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Zonghai Chen

Senior Chemist


Zonghai Chen is a Chemist at Argonne National Laboratory with 20+ years’ experience in developing technologies for high energy-density and high-power lithium and lithium-ion batteries. His research primarily focuses on the behavior of battery materials at extreme conditions, as well as mass and charge transfer reactions at electrochemically active surface.


  • Ph.D. Dalhousie University, Canada, 2004
  • M.S. University of  Science and Technology of China, 2000
  • B.S. University of  Science and Technology of China, 1997


  • R&D 100 award, 2019
  • Federal laboratory consortium award for excellence in technology transfer, 2009
  • R&D 100 award, 2008
  • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. 4thAnnual External Collaboration Award, 2006