Han Jiantao


Phone: +86 15717174565

Email: jthan@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: inorganic chemistry & material science

Research Interests: Materials Chemistry

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. (2007) Fudan University, China

Visiting Scholar (2006), National University of Singapore

M. S. and B. S. (2004 and 2001), Liaoning University, China

Professional Experience


  • Senior Scientist: 2012.10 –2014.5

Pellion Technologies

Focuses: develop inexpensive high-energy-density rechargeable magnesium-ion batteries that will disrupt current energy storage technologies in applications from portable electronics to electrified vehicles. Synthesis, characterization, and optimization of new high-energy cathode materials are to drive rapid innovation of energy storage technology.

  • Research Scientist: 2010.10 – 2020.10

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Focuses: US DOE lithium batteries projects to develop novel electrode materials and solid-state electrolytes based on anti-perovskite crystal structures for lithium batteries. Research activities including material design, fabrication, and functional optimization and tests of new lithium battery systems.

  • Postdoctoral researcher: 2007.8 - 2010.9

University of Texas at Austin (Supervisor: Prof. John. B. Goodenough)

Focuses: BATT Projects to develop the new electrode materials for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries based on Li-ion insertion reactions. Research activities including material synthesis and characterization, surface modifications, electrochemical performance improvement, battery cell assembly and optimization.

Selected Publications

  1. J. T. Han, Y. H. Huang*, X. J. Wu, C. L. Wu, W. Wei, B. Peng, W. Huang, and J. B. Goodenough, Tunable synthesis of bismuth ferrites with various morphologies, Adv. Mater.,18 (16): 2145-2148, 2006.
  2. J. T. Han, Y. H. Huang, W. Huang, and J. B. Goodenough, “Selective Synthesis of TbMn2O5 Nanorods and TbMnO3 Micron Crystals”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 128 (45): 14454-14455, 2006.
  3. J. T. Han, J. S. Zhou, J. G. Cheng, and J. B. Goodenough, "A New Pnictide Superconductor without Iron". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 2010, 132 (3): 908-909.
  4. J. C. Wu, T. Yi, T. M. Shu, M. X. Yu, Z. G. Zhou, M. Miao, Y.F. Zhou, J. T. Han, H. J. Zhang, F. Y. Li, C.H. Huang, Ultrasound switch and thermal self-repair of morphology and surface wettability in a cholesterol-based self-assembly system, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 2008, 47(6): 1063-1067.
  5. G. Wu, N. H. Mack, W. Gao, S. Ma, R. Zhong, J. Han, J. K. Baldwin, and P. Zelenay, "Nitrogen-Doped Graphene-Rich Catalysts Derived from Heteroatom Polymers for Oxygen Reduction in Nonaqueous Lithium–O2 Battery Cathodes", ACS Nano, 2012, 6 (11), pp 9764–9776
  6. J. T. Han, J. L. Zhu , Y. T. Li , X. H. Yu , S. M. Wang , G. Wu , H. Xie , S. C. Vogel , F. Izumi , K. Momma , Y. Kawamura , Y. Huang , J. B. Goodenough "Experimental visualization of lithium conduction pathways in garnet-type Li7La3Zr2O12",Chem.Commun.2012, 48, 9840-9842.
  7. J. T. Han, J. B. Goodenough, “3-V Full Cell Performance of Anode Framework TiNb2O7/Spinel LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4”, Chemistry of Materials, 2011, 23(15): 3404-3407.
  8. S. M. Wang, X. Yu, Z. J. Lin, R. F. Zhang, D. He, J. Q. Qin, J. L. Zhu, J. T. Han, L. Wang, Ho-kwang Mao, J. Z. Zhang, Y. S. Zhao, "Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Elastic Properties of Novel Tungsten Nitrides", Chemistry of Materials, 2012, 24, 15,3023-3028
  9. J. T. Han, D. Q. Liu, S. Song, Y. Kim, and J. B. Goodenough, “Lithium Ion Intercalation Performance of Niobium Oxides: KNb5O13 and K6Nb10O30”, Chemistry of Materials, 2009, 21 (20): 4753.
  10. J. T. Han, Y. H. Huang, J. B. Goodenough, “New Anode Framework for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries”, Chemistry of Materials, 2011, 23 (8): 2027-2029.
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