19 Aug 2021 (Thu)

3:30 – 4:30 pm (HK Time)

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Guest Speaker: Professor TANG Ao

Institute of Metal Research
Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMR-CAS)

Dr TANG Ao received his PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) under the supervision of Emeritus Professor Maria Skyllas-Kazacos, the inventor of vanadium redox flow battery. After that, he firstly started his academic career as a postdoctoral research associate at UNSW, and subsequently served as the Technical Director for Vanadis Energy Ltd in China who acquired the exclusive licence from UNSW to commercialize the UNSW vanadium flow battery technology. In 2016, he joined the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Science, receiving an outstanding scholar award to continue his research and technology development on electrochemical energy storage systems, in particular flow batteries. He has over 10 years’ experiences on flow battery design and development and his current research interests include (but not limit to) novel redox chemistry design, synthesis and fabrication of key materials, multi-scale modelling and simulaiton for both metal and organic based flow batteries.

Recent progress in vanadium flow battery development at IMR-CAS


As one of the earliest flow battery developers in China, the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMR-CAS) has started its research and development in vanadium redox flow battery (VFB) since 2003.

The activities in vanadium flow battery development at IMR-CAS cover key materials development, stack design and manufacture, and system scale-up and demonstrations. Over the last decade, IMR-CAS has published over 60 research papers and filed more than 40 Chinese patents on vanadium flow batteries.

In this presentation, the most recent progress in VFB manufacture, scale-up and demonstration along with fundamental research activities at IMR-CAS will be summarized.