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ME PhD Student wins the Best Poster Award at an International Symposium

Mr. Weiqun Li, PhD student of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, recently got the Best Poster Award at the 5th International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics – Working on Small Scales ( which was held in Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom on 10-14 July 2016.

The symposium focused on the current state of small scale technologies which are applied to solve the energy issues. The topics covered the fields of energy storage and applications, photovoltaics, fuel cells, supercapacitors, nanomechanics, thermoelectrics, wind power, etc. Attendees, including scientists, researchers, engineers and industry managers from all over the world, gave oral and poster presentations about the state-of-the-art researches in the energy-related areas during the 5-day conference. One winner of the Best Poster Award was selected by the Conference Scientific Committee from the total eight poster presenters. The title of the winning poster is “Mechanics-Based Investigation into the Structural Integrity of Core-Shell Nanostructured Electrodes for Lithium Ion Batteries”.

Mr. Li is a third-year PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Haimin Yao and co-supervision of Prof. Li-Min Zhou. He is devoted to the study on the mechanics and materials science of the nanostructured energy materials for lithium ion batteries.

Mr. Weiqun Li and Prof. Ian Ferguson at the Awards Ceremony

Certificate of the Best Poster Award