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Board Committee Members - Rising Stars

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

 



Dr. Shuhui Sun
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Canada

Dr. Shuhui Sun is the review editor of Frontiers in Energy Storage, the editor board member of Journal of Nanotechnology, and ISRN Nanomaterials, the Director of Publication Division of The International Academy of Electrochemical Energy Science (IAOEES), the active member of ISE, ECS, CSC, CQMF, Plasma Quebec, and UNESCO Chair MATECSS, as well as a Full Member of the Sigma Xi Society.
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  Dr. Sun received his Ph.D from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2004, and continued his research at INRS and the University of Western Ontario, Canada, where he was responsible for developing novel nanomaterials for clean energy in NSERC-GM sponsored Canadian Research Chair projects. Dr. Sun is now an Assistant Professor at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), center for Energy, Materials, and Telecommunications, University of Quebec, Canada. His current research interests focus on the development of multi-functional nanomaterials for electrochemical energy and environmental applications. His major expertise areas are the controlled synthesis of various nanomaterials, including graphene, doped-graphene, carbon nanotubes, metal and metal oxide nanostructures, and nanocomposites, as well as their applications in H2/O2 fuel cells, methanol fuel cells, formic acid fuel cells, supercapacitors, and waste water treatment. Dr. Sun has published many scientific papers in the world leading journals, such as Angew, Chem. Int. Ed., Scientific Reports, Advanced Materials, etc. He has received a series of prestigious academic awards, such as Quebec Merit Scholarship, Alexander Graham Bell Canada Fellowship, ISE Travel Award for Young Electrochemists, and Governor General's Gold Medal (Canada).

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Dr. Ruizhi Yang
Soochow University, China

Dr. Ruizhi Yang is a professor at the College of Physics, Optoelectronics and Energy in Soochow University. Dr. Yang received her Ph.D degree in Material Science and Engineering from Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 2005. Dr. Yang worked as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Dalhousie University,Canada, from 2005 to 2008, and as a Research Associate in Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory,USA, from 2008 to 2011...
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  Dr. Yang’s research has been focused on advanced materials for electrochemical energy storage and conversion, and fundamental understanding of electrocatalysis in fuel cells and Lithium-air batteries. She is also interested in the structural dynamics of materials in electrocatalytic processes, and new materials design for fuel cells and lithium-air batteries at an atomic level. She has published many scientific papers in high-impacting peer-reviewed journals, contributed book chapter, and held many Chinese and US patents on materials for energy conversion and storage devices. She received the Electrochemistry Award for Young Talent, China in 2013.

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Dr. Yixuan Wang
Albany State University, United States

Dr. Yixuan Wang is an Associate Professor in the College of Science and Health Professions at Albany State University (Georgia, USA). He earned his Ph. D in Theoretical Chemistry from Shandong University (China) in 1994. He completed postdoctoral training at Max-Planck Institute for Physics of Complex System, and Munich University in Germany. Prior to joining Albany State University in 2005, Dr. Wang worked as Associate Scientist at Texas A&M University (2004-2005), Research Assistant Professor at University of South Carolina (2000-2004)...
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  and Associate Professor in Shandong University (1994-1997). Dr. Wang has published 80 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has co-edited one book “Lithium-ion Battery: Solid Electrolyte Interphase”, Imperial College Press, 2004, and contributed to 5 book chapters. Dr. Wang’s expertise is Computational/Theoretical chemistry with recent focus on molecular design of nano-materials, noncovalent interactions of bio-nano systems, and molecular modeling and simulations of advanced power sources. Dr. Wang has served as a peer reviewer for more than 30 international journals like J. Phys. Chem., J. Chem. Phys., Chem. Phys. Lett., etc. As a PI, Dr. Wang’s research is supported by NIH, NSF, ARAA project, and ACS PRF with more than one and half million dollars. Dr. Wang’s major awards include 2009 Research of the Year at Albany State University (2009), National Natural Science Award (State Council of China, 1997), and Science and Technology Promotion Award (Ministry of Education, China, 1996).

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Dr. Gang Wu
Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States

Dr. Gang Wu currently is a Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) since May 2010. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2004 from the Harbin Institute of Technology, concentrating on electrocatalysis for electrochemical energy conversion. After postdoctoral trainings at Tsinghua University (2004-2006), the University of South Carolina (2006-2008), and LANL (2008-2010), he became a permanent staff scientist at LANL. His research focuses on development of nanostructured functional materials and catalysts...
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  for batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, water splitting, and electrochemical sensors. To date, he has authored and coauthored more than 90 scientific publications in prestigious journals including Science, Adv. Mater., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., ACS Nano, Energy Environ. Sci., Acc. Chem. Res., Adv. Energy Mater., and so on. He is the author of 4 book chapters and holds 6 issued and pending patent applications. The novel non-precious metal oxygen-reduction catalysts, developed by Dr. Wu and his co-workers at LANL, have been internationally recognized as a breakthrough in metal-air batteries and low-temperature fuel cells, opening an avenue to use inexpensive and earth-abundant materials to replace precious metals for sustainable energy technologies.

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Dr. Yu-Guo Guo
Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr. Yu-Guo Guo completed his PhD at the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) before moving to the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, German as a guest and then a staff scientist. He returned to China in 2007 to take up a full Professor position at IC-CAS. His research focuses on electrochemical energy storage with batteries (e.g., Li-ion and Li-S batteries), ion/electron storage and transport in nanoscaled systems, as well as kinetics and thermodynamics of nanostructured energy materials. He has published >140 papers in peer-reviewed SCI journals, including Nat. Mater., Acc. Chem. Res., JACS, Angew. Chem., and Adv. Mater. These papers have been cited more than 7000 times by other researchers, and he currently has an H-factor of 42.
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  He has filed 8 PCT patents and 36 China patents in the field of energy materials and batteries, and founded a company. He serves as an Editorial Board Member of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Nano Research, and ChemElectroChem. He has received several awards including the 13th National Award for Youth in Science and Technology (2013), the Distinguished Young Chemist Award 2013 in Physical Chemistry of the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS), the IUPAC Prof. Jiang Novel Materials Youth Prize (2013), the Distinguished Young Scholars of NSFC (2012), the National Geographic Emerging Explorers (2012), the MIT Technology Review’s TR35 Award (2011), and the Gold Medal of SCOPUS Seeking Future Star of Science Award (2009).

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Dr. Yujie Xiong
University of Science and Technology of China, China

Dr. Yujie Xiong is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and a Principal Investigator of the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale. His research interests include synthesis, fabrication and assembly of inorganic materials for energy and environmental applications (including electrochemical approach). He received a B.S. degree in chemical physics in 2000 and a Ph.D. degree in inorganic chemistry in 2004, both from the USTC. From 2004 to 2009, he worked as a Research Associate at the University of Washington and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, respectively.
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  Prior to joining the USTC faculty in 2011, Dr. Xiong was the Principal Scientist and Lab Manager of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NSF-NNIN) site at Washington University in St. Louis. His scientific work has been published as more than 80 papers in prestigious journals such as Science, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Chem. Soc. Rev., Adv. Mater. and Nano Lett., and cited more than 7,000 times (H-index 45). Dr. Xiong serves as an Associate Editor, Senior Editor or Editorial Board Member of 4 international journals. He has received numerous prestigious awards including the National Natural Science Award from China (Second Class, 2012), and selected to the "Recruitment Program of Global Experts" by the Chinese government and the "Hundred Talent Program" by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2011.

