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.
2023-01-18 Dr. Xiao Sui’s review article “2D material membrane fabrication: progress and challenges” has been accepted by Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering.
2023-01-09 Jing Li’s paper “Stable Zn electrodes enabled by ultra-thin Zn phosphate protective layer” has been accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
2023-01-03 Yuan Chen was interviewed by ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) to provide comments on electric vehicles. Article and Video
2023-01-02 Yuan Chen was awarded a “Fellow” by the Engineered Science Society from Engineered Science Publisher LLC.
2022-12-21 Our application for the Provost’s 2023 Capital Equipment and Contingency Fund to set up a microwave-assisted nanomaterial and catalyst synthesis platform is successful.
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