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Professor Pan Feng wins the Battery Division Technology Award of the Electrochemical Society

DEC . 05 2018
Peking University, Nov. 30, 2018: Professor Pan Feng from PKU’s School of Advanced Materials of Shenzhen Graduate School won the 2018 Battery Division Technology Award of the Electrochemical Society (ECS). In the 234th Americas International Meeting on Electrochemistry and Solid State Science (AiMES) (Cancun, Mexico), Pan Feng presented an award-winning report entitled “Research on Crystal Structure and Interface Structure and Performance of Lithium Battery Materials”. The meeting was jointly held by the ECS, the XXXIII Congreso de la Sociedad Mexicana de Electroquimica (SMEQ), the Sociedade Brasileira de Eletroquímica e Eletroanalítica (SBEE), the Sociedad Iberoamericana de Electroquímica (SIBAE), and the Asociación Colombiana de Electroquímica (ACEQ). Nearly 2,000 scholars from relevant research fields around the world attended the meeting.

In the report, Professor Pan Feng reviewed the academic achievements made by the School of Advanced Materials in the fields of energy storage as well as power batteries and materials in recent years and expressed his hope for future progress. He introduced his team’s research on the capacity and function of the anode materials used in the electric vehicle power battery industry, such as lithium iron phosphate and layered ternary materials. Besides, Pan also summarized the team’s progress on the formation mechanism of inorganic solid electrolyte interface (SEI) of the cathode carbon material and the correlation between the structure and the electrochemical window of the new super-concentrated electrolyte solution. During the report, Pan noted that in-situ quantitative monitoring of the formation process of the SEI at the carbon cathode at different electric potentials can be made possible by coordinating the electrochemical method with the electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance (EQCM) for weighing atoms/molecules, the atomic force microscope (AFM) for observing atomic scale morphology, and the differential electrochemical mass spectrometry (DEMS) for monitoring the composition of very trace gases. This work was published in the latest Nature Nanotechnology (DOI: 10.1038/s41565-018-0284-y, IF:37.5).

Certification of award and introduction to Pan Feng

In 2011, Pan Feng established the School of Advanced Materials at PKU’s Shenzhen Graduate School (PKUSZ). Regarding basic research and industrial application of new energy materials as the key direction of the school, Pan promoted interdisciplinary collaborative research and innovation concerning material calculation, preparation, characterization, and equipment development. From 2012 to 2016, Pan teamed up with 8 companies in Shenzhen to undertake a national key project on new energy vehicle power battery innovation and acted as the chief scientist and technical director. In 2015, in conjunction with international laboratories well-known in the fields of power battery and materials of electric vehicles, he established the International Joint Research Center for Electric Vehicle Power Batteries and Materials of Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, Shenzhen’s first international joint research center established by the central government. In 2016, as the chief scientist, Pan collaborated with 11 institutions in of the national key project “material-genome-based all-solid-state lithium battery and key materials research and development”. Pan’s team continues their study on new energy materials with a combination of large materials database, artificial intelligence, physical and chemical principles, synchrotron radiation, and neutron science measurement. Up to now, the team has made great progress in developing a new generation of thermoelectric, photovoltaic (solar cells), and energy storage materials and devices.

Written by: Wu Sihong
Edited by: Zhou Yijing
Source: PKU News (in Chinese