Fabrication and supercapacitance properties of novel porous carbons

Dingcai Wu

Sun Yat-sen University

Abstract: Currently, most porous carbons and their porous polymer precursors present ill-defined pore structures, have low porosities and lack multi-functional characteristics, thus leading to undistinguished properties and limited applications. In order to address these issues, my group has designed and constructed well-defined pore structures by utilizing polymer precursor-template hybrid building blocks to achieve uniform polymer/template interfaces, has designed and prepared well-developed pore structures by using novel nanostructured polymers as building blocks or by simply tuning the carbonization process of conjugated polymers, and has also developed multi-functional microporous polymers with water-dispersible, responsive and carbonizable characteristics. These advanced pore structures were found to greatly enhance their performances in many applications, e.g. supercapacitors.

Biography: Dingcai Wu obtained his Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry and Physics at Sun Yat-sen University in 2006. He joined the faculty of Sun Yat-sen University in 2006 and became a Full Professor in 2014. His current research interests focus on the design, preparation and applications of novel porous carbons and their porous polymer precursors. He was the winners of National Science Foundation for Excellent Young Scholars in 2014, and National Young Top-Notch Talent Support Program in 2014. He currently serves as the deputy director of Materials science Institute and the deputy director of Key Laboratory for Polymeric Composite and Functional Materials of Ministry of Education, Sun Yat-sen University.