Weifeng Li | Power Battery | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Weifeng Li | Power Battery | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Weifeng Li, Jilin University, China

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Weifeng Li is an Associate Professor at Jilin Universityโ€™s National Key Laboratory of Automotive Chassis Integration and Bionics ๐Ÿš—. With a Ph.D. in Engineering from Jilin University and postdoctoral fellowship from Tsinghua University ๐ŸŽ“, he focuses on the thermal safety of new energy vehicle power batteries ๐Ÿ”‹. He has published 24 SCI papers ๐Ÿ“š, led numerous national and provincial research projects, and is recognized as a top talent in Jilin Province ๐ŸŒŸ. Dr. Liโ€™s work includes safety material innovation, system protection design, and the development of thermal safety evaluation methods for batteries ๐Ÿ”ฅ.

 

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Weifeng Li, who holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from Jilin University and a postdoctoral fellowship from Tsinghua University, is currently an Associate Professor and Master’s Supervisor at Jilin Universityโ€™s National Key Laboratory of Automotive Chassis Integration and Bionics ๐Ÿš—. He has been recognized as a top talent in Jilin Province (Class D) and selected for Jilin University’s “Innovative Excellent Young Teacher Training Program” ๐ŸŒŸ.

Research Focus

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Weifeng Li’s research predominantly centers on the thermal safety and performance optimization of new energy vehicle power batteries ๐Ÿ”‹. He explores advanced technologies and methodologies to enhance battery safety and efficiency, particularly in all-solid-state and lithium-ion batteries ๐Ÿ”„. His work includes the development of bio-inspired electrodes, safety assessments, and improving low-temperature performance for electric vehicles โ„๏ธ. Dr. Li also investigates thermal runaway prevention, battery vent gas flammability, and the combustion process in dual-fuel engines, making significant contributions to automotive energy systems and battery safety optimization ๐Ÿš—.

 

Publication Top Notes

  • Cell-level thermal safety assessments toward optimization of all-solid-state batteries
    ๐Ÿ“„ Published in 2024, cited by 0
  • Bioโ€Inspired Electrodes with Rational Spatiotemporal Management for Lithiumโ€Ion Batteries
    ๐Ÿ“„ Published in 2024, cited by 0
  • Cell Design for Improving Low-Temperature Performance of Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles
    ๐Ÿ“„ Published in 2023, cited by 0
  • Experimental study on the cell-jet temperatures of abused prismatic Ni-rich automotive batteries under medium and high states of charge
    ๐Ÿ“„ Published in 2022, cited by 0
  • Bioinspired Thermal Runaway Retardant Capsules for Improved Safety and Electrochemical Performance in Lithiumโ€Ion Batteries
    ๐Ÿ“„ Published in 2021, cited by 12
  • Three-phase interface-assisted advanced electrochemistry-related applications
    ๐Ÿ“„ Published in 2021, cited by 5
  • Fire boundaries of lithium-ion cell eruption gases caused by thermal runaway
    ๐Ÿ“„ Published in 2021, cited by 3
  • Quantitative analysis of eruption process of abused prismatic Ni-rich automotive batteries based on in-chamber pressure
    ๐Ÿ“„ Published in 2020, cited by 8
  • Size distribution and elemental composition of vent particles from abused prismatic Ni-rich automotive lithium-ion batteries
    ๐Ÿ“„ Published in 2019, cited by 14
  • Flammability characteristics of the battery vent gas: A case of NCA and LFP lithium-ion batteries during external heating abuse
    ๐Ÿ“„ Published in 2019, cited by 9
  • Theoretical and experimental analysis of the lithium-ion battery thermal runaway process based on the internal combustion engine combustion theory
    ๐Ÿ“„ Published in 2019, cited by 18

Njemuwa Nwaji | Energy Storage Award | Excellence in Research

Dr. Njemuwa Nwaji | Energy Storage Award | Excellence in Research

Dr. Njemuwa Nwaji, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Science, Poland

Dr. Njemuwa Nwaji is a distinguished chemist with a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Rhodes University, South Africa (2016-2018, awarded April 2019) ๐Ÿงช. She earned her M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Central Lancashire, UK (2012-2013, awarded March 2014) ๐Ÿด, and her B.Tech. in Industrial Chemistry from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria (2002-2006, awarded October 2006) ๐ŸŒ. Dr. Nwaji is proficient in various operating systems and software, including Windows and Mac OS, with expertise in vector graphics and photo editing ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ. She is fluent in English and Igbo, with basic knowledge of Korean ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท.

