Energy Storage and Conversion
Research interests are focused on composition and architecture design towards energy storage and conversion, including supercapacitors, lithium-ion batteries, lithium-metal batteries, flow batteries, intermediate-temperature fuel cells, and effective methane conversion.
Design and synthesis of nanocapsules of proteins, si-RNA, and DNA, with high delivery efficiency, stability and activity. Extensive researches have been focusing on bio-distribution, therapeutic effects, immunoresponses and inter-cellular transport for imaging, cosmetic, therapeutic, bio-defense, and other applications. We are also interested in integrating bioactive molecules with synthetic materials leading to a new class of bioactive robust composites.