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.

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* 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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[1] S.F. Wu, W.X. Wang, M.C. Li, L.J. Cao, F.C. Lyu, M.Y. Yang, Z.Y. Wang, Y. Shi, B. Nan, S.C. Yu, Z.F. Sun, Y. Liu, Z.G. Lu*. Highly durable organic electrode for sodium-ion batteries via a stabilized -C radical intermediate. Nature Communications, 2016, 7: 13318. (JCR引用95次,ESI高引论文)

[2] Z.F. Sun, F.C. Lv, L.J. Cao, L. Liu, Y. Zhang*, Z.G. Lu*. Multistimuli-responsive, mouldable supramolecular hydrogels cross-linked by ultrafast complexation of metal ions and biopolymers. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2015, 54, 7944-7948. (JCR引用121次,ESI高引论文)

[3] S.S. Wu, Y.G. Zhu, Y.F. Huo, Y.C. Luo, L.H. Zhang, Y. Wan, B. Nan, L.J. Cao, Z.Y. Wang, M.C. Li, M.Y. Yang, H. Cheng, Z.G. Lu*. Bimetallic organic frameworks derived CuNi/carbon nanocomposites as efficient electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction. Science China Materials, 2017, 60: 654-663. (JCR引用46次,入选期刊2018年度优秀论文)

[4] S. Gu, S.F. Wu, L.J. Cao, M.C. Li, N. Qin, J. Zhu, Z.Q. Wang, Y.Z. Li, J.J. Chen, Z.G. Lu*. Tunable redox chemistry and stability of radical intermediates in 2D covalent organic frameworks for high performance sodium ion batteries. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2019, 141(24): 9623-9628.

[5] Q.M. Gan, H.N. He, Y.H. Zhu, Z.Y. Wang, N. Qin, S. Gu, Z.Q. Li, W. Luo, Z.G. Lu*. Defect-assisted selective surface phosphorus doping to enhance rate capability of titanium dioxide for sodium ion batteries. ACS Nano 2019, 13: 9247-9258.

[6] C.Q. Shang, L.J. Cao, M.Y. Yang, Z.Y. Wang, M.C. Li, G.F. Zhou, X. Wang*, Z.G. Lu*. Freestanding Mo2C-decorating N-doped carbon nanofibers as 3D current collector for ultra-stable Li-S batteries. Energy Storage Materials, 2019, 18:375-381.

[7] F.C. Lyu, S.S. Zeng, Z.F. Sun, N. Qin, L.J. Cao, Z.Y. Wang, Z. Jia, S.F. Wu, F.X. Ma, M.C. Li, W.X. Wang, Y.Y. Li*, J. Lu*, Z.G. Lu*. Lamellarly stacking porous N, P Co-doped Mo2C/C nanosheets as high performance anode for lithium-ion batteries. Small, 2019, 15, 1805022.

[8] L.J. Cao, P.P. Tao, M.C. Li, F.C. Lyu, Z.Y. Wang, S.S. Wu, W.X. Wang, Y.F. Huo, L. Huang*, Z.G. Lu*. Synergistic effects of C/α-MoC and Ag for efficient oxygen reduction reaction. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2018, 9(4): 779-784.

[9] J.J. Zhang, C.H. Zhang, Z.Y. Wang, J. Zhu, Z.W. Wen, X.Z. Zhao, X.X. Zhang*, J. Xu*, Z.G. Lu*. Synergistic interlayer and defect engineering in VS2 nanosheets toward efficient electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction. Small, 2018, 14, 1703098.

[10] W. Xiong, Z.Y. Wang, J.Q. Zhang, C.Q. Shang, M.Y. Yang, L.Q. He, Z.G. Lu*. Hierarchical ball-in-ball structured nitrogen-doped carbon microspheres as high performance anode for sodium-ion batteries. Energy Storage Materials, 2017, 7, 229-235.

[11] Y.H. Xu, W.X. Wang, Y.Q. Ge, H.Y. Guo, X.J. Zhang, S. Chen, Y.H. Deng, Z.G. Lu*, and H. Zhang*. Stabilization of black phosphors quantum dots in PMMA nanofiber film and broadband non-linear optics and ultrafast photonics application. Advanced Functional Materials, 2017, 27(32): 1702437.

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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 […]


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