Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Meet the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s
Dawei Feng
Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
College of Engineering


Research area Electrochemical technologies, with a focus on organic molecules for redox flow battery applications. This research has shown commercial promise for grid energy storage and will hopefully spur the development of next-generation electrochemical devices.

What excites you about your work? 

“Curiosity and a strong desire to solve problems.”

What do you hope to achieve? 

“From a company perspective, we envision becoming a major player in the market of green energy storage and evolving into a research institute to address critical problems. Fundamental research can be practical, so we hope we can be an example of combining fundamental knowledge with practical applications. From a research perspective, I hope, of course, we will continue to do innovative research.

As the energy sector increases their use of renewables like wind and solar, advanced solutions for energy storage are vitally important for storing excess energy during peak production times for use during peak demand times. This is why I’m excited about Dawei’s new chemistries for battery applications and their potential to bring affordable grid energy storage to the market.

– Michael Carey, WARF, Licensing Manager

Want to learn more?

Michael Carey, [email protected], 608.960.9867