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Professor Lifeng Dong Spoke at Scientific Conference

Lifeng Dong, Professor and the Emma K. and Carl R. N. Malmstrom Endowed Chair in Physics, co-chaired and facilitated a Nanotechnology session as part of the 2018 Americas International Meeting on Electrochemistry and Solid State Science (AIMES), September 30 – October 4, in Cancun, Mexico. He also gave four oral presentations titled “Developing Graphene-Based Nanocomposites for Energy Conversion and Storage”, “Investigation on Tunable Optical Properties and Structures of Graphene Quantum Dots Doped with Sulfur Heteroatoms”, “Electrocatalytic Properties of MoS2 In-situ Grown on Graphene Oxide as Counter Electrode for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells”, and “Effects of Surface Passivation on Photoluminescence Properties and Biomedical Imaging of Graphene Quantum Dots”.

Dong currently works with his collaborators and undergraduate students to design, synthesize, fabricate, and characterize nanoscale materials and devices — including solar cells, fuel cells, supercapacitors, and lithium batteries — for energy conversion and storage, as well as water purification and desalination. More information can be found at the website of the Hamline University Renewable Energy and Environmental Research (REER) Laboratory.