Department of Materials Science and Engineering

University of Science and Technology of China

Hefei, China 230026





Dr. Yanwu Zhu is a professor in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He received his MS (2003) from Peking University (China) and PhD (2007) from National University of Singapore (NUS), both in physics. He worked as a research fellow in NUS Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Initiative, Singapore before he moved to the University of Texas at Austin, where he joined Prof. Rodney Ruoff’s group for graphene materials studies till July 2011. He has published more than 100 research papers on the topics of nanomaterials, applied physics and applied chemistry. So far these papers have been cited by more than 11000 times and the highest citation is over 2000. His H factor is 39. Dr. Zhu was awarded the 2005 President's Graduate Fellowship by National University of Singapore, 2006 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, 2011 Scopus Young Researcher Award. After he joined USTC, Dr. Zhu was selected as the second batch of Young Talent Thousand program by the central government of China (2011), New Century Excellent Talents Program in University by MOE (2012) and Young Excellent Young Scientist by NSFC (2013). His current research interest includes 1) Synthesis and characterization of graphene and other novel carbon materials; 2) Photoelectric properties of 2D nanomaterials and 3) High performance energy storage materials and devices.

Title: Graphene Based Materials for Highly Efficient Energy Storage and Conversion

Abstract: Graphene and related materials have attracted much attention in the various fields with expect of using many exotic properties. Intrinsic graphene has limitation when being used in energy storage storage or conversion, e.g. the difficulty in obtaining theoretically high surface areas for graphene powders or the low adsorption of visible light for graphene films. To further improve the efficiency of graphene materials used in energy storage and conversion, we have devoted to developing 3D graphene materials with hopefully controllable structure and 2D graphene hybrid films with tunable optical adsorption. Recent results about such materials will be presented and discussed.