Presenter: Prof. Donghai Wang
The Pennsylvania State University
Topic: Development of Functional Composite Materials for Energy Storage Applications
Time: 02:00PM, Nov. 9th ( Monday)
Location: Conference Room B, BLDG 909-1F
Electrical energy storage (EES) technologies are a key enabler to the future smart grid, particularly with the increasing penetration of renewable intermittent energy such as solar and wind energy. Similarly, EEStechnologies must be incorporated if transportation is to be partially or even totally electrified such as in plug-in hybrid and all electric vehicles. Li-ion batteries dominate portable electronic device and are the most likely EES system for transportation and small-scale stationary application; however, a large increase in the storage capability is needed, combined with lower cost and longer life. Today’s intercalation based Li-ion batteries now are approaching their limits. My group is interested at development of new materials and technology for electrochemical energy storage application with emphasis on developing the functional composites and understanding the effect of controlled structure, interface and composition on its electrochemical performance. The presentation will cover development of cathode and electrolyte for Li-S battery and micro-sized Si-C composites for Li-ion anode and understand structure-property relationship for its excellent energy density and cycling stability of the batteries.
Dr. Donghai Wang obtained his B.S. degree and M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering at Tsinghua University in 1997 and 2000, and Ph.D degree in Chemical Engineering at Tulane University in 2006. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher and then as a scientist in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory from 2006 to 2009. He joined Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department at The Pennsylvania State University in 2009 and became an associated professor in 2014. Dr. Wang is the author of 13 patents and over 70 publications, including Nature Communications, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, Advanced Materials, and Nano Letters.
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Contact: Prof. Guang Lu