We electrify materials to create nanostructures,
and we materialize electrochemistry to store energy
Qing Chen, HKUST, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Materials displaying fascinating evolution mechanisms and structure-property relationships
A nanostructure that can evolve from a range of distinct phase transitions, leaving behind a trail of kinetics-controlled phenomena that awaits to tell us the fascinating story of structural self-organization
Electrochemical Energy Storage
Low-cost organic materials to store energy with their redox reactions, in Li-ion or redox flow batteries.
Batteries, built with cheap materials and designed with high safety, to store intermittent solar and wind energy for a sustainable energy landscape
Structural Evolution in Electrodes
In-situ characterization of high-capacity electrodes to tackle stability issues.
A nanostructure seldom sits at equilibrium. Barriers to drive it off a steady state can be overcome in a battery or a fuel cell that operates at an extreme potential. We base our design of stable electrodes on structural dynamics
Prof. Qing Chen is an Assistant Professor in both the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Chemistry, HKUST. As a core member of the Energy Institute, he works on materials for energy storage, and teaches an undergraduate course on Materials for Energy Technologies.
Prof. Qing Chen was born in Wenzhou, China. He holds a bachelor's degree in Polymer Science from Zhejiang University and a PhD degree in Materials Science from the Arizona State University. Prior to joining Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), he attained his postdoctoral training at Harvard University. He is currently affiliated with both the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Chemistry, HKUST. As a core member of the Energy Institute, he works on materials for energy storage, and teaches Undergraduate Lab and Materials for Energy Technologies. He can be reached at chenqing AT ust.hk.
PHD, Year 3
PhD (w/ Prof. J.K. KIM)
PhD (w/ Prof. G. Luo @ Sustech)
PhD (w/ Prof. J.K. KIM)
Yifan Xu - RA, now PhD @ HKUST
Zhien Wang - Undergrad, now PhD @ MIT
Wenqing Ruan - Postdoc, now faculty @ Shenzhen Univ
Guoyin Zhu - Postdoc, now faculty @ Nanjing Univ of Information Sci & Tech
Anson Tsang - RA, now undergrad @ GaTech
Yuan Xu - PhD, now scientist @ GP Batteries