Prof. John Wang
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Biography: Prof. John Wang is the director of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the National University of Singapore. He has over 30 years of teaching and research experience in functional materials and materials chemistry. Professor Wang’s research focuses on new functional ceramics, electroceramic and composite materials that are inevitably required for the next generation of energy generation and storage, electronics and healthcare. His research group has been working on novel fabrication techniques for these materials and understanding of the correlations between their structural parameters, at various length scales ranging from molecular, nanometer to micrometer ranges, and their functional properties. More recently, Professor Wang’s research is concentrating on carbon-based materials, nanohybrids and mesoporous materials for energy generation, energy storage and biomedical applications. He and his research group have successfully developed several types of new nanohybrids and mesoporous materials for applications in energy generation storage and drug delivery. His H-index is 87.
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Prof. Jian-Qiao Sun
University of California, Merced
Biography: Dr. Jian-Qiao Sun was born in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in 1956. He received the B.S. degree in solid mechanics from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, in 1982, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley, in 1988. In 1994, he joined the University of Delaware as a Faculty Member, until 2007, when he moved to the University of California at Merced. He is currently a Professor of mechanical engineering. His research interests include vibrations, controls, energy harvesting, and data-driven modeling and analysis of complex systems. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Dynamics and Control.
Speech Title: Recent Progress of High-Density Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting System from Highway Traffic
Prof. Jae Su Yu
Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea
Biography: Prof. Jae Su Yu received the Ph.D. degree in Optoelectronic Engineering from Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea, in 2002. He joined the Center for Quantum Devices, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, as a post doctorial fellow in October 2002, where he worked on the fabrication, packaging, and characterization of quantum cascade lasers. Since joining in September 2006, he is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Electronic and Radio Engineering, Director of the Institute for Laser Engineering, and Kyung Hee Fellow, Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea. He has authored or co-authored more than 170 journal papers. His research interests include solar cells, light-emitting diodes, optical sensors, nanostructures, nanophotonics, etc.
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Prof. Eric Cheng Ka-wai
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong-Kong, China
Biography: Prof. Eric Cheng graduated from the University of Bath in 1987 and started research in Power Electronics and obtained his PhD in 1990 from the same university. He received the IEE Sebastian Z De Ferranti Premium Award (1995), outstanding consultancy award (2000), Faculty Merit award for best teaching (2003) from the University, Faculty Engineering Industrial and Engineering Services Grant Achievement Award (2006), Brussels Innova Energy Gold medal with Mention (2007), Consumer Product Design Award (2008), Electric vehicle team merit award of the Faculty (2009), Special Prize and Silver Medal of Geneva’s Invention Expo (2011) and Eco Star award (2012), Seoul International Invention Fair Gold prize (2015)for his contribution in super-capacitor to electric vehicles, iCAN Gold Medal (2016) for his contribution in active suspension , and Gold Award – 7th Hong Kong innovation and technology Award – for the contribution body integrated upper-capacitor electric vehicle, and Silver Award - Geneva Geneva’s Invention Expo for the contribution in All-electric anti-lock braking system (2021). He has published over 450 papers and 7 books. His research interests are all aspects of power electronics, electric vehicles, electromagnetics, motor drives, renewable energy and energy systems. He is now the Director of Power Electronics Research Center and the professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering.
Speech Title: Energy Storage technology for electric vehicles: Present and Future
Prof. Guosheng Shao
University of Surrey, UK; Zhengzhou University, China
Biography: Prof. Guosheng Shao is the Director of the State Centre for International Cooperation on Designer Low-carbon and Environmental Materials (CDLCEM), and the UK-China Centre for Multifunctional Nanomaterials, at the Zhengzhou University, China. He is also the Founding Director of the Zhengzhou Materials Genome Institute (ZMGI, 2016). He earned his PhD in materials science at the University of Surrey in 1995 and thereupon worked as a research fellow and senior research fellow,until transferring to the Brunel University as Reader in Materials in 2005. He joined the University of Bolton as Professor of Materials Modelling and Simulation in 2007, and then established the Institute for Renewable Energy and Environmental Technologies (IREET) as its founding Director, together with the responsibility as Head of Engineering. He was then appointed to be the Head for Engineering, Sports and Sciences. His academic interest is “designer” materials and application devices, with current focus on sustainable (renewable) energy systems and environmental technologies.
