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.
2021-06-14 Dr. Asif Mahmood’s work “Foldable and scrollable graphene paper with tuned interlayer spacing as high areal capacity anodes for sodium-ion batteries” has been accepted by Energy Storage Materials.
2021-06-08 Yuan Chen gave an invited talk at the 21th International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes and Low-Dimensional Materials.
2021-05-13 Zixun Yu’s work “High-performance Fe-N-C electrocatalysts with a “chain mail” protective shield” has been accepted by Nano Materials Science.
2021-05-07 Yuan Chen gave an invited talk at Global renewable energy researchers meet organised by Energy Oceania.
2021-04-23 Ziwen Yuan’s review article “Carbon composite membranes for thermal-driven membrane processes” has been accepted by Carbon.
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