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Board Committee Members - Electrochemical Energy Fundamentals

The board committee members listed below are in order of time joining the IAOEES

 



Dr. Hua Kun Liu
University of Wollongong, Australia

Dr. Hua Kun Liu is Distingiushed Professor and a co-ordinator of energy materials research program of the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM) at Australian Institute of Innovative Materials, University of Wollongong. She was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering in 2013. She was continuously awarded the Australian Professorial Fellowships from Australian Research Council in the last 17 years (1994-1998, 1999-2003, 2003-2005 and 2006-2010).
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  She is a key researcher for Auto CRC 2020 program on energy storage (2012-2017) and a Chief Investigator for ARC Centre of Excellence on electromaterials (2003-2013). She was a CI of CSIRO Flagship on Australian National Hydrogen Alliance and has collaborated with 11 Australian universities (2007-2009). She received the University of Wollongong Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence Senior Researcher in 2013. She has supervised 50 Ph.D to completion and 30 postdoctoral and visiting fellows. Her research has been focused on clean energy materials, the materials science and engineering, and electrochemistry and applications. She has published 2 Books, 10 review papers, more than 500 refereed journal papers with total citations > 16000, H-index: 58 (Web of Science), 1 USA patent and 10 Australian Provisional Patents.

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Dr. Meilin Liu
Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

Dr. Meilin Liu is a Regents' Professor and Associate Chair of the School of Materials Science and Engineering and Co-Director of the Center for Innovative Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. He also serves as the Associate Director of the HeteroFoaM Center, a DoE Energy Frontiers Research Center at USC. He received his MS and PhD from University of California at Berkeley.
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  His research interests include design, fabrication, in situ characterization, and modeling of membranes, thin films, coatings, porous electrodes, and devices for electrochemical energy storage and conversion, aiming at achieving rational design of novel materials and structures with unique functionalities. Dr. Liu holds ~22 U.S. patents, published ~270 refereed articles with morthan 14000 citstions, co-edited 7 proceedings volumes, co-organized 11 international symposia or workshops, and delivered more than ~150 invited lectures around the world. Dr. Liu is an elected fellow of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) and the Electrochemical Society (ECS). He was the winner of many professional awards, including Ross Coffin Purdy Award (ACerS, 2010) and National Young Investigator Award (NSF, 1993-98).

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Dr. Tatsumi Ishihara
Kyushu University, Japan

Dr. Tatsumi Ishihara is currently a Professor in Kyushu University, Japan. Dr. Ishihara received Dr. Eng. degree in 1989 from Kyushu University. He joined the Graduate School of Engineering Science in Kyushu University in 1986, and in 1988, he moved to the Faculty of Engineering in Oita University as an associate professor. In 2003, he moved to Faculty of Engineering in Kyushu University as full professor. Main research interests are covered oxide ion conductor and its application for fuel cells and catalyst chemistry.
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  Dr. Ishihara has achieved many recognitions such as Award from Japan Chemical Society, Nikkei BP Award, Award from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Seiyama Award from Japan Chemical Sensor Society, Ichimura Research Award from New Technology Development Foundation, Somiya Award from IUMRS, Society Technical Award from Catalyst Society of Japan, and Academic Award from Ceramic Society of Japan. Dr. Ichimura has published 444 original scientific papers, 47 books/book chapters, as well as 93 patents.

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Dr. Yuyu Liu
Tohoku University, Japan

Dr. Yuyu Liu is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University, Japan. Dr. Liu received his Ph.D. in Environmetal Engineering from Yamaguchi University, Japan in 2003. He then worked at Kyushu Environmental Evaluation Association, Osaka Institute of Technology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, and Yokohama National University as Postdoctoral and Research Fellow.
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  Dr. Liu has more than 10 years of experience in the environment science and technology, particularly in the areas of air quality monitoring, water and soil research, and their assocoated instrument development. Recently, his research interest is moving to the electrochemical reduction of CO2 to low-carbon fuels. He is also the members of Japan Society on Water Environment and Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management.

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Dr. Chang Ming Li
Southwest University, China

Dr. Chang Ming Li is the China National Talent 1000 Professor, Dean of Faculty of Materials and Energy in Southwest University of China. In his professional career, he was Motorola Distinguished Technical Staff, senior scientific manager and Science Advisory Board Associate; Professor, Director of Centre for Advanced Bionanosystems and Head of Bioengineering Division in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research focuses on functional nanomaterials...
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  and electrochemistry in nanoscales, in particular in advance technologies of electrochemical sensors/lab-on-a chip systems and green energies (batteries, solar cells, hydrogen evolution/storage, fuel cells and supercapacitors). He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed journal papers including Nature Mater, JACS, Phys Rev Lett, Angew Chem, Nanoletters, ACS Nano, EES etc. with an IF of 50 and more than 10,000 citations, 8 book chapters, and holds more than 124 patents. He has received a number of prestigious awards such as US Motorola Master Innovator Award, Singapore Nanyang Innovation and Research Award, China National Talent 1000 Award, China Overseas Innovation Talent Award and Australia National University Craig Visiting Professor. He is the Fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, Editorial member of RSC Advances and Member of Advisory Board of Nanoscale.

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Dr. Tomokazu Matsue
Tohoku University, Japan

Dr. Tomokazu Matsue is a Professor and a Principal Investigator at WPI-Advanced Institute for Materials Research (WPI-AIMR), Tohoku University. Currently, he serves as the President of the Electrochemical Society of Japan (ECSJ) and an editor of Electrochimica Acta (Society journal of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE). He received Ph. D from Tohoku University in 1981. After working as a Professor at the Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University,...
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  he moved to the Graduate School of Environmental Studies for its foundation in 2003. In 2010, he joined WPI-AIMR. His research interests are in micro/nano-biosensing devices and systems, high-resolution electrochemical imaging of bio- and energy-related materials. He has published more than 300 original papers and more than 100 reviews and books.

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Dr. Lin Yang
Henan Normal University, China

Dr. Lin Yang is the Vice-President of Henan Normal University from 2008 to present, and an Associate Director of the Key Laboratory of Green Chemical Media and Reactions, Ministry of Education. Dr. Yang is also a professor, and Core-competency Leader at Henan Normal University. He received his Ph.D of Physical Chemistry from Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was a Visiting Scholar at TU Braunschweig during 1989-1991, and the University of Halle during 1994-1995, respectively.
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  The technical expertise areas of Dr. Yang are new materials for electrochemical energy sources and inorganic/organic hybrid nanomaterials. Up to now, he has published over 150 scientific papers on Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.,Adv. Mater.,Chem. Commun. J. Phy. Chem. etc.. He has received a number of honors and awards, such as the First Class Awards for Progress in Science & Technology of Henan Province, the Academic Leader of Henan Province, and so on.

