Professor Hui-Ming Cheng

Professor Hui-Ming Cheng

Vice Chancellor's Fellow

Academic and research departments

Advanced Technology Institute.


Prof. Hui-Ming Cheng is a Vice Chancellor’s fellow at ATI since 2019. He is a professor and the founding director of both the Low-Dimensional Material and Device Laboratory of the Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, Tsinghua University since 2016, and the Advanced Carbon Research Division of Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMR CAS), since 2001. He graduated from Hunan University, China in 1984 and received his Ph. D from IMR CAS in 1992. He was a Guest Researcher at Kyushu Research Institute for Industrial Technology, AIST, Japan from 1990 to 1992 and a formal Research Associate at Nagasaki University, Japan from 1992 to 1993. He was a senior visiting scientist at MIT, USA, from 1997 to 1998, and is an honorary professor of the University of Queensland, Australia since 2006, and a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of New South Wales since 2014. He is also a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences and a fellow of TWAS.

His research activities focus on carbon nanotubes, graphene, other two-dimensional materials, energy storage materials, photocatalytic semiconducting materials, and bulk carbon materials. He has published over 770 papers with an H index of 135 and is recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher in both materials science and chemistry fields by Clarivate Analytics. He has obtained more than 150 patents and spun off several companies, won a few domestic and international awards including the State Natural Science Award of China in 2006, 2017 and 2020, Charles E. Pettinos Award from American Carbon Society in 2010, Felcht Award from SGL, Germany in 2015, and ACS Nano Lecture Award from American Chemical Society in 2017. He used to be an Editor of Carbon from 2000 to 2015 and Editor-in-Chief of New Carbon Materials from 1998 to 2015, and now is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Energy Storage Materials since 2015 and Associate Editor of Science China Materials since 2016.


Review articles since 2018:

  1. Y. W. Zhu, H. X. Ji, H. M. Cheng, R. S. Ruoff, Mass production and industrial applications of graphene materials, National Science Review 5 (1), 90-101, (2018).
  2. Z. Y. Cai, B. L. Liu*, X. L. Zou, H. M. Cheng*, Chemical vapor deposition growth and applications of two-dimensional materials and their heterostructures, Chemical Reviews 118 (13), 6091-6133, (2018). 
  3. G. Liu†, C. Zhen†, Y. Y. Kang, L. Z. Wang*, H. M. Cheng*, Unique physicochemical properties of two-dimensional light absorbers facilitating photocatalysis, Chemical Society Reviews 47 (16), 6410-6444, (2018).
  4. X. K. Cai†, Y. T. Luo†, B. L. Liu*, H. M. Cheng*, Preparation of 2D material dispersions and their applications, Chemical Society Reviews 47 (16), 6224-6266, (2018). 
  5. R. Z. Xu, X. L. Zou*, B. L. Liu, H. M. Cheng*, Computational design and property predictions for two-dimensional nanostructures, Materials Today 21 (4), 391-418, (2018).
  6. L. P. Ma, W. C. Ren*, H. M. Cheng*, Transfer methods of graphene from metal substrates: A review, Samll Methods 3 (7), 1900049, (2019).
  7. R. P. Fang, K. Chen, L. C. Yin, Z. H. Sun, F. Li*, H. M. Cheng*, The regulating role of carbon nanotubes and graphene in lithium-ion and lithium-sulfur batteries, Advanced Materials 31 (9), 1800863, (2019). 
  8. H.C. Yang, H.C. Li, J. Li, Z.H. Sun, K. He, H. M. Cheng*, F. Li*, The rechargeable aluminum battery: Opportunities and challenges, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 58 (35), 11978-11996, (2019).
  9. L. C. Zeng, L. Qiu*, H. M. Cheng*, Towards the practical use of flexible lithium ion batteries, Energy Storage Materials 23, 434-438, (2019).
  10. S. H. Chen, L. Qiu*, H. M. Cheng*, Carbon-based fibers for advanced electrochemical energy storage devices, Chemical Reviews 120 (5), 2811-2878, (2020).
  11. H. B. Huang, H. D. Shi, P. Das, J. Q. Qin, Y. G. Li, X. Wang, F. Su, P. C. Wen, S. Y. Li, P. F. Lu, F. Y. Liu, Y. J. Li, Y. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. S. Wu*, H. M. Cheng*, The chemistry and promising applications of graphene and porous graphene materials, Advanced Functional Materials 30 (41), 1909035, (2020).
  12. X. Y. Zhang, K. Chen, Z. H. Sun*, G. J. Hu, R. Xiao, H. M. Cheng, F. Li*, Structure-related electrochemical performance of organosulfur compounds for lithium-sulfur batteries, Energy & Environmental Science 13 (4), 1076-1095, (2020)
  13. J. Zhang, W. Zhang*, H. M. Cheng*, S. R. P. Silva*,    Critical review of recent progress of flexible perovskite solar cells, Materials Today 39, 66-88, (2020).
  14. C. B. Sun†, Y. Q. Liu†, J. Z. Sheng†, Q. K. Huang, W. Lv, G. M. Zhou*, H. M. Cheng*, Status and prospects of porous graphene networks for lithium-sulfur batteries, Materials Horizons 7 (10), 2487-2518, (2020).
  15. R. Yang, J. Z. Zhou, C. Yang, L. Qiu*, H. M. Cheng*, Recent progress in 3D printing of 2D material-based macrostructures, Advanced Materials Technologies 5 (9), 1901066, (2020).

