Lecture: Three Dimensional Organic Conductors with Tunable Properties for Energy Storage
Dr. Caiyun Wang
Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, University of Wollongong
Abstract: Organic conductors themselves can offer the advantages of high charge storage, high conductivity, easy processability and environmental benign. Their properties can be tuned at the molecular leveland fabricated into different forms for use. They can be used as electrodes alone. Also they can easily form composites between different types of organic conductors, or even with conventional semiconductors metal oxides via different structural model. The synergistic effect between the components leads to the enhanced electrochemical properties.
Organic conductors are the ideal candidate for use in flexible/wearable energy storage devices. Some cytocompatible organic conductors (e.g. PPy, PEDOT, graphene) can be used for biobatteries.
Biography: Dr. Caiyun Wang is currently a senior research fellow in Intelligent Polymer Research Institute and ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science at University of Wollongong, Australia. Now she is co-supervising 7 PhD students and mentoring 1 Now she is co-supervising 7 PhD students and mentoring 1 Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow.She has been involved in the field of organic conductors for energy storage application since she obtained her Ph.D at University of Wollongong in 2004. Her current research interests focus on the fabrication of flexible/stretchable electrodes and their applications in flexible/wearable batteries or implantable bioelectric batteries. She has acquired a solid understanding of the nature of organic conductors.The highlights of the work include publications in Advanced Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Functional Materials and Chemistry of Materials etc.Her new research interest is the development of catalysts for CO2electrochemical reduction. She has published 1 book chapter, 1 US patent and 44 research papers since 2004, which attracts over 1,000 citations with an h-index of 17 to date.
Venue: Conference Room of Basic Energy Science Building
Time: Oct. 26, 2015 9:30 am