Carbon nanomaterials have many potential applications due to their extraordinary electronic, thermal, and mechanical properties. These properties rely on their unique nanoscale structures.
Advanced carbon research lab led by Prof. Yuan Chen at the University of Sydney focuses on developing scalable processes to synthesize carbon nanomaterials with well-defined atomic structures, assemble nanoscale carbon nanomaterials into functional macroscale structures, and use these novel materials for sustainable energy and environmental applications.
2021-11-12 Dr. Fei Liu and Dr. Chaojun Wang’s work “One-dimensional covalent organic framework–carbon nanotube heterostructures for efficient capacitive energy storage” has been accepted by Applied Physics Letters.
2021-11-07 Yuan Chen gave a talk on carbon composites for wearable energy storage devices at International Conference on Energy Materials organized by Xiamen University, Malaysia.
2021-10-12 Our perspective article “Degradation: A critical challenge for M–N–C electrocatalysts” has been accepted by Journal of Energy Chemistry.
2021-10-05 We receive a DVCR support fund for COVID-19 impacted research.
2021-10-01 Fangzhou Liu joins us as a new PhD student.
2021-09-23 Yuan Chen gave a talk on lithiutm extraction at Sustainable Water Environment and Energy Technology workshop hosted by Qatar University.
In the media
- Flexible zinc-air battery can stand the cold, ChemistryViews
- Bifunctional oxygen catalysts for rechargeable Zn-air batteries, The University of Sydney, Australian Associated Pressand Xinhua (in Chinese)
- New hot paper in materials science looks at a new method for energy storage, Clarivate
- Graphene materials in antimicrobial nanomedicine, cailiaoniu.com
- Bandage coating kills bacteria using graphene and hydrogen Peroxide, C&EN
- Materials science: Purity rolled up in a tube, Nature