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Multifunctional Synergy for Enhancing Materials Performance

Time: 14:30-15:35, September 9, 2019

Location: Room 201, Gezhi Hall 
Speaker: Dou Shixue, Liu Huajuan

Brief Introduction of Dou Shixue
Academician of Australian Academy of Technology, Science and Engineering, Distinguished Professor of the University of Wollongong, Australia, Ambassador for China Cooperation and Exchange, First Director of the Institute of Superconductivity and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, Australia. He received his Ph.D. in 1984 at Dalhous University, Canada, and Ph.D. in 1988 at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He was elected as an academician by the Australian Academy of Technology, Science and Engineering in 1994. In 2003, the Australian Government awarded him the "Centennial Medal of Honor". From 1993 to 2011, he won many Australian Professor Awards. He was rated as a highly-cited scholar in materials science by Thomson Reuters. Up to now, 95 doctoral students and more than 60 postdoctoral and visiting scholars have been instructed. He is also the project leader of 2020 Auto CRC electrification plan and 2016-2020 ARENA intelligent sodium storage system plan.
Brief Introduction of  Liu Huajuan
Academician of the Australian Academy of Technology, Science and Engineering, Outstanding Professor of the University of Wollongong, Australia, and one of the founders of the Institute of Superconductivity and Electronic Materials. He won the AU Professor Award in 1994, 1999, 2003 and 2006. In 2013, she was selected as an Academician by the Australian Academy of Technology, Science and Engineering. In 2017, Wollongong University awarded her UO. WDSc honors. He is the principal investigator of the Center for Excellence in Electronic Materials from 2003 to 2013 and 2020 Auto CRC electrification project and 2016-2020 ARENA Intelligent Sodium Storage System Project. She enjoys a high international reputation in the research of energy storage materials. She was rated as a highly-cited scholar in the field of materials science and chemistry by Thomson Reuters. The number of indexed articles reached 42500 times.
Abstract: Significant advances in development of strategies and approaches on novel materials design and processing have been made. Here we particularly highlight the advantages of combination of multi-functionalities to achieve synergetic effect on materials performance. These include combination of carbon coating with band engineering for alteration of electronic properties; universal general approach for morphology control; combination of physical confinement with catalytic effect to control polysulphide loss in metal sulphur battery; Multiple strain engineering for improvement of flux pinning in superconductor and reactive sites in catalysts; Additive & subtractive engineering for controlled growth of nanomaterials with designed size, shape and composition; Multiple dimension manipulation to achieve optimised electronic, ionic and optical properties; York-shell sphere/Core-shell structures to control unwanted strain; Hybridisation at materials, structure & device level to achieve high reactivity in catalysts and storage materials. Among these the interface/surface science and engineering is the most critical element for materials design and processing at both fundamental and applied level. Most of our research is limited within the block of research inputs to research outputs while there is a huge gap between research outputs and commercial benefits in our research which need to be addressed. Scaling-up remains as a great challenge to facilitate industry transformation processes from laboratory to real world applications.

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