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  • Biography

    Lele Peng is an Assocaite Professor at Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017 under the supervision of Prof. Guihua Yu, and worked as a postdoc in the Yu Research Group after his graduation. From 2018 to 2020, he worked as a postdoc with Prof. Xiangfeng Duan in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 

    His research mainly focuses on the materials and devices design for safe energy storage. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers on many top-tier journals, including Science, Nature Catalysis, Nature Reviews Materials, Chemical Society Reviews, National Science Review, Nature Communications, JACS, Angewandte Chemie, Advanced Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Energy Environmental Science, Nano Letters, ACS Nano and others. His publications have been cited more than 10000 times with an H-index of 42 (Google Scholar). He has won many prestigious awards including Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers (2019, 2020) for two consecutive years, Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad (2017) and Honorable Mention Award for Link Foundation Energy Fellowship (2015).


    2013-2017    Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Advisor: Prof. Guihua Yu

    2008-2012    B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Advisor: Prof. Changzheng Wu & Prof. Yi Xie

    Professional Experience

    2023.12-present, Associate Professor, Tsinghua SIGS

    2021.5-2023.12, Assistant Professor, Tsinghua SIGS

    2018-2020, Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA, USA, Advisor: Prof. Xiangfeng Duan & Prof. Yu Huang

    2017-2018, Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin, USA, Advisor: Prof. Guihua Yu

    2016.06-2016.09, Internship, IBM, USA, Advisor: Dr. Qinghuang Lin

    Additional Positions


    We are seeking highly motivated graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to work at the Institute of Materials Research at Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School. Applicants should send their application to

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  • Current Courses

    Master’s & Ph.D. Advising

  • Research Interests

    - Rational synthesis and structural engineering of 2D energy and catalysis materials

    - Fundamental research on electrocatalytic sulfur reduction reaction

    - Materials and devices on multi-electron redox reaction

    - In situ liquid-cell TEM characterization techniques for multi-electron redox reaction

    - Material design and thermal management for safe energy storage devices


    Research Output

  • Selected Publications

    Dr. Peng has published more than 55 papers in prestigious journals with total citations >10000 and H-index of 42.

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    Selected publications

    1. L. Wang, T. Wang,L. Peng, (equal contribution) Y. Wang, M. Zhang, J. Zhou, M. Chen, J. Cao, H. Fei, X. Duan, J. Zhu*, X. Duan*, The promises, challenges and pathways to room-temperature sodium-sulfur batteries, Nat. Sci. Rev., 2021, in press.

    2. L. Peng, Z. Wei, C. Wan, J. Li, Z. Chen, D. Zhu, D. Baumann, H. Liu, C. S. Allen, X. Xu, A. I. Kirkland, I. Shakir, Z. Almutairi, S. Tolbert, B. Dunn, Y. Huang*, P. Sautet*, X. Duan*, A fundamental look at electrocatalytic sulfur reduction reaction, Nat. Catal., 2020, 3, 762

    3. H. Sun, J. Zhu, D. Baumann, L. Peng, Y. Xu, I. Shakir, Y. Huang, X. Duan*, Hierarchical 3D electrodes for electrochemical energy storage, Nat. Rev. Mater., 2019, 4, 45 (Highly cited paper)

    4. X. Xu, Q. Zhang, M. Hao, Y. Hu, Z. Lin, L. Peng, T. Wang, X. Ren, C. Wang, Z. Zhao, C. Wan, H. Fei, L. Wang, J. Zhu, H. Sun, W. Chen, T. Du, B. Deng, G. J. Cheng, I. Shakir, C. Dames, T. S. Fisher, X. Zhang, H. Li*, Y. Huang*, X. Duan*, Double-negative-index ceramic aerogels for thermal superinsulation, Science, 2019, 363, 723 (Highly cited paper)

    5. Z. Fang,L. Peng, (equal contribution) Y. Qian, X. Zhang, Y. Xie, J. Cha, G. Yu*, Dual tuning of Ni-Co-A nanosheets by anion substitution and holey engineering for efficient hydrogen evolution, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 5241 (Highly cited paper)

