Dr.   Thein     Kyu

Dr. Thein Kyu

Distinguished Professor
Department of Polymer Engineering
Phone: 330-972-6672
Email: tkyu@uakron.edu

Research Grant

Free standing flexible lithium-ion polymer electrolyte membranes formed by photopolymerization:
NSF-DMR 1161070

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Highlights of Accomplishment

  • Completely amorphous and transparent
  • Solid-state electrolyte and require no solvent
  • Flexible and stretchable
  • Light weight and moldable!
  • Highly conductive (>E-3 S/cm)
  • With safety and space saving attributes
  • Extinguishable


  • Mauricio Echeverri (Ph. D.)
  • Ruixuan He (Ph. D. student)
  • Guopeng Fu (MS student)
  • Jinwei Cao (MS student)
  • Cosetts Hamad (Copley High School)
  • Daniel Ward (REU-UA, Miami University)