Research articles since 2018:

  1. S. F. Pei, Q. W. Wei, K. Huang, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, Green synthesis of graphene oxide by seconds timescale water electrolytic oxidation, Nature Communications 9, 145 (2018). Highly Cited Paper
  2. J. C. Li, Z. Q. Yang, D. M. Tang, L. L. Zhang, P. X. Hou*, S. Y. Zhao, C. Liu*, M. Cheng, G. X. Li, F. Zhang, H. M. Cheng, N-doped carbon nanotubes containing a high concentration of single iron atoms for efficient oxygen reduction, NPG Asia Materials 10, e461, (2018)
  3. Y. Cheng, J. Liang, J. P. Veder, M. Li, S. M. Chen, J. Pan, L. Song, H. M. Cheng, C. Liu, S. P. Jiang*, Iron oxide nanoclusters incorporated into iron phthalocyanine as highly active electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction, ChemCatChem 10 (2), 475-483, (2018).
  4. Y. Q. Yang, L. C. Yin, Y. Gong, P. Niu, J. Q. Wang, L. Gu, X. Q. Chen, G. Liu*, L. Z. Wang, H. M. Cheng*, An unusual strong visible-light absorption band in red anatase TiO2 photocatalyst induced by atomic hydrogen-occupied oxygen vacancies, Advanced Materials 30 (6), 1704479, (2018). Highly Cited Paper
  5. H. C. Yang, L. C. Yin, J. Liang, Z. H. Sun, Y. Z. Wang, H. C. Li, K. He, L. P. Ma, Z. Q. Peng, S. Y. Qiu, C. H. Sun, H. M. Cheng, F. Li*, An aluminum-sulfur battery with a fast kinetic response, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 57 (7), 1898-1902, (2018).
  6. Y. Q. Yang, Y. Y. Kang, G. Liu*, H. M. Cheng, Homogeneous boron doping in a TiO2 shell supported on a TiB2 core for enhanced photocatalytic water oxidation, Chinese Journal of Catalysis 39 (3), 431-437, (2018).
  7. Y. Cheng, S. Y. Zhao, B. Johannessen, J. P. Veder, M. Saunders, M. R. Rowles, M. Cheng, C. Liu, M. F. Chisholm, R. De Marco, H. M. Cheng, S. Z. Yang*, S. P. Jiang*, Atomically dispersed transition metals on carbon nanotubes with ultrahigh loading for selective electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction, Advanced Materials 30 (13), 1706287, (2018). Highly Cited Paper
  8. X. D. Kang, Y. Y. Kang, X. X. Hong, Z. H. Sun, C. Zhen, C. H. Hu, G. Liu*, H. M. Cheng, Improving the photocatalytic activity of graphitic carbon nitride by thermal treatment in a high-pressure hydrogen atmosphere, Progress in Natural Science-Materials International 28 (2), 183-188, (2018).
  9. Z. B. Yu, X. Q. Chen, X. D. Kang, Y. P. Xie, H. Z. Zhu, S. L. Wang, S. Ullah, H. Ma, L. Z. Wang, G. Liu*, X. L. Ma, H. M. Cheng, Noninvasively modifying band structures of wide-bandgap metal oxides to boost photocatalytic activity, Advanced Materials 30 (14), 1706259, (2018).
  10. K. H. Thebo, X. T. Qian, Q. Zhang, L. Chen, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, Highly stable graphene-oxide-based membranes with superior permeability, Nature Communications 9, 1486, (2018). Highly Cited Paper
  11. S. Jiang†, P. X. Hou†, M. L. Chen, B. W. Wang, D. M. Sun, D. M. Tang, Q. Jin, Q. X. Guo, D. D. Zhang, J. H. Du, K. P. Tai, J. Tan, E. I. Kauppinen, C. Liu*, H. M. Cheng*, Ultrahigh-performance transparent conductive films of carbon-welded isolated single-wall carbon nanotubes, Science Advances 4 (5), 9264, (2018).
  12. Y. T. Luo, X. Li, X. K. Cai, X. L. Zou, F. Y. Kang, H. M. Cheng, B. L. Liu*, Two-dimensional MoS2 confined CoOH2 electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution in alkaline electrolytes, ACS Nano 12 (5), 4565-4573, (2018). Highly Cited Paper
  13. P. Niu, T. T. Wu, L. Wen, J. Tan, Y. Q. Yang, S. J. Zheng, Y. Liang, F. Li, J. T. S. Irvine, G. Liu*, X. L. Ma, H. M. Cheng*, Substitutional carbon-modified anatase TiO2 decahedral plates directly derived from titanium oxalate crystals via topotactic transition, Advanced Materials 30 (20), 1705999, (2018).
  14. M. Wang, C. L. Jiang, S. Q. Zhang, X. H. Song, Y. B. Tang*, H. M. Cheng*, Reversible calcium alloying enables a practical room-temperature rechargeable calcium-ion battery with a high discharge voltage, Nature Chemistry 10 (6), 667-672, (2018). Highly Cited Paper
  15. L. Q. Ping, P. X. Hou*, H. Wang, M. L. Chen, Y. Zhao, H. T. Cong, C. Liu*, H. M. Cheng, Clean, fast and scalable transfer of ultrathin/patterned vertically-aligned carbon nanotube arrays, Carbon 133, 275-282, (2018).
  16. L. Qiu, D. Li, H. M. Cheng*, Structural control of graphene-based materials for unprecedented performance, ACS Nano 12 (6), 5085-5092, (2018).
