报告题目：Materials-Based Hydrogen Storage
报告题目：Recent Developments in Intermediate-Temperature Fuel Cells报 告 人：Professor Meilin Liu（刘美林）,Georgia Institute of Technology主 持 人：袁伟，机械与汽车工程学院报告时间：2018年12月27日（星期四）上午9:30报告地点：五山校区30号楼（宏生科技楼）223会议室欢迎广大师生踊跃参加!机械与汽车工程学院2018年12月26日报告人简介：Meilin Liu is the B. Mifflin Hood Chair Professor, Regents' Professor, and Associate Chair of the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. He received his BS from South China University of Technology and his MS and PhD from University of California at Berkeley, all in Materials Science and Engineering. His research interests include design, fabrication, in situ/operando characterization, and modeling of membranes, thin films, coatings, porous electrodes, and devices for electrochemical energy storage and conversion, aiming at achieving rational design of novel materials and structures with unique functionalities. Dr. Liu holds 27 U.S. patents, co-organized 11 international conferences, symposia or workshops, co-edited 7 proceedings volumes, delivered ~200 plenary, keynote, or invited lectures around the world, and published ~450 refereed articles. As a Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics), his publications have been cited over 35,000 times with h-index of 98 (Google Scholar). Dr. Liu is a fellow of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) and the Electrochemical Society (ECS). He is the winner of many awards, including the Charles Hatchett Award (UK IM3, 2018), HTM Outstanding Achievement Award (ECS, 2018), Kolon Faculty Fellow (2017), Outstanding Faculty Research Author Award (Georgia Tech, 2013 and 1997), Ross Coffin Purdy Award (ACerS, 2010), Outstanding Achievement in Research Program Development Award (Georgia Tech, 2003), Sustained Research Award (Sigma Xi, 2003), and NSF Young Investigator Award (NSF, 1993).报告摘要：Intermediate-temperature fuel cells have potential to be the cleanest and most efficient option for direct conversion to electricity of a wide variety of fuels, from hydrogen to hydrocarbons, coal gas, and bio-derived fuels. When operated in the reverse mode, on the other hand, they are very efficient for low-cost production of hydrogen from splitting water. Thus, a reversible fuel cell is ideally suited for large-scale energy storage and conversion, which is vital to the deployment of renewable energies. However, the commercialization of these systems hinges on rational design of novel materials of exceptional functionalities at lower temperatures to dramatically reduce the cost while enhancing performance and durability.To accomplish this goal, it is imperative to gain a fundamental understanding of the mechanisms of charge and mass transport along surfaces, across interfaces, and through porous electrodes. Further,new protocols must be developed to control materials structure, composition, and morphology over multiple length scales. This presentation will highlight the critical scientific challenges facing the development of a new generation of reversible fuel cells,the latest developments in modeling, simulation, and in situ characterization techniques for unraveling charge and mass transport mechanisms, and the outlook for future-generation energy storage systems that exploit nano-scale materials of significantly improved performance.附件：无
报告题目：Soft Templating Strategies towards Novel Inorganic Materials for the Energy Sector报 告 人：Geoffrey Waterhouse (University of Auckland)时 间：2018年5月7日（星期一）上午10:00地 点：华南软物质科学与技术高等研究院324报告厅（北区科技园2号楼）华南软物质科学与技术高等研究院材料科学与工程学院2015年5月3日报告内容简介：The fabrication of inorganic materials with well-defined morphologies, porosities or architectures underpins frontier research in optical sensing, catalysis, solar energy capture and energy storage. This talk will review different strategies we have recently explored towards novel 2D and 3D inorganic materials using soft-templating approaches or precursors based on organic–inorganic hybrids. Particular emphasis will be given here to the role of organic surfactants and their supramolecular assemblies as structure-directing agents (SDAs) in the bottom-up synthesis of complex inorganic materials, including 2D layered double hydroxide nanosheets, metal-semiconductor nanoparticle dimers and their nanoclusters, and reverse bumpy ball nanoreactors. The potential of natural biomolecules and polymer colloidal crystals as SDAs is also explored. I will seek to demonstrate the versatility of soft template approaches for the synthesis of high performance inorganic nanomaterials for energy applications, including photocatalysis (alcohol photoreforming, CO2 reduction, N2 fixation), electrocatalytic water splitting, and rechargeable battery systems.报告人简介：Professor Geoffrey Waterhouse is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry and a Principal Investigator in the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology (a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence). He is also a Chair Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the South China University of Technology, Chair Professor in the College of Chemistry and Material Science at Shandong Agricultural University, and Guest Professor in the Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). In 2016, he was awarded the CAS International Partnership Award for Young Scientists. His research expertise includes nanomaterials synthesis, optical sensor development, semiconductor photocatalysis and the development of stimuli-responsive drug delivery platforms. He has published 120 SCI journal articles (mean impact factor > 7) in the past 7 years, including high impact factor journal publications in Nature Chemistry, Advanced Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Science, JACS, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, ACS Nano, Journal of Catalysis, ChemSusChem, Applied Catalysis B:Environmental, Chemical Communications and Scientific Reports. His journal articles have been cited more than 4000 times, and he has a h-index of 36 (Source: Scopus). Geoff is one of New Zealands foremost users of synchrotron techniques, and he holds a number of elected positions in the Australasian synchrotron science community.附件：无
报 告 人：Etsuo Akiba，日本九州大学教授
Considering environmental and energy resource issues, introduction of renewable energy is most critical for our society. Especially in Japan, after the big earthquake in 11th March 2011 the government changed the policy of energy towards introduction of renewable energy.
Hydrogen is one of most significant media to store fluctuated renewable energy. However, technologies of hydrogen storage are still roadblocks to realize the hydrogen society comparing to those of hydrogen production and utilization. They are cost, energy efficiency, capacities in both volumetric and gravimetric, footprint and so on.
Materials-based hydrogen storage could solve these roadblocks but still there are a lot of rooms to be improved.
In this presentation, the state-of-the-art of materials-based hydrogen storage are introduced and the future prospect will be discussed with the audience.
Etsuo AKIBA is professor of International Research Center for Hydrogen Energy and WPI professor of International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I2CNER), Kyushu University from 2017. He was the professor of Department of Hydrogen Energy Systems, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University from 2010 to 2017. He earned Ph. D degree from The University of Tokyo in 1979 in physical chemistry. He joined National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in 1979 and started the research on metal hydrides. During his almost 40-year carrier on the research and development of hydrogen storage materials, he developed various types of materials including Ti based BCC structured alloys and Zintle hydrides for the first time. He received several awards including the Herbert C. Brown Award for Innovations in Hydrogen Research, Purdue University, USA in 2008 and The IPHE Technical Achievement Award in 2010, and the Best Article Award, The Japan Society of Applied Physics.