Functional mesoporous materials with multi-level architectures possess a variety of unique properties. These include high surface area, large pore channels and volume based on mesostructures, as well as abundant optical, electrical and magnetic properties based on inorganic nanomaterials. These unique properties show great potential for applications in catalysis, adsorption and separation, biomedicines, and energy conversion and storage, etc.
My group has developed a series of new synthesis approaches based on the oriented assembly strategy, including the confined micro-emulsion self-assembly, liquid-liquid bi-phase synthesis, evaporation-driven oriented/aggregation assembly, and interfacial dynamic migration strategy. Novel mesoporous nanomaterials with one-level and multi-level architectures can be well synthesised, such as core-shell, yolk-shell and multi-shell, film structures for silica. In this webinar, we will look at these in detail.
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Professor Dongyuan Zhao
Professor Dongyuan Zhao was born in Northeastern China, and received his BS (1984), MS (1987) and PhD (1990) from Jilin University in China. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Houston (1995–96) and University of California at Santa Barbara (1996–98) in the US. Now he is a Professor (Cheung Kong and Hao-Qing Professorship) in the Department of Chemistry at Fudan University, China. He currently holds the position of Fragmental Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Australia. He is a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and The World Academy of Science (TWAS), Council Member of IZA, and President of the International Mesostructured Materials Association (IMMA). He has received many awards, including the ACS Nano Award (2021), 1st Grade Award of Natural Science, Nano Research Award (2020) and the Khwarizmi International Award (KIA) (2019). He is currently the Senior Editor of ACS Central Science; was a previous Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Materials Chemistry, and co-editor of the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. He has published more than 800 peer-review papers, holds 90 patents and is a highly cited researcher ISI in both Chemistry and Materials Science (total citations ~130,000, h-index 174). His research mainly focuses on designed synthesis, assembly, structure and application of ordered mesoporous materials.