  17. S. G. Zheng, J. M. Ma, Z. S. Wu*, F. Zhou, Y. B. He*, F. Y. Kang, H. M. Cheng, X. H. Bao, All-solid-state flexible planar lithium ion micro-capacitors, Energy & Environmental Science 11 (8), 2001-2009, (2018).
  18. J. C. Li, P. X. Hou, M. Cheng, C. Liu*, H. M. Cheng, M. H. Shao*, Carbon nanotube encapsulated in nitrogen and phosphorus co-doped carbon as a bifunctional electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction and evolution reactions, Carbon 139, 156-163, (2018).
  19. G. X. Li, P. X. Hou*, J. Luan, J. C. Li, X. Li, H. Wang, C. Shi, C. Liu*, H. M. Cheng, A MnO2 nanosheetisingle-wall carbon nanotube hybrid fiber for wearable solid-state supercapacitors, Carbon 140, 634-643, (2018).
  20. M. Cheng, B. W. Wang, P. X. Hou*, J. C. Li, F. Zhang, J. Luan, H. T. Cong, C. Liu*, H. M. Cheng, Selective growth of semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes using SiC as a catalyst, Carbon 135, 195-201, (2018).
  21. J. C. Li, D. M. Tang, P. X. Hou*, G. X. Li, M. Cheng, C. Liu*, H. M. Cheng, The effect of carbon support on the oxygen reduction activity and durability of single-atom iron catalysts, MRS Communications 8 (3), 1158-1166, (2018).
  22. X. G. Hu, P. X. Hou*, C. Liu*, F. Zhang, G. Liu, H. M. Cheng, Small-bundle single-wall carbon nanotubes for high-efficiency silicon heterojunction solar cells, Nano Energy 50, 521-527, (2018).
  23. D. M. Tang*, D. G. Kvashnin, O. Cretu, Y. Nemoto, F. Uesugi, M. Takeguchi, X. Zhou, F. C. Hsia, C. Liu, P. B. Sorokin, N. Kawamoto, M. Mitome, H. M. Cheng, D. Golberg*, Y. Bando*, Chirality transitions and transport properties of individual few-walled carbon nanotubes as revealed by in situ TEM probing, Ultramicroscopy, 194, 108-116, (2018)
  24. K. Chen, Z. H. Sun*, R. P. Fang, Y. Shi, H. M. Cheng, F. Li*, Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)-derived nitrogen-doped porous carbon anchored on graphene with multifunctional effects for lithium-sulfur batteries, Advanced Functional Materials 28 (38), 1707592, (2018). Highly Cited Paper
  25. Y. H. Xiao, D. C. Su, X. Z. Wang, S. D. Wu, L. M. Zhou, Y. Shi, S. M. Fang*, H. M. Cheng, F. Li*, Cus microspheres with tunable interlayer space and micropore as a high-rate and long-life anode for sodium-ion batteries, Advanced Energy Materials 8 (22),1800930, (2018).
  26. R. P. Fang†, S. Y. Zhao†, Z. H. Sun, D. W. Wang, R. Amal, S. G. Wang, H. M. Cheng, F. Li*, Polysulfide immobilization and conversion on a conductive polar MoC@MoOx material for lithium-sulfur batteries, Energy Storage Materials 10, 56-61, (2018).
  27. G. J. Hu†, M. H. Jing†, D. W. Wang, Z. H. Sun, C. Xu, W. C. Ren, H. M. Cheng, C. W. Yan, X. Z. Fan*, F. Li*, A gradient bi-functional graphene-based modified electrode for vanadium redox flow batteries, Energy Storage Materials 13, 66-71, (2018).
  28. Y. Z. Wang, X. Y. Shan, D. W. Wang*, Z. H. Sun, H. M. Cheng, F. Li*, A rechargeable quasi-symmetrical MoS2 battery, Joule 2, 1278-1286, (2018).
  29. S. Y. Zhao†, R. P. Fang†, Z. H. Sun, S. G. Wang, J.-P. Veder, M. Saundesr, H. M. Cheng, C. Liu*, S. P. Jiang*, F. Li*,     3D multifunctional integrated architecture for high-areal-capacity lithium-sulfur batteries, Small Methods 2, 1800067, (2018).#
  30. G. Liu*, L. Ma, L.C. Yin, G. D. Wan, H. Z. Zhu, C. Zhen, Y. Q. Yang, Y. Liang, J. Tan, H. M. Cheng, Selective chemical epitaxial growth of TiO2 islands on ferroelectric PbTiO3 crystals to boost photocatalytic activity, Joule        2, 1095-1107, (2018).
  31. M. Haider†, C. Zhen†, T. T. Wu, G. Liu*, H. M. Cheng, Boosting efficiency and stability of perovskite solar cells with nickel phthalocyanine as a low-cost hole transporting layer material, Journal of Materials Science & Technology 34 (9),1474-1480, (2018)
  32. X. X. Hong, Y. Y. Kang, C. Zhen, X. D. Kang, L. C. Yin, J. T. S. Irvine, L. Z. Wang, G. Liu*, H. M. Cheng, Maximizing the visible light photoelectrochemical activity of B/N-doped anatase TiO2 microspheres with exposed dominant {001} facets, Science China-Materials 61 (6),831-838, (2018)
  33. L. P. Ma†, S. C. Dong†, M. L. Chen, W. Ma, D. M. Sun, Y. Gao, T. Ma, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, UV-epoxy-enabled simultaneous intact transfer and highly efficient doping for roll-to-roll production of high-performance graphene films, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10 (47), 40756-40763, (2018).
