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2017 Laureate Profile: Professor Xiu Song (George) Zhao

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Professor Xiu Song (George) Zhao

Administering Organisation: The University of Queensland
Discipline Area: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Towards sustainable electrochemical energy storage technology (FL170100101) Fellowship project summary

This project aims to address fundamental issues on electrochemical energy storage technology using sodium-ion capacitors, by designing novel electrode materials and utilising advanced, in-situ and ex-situ instrumental techniques in combination with modern computational simulation methods. The project will lead to a complete understanding of the charge storage mechanism and transport kinetics in sodium-ion capacitors, providing guidelines for developing sustainable electrochemical energy storage technology. The project expects to generate new knowledge in energy storage including capacity building, training of young scientists, and intellectual property with potential commercialised products.

Australian Research Council funding: $2,843,970

About Professor Zhao

Professor George Zhao is a Professor within the School of Chemical Engineering at The University of Queensland, where he undertook an ARC Future Fellowship (2010–2014). He is currently a UQ Vice-Chancellor’s Research and Teaching Fellow. Professor Zhao’s research focuses on nanoporous materials for energy and environmental applications. The overall objective of his research program is to develop tailor-designed advanced porous materials with prescribed structural, surface, and morphological properties for emerging applications. Professor Zhao’s research has been recognised by honours and awards, such as 2016 Thomson Reuters highly cited researcher, Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), and the Thousand Talent Professorship of the Chinese Government.

Find out more about Professor Zhao and his research by visiting his profile page on The University of Queensland website.

For further information about this funding scheme, please visit the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme page on the ARC website.


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