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
Young and Middle-aged Leading Scientists, Engineers and Innovators, MOST
Distinguished Young Scholars of NSFC
First Prize of Jilin Province Natural Science Award (first place)
Excellent Supervisor Award of CAS

Latest News

Congratulations to Kai Chen for his latest paper entitled “Realizing Stable Carbonate Electrolytes in Li–O2/CO2 Batteries” being published on Chinese Journal of Chemistry (Nov., 2022)

Congratulations to Kai Chen for his latest paper entitled “Realizing Stable Carbonate Electrolytes in Li–O2/CO2 Batteries” Being Published on Chinese Journal of Chemistry (Nov., 2022)

Congratulations! The book “Metal-Air Batteries” written by Prof. Xinbo Zhang’s group has been formally published! (Oct., 2022)

Congratulations! The book “Metal-Air Batteries” written by Prof. Xinbo Zhang’s group has been formally published! (Oct., 2022)

Congratulations to Qi Hao for his latest paper entitled “Nickel Dual-atom Sites for Electrochemical Carbon Dioxide Reduction” being published on Nature Synthesis (Aug., 2022)

Congratulations to Qi Hao for his latest paper entitled “Nickel Dual-atom Sites for Electrochemical Carbon Dioxide Reduction” being published on Nature Synthesis (Aug., 2022)

Congratulations to Yunhai Zhu for his latest paper entitled “Decoupled Aqueous Batteries Using pH-decoupling Electrolytes” being published on Nature Reviews Chemistry (June, 2022)

Congratulations to Yunhai Zhu for his latest paper entitled “Decoupled Aqueous Batteries Using pH-decoupling electrolytes” being published on Nature Reviews Chemistry (June, 2022)

Congratulations to Yangfeng Cui, Yunhai Zhu and Jiayi Du for their latest paper entitled “A High-Voltage and Stable Zinc-Air Battery Enabled by Dual-Hydrophobic-Induced Proton Shuttle Shielding” being highlighted by EurekAlert (AAAS) (https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/956343) and Cell Press (https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/zERrwEU1mXms-iz5ixBIVA) (June, 2022)

Congratulations to Yangfeng Cui, Yunhai Zhu and Jiayi Du for their latest paper entitled “A High-Voltage and Stable Zinc-Air Battery Enabled by Dual-Hydrophobic-Induced Proton Shuttle Shielding” being published on Joule (May, 2022)

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]     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: 211) (Highly Cited Paper)

[2]     J. J. Xu, X. B. Zhang*, Nat. Energy, 2017, 2, 17133. (Times Cited: 42)

[3]     J. J. Xu, Z. L. Wang, D. Xu, X. B. Zhang*, Nat. Commun., 2013, 4, 2438. (Times Cited: 556) (Highly Cited Paper)

[4]     Q. C. Liu, J.J. Xu, D. Xu, X. B. Zhang*, Nat. Commun., 2015, 6, 7892. (Times Cited: 287)

[5]     S. Yuan, X. L. Huang, D. L. Ma, H. G. Wang, F. Z. Meng, X. B. Zhang*, Adv. Mater., 2014, 26, 2273. (Times Cited: 442) (Highly Cited Paper)

[6]     J. L. Ma, D. Bao, M. M. Shi, J. M. Yan, X. B. Zhang, Chem, 2017, 2, 525. (Times Cited: 118)

[7]     Z.L. Wang, X.F. Hao, Z. Jiang, X. Sun, D. Xu, D. Wang, F.L. Meng, H. X. Zhong, F. L. Meng, X. B. Zhang*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 10570. (Times Cited: 342) (Highly Cited Paper

[8]     J.J. Xu, D. Xu, Z.L. Wang, H.G. Wang, L.L. Zhang, X.B. Zhang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 3887. (Times Cited: 534) (Highly Cited Paper)

[9]     H.X. Zhong, J. Wang, Y. W. Zhang, W. L. Xu, W. Xing, D. Xu, Y. F. Zhang, X. B. Zhang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 14235. (Times Cited: 786) (Highly Cited Paper)

[10]   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: 15)