Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details


Liang ZHOU






liangzhou@whut.edu.cn; l.zhou1@uq.edu.au


9/2006 − 6/2011

Ph. D.      Department of Chemistry, Fudan University

9/2002 − 7/2006

B. S.       Department of Chemistry, Fudan University

Research Experience

3/2015 − present

Professor, State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology

3/2012 – 3/2015

UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland

Advisor: Prof. Chengzhong (Michael) Yu

3/2011 − 3/2012

Research Fellow, Energy Research Institution, Nanyang Technological University

Advisor: Prof. Xiong Wen (David) Lou

2/2010 − 6/2011

PhD Candidate, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University

Advisor: Prof. Dongyuan Zhao & Prof. Chengzhong (Michael) Yu

Research Interests

1. Functional nanomaterials, e.g. hollow structures and nanoporous materials;

2. Electrochemical energy storage and conversion, e.g. lithium-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteies, lithium-sulfur / selenium batteries, supercapacitors, electrocatalysis;


Selected Publications

1. L. Zhou;* Z. C. Zhuang; H. H. Zhao; M. T. Lin; D. Y. Zhao; L. Q. Mai,* Intricate Hollow Structures: Controlled Synthesis and Applications in Energy Storage and Conversion, Advanced Materials, accepted.

2. K. A. Owusu; L. B. Qu; J. T. Li; Z. Y. Wang; K. N. Zhao; C. Yang; K. M. Hercule; C. Lin; C. W. Shi; Q. L. Wei; L. Zhou;* L. Q. Mai,* Low-crystalline FeOOH nanoparticle anode with high comprehensive electrochemical performance for advanced supercapacitors, Nature Communications, accepted.

3. K. N. Zhao; M. Y. Wen; Y. F. Dong; L. Zhang; M. Y. Yan; W. W. Xu; C. J. Niu; L. Zhou;* Q. L. Wei; W. H. Ren; X. P. Wang; L. Q. Mai,* Thermal Induced Strain Relaxation of One-dimensional Iron Oxide for Solid Electrolyte Interphase Control and Lithium Storage Improvement, Advanced Energy Materials, accepted.

4. C. J. Tang; N. R. Li; J. Z. Sheng; L. Zhou;* L. He; J. X. Zhu; F. Li; Y. N. Liu; L. Q. Mai,* Facile Synthesis of Bi2S3@SiO2 Core-Shell Microwires as High-Performance Anode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 2017, 164, A6110.

5. C. Xu; Y. N. Xu; C. J. Tang; Q. L. Wei; J. S. Meng; L. Huang; L. Zhou;* G. B. Zhang; L. He; L. Q. Mai,* Carbon-coated hierarchical NaTi2(PO4)3 mesoporous microflowers with superior sodium storage performance, Nano Energy, 2016, 28, 224.

6. X. R. Sun; H. W. Zhang; L. Zhou;* X. D. Huang; C. Z. Yu,* Polypyrrole-Coated Zinc Ferrite Hollow Spheres with Improved Cycling Stability for Lithium-Ion Batteries, Small, 2016, 12, 3732.

7. L. Zhang; K. N. Zhao; Y. Z. Luo; Y. F. Dong; W. W. Xu; M. Y. Yan; W. H. Ren; L. Zhou;* L. B. Qu; L. Q. Mai,* Acetylene Black Induced Heterogeneous Growth of Macroporous CoV2O6 Nanosheet for High-Rate Pseudocapacitive Lithium-Ion Battery Anode, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8, 7139.

8. Wang X. P.; Niu C. J.; Meng J. S.; Hu P.; Xu X. M.; Wei X. J.; Zhou L.;* Zhao K. N.; Luo W.; Yan M. Y.; Mai L. Q.,* Novel K3V2(PO4)3/C Bundled Nanowires as Superior Sodium-Ion Battery Electrode with Ultrahigh Cycling Stability. Adv. Energy Mater. 2015, 5, 1500716.

9. Li Q. D.; Wei Q. L,; Sheng J. Z.; Yan M. Y.; Zhou L.;* Luo W.; Sun R. M.; Mai L. Q.,* Mesoporous Li3VO4/C Submicron-Ellipsoids Supported on Reduced Graphene Oxide as Practical Anode for High-Power Lithium-Ion Batteries. Adv. Sci. 2015, 2, 1500284.

10. Wei Q. L.; Jiang Z. Y.; Tan S. S.; Li Q. D.; Huang L.; Yan M. Y.; Zhou L.*; An Q. Y.; Mai L. Q.,* Lattice Breathing Inhibited Layered Vanadium Oxide Ultrathin Nanobelts for Enhanced Sodium Storage. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 18211.

11. Shen G. Z.; Sun X. R.; Zhang H. W.; Liu Y.; Zhang J.; Meka A.; Zhou L.;* Yu C. Z., Nitrogen-doped ordered mesoporous carbon single crystals: aqueous organic–organic self-assembly and superior supercapacitor performance. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 24041.

12. Zhang H. W.; Sun X. R.; Huang X. D.; Zhou L.,* Encapsulation of α-Fe2O3 nanoparticles in graphitic carbon microspheres as high-performance anode materials for lithium-ion batteries. Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 3270.

13. Padashbarmchi Z.; Hamidian A. H.; Zhang H. W.; Zhou L.;* Khorasani N.; Kazemzad M.; Yu  C. Z.,* A systematic study on the synthesis of α-Fe2O3 multi-shelled hollow spheres. RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 10304.

14. Zhang H. W.; Zhou L.;* Noonan O.; Martin D. J.; Whittaker A. K.; Yu C. Z.,* Tailoring the Void Size of Iron Oxide@Carbon Yolk-Shell Structure for Optimized Lithium Storage. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2014, 24, 4337.

15. Zhang H. W.; Zhou L.;* Yu C. Z.,* Highly Crystallized Fe2O3 Nanocrystals on Graphene: A Lithium Ion Battery Anode Material with Enhanced Cycling. RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 495.

16. Zhou L.; Xu H. Y.; Zhang H. W.; Yang J.; Hartono S. B.; Qian K.; Zou J.; Yu C. Z., Cheap and Scalable Synthesis of α-Fe2O3 Multi-Shelled Hollow Spheres as High-Performance Anode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries. Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 8695.

17. Emmanuelawati I.; Yang J.; Zhang J.; Zhang H. W.; Zhou L.;* Yu C. Z.,* Low-Cost and Large-Scale Synthesis of Functional Porous Materials for Phosphate Removal with High Performance. Nanoscale 2013, 5, 6173.

18. Zhou L.; Zhou X. F.; Huang X. D.; Liu Z. P.; Zhao D. Y.; Yao X. D.; Yu C. Z., Designed synthesis of LiMn2O4 microspheres with adjustable hollow structures for lithium-ion battery applications. J. Mater. Chem. A 2013, 1, 837.

19. Zhou L.; Zhao D. Y.; Lou X. W., LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 Hollow Structures as High-Performance Cathodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 239.

20. Zhou L.; Zhao D. Y.; Lou X. W., Double-Shelled CoMn2O4 Hollow Microcubes as High-Capacity Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries. Adv. Mater. 2012, 24, 745.

21. Zhou L.; Wu H. B.; Zhu T.; Lou X. W., Facile preparation of ZnMn2O4 hollow microspheres as high-capacity anodes for lithium-ion batteries. J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 827.

22. Zhou L.; Wu H. B.; Wang Z. Y.; Lou X. W., Interconnected MoO2 Nanocrystals with Carbon Nanocoating as High-Capacity Anode Materials for Lithium-ion Batteries. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2011, 3, 4853.

23. Zhou L.; Cui W. J.; Wu J. M.; Zhao Q. F.; Li H. X.; Xia Y. Y.; Wang Y. H.; Yu C. Z., Hierarchical Cu4V2.15O9.38 micro-/nanostructures: a lithium intercalating electrode material. Nanoscale 2011, 3, 999.

24. Zhou L.; Zhu J.; Yu M. H.; Huang X. D.; Li Z.; Wang Y. H.; Yu C. Z., MOxW1-xO3∙0.33H2O Solid Solutions with Tunable Band Gaps. J. Phys. Chem. C 2010, 114, 20947.

25. Zhou L.; Yu M. M.; Yang J.; Wang Y. H.; Yu C. Z., Nanosheet-Based Bi2MoxW1-xO6 Solid Solutions with Adjustable Band Gaps and Enhanced Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalytic Activities. J. Phys. Chem. C 2010, 114, 18812.

26. Zhou L.; Yang L. C.; Yuan P.; Zou J.; Wu Y. P.; Yu C. Z., alpha-MoO3 Nanobelts: A High Performance Cathode Material for Lithium Ion Batteries. J. Phys. Chem. C 2010, 114, 21868.

27. Ling Y. C.;1 Zhou L.;1 Tan L.; Wang Y. H.; Yu C. Z., Synthesis of urchin-like CdWO4 microspheres via a facile template free hydrothermal method. CrystEngComm 2010, 12, 3019.

28. Zhou L.; Zou J.; Yu M. M.; Lu P.; Wei J.; Qian Y. Q.; Wang Y. H.; Yu C. Z., Green Synthesis of Hexagonal-Shaped WO3·0.33H2O Nanodiscs Composed of Nanosheets. Cryst. Growth Des. 2008, 8, 3993.

29. Zhou L.; Ren Q. J.; Zhou X. F.; Tang J. W.; Chen Z. H.; Yu C. Z., Comprehensive understanding on the formation of highly ordered mesoporous tungsten oxides by X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 2008, 109, 248.

30. Zhou L.; Li H. Q.; Yu C. Z.; Zhou X. F.; Tang J. W.; Meng Y.; Xia Y. Y.; Zhao D. Y., Easy synthesis and supercapacities of highly ordered mesoporous polyacenes/carbons. Carbon 2006, 44, 1601.



1. Yu C. Z., Zhou L. Method for producing hollow structures. International PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) Patent, International Application No.: PCT/AU2014/050038.



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