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Dr. Gang Chen
Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr. Gang Chen is a Professor in Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF) at Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received his B.S. degree from University of Science and Technology of China in 2000 and his Ph.D. degree in condensed matter physics from Purdue University in 2007. He was a recipient of the H. Y. Fan Award and Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship, Purdue University. He worked as a post-doctoral fellow at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) before he moved to the Materials Science Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 2011.
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  In late 2012, he joined SINAP as a full Professor on the “100-Talents” project of Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2013, he was elected as one of the Young-Thousand-Talents through the Recruitment Program of Global Experts. Dr. Chen has a broad spectrum of research expertise in spectroscopic techniques including Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Raman spectroscopy, Soft X-ray Resonant Inelastic Scattering, X-ray Scattering and Diffraction, X-ray absorption, etc. He has published peer-reviewed papers in top journals of physics and chemistry, including Phys. Rev. Lett. and Angew. Chem. Currently, his research is focus on applying synchrotron-based X-ray scattering and spectroscopic techniques in green energy materials, including Li-ion Batteries and solar cells.

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Dr. Dai-Bin Kuang
Sun Yat-sen University, China

Dr. Dai-Bin Kuang is a Professor in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU). Dr. Kuang received his PhD degree from Sun Yat-sen University (China) in 2003. Dr. Kuang worked at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Germany) from 2003-2004 and also at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) from 2004-2008 as postdoctoral researcher.
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  In 2008, he became a Professor in Sun Yat-sen University. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications with more than 4000 citations. His current research interest is in the field of new energy materials, focusing on the design and synthesis of functional nanostructured materials and their applications in dye-sensitized solar cells, quantum dot-sensitized solar cells, perovskite solar cells, photocatalysis, water splitting and photoelectrochemical cells.

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Dr. Deli Wang
Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China

Dr. Deli Wang is a professor in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST). She has been selected as the Most Promising Young Scientist by the Chinese National 1000 youth talent plan and the MOE New Century Excellent Talent. Dr. Wang received her Ph.D from Wuhan University in 2008. After graduated, she joined in Nanyang Technological University working as a research fellow for one year.
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  She moved to Cornell University in 2009, joined in Energy Materials Center at Cornell (EMC2) as a postdoctoral associate for three years. At the end of 2012, she came back to China and joined in HUST. Her research interests mainly focused on nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage. She has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal papers, including Nature Materials, JACS, etc.

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Dr. Gang Liu
Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr. Gang Liu is a Professor of Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science (SYNL), Institute of Metal Research (IMR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Dr. Liu received his Bachelor degree in Materials Physics in Jilin University in 2003. He obtained his PhD degree in IMR, CAS in 2009 under the supervision of Professor Hui-Ming Cheng and Professor Gao Qing Max Lu.
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  During his Ph. D study, he worked at Prof. G. Q. Max Lu’s laboratory for 1.5 years in Australia. He was the recipient of the T.S. Kê RESEARCH FELLOPSHIP founded by SYNL, IMR, CAS. His current main research interest is to develop photocatalytic materials to utilize solar energy for clean environment and renewable energy.

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Dr. Lin Gu
Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr. Lin Gu is the Vice-Director and a Professor of the Beijing Laboratory of Electron Microscopy at the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He obtained his B.E in 2002 at the Tsinghua University, China, and received his Ph.D in 2005 from the Arizona State University, USA. During the period at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in 2006-2009, he first demonstrated valence electron energy-filtered scanning transmission electron microscopy (vEFSTEM) using the Mandoline filter. After that, he did pioneering work on annular-bright-field (ABF) imaging of lithium ions at atomic resolution using aberration-corrected microscopy in 2009-2010 at Tohoku University.
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  He was conferred “Hundred Talents” title from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2010; and became director of the sub-angstrom structural analysis platform in Zhongguancun, Beijing. His recent research activity concentrates mainly on in situ investigation of structure and electronic structure of strongly-correlated systems and energy-storage materials at atomic scale. He has published more than 120 papers with citations more than 2000 times. He serves as Associate Editor of the Materials Express, an ASP journal from 2010, and a Standing Committee Member of the Chinese Microscopy Society from 2012. He has been awarded the IMC16/IFSM Young Scientists Award (2006); Hundred Talents title from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2010); Young Investigator Award from IMLB (2012); “Lu Jia-Xi” Young Talents Award from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2013); and Outstanding Science and Technology Achievements Prize of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2013).

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Dr. Tierui Zhang
Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr. Tierui Zhang is a full Professor in Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry (TIPC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He received his B.S. in Chemistry in 1998, and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 2003 from Jilin University. He did his postdoctoral study in Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (2003-2004), University of Alberta (2004-2005), University of Arkansas (2005-2007) and University of California-Riverside (2007-2009), respectively. His research activity focuses on the controlled synthesis, assembly and (photo) catalytic applications of nanomaterials.
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  He has published more than 77 peer-reviewed journal articles. These publications have earned him to date over 2200 citations with H-index 23. Dr. Zhang also serves as an Editorial Board Member for peer-reviewed journals including Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing), Open Journal of Physical Chemistry, and Nanoscience & Nanotechnology-AISA. He is the recipient of a number of awards including Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (2003), “Hundred Talents Program” Scholars of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2010), the 2nd Searching for Young Science Star, Silver Award in the Field of Material Science (2010), “Young Talents” of the Organization Department of the Central Committee (2012), “Excellent Young Scholars” of the National Science Fund (2013), and “Hundred Talents Program” Terminal Evaluation-Outstanding (2014).

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Dr. Weichao Wang
Nankai University, China

Dr. Weichao Wang is a Professor in the School of Electronic and Optical Engineering at Nankai University. Dr. Wang received his B.S. and M.Sc. in Physics from Henan Normal University and the Chinese Academy of Science in 2002 and 2005, respectively, and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2011. After graduation, Dr. Wang moved to Nanostellar Inc., located in Redwood City in Silicon Valley area. The last stop before Dr. Wang returned back to China was Alpha Omega Semiconductor Inc. in Hillsboro in Portland.
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  From 2012 to now, Dr. Wang serves as an adjunct Professor in the University of Texas at Dallas. In 2013, Dr. Wang was selected in the Global Youth Talent Program in national and city levels. His research focuses on design metal oxides to clean NOx pollutant and reduce/oxidize oxygen (ORR & OER) through combining First-principles calculation and experiment. To date, Dr. Wang has published more than 30 scientific peer-reviewed papers, one book chapter, and over 20 oral presentations/posters.

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Dr. Yan Yu
University of Science and Technology of China, China

Dr. Yan Yu is currently a Professor at Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). She received her Ph.D. degree in Material Science & Engineering from USTC in 2006, after which she worked as a postdoctoral in Florida International University until 2008. She got the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in 2008 and worked in Max-Planck-Institute for solid state research (Stuttgart, Germany).
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  She got “Young Thousand Talented Program” award from Chinese Government in 2011. Her research interests include Li-ion batteries, Sodium-ion batteries, solid state ionic and nanomaterial. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers on Adv. Mater., Nano Lett., JACS, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., ACS Nano, etc.

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Dr. Yixin Zhao
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Dr. Yixin Zhao holds a Professor position at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and his research interest is in photoelectrochemical energy conversion and photocatalytic nanomaterials for environmental remediation. He received his B.S and M.S degree in Chemistry from Shanghai Jiao Tong University at China in 2002 and 2005, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D from Case Western Reserve University in 2010 and worked on nanomaterials for energy conversion.
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  After receiving his Ph.D, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Pennsylvania State University, where he worked with Professor Thomas E. Mallouk on solar energy conversion. Later he carried out his second term postdoctoral research at National Renewable Energy Laboratory on high efficiency dye sensitized solar cell, organmetal halide perovskite solar cell and photoelectrochemical water splitting cell. Dr. Zhao has published peer-reviewed papers at Chem. Rev., PNAS, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Energy Environ. Sci., Adv. Mat., Chem. Mater., Small, etc.

