Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Dr. Zhouguang Lu is currently full professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology. He is elected to the Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK in 2018. His research mainly covers the design and synthesis of nanostructures and their application in lithium/sodium ion batteries, and lithium-air batteries. He has published for more than 160 peer-review journal papers with total citations of more than 4500and h-index of 41.
* Dr. Lu’s research covers the design and synthesis of nanostructures and their application in energy storage and conversion. Particular interest is in the preparation, characterization and application of novel nanostructured electrode materials for lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors, the investigation of phase and morphology transformation during electrochemical reaction of electrodes, and the assembling and application of micro- or nano-batteries. His research also covers the recycling of waste batteries. His research was mainly focused on the transformation mechanism and manipulation of intermediates during electrochemical reaction of energy storage batteries.
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The papers were published in leading journals like The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (IF：9.353, titled “Synergistic Effects of C/a-MoC and Ag for Efficient Oxygen Reduction Reaction”)
In recent years, increasing research eﬀorts have been devoted to lithium-air (Li-air) batteries due to their exceptionally high theoretical energy density (8135 Wh kg-1 VS ~300 Wh kg-1 for Lithium-Ion batteries), good reliability, and low cost. The bottleneck to the commercial application of Li-air batteries is to develop a low cost and high-performance electrocatalyst to improve the sluggish kinetics of the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and oxygen evolution reaction (OER) at the […]
Lu’s group has successfully published “Synergistic Interlayer and Defect Engineering in VS2 Nanosheets toward Efficient Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution Reaction”。
In this work, we report a simple one-pot solvothermal method to synthesize VS2 nanosheets featuring rich defects and an expanded (001) interlayer spacing as large as 1.00 nm, which is ~74% expansion as relative to that (0.575 nm) of the pristine counterpart. The interlayer-expanded VS2 nanosheets show extraordinary kinetic metrics for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction […]