Projects per year
- Near-net-shape production of advanced titanium alloy components via molten salt electrolysis
- Electrochemical reprocessing of spent fuels
- Fabrication of titanium alloy powders for 3D printing
- Electro-deposition of composites of polymer and carbon nanotubes for chemical sensing and energy storage
- Synthesis of bio-inspired advanced functional materials
Dr. Di Hu’s primary research background lies in the electrochemical production of pure metals or metal alloys via direct solid-state electrodeoxidation (i.e. the FFC-Cambridge Process) of metal oxide precursors in molten salt (Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B. 2013; 44(2):272-282). By applying an inert anode, a carbon-free metallurgical process can be achieved which is essential for emission control.
In addition, He has also conducted researches on (i) electro-deposition of conducting composites of electroactive polymer and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) towards potential applications for chemical sensing (i.e. CO2 sensor) (ACS Nano. 2010; 4(7):4274-4282) and energy storage (i.e. supercapattery) (Energy & Environmental Science. 2014; 7(3):1018-1022), and (ii) chemical synthesis of bio-inspired conducting polymer materials, such as lotus leaf -like superhydrophobic polyaniline (Advanced Materials. 2014; 26(15):2440-2445).
- 2014- present: Assistant Professor (Lecturer) of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham Ningbo China. Research project: Electrochemical production of titanium alloy powders for 3D printing.
- 2011-2014: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham UK. Research project: REFINE-The sustainable reduction of spent fuel vital in a closed loop nuclear energy cycle.
- 2007-2011: PhD in Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham UK. Research project: Electrochemical near-net-shape production of titanium alloy components via the FFC Cambridge Process.
- 2006: BEng in Chemical Engineering and Technology, Key Laboratory of Organics Solids, Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS). Research project: Chemical synthesis of superhydrophobic conducting polymers.
Module Convener and Lecturer
- Water Treatment (H83WAT)
- Process Engineering Project (H82PEP)
- Plan Design (H82PLD)
- Design Projects (H83DPX)
- Fundamentals of Engineering Design (H81FED)
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1/01/20 → 31/12/22
Project: Contract Projects › Horizontal-International Contract Projects
Research and Development, Test and Industralization of New Smelting Techniques of Titanium ad Titaium Alloys
1/01/20 → 1/01/23
Project: Contract Projects › Horizontal-Contract Projects out of Zhejiang Province
The Enhancement of Molten Salt Electro-Deoxidation Process for Titanium Alloys Production via the Application of Metal Co-Oxide Cathodes
1/01/19 → 31/12/21
Project: Government Funded Projects › Vertical-National Government Funded Projects
1/01/18 → 31/12/20
Project: Government Funded Projects › Vertical-Ningbo Municipal Government Funded Projects
A composite surface configuration towards improving cycling stability of Li-rich layered oxide materialsShi, Z., Gu, Q., Yun, L., Wei, Z., Hu, D., Qiu, B., Chen, G. Z. & Liu, Z., 21 Nov 2021, In: Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 9, 43, p. 24426-24437 12 p.
Research output: Journal Publication › Article › peer-review1 Citation (Scopus)
Low-crystalline transition metal oxide/hydroxide on MWCNT by Fenton-reaction-inspired green synthesis for lithium ion battery and OER electrocatalysisLIU, X., Li, S., Akinwolemiwa, B., Hu, D., Wu, T. & Peng, C., 10 Aug 2021, In: Electrochimica Acta. 387, 138559.
Research output: Journal Publication › Article › peer-review4 Citations (Scopus)
Dolganov, A., Bishop, M. T., Chen, G. Z. & Hu, D., 1 May 2021, In: Ceramics International. 47, 9, p. 12020-12027 8 p.
Research output: Journal Publication › Article › peer-review2 Citations (Scopus)
Environmental assessment of the near-net-shape electrochemical metallisation process and the Kroll-electron beam melting process for titanium manufactureDolganov, A., Bishop, M. T., Tomatis, M., Chen, G. Z. & Hu, D., 21 Mar 2020, In: Green Chemistry. 22, 6, p. 1952-1967 16 p.
Research output: Journal Publication › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile6 Citations (Scopus)