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Dr. Yuanjian Zhang
Southeast University, China

Dr. Yuanjian Zhang is currently a Professor in School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Southeast University (SEU), under the Chinese National Recruitment Program of Global Youth Experts. Dr. Zhang received his B.Sc from Nanjing University (NJU) in 1998 and his Ph.D in Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CIAC) under Prof. Li Niu in 2007. After that, he joined Prof. Markus Antonietti’s group at Max-Plank Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPI-KG, Germany) as a postdoctoral researcher.
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  From October 2009, he moved to International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS, Japan) as a researcher. His research interests include but not limit to electrochemistry, materials chemistry (especially that of carbon-rich materials), and photocatalysis & photoelectrochemistry for green energy. Dr. Zhang is an author and co-author of over 60 refereed-journals (e.g. J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem., Energy & Environmental Science, Nature Communications, and Advanced Materials).

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Dr. Yong-Sheng Hu
Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr. Yong-Sheng Hu is a Professor at the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOP-CAS). Dr. Hu obtained his Ph.D at IOP-CAS with Professor Liquan Chen in 2004, and then moved to Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physical Chemistry of Prof. Joachim Maier. After a short stay at Prof. Eric McFarland’s group in the University of California at Santa Barbara, he joined IOP-CAS in 2008 and is currently working on advanced materials and technologies for high-energy density batteries (e.g., Li-S batteries) and long-life grid-scale stationary batteries (e.g., sodium-ion batteries).
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  Dr. Hu has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals including Nature Mater., Nature Commun., Adv. Mater., Adv. Energy Mater., Adv. Funct. Mater., Energy & Environ. Sci., Nano Lett., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., JACS, etc., which have been cited over 5000 times according to ISI web of science with an H-index of 36. He also owns more than 30 patents in electrode and electrolyte materials for high-performance sodium- (lithium-) batteries. He has received a number of awards including The Excellent Award for “One Hundred Talent Project” of CAS (2014), The Chinese Electrochemistry Youth Award (2013), The Chinese Ceramic Society Youth Award (2013), and The Fourth SCOPUS Young Researcher Award (2012). Recently, he was ranked as “The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014” in Materials Science from Thomson Reuters.

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Dr. Fangyi Cheng
Nankai University, China

Dr. Fangyi Cheng is a Professor in the college of Chemistry at Nankai University. Dr. Cheng received his PhD from Nankai University in 2009. His research interests are focused on developing functional materials for energy-related applications such as oxygen electrocatalysis, rechargeable batteries, and hydrogen storage. Dr. Cheng has coauthored two English book chapters and published over 80 scientific papers in peer-review journals, including Nature Chem., Chem. Soc. Rev., Acc. Chem. Res., Angew. Chem., JACS, and Adv. Mater., etc.
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  His publications have received over 3500 SCI citations to date, earning him an H-index of 31 based on Web of Science. He is a recipient of the Grant for Excellent Young Scholars (NSFC, 2013), New Century Excellent Talents Project (MOE), and the National Natural Science Award (2nd Class Prize). Dr. Cheng is an active member of the American Chemical Society, the Chinese Chemical Society, and several other societies.

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Dr. Jian Chen
Zhejiang University, China

Dr. Jian Chen is a Professor in the Department of Control Science and Engineering at Zhejiang University. His current research interests include fuel cell modeling and control, battery management systems, fuel cell/battery hybrid systems. Dr. Chen received his B.E. degree in Testing Technology and Instrumentation, his M.E. degree in Control Science and Engineering, both from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 1998 and 2001, respectively, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University, South Carolina, USA in 2005.
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  From 2006 to 2008, he worked as a research fellow on fuel cell modeling and control at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to joining the faculty at Zhejiang University in 2013, he worked on fuel cell back power systems and the National Fuel Cell Bus Program at IdaTech LLC and Proterra INC., respectively.

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Dr. Shubin Yang
Beihang University, China

Dr. Shubin Yang is a Professor of energy storage and conversion at Beihang University, Beijing, China. Dr. Yang received his Ph.D degree in Material Science and Engineering at Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Cjina, in 2008. Then, he worked as a Post-doctoral fellow in Prof. Klaus Müllen group at Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany, during 2008-2011. And then he joined Prof. Pulickel M. Ajayan group at Rice University, USA, during 2011-2014.
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  Dr. Yang’s research is focused on advanced nanostructured materials for energy storage and conversions including lithium ion batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells. Dr. Yang is an author and co-author of over 40 refereed-journals (e.g. Nature Communications, Adv. Mater., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem., Adv. Fun. Mat., Sci. Rep.). He holds four US patents. Dr. Yang received the Youth “Chinese National Thousand Talents Program” in 2013.

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Dr. Zuofeng Chen
Tongji University, China

Dr. Zuofeng Chen is a full Professor in Chemistry Department of Tongji University. He got his Ph. D. at the University of Hong Kong in 2009 and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. Up to date, he has authored 60 research articles with more than 1000 citations and 3 patents.
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  He was awarded “Postdoctoral Research Excellence” by UNC-Chapel Hill in 2011-2012 and is the winner of the “Thousand Young Talents Plan” by Chinese government in 2013. His current research focus is on the new energy materials and the catalysis of water splitting and carbon dioxide reduction in solar fuels production.

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Dr. Hui Wu
Tsinghua University, China

Dr. Hui Wu is a Chinese Young Scholars in 1000 Talents Program of Chinese Government, and an Associate Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Tsinghua University, China. He received his B.S degree in polymer science in 2004, and his Ph.D degree in materials science in 2009 from Tsinghua University, respectively. His Ph.D research has a focus on the chemical synthesis and physical properties of functional polymer and ceramic nanofibers.
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  After that, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University. In 2012, he became an Associate Professor in School of Materials Science and Engineering at TsinghuaUniversity. His research interests include applications of nanomaterials for energy storage, photovotalics, optoelectronics and flexible electronics. Dr. Wu is an author and co-author of over 60 refereed-journals (e.g. Nature Chemistry, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, J. Am. Chem. Soc.). Dr. Wu received several awards such as TR35 (2014), 1000 Talents Program for Young Scholars (2013) and National Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award (2011).

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Dr. Siqi Shi
Shanghai University, China

Dr. Siqi Shi obtained his B.S. from Jiangxi Normal University in 1998, and his Ph.D. from Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2004. After that, he joined the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology of Japan and Brown University of USA as a senior research associate until joining Shanghai University as a Professor in early 2013.
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  His research interests include materials for high energy density lithium batteries and fundamental understanding on transport, storage, and reaction of ions in solids.

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Dr. Feng Hong
Donghua University, China

Dr. Feng Hong is a Professor, Ph.D. Supervisor and Scientific competency Leader at the College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, as well as the Director of China-Sweden Associated Collaboration Laboratory, Donghua University, China. He received his Ph.D in 1998, and then went to Sweden for his postdoctoral research at the Lund Institute of Technology/Lund University and worked at Karlstad University from 1999-2003. His research interests include biomaterials, electrochemical energy nanomaterials and fuel cells. Dr. Hong has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and proceedings, such as Chem. Soc. Rev., J. Mater. Chem., Bioresour. Technol., Inter. J. Hydr. Energy, Carbohydr. Poly, etc. He has submitted more than 60 PCT/China patent applications and 30 patents have been authorized.
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  Prof. Hong is a research proposal referee for several programs hosted by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and International Cooperation Funding of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China. Dr. Hong serves as a Trustee in the Shanghai Society for Biotechnology, a Commissioner of Biochemical Engineering in Shanghai Society for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, a Consultant of Bio-industry Association of Guangdong Province, as well as an Editorial Board Members and Reviewers for more than 20 peer-reviewed international journals. He was awarded honors of “New Century Excellent Talents in University” by the Ministry of Education of China and “High Level Innovative Talents of Jiangsu” by the Government of Jiangsu Province.

