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Chao Luo

Alex LangrockPostdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Room 4130 Chemistry Building
Building #090
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

E-mail: luochao@umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-3107


Research Interests

Polymer batteries and sulfur cathode for Li-S batteries.


  • B.S. in Chemistry, Wuhan University, China, 2008
  • M.S. in Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


  • The first place in the the competition of Innovative Chemistry Study for Undergraduates 2006

Research Experience

  • Date                          Laboratory                        Field
    10/2005-01/2007    Zhenghe Peng’s group       Lithium ion battery materials
    03/2007-09/2007    Lina Zhang’s group            Protein plastic
    10/2007-06/2008    Xuesong Wang’s group      Chemosensor based on rhodanine
    08/2009-07/2011    Xuesong Wang’s group      Chemosensor and photodynamic therapy


  1. C. Luo, Y. Zhu, T. Gao, Y. Xu, Y. Liu, J. Wang, C. Wang, "Graphene Oxide Wrapped Croconic Acid Disodium Salt for Sodium Ion Battery Electrodes" Journal of Power Sources, in press.
  2. C. Luo, Y. Xu, Y. Zhu, Y. Liu, S. Zheng, Y. Liu, A. Langrock, and C. Wang, Selenium@Mesoporous Carbon Composite with Superior Lithium and Sodium Storage Capacity, ACS Nano, in press
  3. Y. Zhu, Y. Xu, Y. Liu, C. Luo and C. Wang, "Comparison of Electrochemical Performances of Olivine NaFePO4 in Sodium-Ion Batteries and Olivine LiFePO4 in Lithium-Ion Batteries" Nanoscale, 5(2013) 780
  4. Chao Luo, Qianxiong Zhou, Wanhua Lei, Jianguang Wang, Baowen Zhang and Xuesong Wang, Supramolecular assembly of a new squaraine and β-cyclodextrin for detection of thiol-containing amino acids in water, Supramolecular Chemistry, DOI: 10.1080/10610278.2011.603730.
  5. Chao Luo, Qianxiong Zhou, Guoyu Jiang, Liqing He, Baowen Zhang, Xuesong Wang, The synthesis and 1O2 photosensitization of halogenated asymmetric aniline-based squaraines, New Journal of Chemistry, 2011, 35, 1128-1132.
  6. Chao Luo, Qianxiong Zhou, Baowen Zhang, Xuesong Wang, A new squaraine and Hg2+-based chemosensor with tunable measuring range for thiol-containing amino acids, New Journal of Chemistry2011, 35, 45-48.
  7. Liqing He, Chao Luo, Yuanjun Hou, Chao Li, Qianxiong Zhou, Yi Sun, Weibo Wang, Baowen Zhang, Xuesong Wang, The effects of micellar media on the photocatalytic H2 production from water, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy,  2011, 36, 10593-10599.
  8. Jianping Lou, Daoming Chen, Chao Luo, Qianxiong Zhou, Xuesong Wang, Baowen Zhang, Synthesis and study of two simple rhodanine-based receptors of fluoride anion, Imaging Science and Photochemistry 2009, 27, 256-262.



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