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Dr. Jinghua Guo
Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory, United States

Dr. Jinghua Guo is a Staff Scientist with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and adjunct professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA. He received his PhD degree in Physics, Uppsala University, Sweden in 1995. He was a faculty member in the Department of Physics, Uppsala University in 1997-2001 before joining the Advanced Light Source as a beamline scientist, LBNL. Dr. Guo has over 20 years of experience in synchrotron radiation applications,...
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  and his expertise is soft X-ray spectroscopy instrumentation and well-known for developing in-situ/in-operando soft X-ray spectroscopy characterizations renewable energy materials and devices including photovoltaic, photosynthesis, energy storage, catalysis. Dr. Guo is an author and co-author of over 270 refereed-journals (e.g. Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Phys. Rev. Lett., Chem. Rev.) with over 6000 citations and 6 book chapters. Dr. Guo is actively collaborating with industries and government labs such as Toyota Motor Corporation, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), Taiwan; National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (NSRL), Hefei; and Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF), Shanghai, China.

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Dr. Shi-Gang Sun
Xiamen University, China

Dr. Shi-Gang Sun is a Professor at the department of Chemistry of Xiamen University. Dr. Sun is a Fellow of International Society of Electrochemistry (FISE), and the Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), and a Fellow of Chinese Academy of Sciences (FCAS). Dr. Sun obtained his Bachelor of Science from Xiamen University, China, in 1982, Doctorat d’Etat (Docteur ès Sciences Physiques) at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) in 1986. After one year post-doctoral research in the Laboratoire d’Electrochimie Interfaciale du CNRS, France, he returned to China by the end of 1987, and served as associate professor and later full professor in 1991 at the department of Chemistry of Xiamen University till now. The research interests of Prof. Sun include Electrocatalysis, Electrochemical Surface Science, Spectroelectrochemistry, Nanomaterials and Chemical power sources.
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  He has published up to now 371 peer reviewed papers, including Science, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., J. Am. Chem. Soc., J. Phys. Chem, J. Chem. Phys., Langmuir, Chem. Commun., Electrochim. Acra, etc. and obtained 12 innovation patents, co-authored 2 books entitled respectively “In-Situ Spectroscopic Studies of Adsorption at the Electrode and Electrocatalysis” (Elsevier, 2007) and “Electrocatalysis” (Chinese Chemical Engineering Press, 2014), and contributed by invitation 16 chapters to 14 scientific books. Dr.. Sun has been awarded the “Distinguished Contribution Award” from the Chinese Society of Electrochemistry (CSE, 2009), the “Brian Conway Prize” from the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE, 2010), and the State Natural Science Award (2nd Degree) of China (2013). Dr. Sun is now an editorial board member of Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Functional Materials Letters, and International Journal of Analytical Chemistry. He is also serving associate editor of Electrochimica Acta (Elsevier), Journals of Physical Chemistry (Chinese), Spectral Analysis and Spectroscopy (Chinese), and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Electrochemistry (Chinese). He is a Board Committee Steering member of the International Academy of Electrochemical Energy Science (IAOEES).

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Dr. Yongyao Xia
Fudan University, China

Dr. Yongyao Xia is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Institute of New Energy of Fudan University, and the International Advisory Board member of Journal of Power Sources. Dr. Xia received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Chemistry Department of Zhejiang Normal University in 1987, a Master of Science degree in Electrochemistry from the Chemistry Department of Jilin University in 1990, and a Ph.D degree in Energy-Related-Material Science from Saga University, Japan in 1997, respectively...
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  In 1998, Dr. Xia worked at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina as a Post-doctoral Research Associate In 1998, as a Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Battery Section of Osaka National Research Institute in 1999, as a Researcher at Hitachi Maxell Ltd during 2000 to 2012. Starting from 2003, Dr. Xia has become a full professor at the Department of Chemistry in Fudan University, China. His research interests involve advanced materials and technologies for energy storage and conversion devices, e.g., lithium-ion batteries, electrochemical supercapacitors, lithium-air batteries, and fuel cells etc; Dr. Xia is also interested in nanostructure hybrid inorganic-organic compounds for energy storage, electrochemical catalysis etc., and computational simulation of functional materials for battery application. He has published more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, contributed 3 book chapters, and held 30 Japanese and Chinese patents on energy conversion and storage devices. His research works have been highly cited over 5000 times. He received the award of New Century Excellent Talents in University, MOE in 2005, and Outstanding Young Scientist Award, NSFC in 2009.

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Dr. Fangming Jin
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Dr. Fangming Jin is a Distinguished Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and also a Visiting Professor and a Fellow of the Graduate School of Environmental Studies at Tohoku University (Japan). Dr. Jin received her Ph.D. from Tohoku University (Japan). After that she did her visiting research work before she became an assistant professor and then an associate professor at the same university. In 2007, she returned to China and became a Professor at Tongji University...
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  and a Chair Professor sponsored by Chang Jiang Scholar Program (administered by Ministry of Education of the People’s Repubic of China). In 2010, she moved to Tohoku University (Japan) as a Professor. From June 2011, she has been appointed as a Distinguished Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and also a Visiting Professor and a Fellow of the Graduate School of Environmental Studies at Tohoku University (Japan). Currently, her research focus is on the application of hydrothermal reactions for the conversion of biomass and CO2 into fuels and chemicals. She has authored about 200 scientific publications including peer-reviewed journal papers, patents, books and book chapters.

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Dr. Suddhasatwa Basu
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Dr. Suddhasatwa Basu is a Professor and Head of Department of Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi India. Dr. Basu is the editorial board member for many international journals and presently Associate Editor of WIREs: Energy & Environment published by Wiley. Dr. Basu completed Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1993 after completing B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from Calcutta University and worked for four years (1994-1997) as a postdoctoral fellow...
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  and as a visiting faculty (1997) at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He then joined IIT Delhi in 1998 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and currently he is Professor and Head of Chemical Engineering. He visited University of Alberta, Canada in 2000 and 2002, University of Newcastle, August 2005, University Karlsruhe, Germany 2006 and University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK 2008 and 2010 as visiting professor. His broad research interests are in the area of interfacial and electrochemical engineering and their application in hydrogen energy and fuel cell technology. He has published 98 articles in high impact factor journals (72), conferences (26) and 2 patents. He is currently under taken 1 million USD of sponsored research projects from DST, GAIL, UKIERI, RCUK, DIT, DRDO. He is recipient of many awards, Visiting Fellow Royal Society UK, DAAD Fellow, UKIERI Award, Distinguish Alumni Award from Chemical Eng Department, Calcutta University, FITT award for best Ph.D/MS thesis at IIT Delhi. He has received Prof. R. D. Desai 80th Birthday Commemoration Medal & Prize, 2012, Indian Chemical Society, Prof. Bal Krishna Memorial Lecture - International Year of Chemistry, Indian Chemical Society, 2011. He is Fellow of Indian Chemical Society and Institute of Engineers. He has authored a book on ‘Recent Trends in Fuel Cell Technology published by Springer (2007). He has also contributed to ‘Policy Paper on India’s Roadmap to Hydrogen Economy’ published by INAE and ‘Fuel Cell Development in India’ by CII.

