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  • Biography

    Prof. Hui-Ming Cheng is a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a fellow of TWAS. He graduated from Hunan University, China in 1984 and received his Ph. D from the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMR, CAS). He is a Professor and the founding director of both the Low-Dimensional Material and Device Laboratory of the Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, Tsinghua University, and the Advanced Carbon Research Division of Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, IMR CAS. His research activities focus on carbon nanotubes, graphene, other two-dimensional materials, energy storage materials, photocatalytic semiconducting materials, and bulk carbon materials. 

    He has published over 580 papers with close to 60,000 citations, an H-index of 106 and 84 ESI highly-cited papers (from 2008 to 2017), and is recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher in both materials science and chemistry fields by Clarivate Analytics (former Thomson Reuters). He has won both domestic and international awards including the State Natural Science Award of China in 2006 and 2017, Charles E. Pettinos Award from American Carbon Society in 2010, Felcht Award from SGL, Germany in 2015, and ACS Nano Lecture Award from American Chemical Society in 2017. He was the Editor of Carbon from 2000 to 2015 and Editor-in-Chief of New Carbon Materials from 1998 to 2015, and has been the founding Editor-in-Chief of Energy Storage Materials since 2015 and Associate Editor of Science China Materials.


    1992 Ph. D., Materials Science, IMR CAS, China

    1987 M. S., Materials Science, IMR CAS, China

    1984 B. S., Materials Science, Hunan University, Changsha, China

    Professional Experience

    Director and Professor, Low-Dimensional Material and Device Laboratory, Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, Tsinghua University (9 months per year)  June 2016-present

    Director and Professor, Advanced Carbon Division, Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, IMR CAS (3 months per year)  June 2016-now

    Director and Professor, Advanced Carbon Division, Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, IMR CAS May 2001-May 2016

    Deputy Director (1st, 2nd and 3rd term), IMR CAS, China July 1998-July 2012

    Professor, IMR CAS, China Nov. 1994-May 2001

    Associate Professor, IMR CAS, China Sept. 1993-Oct. 1994

    Research Associate, Faculty of Engineering, Nagasaki University, Japan April 1992-Aug. 1993

    Working Experience at Foreign Institutions:

    JSPS Fellow, Nagasaki University, Japan Feb. 2008-Feb. 2008 

    TCT Fellow, Nanyang University of Technology, Singapore Feb. 2002-Feb. 2002 

    Exchange Scientist, Australian Academy of Sciences, AU Apr. 2001-May 2001 

    Invited Visiting Scientist, Japan Association for Promotion of Industrial Technology, Japan Feb. 2000-Mar. 2000

    Senior Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Physics, MIT, USA. Nov. 1997-May 1998

    Invited Researcher, Kyushu National Industrial Research Institute, AIST, Japan. Sept. 1996-Nov. 1996

    Guest Researcher, Kyushu National Industrial Research Institute, AIST, MITI, Japan. April 1990-Mar. 1992

    Additional Positions


    Students or postdoctoral researchers who are highly motivated in carbon materials research, and with a solid background in materials sciences or physics or chemistry.

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  • Current Courses

    Master’s & Ph.D. Advising

  • Research Interests

    Prof. Cheng’s main scientific interests are concerned with the fabrication and applications of carbon nanotubes, graphene, energy storage materials, photocatalytic semiconducting materials, and high-performance bulk carbon materials.

    Research Interests:

    Synthesis, characterization and applications of carbon nanotubes, graphene and other low-dimensional materials;

    Design and synthesis of nanostructured materials for clean energy applications;

    Exploration of photochemically active materials for water-splitting and CO2 conversion;

    Fabrication and applications of high-performance bulk carbon materials such as isotropic pyrolytic carbon and C/C composites.


