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- Rona Chandrawati, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (J01)
About the Speaker
Dr Li Wei obtained his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Tsinghua University (China) in 2006 and completed his PhD with Prof Yuan Chen at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) in 2010. He took a research fellow position afterwards and joined School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (SCBE) at the University of Sydney as a postdoc researcher since 2016. His research interests cover: (i) structure selective enrichment of single-walled carbon nanotubes for macroelectronic applications; (ii) novel chiral selective synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes; and (iii) novel carbon/metal nanomaterials for electrochemical storage, conversion and utilization of renewable energy. He has authored and co-authored nearly 60 journal publications and 2 book chapters with 1378 citations (ISI) and an H-index of 20 (ISI).
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are a new class of carbon materials that hold promises in novel and revolutionary applications owing to their extraordinary electronic, thermal and mechanical properties. However, these properties rely on their unique nanoscale structures and the lack of structure monodispersed nanotube samples severely delays the realisation of practical nanotube applications.