Dr. Liang Zhang received his Ph.D. degree in application of synchrotron radiation from University of Science and Technology of China under the supervision of Prof. Junfa Zhu in 2013. He then got the prestigious Alexander-von-Humboldt fellowship and stayed at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg under the supervision of Prof. Hans-Peter Steinrück. From May of 2013, he worked at the Advanced Light Source of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a Postdoc under the supervision of Dr. Jinghua Guo. He joined FUNSOM at Soochow University as a full professor since 2019.
Research area: (1) Application of synchrotron radiation; (2) Nano materials for energy storage and catalysis; (3) Surface physics and chemistry.
Dr. Liang Zhang has been working on the energy storage materials and synchrotron radiation in, including (1) high-energy and high-power secondary batteries (Li-ion batteries, Na-ion batteries, Li-S battereis, Na-S batteries); (2) application of in-situ/operando X-ray spectroscopy (XAS/XES/RIXS/XPS); and (3) the development of new in situ/operando synchrotron radiation-based spectroscopy and microscopy methods and their applications in energy storage and conversion materials. He has published ~60 papers in the journals of Science, Nature Catalysis, Nano Lett., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Nano Energy, Phys. Rev. B, and Appl. Phys. Lett. etc.
2020 Jinji Lake High-level Talents of Suzhou Industrial Park
2019 Young Overseas High-Level Talents of Chinese Government
2019 Talents Introduction Plan for Innovation and Enterprise Foundation, Jiangsu Province
2019 JPhysD Emerging Leaders Award
2014 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship
2013 Chinese Academic Society Presidential Scholarship
2008 National Scholarship, Chinese Government
Yingying Yan et al., Deciphering the reaction mechanism of lithium-sulfur batteries by in-situ/operando synchrotron-based characterization techniques, Adv. Energy Mater., 2019, 9, 1900148.
Jie Zhang et al., Zinc-Air Batteries: Are They Ready for Prime Time? Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 8924.
Chen Cheng et al., Elucidation of anionic and cationic redox reactions in a prototype sodium layered oxide cathode, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019, 11, 41304.
Mufan Li et al., Single-atom tailoring of platinum nanocatalysts for high-performance multifunctional electrocatalysis, Nature Catalysis, 2019, 2, 495.
Liang Zhang et al., Electrochemical reaction mechanism of the MoS2 electrode in a lithium-ion cell revealed by in-situ and operando X-ray absorption spectroscopy, Nano Lett., 2018, 18, 1466.
Liang Zhang et al., Tracking the Chemical and Structural Evolution of the TiS2 Electrode in the Lithium-Ion Cell using Operando X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy, Nano Lett., 2018,18, 4506.
Liang Zhang et al., Conversion Reaction of Vanadium Sulfide Electrode in the Lithium-Ion Cell: Reversible or Not Reversible? Nano Energy, 2018, 51, 391.
Liang Zhang et al., The synergetic interaction between LiNO3 and lithium polysulfides for suppressing shuttle effect of lithium-sulfur batteries, Energy Storage Mater., 2018, 11, 24.
Hyo Won Kim et al., Reduced graphene oxide based oxygen reduction electrocatalysts promote highly selective and efficient hydrogen peroxide production, Nature Catalysis, 2018, 1, 282.
Liang Zhang et al., Revealing the electrochemical charging mechanism of nanosized Li2S cathode by in-situ and operando X-ray absorption spectroscopy, Nano Lett., 2017, 17, 5084.
Liang Zhang et al., Effective electrostatic confinement of polysulfides in lithium/sulfur batteries by a functional binder, Nano Energy, 2017, 40, 559.
Liang Zhang et al.,Revealing the electronic structure of LiC6 by soft X-ray spectroscopy, Appl. Phys. Lett., 2017, 110, 104106.
Mufan Li et al., Ultrafine jagged platinum nanowires enable ultrahigh mass activity for the oxygen reduction reaction, Science, 2016, 354, 1414.
Edited by Juan Yang