报告题目：复合金属氧化物纳米材料及其在能源领域中的应用/Complexed Metal Oxide Nanomaterials for Energy Applications
Dr. Yuanbing Mao is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). He holds a joint appointment with Department of Chemistry and School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Science. He currently also serves as the Interim Chair of the Department of Chemistry. Dr. Mao is a graduate of Xiangtan University (B.Sc.), Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (M.Sc), and the State University of New York at Stony Brook (Ph.D.). He was a post-doctoral research scientist at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California at Los Angeles. Prior to starting his independent career, he also worked as a Senior Research Associate and Research Scientist at the Applied Sciences Laboratory, Washington State University. In the past several years, he was awarded a Department of Defense Young Investigator award in 2010, Faculty Excellence Award in Research by the College of Sciences at UTRGV in 2017, and Faculty Excellence Award in Research by UTRGV in 2018. He has received many research grants from ACS PRF, AFOSR, DARPA, NSF, USDA and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He was a recipient of the DOE Visiting Faculty Program consecutively three times. As of today, he has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles with an h-index > 35, 3 book chapters, and a few patents. His research interests are focused on nanomaterials, solid-state science and nanotechnology with expertise on energy storage and conversion and environmental remediation.