2014-present, PhD Candidates, Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney
2010-2014, BEng, chemical engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Title: application of hydrogel in flexible supercapacitor
Flexible solid-state supercapacitor became an interesting topic applied in the future flexible electronics. To achieve high electrochemical performance, the electrodes need to preserve efficient ionic and electronic conductivity during electrode operation. Not only high electrical performance, but good mechanical properties become very important factor for design of devices to achieve flexible form. Unfortunately, currently employed batteries and supercapacitors are mainly based on relatively fragile and rigid electrodes, which is not suitable for flexible device fabrication because of the structural failure under deformed or folded. This project aims to using the flexible mechanical property of hydrogel such as polypyrrole into the supercapacitors without losing the electrical performance.