Yangzhi Zhao is currently a postdoc fellow in the Applied Energy Materials Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). His research interests mainly focus on developing enabling technologies for next-generation rechargeable battery. He pays particular attention on chemical/physical interactions at the interface, the underlying size-structure-performance relationship, and development of green scalable approaches for chemical/materials synthesis and processing. Yangzhi recieved his PhD degree in Materials Science from Colorado School of Mines in 2019, where he conducted thesis research on developing a scalable solution-based synthesis of Li2S nanocrystals for both advanced cathodes and solid state electrolyte applications. Outside of the lab, Yangzhi enjoys warm weather in California and likes outdoor activities through all seasons such as biking, hiking, skiing etc.