Making graphene-analogues from bottom-up approach for charge storage

Supervisory team: Dr Dawei Wang and Dr Kuang Hsu Wu

Description: This project aims at making graphene analogues by bottom-up approach. By taking use of the weak chemical interactions, electrochemically active components will be linked at the molecular scale. A subtle adjustment of these interactions can result in the two-dimensional assembly of the materials, which mimics graphene. As the thickness of the novel graphene analogues increases, the electrochemical behaviour changes accordingly. Finally we will use the new graphene analogues to construct energy devices with superb capability of charge storage.

Suitable for: Chemical Engineers and Industrial Chemistry students. 

Level of difficulty: Challenging

For further information, please contact Dr Dawei Wang: da-wei.wang@unsw.edu.au