MSE Seminar Series: Liangbing Hu
Friday, October 2, 2015
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Room 2108, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building
Nanomaterials for Energy and Flexible Electronics
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Maryland
I will start by giving an overview of active research activities in my research group located at University of Maryland Energy Research Center (UMERC). Then I will focus on three research topics.
In Topic One, I will discuss nanomanufacturing of different generations of transparent paper substrates with tailored optical and mechanical properties, followed by their applications in electronics, photonics and optoelectronics.
In Topic Two, I will discuss nanoscale interface engineering for low-cost Na-ion batteries toward Grid-scale energy storage. I will then extend similar interface engineering method in all solid-state Li metal batteries with Garnet electrolytes
In Topic Three, I will display our pioneering research on Intercalation Optoelectronics, where the optoelectronic properties of two-dimensional materials (such as graphene, reduced graphene oxide and MoS2) are tailored reversibly with metal ions.
About the Speaker
Liangbing Hu received his B.S. in physics from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2002, where he worked with Prof Yuhueng Zhang on colossal magnetoresistance (CMR) materials for three years. He did his Ph.D. in at UCLA (with George Gruner), focusing on carbon nanotube based nanoelectronics (2002-2007). In 2006, he joined Unidym Inc (www.unidym.com) as a co-founding scientist. At Unidym, Liangbing’s role was the development of roll-to-roll printed carbon nanotube transparent electrodes and device integrations into touch screens, LCDs, flexible OLEDs and solar cells. He worked at Stanford University (with Yi Cui) from 2009-2011, where he work on various energy devices based on nanomaterials and nanostructures. Currently, he is an assistant professor at University of Maryland College Park. His research interests include nanomaterials and nanostructures, roll-to-roll nanomanufacturing, energy storage focusing on solid state batteries and Na ion batteries, and printed electronics. For more info, please visit www.bingnano.umd.edu