    6. L. Peng, Z. Fang, J. Li, L. Wang, A. Bruck, Y. Zhu, Y. Zhang, K. Takeuchi, A. Marschilok, E. Stach*, E. Takeuchi*, G. Yu*, Two-dimensional holey nanoarchitectures created by confined self-assembly of nanoparticles via block copolymers: from synthesis to energy storage property, ACS Nano, 2018, 12, 820

    7. Y. Zhu,L. Peng, (equal contribution) Z. Fang, C. Yan, X. Zhang, G. Yu*, Structural engineering of two-dimensional materials for energy storage and catalysis, Adv. Mater., 2018, 30, 1706347 (Highly cited paper)

    8. L. Peng, Z. Fang, Y. Zhu, C. Yan, G. Yu*, Holey two-dimensional nanomaterials for electrochemical energy storage, Adv. Energy Mater., 2018, 8, 1702179 (Highly cited paper)

    9. L. Peng, X. Zhang, Z. Fang, Y. Zhu, Y. Xie, J. J. Cha, G. Yu*, General facet-controlled synthesis of single-crystalline {010}-oriented LiMPO4 (M = Mn, Fe, Co) nanosheets, Chem. Mater., 2017, 29, 10526

    10. Z. Fang,L. Peng, (equal contribution) H. Lv, Y. Zhu, C. Yan, S. Wang, P. Kalyani, X. Wu, G. Yu*, Metallic transition metal selenide holey nanosheets for efficient oxygen evolution electrocatalysis, ACS Nano, 2017, 11, 9550

    11. L. Peng, Y. Zhu, X. Peng, Z. Fang, W. Chu, Y. Wang, Y. Xie, Y. Li, J. Cha, G. Yu*, Effective interlayer engineering of 2D VOPO4 nanosheets via organic intercalation for improving alkali ion storage, Nano Lett., 2017, 17, 6273

    12. L. Peng, P. Xiong, L. Ma, Y. Yuan, Y. Zhu, D. Chen, X. Luo, J. Lu*, K. Amine, G. Yu*, Holey two-dimensional transition metal oxide nanosheets for efficient energy storage, Nat. Commun., 2017, 8, 15139 (Highly cited paper)

    13. D. Chen,L. Peng, (equal contribution) Y. Yuan, Y. Zhu, Z. Fang, C. Yan, G. Chen, R. Shahbazian-Yassar, J. Lu, K. Amine, G. Yu*, Two-dimensional holey Co3O4 nanosheets for high-rate alkali-ion batteries: from rational synthesis to in situ probing, Nano Lett., 2017, 17, 3907

    14. H. Li,L. Peng, (equal contribution) Y. Zhu, X. Zhang, G. Yu*, Achieving high energy–high power density in a flexible quasi-solid-state sodium ion capacitor, Nano Lett., 2016, 16, 5938

    15. L. Peng, Y. Zhu, H. Li, G. Yu*, Chemically integrated two-dimensional hybrid materials for flexible energy storage devices, Small, 2016, 12, 6183

    16. H. Li,L. Peng, (equal contribution) Y. Zhu, D. Chen, X. Zhang*, G. Yu*, An advanced high-energy sodium ion full battery based on nanostructured Na2Ti3O7/VOPO4 layered materials, Energy Environ. Sci., 2016, 9, 3399 (Highly cited paper)

    17. L. Peng, Y. Zhu, D. Chen, R. Ruoff, G. Yu*, Two-dimensional materials for beyond-lithium-ion batteries, Adv. Energy Mater., 2016, 6, 1600025 (Highly cited paper)

    18. Y. Zhu,L. Peng, (equal contribution) D. Chen, G. Yu*, Intercalation pseudocapacitance in ultrathin VOPO4 nanosheets: towards high-rate alkali-ion based electrochemical energy storage, Nano Lett., 2016, 16, 742

    19. Y. Shi,L. Peng, (equal contribution) G. Yu*, Nanostructured conducting polymer hydrogels for energy storage applications, Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 12796

