The 4th Asian Conference on Civil, Material and Environmental Sciences

Osaka, Japan

August 25-27, 2015

The 4th Asian Conference on Civil, Material and Environmental Sciences  (ACCMES) offers the occasion for wide-ranging, interdisciplinary discussion covering both academia and research. ACCMES 2015 will bring together experts and leaders from the academic and business world to consider some of the pressing issues scholars and academics are facing in an open forum; seeking to define questions, pursue answer, search for research synergies and more; to both reflect on the recent past, and look forward, to exchange ideas and findings, in the exciting environment of Osaka, Japan.

Asian Conference on Civil, Material and Environmental Sciences (ACCMES'2015) is the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental and applied Civil, Material and Environmental Sciences and its Applications. The conference will bring together leading researchers, engineers and scientists in the domain of interest from around the world. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to Civil Engineering / Material Engineering / Environmental Sciences.

2015 ACCMES Conference Program

The conference tentative program is available. Please check your paper and author information. If your paper is missing or any information need to be modified, please contact us via email to before July 16.

Please note that any late request for change after July 16 will NOT be accepted.

Keynote Speech

Design of Carbon Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage

K.N. Hui

Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, Macao SAR, China


To effectively utilize renewable energy, energy conversion and storage devices such as fuel cells and supercapacitors (SCs) have attracted tremendous attention in recent years. Fuel cells has demonstrated as the upcoming alternative energy source due to its highest energy density among energy conversion and storage devices, while SCs has shown to be a promising energy storage device owing to the merits of high power density (>10 kW kg-1), long cycle life (>10 years), fast charging/discharging (within seconds), high reliability, and low maintenance cost. Fuel cell and SCs have been used in advanced applications, such as portable electronic devices, hybrid electric vehicles, integration with fuel cell and battery, and emergency doors on the Airbus A380. However, despite significant advances in electrode materials, practical applications of fuel cells are hindered by using expensive noble metals such as platinum (Pt), palladium (Pd), ruthenium (Ru) as electrocatalyst. For SCs, the current challenge is the low specific capacitance of carbon-based materials. More research is needed to improve the electrochemical performance of electrode materials in order to support the development of next generation of energy conversion and storage devices.

In this talk, the speaker presents his recent work in the development and applications of carbon/graphene materials for fuel cells and SCs. First, he describes how to use the three-dimensional architectures of graphene aerogel to enhance the oxygen reduction reaction in fuel cells. Second, he proposes effective methods of fabricating hierarchical porous carbon/graphene aerogel materials with surface functional group modification to achieve high specific capacitance.


Dr. Kwun Nam HUI is an assistant professor at the Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, Macau SAR, China. He obtained his B.Sc. degree in Physics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2003 and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 2007 and 2009, respectively. He worked as a postdoctoral associate in 2009 at the Institute of Advanced Materials, Devices, and Nanotechnology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He contributed to the development of the ultrafast photonic crystal waveguide modulator for communication. He joined Pusan National University in the fall of 2009. Recently, he joined University of Macau in in the fall of 2015. Thus far, he has conducted research in different areas related to energy and the environment, including Li-ion battery, supercapacitor, and electrode materials for direct methanol/direct hydrogen peroxide fuel cell, hydrogen production by methanol steam reforming, solid-state lighting, desiccant cooling, removal of volatile organic compounds in air, and wastewater treatment. His major contributions include the use of fluorescent nanospheres for proprietary white-light LEDs, design and implementation of proprietary vertically stacked polychromatic LED structure for color-tunable LEDs, first report of UV-stimulated emission from pivoted GaN-on Si microcavities, first demonstration of UV lasing of GaN nanopillar structure at room temperature, first demonstration of synergetic effects of MnO2/graphene composite to improve catalytic ozonation of gaseous toluene, development of reusable catalyst chip for wastewater treatment, green method for synthesizing graphene, metal (oxide)/graphene composite for fuel cell applications, and production of hierarchical N-doped porous carbon from biowastes as electrode materials for supercapacitors. As principal investigator, he has managed 12 research projects with a total research grant of USD 0.5 million. His research has led to one US patent, eleven Korea patents, four review papers, three book chapters, >90 peer-reviewed SCI journal papers, and >50 conference papers. He has served as lead guest editor/guest editor/member of the editorial board of a number of journals, such as Frontier, Reviews in Advanced Sciences and Engineering, Journal of Nanomaterials, Current Nanoscience, The Scientific World Journal, and Scientific Journals International. He was in the organizing committee of the 4th Conference on New Energy and Sustainable Development. His current research focuses on synthesis of hierarchical carbon/graphene materials as well as on the development of 3D hierarchical layered double hydroxide materials as advanced electrode materials for energy storage and conversion applications.


Online Submission

Important Dates

Submission Deadline
March 14, 2019

April 13, 2019

Notification of Acceptance
From April 04, 2019
paper reviewing takes 20 days

Early Bird Registration & Payment Deadline
May 5, 2019
Final Modification
May 21, 20199
Conference Date
July 16-18, 2019

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