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Dr. Xifei Li
Tianjin Normal University, China

Dr. Xifei Li is currently a full professor and associate dean of College of Physics and Materials Science, executive director of Energy & Materials Engineering Centre at Tianjin Normal University. Dr. Li received his B.Sc in Applied Chemistry at Harbin Institute of Technology, China, in 2001, and obtained his M.Sc in Non-ferrous Metallurgy at General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals of China in 2004. He obtained his Ph.D in Electronics Science and Technology at Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, in 2008, followed by working as a postdoctoral fellow at Florida International University and the University of Western Ontario from 2008 to 2013.
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  His current research interests are focused on the controllable design and synthesis of low dimensional nanomaterials as well as their applications in lithium (sodium) ion batteries, supercapacitors, and metal-air batteries. He has authored and co-authored over 110 refereed journal articles, including Nat. Commun., Adv. Energy Mater., Adv. Function. Mater., Energy Environ. Sci., Nano Energy, etc. His papers have been cited 3000 times with an H-index of 30. Some of the research results have been selected as hot papers, journal covers and frontispiece. He has published two book chapters and filed 13 patents.

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Dr. Liang Li
Soochow University, China

Dr. Liang Li received his Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Solid State Physics (ISSP), Chinese Academy of Sciences and won the Excellent President Scholarship in 2006. From 2007-2012, he worked in National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, National Institute for Materials Sciences (NIMS), Japan, and the University of Western Ontario (UWO), Canada.
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  Since Aug. 2012, Dr. Li is a full professor in School of Physical Science and Technology, Soochow University in China. Li’s research group focuses mainly on the controlled synthesis, novel physical properties and energy conversion devices of low-dimensional nanomaterials.
Dr. Li was awarded as 1000 Youth Talents Plan (千青) and Excellent Youth Foundation (优青) in 2014, respectively. 110 papers have been published, which have generated over 4500 citations. The H-index is 37.

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Dr. Shun Wang
Wenzhou Univesity, China

Dr. Shun Wang is a Distinguished Professor of Wenzhou University, a Vice-Director of the Zhejiang Carbon Materials Technology Research Key Laboratory and Wenzhou Advanced Nanomaterials Research Center, a Director of Zhejiang key subject in Chemisty, a Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Wenzhou Univesity, and a committee member of Chinese Society of Electrochemistry. Dr. Wang’s research interests include the synthesis of electrochemical nanomaterials and their applications in fuel cells, supercapacitors and sensors.
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  He received his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering at China University of Mining and Technology. He spent one-year as a visiting fellow at Peking University, and a one-year as a visiting scholar at University of Windsor, Canada. He has published >60 papers in peer-reviewed SCI journals, including JACS, Adv. Energy Mater., Nanoscale, ACS Appl. Mater. Interf., Biosen. Bioeletron., et al. Dr. Wang’s research has been highlighted in Nature China. He has filed 13 patents in the field of eletrochemical materials. He serves as a reviewer for a number of journals such as JACS, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. and J. Phys. Chem.

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Dr. Xianxia Yuan
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Dr. Xianxia Yuan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China. She received her B.S. degree and M.S. degree in Electrochemistry from Harbin Engineering University in 1996 and 1999, respectively. She received her Ph.D. degree in Material Physics and Chemistry from Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academics of Sciences in 2002.
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  Then, she joined SJTU till present. From October 2008 to October 2009, Dr. Yuan was a Visiting Scholar in the Electrochemical Engine Center at the Pennsylvania State University, USA. Dr. Yuan has published about 100 peer-reviewed journal papers, 10 patents, 1 book and 2 book chapters, her research interest is now focused on low temperature fuel cells, lithium-air batteries, lithium-ion batteries and hydrogen storage materials. Dr. Yuan is an active member of the Electrochemical Society and the International Society of Electrochemistry.

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Dr. Shuangyin Wang
Hunan University, China

Dr. Shuangyin Wang is a Professor of Chemistry, Hunan University, China. Prof. Wang has been awarded as one of the Most Prospective Young Scientists by the Chinese Young 1000 Talents Programme. Prof. Wang received his Bachelor degree at Zhejiang University in 2006 and his Ph.D. from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2010, respectively. He completed his postdoctoral training in Case Western Reserve University (June 2010-October 2011) and the University of Texas at Austin (November 2011-May 2012). And then he joined the University of Manchester, UK as a Marie Curie International Fellow in the Condensed Matters Physics group (Professor Kostya Novoselov).
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  In 2013, Prof. Wang was moved to Hunan University to start-up a new electrochemical energy group. His current research interests include synthesis and applications of carbon-based nanocomposites for electrochemical energy devices including fuel cells, supercapacitors, redox flow batteries and lithium-sulfur batteries. Prof. Wang has published many peer-reviewed papers in high-impacting journals such as ACS Nano, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., J. Am. Chem. Soc., J. Phys. Chem. Letters, Langmuir, Chem. Commun., and J. Phys. Chem. C..

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Dr. Jun Chen
University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Dr. Jun Chen is currently a full professor and the associate dean of School of Metallurgical and Ecological Engineering at University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China. He received his B.Sc in Materials Science and Technology at Hefei University of Technology, China, in 2001, and obtained his Ph.D in Metallurgical Physical Chemistry at USTB, China, in 2007. Then he got a lecture position at USTB. In 2008-2009, he was financially supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship to research in the field of electrical ceramics at TU-Darmstadt, Germany.
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  He got awards of the National Science Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars of China (2014), and National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of China (2009). His current research interests are crystal structure and correlated physical or chemical properties of inorganic electrical and energy materials, negative/zero thermal expansion, and chemistry of materials. He has published many journal papers in high-impacting journals such as J. Am. Chem. Soc., Phys. Rev. Lett., Chem. Mater, etc.), and 5 patents.

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Dr. Xingcheng Xiao
General Motors Global Research and Development Center

Dr. Xingcheng Xiao is a Staff Research Scientist at General Motors Global Research and Development Center. Dr. Xiao received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2000. Then he worked as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at Technical University of Munich, Germany for one year. He was a research associate at Argonne National Laboratory from 2002 to 2005. He joined GM R&D center as a Senior Researcher in 2006 and was promoted to Staff Research Scientist in 2010. Dr. Xiao’s research is focused on advanced nanostructured materials for electrochemical energy storage and surface sciences.
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  Dr. Xiao is an author and co-author of over 100 refereed-journals (e.g. Advanced Materials, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Nano Letter, PRL, Adv. Fun. Mat., Adv. Eng. Mat., Energy & Environmental Science). His work has been widely reported by the media, including Nature magazine and Science Daily. He holds 27 awarded US patents and over 30 patent applications pending. Dr. Xiao is actively collaborating with Universities and National labs, and served as PI or Co-PI for several DoE, NSF, NSERC supported research projects. Dr. Xiao received various awards such as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (2000), President Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2000), Innovations That Could Change the Way We Manufacture, Society of Manufacturing Engineering (2012), and R&D 100 Award (2013).

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Dr. Zhiqiang Niu
Nankai University, China

Dr. Zhiqiang Niu is a full Professor at the college of chemistry, Nankai University. He received his PhD degree from Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and did his postdoctoral research in the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). Dr. Niu has published many peer-reviewed papers in high-impacting international journals including Advanced Materials, Energy and Environmental Science, Advanced Functional Materials, Small and so on., as well as book chapters, and co-invented 5 patents.
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  His research interests include nanocarbon materials & advanced energy storage devicesDr. Niu’s independent research at Nankai University is focused on nanocarbon materials and advanced energy storage devices.

