报告题目：Nanostructured Conjugated Polymers as Promising Electrodes for Li-ion Batteries
报 告 人： Prof. Dr. Qichun Zhang
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
邀 请 人 ： 王悦 教授
Electrode materials play a critical role in approaching high energy density and long cycle life lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). The increasing concern about the traditional inorganic electrode materials on resources and environmental issues has strongly inspired scientists to switch on searching green energy electrodes. Organic compounds are potentially sustainable and renewable materials as many of them can be obtained from natural products and biomass. Additionally, the properties of organic compounds can be tuned through the modification of the structures as well as the introduction of functional groups. In this talk, I will present our recent progress on the preparation of novel conjugated polymers and their application in Li-ion batteries.
Key Words: Azaacene-based polymers, synthesis, Characterization, LIB application
Qichun Zhang obtained his B.S. at Nanjing University in China in 1992, MS in physical organic chemistry (organic solid lab) at Beijing Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1998, MS in organic chemistry at University of California, Los Angeles (USA), and completed his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry at University of California Riverside in 2007. Then, he joined Prof. Kanatzidis’ group at Northwestern University as a Postdoctoral Fellow (Oct. 2007 –Dec. 2008). Since Jan. 2009, he joined School of Materials Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU, Singapore) as an Assistant Professor. On Mar 1st, 2014, he has promoted to Associate Professor with tenure and on Dec 1st, 2014, he became an adjunct Associate Professor at Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University. Besides these, he also has three-year working experience in research institute of Nanjing Chemical Industry Co. (Aug. 1992 – Aug. 1995) and two-year’s research experience in ICCAS (Aug. 1998 – Jun 2000). Currently, he is Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, an associate editor of J. Solid State Chemistry, International Advisory Board member of Chemistry – An Asian Journal, Advisory board member of Journal of Materials Chemistry C the Advisory board member of Materials Chemistry Frontiers, and the Advisory board member of Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers. He is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has published > 272 papers and 4 patents (H-index: 57).