Advanced Nanomaterials and Their Applications in Renewable Energy

Advanced Nanomaterials and Their Applications in Renewable Energy

2nd Edition - July 27, 2022

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  • Editors: Tian-Hao Yan, Sajid Bashir, Jingbo Liu
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323998772
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323917131

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Advanced Nanomaterials and Their Applications in Renewable Energy, Second Edition presents timely topics related to nanomaterials' feasible synthesis and characterization and their application in the energy fields. The book examines the broader aspects of energy use, including environmental effects of disposal of Li-ion and Na batteries and reviews the main energy sources of today and tomorrow, from fossil fuels to biomass, hydropower, storage power and solar energy. The monograph treats energy carriers globally in terms of energy storage, transmission, and distribution, addresses fuel cell-based solutions in transportation, industrial, and residential building, considers synergistic systems, and more. This new edition also offers updated statistical data and references; a new chapter on the synchronous x-ray based analysis techniques and electron tomography, and if waste disposal of energy materials pose a risk to the microorganism in water, and land use; expanding coverage of renewable energy from the first edition; with newer color illustrations.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive review of solar energy, fuel cells and gas storage from 2010 to the present
  • Reviews feasible synthesis and modern analytical techniques used in alternative energy
  • Explores examples of research in alternative energy, including current assessments of nanomaterials and safety
  • Contains a glossary of terms, units and historical benchmarks
  • Presents a useful guide that will bring readers up-to-speed on historical developments in alternative fuel cells


Graduate Students, Chemical Engineers, Materials Scientists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Research in Alternative Energy
    2. Basic Characteristics of Nanomaterials
    3. Synthesis Strategies in the Fabrication of Responsive Materials
    4. Characterization and Imaging of Nanomaterials
    5. Nanomaterial Applications in Solar Cells, Water Splitting, Fuel Cells, and Gas Storage
    6. Toxicity of Nanomaterials
    7. Conclusion/Postface

Product details

  • No. of pages: 366
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2022
  • Published: July 27, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323998772
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323917131

About the Editors

Tian-Hao Yan

Tian-Hao Yan received his BSc in Chemistry from Fudan University in 2018, where he studied the synthesis of supported gold nanocatalysts and their applications in biomass catalytic upgrading. He received distinguished student awards due to his excellence in his education and research. In 2018, Tian-Hao was admitted as a Ph.D. student by the Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University. His research interests focus on the development of novel metal-organic framework composites and their applications in catalysis, flame retardancy, drug loading, and drug delivery.

Affiliations and Expertise

The Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX, USA

Sajid Bashir

Sajid Bashir
Dr. Sajid Bashir MB, CHB received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Warwick England in 2001. He was promoted to a tenured Associate Professor at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) due to his research achievements in bio-analytical science at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) in 2010.

Dr. Bashir was also an Advanced light source user at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and USAF Summer Faculty Fellow at Fort Sam Houston, TX. He was also a “2012 Annual foreign experts and talent from overseas project” supported by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, P.R. China. Dr. Bashir is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Symposium co-organizer for the American Chemical Society and chaptered chemist and scientist. He has published about 50 peer-reviewed publications and at least three dozen presentations/posters. He organized international conferences. He reviewed dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles and NSF proposals. He trained more than 50 undergraduate and graduate students.

Affiliations and Expertise

Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX, USA

Jingbo Liu

Jingbo Liu

Dr.Jingbo Louise Liu received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Science and Technology Beijing in 2001. She was promoted to a tenured Associate Professor at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) due to her outstanding creativity and productivity for Nanostructured Materials Preparation and Characterization. Dr. Liu is also a long-term visiting scientist at Texas A&M University-College Station and Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Liu innovatively contributed to the synthesis, discovery, characterization and understanding of fundamental physical and chemical properties of nanoparticles, nanofilms and nanotubes, as well as applications of engineered nanomaterials in alternative energy and biological science. She established highest power density to advance performance of proton exchange membrane fuel cells and directed a new paradigm to apply metal-organic frameworks in the disinfection science. Dr. Liu has authored and co-authored textbooks (2), book chapters (3) and over 50 peer reviewed journal articles. Dr. Liu entire publications have been cited for about 1,000 times and the H-index of his publications is 8.7. She chaired and organized international conferences and reviewed dozens of journal articles and NSF proposals. She has been hosting and co-hosting four visiting scholars to conduct leading-edge research on biomedicine, hydrogen fuel cell and nanotechnology. During 6-year services in TAMUK, she trained about 60 undergraduate students, 6 master and 2 PhD (courtesy for CSC) students.

Dr. Liu was awarded the “2012 and 2013 Annual foreign experts and talent from overseas project” supported by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, P.R. China (2012, and 2013); Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitation Fellow and worked at the Department of Materials Science, University of Tokyo (2010-2011). She has served as a “Faculty and Student Team” fellow, collectively funded by the National Science Foundation and US Department of Energy, Office of Science and worked at the Argonne National Laboratory (2009). She also received Faculty Fellowship Summer Institute in Israel (2008) and outstanding research and teaching awards at the university level. She directed and participated in the projects (>16) supported by the NSF (USA, CHINA), NSERC (CANADA), R. Welch Foundation (since 2006), industrial and TAMUK as PI, Co-PI and senior personnel. She also received dozens of travel funds to attend QEM Workshops; NIH Faculty Grant Writing Workshop; Higher Education Consortium Workshop, Universities Space Research Association; and COACh (NSF women advancement) workshops.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX, USA

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