Lecture: ZnO Nanostructure for Environment: Energy Harvesting, Gas Sensing & Water Purification
Lecturer: Prof. Yamin LEPRINCE-WANG (王亚敏), Université Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallée (UPEM), France
Date: April 15
Place: Academic hall, 3rd Floor, Lihua Building
Abstract of the Lecture: ZnO is a typical II-VI wide direct band gap compound semiconductor. Due to its multifunctional properties, the environmental friendly ZnO can be considered in a wide range of applications such as optics, optoelectronics, sensors, actuators, energy, biomedical sciences and spintronics.
This presentation focuses on ZnO as a nanostructure with promising applications in environment: energy harvesting, gas sensing & water purification. The ZnO nanostructures have been synthetized using different low cost fabrication methods such as electrodeposition, hydrothermal & electrospinning.
Introduction to Prof. Yamin LEPRINCE-WANG:
Yamin LEPRINCE-WANG received B.S. degree from Zhejiang University in China (1985), M.S. and PhD degree from Pierre & Marie Curie University (UPMC-Paris 6) in France in 1991 and 1995, respectively. Jointed Université Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallée (UPEM) in 1995 as assistant professor, then in 1996 as associated professor, she was promoted to full professor in 2008 and obtained national promotion of 1st class full professor in 2013.
Yamin LEPRINCE-WANG was Chief of the Material Science Department between 2006 & 2010, and she was the head of the Laboratory of the Materials Physics and Interfaces (LPMDI) between 2008 & 2014. Her main research interest is oxide nanomaterials such as TiO2, delta-Bi2O3, ZnO, their synthesis & characterization, and their applications in energy & environment fields.
Head of the Master of Materials Science of UPEM between 2010 & 2013, and now she is the head of the new Master “Materials Science & Engineering” since September 2015.
1985-1989: Engineer in Institute of Optics for 3D display technology in Ningbo (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
- 1D & 2D Nanomaterial Elaboration via Chemical Methods (Electrodeposition, Hydrothermal method, & Electrospinning).
- ZnO Nanowires for green energy & environment (Nanogenerator, Solar Cells, Gas Sensor & Water purification).
- Microstructure Characterization: DRX, SEM, TEM, Raman & AFM.
- Physical property measurements: PL, UV-Vis, IR, Piezoelectricity …