Prof. Leon L. Shaw's Group

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Technical Presentations

  1. Over 270 technical presentations in national and international conferences, universities and various companies

  • 80 plus invited talks and keynote presentations in national and international conferences, universities and various companies.

  • The most recent keynote presentations and invited talks are listed below.

Recent Keynote Presentations and Plenary Lectures

L. Shaw, “Hierarchical Design and Synthesis of Nanomaterials to Enable High Capacity Rechargeable Battery Electrodes,” Keynote Presentation at THERMEC’2016, May 29 - June3, 2016, Graz, Austria.


L. Shaw, J. Shamie, C. Liu, and V. Sprenkle, “High Voltage, High Capacity, Ambient Temperature Sodium-Based Flow Batteries,” Keynote Presentation at Cleantech 2014, Washington DC, June 15 – 19, 2014.


L. Shaw, “Energy Storage Enabled by Nanomaterials and Advanced Processing,” Keynote Presentation, ISPlasma2013, Nagoya, Japan, January 28 - February 1, 2013.


L. Shaw, “Nanomaterials for Onboard Hydrogen Storage Applications,” Plenary Lecture, YUCOMAT 2012, the Fourteenth Annual Conference of MRS of Serbia, Herceg Novi, Montenegro, September 3 – 7, 2012.


L. Shaw, “Energy Storage: Research Directions, Applications , and Challenges" Invited Webinar Lecture at Webinar, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, May 23, 2012.


L. Shaw, “Enhancing Hydrogen Storage Properties through Nanoscale LiBH4,” The John & Virginia Towers Distinguished Lecture, Michigan Technological University, April 9, 2010.


Recent Invited Presentations

• L. ShawL. Li, and C. Liu, “Enhancing the Capacitive Energy Storage of Activated Carbon through Mechanical Activation,” Invited Presentation at 2016 Collaborative Conference on 3D and Materials Research (CC3DMR), Incheon/Seoul, South Korea, June 20-24, 2016.

• L. Shaw“Mechanical-Activation- Enhanced Surface Functionalization and Capacitance for High-Performance Li-ion Capacitors,” Invited Presentation for the Creativity Week of SIU, Southern Illinois University (SIU), Carbondale, Illinois, April 6 th , 2016.

• Q. He, J. Li, L. Li, and L. Shaw, “3D Printing of Gas Diffusion Layers with Separate Gas and Water Pathways for PEMFCs,” Invited Presentation at “Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Materials for Alternative Energy” in MS&T 2015, Columbus, OH, October 4-8, 2015.

L. Shaw, “Room temperature, hybrid sodium-based flow batteries with multi-electron transfer redox reactions,”Invited Presentation,Chemistry Department Colloquium, Illinois Institute of Technology, February 18th, 2015.

L. Shaw, “Electrochemical properties and performance of Na3MnCO3PO4 – A high capacity, multi-electron transfer redox cathode material for sodium ion batteries,” Invited Presentation, School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, April 3rd, 2015.

• C. Wang C. Wang, J. Kaduk, M. Sawicki, and L. Shaw, “Na3MnCO3PO4 – A Multi-Electron Transfer Redox Cathode Material for Sodium Ion Batteries,” Invited Presentation at “Nanostructured Materials for Rechargeable Batteries and for Supercapacitors III” in 2015 TMS Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 15-19, 2015.

• J. Shamie, C. Liu, L. Shaw and V. Sprenkle, “Hybrid Na-based Flow Batteries for Next Generation Grid-Scale Energy Storage,” Invited Presentation at “Energy Storage IV: Materials, Systems and Applications Symposium” in MS&T 2014, Pittsburgh, PA, October 12-16, 2014.

L. Shaw, J. Suri, Y.-S. Lin and E. Olevsky, “A Comparative Study of Liquid Phase Sintering vs Spark-Plasma Sintering of Si3N4/SiCNanocomposites,” Invited Presentation at the symposium on "Nanoparticulate Materials: Production, Consolidation and Characterization" in the TMS 143rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS 2014), San Diego, California, February 16-20, 2014.

L. Shaw, M. Sawicki, and J. Shamie, “Studies of Cathodes and Anodes for a New-Generation Na-ion Batteries,” Invited Presentation at the symposium on "Nanostructured Materials for Rechargeable Batteries and Supercapacitors" in the TMS 143rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS 2014), San Diego, California, February 16-20, 2014.

L. Shaw, " Nanomaterials for Hydrogen Storage,"Invited Presentation at the Symposium on "Nanomaterials for Structural & Energy Application" in THERMEC’ 2013, December 2 – 6, 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada.

