Novel Rechargeable Battery Technology based on Zinc-Ion Intercalation Materials

The overarching goal of the proposed research is to develop high-performance aqueous zinc-ion batteries, a novel clean energy storage technology that addresses energy and environmental—two major challenges of modern society. In order to achieve this goal, new energy materials with desired and unique nano-/micro-structure and morphology exhibiting excellent zinc-ion intercalation ability will be designed and investigated for outstanding electrochemical behaviors. Research will mainly focus on the synthesis of carbon materials and transition metal oxides/sulfides, and the correlation of electrochemical behaviors with their microstructures/morphologies. The success of the proposed project will significantly contribute to battery industries.