Prof. Huijun Zhao, Centre for Clean Environment and Energy, Griffith University, Queensland, 4222, Australia is going to attend 2nd International Conference on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology scheduled on May 16-17, 2019 at Prague, Czech Republic.
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Title: Unlocking Catalytic Powers of Nonprecious Nanomaterials
Although the precious metal-based materials are widely recognized as superior catalysts for clean energy applications, their large-scale commercial use has been hindered by their expensive and scarcity nature. The development of high performance, plentiful and cheap nonprecious materials based catalysts is therefore vital for the commercial viability of clean energy future. Unfortunately, the most of nonprecious materials in their pristine forms possess little or no catalytic activity. As such, unlocking the catalytic activities of nonprecious materials has become an important scientific task, but highly challenging.
This presentation reports a number of broadly applicable approaches to unlock the catalytic activities of nonprecious nanostructured materials. A number of examples from our recent investigations will be used to demonstrate the effectiveness and applicability of such approaches.[1-10]