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Materials Design and Mechanistic Investigations of Sulfur-based batteries


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  • Date

    17 Aug 2023

  • Organiser

    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, PolyU

  • Time

    10:30 - 11:30

  • Venue



Prof. Zhejun Li

20230817Prof Zhejun LiPoster


Increasing urgency of global warming and climate crisis emphasize the significance of the integration of renewable energy resources. Sulfur, as one of the attractive materials with the merits of high abundance, low market prices and high volumetric/gravimetric capacity, receives increasing attention for energy storage technologies like polysulfide-based aqueous redox flow batteries (ARFBs) for long-duration energy storage, and high energy density aprotic lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries. However, sulfur-based batteries are greatly challenged by the short lifetime owing to the shuttle phenomenon as well as the limited power capability from the sluggish kinetics of polysulfide electrochemical reactions. We develop rational materials design strategies and mechanistic investigation methods of polysulfide electrochemical reactions to facilitate the development of sulfur-based batteries in future energy storage landscape.

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Zhejun Li

Prof. Zhejun Li

Wuhan University


Prof. Li currently serve as a Professor in School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University. She received her B.E. degree from Tianjin University in 2014 and Ph.D. degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2019. Her research works mainly focus on the materials design and the mechanistic investigation of batteries including redox flow batteries, lithium-ion batteries and lithium sulfur batteries. She has published multiple works in Nature Energy, Advanced Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, etc. in polysulfide-based batteries to pave the way for their commercialization. She has won Young Scientist Award from Hong Kong Institution of Science in 2021.

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