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  • Biography

    Guangmin Zhou is an Associate Professor at Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, Tsinghua University. He received his Ph.D. degree from Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Hui-Ming Cheng & Prof. Feng Li, and worked as a postdoc in UT Austin with Prof. Arumugam Manthiram from 2014-2015. He was a postdoc fellow in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University with Prof. Yi Cui from 2015-2019. His research mainly focuses on the development of advanced energy-storage materials and devices, and battery recycling. He has published 150+ articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and first/correspongding-authored 60 papers published in Nature Nanotechnology (2), Nature Energy,Chemical Reviews, Nature Communications (3), PNAS (3), Science Advances, Energy & Environmental Science (2), Advanced Materials (9),Advanced Energy Materials (3), ACS Nano (6),etc. These publications have beencitedmore than 28800 timeswith an H-index of 72 (Google Scholar).Dr. Zhou was honored “Highly Cited Researcher” in Materials Science field by Clarivate Analytics for consecutive 4 years (2018-2021), Materials Today Rising Star Award (2021), Journal of Materials Chemistry A Emerging Investigators Award, Energy Storage Materials Young Scientist Award in 2018, Carbon Journal Prize in 2015, etc. Dr. Zhou served as Associate Editor/Scientific Managing Editor of Energy Storage Materials, and also served as amember of the youth editorial committee of SusMat, Science China Materials, Rare Metals, Carbon Energy, and Chinese Chemical Letters.


    2008-2014, Ph. D. in Material Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMR, CAS), Advisor: Prof. Hui-Ming Cheng & Prof. Feng Li
    2004-2008, B.S. in Material Forming and Control Engineering (Excellent Class), Nanjing University of Science and Technology

    Professional Experience

    2021 - present, Associate Professor, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, Tsinghua University

    2019 - 2021, Associate Professor, Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI), Tsinghua University

    2015 - 2019, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, USA, Advisor: Prof. Yi Cui

    2014 - 2015, Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin, USA, Advisor: Prof. Arumugam Manthiram

    Additional Positions


    We are seeking highly motivated graduate students, visiting scholar, and postdoctoral fellows to work at the Low Dimensional Materials and Devices Laboratory, Shenzhen Geim Graphene Center (SGC) at Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, Tsinghua University. Applicants should send their application to

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  • Current Courses

    Fall: Principles and Applications of Electrochemistry

    Spring: Materials and Devices for Sustainable Energy

    Master’s & Ph.D. Advising

  • Research Interests

    Design of high energy rechargeable batteries

    Design and assembly of all solid-state lithium batteries

    Battery recycling and reutilization

    3D printing techniques for electrode materials and devices

    Development of flexible energy-storage materials and devices

    In situ characterization techniques for electrode reaction and failure mechanism


    Research Output

  • Selected Publications

    Published more than 150 papers in prestigious journals with total citations >28800 and H-index of 72.

    Selected publications

    1. Zhou, G. M.;Paek, E., Hwang, G. S.; Manthiram, A.*,Long-life Li/polysulphide batteries with high sulphur loading enabled by lightweight three-dimensional nitrogen/sulphur codoped graphene sponge. Nature Communications,2015, 6, 7760.

    2. Zhou, G. M.#; Yang, A.#; Wang, Y.; Gao, G.; Pei, A.; Yu, X.; Zhu, Y.; Zong, L.; Liu, B.; Xu, J.; Liu, N.; Zhang, J.;Li, Y.; Wang, L.; Hwang, H.; Brongersma, M.; Chu, S.; Cui, Y.*;Electrotunable liquid sulphur microdroplets, Nature Communications,2020, 11, 606.

    3. Zhou, G. M.#;Chen, H.#; Cui, Y.*;Formulating energy density for designing practical lithium-sulfur batteries, Nature Energy,2022, in press.

    4. Zhou, G. M.#; Xu, L.#; Hu,G; Mai, L.*; Cui, Y.*, Nanowires for Electrochemical Energy Storage, Chemical Reviews, 2019, 119, 11042-11109.