  34. S. Xue†, L. Chen†, Z. B. Liu, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, NiPS3 nanosheet-graphene composites as highly efficient electrocatalysts for oxygen evolution reaction, ACS Nano 12 (6), 5297-5305, (2018).
  35. K. H. Thebo, X. T. Qian, Q. W. Wei, Q. Zhang, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, Reduced graphene oxide/metal oxide nanoparticles composite membranes for highly efficient molecular separation, Journal of Materials Science & Technology 34 (9), 1481-1486, (2018)
  36. J. Zhong, W. Sun, Q. W. Wei, X. T. Qian, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, Efficient and scalable synthesis of highly aligned and compact two-dimensional nanosheet films with record performances, Nature Communications 9, 3484, (2018).
  37. Q. Zhang, X. T. Qian, K. H. Thebo, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, Controlling reduction degree of graphene oxide membranes for improved water permeance, Science Bulletin 63 (12), 788-794, (2018).
  38. Y. Y. Chen†, Y. Sun†, Q. B. Zhu, B. W. Wang, X. Yan*, S. Qiu*, Q. W. Li, P. X. Hou, C. Liu, D. M. Sun*, H. M. Cheng, High-throughput fabrication of flexible and transparent all-carbon nanotube electronics, Advanced Science 5 (5), 1700965, (2018).
  39. B. W. Wang†, S. Jiang†, Q. B. Zhu, Y. Sun, J. Luan, P. X. Hou, S. Qiu, Q. W. Li, C. Liu*, D. M. Sun*, H. M. Cheng*, Continuous fabrication of meter-scale single-wall carbon nanotube films and their use in flexible and transparent integrated circuits, Advanced Materials 30 (32), 1802057, (2018).
  40. H. C. Li†, H. C. Yang†, Z. H. Sun, Y. Shi, H. M. Cheng, F. Li*, A highly reversible Co3S4 microsphere cathode material for aluminum-ion batteries, Nano Energy  56, 100-108, (2019). Highly Cited Paper
  41. C. L. Hu, S. F. Tang*, S. Y. Pang, H. M. Cheng, Long-term oxidation behaviors of C/SiC composites with a SiC/UHTC/SiC three-layer coating in a wide temperature range, Corrosion Science 147, 1-8, (2019).
  42. Q. Jin†, S. Jiang†, Y. Zhao, D. Wang, J. H. Qiu, D. M. Tang, J. Tan, D. M. Sun, P. X. Hou, X. Q. Chen, K. P. Tai*, N. Gao*, C. Liu*, H. M. Cheng, X. Jiang, Flexible layer-structured Bi2Te3 thermoelectric on a carbon nanotube scaffold, Nature Materials 18 (1), 62-68, (2019). Highly Cited Paper
  43. L. Q. Ping, P. X. Hou*, C. Liu*, H. M. Cheng, Vertically aligned carbon nanotube arrays as a thermal interface material, APL Materials 7 (2), 020902, (2019).
  44. Y. Z. Wang†, X. Y. Shan†, D. W. Wang*, H. M. Cheng*, F. Li*, Mitigating self-discharge of carbon-based electrochemical capacitors by modifying their electric-double layer to maximize energy efficiency, Journal of Energy Chemistry 38, 214-218, (2019).
  45. M. H. Fang, X. H. Xiong, Y. B. Hao, T. X. Zhang, H. Wang, H. M. Cheng*, Y. Zeng*, Preparation of highly conductive graphene-coated glass fibers by sol-gel and dip-coating method, Journal of Materials Science & Technology 35 (9), 1989-1995, (2019).
  46. T. Zhao, Z. B. Liu, X. Xin, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, Defective graphene as a high-efficiency Raman enhancement substrate, Journal of Materials Science & Technology 35 (9), 1996-2002, (2019).
  47. J. C. Li, F. Xiao, H. Zhong, T. Li, M. J. Xu, L. Ma, M. Cheng, D. Liu, S. Feng, Q. R. Shi, H. M. Cheng, C. Liu*, D. Du, S. P. Beckman, X. Q. Pan, Y. H. Lin*, M. H. Shao*, Secondary-atom-assisted synthesis of single Iron atoms anchored on N-doped carbon nanowires for oxygen reduction reaction, ACS Catalysis 9 (7), 5929-5934, (2019).
  48. J. C. Li, M. Cheng, T. Li, L. Ma, X. F. Ruan, D. Liu, H. M. Cheng, C. Liu*, D. Du, Z. D. Wei, Y. H. Lin*, M. H. Shao*, Carbon nanotube-linked hollow carbon nanospheres doped with iron and nitrogen as single-atom catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction in acidic solutions, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 7 (24), 14478-14482, (2019).
  49. W. Ma, M. L. Chen, L. C. Yin, Z. B. Liu, H. Li, C. Xu, X. Xin, D. M. Sun, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, Interlayer epitaxy of wafer-scale high-quality uniform AB-stacked bilayer graphene films on liquid Pt3Si/solid Pt, Nature Communications 10, 2809, (2019).
  50. H. Li, C. S. Qi, Y. Tao, H. B. Liu, D. W. Wang*, F. Li, Q. H. Yang*, H. M. Cheng*, Quantifying the volumetric performance metrics of supercapacitors, Advanced Energy Materials 9 (21), 1900079, (2019).
