MCATM Seminar: Liangti Qu, Beijing Institute of Technology "Assembly of Graphene for Energy-related Applications"

Event Name MCATM Seminar: Liangti Qu, Beijing Institute of Technology "Assembly of Graphene for Energy-related Applications"
Start Date 14th Dec 2016 11:00am
End Date 14th Dec 2016 12:00pm
Duration 1 hour
Description

Abstract

Graphene materials have been attracting significant research interest owing to its huge specific surface area, large room-temperature electron mobility, excellent mechanical flexibility, exceptionally high thermal conductivity and environmental stability. As a result, graphene is identified as a beneficial additive or an effective responsive component by itself to improve the conductivity, flexibility, mechanical strength and/or the overall responsive performance of smart devices and systems.

In this regard, we have demonstrated the versatile assembly of graphene into a variety of flexible structures and their energy-related devices in response to external stimulations, such as environmental variation. These smart stimulus responsive graphene energy systems are believed to have great theoretical and practical interests to a wide range of applications.

About the speaker

Prof. Liangti Qu graduated from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) with a PhD degree in Chemistry in 2004. After he worked in University of Dayton in Ohio, USA as a research staff for 5 years, he joined Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) in 2009 and became a leader of nanocarbon research group. Dr. Qu’s research mainly focuses on the synthesis, functionalization, and application of conjugated carbon-carbon nanostructures including conducting polymers, carbon nanotubes and graphenes.