Symposium 5 : Invited Speaker
Controlled synthesis of nanostructures for energy storage application
Dr. LU Xianmao
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Nanostructured materials have attracted great attention in fabricating efficient and environmentally friendly energy storage and conversion devices. For examples, nanoparticles of noble metals/metal alloys with controlled shape and exposed facets have shown superior performance as electrocatalysts for fuel cells; Nanoporous structures of metal oxides or carbon-derived materials have been used as supercapacitor electrodes and demonstrated great promise for high power devices. In our group, we have investigated new synthetic routes to a series of functional nanostructured materials, including noble metals, metal oxides and their nanocomposites. These materials have been sought for electrochemical energy conversion and storage applications.