Tsinghua-Berkerly Shenzhen Institute
Nano-densification of networked graphene by interfacial capillary drying: approach towards highly dense yet porous carbons and remedy for compact energy storage
Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI), Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055, China
School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
Electrochemical energy storage (EES) devices are required not only to be lighter and faster, which nanomaterials and materials nanostructuring have done very well, but also to be smaller, that is, storing more energy in a limited space, which the present nanotechnology rarely do well. Carbon-based or -frameworked materials play important roles in EES devices and in the past years, our group has been focusing on the nanocarbon densifying design towards high volumetric performance energy storage. This talk focuses on the nano-densification technology based on graphene interfacial assembly that our group proposed and its applications in high volumetric performance energy storage, including electrode and device constructions in supercapacitors, lithium ion batteries and post-lithium ion batteries.
Dr. Quan-Hong Yang receivedhis BEng in Polymer Chemical Engineeringfrom Tianjin University (China) in 1994, and his PhD on New Carbon Materialsfrom Chinese Academy of Sciences (Institute of Coal Chemistry). He continued his carbon researchas postdoctoral researchers or research fellows in Chinese Academy of Sciences (Institute of Metal Research), CNRS France, Tohoku University and SouthamptonUniversity.
Dr. Yang has become a full professor since2006 in Tianjin University andis now a Pengcheng Scholar professor of Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, Tsinghua University. His research has beentotallyrelated to novel carbon materials, from porous carbons, tubular carbons to sheet-like graphenes with the focus in their energy storage and environmentalapplicationsandhas contributed to over 100 peer-reviewed papers published on Nature Chemistry, JACS,Advanced Materials, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Advanced Energy Materials, Nano Energy, Energy Storage Materials, Carbon, etc.He serves as the membersof the editorialboards of ten journals includingCarbonandEnergy Storage Materials. He receivedNational Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (2015),Nature Science Award of Tianjin (1st class, 2013), the Science and Technology Progress Award of Tianjin (1st class, 2012)and the Brian Kelly Award (British Carbon Group, 2004). Particularly, his PhD students have received some awards from the international Carbon community (Dr Wei Lv, the Brain Kelly Award, 2013 and Dr Chen Zhang, an outstanding PhD thesis in carbon science or technology, Carbon Journal and Elsevier 2016).