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Dr. Xueliang Sun

Date:2013-07-02      Views:

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Professor
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
B.Sc. Tianjin University of Sciences and Technology, China (1985)
M.Sc. Tianjin Normal University, China (1990)
Ph.D. University of Manchester (UMIST), UK (1999)
Post-doc fellow, University of British Columbia, Canada (1999-2001)
Research Associate, INRS-Energy & Materials, Canada (2001-2004)
 

Research Group Homepage
www.eng.uwo.ca/people/asun/default.htm 

 

Research interests:
Dr. Sun’s research is focused on nanomaterials for clean energy. The scope of Sun’s research ranges from fundamental science, to applied nanotechnology, to emerging engineering issues - with a unifying theme centered upon development and application of novel nanomaterials for energy systems and devices. Specifically, his research activities are currently concentrated on developing various approaches to synthesize low-dimensional nanomaterials as well as exploring their applications as electrochemical electrodes for energy conversion and storage including fuel cells, Li-ion batteries and Li-Air batteries.

 

Awards:
Early Researcher Award (2006);
Canada Research Chair (2007);
University Faculty Scholar Award (2010);
Engineering Prize for Achievement in Research for 2013
 

Main contributions and projects:
An author and co-author of over 230 refereed-journals, two book and 13 book chapters; holds 11 US patents and has secured over 12 million dollars of research funding since he joined Western in 2004.  Collaborating with industries and government labs such as Ballard Power Systems, General Motors, Lithium Phostech Inc., and Canadian National Defence.


Selected publications:
1. J. Wang, J. Yang, T. -K. Sham, X. Sun et al., Nature Communications. 5 (2014) 3145
2. X. Li, J. Liu, X. Sun et al., Energy Environ. Sci. 7 (2) (2014) 768-778
3. X. Meng, X.-Q. Yang, X. Sun, Advanced Materials. 24, 3589-3615(2012).
4. J. Liu, T. -K. Sham, X. Sun et al., Adv. Mater., 26 (2014) 6472-6477.
5. N. Cheng, M. Banis, X. Sun et al., Adv. Mater., 27 2 (2015) 277
6. J. Wang and X. Sun, Energy Environ. Sci. 8 (2015) 1110-1138
7. N. Cheng, T. -K. Sham, X. Sun et al., Energy Environ. Sci. 8 (2015) 1450
8. H. Yadegari, Y. Li, M. Banis, T. -K. Sham, X. Sun, Energy Environ. Sci., 7, 3747-3757 (2014).
9. H. Yadegari, X. Sun et al., Chem. Mater., 27 (2015) 3040-3047
10. S. H. Sun, G. X. Zhang, D. S. Geng, Y. G. Chen, R. Y. Li, M. Cai, X. Sun*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 50 (2011) 422-426. (Featured on front cover)  

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