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Dr. Hasuck Kim
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

Dr. Hasuck Kim is the President of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) till the end of 2014, and a Fellow of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology and a Fellow of the ISE. Dr. Kim currently is the Chair Professor of Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), a newly established research oriented graduate school and Professor Emeritus of Seoul National University (SNU) where he had retired after 33.5 years of service.
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  Dr. Kim received his BS from the Department of Chemistry, SNU, M.Sc and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He spent 2 years at the University of Florida as a research associate. He, then, was appointed as an Assistant Professor in 1977 at SNU where he was a full Professor since 1987. He spent a year at the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology as a visiting associate in 1988. He was the Dean of College of Natural Sciences, SNU from 2002 to 2004. He served as the Vice-President and Dean of Graduate School of SNU from 2008 to August 2010. He had served as the Vice-President of the Korean Chemical Society in 2001, President of the Korean Electrochemical Society from 2000 for two years. Also, he was the President of the Society of International Gifted in Science from 2006 to 2012. He is a member of board of trustee, Korea Academy of Science and Technology. As for editorial services, he is a regional editor of Fuel Cells and editorial board member of Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry and Analytical Sciences. His research interests are development of electroanalytical methods based on molecular recognition and molecular switching, and electrochemistry for fuel cells. He has published more than 170 refereed original papers, and 19 patents were registered or filed. He was awarded the Q. Won Choi Prize, Korean Chemical Society in 2003, Outstanding Achievements in Natural Science from Metropolitan Seoul City in 2008.

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Prof. Juntao Lu
Wuhan University, China

Prof. Juntao Lu is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Wuhan University, and former President of Chinese Society of Electrochemisty, and serves as the vice Editor-in-chief of Journal of Electrochemistry. Prof. Lu graduated from the Department of Chemistry, Wuhan University in 1963 and has worked there since then. He did his visiting electrochemical researches at Case Western Reserve University (US) and Southampton University (UK) in the early and late 1980s, respectively. His research interests include electrocatalysis,..
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  spectroelectrochemistry, fuel cells, batteries, electrochemical sensors. He published more than 200 research papers in peer-reviewed journals, including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Angewandte Chemi, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Accounts of Chemical Research, Chemical Science, Energy & Environmental Science, etc., and book chapters in high-impacting Wiely and Springer books.

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Dr. Oumarou Savadogo
Polytechnique Montréal, Canada

Dr. Oumarou Savadogo is a full Professor in electrochemistry, energy and material sciences and Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal, the founder and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of New Materials for Electrochemical Systems, and the Chairman of the International Symposium of New materials for Electrochemical Systems. Dr. Savadogo earned a Bachelor in Materials Sciences (DEA Sciences des Matériaux), and a Sciences Doctorate in Physical Sciences (Doctorat d’État) at Institute of Materials Sciences at Caen National University in France...
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  and a post-doctoral fellow at Laboratory of Interfacial Electrochemistry of National Science Research Centre at Bellevue in France. He joined the Materials Engineering Programme at Polytechnique Montréal, Canada as a Senior Scientist and Professor. He is the founder of the Laboratory of New Materials for Electrochemistry and Energy, founded from CFI (Canadian Foundation for Innovation) funding. He is responsible of the two graduate programmes: Renewable energies and Energy and Sustainable Development at Polytechnique Montreal. He is the initiator and the Director of the project: Creation of the Institute of Solar Cell Technology (an Engineering School on Solar Cell Technologies) for the eight countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union. The Project is supported by the Canadian Gouvernement and Polytechnique Montreal. His research activities are on new materials for thin films and dye sensitise solar cells, lithium batteries, PEM Fuel Cells, solid alkaline fuel cells, biomaterials and corrosion of materials. He is the authors and co-author of over 150 published papers in per-review journals and 5 patents.

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Dr. Aldaléa L. B. Marques
Federal University of Maranhão, Brazil

Dr. Aldaléa L. B. Marques is a full Professor and Director of the Nucleus of studies in petroleum and energy at the Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA) in São Luis-MA, Brazil. Dr. Marques obtained her Ph.D in electroanalytical chemistry from the University of São Paulo, Brazil in 1991. After her postdoctoral study in electrocatalysis area at York University in Toronto in 1994, she established a research group at UFMA, carrying out energy related reserach and development.
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  Her expertise and experience involve the research fields of electrocatalysis for fuel cell oxygen reduction, electroanalysis for petroleum including analytical methodologies for quality control of biofuel, and petroleum derivatives. She has been the coordinator of Laboratory of Analysis and Research in Analytical Chemistry of Petroleum and Biofuels (LAPQAP) since 2000, and coordinated several research and extension projects involving the oil and biofuels themes, financed by funding agencies such as FINEP, CNPq, FAPEMA, PETROBRAS (Energy Company that is Acknowledged as the World leader for its technological excellence), and the federal government agency of the oil sector in Brazil, called ANP (The Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels). Dr. Marques has published many reserach papers in high-impacting peer-reviewed jornals, and also served as the reviewer for many journals. She has received several scientific awards and Commendations of Recognition for her Social, Cultural and scientific contributions.

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Dr. Claude LAMY
CNRS Institute of Chemistry, France