    20. L. Peng, Y. Zhu, Y. Zhao, U. Khakoo, G. Yu*, Self-assembled LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 nanosheet cathodes with tunable rate capability, Nano Energy, 2015, 17, 36

    21. Y. Shi,L. Peng, (equal contribution) Y. Ding, Y. Zhao, G. Yu*, Nanostructured conductive polymers for advanced energy storage, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 6684 (Highly cited paper)

    22. Y. Zhao, Y. Ding, Y. Li, L. Peng, H. R. Byon, J. B. Goodenough and G. Yu*, A chemistry and material perspective on lithium redox flow batteries towards high-density electrical energy storage, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 7968 (Highly cited paper)

    23. P. Xiong,L. Peng, (equal contribution) D. Chen, Y. Zhao, X. Wang*, G. Yu*, Two-dimensional nanosheets based Li-ion full batteries with high rate capability and flexibility, Nano Energy, 2015, 12, 816

    24. Y. Zhao,L. Peng, (equal contribution) B. Liu, G. Yu*, Single-crystalline LiFePO4 nanosheets for high-rate Li-ion batteries, Nano Lett., 2014, 14, 2849 (Highly cited paper)

    25. L. Peng, Y. Zhao, Y. Ding, G. Yu*, Self-assembled LiFePO4 nanowires with high rate capability for Li-ion batteries, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 9569

    26. X. Peng, L. Peng, C. Wu*, Yi Xie*, Two dimensional nanomaterials for flexible supercapacitors, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 3303 (Selected as cover) (Highly cited paper)

    27. L. Peng, X. Peng, B. Liu, C. Wu*, Y. Xie*, G. Yu*, Ultrathin two-dimensional MnO2/graphene hybrid nanostructures for high-performance, flexible planar supercapacitors, Nano Lett., 2013, 13, 2151 (Highly cited paper)

    28. C. Wu, X. Lu, L. Peng, K. Xu, X. Peng, J. Huang, G. Yu, Y. Xie*, Two-dimensional vanadyl phosphate ultrathin nanosheets for high energy density and flexible pseudocapacitors, Nat. Commun., 2013, 4, 2431 (Highly cited paper)

    29. C. Lin, X. Zhu, J. Feng, C. Wu*, S. Hu, J. Peng, Y. Guo, L. Peng, J. Zhao, J. Huang, J. Yang, Y. Xie*, Hydrogen-incorporated TiS2 ultrathin nanosheets with ultrahigh conductivity for stamp-transferrable electrodes, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 5144

    30. J. Feng, L. Peng, C. Wu,* X. Sun, S. Hu, C. Lin, J. Dai, J. Yang, Yi Xie*, Ultrathin nanosheets: giant moisture responsiveness of VS2 ultrathin nanosheets for novel touchless positioning interface, Adv. Mater., 2012, 24, 1917 (Selected as Cover Image) (Highly cited paper)

    31. J. Feng, X. Sun, C. Wu*, L. Peng, C. Lin, S. Hu, J. Yang, Y. Xie*, Metallic few-layered VS2 ultrathin nanosheets: high two-dimensional conductivity for in-plane supercapacitors, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 17832 (Highly cited paper)

    32. C. Wu, F. Feng, J. Feng, J. Dai, L. Peng, J. Zhao, J. Yang, C. Si, Z. Wu, Y. Xie*, Hydrogen-incorporation stabilization of metallic VO2 (R) phase to room temperature, displaying promising low-temperature thermoelectric effect, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 13798




  • Awards and Honors

    1. Highly Cited Researchers by Web of Science (Clarivate), 2019 & 2020

    2. Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, 2017

    3. Outstanding Award for UT ME Graduate Student Poster Competition, 2017

    4. Competitive Nominee of MRS Poster Prize, MRS Fall Meeting, 2016

    5. UT Professional Development Award, 2016, 2017

    6. Honorable Mention Award for Link Foundation Energy Fellowship, 2015