Prof Nianbing Zhong
Chongqing University of Technology, China
Experience: He received his Ph.D. degree in power engineering and engineering thermophysics from Chongqing University, Chongqing, China, in 2013. He has been a visiting scholar at the Biodesign Swette Center of Arizona State University, USA, from 2017 to 2018.His current research interests include foptoelectronic functional materials and devices, intelligent optical fiber sensing theory and technology, optoelectronic detection instruments, etc.He is serving as professor and vice dean of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, vice director of the Intelligent Fiber Sensing Technology of Chongqing Municipal Engineering Research Center of Institutions of Higher Education, and vice director of the Chongqing Key Laboratory of Fiber Optic Sensor and Photodetector at Chongqing University of Technology (CQUT), Chongqing, China. He is also professor of the international cooperative education both Liangjiang International College of CQUT and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).He has undertaken 12 projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (3 NSFC), National Key Research and Development Program of China, Innovation Research Group of Universities in Chongqing, etc. Furthermore, he has been awarded as Chongqing Yingcai·Innovation and Entrepreneurship Leading Talents of China. He has more than 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. According to Scopus his work has been cited ca. approximately 1500 times in peer-reviewed press. He has obtained ~30 Chinese authorized invention patents, formulated 3 local standards, published 2 English works, and won 6 provincial and ministerial awards (1 first prize, 1 second prize).
Prof. Zhong serves as the editorial board member of International Journal of Hydromechatronics, Current Chinese Chemistry, Laser Journal, and Journal of Chongqing University of Technology (Natural Science). He has chaired the 5th International Conference on Information Science and Applied Technology.
A.Prof Qiushi Cui
Chongqing University, China
Experience: Qiushi Cui earned his M.Sc. degree from Illinois Institute of Technology, and the Ph.D. degree from McGill University, both in Electric Engineering. He was working as a postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University (ASU) and served as the Associate Director of Machine Learning Laboratory for Power Systems in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering of the same university. Prior to joining ASU, he was a Research Engineer at OPAL-RT Technologies Inc. Dr. Cui has won three Best Paper Awards from UK, China, and the USA, all ranking the first. He was the winner of the Chunhui Cup Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition for Overseas Chinese Scholars in the Energy Sector in 2018. Dr. Cui received the Postdoctoral Research Scholarship from both Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Québec Research Fund - Nature and Technology (FRQNT) and held the MITACS Accelerate Research Program Fellowship from Canada.
Prof. Dr. Bayram Gündüz
Malatya Turgut Özal University,Turkey
Experience: Dr. Bayram Gunduz received his bachelor’s degree in Physics from Firat University, Elazig, Turkey, 2001-2005, master degree from Solid State Physics, Firat University, 2005-2007, PhD degree from Solid State Physics, Firat University, 2007-2011. He was the First of the Physics Department for 8 consecutive terms (4 years) and completed the Physics Department as the FIRST of the DEPARTMENT. He was research assistant in Solid State Physics, Mus Alparslan University, Turkey, 2009-2011 and was Assist. Prof. Dr. in Department of Science Education, Mus Alparslan University, 2011-2017. He was an Assoc. Prof. Dr. in the same department and university, 2017-2019 and in Malatya Turgut Özal University, 2019-2022. He is currently a Full Professor in Malatya Turgut Özal University, since December 2022. His main achievements include organic semiconductors and optoelectronic materials: (i) electrical, optical, photonic and optoelectronic properties; (ii) fabrication of electronic and optoelectronic devices and and investigation their photophysical properties and applications such as Schottky diode, P–N heterojunction diode, metal–insulator–semiconductor junctions, solar cells, thin-film transistor, photodiode. (B) He has many articles (more than 70) published in SCI, SCI-Exp journals, which have high impact factors and has about 1000 citations to his studies.
Title: Organic Functional Materials for High Efficiency Optoelectronic Applications
Prof. Qiang Huang
Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Experience: Qiang Huang received his bachelor’s in Physics at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2008 and his PhD in Physics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2013. He then worked at the Center of Interface Dynamics for Sustainability (CIDS) at the China Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP), and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2016. During the period from May to August in 2014, he was a visiting scholar at the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (FOM-DIFFER). He joined Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications since July 2018 and was selected as Wenfeng Professor in January 2022. He was VEBLEO Fellow and member of the national electronic information materials and devices committee. Qiang Huang was awarded Top Young Talents in Chongqing (2020), Bayu Youth Scholar (2019), and Chongqing High Level Introduced Talents (2019). He has been in charge of more than 10 scientific research projects and published more than 30 peer-reviewd papers in international journals, such as CEJ, JPCL, EEM, Small, CM, JMCA, JEC, J. Catal and so on, one of which was cited more than 200 times.
Title:Carbon Dioxide Conversion & Utilization Driven by Photons and Electrons
Abstract: Recently, worldwide attention has been focused on the increased emissions of greenhouse gases and the decreasing reserves of traditional fossil energy sources. Utilizing sustainable energy to convert carbon dioxide into fuels or value-added chemicals has great potential to handle these two problems simultaneously. Currently, several approaches, such as thermolysis, electro-catalysis, photo-catalysis and plasma-catalysis, are investigated to achieve the carbon dioxide conversion. Among of them, the artificial photosynthesis, as one of the most fascinating technologies, utilizes carbon dioxide sustainably by harvesting the renewable sunlight to realize the photocatalytic reduction. Meanwhile, the non-equilibrium plasma, which could be easily generated via the sustainable electricity and contains chemically active species such as high energy electrons, ions, atoms, radicals and excited gas molecules, is expected to achieve high conversion efficiency at low gas temperature.
Halide perovskite materials have exhibited huge potentiality for various applications as a result of their superior photoelectric properties. However, the proverbial toxicity and instability of the lead halide perovskites limited their potential for practical application. To address these problems, we have successfully achieved promising photocatalytic carbon dioxide conversion based on the lead-free perovskites with high stability. Meanwhile, based on the Au-Pt/Cu2O/ReS2 composite photocatalysts, the conversion efficiency was greatly improved by the indirect Z-scheme mechanism and Schottky junction effect, while the selectivity of CO and CH4 was effortlessly tunable from 0 to 100% by modulating Au/Pt metal mass ratio. To further improve the overall efficiency of the carbon dioxide conversion, we have coupled the photocatalysts with the non-equilibrium plasma via combining the high activity of plasma and the high reaction selectivity, photon utilization of the photocatalysts. The carbon dioxide conversion rate of the DBD plasma filled with photocatalysts was found to be 29.6% higher than the sum of sole plasma and photocatalysis.The achievement of the synergic effect between plasma and photocatalysts could provide scientific foundation and technical route for further improvement of the carbon dioxide utilization.