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Wenhai Wang will defend his PhD Thesis on 23 Sept 2022 at the UAB

The PhD researcher Wenhai Wang, from the Solid State Chemistry (SSC) Group at ICMAB-CSIC, will defend his PhD thesis on Friday, 23 September 2022 at 11:30 am at the UAB.

14 September 2022

Bacterial cellulose as a scaffold for electrode materials in electrochemical energy storage and conversion

Wenhai Wang, from the Solid State Chemistry (SSC) Group at ICMAB-CSIC

Date: Friday, 23 September 2022
Time: 11:30 am
Venue: C5/1068 Sala Graus II, Facultat Ciències i Biociències, UAB


Bacterial cellulose (BC) is a biopolymer with various outstanding properties, such as pure composition, nanosized fibers, and high water retention. Based on these properties, BC was employed in this thesis as a scaffold to process electrodes for electrochemical energy storage and conversion (EESC) applications. In general, the nanofibers allow high specific area and open porosity for optimal transport, but their insulating character prevents direct use. To obtain suitable conductivity, carbonization and metal coating were studied, respectively. Then, their electrochemical performance in EESC applications was investigated.


  • Dino Tonti, SSC group, ICMAB-CSIC

PhD Comittee:

  • President: Eduardo Enciso Rodríguez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Secretary: Stefanos Chaitoglou, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
  • Vocal: Bernd Wicklein, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM)-CSIC, Spain

University: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
PhD Programme: Materials Science PhD Programme

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Bacterial Cellulose as a Scaffold for Electrode Materials in Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion

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