The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is pleased to present a Distinguished Lecture Series talk by Professor Liangbing (Bing) Hu, a distinguished professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Maryland.
Materials Innovations for Emerging Energy Technologies Abstract
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).