L. Shaw, "New Directions in Energy Storage," Invited Presentation, Illinois Science & Technology Leadership Luncheons, United States House of Representatives, Washington DC, February 27, 2013.

L. Shaw, “Batteries for Electric Vehicle and Utility Applications: Technology Status and Challenges," Invited Presentation, the Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE), University of Illinois at Chicago, August 5 – 16, 2013

L. Shaw, “Challenges and Opportunities in Reducing Air Pollution via Electric and Fuel-Cell Vehicles,” Invited Presentation, the AAEES/AEESP/A&WMA Meet & Greet Lecture and Breakfast at the 106th Annual Conference of Air and Waste Management Association, Chicago, Illinois, June 25 – 28, 2013

L. Shaw, “Supercapacitors: Technology Status and Potentials for High Energy Density Storage,” Invited Presentation, ASM Chicago Chapter Meeting, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, April 9th, 2013.

L. Shaw, “Electrochemical/Battery Storage Technologies,” Invited Presentation, Electrical Energy Storage Technologies and Applications Workshop, Argonne National Laboratory, March 20 – 21, 2013.

• L. Li, K. Crosby, M. Sawicki, L. Shaw, and Y. Wang, “Effects of Surface Roughness of Hydroxyapatite on Cell Attachment and Proliferation,” Invited Presentation at the Symposium on "Surface Properties of Biomaterials III" in MS&T '12, October 7-11, 2012, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

L. Shaw and J. Wang, “Dental Restoration Enabled by Additive Manufacturing: Slurry Micro-Extrusion,” Invited Presentation at the Symposium on “Micro- and Nanoscale Processing of Biomedical Materials” in 2011 MRS Fall Meeting, November 28 – December 2, 2011, Boston, MA.

• P. Lavorato and L. Shaw, “Low Temperature Sintering of Gadolinium-Doped Ceria for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Applications,” Invited Presentation at the Symposium on "Controlled Synthesis, Processing and Applications of Structural and Functional Nanomaterials" in MS&T’ 2011, October 16 – 20, 2011, Columbus, OH.

• L. Li, K. Crosby, M. Sawicki, L. Shaw, and Y. Wang, “Characterization and Design of the HA-Ti Composite Surface for Ti-Based Implants,” Invited Presentation at the Symposium on "Surface Properties of Biomaterials" in MS&T’ 2011, October 16 – 20, 2011, Columbus, OH.

• K. Crosby and L. Shaw, “Low Temperature Sintering of Ti-6Al-4V for Orthopedic Implant Applications,” Invited Presentation at the Symposium on "Next Generation Biomaterials" in MS&T’ 2011, October 16 – 20, 2011, Columbus, OH.

L. Shaw, “Challenges and Opportunities for Energy Storage and Conversion Technologies,” Invited Presentation at the Illinois Institute of Technologies, October 6, 2011, IIT, Chicago.

L. Shaw, “Challenges and Opportunities for Hydrogen Storage Materials and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells,” Invited Presentation at the City College of New York, October 3, 2011, CCNY, New York.

L. Shaw and H. Luo, “WC-Co Cermets with Simultaneous Improvements in Hardness and Toughness Derived from Nanocrystalline Powder,” Invited Presentation at the Symposium on Nanostructured Materials in THERMEC’ 2011, August 1 – 5, 2011, Quebec City, Canada.

• J. Wang and L. Shaw, “Transparent Nanocrystalline Hydroxyapatite by Pressure-Assisted Sintering,” Invited Presentation at the symposium on “Next Generation Biomaterials” in MS&T 2010, Houston, Texas, October 17 – 21, 2010.

• Y. Zhong and L. Shaw, “A Study on the Synthesis of Nanostructured WC-Co Particles from WO3, Co3O4 and Graphite,” Invited Presentation at “A Symposium in Honor of Professor Reza Abbaschian: Processing, Crystal Growth and Phase Equilibrium of Advanced Materials” in MS&T 2010, Houston, Texas, October 17 – 21, 2010.

L. Shaw, “The Pathways to On-Board Hydrogen Storage for Fuel Cell Vehicles,” Invited Presentation at the Institute of Materials Science (IMS) Associates Program Annual Meeting, UConn, May 27, 2010.

L. Shaw, X. Wan, Y. Zhong, and K. Crosby, “Novel Hydrogen Storage Properties Derived from Nanoscale LiBH4,” Invited Presentation in the Conference of  "Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewable Energy 2010,” Cocoa Beach, Florida, February 21-25, 2010.

L. Shaw, “Ultralow Temperature Sintering and Simultaneous Improvements in the Hardness and Toughness of Hydroxyapatite (HA),” Invited Presentation at WPI, January 20, 2010.