【凝材聚力 抗疫有料】周惠久论坛预告：Aqueous Organic Redox Flow Batteries: from Molecular Designs to Device Development
报告人：Tianbiao Leo Liu 教授
题目：Aqueous Organic Redox Flow Batteries: from Molecular Designs to Device Development
时间: 2022年01月11日 上午10：00
方式: 线上讲座 腾讯会议号646 231 912
摘要：In response to rapidly increasing energy storage demands and achieving global “carbon neutrality”, there is an urgent call for advanced rechargeable batteries with superior energy storage performance and more affordable material costs compared to existing battery technologies. This presentation will cover our effort in developing new battery chemistries towards sustainable, long-duration energy storage. Through rational molecular engineering, we have designed and applied redox active molecules including viologen (anolyte), quinone (anolyte), TEMPO (catholyte), ferrocene (catholyte), and ferrocyanide (catholyte) for developing aqueous organic redox flow batteries (AORFBs). The chemistry and battery performance of representative AORFBs will be discussed in detail. Particularly, this presentation emphasizes that in-depth mechanistic understandings of redox active molecules play crucial roles in developing advanced organic redox flow batteries for scalable energy storage.
简介：Dr. Tianbiao Leo Liu received his PhD from Texas A&M University in 2009, served as a staff scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory from 2013 to 2015, and is currently an associate professor of chemistry and materials science at Utah State University. His research is broadly spread on energy and green chemistry, including electrochemical energy storage, electrochemical separation, electrocatalysis, and environmentally benign chemical transformations. Dr. Liu’s research and education accomplishments have been recognized by multiple academic awards and honors, including the 2015 ACS Catalysis Lectureship, and 2017 Utah Energy Triangle Faculty Award, 2018 Chemical Communications Emerging Investigator, 2017-2019 Scialog Fellow on Advanced Energy Storage selected by Research Corporation for Science Advancement and Sloan Foundation, 2019 NSF Career Award, 2019 Utah Innovation Award Finalist (runner-up) on Clean Energy, 2020-2021 Scialog Fellow on Negative Emission Sciences selected by Research Corporation on Science Advancement, and Sloan Foundation, and 2021 Utah ACS Outstanding Graduate Educator Award. Please visit our website for detail, www.tianbiaoliu.org. In his personal life, Leo loves outdoor activities, photography (birds and landscape), hiking, and skiing.