应国际交流处、新能源研究院和天津市光电显示材料与器件重点实验室邀请，加州大学洛杉矶分校材料科学与工程系黄昱教授来研究院进行交流与访问，并为师生们做了题为“From extended surface toNanocatalysts: Molecular Specificity Controlled NanoCrystal Growth for High PerformanceCatalysis”的学术报告，国交处陈民芳处长、材料科学与工程学院袁院长、新能源研究院鲁统部教授、王成教授、丁轶教授、罗俊教授等相关师生参加了此次报告会。
Dr.Yu Huang is a full professor in the Department of Materials Science andEngineering at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She received herB.S. in Chemistry from University of Science and Technology of China, and herPh.D in physical chemistry and M.A in Chemistry from Harvard University. Beforeshe embarked on her independent career at UCLA She was awarded the prestigiousLawrence Fellowship and held a joint postdoctoral position with LLNL (LawrenceLivermore National Lab) and MIT.
At UCLA Prof. Huang explores the uniquetechnological opportunities that result from the structure and assembly ofnanoscale building blocks. Her research focuses on mechanistic understanding ofnanoscale phenomena and on exploiting the unique properties of nanoscalematerials for various applications. Taking advantage of the unique roles ofnanoscale surfaces and interfaces, Prof. Huang is creating methodologies toapply the latest developments in nanoscale materials and nanotechnology forprobing nanoscale processes that can fundamentally impact a wide range oftechnologies including materials synthesis, catalysis, fuel cells, and devicesapplications. Notably, Prof. Yu Huang has made extraordinary contributions tothe biomimetic design and syntheses of functional metallic nanostructures,including the design and synthesis of high performance catalysts. Her recentdiscoveries have led to the design of highly robust fuel cell Pt-basedcatalysts with record high activities that greatly outperform commercial Pt/Ccatalysts, marking a critical step forward to fuel cell technologies and in theefficient usage of precious metal resource.
Prof.Huang’s achievements have gained her international and national recognitionsincluding the (International Precious Metal Institute)IPMI Carol Tyler Award, the (Materials Research Society)MRS Fellow, thePECASE(Presidential Early Career Award in Science andEngineering), the National Institute of Health)NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, the (Defense Advanced ResearchProjects Agency)DARPA Young FacultyAward, theWorld’s Top 100 YoungInnovators award, theSloanFellowship,(International Union ofPure and Applied Chemistry)IUPAC YoungChemist Award, and theNano 50 Award.