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Jianfeng Mao

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Room 4128 Chemistry Building
Building #090
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

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

 

Education

  • Ph.D. in Materials science, University of Wollongong,  Australia, 2012
  • M.E. in Materials physics and chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2007
  • B.S. in Physics, Jilin University, China, 2004

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Research Interests

  • Lithium-ion Batteries
  • Ni/MH batteries

Research Experience

  • 2014-Present, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Maryland. Working on Mg ion batteries
  • 2013-2014, Research Associate, University of Glasgow. Working on solid-state hydrogen storage materials for fuel cell applications. 
  • 2012-2013, Postdoctoral research fellow, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung. Synthesis of new boron and nitrogen containing compounds for hydrogen storage

Awards and Honors

  • Faculty Postgraduate Thesis Award,  Faculty of Engineering, University of Wollongong
  • Chinese Government award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad

Publications

Journal Articles

  1. J. F. Mao, Z. P. Guo, H. K. Liu, S. X. Dou. Reversible Storage of Hydrogen in NaF-MB2 (M = Mg, Al) Composites. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, 1, 2806-2811.
  2. J. F. Mao, Z. P. Guo, X. B. Yu, H. K. Liu. Combined effects of hydrogen back pressure and NbF5       addition on the de-/hydrogenation kinetics of LiBH4-MgH2 composite system.  Int J Hydrogen Energy,  2013, 38, 350-3660.
  3. J. F. Mao, Z. P. Guo, I. P. Nevirkovets, H. K. Liu, S. X. Dou. Hydrogen de/absorption improvement  of NaBH4 catalysed by titanium-based additives. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2012, 116, 1596-1604.
  4. J. F. Mao, Z. P. Guo, H. K. Liu. Enhanced hydrogen storage properties of NaAlH4 co-catalysed with niobium fluoride and single-walled carbon nanotubes. RSC Advances, 2012, 2, 1569-1576.
  5. J. F. Mao, Z. P. Guo, X. B. Yu, H. K. Liu. Improved hydrogen storage properties of NaBH4        destabilized by Ca(BH4)2 and CaH2. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2011, 115, 9283–9290.
  6. J. F. Mao,  Z. P. Guo, H. K. Liu. Improved hydrogen sorption performance of NbF5-catalysed        NaAlH4. Int J Hydrogen Energy, 2011, 36, 14503-14511.
  7. J. F. Mao, Z. P. Guo, X. B. Yu, M. Ismail, H. K. Liu. Enhanced hydrogen storage performance        of LiAlH4-MgH2-TiF3 composite. Int J Hydrogen Energy, 2011, 36, 5369-5374.
  8. J. F. Mao, Z. P. Guo, X. B. Yu, H. K. Liu. Improved reversible dehydrogenation of 2LiBH4+MgH2        system by introducing Ni nanoparticles. J. Mater. Res., 2011, 26, 1143-1150.
  9. J. F. Mao, Z. P. Guo, X. B. Yu, H. K. Liu. Enhanced hydrogen sorption properties in the LiBH4-MgH2 system catalysed by Ru nanoparticles supported on multiwalled carbon. J. Alloys Compd., 2011, 509, 5012–5016.
  10. J. F. Mao, Z. P. Guo, H. Y. Leng, Z. Wu, Y. H. Guo, X. B. Yu, H. K. Liu. Reversible hydrogen storage in destabilized LiAlH4-MgH2-LiBH4 ternary hydride system doped with TiF3. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2010, 114, 11643-11649.
  11. J. F. Mao, Z. P. Guo, X. B. Yu, H. K. Liu, Z. Wu, J. Ni. Enhanced hydrogen sorption properties of Ni and Co- catalyzed MgH2. Int J Hydrogen Energy, 2010, 35, 4569-4575. [Q1; IF 4.086, Cited 16]
  12. J. F. Mao, Z. P. Guo, C. K. Poh, A. Ranjbar, Y. H. Guo, X. B. Yu, H. K. Liu. Study on the dehydroge-nation kinetics and thermodynamics of Ca(BH4)2. J. Alloys Compd., 2010, 500, 200-205.
  13. J. F. Mao, X. B. Yu, Z. P. Guo, C. K. Poh, H. K. Liu, Z. Wu, J. Ni. Improvement of the LiAlH4-        NaBH4 system for reversible hydrogen storage. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2009, 113, 10813-10818.         [Q1; IF 5152, Cited 21]
  14. J. F. Mao,  X. B. Yu, Z. P. Guo, H. K. Liu, Z. Wu, J. Ni. Enhanced hydrogen storage performances of NaBH4-MgH2 system. J. Alloys Compd., 2009, 479, 619-623.
  15. J. F. Mao, Z. P. Guo, X. B. Yu, H. K. Liu. Reversible hydrogen storage in titanium-catalyzed LiAlH4-LiBH4 system. J. Alloys Compd., 2009, 487, 434-438.
  16. J. F. Mao, Z. Wu, T. J. Chen, B. C. Weng, N. X. Xu, T. S. Huang, Z. P. Guo, H. K. Liu, D. M. Grant,  G. S. Walker, X. B. Yu. Improved hydrogen storage of LiBH4 catalyzed magnesium. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2007, 111, 12495-12498.
  17. J. F. Mao, Z. Wu, X. B. Yu, T. Dou, T. J. Chen, B. C. Weng, J. Ni, N. X. Xu, T. S. Huang. Hydrogen storage performance of LiBH4/Mg complex hydrides. Rare Metal Mat. Eng., 2007, 36 (12), 2248-2250.
  18. Y. H. Guo, Q. F. Gu. Z. P. Guo, J. F. Mao, H. K. Liu, S. X. Dou, X. B. Yu. A GBH/LiBH4 coordination system with favorable dehydrogenation. J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 7138-7144. 
  19. W. W. Sun, S. F. Li, J. F. Mao, Z. P. Guo,  H. K. Liu, S. X. Dou, X. B. Yu. Nanoconfinement of Lithium borohydride in Cu-MOFs towards low temperature dehydrogenation. Dalton Trans., 2011,40, 5673-5676.
  20. M. Ismail, Y. Zhao, X. B. Yu, J. F. Mao, S. X. Dou. The hydrogen storage properties and reaction mechanism of the MgH2-NaAlH4 composite system. Int J Hydrogen Energy, 2011, 36, 9045-9050.
  21. T. Dou, Z. Wu, J. F. Mao, N. X. Xu. Application of commercial ferrovanadium to reduce cost of Ti-V-based BCC phase hydrogen storage alloys. Material Science and Engineering, A, 2008, 476(1-2), 34-38.

 

Professional Affiliations

  • The Electrochemical Society

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