Tiesheng Wang

Second year student in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

I am working on functional materials with interpenetrating structures that can benefit sensing, energy storage, and catalysis. Recently, I have developed a free standing, flexible supercapacitor electrode from an interpenetration of an electrically conductive polymer and an ionically conductive polymer (a.k.a. candy cane supercapacitor). Together with my supervisor, Stoyan K. Smoukov and a master student, Kara Fong, we have showed the material not only significantly increase the electrochemical active interface for storing charge but also enhance the mechanical robustness and long-term cycling stability. We are working with Cambridge Enterprise (ref: Smo-3466-1) to exploit the commercial aspect of the invention.

Update

Tiesheng Wang was interviewed about his research at the American Chemical Society national conference in New Orleans
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Goqth6IYyF4&feature=share

The related press releases are here:
https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/newsreleases/2018/march/candy-cane-polymer-weave-could-power-future-functional-fabrics-and-devices.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/acs-cp022018.php

Other 2018 award winners

Luca Peruzzotti-Jametti

Jan Lyczakowski

Craig Pearson

Taherzadeh Oliver

Elizabeth Moore

Vera Graup

Alexander Avramenko

Chen Jiang

Joachim Dias

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