Dr. Claude LAMY has been involved in several Committees of French Research Agencies (CNRS, ADEME, Fuel Cell Network, ANR, etc.), the Director of a "Groupe de Recherches" of CNRS, GDR n°2985, "Piles A Combustible Tout Electrolyte (PACTE)", which coordinated the activity of 40 CNRS Laboratories working on the components of PEMFC and SOFC (polymer electrolytes, ceramic oxides, electrocatalysts, etc.). In 2012 he moved to “Institut Européen des Membranes” in Montpellier (France) and he represents the Director Board of CNRS Institute...
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  of Chemistry in AFHyPAC, the French Association of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells. Dr. Lamy was a full Professor at the University of Poitiers, Department of Chemistry, from 1986 to 2010, where he was teaching Physical Chemistry (Atomistic and Molecular Structures, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Spectroscopy, Electrocatalysis). He is graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (Paris 1962), Master of Sciences in 1963 and Ph.D in 1969 from the University of Paris. After being a research scientist in the CNRS of Meudon-Bellevue (Laboratoire d'Electrochimie Interfaciale) from 1969 to 1976, he moved to Poitiers in 1976 where he developed a research group specialised in “ELECTROCATALYSIS”. His research activity was focussed on the investigation of the catalytic properties of different electrode materials (platinum and platinum based metals, transition metal macrocycles, alloys, adatoms, etc.) towards several electrochemical reactions involving organic compounds (alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, etc.). The nature and the structure of the electrode materials are optimised in order to increase both their catalytic activity (i.e. to increase the current density at a given potential) and the reaction selectivity (i.e. to increase the chemical yield). From a more applied point of view, two aspects were developed. The first one concerned “Fuel Cells”, mainly the direct oxidation of liquid fuels (methanol, ethanol, ethylene-glycol, DME, etc.) and the second one “Organic Electrosynthesis” in Aqueous Medium. In summary this research activity have led to the publication of more than 225 original papers (among them about 200 in International Journals), 65 papers in proceedings, 15 chapters in books, 95 invited lectures and more than 350 oral presentations.

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Dr. Edmar P. Marques
Federal University of Maranhão, Brazil

Dr. Edmar P. Marques is a full Professor at the Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA) in São Luis-MA, Brazil. He obtained his Ph.D in analytical area at the University of São Paulo (city of São Carlos) in 1991 and his postdoctoral stage in electrochemistry, at York University, Canada in 1994. Dr. Marques was the Director of the Chemistry Department at UFMA for 5 years. He was the first coordinator of the PRH-ANP/UFMA 39 at UFMA. PRH-ANP/UFMA 39 is a Program (Programa de Recursos Humanos, PRH) from the Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum,..
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  Natural Gas and Biofuels (Portuguese: Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis - ANP) linked to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, responsible for the regulation of the oil sector. His expertise and experience involve the research fields of energy, electrocatalysis and electroanalysis, applied to petroleum area, including analytical methodologies for quality control of biofuel, and petroleum derivatives. Currently, he is the coordinator of Laboratory of Research in Analytical Chemistry, and has coordinated several research and extension projects financed by funding agencies (FINEP, CNPq, FAPEMA). Prof. Edmar serves as reviewer of several high-impacting international journals, including fuel and electrochemistry area. His reserach have received several awards in regional and national scientific meetings of Brazil.

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Dr. Qiuwang Wang
Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Dr. Qiuwang Wang is a full Professor in the School of Energy and Power Engineering at Xi’an Jiaotong University of China. Dr. Wang is the Changjiang Scholarship Chair Professor by Ministry of Education of China (2013), a Member of Scientific Council of the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT), a Committee Member of Heat Transfer Division K-18 of ASME-Heat Transfer under Extreme Conditions, an Associate Editor of Heat Transfer Engineering Journal, an Editorial Board Members for several international journals such as...
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  Applied Thermal Engineering, as well as a Vice-President of Chinese Society of Engineering Thermophysics in Heat and Mass Transfer. Dr. Wang received a B.Sc. in Fluid Machinery from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1991 and a Ph.D. degree in Engineering Thermophysics from the same university in 1996. He was a Visiting Scholar at City University of Hong Kong from 1998 to 1999, a Guest Professor at Kyushu University of Japan in 2003, and a Senior Visiting Scholar at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey of USA from December 2012 to June 2013. Dr. Wang is one of eight Outstanding Young Professor of Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2001, and one of China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists by NSF of China (2010). His research team obtained the 1st Grade Award of Technological Innovation of Ministry of Education of China in 2012. Dr. Wang’s research interests include heat transfer enhancement and its applications to engineering problems, high-temperature transport phenomena in distributed energy system, heat/mass transfer in high-temperature fuel cells such as Solid oxide fuel cells, porous media, numerical simulation, prediction and optimization, etc. In addition, Dr. Wang is the Founder and Chairman of International Workshop on Heat Transfer Advances for Energy Conservation and Pollution Control (IWHT) (since 2011, 2011-Xi’an, 2013-Xi’an, 2015-Taipei). He has also delivered more than 30 Invited/Keynote lectures in international conferences or foreign Universities. He has authored or co-authored 4 books and more than 80 international journal papers. He has obtained 16 China Invent Patents and 2 US Patents.

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Dr. Andrzej Wieckowski
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States

Dr. Andrzej Wieckowski is an Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) since 2012, the North American Editor for Electrochimica Acta, the Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry, and the Fellow of the Electrochemical Society (ECS). Dr. Wiecowski received his M.Sc., Ph.D. and D.Sc. in 1981 from University of Warsaw, Poland, and came to the University of Illinois in 1985 after two years of a visiting scientist post at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He was a full Professor at...
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  UIUC from 1996 to 2012. His main research focus is on electrode surface structure in relation to electrocatalysis combined with molecular-level studies of surface oxidation and reduction processes, as well as on surface motional behavior in electrocatalysis. Dr. Wieckowski pioneered the development (and use) of the method now known as Electrochemica NMR (EC-NMR), which combines metal/surface NMR and electrochemistry for studies of electrochemical interfaces. His group contribution is through new catalyst syntheses, the use of electroanalytical and spectroscopic methods: EC-NMR, XPS, STM, BB-SFG, synchrotron GIF-XAS for single crystal and nanoparticle studies, and through broadly published correlations of electronic-level data and reactivity for fuel cells. Dr. Wieckowski has received many national and international chemistry awards and frequent lecture awards including Gold Medal of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), 2006/2007; The David C. Graham Award of the Electrochemical Society, 2003; Jacques Tacussel Prize of the International Society of Electrochemistry, 1998; and The US Department of Energy Prize for Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment in Mat. Beyond the editorship of Electrochimica Acta, he is editing electrochemistry books and is on editorial boards of several chemistry journals. Dr. Wieckowski has published more than 300 papers in high-impacting journals, covering electrochemistry, specifically: fuel cells (electrocatalysis), spectroscopy and imaging, surface science, single crystals, nanostructured surfaces and materials, co-deposited porphyrines, and metal oxides, His papers have obtained 13,000 citations with a h-index of 62 as per “web of science”.

