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Colloquium | Nanoscience and Technology

Advanced Materials and Processes for Sustainable Energy and Environment

NST Colloquium

Abstract: Advanced materials play critical roles in the development of energy devices and the protection of environment. In recent years, Prof. Hu’s group has made efforts to develop novel materials for sustainable energy and environment, including solar energy conversion and utilization, electrical energy storages, hydrogen production and storage, CO2 reduction, and the conversion of wastes to valuable materials.

In this talk, he will discuss and highlight: (1) the design and synthesis of 3D graphene materials directly from CO2 and their application for solar cells, (2) the superstructured materials for fuel cells and supercapacitors, and (3) the advanced functional materials from fallen leaves and their applications a biodegradable plastics and photocatalysts.

Bio: Yun Hang Hu is the inaugural Charles and Carroll McArthur Endowed Chair Professor at Michigan Technological University. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Energy Science & Engineering (a Wiley journal) and an editorial board member for 8 international journals (such as ACS Energy Letters). He was the chair of the ACS Energy and Fuels Division and a senior engineer at ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company.