Date/Time: 14:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 26th
Venue: Room A211, No.50 Building
Lecturer: Prof. Shaobin Wang
Various nanocarbon materials including 0-3D nanodiamond, carbon nanotube, graphene, and hybrids, exhibit great merits for energy storage, adsorption and heterogeneous catalysis compared with metal- or metal oxide-based materials in high capacity and strong stability as well as nontoxicity in metal ion-leaching. In this talk, several different nanocarbon systems will be demonstrated to be active materials as alternatives to metal-based catalysts in photocatalysis for wastewater treatment, oxygen generation and supercapacitor.
Prof. Wang obtained BSc and MSc from Peking University and PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Queensland, Australia. He is now a Professor at Department of Chemical Engineering, Curtin University, Australia. His research interests focus on nanomaterial synthesis and application for adsorption and catalysis, fuel and energy conversion and environmental remediation. He has published more than 300 refereed journal papers and his paper citation was over 14000 with H-index=67. He was awarded 2012 Thomson Reuters Citation & Innovation Awards in Australia and is listed as one of The Most Cited Researchers in subjects of chemical engineering and environmental science and engineering by Elsevier and a highly cited researcher by SCI of Thomson Reuters. He is an editorial board member of several international journals.