Professor Yushan Yan has received a new grant from the ARPA-e program from the Department of Energy for a total of $793,000. This Advanced Research Projects Agency- Energy (ARPA-E) program seeks to support science and technology with the potential to produce game-changing breakthroughs in energy technology, form the foundation of new industries and have large commercial impact. Professor Yan’s proposal is one of only 66 proposals funded by the ARPA-e program. Professor Yan’s group has developed a new concept in flow batteries, a device that is used to store electrical energy when there is surplus production, and to deliver this energy efficiently and rapidly when it is needed. The discoveries of the Yan’s group should allow efficient electricity storage needed to cope with the intrinsic irregularity of renewable wind and solar electricity generation.