The Singapore-based materials scientist on her love for science, promoting gender equality in STEM, and how innovations in materials can propel advances in healthcare.
Bettina Lotsch: “I am excited by the prospect that our research can actually make a difference”
The materials chemist discusses her research, new innovations in tackling the energy crisis, and how her son helps with “zoom fatigue”.
“Greening” brown ammonia no longer looks like a pipe dream
A recent advance in the Haber-Bosch production of ammonia increases conversion beyond the maximum allowed in the current industrial process.
Improving Li-ion battery performance using 3D printing
Increasing the mass of an electrode reduces power density due to the longer distance that ions and electrons must travel. Electrode designs need a rethink.
New material for solar hydrogen
New photoanodes promise high efficiencies in producing hydrogen in a climate-neutral way.
Bin Liu: “Turn whatever you are dreaming about into reality”
The unconventional chemist talks innovations in material science, putting science to work to help solve societal problems, and how to see the best in everything.
Yong Lei: “Science is more than a career”
Yong Lei talks about his journey into STEM, his passion for research, and the world of patterned nanomaterials.
Paul Meredith: “I’ve never seen what I do as work”
The Swansea-based materials physicist talks about the role of energy materials in mitigating climate change, his love of sports, and how his passion for science helps it to blend seamlessly into his life.
Stefano Passerini: Long-time storage of renewable energy
Celebrating “10 years of Advanced Energy Materials Research,” we chatted with Stefano Passerini, Director of the HIU about his career, concerning trends in battery science, and how Dante has influenced his development.
Yang Yang: Challenges and opportunities always go hand-in-hand
The material physicist on having fun and enjoying research, accepting challenges as opportunities, and supporting young talent in the field.