Heterogeneous Catalysis for Better Environment: Green Materials and Energy


Report time: June 8, 2018 2:00-3:30p.m.

Report location: B110 Lecture Hall, College of Environmental & Resource Sciences of Zhejiang University

Reporter:Prof. Shaobin Wang

Contact: Zhu Xiaoying

Expert Introduction: Prof. Shaobin Wang obtained Ph.D. from the University of Queensland (Australia). He is now a John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Department of Chemical Engineering of Curtin University. His research interests focus on synthesis and application of nanomaterials for carbon dioxide utilization, energy conversion, and environmental remediation. He has published over 300 refereed journal papers with over 16,000 citations and an H-index of 77 and served as an editorial board member for several international journals. Prof. Wang is an Elsevier/Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher in Environmental Science and Engineering.s

Brief introduction of the report: In recent years, people are seeking for green energy and better environment, which requires novel materials and technologies. Nanocarbon materials, including 0-3 D nanodiamond, carbon nanotube, graphene, and hybrids, exhibit great merits for energy conversion and storage, adsorption and heterogeneous catalysis in environmental remediation compared with metal- or metal oxide-based materials. In this talk, several different nanocarbon-based systems will be demonstrated to be active materials as alternatives to metal-based catalysts in chemical reaction and photocatalysis for wastewater treatment, oxygen generation and supercapacitor.

Teachers and students are welcome to join us!