    5. Zhou, G. M.#; Pei, S. F.#; Li, L.; Wang, D. W; Wang, S. G; Huang, K.; Yin, L. C.; Li, F.*; Cheng, H.-M.*, A Graphene-Pure Sulphur Sandwich Structure for Ultrafast, Long-Life Lithium–Sulphur Batteries, Adv. Mater.,2014, 26, 625–631.

    6. Zhou, G. M.#;Sun, J.#; Jin, Y.; Chen, W.; Zu, C. X.; Zhang, R.; Qiu, Y.; Zhao, J.; Zhuo, D.; Liu, Y. Y.; Tao, X.; Liu, W.; Yan, K.; Lee, H. Y.; Cui, Y.*, Sulfiphilic nickel phosphosulfide enabled Li2S impregnation in 3D graphene cages for Li-S batteries, Adv. Mater., 2017, 29, 1603366.

    7. Zhou, G. M.#;Tian, H.#; Jin, Y.#; Tao, X.; Liu, B.; Zhang, R.; Seh, Z.; Zhuo, D.; Liu, Y. Y.; Sun, J.; Zhao, J.; Zu, C. X.; Wu, S. D.; Zhang, Q. F.; Cui, Y.*, Catalytic oxidation of Li2S on the surface of metal sulphides for Li-S batteries, PNAS, 2017, 114, 840-845.

    8. Zhou, G. M.; Li, L; Wang, D. W; Shan, X. Y.; Pei, S. F.; Li, F.*;Cheng, H.-M.*,A Flexible Sulfur-Graphene-Polypropylene Separator Integrated Electrode for Advanced Li–S Batteries. Advanced Materials, 2015,  27, 641-647.

    9. Zhou, G. M.#; Yang, A.#; Gao, G.#; Yu, X.; Xu, J.; Liu, C.; Ye, Y.; Pei, A.; Wu, Y.; Peng, Y.; Li, Y.; Liang, Z.;Liu, K.; Wang, L.; Cui, Y.*;Super-cooled liquid sulfur maintained in three-dimensional current collector for high performance Li-S batteries, Science Advances,2020, 6, eaay5098.

    10. Zhou, G. M.;Li, F.; Cheng, H.-M.*, Progress in flexible lithium batteries and future prospects, Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, 7(4), 1307–1338.

    11. Zhou, G. M.; Wang, D. W; Li, F.*; Zhang, L. L.; Li, N.; Wu, Z. S.; Wen, L.; Lu, G. Q.; Cheng, H.-M.*, Graphene-wrapped Fe3O4 anode material with improved reversible capacity and cyclic stability for lithium ion batteries, Chem. Mater., 2010, 22, 5306–5313.

    12. Zhou, G. M.; Wang, D. W; Yin, L. C.; Li, N.; Li, F.*; Cheng, H.-M., Oxygen bridges between NiO nanosheets and graphene for improvement of lithium storage, ACS Nano, 2012, 6, 3214–3223.

    13. Zhou, G. M.; Yin, L. C.; Wang, D. W; Li, L; Pei, S.F.; Gentle, I;  Li, F.*, and Cheng, H.-M.*,Fibrous Hybrid of Graphene and Sulfur Nanocrystals for High Performance Lithium-Sulfur Batteries. ACS Nano, 2013, 7, 5367–5375.

    14. Zhou, G. M.#; Wang, D. W#; Li, F.*; Hou, P. X.; Yin, L. C.; Liu, C; Lu, G. Q.; Gentle, I;  Cheng, H.-M.*, A flexible nanostructured sulphur-carbon nanotube cathode with high rate performance for Li-S batteries, Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 8901–8906.

    15. Zhou, G. M.#; Li, L#; Ma, C. Q; Wang, S. G; Shi, Y; Koratkar, N; Ren, W. C; Li, F.*;Cheng, H.-M.*, A graphene foam electrode with high sulfur loading for flexible and high energy Li-S batteries. Nano Energy,2015, 11, 356-365.

