Zhenan Bao (SIMES Friday Seminar)

Date(s) - Jul 19 2013
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Shasta Room, Bldg 40, Room 361


Organic and Carbon Nanostructures for Energy Conversion and Energy Storage Devices

Zhenan Bao

Professor of Chemical Engineering, and by Courtesy of Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering,  Stanford University

Organic and carbon nano materials provide great versatility in property tuning and large area processing. The challenges are the large parameter space for molecular design and lack of precise control over molecular assembly and nanostructure morphology. In this talk, I will present our approach towards rational materials design, and the use of large area coating as a tool for non-equilibrium processing to access meta-stable polymorphs with unprecedented charge transport properties. The applications of these materials for solar cells and batteries will also be presented.