Speech Title: Graphene, characterization, low-cost production of low-defect materials and application to energy storage devices
Prof. Yang Hui Ying
Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Biography: Dr. Yang is Associate Professor in Singapore University and Technology and Design. She is an innovator and pioneer of advanced materials science, such as function engineering and chemical doping in low dimensional nanomaterials, for a variety of high-efficient devices and technologies with applications in sustainable energy and environment. She has received a number of prestigious awards including the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, IUMRS Young Researcher Award, IPS Nanotechnology Medal, IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards, Tan Kah Kee Young Inventor Award, L’Oreal Singapore for Women in Science National Fellowship, Lee Kuan Yew Fellowship, and Singapore Millennium Foundation Fellowship. Dr Yang has published more than 270 manuscripts in top international journals, including Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, ACS Nano and Nano Letters, with more than 14000 citations and an H-index at 65.
Speech Title: New Generation Low-dimensional Nanomaterials for Energy Storage Applications
Prof. Lei Zuo
Virginia Tech, USA
Biography: Prof. Lei Zuo is the Robert E. Hord Jr. Endowed Professor at Virginia Tech and Director of NSF Industry-University Collaborative Research Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems. He received his Bachelor's degree from Tsinghua University, 1997, and MS and Ph.D. from MIT in 2002 and 2005, respectively. He conducts research and teaching in the area of marine renewable energy, energy harvesting, mechatronics design, vibration control, vehicle dynamics, smart structures and sensors, and advanced manufacturing. He has authorized about 350 papers, including 10 with best paper or best student paper awards. His research has been supported by NSF, DOE, ONR, DOT, USAD, EPA, USAID, US Army, national labs, NY and VA state agencies and industry. He has advised 16 PhD and 50 masters to competition of their degrees and over 10 postdocs. He is a Fellow of ASME. He was the sole recipient of the 2017 ASME Leonardo da Vinci Award for “eminent achievement in the design or invention of a product which is universally recognized as an important advance in machine design,” and the 2015 ASME Thar Energy Design Award for “pioneering research in energy engineering, especially at large energy scale.” He also received R&D 100 Awards in 2011 and 2015, recognizing the 100 most significant technology innovations worldwide for those years. Lei Zuo received a 2014 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, a 2014 EPA P3 Award and three DOE American-Made Challenges Prizes (2019-2021).
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Prof. Bote Zhao
South China University of Technology, China
Biography: Bote Zhao is currently a Professor at the School of Environment and Energy at South China University of Technology, China. He was a Research Scientist at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. from Nanjing Tech University, China, and continued his career as a post-doctoral fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. So far, he has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed journal publications, with an H-index at 48. His research interests include the rational design, controlled synthesis and in-situ/operando characterization of advanced materials for efficient electrocatalysis and fast energy storage.
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Prof. Feixiang Wu
Central South University, China
Biography: Feixiang Wu, Professor, doctoral supervisor, Deputy Director of Metallurgical + Frontier Science Center, Deputy Director of Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory of Augmented Metallurgy, Humboldt Scholar, National Young Overseas High-level Talent, Hunan Jieqing, Deputy Editor of Materials Today. He received his BACHELOR's degree in metallurgical Engineering from Central South University and his doctor's degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, and is Postdoctoral Fellow in Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. He has presided over the Overseas High-level Talents Program of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, the Youth Program of The National Natural Science Foundation of China, the General Program of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Humboldt Foundation of Germany, the Outstanding Youth Fund of Hunan Province, the Key RESEARCH and Development Program of Hunan Province, the Distinguished Professor Program of Central South University, and the Innovation-Driven programs of Central South University.
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Prof. Xin Chen
East China University of Science and Technology, China
Biography: Prof. Xin Chen is the Shanghai level talent plan expert. Council Member of Shanghai Society of Microscopy, project evaluation expert of The Ministry of Science and Technology, evaluation expert of Shanghai Science and technology award. He received his Bachelor's degree in modern Applied Physics from Tsinghua University in 1991. From 1991 to 1996, he worked in the State Key Laboratory of Surface Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. From 1996 to 2000, he studied in the Department of Physics, University of Houston and obtained his doctor of Science degree. From 2001 to 2008 he worked at the NASA-affiliated Center for Advanced Materials at the University of Houston, where he was appointed assistant Research Professor in 2006. He has published nearly 70 papers, which have been cited more than 1500 times, with the highest single paper cited more than 400 times. His main research interests include the development of novel nanomaterials, new energy materials, and new nanomaterials and devices using advanced microscopy techniques.
Speech Title: Facile Synthesis of Composite Nanomaterials for Advanced Supercapacitor Applications
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