On April 16, 2018, Prof. Federico Rosei from Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) visited SIOM and delivered a presentation entitled “Multifunctional materials for emerging technologies”. Prof. Zhang Long, Vice Director of SIOM awarded the Qinghe Seminar Prize to Prof. Federico Rosei. Prof. Jin Yunxia, Prof. Wang Jun and 30 other researchers attended this meeting.
In his talk, Prof. Federico Rosei introduced his institute, highlighted the urgency of the world’s current energy crisis and uneven world resources and pointed out the future direction of new energy research and education. Focusing on multi-functional photoelectric materials, he introduced his group's recent research progress in the field of solar energy conversion of multiferroic functional materials, and the work of controlling the band structure of Bi2FeCrO6 epitaxial thin films by regulating the degree of ordering of Fe-Cr ions. Also, the application of carbon nanomaterials in dye-sensitized batteries and photoelectrocatalysis and their work on quantum dot solar cells and organic solid-state luminescent materials were mentioned.
Federico Rosei has held the Canada Research Chair (Junior) in Nanostructured Organic and Inorganic Materials between 2003 and 2013. He is Professor and Director of Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Université du Québec, Varennes (QC) Canada. Since January 2014 he holds the UNESCO Chair in Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage and since May 2016 he also holds the Canada Research Chair (Senior) in Nanostructured Materials. He received MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1996 and 2001, respectively.