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Nanoporous Metal evolves from the self-organization of atoms at solid/liquid interfaces. It manifests the underlying kinetics and provides exciting properties and functionalities.

Qing Chen, HKUST, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Batteries power small electronics, cars, and even the electricity grid, enabling our transition towards renewable energy sources.
Structural Evolution plays a crucial role in determining the lifetime of electrodes. Understanding how structures evolve at nanoscales paves the way toward stable electrodes for high-performance batteries, electrolyzers, and sensors alike. 

    In-situ characterization of high-capacity electrodes to tackle stability issues. 


Prof. Qing Chen holds a bachelor's degree in Polymer Science from Zhejiang University and a PhD degree in Materials Science from Arizona State University. 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 at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is also the associate director of the Energy Institute, HKUST. (CV)

Group Alumni:

Zhien Wang - PhD @ MIT

Wenqing Ruan - Faculty @ Shenzhen University

Guoyin Zhu - Faculty @ Nanjing University of Information Sci & Tech

Anson Tsang - PhD @ Princeton

Yuan Xu - Postdoc @ Shenzhen University

Jiatao Mao - Scientist @ BYD

Congcheng Wang - Postdoc @ Georgia Tech

Yiting Zheng - Consultant @ Exponent

Shida Yang - Scientist @ CATL

Jie Li - Postdoc @ University of Stuttgart 

Yunhe Zhao - Scientist @ NAMI

Yi Z. Decoding the Mechanisms of Reversibility Loss in Rechargeable Zinc-Air Batteries. Nano Lett. (2023). >> view the article
Chen Q. Spontaneous Bicontinuous Nanoporous Metals with Self-Organized
Functionalities (Perspective). Chem. Mater. (2022). 
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