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Next Generation Energy Systems profiles

Michael Tam

Michael Tam

Professor, Chemical Engineering; University Research Chair

Research interests: sustainable nanomaterials, nano-structured systems for drug/pesticide delivery; polymer-surfactant interactions; magnetic nanoparticles for novel separation processes; functional cellulose nanomaterials for agriculture, biomedical, environmental and personal and homecare applications

John Z. Wen

John Z. Wen

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests:Nano energetic materials; chemical propulsion; heating and power sources for MEMS; CO2 reduction; nanomaterials for energy systems; flame synthesis of nanostructures; smart energy management.

William Wong

William Wong

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: flexible electronics; solid-state lighting; nanofabrication for energy conversion and storage; laser processing of materials

XiaoYu Wu

XiaoYu Wu

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: energy storage, membrane technology, redox catalyst, reaction kinetics 

Yimin Wu

Yimin Wu

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests: energy materials; electronic materials; photonic materials; responsive materials; in situ multimodal characterizations; interfacial science and engineering

Aiping Yu

Aiping Yu

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: nanomaterial synthesis and functionalization (nanotubes/nanowires/ nanoparticles) for nanocomposites; solar cells and sensors

Boxin Zhao

Boxin Zhao

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: fundamental and practical aspects of adhesion, wetting, and friction of soft bio-nanomaterials, e.g. polymers, liquid crystals elastomers, and biological tissues, under micro- and nanometer confinements. Two major areas of interests are the design and fabrication of "smart" biomimetic devices with tailored physical, chemical, and interfacial properties and the development of novel conductive adhesives as a lead-free and multifunctional joining alternative for electronic packaging.

Steven B. Young

Steven B. Young

Associate Professor, School of Environment, Enterprise & Development

Research interests: corporate social responsibility; life-cycle assessment; responsible sourcing; sustainability standards and management systems; auditing, assurance and certification; sustainable materials, conflict minerals and critical raw materials

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