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Dr. Guang Li
Donghua University, China

Dr. Guang Li is a Professor, Ph.D Supervisor in the College of Material Science and Engineering at Donghua University (China). Dr. Li received her M.Sc in Chemistry from China Textile University in 1985, and her Ph.D in material science and engineering from Donghua University in 2006, respectively. Dr. Li was as an Assistant Professor, a Lecturer then an Associate Professor at China Textile University from 1986 to 1999. She was a Senior Visiting Scholar in the University of Twente (Netherlands). Dr. Li was promoted to be a full Professor...
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  at Donghua University (China) in 1999, and is continuously working on high performance polymer synthesis, porous carbon fibers and their associated processing for energy applications including PEM fuel cells. Dr. Li has led more than 20 projects supported by Chinese National Natural Science Foundation hosted by Ministry of Education of China, Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission, etc. Dr. Li has published more than 100 scientific papers in high-impacting peer-reviewed journals. She has given more than 24 invited/oral presentations in international conferences, co-authored 4 books, and owns 21 patents. Dr. Li has been awarded several prizes for recognizing her great contributions to science and technology, including the second prize of science and technology progress in Shanghai, the second prize from Ministry of education of China, the second prize from China textile industry association, etc. Dr. Li is now the Committee Member of Fiber Material Sub-committee in Textile Engineering Teaching Guidance Committee of Chinese High Education, and a Steering Member for starting-up business assigned by Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission.

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Dr. Jong-Beom Baek
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

Dr. Jong-Beom Baek is a Professor at the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering and Director of the Low-Dimensional Carbon Materials Center at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea. After receiving his PhD in Polymer Science from the University of Akron (USA) in 1998, he joined the Wright-Patterson Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). After four years at the AFRL, he returned to his home country to take up a position as an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Chungbuk National University (Korea)...
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  in 2003, before moving to UNIST in 2008. His current research interests include the syntheses of high-performance polymers and the chemical modifications of carbon-based materials for multifunctional applications, including energy conversion and storage. Dr. Beek has published many papers in high-impacting scientific journals. Many awards can demonstrate his great contribution to science and technology, including Minister Award for Outstanding Research, Ministry of Knowledge and Economy (2013); Top 50 Outstanding Research Award, National Research Foundation (NRF), Korea (2011); 100 Outstanding Research Award, National Science & Technology Commision (NSTC), Korea (2011); Minister Award for Outstanding Teachers, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2011); Outstanding Performance Award, Chungbuk National University (2007); Outstanding Research Award, Korea Research Foundation (KRF), Ministry of Education, Korea (2007). Outstanding Research Award, Chungbuk National University (2005); and US National Research Council (NRC) Research Fellowship Award, Regular-NASA/LARC, # 9932470 (1999)

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Dr. Vojislav Stamenkovic
Argonne National Laboratory, United States

Dr. Vojislav Stamenkovic is a Staff Scientist and Technical Leader at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Illinois. He earned his a B.Sc. (1994), M.Sc. and Ph.D. (2001) degrees in physical chemistry from University of Belgrade after spending three years as a visiting scientist at the University of California at Berkeley. From 2002 to 2005 he was a postdoctoral and staff scientist within the Materials Sciences Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and from 2006, he has been a staff scientist...
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  in the Materials Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory, where he has conducted multidisciplinary research related to materials for electrochemical systems and mentored a number of students and postdocs who are currently pursuing successful academic and industry careers. Dr. Stamenkovic is an expert in the design and synthesis of functional materials for electrochemical applications, primarily in the fields of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells and batteries. His research interests include nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage, catalysis, spectroelectrochemistry, as well as functional bio materials. In 2004 Dr. Stamenkovic received a Recognition Award from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for implementation of fundamental science into nanoscale applications, in 2012 he was awarded the Distinguished Performance Award from University of Chicago and in 2014, he received a prestigious US DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Award in recognition for his outstanding contributions in catalysts R&D. He has published over 100 articles and book chapters for which he received over 10,000 citations with an h-index of 43. He authored over 200 presentations and has been over 100 times an invited plenary and keynote speaker at major conferences, symposia and seminars. His results that have appeared high impact journals such as Science, Nature Materials, Angewandte Chemie, have often been featured in the headlines of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Argonne National Lab.

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Dr. Plamen Atanassov
University of New Mexico, United States

Dr. Plamen Atanassov is a Distinguished Professor in Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering and Director of Center for Emerging Energy Technologies at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Atanassov graduated from the University of Sofia specializing in Chemical Physics and Theoretical Chemistry. He joined the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and become a Member of Technical Staff of its Central Laboratory of Electrochemical Power Sources (now the Institute for Electrochemistry & Power Systems). His initial work included materials solutions...
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  for metal-air batteries. He was a visiting scientist at the Frumkin’s Institute of Electrochemistry, Moscow, Russia studying bio-electrochemistry of enzymes and received a PhD in Physical Chemistry/Electrochemistry. Dr. Atanassov moved to the United States in 1992 and later became a research faculty with the University of New Mexico. During the 90s he was involved in development of a several electrochemical biosensor technologies for biomedical, environmental, food safety and defense applications. In 1999 Dr. Atanassov joined Superior MicroPowders LLC (acquired later by Cabot Corp.) were he was a project leader in fuel cell electrocatalysts development that resulted in introduction of spray pyrolysis for catalyst synthesis on industrial scale. He returned to the University of New Mexico in 2000 as faculty member of the Chemical & Nuclear Engineering Department. In 2007 Dr. Atanassov founded the UNM Center for Emerging Energy Technologies. From January 2012 to December 2013 Dr. Atanassov was the Associate Dean for Research of the UNM School of Engineering. Currently Dr. Atanassov is a Distinguished Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering and leads research programs in development of novel electrocatalysts: non-platinum electrocatalyst for fuel cells, nano-structured catalysts for oxidation of complex fuels, new materials and technologies for energy conversion and storage. Dr. Atanassov bioelectrocatalysis programs range from enzyme electrochemistry, enzymatic and microbial fuel cells, and systems for biological and bio-inspired energy harvesting. His research is funded by NSF, DOD, DOE and industrial partners, among those Daihatsu Motor Co, Ballard Power Systems, AFCC, SFD Research Corp. and others.

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Dr. Su Zhou
Tongji University, China

Dr. Su Zhou is a full Professor in the college of automotive studies and AVL Chair Professor in CDHK at Tongji University (China). Dr. Zhou received his Master degree in 1986 in China and his PhD degree in electrical engineering from Germany in 1993. He was a full professor of automation at Qingdao University in China from 1995 to 1999. He worked as C1 Faculty of process engineering at Magdeburg University from 1999 to 2001, Senior Engineer in department of Control & Simulation in the XcellSis company (Ballard Power System GmbH)...
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  from 2001 to 2004, and Senior Engineer & Project Manager in Webasto GmbH from 2004 to 2006, in Germany. Since 2006, he has been a full Professor and at AVL Chair Professor at Tonji University. His research interests mainly include modeling, simulation and control of innovative power trains (fuel cell engines, battery power units and E-motors). He has published over 130 papers in high-impacting journals, 30 patents and 4 books.

