Academic Areas: Lithium-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteries and Supercapacitors
Research Interests: Materials Chemistry
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
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)
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