Zaiping Guo*1,2

 

1. Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia

2. School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic, and Biomedical Engineering, University of Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia

 

 

Energy storage is an important problem to realize low carbon society and there have been many challenges. Metal-ion batteries have attracted remarkable attention recently due to the high energy storage demands.  The requirement of feasible electrode materials with high capacity and good cycling stability has promoted the exploration of various electrode materials for metal ion batteries. Materials engineering plays a key role in the field of battery research. In particular, engineering materials at the nanoscale offers unique properties resulting in high performance electrodes in various energy storage devices. Consequently, considerable efforts have been made in recent years to fulfil the future requirements of electrochemical energy storage devices. Various multi-functional hybrid nanostructured materials are currently being studied to improve energy and power densities of next generation batteries.  In this talk, I will present some of our recent progress in the synthesis of different types of hybrid nanostructures to enhance the electrochemical energy storage properties of metal-ion battery.

 

Biographic details

Prof. Zaiping Guo received a PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of Wollongong in December 2003. She is a Senior Professor in the school of Mechanical, Materials,  Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering, University of Wollongong, and an Associate Editor of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. She received the ARC APD Fellowhsip in 2004, ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship in 2010, and the ARC Future Fellowship (FT3) in 2015. Her research focuses on the design and application of nanomaterials for energy storage and conversion, including rechargeable batteries, hydrogen storage, and fuel cells.