Structural and Compositional Controlled Nanocarbon-based Electrocatalyst (2019–2022)
Oxygen reduction is a key cathodic reaction in clean energy technologies such as metal-air batteries and fuel cells. This project aims to develop highly effective carbon-based electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction by using elaborately designed metal-organic framework precursors. Amongst the expected outcomes of this project is carbon-based nanomaterials with optimized topological and compositional features. Key features of carbon-based electrocatalysts are low dimension, open pore structure, and doped heteroatoms. The project outcomes will broaden the knowledge of designed synthesis of carbon-based nanocatalysts for oxygen reduction and provide a conceptual nanofabrication framework for preparing functional nanomaterials.