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Dr. Aiping Yu
University of Waterloo, Canada

Dr. Aiping Yu is an Associate Professor in the department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo and the co-founder of Surfacene. Inc.. She received her Ph.D. from University of California- Riverside. Her research interests are materials development for supercapacitors, photocatalysts and nanocomposites.
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  She has published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals including on in Science, 3 book chapters, and one book. Her work has been featured by major media reports such as Nature Nanotechnology, Wall Street News, Photonics.com, and Azonano.com. She has held 9 patents and provisional patents, and 2 of her patents had been licensed to Tessera Technologies, Inc. of San Jose and Grafoid. Inc. of Ottawa. She is also the editorial board member of Scientific Report and topical editor of Electrochemical Energy Technology.

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Dr. Xing-bin Yan
Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics (LICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China

Dr. Xing-bin Yan is a full-Professor and the Deputy-Director of Laboratory of Clean Energy Chemistry and Materials at Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics (LICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He completed his B.Sc in 2000 at Department of Chemistry, Shandong University, and then obtained his Ph.D. in 2005 at LICP. After that, He worked at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) as a SMF research fellow and then worked at University of Lyon (France) as a postdoctoral researcher sponsored by Marie-Curie Incoming International Fellowship. Since 2009, he has carried out his independent research at LICP as a full professor financed by “Hundred Talent’’ program of CAS, and later as the Deputy-Director of LICP Laboratory of Clean Energy Chemistry and Materials.
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  His current research interests mainly focus on designing and fabricating novel electrode materials for high-performance electrochemical energy storage devices, especially for supercapacitors and Li-ion batteries. Up to now, he has published more than 100 SCI papers. He is also the member of the specialized committee of space materials, Chinese Society of Space Research and the youth member of the council of Chinese Society of Particuology.

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Dr. Hong Guo
Yunnan University, China

Dr. Hong Guo is a Professor in School of Chemistry Science and Engineering at Yunnan University and also a Counselor of Chinese Academy of Solid-State Ion (CSSI). He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering (2008) from the School of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Science and Technology Beijing in 2008, and obtained the nomination of national outstanding doctorate dissertation. He then joined the State Key Laboratory of Fire Science in Japan as a Visiting Scholar in Lithium Ion Battery from 2003/1 to 2004 /9. Thereafter he was appointed as an Associate Professor in electrochemistry at Qujing Normal University.
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  After he was selected as one of the most Telent Young People by The Yunnan University Talent Program, and obtained the Science and Technology Award in Yunnan province in 2010, he was promoted to be a Full Professor, then joined Yunnan University and continued his research on energy materials, environmental chemistry and catalyst chemistry, such as functional properties of nanostructural materials for electrochemical energy systems, environmental application of catalysis. Currently, Dr. Guo is leading more than 11 national and provincial level research projects, including sub-project of National key basic research development program (973 Program), National Natural Science Foundation of China, key project of Ministry of Education Science and technology. Dr. Guo has more than 70 publications in several high-impacting international journals such as Green Chem., Chem Commun. Nanoscale, J. Mater.Chem., J. Power Sources, Electrochem. Commmun., Electrochica Acta., 20 oral research presentations, and 14 Issued Chinese Patents. Dr. Guo is an active member of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) and Chinese Academy of solid-state ion (CSSI).

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Dr. Xun Zhu
Chongqing University, China

Dr. Xun Zhu is a Professor in College of Power Engineering and vice-director of Institute of Engineering Thermophysics at Chongqing University, China. Dr. Zhu is also a leading researcher in Key Laboratory of Low-grade Energy Utilization Technologies and Systems, Ministry of Education, China. Dr. Zhu received her Ph.D. in Engineering Thermophysics and M.S. degree in Thermal engineering from Chongqing University of China, and B. S. degree in Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1990. She worked as a visiting professor in Institute for Integrated Energy Systems at the University of Victoria (IESVic) from 2005 to 2007. She is the Winner of Education Ministry's New Century Excellent Talents Supporting Plan, the “Bayu” Distinguished Professor of Chongqing city and the Winner of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars.
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  She also serves as the professional committee member of the Heat and Mass Transfer branch, the multiphase flow branch and the Heat Pipe branch of the Chinese Society of Engineering Thermophysics (CSETP). She focuses her research on multiphase and multicomponent transport phenomena in fuel cells, multiphase flow and heat and mass transfer in microscale geometries involving in bio/chemical reactions, energy conversion and upgrading by microorganism, flow and heat transfer related to energy saving and emission reduction. She has chaired more than 10 research projects funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China and National Program on Key Basic Research Project of China (973 Program), etc. She authored and co-authored more than 100 papers in international journals, holds 20 Chinese patents and contributed two chapters to books published by Springer and CRC Press, respectively.

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Dr. Xin Wang
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Xin Wang received his Bachelor (1994) and Master (1997) degrees in Chemical Engineering from Zhejiang University, and Ph. D. (2002) in Chemical Engineering from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. From 2003 to 2005, he worked as a research fellow at University of California, Riverside, and concurrently, as R&D director and vice president for a startup fuel cell company listed in NASDAQ. He joined Nanyang Technological University as assistant professor in 2005 and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2010.
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  He has been working on electrocatalysis and electrochemical technology for energy harvesting. His recent research focus includes 1) electrocatalyst and electrode development for fuel cells, CO2 electro-reduction and hydrogen evolution, and 2) electrochemical reactor with co-generation of electricity and valuable chemicals. He has published more than 160 papers in refereed journals, with total citation number >5600. He also holds seven patents on novel nanomaterials for energy applications.

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Dr. Minghui Yang
Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr. Minghui Yang is a Professor of Materials Chemistry at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is a graduate of the University of Liverpool and completed his Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry under the supervision of Professor J. Paul Attfield and Professor Amparo Fuertes at University of Edinburgh in 2010. This was followed by a postdoctoral appointment in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University, working on nano-structured materials for renewable energy with Professor Francis J. DiSalvo at Energy Materials Center at Cornell (EMC2).
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  He received a China National "Thousand Youth Talents" Award for Distinguished Professorship and joined the Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy (DNL) at DICP in 2013. His research interests lie in the areas of Inorganic and materials chemistry. He is interested in inventing several new types of solid state materials with new structure, new morphology for renewable energy, including those that could lead to better photocatalysis, electrochemical energy catalysts and nanoscale electronics.

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Dr. Dongsheng Geng
Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Singapore

Dr. Dongsheng Geng is one of the most promising young scientists selected by the Thousand Youth Talents Program of Chinese government in 2015. His research interests mainly focused on advanced materials and the related electrochemical process for energy conversion and storage. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal papers (Times cited: >2000, h-index: 26), contributed one book chapter, and held one US patent. Dr. Geng is currently a research scientist at Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology, and Research, Singapore).
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  He obtained his PhD in Physical Chemistry (including Chemical Physics) from Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in July 2007. From 2007-2012, he worked in Shinshu University (Japan) as a NEDO researcher and the University of Western Ontario, Canada as a postdoctoral fellow. Since December 2012, he joined IMRE as a research scientist.

