报告人：Prof. Xueliang Sun
Xueliang (Andy) Sun
University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada
题目：Nanostructured Materials for Li Ion Batteries, Na-Air Batteries and Fuel Cells
There is a growing awareness that nanotechnology will have a profound impact on energy generation, storage, and utilization by exploiting the significant differences of energy states and transport in nanostructures and macrostructures. Nanotechnology-based solutions are being developed for a wide range of energy solutions such as solar cells, hydrogen generation and storage, batteries, and fuel cells. Dr. Sun and his group are focusing on synthesis of various low-dimensional nanomaterials to address challenges in fuel cells, Li batteries and metal-Air batteries.
In this talk, Prof. Sun will report their progresses how to apply various nanomaterials to solve problems in fuel cells, Li ion batteries, Li-S batteries and Na-Air batteries. In particular, how to rational design of surface and interface of electrodes.
Dr. Sun is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in the development nanomaterials and clean energy, and a Professor at University of Western Ontario, Canada. Specifically, his research activities are currently focused on developing various approaches to synthesize nanomaterials and exploring their applications for fuel cells, Li-ion batteries, Li-S batteries and metal-Air batteries.
Dr. Sun received his Ph.D degree in Materials Chemistry at the University of Manchester, UK, in 1999. After his Ph.D in UK, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the University of British Columbia, Canada, during 1999-2001. He was a Research Associate at the National Institut de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Quebec, Canada, during 2001-2004 before Dr. Sun joined the University of Western Ontario in 2004. Dr. Sun is an author and co-author of over 220 refereed-journals, two books and 15 book chapters, including Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Angewandte Chemie International Edition、 J. Am. Chem. Soc.(JACS)、and Energy and Environmental Science. He holds ten US patents. Dr. Sun is actively collaborating with industries and government labs such as Ballard Power Systems, General Motors, Lithium Phostech Inc., and Canadian National Defence. Dr. Sun received various awards such as Early Researcher Award (2006), University Faculty Scholar Award (2010) and Western Engineering Prize for Achievement in Research (2013).