Time: 16th January, 2018, 9:00 am
Venue: The Academic Report Hall of Department of Biotechnology
Lecturer: LIU Jun Battelle Fellow at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory，Director of Battery500 Consortium
Tremendous progresses have been made in the in the field of new materials and materials chemistries. We have a great opportunity to make a large contribution to a modern society enabled by rapid technology innovation. However in reality few new materials and concepts can cross the death-valley to reach practical applications. This seminar will discuss the driving forces for technology innovation, and the challenges in energy research. Using energy storage materials and systems as an example, the seminar will discuss key scientific and technology gaps on a system level in order to advance the technologies and have societal impact. It is critical to establish new platforms and mechanisms to connect fundamental discoveries and technology innovation, and to establish an integrated approach for scientists and engineers from different fields to work together to solve real and complex problems.
LIU Jun current serves as a Battelle Fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and the Director for the Battery500 Consortium, a 50M multi-institute center supported the US Department of Energy to develop next generation Li batteries. In the past, Jun has served as the Laboratory Fellow, Director of the Energy Processes and Materials Division at PNNL, senior scientists and managers at Bell Laboratories and Sandia National Laboratories. Jun is an elected Member of the Washington Academy of Science, elected Fellow of the Materials Society (MRS) and the American Association of Advancement of Sciences (AAAS). Jun has more than 400 peer referred publications and more than 55 issued US patents. Jun has been a top 1% highly cited researchers in chemistry and materials sciences since 2014, with a H Factor of 100 (Web-of-Science).
Contact: LI Xianfeng, LIU Huijuan