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Dr. Jun Luo
Tianjin University of Technology, China

Dr. Jun Luo is a Distinguished Professor of School of Materials Science and Engineering, the Director of Center for Electron Microscopy, and the Vice Dean of Institute for New Energy & Low-Carbon Technologies in Tianjin University of Technology. Dr. Luo is an Awardee of National Program for Thousand Young Talents of China. He obtained his B.E (2001) and Ph.D. (2006) at Tsinghua University, China. Then, he was a postdoctoral fellow in Chemistry Department of Warwick University (2006-2007) and a research fellow in Materials Department of Oxford University (2007-2011), UK. From 2011 to 2015, he worked as an Associate Professor in National Center for Electron Microscopy in Beijing, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University.
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  In 2015, he moved to Tianjin University of Technology and appointed as a full Professor. His current research interests include fabrication, structural characterization, property measurement and analysis of nanotubes, nanowires, nanoparticles, nanoporous metals, graphene, single-/few-layer MoS2, and heterostructures of nanomaterials as well as their devices for electronics, mechanics and energy conversion/storage. Dr. Luo has published many papers on Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Advanced Functional Materials, Small, etc.

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Dr. Yixiang Shi
Tsinghua University, China

Dr. Yixiang Shi is an Associate Professor in Department of Thermal Engineering at Tsinghua University. Dr. Shi obtained his B.Sc in 2003, and his Ph.D. in 2008 from Tsinghua University, respectively. His Ph.D. research is in the area of high temperature fuel cells. During 2007-2008, he worked at University of California, Irvine a jointly educated Ph.D. candidate. After obtaining his Ph.D., he worked as a postdoctoral associate researcher in Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT during 2008-2009. Dr. Shi currently serves as the Deputy Secretary of Department of Thermal Engineering at Tsinghua University, Director Assistant of Key Laboratory for Thermal Science and Power Engineering of Ministry of Education.
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  He has long engaged in the theoretical modeling and experimental characterization on the reaction and transport processes of solid oxide fuel cells, direct carbon fuel cells, direct flame fuel cells, elevated temperature pressure swing adsorption separation technologies as well as CO2 electrochemical conversion. He is the author/co-author of more than 80 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters and patents. He was awarded the “221” Basic Research Plan for Young Faculties. Tsinghua University, Beijing Higher Education Young Elite Teacher Award, Outstanding award for Youth-Teaching Contest of Tsinghua University, Excellent Doctoral Dissertation and Outstanding Ph.D. Graduation Award, as well as the Academic Youngster Scholarship of Tsinghua University.

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Dr. Yu-Wu Zhong
Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China

Dr. Yu-Wu Zhong is a Professor at the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He obtained his bachelor degree in July 1999 from Nankai University and Ph.D. in July 2004 from the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS. From September 2004 to September 2006,he did his first term of postdoctoral researcher at the University of Tokyo. From October 2006 to September 2009,He did his second term of postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University, USA. In October 2009, Dr. Yu-Wu Zhong was awarded by the 100 Talent Program of CAS and joined the Key Laboratory of Photochemistry of Institute of Chemistry, CAS, to start his independent career.
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  His research interests focus on the synthesis and study of organic and organometallic molecular materials with optoelectronic functions, with particular interest in the mixed-valence systems with cyclometalated ruthenium or triarylamines as the charge-bearing sites, preparation of metallopolymeric films via reductive or oxidative electrochemical polymerization, near-infrared electrochromism based on mix-valent materials, and multi-state molecular memory. He has published 90 peer-reviewed papers (up to June 2015) in high-impacting journals such as JACS, Angew. Chem., and Coord. Chem. Rev., etc. He currently serves as a Yong Scientist Committee member of Science China Chemistry and Chinese Chemical Letters.

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Dr. Li-Min Liu
Beijing Computational Science Research Center, China

Dr. Li-Min Liu received his PhD in Materials Science from the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 2006. During his PhD study, he visited Queen’ University of Belfast, U.K., for a year. Then he worked in Fritz-Haber-Institut (Germany), University College London (U.K.), and Princeton University. Since 2012, he takes a tenure-track position in Beijing Computational Science Research Center. He has co-authored more than 80 journal papers. He was granted “1000-plan for the young talent” and “the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars”.
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  His research interests focus on the nanocatalysts, TiO2-based photocatalysis, and aqueous water solid interfaces for the electrocatalysis and fuel cell.

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Dr. Qiao Zhang
Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, China

Dr. Qiao Zhang is a Professor in the Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM) at Soochow University since 2014. Dr. Qiao Zhang received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of California, Riverside, in 2012 and then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles. The total citation is over 3600. He has obtained several prestigious awards, including “1000 Young Talents Program” Scholar (2014), IUPAC Prizes for Young Chemists, International Union of Pure & Applied Chemistry (2013), Graduate Student Silver Award (2011 and 2012), etc..
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  His research focuses on the design, synthesis and application of functional nanomaterials. By using the state-of-the-art characterization tools, he is trying to understand the formation mechanism and physiochemical properties of nanostructures used in. novel functional materials for various demanding applications, especially energy-related fields.

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Dr. Jiajun Wang
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), USA

Dr. Jiajun Wang is a Staff scientist of National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) II, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). He received his PhD in electrochemistry (fuel cells) from Harbin Institute of Technology, China. After a postdoc training of industrial project (lithium iron Phosphate, Phostech Lithium Inc.) at Prof. Andy Sun’s group in Canada, he joined BNL as a Research Associate at NSLS, and then was promoted to be a Staff Scientist of extremely bright NSLS II. Dr. Wang’s research focused on electrochemical science and engineering of a variety of materials for energy storage and conversion. At BNL, he was developing in situ/in operando synchrotron X-ray imaging approach for energy material research at 2D and 3D, and has successfully achieved in situ 3D observation of various energy materials.
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  Dr. Wang has published nearly 70 refereed-journal articles with 3000 citations. His research received five press releases by Department of Energy, and his “in operando” approach earned top 10 scientific achievements at BNL in 2014. Currently, as the beamline scientist of NSLS II transition program, he is managing a hard X-ray nanotomography beamline at Advanced Photon Science, Argonne National Laboratory, and serving users from energy, environment, and materials fields.

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Dr. Wenmu Li
Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr. Wenmu Li is a Research professor in Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS-(FJIRSM)). He obtained his Ph.D. from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, CAS in 2008. After his Ph.D., Dr. Li worked as postdoctoral fellow at McGill University, University of Waterloo, and University of Montreal in Canada, respectively. In late 2012, Dr. Li joined CAS-FJIRSM as a full research professor. In 2014, he was conferred “Hundred Talents” title from the CAS. His research interests include electrocatalytical and membrane materials for fuel cells, novel high performance polymers.



Dr. Dachi Yang
Nankai University, China

Dr. Dachi Yang is a Full Professor in the College of Electronic Information and Optical Engineering, Nankai University. He is the recipient of the “Thousand Youth Talents Program of Tianjin” (2014). He received his PhD degree from Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008. From 2009-2013, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Institute for Functional Nanomaterials, University of Puerto Rico, U.S.A. From 2013-2014, he worked as a research fellow, at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.
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  Dr. Yang’s research interest mainly focuses on the controlled synthesis of advanced nanostructures and nanomaterials, and their applications in the fields of water splitting, catalysis and fuel cells. He is also interested in designing nanodevices such as gas sensors. He has published many scientific papers in high-impacting peer-reviewed journals, such as Nano Letters, Angewandte Chemie, Small, etc. and holds several patents.

