南洋理工大学（Nanyang Technological University，NTU），是新加坡的一所世界著名研究型大学，其在纳米材料、生物材料、功能性陶瓷和高分子材料等许多领域的研究享有世界盛名。2020年综合QS排名世界第11位，材料学科QS排名第3位。
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Introduction to Energy Storage (NTU) 《能源存储导论》
16 lecture hours ( 1 lecture hour= 45 minutes）
The course aims to introduce the concept of energy storage technology through batteries. It would teach students the basic concepts of batteries and challenges in battery development. The course includes supercapacitor and batteries concepts, lithium ion battery technology, essential techniques and technology of batteries/supercapacitors through understanding the underlying kinetics and thermodynamics of electrode processes occurring in various batteries.
1. INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES
Basics of energy storage, Types of energy storage, Capacitors vs Ultra capacitors/ supercapactiors, Rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries, Similarities and differences between supercapacitors and batteries for energy storage, prospects and challenges in energy storage.
2. SUPERCAPACITORS AND BATTERIES FOR ENERGY STORAGE
Design of supercapacitors, Symmetric/Asymmetric supercapacitors, Charge storage mechanisms, Pseudocapacitance effects, Energetics and kinetics of electrode processes, Ragone plot, Nanomaterials for energy storage, Design and standardization, Selection and applications, Hybrid electrochemical capacitors, Prospects and challenges.
3. LITHIUM ION BATTERIES
Lithium primary batteries, Rocking chair concept, Intercalation compounds, Role of electrolytes in lithium ion batteries, Transition metal oxides, Advantages/disadvantages of Li-ion batteries over other energy storage technologies, ‘C’ rate, Safety issue in lithium ion cells, Thin film and Polymer batteries, Advances and future of LiON battery technology in mobile applications and Hybrid Electric vehicles (HEV).
4. PERFORMANCE METRICS FOR EVALUATING ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES
Charge-Discharge characteristics, Self- discharge, Cycling efficiency, Rate capability, Power/energy density, Specific capacity, Factors affecting supercapacitor/ battery performance, Study of electrode/electrolyte interface, Galvanostatic/Potentiostatic studies, Impedance measurements, Voltammetric techniques.
5. Case studies, tutorials and exam
Qingyu Yan is currently a professor in School of Materials Science and Engineering in Nanyang Technology University. He obtained his BS in Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University. He finished his PhD from Materials Science and Engineering Department of State University of New York at Stony Brook. After that, He joined the Materials Science and Engineering Department of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a postdoctoral research associate. He joined School of Materials Science and Engineering of Nanyang Technological University as an assistant professor in early 2008 and became a Professor in 2018.
He is currently the Chair of the Electrochemical Society, Singapore Section. He is a fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry Since 2018. He is a highly cited researcher in Materials Science for 2018 indicated by Thomson Reuters. Yan has published more than 280 papers (with total citation of >19000 and h index of 73) on two research area: (1) thermoelectric materials; (2) electrochemical properties of materials for energy storage or conversion.