Dr. Feifei Shi currently serves as Assistant Professor of Energy Engineering in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering. Dr Shi’s research interests lie broadly at the intersection of surface chemistry, material science and mechanical engineering, with emphasis on integrated energy systems, i.e. innovation in conversion, storage, transport and consumption systems. She holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Fudan University, China in 2010, and Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015. Before joining Penn State on August 2019, Dr. Shi was a postdoctoral researcher in Material Science and Engineering department, Stanford University from 2016-2019.
● Structural and interfacial evolution of metallic anodes in batteries
● Solid and liquid electrolyte in next-generation batteries.
● Catalysis for sustainable fuel
 Shi, F.; Ross, P. N., solid electrolyte interphase in lithium-based batteries. inorganic battery materials, john wiley & sons, ltd: chichester, uk, 2018. (invited book chapter)
 Shi, F.; Pei, A.; Boyle, D. T.; Xie, J.; Yu, X.; Zhang, X.; Cui, Y., Lithium metal stripping beneath the solid electrolyte interphase. PNAS 2018, 115 (34) 8529-8534.
 Shi, f.; Pei, A.; Vailionis, A.; Xie, J.; Liu, B.; Zhao, J.; Gong, Y.; Cui, Y., Strong texturing of lithium metal in batteries. PNAS 2017, 114, 12138-12143.
 Shi, F.; Ross, P. N.; Somorjai, G. A.; Komvopoulos, K., The chemistry of electrolyte reduction on silicon electrodes revealed by in situ atr-ftir spectroscopy. j. phys. chem. c 2017, 121 (27), 14476-14483.
 Shi, F.; Song, Z.; Ross, P. N.; Somorjai, G. A.; Ritchie, R. O.; Komvopoulos, K., Failure mechanisms of single-crystal silicon electrodes in lithium-ion batteries. Nat. Commun. 2016, 7,11886.
 Shi, F.; Ross, P. N.; Zhao, H.; Liu, G.; Somorjai, G. A.; Komvopoulos, K., A catalytic path for electrolyte reduction in lithium-ion cells revealed by in situ attenuated total reflection-fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137 (9), 3181-3184
 Shi, F. ; Zhao, H.; Liu, G.; Philip N. Ross; Somorjai, G. A.; Komvopoulos, K., Identification of diethyl 2,5-dioxahexane dicarboxylate (DEDOHC) and poly-ethylene carbonate (poly-ec) as decomposition products of ethylene carbonate (EC)-based electrolytes by Fourier transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 14732−14738.
 Shi, F.; Baker, L. R.; Hervier, A.; Somorjai, G. A.; Komvopoulos, K., Tuning the electronic structure of titanium oxide support to enhance the electrochemical activity of platinum nanoparticles. Nano Lett. 2013, 13 (9), 4469-4474