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Dr. Mickael Dollé
University of Montreal, Canada

Dr. Mickael Dollé joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Montreal as an Associate Professor in 2014. Dr. Dr. Dollé received his Doctorate from University of Picardie Jules Verne (Amiens/France) in 2002. From 2002 to 2004, Dr. Dollé was successively a postdoctoral fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Chemistry in Stuttgart. Dr. Dollé's core expertise lies in solid state chemistry and electrochemistry of electrode materials for Li/Li-ion batteries. His current activity deals with the development of the next generation of Li-ion batteries like “all-solid-state” batteries.
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  He also focuses his activities on the discovery of new electrodes/solid electrolytes for Li/Na-ion batteries. Dr. Dollé has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles (h-index = 18), holds several patents and is a regular reviewer for a wide range of scientific journals. He has leaded two projects funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR) and he is now involved in different projects funded by industrial partners and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

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Dr. Aijun Li
Shanghai University, China

Dr. Aijun Li is a Professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Shanghai University (SHU). He has over 15 years of research experience in the areas of advanced composite materials and chemically reacting flows. He is the Vice-President of Shanghai Society of Composite Materials and a Member of Youth Committee of Chinese Society for Composite Materials. In addition to being a Professor at SHU, Dr. Li is the Vice-Director of the Shanghai University Scientific Research Office. Prior to his appointment at SHU, Dr. Li was a Senior Scientist and then the group leader for Carbon materials at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, Germany) from 2015 to 2010, involved with the research, development and energy application of carbon fiber reinforced composites.
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  Dr. Li’s main research interests are in the complex interaction of multi-physical and chemical phenomena involved in chemically reacting flows, mainly focusing on modeling, simulation and synthesis of composites (such as C/C, C/C-SiC and SiC/BN-SiC) by chemical vapor infiltration processes. He has more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 10 patents covering innovative research in these fields.

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Dr. Shaojun Guo
Peking University, China

Dr. Shaojun Guo is currently a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Energy & Resources Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University. He received his BSc in chemistry from Jilin University (2005) and Ph. D. from Chinese Academy of Sciences (2011). He did his postdoctoral research at Brown University (2011-2013), worked as Oppenheimer Distinguished Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) (2013-2015). In both 2014 and 2015, he was selected as World Highly Cited Researchers by Thomson Reuters. He has received numerous prestigious prizes including J. Robert Oppenheimer Distinguished Fellowship at LANL, the Recruitment Program of Global Experts in China, EU International Incoming Marie Curie Fellowship (University of Oxford, UK), Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Awards of Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Academic Award for Excellent Doctoral Student and Honor Delegates to Attend the 60th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, etc.
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  He has published over 160 papers and 4 review chapters related to Chemistry, Materials, Energy and Biology in international peer-reviewed journals such as Chem. Soc. Rev. (2), Acc. Chem. Res. (1), J. Am. Chem. Soc. (13), Adv. Mater. (6), Angew Chem. Int. Ed. (5), Nano Lett. (2), Nano Today (1), ACS Nano (13), Energy Environ. Sci. (2), Small (3), Biomaterials (2), Anal. Chem. (5) and Chem. Mater. (3), of which many are the famous international journals, and some are ESI Top 1% highly cited papers (31), ESI Top 0.1% hot papers (7), cover papers (6), highlight papers (5) and most-assessed papers (25). His papers have been highlighted for 36 times by many journals and media such as Chemical & Engineering News, Science News, Science Daily, Brown News, Providence Business News, Materials Today, ChemCatChem, Nano Energy and Physics News, etc. Until now His papers have received more than 11000 citations (H-index: 57). His research interests are in engineering nanocrystals for catalysis, renewable energy, optoelectronics and biosensors.

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Dr. Haijun Yu
Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China

Dr. Haijun Yu is currently a full professor at Materials Science and Engineering College, Beijing University of Technology (BJUT). He obtained his B.E. in 2003, and received his Ph.D. in 2007 from Northeastern University, China. During the period (2007-2010) at General Research Institute for Non-ferrous Metals, he was working on the Ni-MH power battery and application. After that, he did research work on advanced battery materials in 2010-2015 at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan.
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  His current research interests focus on the advanced electrode materials for lithium/sodium/magnesium-ions batteries and other energy-conversation devices, including inorganic and metallic materials synthesis, average/local crystallographic structure and reaction mechanism researches by the methods of Rietveld structure refinement, synchrotron X-ray diffraction (SXRD), Neutron diffraction, pair distribution function (PDF) and novel microscopy electron diffraction techniques (HAADF/ABF-STEM, EELS) etc. Until now, Dr. Yu has published over 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals including Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Energy & Environ. Sci. etc. and filed 15 China patents in the field of energy materials and batteries.

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Dr. Peng Kang
Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry at Chinese Academy of Science, China

Dr. Peng Kang is currently a Professor in Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry at Chinese Academy of Science. Dr. Kang received B.S. in Chemistry from University of Science and Technology of China in 2004 and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University in 2010. From 2010 to 2015, He was a postdoctoral research associate in the Chemistry Department of UNC-Chapel Hill. He have published research articles in several high-impacting journals such as J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Energy Environ. Sci, etc. and was awarded with “Postdoc Awards for Research Excellence” from UNC and “Thousand Young Talents Plan” by the Chinese government.
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  His research focuses on reduction of carbon dioxide to fuels and chemicals using renewable energy.

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Dr.Kui Xie
Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Materials, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr.Kui Xie obtained his bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering at Hefei University of Technology and PhD degree in Materials Science at University of Science and Technology of China. He did his postdoc research at the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan (May 2010 – August 2011) and then took a research fellow position at University of St Andrews in UK (August 2011 – January 2012). In January 2012, he won the title of Yellow Mountain Scholar (Outstanding Young Talent Support Program) in Anhui Province and at the same time he took a full professor position at School of Materials Science and Engineering, Hefei University of Technology (January 2012 – February 2015).
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  In March 2015, he moved to Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and took a Principal Investigator position (100 Talent at Institute Level). He has more than 10-year research experience in high temperature solid state electrochemistry and published around 100 research papers.

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Dr. Tao Zhang
Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr. Tao Zhang is currently a Professor at Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SICCAS). Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. from Fudan University in 2007 and was then an APssistant professor at Shanghai University. From 2008 to 2015, he worked firstly as a research scientist at Mie University, and then a research fellow at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. He was conferred “Hundred Talents” title from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2015. Dr. Zhang’s current research interests focus on the area of advanced energy electrochemistry, including the devices and the associated materials for energy conversion and storage such as Li-air batteries, Li-sulfur batteries, all-solid-state polymer Li-ion batteries, and Li-ion conducting materials.
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  He has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers (e.g. Nature Communications, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Energy & Environmental Science, and Nano Letters), and 2 invited book chapters. His published papers have been cited over 2200 times with h-index of 30. He is an active member of the International Society of Electrochemistry. He served as a reviewer for a number of journals such as Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Energy & Environmental Science, Nano Energy, ChemSusChem and Journal of the Electrochemical Society.

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Dr. Huan Pang
Yangzhou University, China

Dr Huan Pang received his PhD degree in chemistry from Nanjing University in 2011. Now he is a distinguished professor at Chemistry Department, Yangzhou University, with expertise in electrochemical energy storage materials. He has published more than 90 papers in peer-reviewing journals including Chemical Society Reviews, Advanced Materials, Energy Environ. Sci., ACS Nano, Nano Energy, with 2800 citations (h-index=30).
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  Since 2013, His research has been supported by several national and local programs including the New Century Excellent Talents in University, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and the Six Talent Plan of Jiangsu Province. In 2014, he was elected to be the committee member of the Nanomaterials and Nanodevices Branch, Chinese Materials Research Society.

