Tailoring mesoporous carbons and related materials for energy applications

01/26/2018 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 
Sheng Dai

Tailoring mesoporous carbons and related materials for energy applications


Sheng Dai 1,2


1Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, 37831-6201, USA

2Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1600, USA


Carbon materials are ubiquitous in catalysis, separation, and energy storage/conversion.  The creation of well-defined carbon architectures is essential for a number of the aforementioned applications.  Recently, we have developed several methods for the synthesis of carbon materials with controlled mesostructures and compositions. The mesostructures of these carbon materials are highly stable and can be further tailored via graphitization and surface functionalization for catalysis and energy-storage applications.  This presentation will be focused on our recent development in (a) self-assembly approaches to the preparation of carbon composite materials for controlling mesostructures and morphologies and (b) surface modification techniques to control the interfacial chemistry of carbon materials for separation, catalysis, and energy-storage applications.

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