    16. Zhou, G. M.;Zhao, Y; Zu, C;Manthiram, A.*,Free-standing TiO2 nanowire-embedded graphene hybrid membrane for advanced Li/dissolved polysulfide batteries. Nano Energy,2015,12, 240-249.

    17. Zhou, G. M.;Zhao, Y; Manthiram, A.*,Dual-confined Flexible Sulfur Cathodes Encapsulated in Nitrogen-doped Double-shelled Hollow Carbon Spheres and Wrapped with Graphene for Li-S Batteries. Adv. Energy Mater., 2015,5,1402263.

    18. Wu, Z. S.;#Zhou, G. M.;# (#Equally Contributed) Yin, L. C.; Ren W. C.; Li, F.; Cheng, H.-M.*, Graphene/Metal Oxide Composite Electrode Materials for Energy Storage. Nano Energy, 2012, 1, 107-131.

    19. Zhou, G. M.; Paek, E., Hwang, G. S.; Manthiram, A.*, High-Performance Lithium-Sulfur Batteries with a Self-Supported, 3D Li2S-Doped Graphene Aerogel Cathode. Adv. Energy Mater.,2016,6,1501355.

    20. Chen, L.;#Zhou, G. M.;# (#Equally Contributed), Liu, Z.;Ma, X.; Chen, J.; Zhang, Z. Y.; Ma, X. L.; Li, F.;Cheng, H.-M.Ren, W. C*, Scalable Clean Exfoliation of High-Quality Few-Layer Black Phosphorus for a Flexible Lithium Ion Battery, Adv. Mater., 2016, 28, 510517.

    21. Zhao, J.#; Zhou, G. M.#; (#Equally Contributed), Yan, K.; Xie, J.; Li, Y.; Liao, L.; Jin, Y.; Liu, K.; Hsu, P.; Wang, J.; Cheng, H.-M.;Cui, Y.*; Air-stable and freestanding lithium alloy/graphene foil as an alternative to lithium metal anodes, Nature Nanotechnology, 2017, 12, 993-999.

    22. Jin, Y.#; Zhou, G. M.;# (#Equally Contributed),Shi, F.; Zhuo. D.; Zhao, J.; Liu, K.; Liu, Y.; Zu, C.; Chen, W.; Zhang, R.; Cui, Y.*, Reactivation of dead sulphide species in lithium polysulphide flow battery for grid scale energy storage,Nature Communications,2017, 8, 462.

    23. Huang, Z.#; Zhou, G. M.#; Lv, W.*; Deng. Y.; Zhang. Y.; Zhang, C.;Kang. F.Y.; Yang, Q.H.*, Seeding lithium seeds towards uniform lithium deposition for stable lithium metal anodes,Nano Energy, 2019, 61, 47-53.

    24. Zhou, G. M.#;Liu, K.#; Fan, Y.#; Yuan, M.; Liu, B.; Liu, W.; Shi, F.; Liu, Y.; Chen, W.; Lopez, J.; Zhuo, D.; Zhao, J.; Tsao, Y.; Huang, X.; Zhang, Q. F.; Cui, Y.*, An aqueous inorganic polymer binder for high performance lithium-sulfur batteries with flame-retardant properties,ACS Central Science, 2018, 4, 260-267.

    25. Liu, N.#; Zhou, G. M.#;(#Equally Contributed), Yang, A.; Yu, X.; Shi, F.; Sun, J.; Zhang, J.; Liu, B.; Wu, C.; Tao, X.; Sun, Y.; Cui, Y.*; Chu, S.*, Direct electrochemical generation of super-cooled sulfur microdroplets well below their melting temperature, PNAS, 2019, 116 (3) 765-770.

    26. Yang, A.#; Zhou, G. M.#;(#Equally Contributed), Kong, X.; Vilá, R.; Pei, A.; Wu, Y.; Yu, X.; Zheng, X.; Wu, C.; Liu, B.; Chen, H.; Xu, Y.; Chen, D.;Li, Y.; Fakra, S.; Hwang, H.; Qin, J.; Chu, S.; Cui, Y.*; Electrochemical generation of liquid and solid sulfur on two-dimensional layered materials with distinct areal capacities, Nature Nanotechnology,2020,15, 231-237.

