Sustainable Materials for Next Generation Energy Devices

Sustainable Materials for Next Generation Energy Devices

Challenges and Opportunities

1st Edition - December 1, 2020

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  • Editors: Kuan Yew Cheong, Lung-Chien Chen
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128206287
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128209066

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Sustainable Materials for Next Generation Energy Devices: Challenges and Opportunities presents the latest state-of-the-art knowledge and innovation related to environmentally-friendly functional materials that can be developed for, and employed in, producing a feasible next generation of energy storage and conversion devices. The book is broken up into three sections, covering Energy Storage, Energy Conversion and Advanced Concepts. It will be an important reference for researchers, engineers and students who want to gain extensive knowledge in green and/or sustainable functional materials and their applications.

Key Features

  • Provides a concise resource for readers interested in sustainable and green functional materials for energy conversion and storage devices
  • Emphasizes sustainable and green concepts in the design of energy devices based on renewable functional materials
  • Presents a survey of both the challenges and opportunities available for renewable functional materials in the development of energy devices


Materials Scientists and Engineering in R & D and academia; Chemical Engineers

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Electrochemical systems and energy storage

    1. Electrochemical energy storage devices

    2. Nanoarchitectured conducting polymers: Rational design and relative activity for next-generation supercapacitors

    3. Current progress in the development of Fe-air batteries and their prospects for next-generation batteries

    4. Functional material developments of fuel cells and the key factors for real commercialization of next-generation energy devices

    Part 2: Energy conversion and harvesting

    5. Graphene and its derivatives, synthesis route, and
    mechanism for photovoltaic solar cell applications

    6. Solution-processed quantum dot-sensitized
    solar cell based on “green” materials

    7. Colloidal quantum dots based solar cells

    8. Future perspectives of perovskite solar cells: Metal
    oxide-based inorganic hole-transporting

    9. Recent advancement in sustainable energy harvesting
    using piezoelectric materials

    Part 3: Advanced sustainable energy, materials, and
    device concepts

    10. An approach to designing smart future electronics
    using nature-driven biopiezoelectric/triboelectric

    11. Polysaccharide-based polymer electrolytes for
    future renewable energy sources

    12. Biomass-derived functional carbon nanomaterials for
    the development of futuristic energy devices

    13. First-principles materials design for graphene-based
    sensor applications

    14. Recycled silicon waste as a sustainable energy

Product details

  • No. of pages: 402
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: December 1, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128206287
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128209066

About the Editors

Kuan Yew Cheong

As a passionate researcher, educator, trainer, consultant, and Professional Engineer of material science and engineering for more than twenty years, Kuan Yew CHEONG is a full Professor at the School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. Prof. Cheong served as a Commissioned Senior Scientist at Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (2004, 2006), Adjunct Associate Professor at Multimedia University, Malaysia (2012), Visiting Lecturer at Universiti Malaysia Perlis (2012), Malaysia, Visiting Professor at National Taiwan University (2018), MIMOS Semiconductor Sdn Bhd (2018), and Technical Advisor for NTG Innovation Pte. Ltd., Singapore (January – December 2019). Now, he is an External Examiner for Wawasan Open University (Malaysia), INTI International College Penang (Malaysia), affiliated to Innovation Centre for Clean Water and Sustainable Energy (WISE), National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan (November 2018 to October 2021), Technical Consultant of failure analysis for MIMOS Semiconductor Sdn Bhd (Malaysia), and Editor of “Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing”, Elsevier (since 2015). Kuan Yew Cheong has published approximate 200 high impact-factor journals, 6 reputable book chapters, 3 edited books, and 1 granted Malaysian Patent (MY-153033-A), which in-line with his research direction of solving environmental and energy related issue through the development of advanced oxide based on wide bandgap semiconductor and exploring the potential of utilizing natural organic materials to produce “all-natural” electronic devices. As a registered Professional Engineer (Board of Engineers, Malaysia), a “Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM) 2013” (Academy of Sciences Malaysia), and a Certified Professional Trainer (Ministry of Human Resource, Malaysia), Prof. Cheong has delivered more than 250 technical training courses to various local and multinational industries and has resolved many industrial cases related to processing of electronic materials both wafer and package levels. Currently, Prof. Cheong is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), Senior Member of Institute of Electrical, Electronic Engineers (IEEE), a Principle Interviewer for Professional Interview of IEM and Senior Evaluation Panel of Engineering Program Accreditation under Engineering Accreditation Council, Malaysia. .

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, Universiti Sains, Malaysia

Lung-Chien Chen

Dr. Lung-Chien Chen received a B.S. degree in the electrical engineering from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan and his Ph. D degree in the electrical engineering from the National Tsing Hwa University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. In 2002, he joined National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., as a faculty member with the Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering. He has authored or co-authored more than 130 SCI technical papers, 20 International conference, and 160 conference papers. He is the holder of more than 21 patents in his fields of expertise. His current research interests include MOCVD, LPE and solution CVD epitaxial growth technique, fabrication and analysis of III-V group compound semiconductor/oxide semiconductor devices, fabrication and characterization of nano-materials, light-emitting diode (LED), sensor, solar cells, perovskite quantum dots and perovskite optoelectronic devices.

Affiliations and Expertise

National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China

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