Professor Xinbo Zhang
PhD Supervisor, Director of State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, CIAC, CAS

High Level Talents Program of CAS

Excellent Young Scholars of NSFC

Top Young aged Talents of Ten-Thousands Talents Program

Young and Middle-aged Leading Scientists, Engineers and Innovators, MOST

Distinguished Young Scholars of NSFC

Leading Talent of Technological Innovation of Ten-Thousands Talents Program

First Prize of Jilin Province Science and Technology Award (first place)

Excellent Supervisor Award of CAS

Xplorer Prize

Latest News

Congratulations! Prof. Xinbo Zhang was awarded the 5th Xplorer Prize.

Congratulations! Prof. Xinbo Zhang was awarded the 5th Xplorer Prize.

Congratulations to Dongyue Yang for her latest paper entitled “All-inorganic Nitrate Electrolyte for High-performance Lithium Oxygen Battery” being published on Nano Research. (Nov., 2023)

Congratulations to Dongyue Yang for her latest paper entitled “All-inorganic Nitrate Electrolyte for High-performance Lithium Oxygen Battery” being published on Nano Research. (Nov., 2023)

Congratulations to Ning Zhang for his latest paper entitled “High‐valence Metal‐doped Amorphous IrOx as Active and Stable Electrocatalyst for Acidic Oxygen Evolution Reaction” being published on Chin. J. Catal. (Oct., 2023)

Congratulations to Ning Zhang for his latest paper entitled “High‐valence Metal‐doped Amorphous IrOx as Active and Stable Electrocatalyst for Acidic Oxygen Evolution Reaction” being published on Chin. J. Catal. (Oct., 2023)

Congratulations to Na Zhou for his latest paper entitled “Defect‐rich Cu@CuTCNQ Composites for Enhanced Electrocatalytic Nitrate Reduction to Ammonia” being published on Chin. J. Catal. (July, 2023)

Congratulations to Na Zhou for is latest paper entitled “Defect‐rich Cu@CuTCNQ Composites for Enhanced Electrocatalytic Nitrate Reduction to Ammonia” being published on Chin. J. Catal. (July, 2023)

Congratulations to Qiqi Sun for her latest paper entitled “In Situ Electrochemical Activation of Hydroxyl Polymer Cathode for High-Performance Aqueous Zinc–Organic Batteries” being published on Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (July, 2023)

Congratulations to QiQi Sun for her latest paper entitled “A Sulfur Heterocyclic Quinone Cathode Towards High-Rate and Long-Cycle Aqueous Zn-Organic Batteries” being published on Advance Materials (June, 2023)

Research Scope

Our group is mainly engaged in metal-air batteries, new types of ion batteries, and energy electrocatalysis. In the aspect of metal-air batteries, we focus on the improvement of the stability of metal anodes and electrolytes, the performance of dual-functional electrocatalysts for ORR and OER, and the development of high-performance battery devices. As to new types of ion batteries, we mainly focus on the development of Na-ion batteries, K-ion batteries, and the design of flexible devices. The research of energy electrocatalysis mainly involves the design of catalysts for electrolysis of water, carbon dioxide/nitrogen reduction, and fuel cells, aiming at solving the problems of large-scale storage of renewable energy. Develop solid oxide electrolysis technology to achieve large-scale and efficient production of “green hydrogen” and “green ammonia”, focusing on solving the problems of large-scale storage and conversion of renewable energy power generation and high-value utilization of rare earths.

Representative Papers

[1]     Q. Hao, H. X. Zhong, J. Z. Wang, K. H. Liu, J. M Yan, Z. H. Ren, N. Zhou, X. Zhao, H. Zhang, D. X. Liu, X. Liu, L. W. Chen, J. Luo, X. B. Zhang*, Nat. Synth., 2022, 1, 719. (Time Cited: 17)

[2]     Y. H. Zhu, Y. F. Cui, Z. L. Xie, Z. B. Zhuang, G. Huang, X. B. Zhang*, Nat. Rev. Chem., 2022, 6, 505. (Time Cited: 17)

[3]     J. L. Ma, F. L. Meng, Y. Yu, D. P. Liu, J. M. Yan*, Y Zhang*, X. B. Zhang*, Q. Jiang, Nat. Chem., 2019, 11, 64. (Times Cited: 249) (Highly Cited Paper)

[4]     J. J. Xu, X. B. Zhang*, Nat. Energy, 2017, 2, 17133. (Times Cited: 44)

[5]     Y. F. Cui, Y. H. Zhu, J. Y. Du, Y. L. Zhang, K. Li, W. Q. Liu, G. Huang, X. B. Zhang*, Joule, 2022, 6, 1617. (Time Cited: 12)

[6]     C. L. Li, G. Huang, Y. Yu, Q. Xiong, J. M. Yan, X. B. Zhang*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2022, 144, 5827. (Time Cited: 24)

[7]     Q. Xiong, C. L. Li, Z. W. Li, Y. L. Liang, J. C. Li, J. M. Yan, G. Huang, X. B. Zhang*, Adv. Mater., 2022, 34, 211046. (Time Cited: 13)

[8]     T/SPSTS 026—2023, Electrical and Safety Performance Requirements and Test Methods of Li-Air battery[S]. Shenzhen Power Supply Technology Society, 2023.

[9]     Z. W. Chang, X. B. Zhang, in Metal-Air Batteries: Fundamentals and Applications, ed. X. B. Zhang, John-Wiley & Sons, New York, 2018; Chapters 1, 6, 14. (Times Cited: 18)

[10]   张新波, 黄岗, 陈凯,《金属空气电池》, 科学出报社. (“十四五”时期国家重点出版物出版专项规划项目, 2022年度国家科学技术学术著作出版基金资助项目)