Vanadium dioxide (VO2) as a very prominent representative of nanomaterials is known for several decades because of its low-temperature thermochromic phase transition, and it has been intensively studied in scientific and technical aspects recently, especially achieved enormous attention and attraction for potential applications in smart window coatings. However, the technology transfer from lab to industrial scale production of VO2 is still challengeable. The problems in large-scale production such as complicated preparation procedures, instability and agglomeration of nanosized particles limit currently industrial applications in smart coatings for energy-saving windows. In addition, the currently faced limitations in the glass coatings with low visible transmittance and weak solar modulating capability also delay the commercialisation and market penetration of VO2 nanomaterials/film coatings. This presentation will talk about the possible solutions to the problems how to transfer lab results to industrial scale production for large-scale applications in smart windows for energy and environment, based on our recent research findings in this field.
Prof. Dr Xuchuan Jiang, 1000-Talent Program Fellowship of China, currently works at Monash University (Australia) and Fasten Group Company (Jiangyin, China), has fully devoted to the synthesis, self-assembly and functional applications of nanoparticles since PhD graduated in 2001 at University of Sci. & Tech. of China. Dr. Jiang has been working in various academic research environments in the past years, including University of Washington (USA), University of Paris (France), and University of New South Wales (Australia). He has published over 130 papers in Nano Lett, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Mater. Progress in Mater. Sci. ACS Nano, and others, with SCI citations over 7000 times, and H-index 42. He has been awarded Australia Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow and ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellow in 2009. Currently, he is the Editor/Editor Board of four international journals, and referee over 20 international journals.