报告题目：Polymer Electrode Materials for the NewGeneration
ofEnergy Storage Devices
报 告 人：Dr Zhongfan Jia （贾中凡）,Australian Institute
for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
Redox polymers have long been attractive materials for diverse applications. Past years have seen a resurgence of redox polymers due to their breakthroughs in catalysis, smart devices, and sustainable energy storage. In this course, nitroxide radicals are of particular interest. Incorporating nitroxide radicals onto the polymer backbone imparts the materials with both excellent electrochemical properties as well as flexibility and processability. However, the electrochemical properties of such electrodes are strongly affected by their chemical compositions, polymer chain structures, as well as the microstructure of electrode composites. This talk will highlight our recent work in understanding the importance of structure-(electro)chemistry relationship of the nitroxide radical (polymers), providing some guidance on the rational design of polymer electrodes with optimal performance.
Dr Zhongfan Jia received his PhD in polymer chemistry and physics from Fudan University in 2007. He then took a postdoc position in the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) with Prof Tom Davis. Since 2009, he has been working in the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) at the University of Queensland. He is a Lecturer in Chemistry at University of New England in 2019 and will start his role as Senior Lecturer at Flinders University in Adelaide from Jan. 2020. Dr Jia has been successively awarded UQ Postdoc Fellowship (2009), Trans-pacific Fellowship (2012), ARC Future Fellow (2013-2017), Advanced Queensland Fellow (2018-2021) and UQ Foundation Research Excellent Award (2015). Dr Jia has authored 93 publications include three book chapters. His current research interests are: (i) Complex polymer architecture; (ii) Polymer nanostructures for biological applications; (iii)Polymer-based electrochemical material for energy storage and catalytic reaction.