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Dr. Liumin Suo

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

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


  • Ph.D. in condensed matter physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2013

    M.S. in material physics and chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2009

    B.S. in material physics, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, China, 2002

Research Interests

  1. Li-ion and Li batteries
  2. Mg-ion and Magnesium batteries.
  3. Electrolytes 

Research Experiences

  1. Designed a new class of “Solvent-in-Salt” electrolytes for next-generation high-energy rechargeable metallic lithium batteries and proposed one solution for the hurdles of both sulfur and lithium metal electrodes.
  2. Study LiFePO4 interface by ABF-STEM, find a highly ordered staging structure interface between LiFePO4 and FePO4.
  3.   . Mesoporous Rutile TiO2 as lithium-ion batteries anode and Its Li Storage Properties

Awards and Scholarships

  • 2013  Best Poster Award (The19th International conference on solid state Ionics)

    2012  Chinese National Scholarship for Graduates

    2012  Excellent Students Awards (IOP-CAS)

    2009  Outstanding graduates of Chinese Academy of Sciences (XJIPC-CAS)

    2008  Excellent students of Chinese Academy of Sciences (XJIPC-CAS)

    2004  Chinese National scholarship for undergraduates



  1. Liumin Suo, Bernd M. Smarsly, Liquan Chen, Sébastien Sallard and Yong-Sheng Hu. Cereus-Shaped Mesoporous Rutile TiO2 Formed in Ionic Liquid: Synthesis and Li-Storage Properties. ChemElectroChem, DOI: 10.1002/celc.201300227  (2014)
  2. Liumin Suo, Yong-sheng Hu, Hong Li, Zhaoxiang Wang, Liquan Chen, Xuejie Huang. Progress on high-energy density lithium-sulfur batteries. Chinese Science Bulletin, 58(31): 3172-3188 2013
  3. Changbao Zhu, Lin Gu, Liumin Suo, Jelena Popovic, Hong Li, Yuichi Ikuhara, Joachim Maier. SizeDependent Staging and Phase Transition in LiFePO4/FePO4 . Advanced Functional Materials, DOI:10.1002/adfm.201301792 2013
  4. Liumin Suo, Yong-Sheng Hu, Hong Li, Michel Armand and Liquan Chen. A new class of Solvent-in-Salt electrolyte for high -energy rechargeable metallic lithium batteries, Nature Communications, 4, 1481(2013
  5. Liumin Suo, Wenze Han, Xia Lu, Lin Gu, Yong-Sheng Hu, Hong Li, Dongfeng Chen, Liquan Chen, Susumu Tsukimoto and Yuichi Ikuhara. Highly ordered staging structural interface between LiFePO4 and FePO4,Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics , 14, 5363-5367 (2012).
  6. Xiaosong Liu, Jun Liu, Ruimin Qiao, Yan Yu, Hong Li, Liumin Suo, Yong-Sheng Hu, et al. Phase transformation and lithiation effect on electronic structure of LixFePO4 : An in-depth study by soft X-ray and simulations,  Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134, 13708-13715 (2012)
  7. Liumin Suo, Xing-long Wu, Yong-Sheng Hu, Yuguo Guo and Liquan Chen. Nano-/Micro- composite electrodes with hierarchical three-dimensional mixed conducting networks for lithium-ion batteries (review). Physics, 10, 643-647 (2011).
  8. Zijing Ding, Liang Zhao, Liumin Suo, Yang Jiao, Sheng Meng, Yong-Sheng Hu, Zhaoxiang Wang, and Liquan Chen. Towards understanding the effects of carbon and nitrogen-doped carbon coating on the electrochemical performance of Li4Ti5O12 in lithium ion batteries: a combined experimental and theoretical study, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13, 15127-15133 (2011).
  9. Liumin Suo, Ning Hua, Ying Han, Xueya Kang. Preparation and Effect of Nanometer Mn3O4 by Oxidation Precipitation Method. Micronanoelectronic Technology 1, 0082009

Conference Proceedings

  1. Yong-sheng Hu, Liumin Suo, Hong Li, Liquan chen. Secondary lithium-sulfur batteries system, Chinese, CN: 201210032797.4
  2. Yong-sheng Hu, Liumin Suo, Hong Li, Liquan chen. Ultrahigh salt concentration non-aqueous electrolytes and their applications. Chinese, CN: 201210017535.
  3. Yong-sheng Hu, Liumin Suo, Hong Li, Liquan chen. A kind of rechargeable lithium batteries for avoiding lithium dendrite formation. , Chinese, CN: 201210230259.6
  4. Liumin Suo, Yong-sheng Hu, Hong Li, Liquan Chen. A kind of Li-ion batteries electrolyte for avoiding gassing in Li4Ti5O12 anode. Chinese, CN: 201110191782.8
  5. Liumin Suo, Yong-sheng Hu, Hong Li, Liquan Chen. Ether based electrolytes for Li4Ti5O12 anode, Chinese, CN: 201110291396.6
  6. Yong-sheng Hu, Liumin Suo, Hong Li, Liquan chen. A kind of alkali metal-sulfur flow batteries, Chinese, CN: 201110249169.7
  7. Yong-sheng Hu, Liumin Suo, Hong Li, Liquan chen. A novel high energy density primary lithium-ion flow batteries for energy storage. Chinese, CN: 201110249770.6

Conference Proceedings

  1. SSI-19-The19th International conference on solid state Ionics. June 2-7, 2013, Kyoto, Japan. PosterUltrahigh salt concentration solvent-in-salt electrolyte: a new approach for lithium-sulfur batters. (Best Post Award)
  2. IMLB2012-The 16th International meeting on lithium batteries. June 18-23, 2012, South Korea. PosterAtomic-Scale Investigation on the Interface Structure for Electrode Materials with a Two-Phase Reaction for Li-ion Batteries
  3. ICAM Workshop of Physics of Novel Energy Materials. May 31-June 3, 2010, Beijing, China.

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