PhD Candidate

Chunyu Zhou


North University of China, Taiyuan, China.

B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, 2004-2008

Tongji University, Shanghai, China.

M. Sc., Material Science. 2008-2011

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.

Ph.D., Material Science. October 2011-Present

Research Projects

I am studying the Transition Metal/Graphene materials for hydrogen storage. I have been working on the preparation and characterization of the materials. My colleagues and I are also building a Thermal Desorption Spectroscopy apparatus for the measurement of hydrogen uptake. The chemical and electronic structures of these materials are investigated by X-ray absorption techniques, and this detailed study facilitates a better understanding of the interaction between transition metal and Graphene, as well as sorption mechanism of hydrogen in the sorbents.

Journal Publications

Chunyu Z, Wang J, Szpunar J A. X-ray Chemical Imaging and Electronic Structure of a Single Nanoplatelet Ni/Graphene Composite [J]. Chemical Communications, (50), 2282-2285 (2014).

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