学术报告题目：Advanced Materials Development for Energy Applications
报告人： Professor Fanglin (Frank) Chen, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SmartState Center for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, University of South Carolina, USA
Clean and sustainable future energy solutions require significant efficiency improvements in energy conversion and storage. Solid oxide fuel cells can convert chemical energy to electricity efficiently and are environmental benign. Gas separation membranes have broad applications such as oxy-fuel combustion and catalytic membrane reactors. Some specific examples will be given to highlight our recent progress in controlling materials composition and microstructure to achieve enhanced performance for energy-related applications such as solid oxide fuel cells and gas separation membranes. The first example will show how anode compositions can be tailored to develop coking-resistant and sulfur-tolerant solid oxide fuel cells. The second example will illustrate the concept of targeted phase formation in a composite that serves to enhance the ionic conductivity and hence the oxygen permeation performance. The third example will introduce a novel method to fabricate hierarchically porous materials. The last example will demonstrate how open channel microstructures can be designed to achieve high performance solid oxide fuel cells.
Dr. Fanglin (Frank) Chen is a full Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina (USC). Prior to joining USC in Fall 2007, he has spent six years as Senior Staff Engineer working on solid oxide fuel cell development at United Technologies Research Center. Dr. Chen holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Anhui University, a M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Science and Technology of China, and a Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Chen has received several recognitions including the Outstanding Achievement Award from United Technology Research Center in 2005, Summer Faculty Fellow from the US Air Force Research Laboratory in 2009 and in 2010, the Young Investigator Award from USC in 2010, the Governor’s Young Scientist Award from the State of South Carolina in 2013, and the Research Achievement Award from USC in 2016. Dr. Chen currently serves as an Associate Editor for both International Journal of Hydrogen Energy and Frontiers in Energy Research-Fuel Cells, has over 190 peer-reviewed journal publications and holds 7 US patents.