Towards Designing New Conducting Liquid Crystal Polymer Electrolyte
Universal access to sustainable and reliable energy is a known challenge as the global energy demand is expected to rise rapidly. To accommodate this demand, transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy technologies is indispensable, and electrochemical devices such as fuel cells, supercapacitors and batteries are the way forward. Nevertheless, a crucial part of the electrochemical device that is the electrolyte, still requires design enhancement in order to produce a device with high conductivity and efficiency. In this talk, efforts made in our labs to design and prepare new conducting liquid crystal polymer electrolytes with controlled nanostructure will be discussed, aiming towards improving the conductivity of current electrolytes.
Dr Sakinah obtained her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in 2021. She is currently a senior lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, UiTM. Her research focuses on developing conducting and light-responsive liquid crystal polymers for multifunctional polymer electrolytes.