Category: Functional Materials

Symposium GG

Advanced Nanomaterials for Green Energy and Environmental Applications

Special Lecture at Symposium GG

Energy & Environmental Science (EES) 2018 Lectureship Award* Recipient
Guo-Liang CHAI
Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, CAS, China

*The EES Lectureship is awarded annually to one outstanding young scientist (within 10 years of receiving their PhD) who has published in the journal. The winner is selected by the EES Editorial Board from a shortlist of authors of the most-read articles from each issue of EES in the previous year.

Nanomaterials have been used in multiple disciplines to tackle imminent challenges in the areas of sustainable energy and environmental applications. Due to the ability to enhance efficiency through control of bandgap, chemical composition, structural scheme, light propagation, charge collection/transport etc., nanomaterials have attracted immense attention.

Novel nanomaterials with unique and exceptional properties hold the key to fundamental advances of solar cells, fuel cells, photoelectrochemical cell, electrolyzers, clean fuel production, air/water purification and energy generation.


This symposium brings together scientists and engineers working in these fields where the focus will be on the design and fabrication of nanostructured materials for advanced green energy and environmental applications through photovoltaics, photoelectrochemistry, electrochemistry, electrolysis, photocatalysis, nanogenerator technologies. The context of this symposium should enable a broad interdisciplinary exchange on the latest developments of nanomaterials and their manipulations for sustainable energy and environmental applications.

Perovskite solar cells, thermoelectrics and batteries are excluded.


Poster prizes courtesy of the following sponsors will be awarded:

  • Advanced Materials Technologies
  • Energy and Environment Science
  • Nano-Micro Letters
  • Nano Materials Science

Topics include, but will not be limited to:

  • Nanomaterials for photoelectrochemical cells
  • Nanomaterials for photocatalytic water splitting, and environmental remediation
  • Nanomaterials electrocatalysts for HER, OER, ORR, and CO2 reduction
  • Nanomaterials for photothermal vaporization/desalination/catalysis/energy generation
  • Nanomaterials for tribo/pyro/piezo-electric generators
  • Nanomaterials for solar cells are generally included except for perovskite ones
  • Combination and integration of different technologies for self-powered devices
  • Joel AGER, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Hussam N. ALSHAREEF, King abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • Rose AMAL, The University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Jeong Min BAIK, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology , Korea
  • Christopher BOWEN, University of Bath, UK
  • Guoliang CHAI, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, CAS, China
  • Su CHEN, Nanjing Tech University, China, China
  • Yu Lun CHUEH , National Tsing-hua University Taiwan, Taiwan
  • Kazunari DOMEN, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Angang DONG, Fudan University, China
  • Jinlong GONG, Tianjin University, China
  • Jr-Hau HE, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • Jinsong HU, Insistute of Chemistry, CAS, China
  • Seong-Ju HWANG, Ewha Womans University, Korea
  • Song JIN, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Sang-Woo KIM, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
  • Laisheng LI, South China Normal University, China
  • Wei LI, Fudan University, China
  • Zhiqun LIN, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Gang LIU, Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, CAS, China
  • Nicola PINNA, Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany
  • Shizhang QIAO, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Liangti QU, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
  • Shuhui SUN, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada
  • Junwang TANG, University College London, UK
  • Xinyong TAO, Zhejiang University of Technology, China
  • Dan WANG, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Peng WANG, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • Xudong WANG, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Xun WANG, Tsinghua University, China
  • Wenzhuo WU, Purdue University, USA
  • Yuen WU, University of Science and Technology, China
  • Yujie XIONG, University of Science and Technology of China, China
  • Qiang XU, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Sci & Tech, Japan
  • Yang YA, Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, China
  • Yan YU, University of Science and Technology of China, China
  • Yamauchi YUSUKE, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Hua ZHANG, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Jian ZHANG, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure Matter, CAS, China
  • Tierui ZHANG, Institute of Physical Chemistry, CAS, China
  • Gengfeng ZHENG, Fudan University, China
  • Lin ZHOU, Nanjing University, China
  • Jun ZHOU , Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  • Jia ZHU, Nanjing University, China
  • Jixin ZHU, Nanjin Tech University, China


Ghim Wei HO
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Hong Jin FAN
SPMS, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Rong XU
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Kazunari DOMEN
University of Tokyo, Japan


Ghim Wei HO
National University of Singapore, Singapore