Symposium EM2

Advanced Nanomaterials for Catalysis and Energy Conversion

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wee-Jun ONG (XMUM)
Co-chair: Prof. Nanfeng ZHENG (XMU)

Symposium Scope

To date, nanomaterials have been vastly employed in a broad spectrum of disciplines to address challenges in the arena of energy and environmental science. Downsizing functional materials to the nanoscale can possess excellent features compared to their bulky structures. Furthermore, innovative strategies, namely morphological control, facet engineering, heterojunction construction, atomic modification and defect manipulation can substantially manipulate the optical, electronic, structural and textural properties of nanomaterials. Controlled size and crystal facets as well as assembly of nanoparticles into hierarchical architectures allow scientists to smartly engineer the active sites, thus giving rise to a new dimension of nanomaterials with robust catalytic activity and product selectivity. As such, the fascinating characteristics hold the key to fundamental advances in catalysis, electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, photoelectrocatalysis, CO2 conversion, H2O splitting, N2 fixation, fuel cells, solar cells, photovoltaic, air/water purification, seawater desalination, and so forth. This symposium will gather scientists from all corner of the world working in this emerging field, enabling a wide interdisciplinary exchange on the state-of-the-art advancement of nanostructured materials for catalysis and energy conversion.

Topics include, but will not be limited to:

  • Nanomaterials for solar cells and photovoltaics
  • Nanomaterials for thermal catalysis
  • Nanomaterials for photoelectrochemistry
  • Nanomaterials for photocatalytic H2O splitting, CO2 reduction, N2 fixation and environmental remediation
  • Nanomaterials for electrocatalytic HER, OER, ORR, CO2 reduction and N2 reduction
  • Nanomaterials for photothermal water vaporization and seawater desalination
  • Computational materials design for catalysis and energy
  • Integration of technologies for self-powered devices
Publication Information

Papers submitted to Symposium EM2 will be considered for publication in a special issue of Chinese Journal of Catalysis (IF 6.146, Q1). All special issue will be invitation only, and the deadline for paper submission will be announced in the invitation letter.

List of Speakers

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wee-Jun ONG

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