(6月12日)Design of Photocatalysts for Solar Energy Conversion
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报告题目:Design of Photocatalysts for Solar Energy Conversion

人:徐蓉教授

报告时间:2019612号下午3:005:00

报告地点:国家大学科技园阳光科技楼中401

  Finding long-term solutions to meet the growing energy demands of human society is one of the greatest challenges we face today. The widespread use of the free and sustainable solar energy is unavoidable in the long run. However, only an insignificant percentage of current world energy use is derived from sunlight mainly by solar photovoltaic and solar heat. Due to the intermittent nature of solar energy, a mix of solutions will be required to compensate the output variability and limitation of the individual technologies. The research in our group focuses on the development of nano-engineered particulate semiconductor photocatalysts, molecular systems and hybrid systems for conversion of solar energy to chemical energy via photocatalytic water splitting and carbon dioxide reduction to hydrocarbons and oxygenates. In particular, we design efficient inorganic cocatalysts and metal complex catalysts with appropriate interface with the photoabsorber to achieve efficient charge separation and utilization. We also investigate the use of molecular solid photocatalysts to uncovering the origin of the active sites and structure-activity correlation.

报告人简介:

Xu Rong received her Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from National University of Singapore. She joined Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as an Assistant Professor in 2004 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010 and Professor in 2017. Her lab has actively worked in the field of catalysis for energy and environmental applications. To date, she have published over 150 papers in top tier journals including Journal of the American Chemical Society, Advanced Materials, Angewandte Chemie, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Science Advances, ACS Nano, Chemical Society Review and so on. Her citation and H-index are >9800 and 58 (Web of Science). She received Top-Cited Papers Award (2010 and 2011) from Elsevier for her paper published in Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. Recently, her work on metal sulfide photocatalyst was featured in a themed collection 'Celebrating excellence in Dalton Transactions – women of inorganic chemistry’ (2018), Royal Society of Chemistry. She is currently an Associate Editor of EnergyChem, a new journal of Elsevier. She is also an Editorial Board Member of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. She has served as the Associate Chair Research (2011-2014) and Chair (2017-2019) of the School of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, NTU. She is also the founding Director of Singapore Energy Centre (SgEC), an industrial consortium with its mission to develop innovative solutions to meet the growing energy demand through collaborations between academia and industry.

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