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Dr. Kwong-Yu Chan
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Dr. Kwong-Yu Chan obtained B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering at University of Alberta, MS and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Case Western Reserve University. Before postgraduate studies, he was an assistant lecturer in Hong Kong Polytechnic and a project engineer in Hong Kong Oxygen & Acetylene Company. He joined the Department of Chemistry at University of Hong Kong in 1988 and is presently a full Professor...
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  Prof. Chan’s research interests include molecular simulation, fuel cells, batteries, water treatment, materials, and electrochemical applications. He has published over 150 papers and is a top 1% cited scientist, according to ISI’s Essential Science Indicators. He has been a Regional Editor of Molecular Simulation and Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. Prof. Chan has five inventions related to fuel cells, ozone generation, and batteries. He received the Croucher Foundation Senior Research Fellowship (2010), Universitas 21 Fellowship (2010), Salzburg Global Fellowship (2008), and the HKU Outstanding Researcher Award (1998, 2012). Prof. Chan is an active member of The Electrochemical Society (ECS) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

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Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi
Italian National Research Council, Italy

Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi is the Editor-in-Chief of "Coatings", an international journal devoted to the material science and the application of thick and thin films. Dr. Lavacchi is a Research Scientist at the Italian National Research Council (ICCOM-CNR). His research has been devoted to electrochemistry and the material science of surfaces and coatings. In the latest years his activity has been mainly focused on the development of catalytic nano-structured materials with a special emphasis on their application to the exploitation of biomass derived products...
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  in electrochemical devices. In this context he has contributed to the development of "facile" methods for the synthesis of platinum-free electrocatalysts for application in fuel cells, electrolyzers and raw chemical electro-synthesis. The activity resulted in the co-authorship of more than 50 papers in leading international journals and the monograph “Nanotechnology in Electrocatalysis for Energy” edited by Springer.

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Dr. Jason Jieshan Qiu
Dalian University of Technology, China

Dr. Jason Jieshan Qiu is CheungKong Distinguished Professor, Director of Liaoning Key Lab for Energy Materials & Chemical Engineering; Director of Center for Nano Materials and Science; Co-Director of the PSU-DUT Joint Center for Energy Research, Executive Director of the Institute for Energy Science and Technology; Dean for Research and International Collaboration; Faculty of Chemical, Environmental & Biological Science and Technology at Dalian University of Technology, China. Dr. Qiu’s research interests have been focused...
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  on the development of new methodologies for synthesis of functional carbon materials, and their uses in catalysis, energy conversion/storage and environment protection. He received his first degree in chemical engineering from Anhui University of Technology of China in 1984, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from Dalian University of Technology in 1987 and in 1990, respectively. He has received a number of awards, including First Class Award for achievements in basic research from the Education Ministry of China; Runners-up Award for achievements in basic research from Liaoning Province of China; Runners-up Award for achievements in applied research from the Education Ministry of China; and the Young Teacher’s Award from the Education Ministry of China. He has published over 400 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and filed over 50 patents. He has given more than 40 plenary/keynote/invited talks in international conferences and symposia.

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Dr. Lianrong (Ian) Chen


Dr. Lianrong (Ian) Chen obtained his B.S. in Materials Engineering from Tongji University in 1982, M.Sc. in Materials Science & Engineering from Wuhan University of Technology in 1986, and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from The University of British Columbia in 1995. Dr. Chen have been working IT professional since 1995, and his areas of expertise are energy related intelligence systems, expert systems, decision support system, GIS, knowledge sharing systems, location-based services, voice-enabled services, etc., to address practical issues in communications, media, finance, environment, and energy sectors.
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  Dr. Chen is a Chair professor of North China Electric Power University and a Visiting Professor of Xiamen University of Technology, respectively. Dr. Chen has developed over 50 computer software systems and produced over 100 journal papers and technical reports.

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Dr. Xiao-Dong Zhou
University of South Carolina, USA

Dr. Xiao-Dong Zhou is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of South Carolina, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic. Dr. Zhou obtained his Ph. D. from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2001. He was a Senior Research Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), a US-DOE Lab in Washington, which he joined in 2005.
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  His research interests include: synthesis, characterization and theoretical understanding of materials and interfaces for energy systems, including batteries, fuel cells, thermoelectrics, and photoelectrochemistry, and fundamental studies of activation of small molecules. Dr. Zhou received J. B. Wagner Jr. Young Investigator Award in 2007 from the Electrochemistry Society (ECS) - High Temperature Materials (HTM) Division, which he currently serves as the Division Chair. He was the recipient of 2011 US DOD – DARPA Young Faculty Award.

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Dr. Weishan Li
South China Normal University, China

Dr. Weishan Li is a Professor of the School of Chemistry and Environment, South China Normal University, and Adjunct Professor of the College of Materials Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology (SCUT). He is also the Director of the Engineering Research Center of Materials and Technology for Electrochemical Energy Storage (MOE), and the Director of the Key Laboratory of Electrochemical Technology on Energy Storage and Power Generation of Guangdong Higher Education Institutes. Dr. Li obtained his B.Sc from SCUT, M.Sc from Nanjing University of Chemical Technology, and Ph.D. degree from South China University of Technology.
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  Dr. Li has contributed more than 200 publications and 30 patents in the areas of electrochemistry. He has received a number of awards for his research contributions. He has chaired or co-chaired a number of national meetings on electrochemistry. His current research interest includes experimental and theoretical investigations on the materials for lithium ion batteries and fuel cells.

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Dr. Chuan-Jian Zhong
State University of New York at Binghamton, USA

Dr. Chuan-Jian Zhong is Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science at State University of New York at Binghamton. He was Max-Planck-Society’s postdoctoral fellow at Fritz-Haber Institute in 1989 after receiving his Ph.D. degree at Xiamen University. He continued his postdoctoral research at University of Minnesota, and was associate scientist at Iowa State University/DOE-Ames Laboratory before joining the State University of New York faculty in 1998. His research interests are in the interdisciplinary areas of materials chemistry, analytical chemistry, catalysis, electrochemistry, and nanotechnology, focusing on sustainable energy production, conversion and storage (e.g., catalysts in fuel cells and batteries and hydrocarbon oxidation reactions) and chemical sensing and biomolecular recognition (e.g., nanostructured thin films for sensors and biosensors).
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  Dr. Zhong received NSF Career Award, State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, Innovation, Creation and Discovery Award, and 3M Faculty Research Award. He is author of over 200 peer-reviewed research articles with about 10,000 citations, including about 15 book and book chapters. He is inventor of 12 US patents and 1 Japan patent related to nanomaterials, clean energy and chemical sensing applications. He has given more than 150 keynote/invited talks at international conferences, and university, industry, and national laboratory seminars.