    27. Zhou, G. M.#; Zhao, S.#; Wang, T.#; Yang, S.; Johannessen, B.; Chen, H.; Liu, C.; Ye, Y.; Wu, Y.; Peng, Y.; Liu, C.; Jiang, S.;Zhang, Q.; Cui, Y.*;Theoretical Calculation Guided Design of Single-Atom Catalysts toward Fast Kinetic and Long-Life Li–S Batteries, Nano Letters, 2020, 20, 1252-1261.

    As Corresponding Author:

    1. Sun, C.#;  Liu, Y.#;  Sheng, J.#;  Huang,  Q.; Lv, W.;Zhou, G. M.*;Cheng, H.-M.*, Status and Prospects of Porous Graphene Networks for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Materials Horizons, 2020, 7, 2487-2518. (Time Cited: 14)

    2. Xu, Q.; Lin, J.; Ye, C.; Jin, X.; Ye, D.; Lu, Y.; Zhou, G. M.*;Qiu, Y.*; Li, W.*, Air‐Stable and Dendrite‐Free Lithium Metal Anodes Enabled by a Hybrid Interphase of C60 and Mg, Adv. Energy Mater., 2020, 10, 1903292.

    3. Huang, Z.#; Kong. D.#; Zhang. Y.; Deng, Y.; Zhou, G. M.*;Zhang, C.;Kang. F.Y.; Lv, W.*; Yang, Q.H.*, Vertical graphenes grown on a flexible graphite paper as an all-carbon current collector towards stable Li deposition,Research, 2020, 7163948.

    4. Wang, R.#; Luo. C.#; Wang. T.#; Zhou, G. M.*;Deng. Y.; He, Y.; Zhang. Q.*; Kang. F.Y.; Lv, W.*;Yang, Q.H.*, Bidirectional catalysts for liquid-solid redox conversion in lithium-sulfur batteries,Adv. Mater., 2020, 2000315.

    5. Zhao, Y.; Liang, Z.*; Kang, Y.Q.; Zhou, Y.; Li, Y.; He, X.M.; Wang, L.;* Mai, C.; Wang, X.; Zhou, G. M.*;  Wang, J.; Li, J.; Tavajohi, N.; Li, B.;*Rational Design of Functional Binder Systems for High-Energy Lithium-based Rechargeable Batteries, Energy Stoarge Materials, 2021, 35, 353-377.

    6. Sheng, J.#Wang, T.#;  Tan, J.; Lv, W.;Qiu, L.; Zhang, Q.;  Zhou, G. M.*;Cheng, H.-M.*, Intercalation-Induced Conversion Reactions Give High-Capacity Potassium Storage, ACS Nano, 2020, 14, 10, 14026–14035.

    7. Huang, Q.#Ni, S.#;  Jiao, M.#; Zhong, X.; Zhou, G. M.*;Cheng, H.-M., Aligned carbon-based electrodes for fast-charging batteries: A Review, Small, 2021, 2007676.

    8. Chen, B.#Wang, D.#;  Zhang, B.; Zhong, X.; Liu, Y.; Sheng, J.;  Zhang, Q; Zou, X*.;  Zhou, G. M.*; Cheng, H.-M.*, Engineering the Active Sites of Graphene Catalyst: From CO2 Activation to Activate Li-CO2 Batteries, ACS Nano, 2021, 15, 6, 9841–9850.

    9. Xiao, P.#; Luo, R.#;  Piao, Z.; Li, C.; Wang, J.; Yu, K*.;  Zhou, G. M.*; Cheng, H.-M.*, High-Performance Lithium Metal Batteries with a Wide Operating Temperature Range in Carbonate Electrolyte by Manipulating Interfacial Chemistry, ACS Energy Letters, 2021, 6, 3170-3179.

