WIN Distinguished Lecture Series: Materials Innovations for Emerging Energy TechnologiesExport this event to calendar

Thursday, October 22, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

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In this seminar, Professor Hu will briefly discuss his group’s motivations, research overview, and selective achievements in the following two topics:

  • (1) High energy density, low-cost, and safe solid-state batteries made with ceramic electrolytes, covering topics from fundamentals, diagnostics, and the design/fabrication of high energy density batteries using 3D structures;
  • (2) Extreme high temperature (2000–3000 K) as a disruptive platform to design/synthesize novel materials, from single atom, high entropy nanoparticles (Science 2018, 359, 1489, Cover) to bulk ceramics/metals for energy technologies and other applications in extreme conditions (Science 2020).

Professor Hu will then devote most of the time to wood nanocellulose as a material platform for designing new structures to manipulate ion, phonon, photon, and mechanical properties, with end applications in lightweight, energy-efficient transportation (super wood, Nature 2018, 554, 224), energy-efficient green buildings (cooling wood, Science 2019, 364, 760), and high-performance membranes for the water-energy nexus (ionic wood, Nature Materials 2019, 18, 608).

Cost 
Free

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