Dr. Lili Zhang received her B. Eng. and Ph.D. degree from Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2004 and 2011, respectively. She worked as a process engineer in Micron between 2004 and 2006, and a research engineer from 2010 to 2011 at NUS. Then she continued her postgraduate research at The University of Texas at Austin from 2011 to 2012 as a research fellow. In 2012, Dr. Zhang joined Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences in Singapore as a research scientist. Dr. Zhang’s research interest includes design and synthesis advanced functional materials for catalysis and energy storage, fundamental materials chemistry and physics, and heterogeneous catalytic processes and mechanistic studies. Dr. Zhang’s research has led to more than 60 publications on high-impact international peer-reviewed journals (such as Nat. Common., Sci. Rep., Chem. Soc. Rev., Nano Lett., ACS nano, Energy&Environ. Sci., etc) with more than 11,000 citations (H-index: 38, by Web of Science).
Electrochemical processes involving electron transfer between electrodes and electrolytes largely depend on the physicochemical properties of the electrode materials, their heterostructures as well as the interaction between the electrodes and the electrolytes. In this talk, I will present some strategies and approaches in achieving enhanced electrochemical properties, describing also what fundamental science has been done and what future understanding is needed. On top of the scientific aspect, practical applications and current state-of-the-art technologies and future market trend will also be presented.