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Dr. Yuyan Shao
U.S. Department of Energy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), USA

Dr. Yuyan Shao is a Senior Scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Dr. Shao received his Ph.D. degree in electrochemistry from Harbin Institute of Technology. Before he joined in PNNL, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Case Western Reserve University. His current research interests are in materials science and materials chemistry for electrochemical energy conversion and storage, including electrodes and electrolytes for fuel cells and batteries. Dr. Shao has authored/coauthored >90 peer-reviewed journal articles which have been cited by >7000 times.
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  He currently has an H-Index of 40. He serves as a guest editor for Nano Energy Electrocatalysis Theme Issue, an Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports. He also serves as a lead organizer for symposia in American Chemical Society (ACS) and Materials Research Society (MRS) annual meetings. In 2014, he was listed in Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers.

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Dr. Tongwen Xu
University of Science and Technology, China

Dr. Tongwen Xu is a Professor at the University of Science and Technology of China and a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry. He received his Bachelor’s degree in 1989 and Master’s degree in 1992 from Hefei University of Technology, China. He received his Ph.D. of Chemical Engineering from Tianjin University, China, in 1995. Dr. Xu did his Postdoctoral research on Polymer Science at Nankai University, China, in 1997. Dr. Xu was a visiting scientist of University of Tokyo in 2000, and in Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2001 respectively. He received a Brain Pool Program from Korea and worked one year in Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea. Till now, he has supervised more than 100 graduate students and published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed international journals with over 4500 citations and h-index 40.
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  He applied 62 invention patents (31 License). Dr. Xu was selected as “New Century Excellent Talents” of Ministry of Education China in 2004 and awarded Outstanding Youth Foundation of China in 2010. He was selected as Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry in 2013 and as Changjiang Scholars Program Chair Professor in 2014. Prof. Xu are serving as execution/guest editors and editorial boards of 11 international journals and serve as monograph editor of three international English books. His research interests cover membranes and the related processes for energy applications.

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Dr. Yingjie Zhang
Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), China

Dr. Yingjie Zhang is a Professor in the Faculty of Metallurgical and Energy Engineering at Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST) and also the President of KUST. Dr. Zhang received her B.S. and M.S. in Electrochemical Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology in 1984 and 1987, respectively. She received her Ph.D. in Nonferrous Metallurgy from KUST in 1999. During 1997 and 1998, Dr. Zhang worked as a Senior Visiting Scholar at University of Manchester, UK. The research interests of Prof. Zhang include Electrochemical Energy, Electrochemical Corrosion and Protection, and Electrochemical environmental protection. Dr. Zhang has been fully active in both theoretical and innovative technology research in the field of applied Electrochemistry since 1987. She has led over 30 Chinese national / provincial-level S&T projects in advanced materials development for energy storage and conversation.
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  Dr. Zhang’s invention titled “Clean Production Technology and Application of Composite Electroplating of Zinc-Iron-Silicon” has been successfully manufactured for commercialization by some high-tech enterprises, such as Kunming Yunnei Power Co., Ltd., and awarded First Prize for Technological Invention by China Non-Ferrous Metals Industry Association in 2013. Dr. Zhang is also a three-time Recipient of the Second Prize of National Exhibition of Invention. She has been conferred State Council Expert for Special Allowance and Yunnan Provincial Outstanding Professional and Technical Personnel, as well as other honors & awards, in recognition of her performance in the field of applied electrochemistry.

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Dr. Wu Xu
Energy Processes and Materials Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), USA

Dr. Wu Xu is currently a Senior Research Scientist in the Electrochemical Materials and Systems Group of the Energy Processes and Materials Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). He got his Ph.D. in Chemistry in early 2000 from National University of Singapore. After that, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow/Faculty Research Associate in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Arizona State University. Before joining PNNL in April 2008, he was a Senior Scientist in the Electrolyte Business Group of Ferro Corporation in Ohio for four years. Dr. Xu’s research interests include the development of materials (electrolytes and electrodes) for various energy storage systems and the investigation of electrode/electrolyte interphases.
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  He has published about 100 papers in peer reviewed professional journals, 5 book chapters and holds 20 U.S. patents granted with other 14 patents pending. Dr. Xu was also a recipient of PNNL Inventor of the Year (2013), R&D 100 Ward (2012), Arizona State University Inventor of the Year (2007), Natural Science Prize of Chinese Academy of Sciences (1995), and several other awards.

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Dr. Xing-Hua Xia
Nanjing University, China

Dr. Xing-Hua Xia received his M.Sc. degree in chemistry from Xiamen University, China, in 1989 and Ph.D. degree of chemistry in 1996 from the University of Bonn, Germany. During the following five years, he worked at the Universität der Bundeswehr München, at the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society in Berlin, Germany and the Debye Institute of the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, performing postdoctoral studies. Since 2001, he has been a Professor at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, China. He was awarded as the National Science Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars (2001) and Changjiang Chair Professor from the MOE of China (2009).
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  His research activities were awarded the first class prize of Natural Science Researches from the Ministry of Education of China (2011). He is now an Editor of Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry and Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports, Talanta and a few Chinese chemical journals. The current research activities of his group are focused on interfacial behaviors of biomolecules and biosensors, LSPR based surface enhanced spectroscopies, bioinspired electrocatalysts, biorecognition and reaction kinetics of biomolecules within confined nanospaces.

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Dr. Quan Li
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Dr. Quan Li received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University in 2001. She joined the Physics department, the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2002 as an assistant professor, and was promoted to associate professor and full professor in 2007 and 2011, respectively. Her research concentrates on fabrication and ordered assembly of low-dimensional functional nanostructured materials; local microstructure/electronic structure characterization, and property measurements of the low dimensional nanostructured materials; and nanomaterial applications in energy and bio-sensing. She has over 200 publications and an H-index of 41.



Dr. Jun Lu
Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Dr. Jun Lu is a Chemist at Argonne National Laboratory. Dr. Lu earned his Bachelor Degree in Chemistry Physics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2000. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Metallurgical Engineering at University of Utah in 2009 with a major research on metal hydrides for reversible hydrogen storage application. He is the awardee of the first DOE-EERE postdoctoral fellow under Vehicles Technology Program from 2011-2013. At present, his research interests focus on the electrochemical energy storage and conversion technology, with main focus on advanced Li-ion battery technology. Dr. Lu has authored/co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed research articles, including Chem. Rew.; Nature Commun.; JACS; Nature Reviews Materials etc., and has filed over dozen patents and patent applications.



