On Wednesday March 23rd, a celebration was held for Professor Yan Wang. Yan Wang has been granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering. The director of WPI’s Electrochemical Energy Laboratory and an affiliated faculty member in the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling (CR3), part of the university’s Metal Processing Institute, Wang conducts work related to energy storage technologies. He is currently developing a novel recycling method for lithium-ion batteries that has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United States Automotive Battery Consortium. The patented technology is the basis for a new company, Battery Resourcers LLC, which recently received a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) award from the NSF. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles. Wang received a PhD in engineering materials from the University of Windsor in Canada. To learn more about Professor Wang's achievements during the past year, please see the following article.