报告题目：Carbon composites for one-dimensional supercapacitors
报告人：Prof. Yuan Chen（School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia）
报告时间：2019年10月17日(周四)上午9：00 – 10：00
One-dimensional (1D) supercapacitors have arisen as a promising candidate to power emerging electronics in recent years, because of their unique advantages in energy storage and mechanical flexibility. Fiber electrodes are the most critical component in 1D supercapacitors, which enable efficient energy storage and provide suitable mechanical stability. Carbon nanomaterials with excellent electrical conductivity and large specific surface area, are ideal electrode materials for fabricating fiber electrodes. The challenge is to integrate nanoscale materials into macroscale fibers without losing their desirable properties. This talk will summarize our efforts in the synthesis of carbon composite fibers for 1D supercapacitors with tailored energy storage capacities, as well as innovative approaches for integrating multiple 1D supercapacitors into three-dimensional energy storage units to reduce device footprints.
Professor Yuan Chen received a bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University and a Ph.D. from Yale University. He joined the University of Sydney in 2015. He is also a visiting professor at Tianjin University of Technology. His research focuses on carbon materials and their sustainable energy and environmental applications, including supercapacitors, batteries, electrocatalysts, membranes, and antibacterial coatings. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and Royal Australian Chemical Institute. He received the Australian Research Council Professorial Future Fellowship in 2016, an Excellence in Review Award from Carbon in 2015, a Young Scientist Award from the Singapore National Academy of Science in 2011. He is currently serving as an editor for Carbon (Elsevier). He also serves as Chair for Australian Carbon Society and Asian Association of Carbon Groups since August 2017.