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Garnet-Based Advanced Solid-State Batteries
April 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Affiliation:Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park
Abstract: I will start by giving an overview of active research activities in my research group located at University of Maryland Energy Research Center, including wood materials toward sustainability, 3000K high temperature materials and processing (Science 2018), wood nanotechnologies (Nature 2018), beyond-Li ion batteries (solid state, Na-ion). Then I will focus on our recent development on garnet-based solid-state Li-metal batteries including interface engineering to improve the wetting between Li metal anode and Garnet solid-state electrolyte (Nature Materials 2016; Science Advances 2017); Garnet based 3D Li ion conductive framework (bilayer, trilayer) toward high energy density Li-S batteries (EES 2017); Garnet nanofiber based flexible, hybrid electrolyte with a high Li ion conductivity (PNAS 2016), and In-situ neutron depth profiling technique in understanding Li-garnet and CNT-garnet interfaces (JACS 2016).
Bio: Liangbing Hu received his B.S. in physics from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2002, where he worked with Prof Yuheng Zhang on colossal magnetoresistance (CMR) materials for three years. He did his Ph.D. in at UCLA (with George Gruner), focusing on carbon nanotube based nanoelectronics (2002-2007). In 2006, he joined Unidym Inc (www.unidym.com) as a co-founding scientist. At Unidym, Liangbing’s role was the development of roll-to-roll printed carbon nanotube transparent electrodes and device integrations into touch screens, LCDs, flexible OLEDs and solar cells. He worked at Stanford University (with Yi Cui) from 2009-2011, where he work on various energy devices based on nanomaterials and nanostructures. Currently, he is an associate professor at University of Maryland College Park. His research interests include nanomaterials and nanostructures, roll-to-roll nanomanufacturing, energy storage focusing on solid-state batteries and Na ion batteries, and printed electronics. He has published over 300 research papers (including Science and Nature in 2018) and given more than 100 invited talks. He received many awards, including: 2019 Exemplary Research Recognition (the only one in the engineering school of UMD), 2018 R&D 100 Winner, 2018 HIVE 50 Innovator, Highly Cited Researchers list by Clarivate Analytics (2016, 2017, 2018), the Nano Letters Young Investigator Lectureship (2017), Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (2016), ACS Division of Energy and Fuel Emerging Investigator Award (2016), SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award (2016), University of Maryland Junior Faculty Award (School of Engineering, 2015), 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award (2015), Maryland Outstanding Young Engineer (2014), University of Maryland Invention of Year (2014 Physical Science), Campus Star of the American Society for Engineering Education (2014), Air Force Young Investigator Award (AFOSR YIP, 2013). For more info, please visit www.bingnano.umd.edu. Dr. Hu is the (founding) director of the Center for Advanced Center for Advanced Renewable Biomaterials (CARB) at the University of Maryland College Park (www.carb.umd.edu). He is also the Co-Founder of Inventwood LLC. (www.inventwood.com).