University of Science and Technology of China
Graphite Oxide-Derived Graphene Materials: from Fundamental Research to Industry
Department of Materials Science and Engineering & CAS Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion,
Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials (2011-iChEM), University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
Preparation of graphene materials from graphite oxide (GO) is one important approach to the large-scale production of graphene materials. The assembly or restructuring of graphene oxide (made by exfoliation of graphite oxide) leads to a broad range of GO-derived materials suitable to many potential applications. The functional groups in GO, which could be further customized if necessary, have brought more functions or flexibility in applications. This talk will review the preparation of graphene materials derived from GO, with specific focus on the progress in the industrial production. Some emerging applications of GO-derived graphene, e.g., as additive in various situation for improved performance and as precursor for new materials will also be summarized with highlight on the products in the market.
Prof. Yanwu Zhu is a professor in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He received his MS (2003) from Peking University (China) and PhD (2007) from National University of Singapore (NUS), both in physics. He worked as a research fellow in NUS Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Initiative, Singapore before he moved to the University of Texas at Austin, where he joined Prof. Rodney Ruoff’s group for graphene materials studies till July 2011. He has published more than 110 research papers on the topics of nanomaterials, applied physics and applied chemistry. So far these papers have been cited by about 18000 times and his H factor is 44. His current research interest includes: 1) Synthesis and characterization of graphene and other novel carbon materials; 2) Photoelectric properties of 2D nanomaterials and 3) High performance energy storage materials and devices.