  51. T. T. Wu, P. Niu, Y. Q. Yang, L. C. Yin, J. Tan, H. Z. Zhu, J. T. S. Irvin, L. Z. Wang, G. Liu*, H. M. Cheng, Homogeneous doping of substitutional nitrogen/carbon in TiO2 plates for visible light photocatalytic water oxidation, Advanced Functional Materials 29 (25), 1901943, (2019).
  52. M. H. Fang, Y. B. Hao, Z. Ying, H. Wang, H. M. Cheng*, Y. Zeng*, Controllable edge modification of multi-layer graphene for improved dispersion stability and high electrical conductivity, Applied Nanoscience 9 (4), 469-477, (2019).
  53. H. D. Shi†, X. J. Zhao†, Z. S. Wu*, Y. F. Dong, P. F. Lu, J. Chen, W. C. Ren, H. M. Cheng, X. H. Bao, Free-standing integrated cathode derived from 3D graphene/carbon nanotube aerogels serving as binder-free sulfur host and interlayer for ultrahigh volumetric-energy-density lithium-sulfur batteries, Nano Energy 60, 743-751, (2019).
  54. T. T. Wu†, C. Zhen†, H. Z. Zhu, J. B. Wu, C. X. Jia, L. Z. Wang, G. Liu*, N. G. Park, H. M. Cheng*, Gradient Sn-doped heteroepitaxial film of faceted rutile TiO2 as an electron selective layer for efficient perovskite solar cells, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 11 (21), 19638-19646, (2019).
  55. Z. H. Wu, C. Xu, C. Q. Ma, Z. B. Liu, H. M. Cheng*, W. C. Ren*, Synergistic effect of aligned graphene nanosheets in graphene foam for high-performance thermally conductive composites, Advanced Materials 31 (19), 1900199, (2019).
  56. X. Y. Shi†, S. F. Pei†, F. Zhou, W. C. Ren*, H. M. Cheng, Z. S. Wu*, X. H. Bao, Ultrahigh-voltage integrated micro-supercapacitors with designable shapes and superior flexibility, Energy & Environmental Science 12 (5), 1534-1541, (2019). Highly Cited Paper
  57. Z. Y. Zhang†, H. Gedeon†, Z. W. Cheng†, C. Xu, Z. B. Shao, H. G. Sun, S. J. Li, Y. Cao, X. Zhang, Q. Bian, L. J. Liu, Z. B. Liu, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, M. H. Pan*, Layer-stacking, defects, and robust superconductivity on the Mo-terminated surface of ultrathin Mo2C flakes grown by CVD, Nano Letters 19 (5), 3327-3335, (2019).
  58. R. Z. Chen†, C. Zhen†, Y. Q. Yang, X. D. Sun, J. T. S. Irvine, L. Z. Wang, G. Liu*, H. M. Cheng, Boosting photoelectrochemical water splitting performance of Ta3N5 nanorod array photoanodes by forming a dual co-catalyst shell, Nano Energy 59, 683-688, (2019).
  59. T. T. Wu†, C. Zhen†, J. B. Wu, C. X. Jia, M. Haider, L. Z. Wang, G. Liu*, H. M. Cheng, Chlorine capped SnO2 quantum-dots modified TiO2 electron selective layer to enhance the performance of planar perovskite solar cells, Science Bulletin 64 (8), 547-552, (2019).
  60. X. G. Luo, W. Weng, Y. X. Liang, Z. X. Hu, Y. Zhang, J. J. Yang, L. J. Yang, S. Y. Yang, M. F. Zhu*, H. M. Cheng, Multifunctional fabrics of carbon nanotube fibers, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 7 (15), 8790-8797, (2019).
  61. U. Khan, Y. T. Luo, L. Tang, C. J. Teng, J. M. Liu, B. L. Liu*, H. M. Cheng*, Controlled vapor solid deposition of millimeter-size single crystal 2D Bi2O2Se for high-performance phototransistors, Advanced Functional Materials 29 (14), 1807979, (2019).
  62. X. N. Tang, Z. H. Sun, H. C. Yang, H. T. Fang, F. Wei, H. M. Cheng, S. P. Zhou*, F. Li*, Electrochemical process of sulfur in carbon materials from electrode thickness to interlayer, Journal of Energy Chemistry 31, 119-124, (2019).
  63. C. Wang, L. Chen, Z. Liu, Z. B. Liu, X. L. Ma, C. Xu, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, N. Kang*, Transport properties of topological semimetal tungsten carbide in the 2D limit, Advanced Electronic Materials 5 (4), 1800839, (2019).
  64. P. Y. Lu, X. W. Wang, L. Wen, X. T. Jiang, W. L. Guo, L. Wang, X. Yan, F. Hou*, J. Liang*, H. M. Cheng, S. X. Dou, Silica-mediated formation of nickel sulfide nanosheets on CNT films for versatile energy storage, Small 15 (15), 1805064, (2019).
  65. S. H. Chen, R. Z. Xu, J. M. Liu, X. L. Zou, L. Qiu, F. Y. Kang, B. L. Liu*, H. M. Cheng*, Simultaneous production and functionalization of boron nitride nanosheets by sugar-assisted mechanochemical exfoliation, Advanced Materials 31 (10), 1804810, (2019). Highly Cited Paper
  66. C. Zhen, T. T. Wu, R. Z. Chen, L. Z. Wang*, G. Liu*, H. M. Cheng, Strategies for modifying TiO2 based electron transport layers to boost perovskite solar cells, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 7 (5), 4586-4618, (2019).
