Professor from Inrs, Canada, Gave a Scientific Talk

Jun,23 2014  from:News Center

     University of Jinan(UJN), June. 23, 2014: Professor Dongling Ma, coming from Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Canada, gave a scientific talk titled "Nanostructures: Rational Design for Energy-related Applications" on 23 May, in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Jinan. More than 200 people including professors and students attended this seminal.

    Before this talk, responsible comrades from the International Office and the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Jinan, had a good discussion on exchange students and possible research collaborations.

    Prof. Dongling says semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) as light-harvesting assemblies have been attracting continued research interest for the development of next-generation photovoltaic devices because they offer the possibility to tune their light response through the size quantization effect. However, fast capture of electrons at the quantum dot interface remains a major challenge for efficient harvesting of light energy. In order to improve the separation of photogenerated charge carriers, semiconductor QDs have been often combined with another appropriate semiconductor to form a hybrid structure, for example, PbS-TiO2. She also introduced the synthesis of PbS nanoparticles from laser ablation approach and the good property when these as-prepared nanoparticles were supported on carbon nanotubes. Plasmonic metal nanoparticles and bimetal oxide catalysts were also included. Finally, Prof. Dongling answered questions from students and professors.

    Background Information:  
    Prof. Dongling Ma joined INRS, University of Quebec, Canada in 2006. Since then, she has been leading the Laboratory of Nanomaterials Synthesis, Characterization and Applications at the center of Énergie, Mat¨¦riaux et T¨¦l¨¦communications of INRS. Before joining INRS, she was awarded Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Visiting Fellowships in 2004-2006 and had worked as a NSERC Visiting Fellow at the Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, National Research Council of Canada for about two and half years (Feb 2004- June 2006). With both B.Sc. degree (in Materials Science) and M.Sc. (in Polymer Materials Science) from Zhejiang University (China), she studied for her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York (Sep 2000-Jan 2004). She is serving on the editorial boards of Scientific Reports, Reviews in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and ISRN Nanomaterials. She has also served in multiple committees, including grant evaluation committee. She is a Full Member of Sigma Xi and Member of the UNESCO Chair in MATECSS (Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage)