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Academic Areas: Lithium-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteries and Supercapacitors

Research Interests: Materials Chemistry

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Environmental Science, 2004-2007, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Master in Physical Chemistry, 1999-2002, East China Normal University
  • Bachelor in Chemistry, 1995-1999, Anqing Normal University

Professional Experience

  • Professor (11/2012 – Now), School of Materials Science and Engineering, HUST
  • Associate Professor (06/2009–10/2012), School of Materials Science and Engineering, HUST
  • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow (2008-2009), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (2007-2008), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
  • Research Assistant (2002-2004), Shanghai Institute of Ceramics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (SICCAS)

Selected Publications

  • F. Zou, X. L. Hu*, Z. Li, L. Qie, C. C. Hu, R. Zeng, Y. Jiang, Y. H. Huang*, "MOF-Derived Porous ZnO/ZnFe2O4/C Octahedra with Hollow Interiors for High-Rate Lithium-Ion Batteries", Adv. Mater., 2014, 26, 6622.
  • H. H. Xu, X. L. Hu*, Y. M. Sun, W. Luo, C. J. Chen, Y. Liu, Y. H. Huang*, "Highly Porous Li4Ti5O12/C Nanofibers for Ultrafast Electrochemical Energy Storage", Nano Energy, 2014, 10, 163.
  • L. Qie, W. M. Chen, H. H. Xu, X. Q. Xiong, Y. Jiang, F. Zou, X. L. Hu*, Y. Xin, Z. L. Zhang, Y. H. Huang*, "Synthesis of Functionalized 3D Hierarchical Porous Carbon for High-Performance Supercapacitors", Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, 6, 2497.
  • Y. M. Sun, X. L. Hu*, W. Luo, F. F. Xia, Y. H. Huang*, “Reconstruction of Conformal Nanoscale MnO on Graphene as a High-Capacity and Long-Life Anode Material for Lithium-Ion Batteries”, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2013, 23, 2436.
  • Y. M. Sun, X. L. Hu*, W. Luo, Y. H. Huang*, "Self-Assembled Hierarchical MoO2/Graphene Nanoarchitectures and Their Application as a High-Performance Anode Material for Lithium-Ion Batteries", ACS Nano, 2011, 5, 7100.
  • Y. M. Sun, X. L. Hu*, J. C. Yu, Q. Li, W. Luo, L. X. Yuan, W. X. Zhang, Y. H. Huang*, “Morphosynthesis of a Hierarchical MoO2 Nanoarchitecture as a Binder-Free Anode for Lithium-Ion Batteries”, Energy Environ. Sci., 2011, 4, 2870.
  • X. L. Hu*, J. M. Gong, L. Z. Zhang, J. C. Yu*, "Continuous Size Tuning of Monodispersed ZnO Colloidal Nanocrystal Clusters by a Microwave-Polyol Process and Their Application for Humidity Sensing", Adv. Mater., 2008, 20, 4845.
  • X. L. Hu, J. C. Yu*, “Continuous Aspect-RatioTuning and Fine Shape Control of Monodisperse alpha-Fe2O3 Nanocrystals by a Programmed Microwave-Hydrothermal Method”, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2008, 18, 880.
  • X. L. Hu, J. C. Yu*, J. M. Gong, Q. Li, G. S. Li, "a-Fe2O3 Nanorings Prepared by a Microwave-Assisted Hydrothermal Process and Their Sensing Properties", Adv. Mater., 2007, 19, 2324.

Awards and Honors

  • New Century Outstanding Talent, 2012, The Ministry of Education in China
  • Huazhong Scholar of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2010
  • Outstanding Young Scientist Award, 2010, SCOPUS Elsevier
  • Chutian Young Scholar, 2010, Hubei Province in China
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS Fellowship), 2008, Japan

Courses Taught

  • Energy Materials
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Advanced Substrate Technology
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