2011-iChEM学术讲座:Porous Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications

报告题目:Porous Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications  


School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia





Porous materials have found many applications, such as porous silicon for optoelectronics, porous catalysts for oil refining and hydrocarbon conversion, porous membranes for gas separation and purification, porous adsorbents for water treatment and purification. Emerging applications such as electrochemical energy storage, desalination, and drug delivery require advanced porous materials with well-defined structural, interfacial, compositional, and morphological properties. This paradigm presents great challenges and opportunities for designing and synthesis of advanced porous materials. In this talk, I will discuss our recent research work on novel porous materials for applications ranging from electrochemical energy storage, heterogeneous catalysis, water disinfection and detoxification, to photonics.


After receiving his PhD from The University of Queensland (UQ) in 1999, George Zhao continued research work at UQ as a UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow. In 2001, he joined National University of Singapore (NUS) as Assistant Professor to work at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005. In 2010, Prof Zhao was awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow, and he took up the fellowship to work at School of Chemical Engineering, UQ, in July 2011. Prof Zhao’s research focuses on porous materials for energy and environmental applications. He has authored or co-authored over 400 papers published in international refereed journals. His publications have over 32000 total citations with an h-index of 84 (Google Scholar as of Aug 2019). Prof Zhao is a world-leading scientist in materials science and interfacial chemistry. He is a Thomson Reuters highly cited researcher in 2016 and 2018, Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry, winner of Mrozowski Award of the American Carbon Society, winner of 2nd Prize for Science and Technology of Chinese Academy of Science. Prof Zhao has also won a couple of competitive fellowships, such as ARC Laureate Fellow, ARC Future Fellow, and UQ Vice-Chancellor’s Research and Teaching Fellow.



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