Disputation: Xiaolan Kang

MSc. Xiaolan Kang at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, is defending her thesis «Novel nanostructured materials for energy applications» for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor.

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Due to the ongoing Pandemic, the Disputation will be held digital using Zoom. The Chair of Defence will lead the Disputation and the Defence technician will solve technical issues.

Ex auditorio questions: The Chair of Defence will invite the audience to ex auditorio questions. These can be asked orally, by clicking "Participants - Raise hand" in the Zoom menu. The Zoom-host will grant you to speak in the meeting. 

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Order the Dissertation as PDF from this email address. Please add name of Candidate: a.c.gartner@kjemi.uio.no

Trial lecture

2nd. of December 2021 at 9:00 AM, Zoom

Title: "Gas phase photocatalytic CO2 reduction - principles and comparison with other reaction analogues"

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Conferral summary

En serie av nanomaterialer er blitt designet og laget ved å bruke ulike strategier. Vi fokuserte på å undersøke og endre optiske, elektroniske og overflateegenskaper til disse materialer for energirelaterte bruksområder.

Main research findings

Nanomaterials and nanotechnology have been flourishing greatly over the last decades and their applications are spreading almost over all the branches of science and technology. In this work, we zoomed into the synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials. The central focus was to manipulate the compositions, morphology and structures of nanomaterials by combining various strategies like defect engineering and exsolution. Several interesting features and properties of nanostructured materials were investigated and highlighted, including the optical, plasmonic, electronic and surface properties. This process deepened our fundamental understanding of surface protonic conduction of nanocrystalline oxides and increased our control over nanostructuring of materials in order to achieve targeted functionalities. The as-prepared nanomaterials have been applied in energy- and environment-related applications, showing improved and controllable efficiency in pollutants degradation and water (vapor) splitting in photocatalytic, (photo) electrocatalytic, as well as in a solid-state photoelectrocatalytic systems.


Published Nov. 18, 2021 3:52 PM - Last modified Jan. 27, 2022 1:12 PM