 

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๐ŸŽ“ Education and Degrees Awarded

Dr. Njemuwa Nwaji holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Rhodes University, South Africa, completed between 2016 and 2018, and awarded in April 2019 ๐Ÿงช. She earned her M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Central Lancashire, UK, from 2012 to 2013, awarded in March 2014 ๐Ÿด. She also has a B.Tech. in Industrial Chemistry from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria, completed from 2002 to 2006, and awarded in October 2006 ๐ŸŒ.

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ Teaching Experiences

Dr. Njemuwa Nwaji served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Rhodes University, South Africa, from June 2016 to May 2018. During this time, she contributed significantly to teaching various chemistry courses. For CHE 101 and CHE 102 (General Chemistry), she was part of a team teaching 150 students from diverse backgrounds. She developed practice quizzes and assignments tailored to the course content. In CHE 113, she taught and demonstrated practical experiments for undergraduate students, focusing on organic chemistry lab techniques. Additionally, for CHE 201, she was involved in team teaching a class of 85 students, where she developed and taught topics in spectroscopic methods, and created related quizzes and assignments.

Research Focus

Dr. Njemuwa Nwaji’s research primarily centers on the synthesis and characterization of advanced nanomaterials and their applications in various scientific fields ๐Ÿงช. She has contributed extensively to the development of nanostructures, including biogenic zinc oxide nanoflowers, and their use in photodegradation and as tyrosinase inhibitors . Her work involves exploring the photophysical and nonlinear optical properties of phthalocyanines and their derivatives, particularly in solutions, thin films, and when conjugated to nanoparticles ๐ŸŒŸ. Dr. Nwaji also investigates the potential of these materials for photodynamic therapy and photocatalytic wastewater treatment, highlighting her commitment to sustainable and innovative technological solutions ๐ŸŒ .

Publication Top Notes

Green synthesis of biogenic zinc oxide nanoflower as dual agent for photodegradation of an organic dye and tyrosinase inhibitor

Corrosion resistance of aluminum against acid activation: Impact of benzothiazole-substituted gallium phthalocyanine

Improved nonlinear optical behaviour of ball type indium (III) phthalocyanine linked to glutathione capped nanoparticles

Low symmetric metallophthalocyanine modified electrode via click chemistry for simultaneous detection of heavy metals

Glycosylated zinc phthalocyanine-gold nanoparticle conjugates for photodynamic therapy: Effect of nanoparticle shape

Photophysicochemical properties and photodynamic therapy activity of chloroindium (III) tetraarylporphyrins and their gold nanoparticle conjugates

Investigation of photophysicochemical properties of zinc phthalocyanines conjugated to metallic nanoparticles

Nonlinear optical dynamics of benzothiazole derivatized phthalocyanines in solution, thin films and when conjugated to nanoparticles

Synthesis, photophysical and nonlinear optical properties of a series of ball-type phthalocyanines in solution and thin films

Synthesis, photophysical and nonlinear optical properties of a series of ball-type phthalocyanines in solution and thin films

 

 

Ivo Cabral | Energy | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Ivo Cabral | Energy | Best Researcher Award

Student/Researcher, ADAI, Portugal

Ivo Gabriel Morais Cabral is a dynamic figure in the realm of engineering, specializing in mechanical engineering with a focus on energy and sustainability. Graduating with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Coimbra in 2022, he has garnered recognition through six prestigious awards and distinctions. His journey epitomizes a dedication to advancing engineering solutions for a more sustainable future.

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Education ๐ŸŽ“

Ivo Gabriel Morais Cabral completed his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Energy and Environment at the University of Coimbra in 2022. His thesis, titled “Development of a heat dissipation system and automatic control for an experimental micro-cogeneration installation based on the Rankine organic cycle,” underscores his commitment to innovative energy solutions.

Experience ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ”

Currently serving as a Researcher at the Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics, Portugal, Cabral’s professional trajectory is marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence in engineering research. His work delves into the intricacies of aerodynamics and industrial applications, aligning with his passion for advancing energy technologies.

Research Interests ๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ”ฌ

Cabral’s research interests revolve around the intersection of engineering, technology, and sustainability. His expertise encompasses topics such as PID and Fuzzy Logic controllers for residential cogeneration systems, as evidenced by his publication in Energy Conversion and Management: X in 2024.

Awards and Distinctions ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒŸ

Throughout his academic journey, Cabral has been recognized for his outstanding achievements. Awards such as the 3% best students of UC and the Quadro de Mรฉrito – UC underscore his academic prowess and dedication to excellence in engineering.

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