NANOARCHITECTURAL DESIGN OF ADVANCED MATERIALS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES
Dr. Xiaolei Wang(Concordia University)
Title: Rapid depletion of fossil fuels and increasing concern with regard to ecological deterioration have brought great attention to the efficient conversion, storage and utilization of energy. The development of technologies for the storage of clean energy will determine the progress of civilization and human society in the coming century. The rising of nanotechnology and the broad application of nanomaterials have accelerated the blossoming of energy technology. In this presentation, major challenges in the development of advanced materials for high-performance electrochemical energy storage systems will be discussed. The significance of nanostructural design strategy will be highlighted, and the advantage of these advanced materials in battery applications will be assessed. This presentation will conclude with a discussion of potential future directions for novel materials and nanotechnology in energy conversion and storage systems.
Bio: Dr. Xiaolei Wang is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at Concordia University. He was a postdoctoral fellow researcher in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo before he joined Concordia. He received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering/Polymer in 2004 from Dalian University of Technology, and master’s degree in Chemical Technology in 2007 from Tianjin University in China. He graduated from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2013 under the supervision of Prof. Yunfeng Lu. Dr. Wang’s research interest mainly focuses on rational design and development of advanced materials for energy-related systems including lithium-ion batteries, lithium-sulfur batteries, supercapacitors, zinc-air batteries and solar cells.
Dr. Wang is the guest of Dr. Marek Majewski