Prof. Sheng Han, Shanghai Institute of Technology, China
Experience: Han Sheng, Ph. D., Professor, Doctoral tutor, Director of Science and Technology of Shanghai Institute of Technology. He has won more than 10 honors at the provincial and ministerial level and above, such as the National Project for Millions of Talents, “Hou Debang” Chemical Technology Innovation Award, Shanghai's leading talents, Shanghai Outstanding Technology Leader. Also, Prof. Han is the invited editor of many domestic and foreign journals, such as Fine Petrochemicals, Materials Herald, Chinese Chemical Letters.Prof. Han has presided over more than 70 horizontal and vertical projects, such as the National Natural Science Foundation Project, Shanghai Talent Development Fund, Shuguang Project. Published more than 290 research papers in Adv. Mater, Adv. Funct. Mate, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, Small, Green Chem., Appl. energy, Fuel and other domestic and foreign journals as the first or corresponding author, 13 papers with high ESI citations. For another, Prof. Han has won more than 20 awards at the provincial and ministerial level and above, such as the first prize of China's invention and entrepreneurship achievements (2018), the second prize of Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award (2015/2017/2020), the China Industry-University-Research Innovation Award (2020)).
Prof. Fanian Shi, Shenyang University of Technology, China
Title: Research progress of metal complexes and metal oxides as new-generation anode materials of lithium-ion batteries
Abstract: Our team studied the electrochemical properties of new anode materials, especially the preparation of manganese-cobalt-nickel-based polymetal coordination polymers (CPs), explored the structures and lithium storage properties of lithium ionic batteries (Libs), the combination of CPs, metal oxides, and the influence of rare earth elements on lithium storage properties of the oxide composites. The following three conclusions are summarized: 1. Under the same conditions, different crystal structures have a great impact on electrochemical performance, relatively speaking, the higher capacity of complexes are with more stable structure; 2. Comparing with polymetallic coordination polymers of the same structure, the electrochemical properties of manganese-cobalt and nickel are different; 3. Cerium plays a stable role on the electrochemical properties of metal complexes, mainly inhibiting the decomposition of the complex structure and providing lithium ion transport channels to improve lithium storage performance.
Assoc.Prof. Weiyong Yuan, Zhejiang University, China
Title: Self-assembled hematite-based core-shell heteronanostructured arrays for photoelectrochemical water splitting
Abstract: Significantly boosting the water splitting performance of the hematite-based photoanodes is highly challenging but desirable for realizing their practical applications. Self-assembly of water oxidation catalysts on hematite to form core-shell structures could be a promising strategy. Our group has previously developed various effective WOR catalysts and demonstrated their applications for electrochemical water splitting. We have also fabricated various TiO2 and ZnO-based composite photoanodes for enhanced photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting utilizing the effects of sensitizers and n-p heterojunctions. Based on these achievements, we are recently exploring the self-assembly of hematite-based core-shell heteronanostructured array for PEC water splitting. In this presentation, I will introduce our work on the design, self-assembly, PEC water splitting applications, and enhancement mechanism of the hematite-based core-shell nanostructured arrays. This study could not only provide novel strategies for developing highly efficient hematite-based photoanodes for water splitting, but shed light on the mechanism for self-assembly and for synergistic effects of the core-shell structures, which can be further extended for broad applications in the fields such as sensing, energy, and environment.