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Yujie Zhu

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

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



  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2006
  • Ph.D in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland, 2013.

Research Interests

  • Lithium-ion Batteries
  • Fundamental Electrochemistry
  • Electrochemical Modeling

Research Experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant 02/2008-present
  • Mixed control model for phase transformation electrode materials
  • Novel electrochemical techniques development for phase transformation electrode materials
  • Hydrothermal synthesis of LiFePO4
  • Electrospun synthesis of LiFePO4
  • TEM in-situ investigation of charge/discharge process of LiFePO4

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching assistant for Unit Operation Lab (ENCH 437) Fall 2008


Journal Articles

  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. Y. Xu, G. Jian,Y. Liu,Y. Zhu, M. R. Zachariah, and C. Wang, Superior Electrochemical Performance and Structure Evolution of Mesoporous Fe2O3 Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries, Nano Energy, In press.
  3. K. Karki, Y. Zhu, Y. Liu, C. Sun, L. Hu, Y. Wang, C. Wang, and J. Cumings, Hoop-Strong Nanotubes for Battery Electrodes, ACS Nano, accepted. DOI: 10.1021/nn403895h
  4. 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
  5. Y. Zhu, J. Wang, Y. Liu, X.Liu, A. Kushima, Y. Liu, Y. Xu, S. Mao, J. Li, C. Wang, and J. Huang, In Situ Atomic-Scale Imaging of Phase Boundary Migration in FePO4 Microparticles during Electrochemical
    , Advanced Materials, In press.
  6. Y. Zhu, X. Han, Y. Xu, Y. Liu, S. Zheng, K. Xu, L. Hu, and C. Wang, Electrospun Sb/C Fibers for a Stable
    and Fast Sodium-Ion Battery Anode
    , ACS Nano, in Press.
  7. Y. Liu, Y. Xu, Y. Zhu, J. Culver, C. Lundgren, K. Xu, C. Wang, "Tin Coated Viral-Nanoforests as Sodium-Ion Battery Anodes," ACS Nano, in press
  8. Y. Xu, Q. Liu, Y. Zhu, Y. Liu, A. Langrock, M. R. Zachariah, and C. Wang, "Uniform Nano-Sn/C Composite Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries: Nano Letters, 13(2013)470. Hhighlighted by C&EN
  9. Y. Wen, Y. Zhu, A. Langrock, A. Manivannan, S. H. Ehrman, C. Wang, "Graphene Bonded and Encapsulated Si Nanoparticles for Lithium Ion Battery Anodes" Small, In press
  10. Yihang Liu, Wei Zhang, Yujie Zhu, Yanting Luo, Yunhua Xu, Adam Brown, James N. Culver,
    Cynthia A. Lundgren, Kang Xu,, Yuan Wang, and Chunsheng Wang,"Architecturing Hierarchical Function Layers on Self-Assembled Viral Templates as 3D Nano-Array Electrodes for Integrated Li-Ion Microbatteries"Nano Letters. 13(2013)293
  11. 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.
  12. Y Xu, Y. Zhu, Y. Liu, and C. Wang, "Electrochemical Performance of Porous Carbon/Tin Composite Anodes for Sodium-Ion and Lithium-Ion Batteries," Advanced Energy Materials, 3(2013)128
  13. Y. Liu, Y. Xu, X. Han, C. Pellegrinelli, Y. Zhu, H. zhu, J. Wan, A. C. Chung, O. Vaaland, C. Wang, and L. Hu, “Porous Amorphous FePO4 Nanoparticles Connected by Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes for Sodium Ion Battery Cathodes,” Nano Letters, 12(2012)5664−5668
  14. Y. Zhu and C. Wang, “Novel CV for Phase Transformation Electrodes”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2011, 115, 823-832. view
  15. Y. Zhu and C. Wang, “Galvanostatic Intermittent Titration Technique for Phase-Transformation Electrodes”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2010, 114, 2830-2841. view
  16. Y. Zhu and C. Wang, “Strain accommodation and potential hysteresis of LiFePO4 cathodes during Li ion insertion/extraction”, Journal of Power Sources 2010, 196, 1442. view
  17. J. Huang.; Y. Zhu.; J. Shen. “Progress of Antihypertensive Peptide Research” Food and Fermentation Industries, 2006, 32, 06.

Conference Proceedings

  • Y. Zhu and C. Wang, “Novel cyclic voltammetry study for phase transformation electrode” (Oral) The 218th ECS meeting, Las Vegas, NV 2010.
  • Y. Zhu and C. Wang, “Kinetics of phase transformation electrodes” (Oral) AIChE Annual Conference, Nashville, TN 2009.

Professional Affiliations

  • The Electrochemical Society

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