Xiulin Fan

Xiulin Fan
Assistant Research Scientist


Education and Training

  • B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, China, 2007
  • Ph.D in Materials Science (Supervisor: Prof. Lixin Chen) Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, China. 2012
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, China. 2012-2014
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, USA. 2014-2017
  • Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, USA. 2017-now

Research Interests

  • Dr. Fan has expertise and extensive experience in the development of high energy storage areas (such as Li ion battery, Na ion battery, and hydrogen storage materials, etc). Dr Fan has published more than 120 peer-reviewed papers in top-journals (Science, Nature Mater., Nature Nano., Nature Commun., Energy & Environ. Sci. etc.) with an H-index of 31 (Google scholar). His studies were highlighted by Science, Nature Mater., Nature Nano., Nature Commun., ScienceDaily, AAAS and EureAlert, Engineering 360, C & EN, Materialsviews etc. Dr. Fan holds 8 issued Chinese patents, and 3 pending US patents as well.

Selected Publications

    1. X. Fan, L. Chen, O. Borodin, X. Ji, J. Chen, S. Hou, T. Deng, J. Zheng, C. Yang, S. Liou, K. Amine, K. Xu, C. Wang, Non-flammable Electrolyte Enables Li-Metal Batteries with Aggressive Cathode Chemistries, Nature Nanotechnology, 2018, In press.
    2. X. Fan, E. Hu,† X. Ji, Y. Zhu, F. Han, S. Hwang, J. Liu, S. Bak, Z. Ma, T. Gao, S.-C. Liou, J. Bai, X.-Q. Yang, Y. Mo, K. Xu, D. Su, C Wang, High Energy-Density and Reversibility of Iron Fluoride Cathode Enabled Via an Intercalation-Extrusion Reaction, Nature Communication, 2018, 9, 2324
    3. T. Deng, X. Fan, J. Chen, L Chen, C. Luo, X. Zhou, J. Yang, S. Zheng, C. Wang. Layered P2-Type K0.65Fe0.5Mn0.5O2 Microspheres as Superior Cathode for High-Energy Potassium-Ion Batteries, Advanced Functional Materials, 2018, 1800219. Accepted.
    4. J. Zheng, X. Fan, G. Ji, H. Wang, S. Hou, K.C. DeMella, S.R. Raghavan, J. Wang, K. Xu, C. Wang. Manipulating electrolyte and solid electrolyte interphase to enable safe and efficient Li-S batteries. Nano Energy, 2018, 50, 431-440. Accepted.
    5. X. Fan, F. Wang, X. Ji R. Wang, T. Gao, S. Hou, J. Chen, T. Deng, C. Luo, X. Li, L. Wang, C. Wang, A Universal Organic Cathode for Ultrafast Li‐ and Multivalent Metal Batteries, Angewandte Chemie, 2018, 130, 7264-7268
    6. J. Chen X. Fan, X. Ji, T. Gao, S. Hou, X. Zhou, L. Wang, F. Wang, C. Yang, L. Chen, and C. Wang, Intercalation of Bi nanoparticles into graphite enables ultra-fast and ultra-stable anode material for Sodium-ion batteries, Energy & Environmental Science, 2018, 11, 1218-1225.
    7. X. Fan, J. Yue, F Han, J. Chen, T. Deng, X. Zhou,S. Hou, C. Wang, “High Performance All-Solid-State Na-S Battery Enabled by Casting-Annealing Technology” ACS Nano, 2018, 12, 4, 3360-3368.
    8. T. Deng, X. Fan, C. Luo, J. Chen, L. Chen, S. Hou, N. Eidson, X. Zhou, C. Wang. Self-templated Formation of P2-type K0.6CoO2 Microspheres for High Reversible Potassium-ion Batteries. Nano Letter, 2018, 18, 2, 1522-1529.
    9. X. Fan, L. Chen, X. Ji, T. Deng, S. Hou, J. Chen, J. Zheng, F. Wang, J. Jiang, K. Xu, C. Wang. Highly Fluorinated Interphases Enable High-Voltage Li-Metal Batteries. Chem. 2018, 4, 174-185.
    10. X Huang, X Xiao,* X Wang, Z Yao, C Wang,* X Fan,* L Chen*. Highly synergetic catalytic mechanism of Ni@ g-C3N4 on the superior hydrogen storage performance of Li-Mg-BH system. Energy Storage Materials, 2018, 13, 199-206.
    11. C. Lin, X. Fan, A. Pearse,S. C. Liou, K. Gregorczyk, M. Leskes, C. Wang, S. B, Lee, G. Rubloff, M. Noked, “Highly Reversible Conversion-type FeOF Composite Electrode with Extended Lithium Insertion by ALD LiPON protection,” Chem. Mater., 2017, 29 (20), 8780-8791.
    12. F. Wang, X. Fan, T. Gao, W. Sun, Z. Ma, C. Yang, F. Han, K. Xu and C. Wang, “High-Voltage Aqueous Magnesium-Ion Batteries,” ACS Central Science, 2017, 3 (10), pp 1121–1128.
    13. X. Fan, T. Gao, C. Luo, F. Wang, J. Hu, C. Wang, Superior reversible tin phosphide-carbon spheres for sodium ion battery anode, Nano Energy, 2017 38 350–357.
    14. X Fan, Y Zhu, C Luo, L Suo, Y Lin, T Gao, K Xu, C Wang. Pomegranate-Structured Conversion-Reaction Cathode with a Built-in Li Source for High-Energy Li-Ion Batteries. ACS Nano, 2016, 10, 5567-5577.
    15. X Fan, C Luo, J Lamb, Y Zhu, K Xu, C Wang. PEDOT encapsulated FeOF nanorod cathodes for high energy lithium-ion batteries. Nano letters, 2015, 15, 7650-7656.
    16. X Fan, J Mao, Y Zhu, C Luo, L Suo, T Gao, F Han, SC Liou, C Wang. Superior Stable Self-Healing SnP3 Anode for Sodium-Ion Batteries. Adv. Energy Mater., 2015, 5 (18), DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201500174.
  • X Fan, J Shao, X Xiao, X Wang, S Li, H Ge, L Chen. SnLi4.4 nanoparticles encapsulated in carbon matrix as high performance anode material for lithium-ion batteries. Nano Energy, 2014, 9, 196-203.
  • X Fan, X Xiao, J Shao, L Zhang, S Li, H Ge, Q Wang, L Chen. Size effect on hydrogen storage properties of NaAlH4 confined in uniform porous carbons. Nano Energy, 2013, 2, 995-1003.

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