Dr. Jinlong Gong
Tianjin University, China

Dr. Jinlong Gong is a Pei -Yang Professor in chemical engineering at Tianjin University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). Dr. Gong received both his B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering from Tianjin University, and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. After a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University, he joined the faculty of Tianjin University. He was also a visiting scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 2007. His research interests include catalytic conversions of green energy, novel utilizations of carbon oxides, and synthesis and applications of nanostructured materials. He has published more than 150 papers in peer-refereed journals and been listed as a co-inventor on 45 patents and applications.
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  Dr. Gong has served on the editorial boards for several journals including Chemical Society Reviews, Chemical Science, and AIChE Journal. He has also served as an executive editor for Chemical Engineering Science, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy and Renewable Energy. He received a number of prestigious awards including NSFC Outstanding Young Investigator Award and Te-Pan Hou Chemical Engineering Innovation Award.

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Dr. Yanglong Hou
Peking University (PKU), China

Dr. Yanglong Hou is a Changjiang Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Peking University (PKU). He received his M. S. degree (in Applied Chemistry) in 1998 and Ph.D. degree (in Materials Science) in 2000, respectively, from Harbin Institute of Technology. He accepted a postdoctoral fellowship from Peking University, and two years later became JSPS foreign special researcher at the University of Tokyo and postdoctoral research associate at Brown University. In December 2007, Dr. Hou jointed College of Engineering at PKU, where he was appointed as tenure-track Professor. Dr Hou’s current research focuses on the design and chemical synthesis of functional nanoparticles and graphene, and their biomedical and energy-related applications.
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  Dr. Hou has co-authored over 100 refereed journal papers, 30 conference and invited presentations, 6 book chapters, and held about 11 issued/applied patents. Dr. Hou is an adjunct Professor of Harbin Insitute of Technology and Xiamen University, China. He has received several international and national awards, including JSPS fellow in 2003, Outstanding Young Investigator of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) in 2011, the CCS-RSC Young Chemist Award in 2013. Professor Hou is currently an Editorial Board Member of several international journals including Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), Rare Metals, and Advance in Chemistry, etc.

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Dr. Xiaoming Sun
Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China

Dr. Xiaoming Sun is a Professor at Beijing University of Chemical Technology. Dr. Sun received his BS and PhD in Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University in 2000 and 2005, respectively. After his PhD, he carried out two years of post-doctoral work at Stanford University. His research interests focus on controlled synthesis, and assembly of functional inorganic nanomaterials for energy storage and conversion. He has published more than 70 research papers as the first author or corresponding author in journals including J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater., Chem. Eur. J., etc.
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  These publications have been cited more than 4600 times in total. Prof. Sun has applied for 12 domestic patents (China) with 6 of them granted; and 2 international patents with 1 awarded. He was elected one of the winners for “100 Excellent Doctoral Dissertations in China (2007)”, and the “Program for New Century Excellent Talents in Universities (2008)”. In 2011 he was elected by National Science Foundation of China as the Distinguished Young Scholar.

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Dr. George Zheng Chen
The University of Nottingham, UK

Dr. George Zheng Chen (CChem, FRSC, FRSA, FIMMM) received his Teaching Diploma (Jiujiang Teacher Training College, now Jiujiang University) in 1981, MSc (Fujian Normal University) in 1985, and PhD (University of London) and DIC (Diploma of Imperial College) in 1992. After postdoctoral research in the Universities of Oxford (1992) and Leeds (1994), he moved to the University of Cambridge (1996), taking up positions of Senior Research Associate (1998), and Assistant Director of Research (2001). In Cambridge, he was awarded the Schlumberger Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship (2000) and elected to Official Fellow (2003) of Darwin College. He joined the University of Nottingham as Reader in 2003, and was promoted to Professor in 2009. He was also specially invited professor University of Mediterranee (2007) and Wuhan University (2000-2010), and is currently a senior academic visitor of Fudan University (2014-2016).
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  He has undertaken various research projects funded by e.g. the EPSRC, Royal Society, MoST (China), MoSTI (Malaysia), E.ON and Ningbo Municipal Government, with the outputs being either documented in over 550 of journal, conference and patent publications, or developed by the industry (e.g. The FFC Cambridge Process by Metalysis, and Supercapattery by E.ON). He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the TMS Reactive Metals Technology Award (2001, 2004), the Royal Society Brian Mercer Feasibility Award (2007), the E.ON International Research Award (2008), the Inman Medal (2014) and Zhejiang Province 1000 Talent Plan Innovative Expert (2015). His h-index is 47 as reported by Web of Science, and 54 by Google Scholar on 04 April 2016.

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Dr. Gu Xu
McMaster University, Canada

Dr. Gu Xu is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Department at McMaster University, Canada. Dr. Xu received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from University of Pittsburgh, USA in 1987, and his Doc Eng Sci in Materials Science and Engineering from Columbia University, USA, in 1989. He then worked as a postdoc from 1989-1991, and became an Assistant Professor in 1991, Associate Professor in 1996 and Full Professor in 2002, all at McMaster University, Canada.He was elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (加拿大工程院院士) in 2015. Dr. Xu’s research is focused on Polymer Fuel Cells, Nanostructures and Organic Opto-electronics. Dr. Xu is an author and co-author of over 100 refereed-journals (e.g. Science, Advanced Materials, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Phys. Rev. Lett., Adv. Fun. Mat., etc.).
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  His team discovered the origin of the mysterious bi-stability, found in both organic light emitting devices and organic memory devices, in addition to the organic light emitting device degradation mechanism, involving the origin of dark spots as well as intrinsic mode, which led to the lifetime improvement to reach the commercialization threshold. (OLED award, 2000). His team also offered the first conclusive evidence of hydrogen saturation in carbon nanotubes, targeted towards automobile fuel cells. He also serves as an Editorial Board Member for Crystals, and Open Fuel Cells Journal (2011-).

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Dr. Dihua Wang
Wuhan University, China

Prof. Dr. Dihua Wang received his BS (1991) and MS (1994) degrees in Environmental Chemistry, and PhD (1998) in Electrochemistry at Wuhan University, China. He spent half year at the University of Nottingham as a visiting scholar in 2004 and more than two years at MIT as a visiting scientist during 2006-2009. He is currently the Chutian chair professor of Environmental Science and Technology and the director of Materials and Environmental Electrochemistry Laboratory (MEEL) and the Director of the International Cooperative Base for Sustainable Resource and Energy of Hubei Province. His research focuses on green electrochemical technologies for sustainable resources and energy.
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  He is one of the leading scientists at his age in high temperature molten salt electrochemistry in the world. He is an author/co-author ofmore than 140 peer-reviewed papers and holds 18 patents. He won the outstanding youth foundation of National Natural Science Foundation of China in 2013 and was selected as a Youth Science and Technology Innovation Leader by Ministry of Science and Technology of China in 2015 and was awarded the Special Allowance of State-Council of China in 2016. He is an active member of ECS, ISE, RSC, ACS, TMS and CSE, CSCP, CSM.

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