PhD defense: Qi Zang

A computational approach for highthroughput virtual screening of organic electroactive compounds for aqueous redox flow batteries (Qi Zhang)


The availability and popularization of energy sources have transformed the pattern of people’s work and life over the last few centuries. The global energy consumption continues to rise in relation to the growing population, increasing urbanization and accelerating industrialization. According to BP’sstatistical review of world energy 2019, fossil fuels including petroleum (33%), coal (27%), and natural gas (24%) account for 84% of the current global primary energy consumption in the world (Figure 1.1). Non-fossil sources include hydroelectric (6.4%), nuclear (4.3%), and other renewable sources (5.0%) that consist of geothermal, solar, tidal, wind, wood, and waste (Figure 1.1). 1 Although primary energy consumption growth slowed to 1.3% in 2019 to less than half the growth rate in 2018 (2.8%),1 fossil fuels still dominate the energy market. Meanwhile, the increasing growth in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions has severely worsened environmental issues due to the heavy utilization of fossil fuels

voorzitter: Prof.dr.ir. E.J.E. Cottaar
promotor: Prof.dr.ir. R.A.J. Janssen
copromotor: Dr. S. Er (DIFFER)
leden: Prof.dr. S. Calero Prof.dr.ir. J.M.V.A. Koelman Prof.dr. G.H.L.A. Brocks (University of Twente) Prof.dr. G. Mul (University of Twente)

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Research group: Autonomous Energy Materials Discovery
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prof.dr.ir. E.J.E. Cottaar
TU/e Atlas Building 0.710- Teams

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