The 4th International Conference on New Energy and Future Energy Systems
Invited Speaker--Dr. Jiang Zhou

Dr. Jiang Zhou
Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, China.

Biography: Dr. Jiang Zhou received his Bachelor degree (2011), and Ph.D. degree (2015) from Central South University. During 2014-2015, he studied in Prof. Hua Zhang’s group at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as an exchange Ph.D. student. After graduated, he carried out his postdoctoral research in Prof. Ju Li’s group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) since 2016. He joined Central South University as a Professor in the end of 2017. His research interests are on lithium (sodium)-ion batteries, aqueous zinc-ion batteries, etc. He has published over 50 research papers in international SCI journals including Energy Environ. Sci., Adv. Energy Mater., ACS Energy Lett., Nano Energy, Energy Storage Mater., Adv. Sci., J. Mater. Chem. A, Nano Res., Chem. Commun., Carbon, etc.

Speech Title: Cathodes and Zn2+ Storage Mechanisms of Aqueous Zinc-ion Battery

Abstract: Lithium-ion battery and sodium-ion battery have been applied in energy storage devices, but low safety factor owing to the active chemical properties of Li+ and Na+ encourage us to develop new battery chemistry. As a safe, cost-effective and pollution-free device, rechargeable aqueous zinc-ion battery (ZIBs) shows desirable potential as alternative to LIBs and SIBs, and it is considered to be more feasible for grid-scale applications. Recently, lots of work has been done to develop new cathode materials and zinc storage insights for rechargeable aqueous ZIBs. However, the proposed energy storage mechanisms in aqueous ZIBs are still complicated and unclear. In this talk, the crystal structure and electrochemical mechanism of some typical cathodes in aqueous ZIBs will be described. The relationship between the structure, composition, storage mechanism and the electrochemical properties will be discussed in detail.
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