Graphene-based soft materials
Project Leader: Dan Li
Sponsors: Australian Research Council
Primary Contact: Dan Li (email@example.com)
Keywords: Graphene; Nanoionics; Supercapacitors; Wearable electronics
Disciplines: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Prof Dan Li’s team has been researching on soft materials based on graphene and other 2D materials for more than a decade. This research direction is focused on the following topics:
- Colloidal science of graphene and 2D nanomaterials
- Discovery of novel soft materials enabled by graphene or other 2D nanomaterials
- Cost-effective and scalable processing of soft materials including various printing techniques
- Characterisation of soft materials (rheological, structural and functional)
- Applications of 2D soft materials for energy storage and conversion such as supercapacitors, water purification, wearable sensors and biomedicine
Representative publications from Li’s group on this research theme:
- Li, D. & Kaner, R. B. Graphene-based materials. Science 320, 1170-1171 (2008).
- Li, D., Muller, M. B., Gilje, S., Kaner, R. B. & Wallace, G. G. Processable aqueous dispersions of graphene nanosheets. Nature Nanotechnology 3, 101-105 (2008)
- Cheng, C. & Li, D. Solvated graphenes: An emerging class of functional soft materials, Advanced Materials 25 13–30 (2013).
- Yang, X., Cheng, C., Wang, Y. Qiu, L. & Li, D, Liquid-mediated dense integration of graphene materials for compact capacitive energy storage, Science, 341, 534-537 (2013).
- Qiu, L., He, Z. & Li, D. Multifunctional cellular materials based on two-dimensional nanomaterials: Prospects and challenges. Advanced Materials, 30, 1704850 (2018).
- Cheng, C., Jiang, G., Simon, G. P., Liu, J. Z. & Li, D. Low-voltage electrostatic modulation of ion diffusion through layered graphene-based nanoporous membranes, Nature Nanotechnology 13, 685–690 (2018).