Wen Luo, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor

Department of Physics, School of Science, Wuhan University of Technology

122 Luoshi Road, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China 430070

Email: luowen_1991@whut.edu.cn  Phone: +86-15927319052



·         Doctor of Philosophy (Advisor: Prof. Liqiang Mai)

Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology                             Sep 2013~May 2018

·         Joint PhD candidate, (Advisor: Prof. Jean-Jacques Gaumet)

Institute of Physic, Chemistry and Materials, Université de Lorraine                                 Sep 2016~Sep 2017

·         Bachelor of Science GPA: 89.4/100 (Ranking 1/71)

Polymer Science and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology                                Sep 2009~Jun 2013


Research Interests

·         Nano energy materials and devices

·         Controllable synthesis of functional nanomaterials (microwave synthesis)

·         Alloying based anodes for Li-, Na- and K-ion batteries

Professional Skills


·         Nanomaterials fabrication (Common chemical approaches, microwave synthesis, commercial MonoWave system)


·         Characterization (Topographic techniques (atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy…), structural analysis techniques (X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy…)


·         Battery assembly (Glove box, battery test system, in-situ battery assembly…)


·         Device construction (Physical vapor deposition, UV lithography, spinning coater, rapid annealing furnace, atomic layer deposition)


Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications


(a)  To be submitted


1)       W. Luo, F. Li, X. Wang, J.-J. Gaumet, L. Zhou, and L. Mai, Encapsulation of antimony in a hollow carbon nanotube for superior K-ion batteries with long lifespan. 2018


2)       W. Luo, F. Li, K. Han, L. Zhou, and L. Mai, Sb2S3@PPy coaxial nanorods: a versatile and robust host material for the reversible storage of alkali metal ions. 2018


(b)  Published


3)       W. Luo, F. Li, J.J. Gaumet, P. Magri, S. Diliberto, L. Zhou and Liqiang Mai, Bottomup confined synthesis of nanorodinnanotube structured Sb@N-C for durable lithium and sodium storage, Adv. Energy Mater. 2018, DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201703237. (IF=16.721)


4)       W. Luo, F. Li, Q. Li, X. Wang, W. Yang, L. Zhou, and L. Mai, Heterostructured Bi2S3-Bi2O3 nanosheets with a built-in electric field for improved sodium storage. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10, 7201−7207. (IF=7.504)


5)       W. Luo, J.-J. Gaumet, P. Magri, S. Diliberto, F. Li, P. Franchetti, J. Ghanbaja, and L. Mai, Fast, green microwave-assisted synthesis of single crystalline Sb2Se3 nanowires towards promising lithium storage. J Energy Chem, 2018, DOI: 10.1016/j.jechem.2018.03.013 (IF 2.549)


6)       W. Luo, H. Xu, F. Li, and L. Mai, advances in microwave-assisted synthesis of transition metal oxides nanomaterials. Materials China 2018, in press. (Chinese Core Journals)


7)       W. Luo, J.-J. Gaumet, and L. Mai. Nanostructured layered vanadium oxide as cathode for high-performance sodium-ion batteries. MRS Commun. 2017, 7 (2): 152−165. (IF=3.01)


8)       W. Luo, J.-J. Gaumet, and L. Mai. Antimony-based intermetallic compounds for lithium ion battery and sodium ion battery: synthesis, construction and application. Rare Metals, 2017, 36: 321−338. (IF=1.189)


9)       W. Luo, A. Calas, C. Tang, F. Li, L. Zhou, and L. Mai, Ultralong Sb2Se3 nanowire based free-standing membrane anode for lithium/sodium ion batteries. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8, 35219−35226. (IF=7.504)




10)   W. Luo, P. Zhang, X. Wang, Q. Li, Y. Dong, J. Hua, L. Zhou, and L. Mai, Antimony nanoparticles anchored in three-dimensional carbon network as promising sodium-ion battery anode. J Power Sources, 2016, 304, 340−345. (IF=6.395, ESI highly cited paper)


11)   W. Luo, L. Huang, D. Guan, R. He, F. Li and L. Mai, A selenium disulfide-impregnated hollow carbon sphere composite as a cathode material for lithium-ion batteries. Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica, 2016, 32, 1999−2006. (IF 0.844)


