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Calendar: ALS Calendar
Title: ALS-CXRO Seminar Series | Andy (Xueliang) Sun
When: 11/13/2013 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description: ALS/CXRO Seminar Series

Wed, Nov 13, 2013
15-253 Conf Rm

Jinghua Guo

Presented by:
Andy (Xueliang) Sun
University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada
Website: http://

Nanostructured Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage

There is a growing awareness that nanotechnology will have a profound impact on energy generation, storage, and utilization by exploiting the significant differences of energy states and transport in nanostructures and macrostructures. Nanotechnology-based solutions are being developed for a wide range of energy solutions such as solar cells, hydrogen generation and storage, batteries, and fuel cells. Dr. Sun and his group are focusing on synthesis of various low-dimensional nanomaterials to address challenges in fuel cells and Li batteries.

In this talk, Dr. Sun will report their progresses in synthesis and characterization of various nanomaterials including nanotubes, nanowires, nanoparticles, nanofilms and their composites as well as how to use these nanomaterials to solve problems in fuel cells, Li ion batteries and Li-Air batteries.

Dr. Sun is a Canada Research Chair in the development nanomaterials and clean energy, and a Professor at University of Western Ontario, Canada. Specifically, his research activities are currently focused on developing various approaches to synthesize nanomaterials such as nanotubes, nanowires, nanoparticles and thin films as well as exploring their applications for clean energy including fuel cells, Li-ion batteries and Li-Air batteries.

Dr. Sun received his Ph.D degree in Materials Chemistry at the University of Manchester, UK, in 1999. After his Ph.D in UK, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the University of British Columbia, Canada, during 1999-2001. He was a Research Associate at the National Institut de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Quebec, Canada, during 2001-2004. Dr. Sun joined as an Assistant Professor the University of Western Ontario in 2004. He was awarded tenure and promoted Associate Professor in 2007 and Full Professor in 2012.
Dr. Sun is an author and co-author of over 170 refereed-journals, two books and eight book chapters, including Advanced Materials, Angewandte Chemie International Edition、 J. Am. Chem. Soc.(JACS)、Chemical Communications、Chemistry--A European Journal、 Chemistry of Materials、 Carbon、 Electrochem. Comm.、and J. Phys. Chem. He holds ten US patents related to nanotubes, nanowires, fuel cells and Li ion batteries. Dr. Sun is actively collaborating with industries and government labs such as Ballard Power Systems, General Motors, Lithium Phostech Inc., and Canadian National Defence. Dr. Sun received various awards such as Early Researcher Award (2006), Canada Research Chair (2007) and University Faculty Scholar Award (2010).
Location: 6-2202