Dr. Bingqing Wei (B. Q. Wei)

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Delaware
312 Spencer Lab
Newark, DE 19716

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Executive Summary

Dr. Bingqing (B. Q) Wei is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Center for Computation & Technology at Louisiana State University from 2003 to 2007. He had worked as a research scientist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Rensselaer Nanotechnology Center from 2000 to 2003. Dr. Wei was a visiting scientist for Max-Planck Institut für Metallforschung, Stuttgart, Germany in 1998 and 1999. From 1992 to 2001, he was a faculty member at Tsinghua University in Beijing, where he received his Bachelor’s degree (1987), M.S (1989), and Ph.D. (1992) in Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. Wei is a member of The Materials Research Society (MRS), The Electrochemical Society (ECS), The American Chemical Society (ACS), and The American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME). His research interest lies in nanomaterials and nanotechnology. His recent research focuses on controllable synthesis of macroscale nanotube architectures with 1-, 2-, and 3-dimensions; physical, chemical, electrochemical and mechanical property characterizations of nanotubes; and nanotube device applications. He has published more than180 papers in refereed international journals, including Nature and Science, and delivered 90 plus invited talks and seminars in academia and industry worldwide and more than 95 scientific conference presentations. His research work has been cited more than 6600 times with h-index of 44 and has also been highlighted many times in scientific journals, web journals and public media.

Key Publications

Zhang, Q. Rong, J. Ma, D. Wei, B.Q. Governing Self-discharge Process in Activated Carbon Fabric-based Supercapacitors with Different Organic Electrolytes. Energy & Environmental Science, in press.

Rong, J. Masarapu, C. Ni, J. Zhang, Z.J. and Wei, B.Q. Tandem Structure of Porous Silicon film on Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes for Lithium-ion Battery Applications. ACS Nano, 4, 4683-4690 (2010).

Yu, C. Masarapu, C. Rong, J. Wei, B.Q. Jiang, H. Stretchable Supercapacitors Based on Buckled Carbon Nanotube Macro-Films. Advanced Materials, 21, 4793-4797 (2009).

Subramanian, V. Burke, W. Zhu, H.W. and Wei, B. Q. Novel Microwave Synthesis of Nanocrystalline SnO2 and Its Electrochemical Properties. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112, 4550-4556 (2008).

Zhu, H. and Wei, B. Q. Direct fabrication of single-walled carbon nanotube macro-films. Chemical Communications, 29, 3042-3044 (2007) (Featured Cover).

Research Areas

Clean Energy
Nano-enabled energy conversion and storage science and technology including supercapacitors, batteries, hydrogen generation, fuel cells and solar cells.

Composite Materials
Synthesis and characterization of multifunctional nanocomposites

Synthesis and device applications of different nanomaterials, including carbon nanotubes, graphene, metal oxides.

Materials Engineering
Materials science, structures, properties, and processes.

Nano-enabled energy conversion and storage science and technology including supercapacitors, batteries, hydrogen generation, fuel cells and solar cells.

Nanomaterials and nanotechnology for environmental applications, including separation, purification, and gas sensing.

Global Initiative
Research and educational collaborations with Chinese universities including Tsinghua University, Beijing Institute of Technology, and Wuhan University.

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