12)   X. Ma, W. Luo, M. Yan, L. He, and L. Mai, In situ characterization of electrochemical processes in one dimensional nanomaterials for energy storages devices, Nano Energy 2016, 24, 165−188. (Co-first author) (IF=12.343)


13)   X. Wang, C. Niu, J. Meng, P. Hu, X. Xu, X. Wei, L. Zhou, K. Zhao, W. Luo, M. Yan and L. Mai, Novel K3V2(PO4)3/C Bundled Nanowires as Superior Sodium-Ion Battery Electrode with Ultrahigh Cycling Stability. Adv. Energy Mater. 2015, 5, 1500716. (IF=16.721)


14)   Q. Li, Q. Wei, J. Sheng, M. Yan, L. Zhou, W. Luo, R. Sun, and L. Mai, Mesoporous Li3VO4/C submicron-ellipsoids supported on reduced graphene oxide as practical anode for high-power lithium-ion batteries. Adv. Sci. 2015, 2, 1500284. (IF 9.034)


15)   X. Wang, P. Hu, C. Niu, J. Meng, X. Xu, X. Wei, C. Tang, W. Luo, L. Zhou, Q. An, and L. Mai, New-type K0.7Fe0.5Mn0.5O2 cathode with an expanded and stabilized interlayer structure for high-capacity sodium-ion batteries. Nano Energy 2017, 35, 71-78. (IF=12.343)


Conference Presentations


1)    W. Luo, 2018 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, U.S.A. 26th Nov – 2st Dec, 2018. Best Poster Award Nominee, ACS Energy Letters Best Poster Award

2)    W. Luo, “Encapsulating Segment-like Antimony in Hollow Carbon Nanotube as a High-Performance Anode for Rechargeable K-ion Battery” 4th International Conference on Energy and Biological Materials, Hefei, China, RSC Poster Award

3)    W. Luo, Peapod-like Sb@N-doped carbon nanotube as a high-rate and long-life anode for Na-ion batteries. 2017 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, U.S.A. 26th Nov – 1st Dec, 2017. (Poster Presentation)


4)    W. Luo, Engineering advanced antimony (Sb) based nanostructures for promising Na ion battery anode. 2017 2nd International Conference on Green Energy Technology (ICGET-2 2017), Rome, Italy, 18th – 20th July, 2017. (Oral presentation, Best Presentation Award)


5)    W. Luo, Advanced antimony based nanostructure as promising rechargeable battery anode. 2017 International Conference on Energy Engineering and Smart Materials (ICEESM 2017), Lyon, France, 7th – 9th July, 2017. (Oral presentation)


6)    W. Luo, Tailoring advanced Sb-based nanostructures towards promising energy application. 2017 European-MRS Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, France, 22th – 26th May, 2017. (Poster Presentation)


7)    W. Luo, 2017 Doctoriales de Université de Lorraine” Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France, 23th – 30th April, 2017. (Invited coach)


8)    W. Luo, 2016 WUT−University of Lorraine Joint Doctoral Symposium. Nancy, France, 17th – 24th April, 2016. (Oral presentation)


9)    W. Luo, Energy, environment and sustainable development. 6th Cross-Strait Science and Technology Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan Republic of China, 8th – 14th November, 2015. (Oral presentation, one of 2 students selected from Hubei Province)


10)W. Luo, Better city, better life. 2015 Wuhan University – Wuhan University of Technology − University of Lorraine Joint Doctoral Symposium, Wuhan, China, 28th October – 4th November, 2015. (Oral presentation)


Honors and Awards

·         2017.12Chinese Construction Materials Scholarship (Top 0.5%)

·         2017.10National Scholarship (Top 3%)

·         2016~2017Conduct Innovation Research Project for Graduates (WUT: 2016-JL-004)

(Financial support for abroad study, top scholarship of WUT for international cooperation)

·         2015~2016Outstanding Graduate Student in 2016 of WUT

·         2010~2012Outstanding Students' Union President of WUT

·         2010~2013Merit Student Award of WUT

·         2011~2013First Prize Scholarship of WUT

·         2010. 10National Scholarship (Top 1%)




Chinese: native speaker

English: fluent

French: elementary proficiency



Gardening, traveling, culture, writing, swimming, cuisine