Professor Jun Song CHEN received his Ph.D. at Nanyang Technological University in 2012. After that, he worked at the Max Plank Institute of Colloids and Interfaces as an Alexander von Humboldt researcher from 2013 to 2014. He is now a Professor at the School of Materials and Energy, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He was one of the “Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers” in 2015 and 2016, and “Elsevier Chinese Highly Cited Researchers” in 2017. His research interests include the design of nanostructured materials for energy-related applications, such as supercapacitors, lithium-ion batteries, and water splitting.
Abstract: Design of new materials has been an important focus for the development of next generation energy storage devices. In this talk, different materials with unique nanostructures for energy storage, such as lithium-ion batteries (LIB), or supercapacitors, will be discussed. First, anatase TiO2 nanosheets with exposed (001) high-energy facets for high-power LIBs will be introduced, followed by self-supported nickel-based nanoarrays for supercapacitors with high energy density. By setting these two types of materials as examples, the importance of rational design of nanomaterials to improve their electrochemical properties is emphasized.