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Dr. Xiulei (David) Ji
Oregon State University, USA

Dr. Xiulei (David) Ji received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Jilin University in 2003. He obtained his M.Sc. in 2006 and Ph.D. in 2009 in Materials Chemistry by working with Prof. Linda F. Nazar in the University of Waterloo. In Waterloo, he did pioneering work on Li-S batteries. In 2010-2012, he was a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow in Prof. Galen Stucky’s group in the University of California, Santa Barbara. Since 2012, he has been an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in Oregon State University. His primal research interest is to elucidate the basic correlation between local and nanometric structures of disordered carbon and the corresponding charge storage, capacitive, catalytic and reactive properties.
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  His research also explores innovative principles of charge storage. His honors include 2016 NSF CAREER Award and NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship. He has published 54 articles in journals, including Nature Materials, Nature Chemistry, Nature Communications, J. Am. Chem. Soc. and Nano Letters. His articles have been cited for over 5800 times (Google Scholar).

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Dr. Qing Li
Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China

Dr. Qing Li is currently a full professor of School of Materials Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China. He received his chemistry B.S. and Ph.D. from Wuhan University (2005) and Peking University (2010), respectively. He worked as a postdoctoral research associate focusing on PEM fuel cells at Los Alamos National Laboratory from 2011-2013. After that he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Brown University from 2013-2015. He has been awarded “The 1000 Talents Program for Young Scholars” in 2016 and then joined HUST as a Professor. Dr. Li’s research interests include functional nanomaterials and their applications in PEM fuel cells, batteries, electrocatalysis, and electroanalytical chemistry.
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  He has research experience and expertise in the following areas: (1) Non-precious metal catalysts for oxygen reduction in PEM fuel cells; (2) Synthesis of metal nanoparticles and composites with controlled size and structure; (3) MEA preparation, fuel cell assembling, testing and troubleshooting; (4) Catalyst development and system optimization for direct methanol/dimethyl ether fuel cells; (5) Electrochemistry at liquid/liquid interface and scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM). He has authored more than 70 scientific publications in prestigious journals including Adv. Mter., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Nano Lett., Nat. Commun., etc. Many of them are selected as “ESI highly cited papers”, “ACS Editor’s Choice”, etc. and reported by numerous media. He is also the author of 3 book chapters and holds 1 issued U.S. patent.

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Dr. You-Jun Fan
Guangxi Normal University, China

Dr. You-Jun Fan is a Professor at the Guangxi Key Laboratory of Low Carbon Energy Materials, College of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guangxi Normal University, China. He received his M.Sc. in 2001 from China University of Geosciences, and his Ph.D. in 2005 from Xiamen University. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University, Japan (2005-2007). He has been working as the professor on physical chemistry in Guangxi Normal University since 2007. His current research interests include electrocatalysis, electrochemical energy conversion and storage, and electrochemical biosensor.
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  Prof. Fan has published more than 60 research papers, including Nanoscale, J. Phys. Chem. C, J. Power Sources, Electrochem. Commun., Electrochim. Acta, Dalton Trans., Microchim. Acta, RSC Adv., Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, Chin. J. Chem., Science in China Series B-Chemistry, Chinese Science Bulletin, etc. He has obtained 5 innovation patents, and contributed to 2 scientific books. Dr. Fan is serving as the director of National Federation of organic electrochemistry and industry, China. He is also a Board Committee member of the International Academy of Electrochemical Energy Science (IAOEES).

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Dr. Yongning Zhou
Fudan University, China

Dr. Yongning Zhou is a Professor at Fudan University. He received his Ph.D. in materials physics and chemistry from Department of Materials Science at Fudan University in 2010. From 2010-2012, he worked as a postdoctor in Department of Chemistry at Fudan University. From 2012-2015, he worked as a research associate at Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA. Since July 2015, he joined in Fudan University as a young professor. In 2016, he was elected to be one of the outstanding young scientists by the 1000 Youth Talents Plan from China government.
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  His research interests focus on the fundamental study of electrode materials for Li-ion and Na-ion batteries, as well as solid-state batteries. In addition, he is an expert in using synchrotron based X-ray techniques to characterize battery materials. He has authored and co-authored more than 60 peer reviewed journal publications, including Nat. Commun., Adv. Energy Mater., Adv. Funct. Mater., Chem. Mater., J. Electrochem. Soc. etc., and filed 6 patents.

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Dr. Yufeng Zhao
Yanshan University, China

Dr. Yufeng Zhao is currently a professor in Yanshan University, vice-director of the Key Laboratory of Applied Chemistry in Hebei Province. She is also a review editor of Frontiers in Energy Storage, and the editor board member of Nano Advances. Dr. Zhao received her BS (2000) and MS (2003) degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Tianjin University, China, and her Ph.D. (2006) degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Afterwards, she worked in Deakin University, Australia (2006-2008) and Phillips University Marburg, Germany (2008-2009) as a research scientist. She joined Yanshan University since 2010, and she was also a visiting professor in the NUANCE Center of Northwestern University (2014-2015).
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  Her current research focuses on the development of advanced energy materials for supercapacitors, sodium-ion batteries and electrocatalysts, with particular interest in 2D transition metal compounds and nano-carbon materials. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers on international journals including Nat Commun, Adv Energy Mater, Nano Energy, etc.

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Dr. Jian Liu
University of British Columbia (Okanagan campus), Canada

Dr. Jian Liu is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan campus, Canada. Dr. Liu received his Ph.D. in materials science in 2013 from the University of Western Ontario (Canada), and worked as a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (USA) prior to joining UBC in January 2017. His current research interests focus on advanced nanofabrication techniques, materials design for Li-ion batteries and beyond, and interfacial control and understanding in energy storage systems.



Dr. Xiangbo Meng
University of Arkansas (Fayetteville), USA

Dr. Xiangbo Meng is currently an Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR, USA). Dr. Meng received one PhD degree in Mechanical & Materials Engineering (2011) with Prof. Andy Sun and another in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (2008) with Prof. Jesse Zhu at University of Western Ontario (ON, Canada). Prior to joining University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR) in 2016, Dr. Meng was a research fellow (2016) in Energy Systems Division at Argonne National Laboratory (Lemont, IL) with Dr. Jeffrey W. Elam and a research associate (2012) in Chemistry Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory (Upton, NY) with Dr. Xiao-Qing Yang. Dr. Meng is the recipient of a Canadian NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, the AVS Student Award in ALD, the 2nd Prize of OCE Competition, Western Engineering Scholarship, ECS Travel Grant, and the nominee of Canadian CGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award.
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  Dr. Xiangbo Meng’s interests lie in smartly designing novel nanostructured materials for a wide range of applications such as energy, catalysis, semiconductors, surface engineering, and biomedical. Currently, Dr. Meng’s research focuses on synthesis of new inorganic, organic, and hybrid nanomaterials in precisely controllable modes at the atomic and molecular level, and development of high-performance energy-storage battery systems. Dr. Meng has authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles in high-impact journals including Accounts of Chemical Research, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, ACS Nano, Chemistry of Materials, Materials Horizons, Carbon, and Journal of Power Sources, etc. His studies also have been selected to highlight as journal front cover and back cover. Dr. Meng also has two US Patent applications, and one book chapter.

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Dr. Jintao Zhang
Shandong University, China

Dr. Jintao Zhang is a full Professor at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University. Dr. Zhang obtained his PhD from Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at University of Singapore in 2012. Prior to joining Shandong University, He was a postdoctoral fellow at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and Case Western Reserve University (USA). Dr. Zhang has achieved his titles of the young scholar of the “Taishan Scholars Program” of Shandong Province and the “Thousand Talented Program” from Chinese Government, His research interests include the rational design & synthesis of electrode materials for advanced electrocatalysis, electrochemical energy storage and conversion (e.g., metal-air batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cells).
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  He has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers in leading scientific journals, such as Nature Nanotech., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Science Advances, Energy Environ. Sci., and is the author of 3 book chapters. These publications have earned him more than 3200 citations with h-index 23.

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