Research Project

"Interface science inspired nanoporous composites for next-generation energy devices"


CHEN Mingwei
CHEN Mingwei


In this study we will develop innovative nanoporous metals and composites for next-generation energy storage/conversion devices that possess both high power density and high energy density, superior to current energy devices, for a wide range of practical applications. The advanced functions of these devices will be achieved by optimizing and manipulating the surfaces and interfaces inside the porous nano architecture on the basis of experimental and theoretical investigations of the unique surface/interface phenomena in the nanoporous materials. By utilizing high-resolution electron microscopy, in-situ Raman spectroscopy and ab-initio simulation, we will pursuit new discoveries in surface/interface science for the improved performances of the energy devices.