一、主 题：Multifunctional synergy for enhancing materials performance
四、主讲人：ShiXue Dou 澳大利亚工程院院士（澳大利亚伍伦贡大学）
HuaKun Liu 澳大利亚工程院院士（澳大利亚伍伦贡大学）
五、主持人：材料与能源学院 简贤 博士
Significant advances in development of strategies and approaches on novel materials design and processing have been made. Here we particularly highlight the advantages of combination of multi-functionalities to achieve synergetic effect on materials performance. These include combination of carbon coating with band engineering for alteration of electronic properties; universal general approach for morphology control; combination of physical confinement with catalytic effect to control polysulphide loss in metal sulphur battery; Multiple strain engineering for improvement of flux pinning in superconductor and reactive sites in catalysts; Additive & subtractive engineering for controlled growth of nanomaterials with designed size, shape and composition; Multiple dimension manipulation to achieve optimised electronic, ionic and optical properties; York-shell sphere/Core-shell structures to control unwanted strain; Hybridisation at materials, structure & device level to achieve high reactivity in catalysts and storage materials.
Shi Xue Dou is a Distinguished Professor at University of Wollongong, the founding director of ISEM and UOW Ambassador in Australia. He received his PhD at Dalhousie University, Canada in 1984 and DSc at the University of New South Wales in 1998 and was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering in 1994. He was awarded the Australian Government’s Centenary Medal in 2003 and Australian Order of Member in 2019 for his contribution to materials science and engineering, multiple Australian Professorial Fellowships from 1993 to 2011, the Vice-Chancellors Senior Excellence Award in 2008, Outstanding Partnership Award in 2012 and the Life Achievement Award from ASTS in 2018. He is named as a highly cited researcher in materials science by Thomson Reuters with citations of 42,000 and h-index of 94 (Scopus). His research focusses on energy and electronic materials. He has supervised and co-supervised 98 PhD students, more than 60 postdoctoral and visiting fellows. He is program leader for Auto CRC 2020 on electrification program and the on-going ARENA 2016-2020 on smart sodium storage system program.
Hua Kun Liu is a distinguished professor and the founding program leader of energy materials at ISEM, the University of Wollongong. She was awarded the Australian Professorial Fellowships by Australian Research Council in 1994, 1999, 2003, and 2006. She was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering in 2013 and was awarded the Doctor of Science by the University of Wollongong in 2017. She received the University of Wollongong Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellent Senior Researcher in 2013 and the Woman of Impact in 2016. She was a chief investigator for the Centre of Excellence of Electrmomaterials from 2003-2013, for the Automotive CRC-2020 program and the ongoing ARENA-funded Smart Sodium Storage Solution Project. Prof Liu has established international reputation in energy storage materials research and concrete research network around the globe. She is named as a highly cited researcher in both chemistry and materials science by Thomson Reuters with citations over 42,500 and h- index of 101 (Scopus)
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