    Research Output

  • Selected Publications

    Representative Publications (*denotes corresponding author):
    1.H. M. Cheng*, F. Li, G. Su, H. Y. Pan, L. L. He, X. Sun, M. S. Dresselhaus, Large-scale and low-cost synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes by the catalytic pyrolysis of hydrocarbons, Appl Phys Lett72 (25), 3282-3284, (1998).
    2.H. M. Cheng*, F. Li, X. Sun, S. D. M. Brown, M. A. Pimenta, A. Marucci, G. Dresselhaus, M. S. Dresselhaus, Bulk morphology and diameter distribution of single-walled carbon nanotubes synthesized by catalytic decomposition of hydrocarbons, Chem Phys Lett 289, 602-610, (1998).
    3.H. G. Yang, C. H. Sun, S. Z. Qiao*, J. Zou, G. Liu, S. C. Smith, H. M. Cheng, G. Q. Lu*, Anatase TiO2 single crystals with a large percentage of reactive facets, Nature 453 (7195), 638-642, (2008).
    4.G. Liu, Y. N. Zhao, C. H. Sun, F. Li, G. Q. Lu*, H. M. Cheng*, Synergistic effects of B/N doping on the visible-light photocatalytic activity of mesoporous TiO2, Angewandte Chemie-Intern Edit47 (24), 4516-4520, (2008).
    5.B. L. Liu, W. C. Ren*, L. B. Gao, S. S. Li, S. F. Pei, C. Liu, C. B. Jiang, H. M. Cheng*, Metal-catalyst-free growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes,JACS131 (6), 2082-2083, (2009).
    6.Z. S. Wu, S. F. Pei, W. C. Ren*, D. M. Tang, L. B. Gao, B. L. Liu, F. Li, C. Liu, H. M. Cheng*, Field emission of single-layer graphene films prepared by electrophoretic deposition, Adv Mater21 (17), 1756-1760, (2009).
    7.Z. P. Chen†, W. C. Ren†, L. B. Gao, B. L. Liu, S. F. Pei, H. M. Cheng*, Three-dimensional flexible and conductive interconnected graphene networks grown by chemical vapour deposition, Nature Mater 10 (6), 424-428(2011).
    8.L. B. Gao†, W. C. Ren†, H. L. Xu, L. Jin, Z. X. Wang, T. Ma, L. P. Ma, Z. Y. Zhang, Q. Fu, L. M. Peng, X. H. Bao, H. M. Cheng*, Repeated growth and bubbling transfer of graphene with millimetre-size single-crystal grains using platinum, Nature Commun 3, 699, (2012).
    9.C. Xu†, L. B. Wang†, Z. B. Liu, L. Chen, J. K. Guo, N. Kang*, X. L. Ma, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, Large-area high-quality 2D ultrathin Mo2C superconducting crystals, Nature Mater 14 (11), 1135-1141, (2015).
    10.Y. Gao, Z. B. Liu, D. M. Sun, L. Huang, L. P. Ma, L. C. Yin, T. Ma, Z. Y. Zhang, X. L. Ma, L. M. Peng, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, Large-area synthesis of high-quality and uniform monolayer WS2 on reusable Au foilsNature Commun 6, 8569, (2015).
    11.F. Zhang†, P. X. Hou†, C. Liu*, B. W. Wang, H. Jiang, M. L. Chen, D. M. Sun,J.C. Li, H. T. Cong, E. I. Kauppinen, H. M. Cheng*, Growth of semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes with a narrow band-gap distribution, Nature Commun 7, 11160, (2016).
    12.Y. Liu, Y. T. Shen, L. T. Sun*, J. C. Li, C. Liu, W. C. Ren, F. Li, L. B. Gao, J. Chen, F. C. Liu, Y. Y. Sun, N. J. Tang*, H. M. Cheng*, Y. W. Du, Elemental superdoping of graphene and carbon nanotubes, Nature Commun 7, 10921, (2016).
    13.T. Ma, Z. B. Liu, J. X. Wen, Y. Gao, X. B. Ren, H. J. Chen, C. H. Jin, X. L. Ma, N. S. Xu, H. M. Cheng*, W. C. Ren*, Tailoring the thermal and electrical transport properties of graphene films by grain size engineering, Nature Commun 8, 14486, (2017).
    14.Z. K. Zhang, J. H. Du, D. D. Zhang, H. D. Sun, L. C. Yin, L. P. Ma, J. S. Chen, D. G. Ma, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, Rosin-enabled ultraclean and damage-free transfer of graphene for large-area flexible organic light-emitting diodes, Nature Commun 8, 14560, (2017).
    15.Z. H. Sun, J. Q. Zhang, L. C. Yin, G. J. Hu, R. P. Fang, H. M. Cheng, F. Li*, Conductive porous vanadium nitride/graphene composite as chemical anchor of polysulfides for lithium-sulfur batteries, Nature Commun 8, 14627, (2017).
    16.J. Zhao†, G. M. Zhou†, K. Yan, J. Xie, Y. Z. Li, L. Liao, Y. Jin, K. Liu, P. C. Hsu, J. Y. Wang, H. M. Cheng, Y. Cui*, Air-stable and freestanding lithium alloy/graphene foil as an alternative to lithium metal anodes, Nature Nano 12 (10), 993-999, (2017).
    17.S. F. Pei, Q. W. Wei, K. Huang, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, Green synthesis of graphene oxide by seconds timescale water electrolytic oxidation, Nature Commun 9, 145 (2018)
    18.K. H. Thebo, X. T. Qian, Q. Zhang, L. Chen, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, Highly stable graphene-oxide-based membranes with superior permeability, Nature Commun 9, 1486, (2018).
    19.S. Jiang†, P. X. Hou†, M. L. Chen, B. W. Wang, D. M. Sun, D. M. Tang, Q. Jin, Q. X. Guo, D. D. Zhang, J. H. Du, K. P. Tai, J. Tan, E. I. Kauppinen, C. Liu*, H. M. Cheng*, Ultrahigh-performance transparent conductive films of carbon-welded isolated single-wall carbon nanotubes, Science Advances 4 (5), 9264, (2018).
    20.M. Wang, C. L. Jiang, S. Q. Zhang, X. H. Song, Y. B. Tang*, H. M. Cheng*, Reversible calcium alloying enables a practical room-temperature rechargeable calcium-ion battery with a high discharge voltage, Nature Chem 10 (6), 667-672, (2018).




  • Awards and Honors

    2017: The 2nd class National Natural Science Award (Basic Research on Synthesis and Application of High-Quality Graphene Materials), China

    2017: The 1st class Natural Science Award of Liaoning Province (Design and Fabrication of Photocatalytic Materials for Solar Energy ), China

    2017The ACS Nano Lecture Award, American Chemical Society

    2015: The 1st class Natural Science Award of Liaoning Province (Synthesis and Application Explorations of Graphene Materials), China

    2015: The Utz-Hellmuth Felcht Award, SGL Group, Germany

    2012: Distinguished Award for Novel Materials and Their Synthesis (NMS), IUPAC and Organization Committee of NMS

    2012: Award for Scientific and Technological Progress (2nd class) of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China

    2010: Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress of Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation, China

    2010: The Charles E. Pettinos Award, American Carbon Society, USA

    2007: The Khwarizmi International Award, Iran

    2006: The 2nd class National Natural Science Award (Synthesis and Study of Single-Walled and Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes), China

    2003: The 1st class Natural Science Award of Liaoning Province (Synthesis, Structures and Properties of Carbon Nanotubes), China

    2001: China Youth Science & Technology Award, Ministry of Human Resources and China Association of Science and Technology, China

    1999: Excellent Young Scientist Award, First Class, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

    1999: The Ryukiti Hasiguchi Foundation Award.