  67. X. X. Hong, J. Tan, H. Z. Zhu, N. D. Feng, Y. Q. Yang, J. T. S. Irvine, L. Z. Wang, G. Liu*, H. M. Cheng, Control of spatially homogeneous distribution of heteroatoms to produce red TiO2 photocatalyst for visible-light photocatalytic water splitting, Chemistry-A European Journal 25 (7), 1787-1794, (2019).
  68. Y. T. Luo, L. Tang, U. Khan, Q. M. Yu, H. M. Cheng, X. L. Zou*, B. L. Liu*, Morphology and surface chemistry engineering toward pH-universal catalysts for hydrogen evolution at high current density, Nature Communications 10, 269, (2019). Highly Cited Paper
  69. Z. Y. Cai, T. Z. Shen, Q. Zhu, S. M. Feng, Q. M. Yu, J. M. Liu, L. Tang, Y. Zhao, J. W. Wang, B. L. Liu*, H. M. Cheng*, Dual-additive assisted chemical vapor deposition for the growth of Mn-doped 2D MoS2 with tunable electronic properties, Small, 1903181, (2019).
  70. P. Das, Z. S. Wu*, F. Li, J. Liang, H. M. Cheng*, Two-dimensional energy materials: Opportunities and perspectives, Energy Storage Materials 22, 15-17, (2019).
  71. Y. F. Dong, P. F. Lu, H. D. Shi, J. Q. Qin, J. Chen, W. C. Ren, H. M. Cheng, Z. S. Wu*, 2D hierarchical yolk-shell heterostructures as advanced host-interlayer integrated electrode for enhanced Li-S batteries, Journal of Energy Chemistry 36 SI, 64-73, (2019).
  72. X. L. Fan†, L. Q. Ping†, F. L. Qi, Z. A. Ghazi, X. N. Tang, R. P. Fang, Z. H. Sun, H. M. Cheng, C. Liu*, F. Li*, Oriented outperforms disorder: Thickness-independent mass transport for lithium-sulfur batteries, Carbon 154, 90-97, (2019).
  73. R. P. Fang†, S. Y. Zhao†, D. W. Wang*, Z. H. Sun, H. M. Cheng, F. Li*, Micro-macroscopic coupled electrode architecture for high-energy density lithium-sulfur batteries, ACS Appled Energy Materials 2 (10), 7393-7402, (2019).
  74. Z. A. Ghazi, Z. H. Sun, C. G. Sun, F.L. Qi, B. G. An, F. Li*, H. M. Cheng*, Key aspects of lithium metal anodes for lithium metal batteries, Small 15, 1900687, (2019).
  75. M. Haider†, C. Zhen†, T. T. Wu, J. B. Wu, C. X. Jia, G. Liu*, H. M. Cheng, Nickel phthalocyanine as an excellent hole-transport material in inverted planar perovskite solar cells, Chemical Communications 55 (37), 5343-5346, (2019).
  76. M. W. Kadi, A. Hameed, R. M. Mohamed, I. M. I. Ismail*, Y. Alangari, H. M. Cheng, The effect of Pt nanoparticles distribution on the removal of cyanide by TiO2 coated Al-MCM-41 in blue light exposure, Arabian Journal of Chemistry 12 (7), 957-965, (2019).
  77. C. W. Kim, S. Ji, M. J. Jong Kang, H. Park, F. Li, H. M. Cheng, Y.S Kang*, Energy band edge alignment of anisotropic BiVO4 photoanode to drive photoelectrochemical hydrogen evolution, Materials Today Energy 13, 205-213, (2019).
  78. J. C. Li†, X. P. Qin†, P. X. Hou, M. Cheng, C. Shi, C. Liu*, H. M. Cheng, M. H. Shao*, Identification of active sites in nitrogen and sulfur co-doped carbon-based oxygen reduction catalysts, Carbon 147, 303-311, (2019).
  79. Z. B. Liu†, C. Xu†, C. Wang†, S. Song, L. B. Wang, Y. J. Wang, N. Kang*, X. L. Ma*, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, Grain boundaries and tilt-angle-dependent transport properties of a 2D Mo2C superconductor, Nano Letters 19 (2), 857-865, (2019).
  80. A. Majeed, P. X. Hou*, F. Zhang, H. Tabassum, X. Li, G. X. Li, C. Liu*, H. M. Cheng, A freestanding single-wall carbon nanotube film decorated with N-doped carbon-encapsulated Ni nanoparticles as a bifunctional electrocatalyst for overall water splitting, Advanced Science   6 (12), 1802177, (2019).
  81. H. Wang, C. Q. Ma, W. M. Zhang, H. M. Cheng, Y. Zeng*, Improved damping and high strength of graphene-coated nickel hybrid foams, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 11 (45), 42690-42696, (2019).
  82. S. H. Wang, X. Yan, K. H. Wu*, X. M. Chen, J. M. Feng, P. Y. Lu, H. Feng, H. M. Cheng, J. Liang*, S. X. Dou, A hierarchical porous Fe-N impregnated carbon-graphene hybrid for high-performance oxygen reduction reaction, Carbon 144, 798-804, (2019).
  83. Q. W. Wei†, S. F. Pei†, G. D. Wen, K. Huang, Z. H. Wu, Z. B. Liu, W. Ma, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, High yield controlled synthesis of nano-graphene oxide by water electrolytic oxidation of glassy carbon for metal-free catalysis, ACS Nano 13 (8), 9482-9490 (2019).
