining Idaho National Laboratory, Bor-Rong was a postdoctoral researcher at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, where she specialized in X-ray scattering and spectroscopy. In addition to materials characterization, Bor-Rong is also experienced in the synthesis of metastable transition metal oxides and nitrides.


​Ph.D, Department of Materials Science and Engineering - Northwestern University

M.S., Department of Materials Science and Engineering - National Tsing Hua University

B.S., Department of Materials Science and Engineering- National Taiwan University


W. Sun, C. Bartel, E. Arca, S.Bauers, B. Matthews, B. Orvañanos, B. R. Chen,  L. Schelhas,  M. F. Toney, W. Tumas , J. Tate, A. Zakutayev, S. Lany, A. Holder, G. Ceder,  "A Map of the Inorganic Ternary Metal Nitrides", Nature Communications(2019). (doi: 10.1038/s41563-019-0396-2).

E. Arca, J. D Perkins, S. Lany, A. Mis, B. R. Chen, P. Dippo, J. L Partridge, W. Sun, A. Holder, A. C. Tamboli, M. F. Toney, L. T. Schelhas, G. Ceder, W.T umas, G. Teeter, A. Zakutayev "Zn2SbN3: growth and characterization of a metastable photoactive semiconductor", Materials Horizons(2019)(doi: 10.1039/C9MH00369J).

B.R. Chen, W. Sun, D.A. Kitchaev, J. S. Mangum, V. Thampy, L. M. Garten, D.G. Ginley, B. P. Gorman, K. H. Stone, G. Ceder, M. F. Toney, L. T. Schelhas, "Understanding crystallization pathways leading to manganese oxide polymorph formation", Nature Communications (2018)(doi:  10.1038/s41467-018-04917-y)* This work was highlighted on SLAC front page:

B.R. Chen, L. A. Crosby, C. George, R. M. Kennedy, N. M. Schweitzer, P.C. Stair, L. D. Marks, K.R. Poeppelmeier, R.P. Van Duyne, and M.J. Bedzyk, "Morphology and CO oxidation Activity of Pd nanoparticles on SrTiO3nanopolyhedra", ACS Catalysis(2018)(doi: 10.1021/acscatal.7b04173).

L.A. Crosby, B.R. Chen, R. M Kennedy, J. Wen, K. R Poeppelmeier, M.J Bedzyk, and L.D. Marks, "All roads lead to TiO2: Solvothermal Synthesis of Titanates", Chemistry of Materials (2018) (doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b04404).

A.R. Mouat, C. Whitford,B.R. Chen, F. Parras, M. M. Pruski, M. Delferro, R.Q. Snurr, M. J. Bedzyk, P. C. Stair, and T. J. Marks, " Synthesis of monodisperse Pd nanoparticles from a single-site palladium surface complex by alkene reduction", Chemistry of Materials (2018) (doi: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b04909).

L. A. Crosby, R. M. Kennedy, B.R. Chen, J. Wen, K. R. Poeppelmeier, P. C Stair, M. J. Bedzyk, L.D. Marks,"Complex surface structure of (110) terminated strontium titanate nanododecahedra", Nanoscale, 816606-16611.​(doi: 10.1039/C6NR05516H).

B.R. Chen, C. George, Y. Lin, L. Hu, L. Crosby, X. Hu, P.C. Stair, L. D. Marks, K.R. Poeppelmeier, R.P. Van Duyne, and M.J. Bedzyk, "Morphology and oxidation state of ALD-grown Pd nanoparticles on TiO2-and SrO-terminated SrTiO3nanocuboids ",Surface Science, 648291-298 (2016) (doi:10.1016/j.susc.2015.10.057).

T. W. Day, K. S. Weldert, W. G. Zeier, B.R. Chen, S. L. Moffitt, U. Weis, K. P. Jochum, M. Panthöfer, M. J. Bedzyk, G. J. Snyder, and W. Tremel, "Influence of compensating defect formation on the doping efficiency and thermoelectric properties of Cu2-ySe1–xBrx", Chemistry of Materials, 277018-7027 (2015)  (doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b02405).

T.W. Pi, B.R. Chen, M.L. Huang, T.H. Chiang, G.K. Wertheim, M.Hong and J. Kwo, "Surface-Atom Core-Level Shift in GaAs(111)A-2x2", Journal of the Physical Societyof Japan, 81064603 (2012) (doi:10.1143/JPSJ.81.064603).

Y.H.Chang, M.L.Huang, P.Chang, J.Y.Shen, B.R.Chen, C.L.Hsu, T.W.Pi,M.Hong, J.Kwo,"In situatomic layer deposition and synchrotron-radiation photoemission study of Al2O3on pristine n-GaAs(0 0 1)-4 × 6 surface", Microelectronic Engineering, 881101-1104 (2011) (doi:10.1016/j.mee.2011.03.064).

Y.H. Chang , M.L. Huang, P. Chang, C.A. Lin, Y.J. Chu, B.R. Chen, C.L. Hsu, J.Kwo,  T.W. Pi and M.Hong, "Electrical properties and interfacial chemical environments of in-situ atomic layer deposited Al2O3on freshly molecular beam epitaxy grown GaAs", Microelectronic Engineering, 88440-443 (2011) (doi:10.1016/j.mee.2010.09.015).

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