Chemistry seminar: Surface/Interface Chemistry Control of Lithium Rechargeable Battery Under Extreme Conditions


9:30 AM - 11:00 AM



Time: 09:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Date: Sept. 23, 2022

Format: Onsite & online

Venue: SA136 (onsite) and (BBB link)

Language: English

Lecturer: Dr Wei Zhang

Title: Surface/Interface Chemistry Control of Lithium Rechargeable Battery Under Extreme Conditions


Distinguished from the mild operating conditions of lithium rechargeable batteries for traditional consumer electronics products, newly-emerging applications such as electric vehicles, electric aircraft, smart grids, and aerospace require lithium rechargeable batteries to survive and work under various extreme conditions, such as extremely low temperatures, extreme electrochemical conditions (including high current density, high voltage, etc.) The surface properties of electrode materials play an important role in interfacial reaction and battery performance. Through the controllable design and construction of the electrode surface and interface, the thermodynamic and kinetic behavior of the interfacial reaction can be effectively regulated, which is expected to solve the survival and working problems of lithium-ion batteries under extreme conditions.

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[4] W Zhang, et al, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 14038.
[5] W Zhang, et al, Adv. Mater. 2019, 31, 1906156.


Dr Wei Zhang is a Professor in the Department of Materials Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and Innovation Center for Chemical Science (ICCS), Soochow University. He received his PhD degree in Materials Science from the Institute of Chemistry, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS) in 2016. Then he worked as a research fellow at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore and Max Planck – NTU Joint Lab for Artificial Senses. He joined Soochow University as a professor in 2021. He is awarded the National Science Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars (Overseas). So far, he has published over 30 high-profiled articles in J. Am. Chem. Soc, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater., and so on.

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