  84. S. J. Wei†, L. P. Ma†, M. L. Chen, Z. B. Liu, W. Ma, D. M. Sun, H. M. Cheng*, W. C. Ren*, Water-assisted rapid growth of monolayer graphene films on SiO2/Si substrates, Carbon 148, 241-248 (2019).
  85. X. Xin†, C. Xu†, D. D. Zhang, Z. B. Liu, W. Ma, X. T. Qian, M. L. Chen, J. H. Du, H. M. Cheng*, W. C. Ren*, Ultrafast transition of nonuniform graphene to high-quality uniform monolayer films on liquid Cu, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 11 (19), 17629-17636, (2019).
  86. L. C. Zeng, S. H. Chen, M. S. Liu, H. M. Cheng, L. Qiu*, Integrated paper-based flexible Li-ion batteries made by a rod coating method, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11 (50), 46776-46782, (2019).
  87. D. D. Zhang†, J. H. Du†, Y. L. Hong, W. M. Zhang, X. Wang, H. Jin, P. L. Burn, J. S. Yu, M. L. Chen, D. M. Sun, M. Li, L. Q. Liu, L. P. Ma, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, A double support layer for facile clean transfer of two-dimensional materials for high-performance electronic and optoelectronic devices, ACS Nano 13 (5), 5513-5522, (2019).
  88. W. M. Zhang†, J. H. Du†, Z. B. Liu, D. D. Zhang, Q. W. Wei, H. C. Liu, W. Ma, W. C. Ren*, H. M. Cheng*, Production of carbon dots during the liquid phase exfoliation of MoS2 quantum dots, Carbon 155, 243-249, (2019).
  89. T. Zhao†, C. Xu†, W. Ma†, Z. B. Liu, T. Y. Zhou, Z. Liu, S. Feng, M. J. Zhu, N. Kang, D. M. Sun, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*       , Ultrafast growth of nanocrystalline graphene films by quenching and grain-size-dependent strength and bandgap opening, Nature Communications 10, 4854, (2019).
  90. Y. Z. Wang, X. Y. Shan, L. P. Ma, J. W. Wang, D. W. Wang*, Z. Q. Peng, H. M. Cheng, F. Li*, A desolvated solid-solid-solid interface for a high-capacitance electric double layer, Advanced Energy Materials 9 (12), 1803715, (2019).
  91. S. Xue, Z. B. Liu, C. Q. Ma, H. M. Cheng*, W. C. Ren*, A highly active and durable electrocatalyst for large current density hydrogen evolution reaction, Science Bulletin 65 (2), 123-130, (2020).
  92. T. Y. Qu, Y. Sun, M. L. Chen, Z. B. Liu, Q. B. Zhu, B. W. Wang, T. Y. Zhao, C. Liu, J. Tan, S. Qiu*, Q. W. Li, Z. Han*, W. Wang, H. M. Cheng*, D. M. Sun*, A flexible carbon nanotube sen-memory device, Advanced Materials, 1907288, (2020).
  93. M. M. Hao, Y. Bai*, S. Zeiske, L. Ren, J. X. Liu, Y. B. Yuan, N. Zarrabi, N. Y. Cheng, M. Ghasemi, P. Chen, M. Q. Lyu, D. X. He, J. H. Yun, Y. Du, Y. Wang, S. S. Ding, A. Armin, P. Meredith, G. Liu, H. M. Cheng, L. Z. Wang*, Ligand-assisted cation-exchange engineering for high-efficiency colloidal Cs1-xFAxPbI3 quantum dot solar cells with reduced phase segregation, Nature Energy 5 (1), 79-88, (2020). Highly Cited Paper
  94. S. J. Wei, Y. B. Hao, Z. Ying, C. Xu, Q. W. Wei, S. Xue, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren, L. P. Ma*, Y. Zeng*, Transfer-free CVD graphene for highly sensitive glucose sensors, Journal of Materials Science & Technology 37, 71-76, (2020).
  95. J. B. Wu, C. Zhen, T. T. Wu, C. X. Jia, M. Haider, G. Liu*, H. M. Cheng, Reconstructed transparent conductive layers of fluorine doped tin oxide for greatly weakened hysteresis and improved efficiency of perovskite solar cells, Chemical Communications 56 (1), 129-132, (2020).
  96. Y. T. Luo, S. Q. Zhang, H. Y. Pan, S. J. Xiao, Z. L. Guo, L. Tang, U. Khan, B. F. Ding, M. Li, Z. Y. Cai, Y. Zhao, W. Lv, Q. L. Feng, X. L. Zou*, J. H. Lin*, H. M. Cheng, B. L. Liu*, Unsaturated single atoms on monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides for ultrafast hydrogen evolution, ACS Nano 14 (1), 767-776, (2020).
