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  • Biography

    Focus on the design of ion batteries and development of their key materials 


    Sept. 2007 - Jul. 2011, Doctor of Engineering, School of Materials, Tsinghua University

    Sept. 2003 - Jul. 2006, Master of Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University

    Sept. 1999 - Jul. 2003, Bachelor of Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University

    Professional Experience

    March 2019 - present, Associate Professor, Department of Energy and Environment, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School

    Jan. 2017 -  Feb 2019, Associate Professor, Department of Energy and Environment, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

    Nov. 2014 - Dec. 2016, Engineer, Department of Energy and Environment, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

    Sept. 2011 - Oct. 2014, Post doctor, The US Department of Energy Argonne Laboratory

    Jul. 2006 - Jul. 2007, Engineer, 3M China Ltd

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  • Current Courses

    Experimental Design & Data Processing 60420123

    Introduction to New Energy Materials 80350342

    Master’s & Ph.D. Advising

  • Research Interests

    The research interest focuses on the development of key materials, storage mechanisms and interface stability of advanced ion batteries (i.e., potassium- or sodium-ion batteries).


    National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 52361165621, 52072206, 51772167); Local Innovative Research Teams Project of Guangdong Pearl River Talents Program (No. 2017BT01N111); National Key R&D Program of China (2021YFA1202802); Shenzhen Technical Plan Project (Nos. JCYJ20220818101003008, JCYJ20170412171311288, JCYJ20170817162443934, WDZC20200818155913001).

    Research Output

  • Selected Publications

    Publish more than 70 papers in Nature, J Am Chem Soc, Nano Lett, Adv Energy Mater, Energy Envir Sci, Energy Storage Mater, ACS Appl Mater Inter, Carbon and so on.

    Selected paper as follows:

    1. J. Hu, H. Wang, F. Yuan, J. Wang, H. Zhang, R. Zhao, Y. Wu,* F. Kang,* D. Zhai.* Nano Letters 2024, 1673.

    2. W. Li, H. Wang, J. Zhang, H. Zhang, M. Chen, J. Wang, Y. Gao, R. Zhao, J. Hu, G. Feng,* D. Zhai,* F. Kang.* Advanced Energy Materials 2024, 2303458.

    3. Y. Gao, W. Li, B. Ou, S. Zhang, H. Wang, J. Hu, F. Kang,* D. Zhai.* Advanced Functional Materials 2023, 2305829.

    4. C. Gao, X. Wang, Y. Zhu, D. Zhai, F. Kang. Nano Letters 2023, 10028.

    5. Y. Lei, J. Wang, D. Han, F. Yuan, H. Wang, R. Zhao, Y. Wu, B. Zhang, D. Zhai,* F. Kang.* Carbon 2022, 229.

    6. F. Yuan, J. Hu, Y. Lei, R. Zhao, C. Gao, H. Wang, B. Li, F. Kang,* D. Zhai.* ACS nano 2022, 12511.

    7. J. Wang, H. Wang, R. Zhao, Y. Wei, F. Kang,* D. Zhai.* Nano Letters 2022, 6359.

    8. H. Wang, J. Zhang, H. Zhang, W. Li, M. Chen, Q. Guo, K. Lau, L. Zeng, G. Feng,* D. Zhai,* F. Kang.* Cell Reports Physical Science 2022, 100919.

    9. C. Gao, Y. Lei, Y. Wei, H. Wang, F. Yuan, F. Kang,* D. Zhai.* Chemical Engineering Journal 2022, 133926.

    10. H. Wang, J. Dong, Q. Guo, W. Xu, H. Zhang, KC Lau, Y Wei, J. Hu. D. Zhai,* F. Kang.* Energy Storage Materials 2021, 526.

    11. J. Hu, H. Wang, S. Wang, Y. Lei, L. Qin, X. Li, D. Zhai,* B. Li, F. Kang.* Energy Storage Materials 2021, 91.

    12. Y. Lei, Y. Chen, H. Wang, J. Hu, D. Han, J. Dong, W. Xu, X. Li, Y. Wang, Y. Wu, D. Zhai,* F. Kang.* ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2020, 37027.

    13. H. Wang, D. Zhai,* F. Kang.* Energy & Environmental Science 2020, 4583.

    14. L. Qin, S. Zhang, J. Zheng, Y. Lei, D. Zhai,* Y. Wu.* Energy & Environmental Science 2020, 3656.

    15. Y. Lei, D. Han, J. Dong, L. Qin, X. Li, D. Zhai,* B. Li, Y. Wu, F. Kang.* Energy Storage Materials 2020, 319.

    16. H. Wang, J. Hu, J. Dong, K. Lau, L. Qin, Y. Lei, B. Li, D. Zhai,* Y. Wu, F. Kang.* Advanced Energy Materials 2019, 1902697.

    17. L. Qin, Y. Lei, H. Wang, J. Dong, Y. Wu, D. Zhai,* F. Kang, Y. Tao, Q. Yang.* Advanced Energy Materials 2019, 1901427.

    18. J. Dong, Y. Lei, D. Han, H. Wang, D. Zhai,* B. Li, F. Kang.* Chemical Communications 2019, 12555.

    19. Y. Lei,† L. Qin,† R. Liu,† K. C. Lau, Y. Wu, D. Zhai,* B. Li and F. Kang.* ACS Applied Energy Materials 2018, 1828.

    20. W. Yu, K. C. Lau, Y. Lei, R. Liu, L. Qin, W. Yang, B. Li, L. A. Curtiss, D. Zhai* and F. Kang.* ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2017, 31871.

    21. R. Liu, Y. Lei, W. Yu, H. Wang, L. Qin, D. Han, W. Yang, D. Zhou, Y. He, D. Zhai,* B. Li* and F. Kang. ACS Energy Letters 2017, 313.

    22. J. Lu, Y. J. Lee, X. Luo, K. C. Lau, M. Asadi, H. H. Wang, S. Brombosz, J. Wen, D. Zhai, Z. Chen, D. J. Miller, Y. S. Jeong, J. B. Park, Z. Z. Fang, B. Kumar, A. Salehi-Khojin, Y. K. Sun, L. A. Curtiss* and K. Amine.* Nature 2016, 377.

    23. D. Zhai, K. C. Lau, H.-H. Wang, J. Wen, D. J. Miller, J. Lu, F. Kang, B. Li, W. Yang, J. Gao, L. A. Curtiss* and K. Amine.* Nano letters 2015, 1041.

    24. D. Zhai, H.-H. Wang, K. C. Lau, J. Gao, P. C. Redfern, F. Kang, B. Li, E. Indacochea, U. Das and H.-H. Sun, K. Amine, L. A. Curtiss.* The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2014, 2705.

    25. D. Zhai, H. H. Wang, J. Yang, K. C. Lau, K. Li, K. Amine* and L. A. Curtiss.* Journal of the American Chemical Society 2013, 15364.




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