LABORATORIES

Nano Energy Materials Lab

Direction of Research:
Application of carbon nanomaterials in energy storage. Improving performance of Lithium ion batteries, Sodium ion batteries, and supercapacitors utilizing graphene-based materials and other nanomaterials;developing advanced energy storage devices with high energy density and high power density.Materials with engineered thermal conductivity and other desired properties. Exploring microscale heat conduction in 2D materials including graphene and Boron nitride; developinghigh-performance thermal materials for advanced thermal management in microelectronics and optoelectronics.
Focus on:
Graphene-based and other nanomaterials;Thermal management materials and applications;New energy materials and devices;
Core-PIs:
  • Feiyu Kang

  • Quan-Hong Yang

  • Junqiao Wu

  • Guodan Wei

Environmental Science and Technology Lab

Direction of Research:
To target the fundamental water science and cutting edge technologies in the nexue of water-energy-humen health at global or regional magnitudes. To reveal the newly emerging scientific originals inside water circulation systems. To be devoted to multidisciplinary research combined with water ecology, bio-functional molecules and genes, nano materials, new energy and big data, etc. To acquire new knowledge, to develop new technologies and to promote its application and commercialization. To make effort to solve the global and regional environmental issues, to contribute to sustainable development of the environmental protection industry.
Focus on:
Advanced water and wastewater treatment technologies and fundamentals based on nano materials and functional biomolecules;Water reclamation and resource recovery based on water ecology and human health; Water safety assessment and safeguard based on complex ecological systems;Environmental remediation technologies and management measures based on the sustainable development of the nature and human community;
Core-PIs:
  • Slawomir W. Hermanowicz

  • Hongying Hu

  • Xihui Zhang

  • Xiaoyan Li

Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Lab

Direction of Research:
Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Lab aims at a more intelligent, secure and optimal power system operation and provides fundamental mathematical theory and algorithms. The lab also focuses on planning and operation for Energy Internet and Integrated Energy System (IES), including planning approach for IES and development of I-EMS (Integrated Energy Management System).In addition, the lab is developing transmission and distribution system automatic inspection technology based on online smart devices and artificial intelligence evaluation platform. T & D system automatic inspection technology and High-voltage External Insulation Testing & Monitoring are also the lab’s main research area.
Focus on:
Renewable Energy Technologies and Accommodation; Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency Improvement; Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Power System; Smart Micro-grid System; Energy Internet; Multi-Energy Utilization and Optimal Dispatch Technology; Multi-Energy Market and Economy
Core-PIs:
  • Hongbin Sun

  • Shmuel Oren

  • Scott Moura

  • Liming Wang

  • Wenchuan Wu

  • Qinglai Guo

  • Javad Lavaei

  • Yinliang Xu

  • Xuan Zhang

  • Ye Guo

Intelligent Transportation and Logistics Systems Lab

Direction of Research:
Perform theoretical research and application technology development on key factors such as efficiency,safety and environmental protection of transportation and logistic system under systems thinking, intelligent instruments and big data technology.Concentrating transportation and logistics related research to low carbon and new energy application,transportation planning and management, intelligent vehicle-infrastructure cooperation system and autonomous vehicles, supply chain management and optimization and other policy, modeling, simulation,green technologies and sustainability topics, build interdisciplinary team of professionals, collaborate closely with industry, work on innovation theory and develop new technologies and products.
Focus on:
Connected and Autonomous Vehicles;Intelligent Transportation System Integration; Transportation System Planning and Optimization ; Supply Chain Management and Logistic Optimization; Real-time Dynamic Traffic Management and Optimization Based on Large-scale Traffic data; High-accuracy and Low-cost Positioning Technologies;Automatic Detection and Analysis of Driving Behavior;EV (Electronic Vehicle) Infrastructure Optimization and EV-Sharing Research;
Core-PIs:
  • Max Shen

  • Yi Zhang

  • Lixin Miao

  • Wai Kin Victor Chan

  • Li Xiao

Low Carbon Economy and Financial Risk Analysis Research Lab

Direction of Research:
In the case of Low-Carbon Economy, the laboratory aims to promote low-carbon transition and sustainable development at both national and city levels. It focuses on the fields of Energy Economy, Environmental Economy and Sustainable Development by utilizing a series of methodology frameworks including but not limited to system analysis, general equilibrium model, energy system model, low carbon index, technical economics, scenario analysis, cost-benefit analysis, etc., and conducts low-carbon policy scenario simulation and impact assessment in key areas such as transport sector, power sector, and carbon emission trading, etc. In the Financial Risk, the lab concentrates on Fintech area based on Stochastic Mathematics and Algorithmic Game Theory and is making an effort to make a breakthrough in meta-learning, transaction risk assessment, and optimal resource allocation.
Focus on:
Low Carbon City Modal;Carbon Market;Carbon Finance ;Quantitative Risk Analysis;
Core-PIs:
  • Ying Kong

  • Ilan Adler

  • Xin Guo

Low-Dimensional Materials and Devices Lab

Direction of Research:
Today’s society demands devices not only with high performance, but also multi-functionalities, for example, flexible, transparent, energy-efficient or even self-powered. These requirements challenge the traditional materials due to technological barriers in the fabrication processes, limitations in fundamental physics, as well as intrinsic rigid nature of bulk materials. In this regard, low dimensional materials offer unique advantages to meet the above requirements, and stand as competitive candidates towards next-generation devices which can satisfy multifunctional and sustainable energy requests. In the LDMD laboratory, the major target will be developing new low-dimensional materials and their devices with multi-functionalities, such as flexibility, portability, smartness, and high performance, for energy conversion and storage, sensing, electronic, and opto-electronic applications.
Focus on:
Low dimensional materials ; Energy, electronic, optoelectronic devices; Flexible devices;
Core-PIs:
  • Hui-Ming Cheng

  • Bilu Liu

  • Xiaolong Zou

  • Ling Qiu

  • Jie Yao