Prof Scott Donne, Applied Electrochemistry Group
University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle (Prof Scott Donne) - Presentation*
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* Electrochemical energy storage is a key component of modern society, and will continue in such a role well into the future.
* Electrochemical capacitors are an emerging technology in this domain, offering high power densities and extended cyclability.
* The main limitation to their widespread commercialization is a relatively poor energy density.
* Our research has found a solution to this problem, with materials having been prepared with energy densities comparable to advanced Li-ion batteries, all the while retaining the expected high power and extended cyclability of a capacitor.
Speaker Biography (Scott Donne)
Professor Donne obtained his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Newcastle, Australia, in 1996, after which he completed a two-year postdoctoral appointment at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. He then spent four years as a Staff Technology Engineer with Eveready Battery Company, Inc. (Energizer; USA), before returning back to the University of Newcastle in 2001. Currently Professor Donne leads the Applied Electrochemistry group at the University of Newcastle, which is a key component of both the Priority Research Centre for Energy and the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources. His research is focussed primarily on the development of materials for energy storage applications, in which role he has established numerous industrial and academic collaborations around the world. He has published a book, 6 book chapters, over 80 peer reviewed journal articles, 7 patents and made over 100 invited and submitted conference presentations.
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