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Sustainable use of critical raw materials for renewable energy

19 March 2014 (15:00-16:00)

The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering is pleased to invite you to attend a talk by Dr Chuang Peng, lecturer in Environmental Engineering.

About the talk

The development of renewable energy and environmental technologies (REET) relies on a number of important raw materials. This talk will depict the significance of these materials in REET, and outline the strategies to reduce the supply risk. A few examples will be given on sustainable use of these materials, from the perspective of materials electrochemistry.

Speaker biography

Chuang Peng completed a BEng in China University of Mining and Technology before receiving his MSc in Environmental and Resource Engineering at The University of Nottingham in 2004. He was awarded PhD in Chemical Engineering at Nottingham in 2007 and thereupon worked as a postdoctoral research associate for another three years at the same research group. After five months in Hunan University as an associate professor, he was subsequently appointed lecturer in Renewable Energy at the University of Exeter in 2011. In 2013, Dr Peng joined The University of Nottingham Ningbo China as a lecturer in Environmental Engineering.

Dr Peng’s research interests include various applications of materials electrochemistry in renewable energy, environmental technologies and resource efficiency. He has authored 18 peer-reviewed papers in world leading scientific journals, including Energy & Environmental Science, Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, Chemical Communications, Electrochimica Acta and Electrochemistry Communications. His research papers have received over 700 citations in total. Dr Peng is a member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (ProfGradIMMM). He has led several research grants funded by EPSRC (UK), the Royal Society (UK), the Ministry of Education (China) and industries in both UK and China. Dr Peng has also been invited as session chair and/or keynote speaker at a number of international or national conferences.