报告题目：电催化炼制 | Nanostructured Materials for Electrocatalytic Refinery.
报告人：乔世璋 | Shizhang Qiao, The University of Adelaide
Nanostructured Materials for Electrocatalytic Refinery
Compared to modern fossil fuel-based industrial refineries, the emerging electrocatalytic refinery (e-refinery) is a more sustainable and environmentally benign strategy to convert renewable feedstocks and energy sources to transportable fuels and value-added chemicals. E-refinery promisingly leads to defossilization, decarbonization, and decentralization of chemical industry. Specifically, powered by renewable electricity (e.g., solar, wind and hydro power), oxygen evolution reaction (OER) and hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) can efficiently split water into green hydrogen, CO2 reduction reaction (CRR) can convert CO2 emissions to transportable fuels and commodity chemicals, and N2 reduction reaction (NRR) can potentially manufacture fertilizers at ambient conditions. In this presentation, I will demonstrate the framework and methodologies of e-refinery with greater complexity by electrocatalytic coupling in situ generated intermediates (integrated reactions) or products (tandem reactions). It will inspire and accelerate further investigations of e-refinery to complement or displace some important industrial processes, and ultimately make the energy and chemical sectors sustainable.
Dr Qiao is a Chair Professor at the School of Chemical Engineering, and founding Director of Center for Materials in Energy and Catalysis, in the University of Adelaide, Australia. His research expertise is in nanostructured materials for electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, batteriesand other new energy technologies. He has co-authored 500 papers in refereed journals with 107,660 citation times, h-index: 166.
In recognition of his achievements in research, he was honoured with prestigious South Australian Scientist of Year (2021), Inaugural Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research (University of Adelaide, 2019), ARC Australian Laureate Fellow (2017), etc.
Prof Qiao is a Fellow of International Institute of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE), Royal Chemical Society (FRSC) and Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI CChem). He is an Editor in Chief of EES Catalysis (RSC), Associate Editor of Journal of Materials Chemistry A(RSC) and a Clarivate Analytics/Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher (123 current ESI Top 1% highly cited papers) in three categories (Chemistry, Materials Science, Environment and Ecology).