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Academic Cheng Huiming, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guest Lecturer of Chinese Materials

On the morning of November 7th, 2016, the 84th lecture of the China Materials Master Forum was held in the lecture hall of the USTB library. Internationally well-known carbon materials experts and academics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences held a symposium on the topic of "Pore Structure Design and Nanostructuring of Carbon for Advanced Energy Storage." Professor Ge Changchun, Academic of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor Wang Ge, Vice President of University of Science and Technology Beijing, and Professor Zhang Yue from the School of Materials Science and Engineering, were all present at the symposium. Meanwhile, Professor Wang Luning from the School of Materials Science and Engineering also gave a speech.

Mr. Cheng was the first to introduce his own Shenyang Institute of Metal, after which he discussed the background of his energy research. He mentioned that with the continuous improvement of human living standards, energy consumption is also increasing, but with an increase in environmental pollution caused by fossil fuels and the fact that earth's fossil fuels are limited, the development of new energy materials and energy-storage devices is particularly important. Among the new promising technology, energy-storage devices for electric vehicles and wearable electronic devices are the most noteworthy for their great potential application.


In the report, Mr. Cheng gave the main introduction of the nano-carbon materials in the application of super capacitors. He pointed out that the current super capacitor development is focused on how to improve power density. The report described the latest research progress on carbon nanotubes, graphene and other functional materials through hybridization, structural control, layer-hole design and other means to improve the super capacitor power density. In addition, he proposed that the future trend of ultra-capacitors is toward light, thin and soft characteristics, all which can have important applications in flexible portable devices. At the same time, he also discussed the importance of self-safety monitoring of energy storage devices.


In the Q&A session, Cheng Hui-ming answered questions from teachers and students on the interaction of 3D graphene in the super-capacitor strength, 3D graphene porosity tests, the use of thin-film battery dielectric, graphene functional groups and the balance of device characteristics. In the end, Vice-Principal Wang Ge presented the Chinese Material Teacher's Award to Cheng Huiming and took a group photo. Afterwards the event came to a close with a warm applause.


Cheng Huiming academic profile:

Cheng Huiming is a carbon materials scientist, an Academic of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and an Academic of the Academy of Developing Countries. In 1984 he graduated from the Hunan University Department of Chemical Engineering, and in 1987 and 1992 he respectively obtained his master’s and doctoral degree from the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Metal. He is now the director of the Advanced Carbon Materials Research Department of Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science (CAS), and the director of Tsinghua - Berkeley Shenzhen Institute of Low-Dimensional Materials and Devices.

Dr. Cheng is mainly engaged in advanced carbon materials research. This includes proposing the preparation of carbon nanotubes by floating catalyst chemical vapor deposition and chemical vapor deposition of non-metallic catalysts, which promoted the research and application of carbon nanotubes. The method of template-guided chemical vapor deposition (CVD) was proposed to fabricate graphene three-dimensional network structure materials and millimeter-grained single-graphene graphene, leading to the development of a graphene material macro-preparation technique. For this project, a series of new materials for energy conversion and storage were proposed, such as material design, electrochemical potential control and crystal surface control. Dr. Cheng also developed block isotropic pyrolytic graphite materials and bulk applied them to a number of key projects.


Dr. Cheng is responsible for the commitment of the National Natural Science Foundation innovation groups and the Ministry of Science and Technology key basic research projects and other major projects. He has received nearly a hundred invention patents, presented at more than 130 international and domestic conferences, published more than 500 academic papers, has been cited 43,000 times (H Factor 92), and is one of the high-citation scientists in the fields of chemistry and materials, as published by the Thomson Reuters Group. He has won the second prize of the National Natural Science Award, the second prize of the National Defense Science and Technology Progress Award, He Lianghe Li Science and Technology Progress Award, the American Carbon Society Charles E. Pettinos Award, Germany SGL Group Felcht Award and other awards. He was the editor-in-chief of Carbon and Energy Storage Materials, as well as deputy editor of Science China Materials.