Wei Wu

Wei Wu

Laboratory of Printable Functional Nanomaterials and Printed Electronics,School of Printing and Packaging,Wuhan University

Presentation Title TBD:

Full-Printed Flexible Supercapacitors

Time: TBD

Presentation Abstract:

Laboratory of Printable Functional Nanomaterials and Printed Electronics, School of Printing and
Packaging, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, P. R. CHINA

Increasing demands for flexible and portable personal electronics have stimulated
considerable efforts to develop light, flexible, inexpensive and high-power energy storage
devices. All-printed flexible and soft solid-state supercapacitors are considered as
next-generation wearable energy storage systems due to the promising features as higher power
density, short charging time, long cycling stability, safety, substrate-versatile ability, high
throughput and can be produced on a large scale, which further improves the possibility of
commercial applications of flexible supercapacitors [1].

However, the main challenge for full-printed flexible supercapacitors is the the functional
inks formulation. Herein, different inks (formulated by FeOOH/MnO 2 [2] and Ag@PPy
composite nanoparticles [3], Ag@PPy@MnO 2 composite nanomaterials, NiCo 2 O 4 nanowires,
respectively) as screen-printed electrode materials are prepared by a facile method, and
solid-state flexible supercapacitors with aesthetic design are manufactured by fully
screen-printed process on different flexible substrates, including plastic, paper and textile. Using
our functional ink, we fabricate flexible supercapacitors on large area by high-volume
screen-printing technique and demonstrate a series of features, displaying excellent flexibility,
cost-effectiveness, high energy density and superior cycling stability.
[1] Wei Wu*, Inorganic Nanomaterials for Printed Electronics: A Review, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 7342 –
[2] Qiang Lu, Li Liu, Shuanglei Yang, Jun Liu, Qingyong Tian, Weijing Yao, Qingwen Xue, Mengxiao Li,
Wei Wu*, Facile synthesis of amorphous FeOOH/MnO 2 composites as screen-printed electrode
materials for all-printed solid-state flexible supercapacitors, Journal of Power Sources, 2017, 361,
[3] Li Liu, Qiang Lu, Shuanglei Yang, Jiang Guo, Qingyong Tian, Weijing Yao, Zhanhu Guo*, Vellaisamy
A. L. Roy*, and Wei Wu*, All-printed solid state microsupercapacitors derived from self-template
synthesis of Ag@PPy nanocomposites, Advanced Materials Technologies, 2018, 3, 1700206.


Wei Wu received his PhD in 2011 from the Department of Physics, Wuhan University, China. He then joined the group of Prof. Daiwen Pang at Wuhan University (2011) and Prof. V. A. L. Roy at the City University of Hong Kong (2014) as a postdoctoral fellow. Now he is the Full Professor, Executive Dean of School of Printing and Packaging, Wuhann University, and the Director of the Laboratory of Printable Functional Nanomaterials and Printed Electronics of Wuhann University. He has published over 70 papers, which have received over 2800 citations.

Prof. Wu received STAM Best Paper Award in 2017 and Hong Kong Scholars Award in 2014.

He is also the guest editor of Fronties of Materials, Advanced Composites and Hybrid Materials, and serve as editor member for 6 international journals. His research interests include the synthesis and printable functional nanomaterials, printed electronics and intelligent packaging.

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Wuhan University (WHU) is a comprehensive and key national university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education. It is also one of the “211 Project” and “985 Project”universities with full support in the construction and development from the central and local government of China.