讲座题目：Defective carbons for electrocatalytic reaction: A defect catalysis mechanism
应化工学院张早校教授邀请，格里菲斯大学Xiangdong Yao（姚向东）教授来我院进行学术交流与访问，并为师生们作题为“Defective carbons for electrocatalytic reaction: A defect catalysis mechanism”的学术报告。
Prof. Xiangdong Yaois a full Professor of Energy Materials at Griffith University. He was originally from China where he finished his Primary, Senior and Tertiary education. He obtained his BEng at Northeastern University in 1989 and MEng at Northwestern Polytechnical University in 1992 respectively for Materials Science and Engineering. From 1992 to 2000, he was employed in Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences as Research Associate (1992), Assistant Professor (1995) and Associate Professor (1998). His research was mainly on the design and development of new high-temperature materials, which lead to the innovation of three superalloys patents (commercialized) and numerous scientific publications. In 2000, he came to The University of Queensland where he was granted the PhD degree in Materials Engineering in 2005, working on the computational modeling for microstructure formation in light metals. From November 2003, he joined the ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials at The University of Queensland and focused on the research of non-equilibrium materials by both mechanical grinding and rapid solidification with nano-structural metallic materials, especially nanostructured light metal materials for clean and sustainable energy applications. Since November 2009, he joined Griffith University as an Associate Professor and the group leader of advanced energy materials. Dr Yao has made a number of significant contributions to these areas and has published over 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Since 2005, he has addressed 50 keynotes/invited talks in national/international conferences and 30 in internationally recognized research institutions. He has chaired and co-chaired over 10 international conference and serves as Editorial Board members for three international journals. He has been awarded several research Fellowships, including an ARC Australian Research Fellowship and an ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship (Industry).