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Development Of Nanostructured Materials For Energy Conversion And Storage | 11534
ISSN: 2169-0022

Journal of Material Sciences & Engineering
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Development of nanostructured materials for energy conversion and storage

2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Materials Science & Engineering

Andy (Xueliang) Sun

Accepted Abstracts: J Material Sci

DOI: 10.4172/2169-0022.S1.012

Abstract
There is a growing awareness that nanotechnology will have a profound impact on energy generation, storage, and utilization by exploiting the significant differences of energy states and transport in nanostructures and macrostructures. Nanotechnology- based solutions are being developed for a wide range of energy solutions such as solar cells, hydrogen generation and storage, batteries, and fuel cells. Dr. Sun and his group are focusing on synthesis of various low-dimensional nanomaterials to address challenges in fuel cells and Li batteries. In this talk, Dr. Sun will report their progresses in synthesis and characterization of various nanomaterials including nanotubes, nanowires, nanoparticles, nanofilms and their composites as well as how to use these nanomaterials to solve problems in fuel cells, Li ion batteries and Li-Air batteries. For example, (i) Dr. Sun will present results of controllable synthesis of graphene and nitrogen- doped graphene with their nanocomposites and their applications as anode for Li ion batteries, as cathode for Li-Air batteries and as Pt support for low temperature for fuel cells. (ii) Dr. Sun will report results of atomic layer deposition (ALD) to fabricate various nanomaterials with highly tunable structures and their applications as electrodes for PEM fuel cells and Li ion batteries.
Biography
Andy (Xueliang) Sun is a Professor and Canada Research Chair at University of Western Ontario, Canada. He received his Ph.D. degree at the University of Manchester, UK, in 1999, and worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the University of British Columbia, Canada, and at the National Institut de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Quebec, Canada. His research is to synthesize nanomaterials such as nanotubes, nanowires, nanoparticles and thin films as well as exploring their applications for clean energy including fuel cells, Li-ion batteries and Li-Air batteries. Sun is an author and co-author of over 150 refereed journals, one book and six book chapters. He holds ten US patents. He is actively collaborating with universities, industries and government labs such as Ballard Power Systems, General Motors, Lithium Phostech Inc., and Canadian National Defence. He received various awards such as Early Researcher Award (2006), Canada Research Chair (2007) and University Faculty Scholar Award (2010). He is serving as an editorial board member of Journal of Material Science & Engineering and ISRN Nanomaterials.
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