    10. Yang, T.#; Xia, J.#; Piao, Z.; Yang, L.; Zhang, S*.; Xing, Y;* Zhou, G. M.*.Graphene-Based Materials for Flexible Lithium–Sulfur Batteries, ACS Nano, 2021, 15, 9, 13901–13923.

    11. Sheng, J.#Zhang, Q.#;  Liu, M.#; Han, Z.; Li, C.; Sun, C.;Chen. B.;Zhong. X.;Qiu, L.*; Zhou, G. M.*, Stabilized Solid Electrolyte Interphase Induced by Ultrathin Boron Nitride Membranes for Safe Lithium Metal Batteries, Nano Letters, 2021, 21, 19, 8447–8454.

    12. YangM.; Xu, Z.;  Xiang, W.; Xu, H.; Ding, M.*; Li, L.;Tan. A*.;Gao. R.;Zhou, G. M.*;Jia, C.*.High performance and long cycle life neutral zinc-iron flow batteries enabled by zinc-bromide complexation, Energy Stoarge Materials, 2022, 44, 433-440.

    13. Zhao, Y.; Kang, Y.Q.; Fan, M.; Li, T.; Wozny, J.; Zhou, Y.; Wang, X.; Chueh, Y.; Liang, Z.*; Zhou, G. M.*; Wang, J.;  Tavajohi, N.*; Kang, F.; Li, B.;* Precise separation of spent lithium-ion cells in water without discharging for recycling, Energy Stoarge Materials, 2022, 45, 1092-1099.

    14. Chen, B.; Zhong, X.;Zhou, G. M.*; Zhao, N.; Cheng, H.-M.*, Graphene-Supported Atomically Dispersed Metals as Bifunctional Catalysts for Next-Generation Batteries Based on Conversion Reactions, Adv. Mater., 2022, 34, 5, 2105812.

    15. Han, Z.#; Zhao, S.#*; Xiao, J.#;Zhong. X.;Sheng, J.; Lv, W.; Zhang, Q.*;Zhou, G. M.*;Cheng, H.-M.*, Engineering d‐p Orbital Hybridization in Single‐Atom Metal‐Embedded Three‐Dimensional Electrodes for Li–S Batteries, Advanced Materials,2021, 2105947.

    16. Piao, Z.#; Xiao, P.#; Luo, R.; Ma, J.; Gao, R.; Li, C.; Tan, J.; Yu, K.*; Zhou, G. M.*; Cheng, H.-M.*, Constructing a Stable Interface Layer by Tailoring Solvation Chemistry in Carbonate Electrolytes for High Performance Lithium Metal Batteries. Adv. Mater. 2021, 2108400.

    17. Liu, Y.#; Zhao, S.#; Wang, D.#; Chen, B.; Zhang, Z.; Sheng, J.; Zhong, X.; Zou, X.; Jiang, S. P.*; Zhou, G. M.*; Cheng, H.-M.*, Toward an Understanding of the Reversible Li-CO2 Batteries over Metal–N4-Functionalized Graphene Electrocatalysts, ACS Nano, 2022, 16, 1, 1523–1532.

    18. Xia, J.#; Chen, W.#; Yang, Y.#; Guan, X.; Yang, T.; Xiao, M.; Zhang, S*.; Xing, Y;*Lu, X;Zhou, G. M.*.In-Situ Growth of Ultrathin Sulfur Micro-Crystal on MXene-based 3D Matrice for Flexible Lithium–Sulfur Batteries,EcoMat, 2022, e12183.

    19. Huang, Q.#; Zhong, X.#; Zhang, Q.#;  Wu, X.; Jiao, M.; Chen, B.; Sheng, J.; Zhou, G. M.*, Co3O4/Mn3O4 hybrid catalysts with heterointerfaces as bifunctional catalysts for Zn-air batteries, Journal of Energy Chemistry,2022, 68, 679-687.

    20. Wang, J.; Liang, Z.*; Zhao, Y.; Sheng, J.; Ma, J.; Jia, K.; Li, B.; Zhou, G. M.*;Cheng, H.-M., Direct Conversion of Degraded LiCoO2 Cathode Materials into High Performance LiCoO2: A Closed-Loop Green Recycling Strategy for Spent Lithium-Ion Batteries, Energy Stoarge Materials, 2022, 45, 768-776.

