Qianyi Ma


University of Waterloo, Faculty of Science
Department of Chemical Engineering
Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN)
200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1 (E6 2014 / 2017)

Mail: q36ma@uwaterloo.ca
Web: http://chemeng.uwaterloo.ca/zchen/

Educational Background

  • MASc University of Waterloo
  • B.S Unveracity of Waterloo/Beijing Jiaotong University

Research Interests

Topics: Aqueous Zn ion battery, solid-state lithium battery

Why 2D materials: Covalent organic framework (COF) as one of the rapidly developing porous materials and organic materials with high specific surface area, tunable chemical structure and high mechanical strength. Their rigid structures and periodic channels led to a very rich application of COFs in the field of gas sieving. Due to the huge radius gap between water molecules and zinc ions, the application of COF molecules with appropriate pore size is very beneficial to sieve zinc ions and water molecules, and an artificial desolvation film is formed on the surface of zinc metal to promote the desolvation of zinc ions. And through the design of sulfonate ion as a functional group, it also conforms to the design of the medium as an ion conductor, breaking through the unfriendly limitation of conventional SEI for ion conduction.