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  • Seminar:Design and Study of Nanostructured Materials
  • Release time:2011-05-17 clicks:1
  • Design and Electrochemical Study of Nanostructured Materials

    Aicheng Chen

    Department of Chemistry, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1, Canada

    Abstract: Nanotechnology involves the construction and use of functional structures designed from nanomaterials. Research into nanonmaterials is a multidisciplinary effort that involves chemists, physicists, materials researchers, engineers, biological and medical scientists. Synthesis of nanostructured materials with high surface areas has received significant interest due to their unique properties and a number of impressive applications in electrocatalysis, fuel cells, photocatalysis, solar energy, chemical/electrochemical sensors, and water & wastewater purification. In this talk, synthesis and characterization of platinum, tin oxide and titanium dioxide based nanomaterials will be presented. The electrochemical and photocatalytical properties of these nanomaterials as well as their applications in biosensoring and Green Chemistry will be addressed.

     Biography: Dr. Aicheng Chen graduated from Xiamen University with his M. Sc. in Physical Chemistry in 1992 and obtained his Ph.D. in Electrochemistry from the University of Guelph (Canada) in 1998. He then spent two years working as a Research Scientist at Huron Tech Canada Inc. and two years as an Electrochemical Specialist at FINNCHEM Canada Inc., Kingston, Ontario, Canada. In 2002 Dr. Chen joined Lakehead University as an Assistant Professor where he was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 2005 and became a Canada Research Chair in 2006. For his achievements, Dr. Chen has been awarded: the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (2003); the Canada Research Chair Award in Material and Environmental Chemistry (2005); a Senior Invitation JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Fellowship (2006); Lakehead University Merit Award for Exceptional Performance in Research, Scholarly Activity and Teaching (2004, 2005 and 2007); and a Canadian National Committee-IUPAC Travel Award (2008). More recently, he has received the 2009 Electrochemical Society Canadian Section Lash Miller Award for the excellence of publications and technical contributions in the field of electrochemical science and technology and the 2009 Fred Beamish Award of the Canadian Society for Chemistry, which recognizes individuals who demonstrate innovation in research, where the research is anticipated to have significant potential for practical applications.
    Host by Dr. Guosheng Cheng