The major research focuses of the laboratory fall into 4 categories with the profiles of both fundamental and applied aspects: (1) hydrogen generation and storage materials; (2) electricity storage and new battery materials; (3) calculation for energy storage materials; (4) advanced manufacture of energy storage materials. The laboratory has a strong faculty of 20 permanent researchers, including 1 Changjiang Scholar distinguished professor of the Ministry of Education, 2 winners of the National Natural Science Fund (NSFC) for Distinguished Young Scholars, 1 winner of the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars, and 2 winners of Guangdong Province Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars.
In recent five years, more than 20 projects were granted, including the National Key Research and Development Project, the Innovative Research Group Program of the NSFC, the National Basic Research Program (973 Program), the Key Project of the NSFC, the Innovation Team Project of the Ministry of Education, etc.. More than 100 papers have been published in the international peer-reviewed journals including Prog. Mater. Sci., Nat. Commun., Energ. Environ. Sci., Adv. Mater., Acta Mater., etc. . More than 30 Chinese patents, as well as 3 Japanese patents and 1 American patent have been authorized. The first prize of Guangdong Science and Technology Award, and the first prize of Scientific Research in Higher Education Institutes of the Ministry of Education have been awarded in 2012 and 2016, respectively. Several technology, which had been developed in this lab, has been commercialized in industry, including the A2B7 type electrode materials and the Plasma milling technology.
The laboratory has established extensive cooperation in scientific research and student education with well-known universities, research institutes and industry’s leading companies in domestic and abroad. Guangdong Engineering Technology Research and Development Center of Advanced Energy Storage Materials, SUNWODA-SCUT Joint Laboratory for Advanced Energy Storage Technology, Australia-China Joint Laboratory for Energy & Environmental Materials, and FIYTA-SCUT Joint Laboratory for Materials Technology have been established.
The equipment for the advanced material fabrication and analysis includes magnetron sputtering system, scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA), X-ray diffractometer (XRD), XPS energy spectrum analyzer, electrochemical workstations, etc., providing strong and high-level support for the development of advanced energy storage materials and devices.
We cordially welcome ambitious young scientist join us as Ph. D students, Post doctor fellows and faculty members.