The PhD researcher Wenhai Wang, from the Solid State Chemistry (SSC) Group at ICMAB-CSIC, will defend his PhD thesis on Friday, 23 September 2022 at 11:30 am at the UAB.
Wenhai Wang, from the Solid State Chemistry (SSC) Group at ICMAB-CSIC
Date: Friday, 23 September 2022
Time: 11:30 am
Venue: C5/1068 Sala Graus II, Facultat Ciències i Biociències, UAB
Bacterial cellulose (BC) is a biopolymer with various outstanding properties, such as pure composition, nanosized fibers, and high water retention. Based on these properties, BC was employed in this thesis as a scaffold to process electrodes for electrochemical energy storage and conversion (EESC) applications. In general, the nanofibers allow high specific area and open porosity for optimal transport, but their insulating character prevents direct use. To obtain suitable conductivity, carbonization and metal coating were studied, respectively. Then, their electrochemical performance in EESC applications was investigated.
University: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
PhD Programme: Materials Science PhD Programme
Bacterial Cellulose as a Scaffold for Electrode Materials in Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion