Application of Graphene for Energy Storage and Conversion
Speaker:Prof. Lin Jianyi
Adjunct Professor of Department of Physics, National University of Singapore
Date & Time:23 Sep 2014 (Tuesday) 11:00 - 12:00
Venue:E11-4045
Organized by:Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering

Abstract

Graphene is an advanced material widely studied for energy storage and energy conversion applications. In this presentation N-doped graphene is first used as the non-Pt catalyst for oxygen reduction reaction in H2-O2 fuel cell. The nature of the active center and the reaction mechanism are discussed. Graphene is also shown to greatly enhance the performance of the graphene/polymer, graphen/Si , graphene/FeN, graphene/MoS2 composites when they are employed as the electrodes for energy storage in supercapacitor and Li ion battery."

Biography

Professor LinJianyi is an Adjunct Professor of Department of Physics, National University of Singapore (NUS). He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. Degree in Chemistry at Xiamen University in 1966 and 1980 respectively. He then worked as a faculty staff in Xiamen University at the Chemistry Department from 1972 to1985. During that period of time, he went to Bradford University, UK as a visiting scholar. After he went back from UK, he completed his PhD degree in Chemistry in 1991 at Stanford University, U.S.A. He then started his teaching life as a lecturer at NUS after he finished his PhD. Degree. LinJianyi was awarded due to his achievement in teaching and research in the science field. He used to be a Principal Scientist at Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES) and received an award as the Most Inspiring Mentor in 2012. He then served as a consultant for ACAR Projects at ICES and Principal Scientist at Energy Research Institute at NTU. His research interests and expertise areas include Surface science, Heterogeneous catalysis, and Nanomaterials, which include hydrogen production and storage, H2 PEM fuel cell, supercapacitor, and Li-ion battery studies. He has 250 International journal papers published and 19 patterns filing. Moreover, 37 postgraduates (20 PhD and 17 MSc) and 23 research fellows have been/being advised by Professor LinJianyi.