    21. Zhong, X.#Wang, D.#Sheng, J.; Han, Z.; Sun, C.;  Tan, J.; Gao, R.; Lv, W.; Xu, X.; Wei, G.; Zou, X.; Zhou, G. M.*, Freestanding and Sandwich MXene-based Cathode with Suppressed Lithium Polysulfides Shuttle for Flexible Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Nano Letters, 2022, 22, 3, 1207–1216.

    22. Gao, R.#Zhang, Q.#; Zhao, Y.; Han, Z.; Sun, C.; Sheng, J.; Zhong, X.; Chen, B.; Li, C.; Piao, Z.; Li, B.; Zhou, G. M.*, Regulating Polysulfide Redox Kinetics on a Self-Healing Electrode for High-Performance Flexible Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2022, 2110313.

    23. Ni, S.#; Sheng, J.#; Zhang, C.; Wu, X.; Yang, C.; Pei, S.; Gao, R.; Liu, W.; Qiu, L.*; Zhou, G. M.*, Dendrite-free lithium deposition and stripping regulated by aligned microchannels for stable lithium metal batteries, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2022,2200682.

    24. Yang, C.#; Wu, X.#; Xia, H.; Zhou, J.; Wu, Y.; Yang, R.; Zhou, G. M.*; Qiu, L.*, 3D Printed Template-Assisted Assembly of Additive-Free Ti3C2Tx MXene Microlattices with Customized Structures towards High Areal Capacitance. ACS Nano 2022, 16, 2, 2699–2710.

    25. Chen, B.#Wang, D.#Tan, J.;Liu, Y.; Jiao, M.; Liu, B.; Zhao, N.; Zou, X*.; Zhou, G. M.*; Cheng, H.-M.*, Designing electrophilic and nucleophilic dual centers in ReS2 plane towards efficient bifunctional catalysts for Li-CO2 batteries, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2022, 144, 7, 3106-3116.

    26. Chen, B.#Wang, T.#;  Zhao, S.#Tan, J.;Zhao, N.; Jiang, S*.; Zhang, Q*.; Zhou, G. M.*; Cheng, H.-M.*, Efficient Reversible Conversion between MoS2 and Mo/Na2S Enabled by Graphene-Supported Single Atom Catalysts, Adv. Mater., 2021, 33, 2007090. 




    Professional Service Activities:

    2020.2 Scientific Managing Editor, Energy Storage Materials (Impact Factor 17.789)

    2022.1 Associate Editor, Energy Storage Materials (Impact Factor 17.789)

    2022.1 Youth Editorial Board of Battery Energy

    2022.1 Youth Editorial Board of CarbonEnergy

    2021.1 Youth Editorial Board of Science China Materials

    2021.2 Youth Editorial Board of Rare Metals

    2021.8 Youth Editorial Board of Chinese Chemical Letters

    2021.10 Youth Editorial Board of SusMat

    2022.3 Advisory Board of Global Challenges

  • Awards and Honors

    2022 JMCA Emerging Investigators Award   

    2021 Materials Today Rising Star Award

    2021 The World’s Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University 

    2021 “Highly Cited Researcher” in Materials Science field by Clarivate Analytics

    2021 Young Scientist Award of Hou Debang Chemical Science and Technology

    2020 “Highly Cited Researcher” in Materials Science field by Clarivate Analytics

    2020 Young Scientist Award of Guangdong Materials Research Association

    2019 “Highly Cited Researcher” in Materials Science field by Clarivate Analytics

    2018  “Highly Cited Researcher” in Materials Science field by Clarivate Analytics

    2018 Energy Storage Materials Young Scientist Award

    2015 Excellent Doctorate Theses Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences

    2015 Carbon Journal Prize (Only one person all over the world every year)

    2014 The Special Prize of President Scholarship for Postgraduate Students of Chinese Academy of Sciences (The highest award in Chinese Academy of Sciences)