Zhu Featured on Cover of Advanced Functional Materials

cover of advanced functional materials

MIE Assistant Professor Hongli Zhu lab’s research study of flow battery electrode is featured on the inside front cover of the October 24, 2019 issue of Advanced Functional Materials. For the article “Aqueous Flow Batteries: Mass Transfer and Reaction Kinetic Enhanced Electrode for High‐Performance Aqueous Flow Batteries“, Zhu’s lab designed a cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and scalable surface modification method of graphite felt to enhance the mass transfer and reaction kinetics in aqueous flow batteries. This treatment increased the electrode surface area, improved the electrode hydrophilicity, and provides a sufficient amount of oxygen groups, resulting in enhanced kinetics and electrolyte accessibility at the electrode-electrolyte interface.

Related Faculty: Hongli (Julie) Zhu

Related Departments:Mechanical & Industrial Engineering