In this talk, I am going to summarize our recent progresses towards design of effcient oxygen electrocatalysts for various electrochemical energy conversion and storage applications. The design strategy includes: 1. How to experimentally determine binding strength of reactive intermediates. 2. How to tune binding strength of reactive intermediates by surface engineering. 3. How to break the scaling relationship.
Bin Liu received his B.Eng. (1st Class Honors) and M.Eng. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Singapore, and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Minnesota in 2011. Thereafter, he moved to University of California, Berkeley and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Department of Chemistry during 2011 – 2012 before joining School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University as an Assistant Professor in 2012. He is now an Associate Professor at NTU. His main research interests are electrocatalysis, photovoltaics and photoelectrochemistry. More information can be found at http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/liubin/home.html.