  97. Z. X. Wang, F. L. Qi, L. C. Yin, Y. Shi, C. G. Sun, B. G. An, H. M. Cheng, F. Li*, An anion-tuned solid electrolyte interphase with fast ion transfer kinetics for stable lithium anodes, Advanced Energy Materials 10 (25), 1903843, (2020)
  98. C. G. Sun, Z. X. Wang, L. C. Yin, S. J. Xu, Z. A. Ghazi, Y. Shi, B. G. An*, Z. H. Sun, H. M. Cheng, F. Li*, Fast lithium ion transport in solid polymer electrolytes from polysulfide-bridged copolymers, Nano Energy 75, 104976, (2020)
  99. S. J. Xu†, Z. H. Sun†, C. G. Sun, Fan Li, K. Chen, Z. H. Zhang, G. J. Hu, H. M. Cheng*, F. Li*, Homogeneous and fast ion conduction of PEO-based solid-state electrolyte at low temperature, Advanced Functional Materials 30 (51), 2007172, (2020)
  100. H. C. Yang, J. Li, Z. H. Sun, R. P. Fang, D. W. Wang, K. He, H. M. Cheng, F. Li*, Reliable liquid electrolytes for lithium metal batteries, Energy Storage Materials 30, 113-129, (2020)
  101. Y. H. Xiao, X. B. Zhao, X. Z. Wang*, D. C. Su, S. Bai, W. Chen, S. M. Fang*, L. M. Zhou, H. M. Cheng, F. Li*, A nanosheet array of Cu2Se intercalation compound with expanded interlayer space for sodium ion storage, Advanced Energy Materials 10 (14), 2000666, (2020)
  102. N. Li*, G. Q. Li, C. J. Li, H. C. Yang, G. W. Qin, X. D. Sun, F. Li*, H. M. Cheng, Bi-cation electrolyte for a 1.7 V aqueous Zn ion battery, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 12 (12), 13790-13796, (2020)
  103. X. G. Hu, P. X. Hou*, J. B. Wu, X. Li, J. Luan, C. Liu*, G. Liu, H. M. Cheng, High-efficiency and stable silicon heterojunction solar cells with lightly fluorinated single-wall carbon nanotube films, Nano Energy 69, 104442, (2020).
  104. A. Majeed, X. Li, P. X. Hou*, H. Tabassum, L. L. Zhang, C. Liu*, H. M. Cheng, Monolayer carbon-encapsulated Mo-doped Ni nanoparticles anchored on single-wall carbon nanotube film for total water splitting, Applied Catalysis B-Environmental 269, 118823, (2020).
  105. Y. Li, J. X. Qiao, Y. Zhao, Q. Lan, P. Y. Mao, J. H. Qiu, K. P. Tai*, C. Liu*, H. M. Cheng, A flexible thermoelectric device based on a Bi2Te3-carbon nanotube hybrid, Journal of Materials Science & Technology 58, 80-85, (2020).
  106. F. Zhang†, J. Sun†, Y. G. Zheng, P. X. Hou*, C. Liu*, M. Cheng, X. Li, H. M. Cheng, Z. Chen, The importance of H2 in the controlled growth of semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes, Journal of Materials Science & Technology 54, 105-111, (2020).
  107. Y. Y. Kang, R. Z. Chen, C. Zhen, L. Z. Wang, G. Liu*, H. M. Cheng*, An integrated thermoelectric-assisted photoelectrochemical system to boost water splitting, Science Bulletin 65 (14), 1163-1169, (2020).
  108. Q. W. Wei†, S. F. Pei†, X. T. Qian, H. P. Liu, Z. B. Liu, W. M. Zhang, T. Y. Zhou, Z. C. Zhang, X. F. Zhang, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, Superhigh electromagnetic interference shielding of ultrathin aligned pristine graphene nanosheets film, Advanced Materials 32 (14), 1907411, (2020).
  109. S. Xue, W. M. Zhang, Q. Zhang, J. H. Du, H. M. Cheng*, W. C. Ren*, Heterostructured Ni-Mo-N nanoparticles decorated on reduced graphene oxide as ef ficient and robust electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction, Carbon 165, 122-128, (2020).
  110. T. Y. Zhou†, C. Xu†, H. P. Liu, Q. W. Wei, H. Wang, J. G. Zhang, T. Zhao, Z. B. Liu, X. F. Zhang, Y. Zeng, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, Second time-scale synthesis of high-quality graphite films by quenching for effective electromagnetic interference shielding, ACS Nano 14 (3), 3121-3128, (2020).
  111. L. P. Ma, Z. B. Wu, L. C. Yin, D. D. Zhang, S. C. Dong, Q. Zhang, M. L. Chen, W. Ma, Z. B. Zhang, J. H. Du, D. M. Sun, K. H. Liu, X. F. Duan, D. G. Ma, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, Pushing the conductance and transparency limit of monolayer graphene electrodes for flexible organic light-emitting diodes, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 117 (42), 25991-25998, (2020).
  112. Y. L. Hong†, Z. B. Liu†, L. Wang†, T. Y. Zhou, W. Ma, C. Xu, S. Feng, L. Chen, M. L. Chen, D. M. Sun, X. Q. Chen, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, Chemical vapor deposition of layered two-dimensional MoSi2N4 materials, Science 369 (6504)      670-674, (2020).
  113. X. T. Qian, L. Chen, L. C. Yin, Z. B. Liu, S. F. Pei, F. Li, G. J. Hou, S. M. Chen, L. Song, K. H. Thebo, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, CdPS3 nanosheets-based membrane with high proton conductivity enabled by Cd vacancies, Science 370 (6516), 596-600, (2020).
  114. C. Xu, Z. Liu, Z. Y. Zhang, Z. B. Liu, J. Y. Li, M. H. Pan*, N. Kang*, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, Superhigh uniform magnetic Cr substitution in a 2D Mo2C superconductor for a macroscopic-scale kondo effect, Advanced Materials 32 (38), 2002825, (2020).
  115. H. Gedeon†, Z. Y. Zhang†, Z. B. Shao†, C. Xu, H. G. Sun, S. J. Li, Y. Cao, Z. W. Cheng, X. Zhang, Q. Bian, Z. B. Liu, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, M. H. Pan*, Defect and interlayer coupling tuned quasiparticle scattering in 2D disordered Mo2C superconducting microcrystals, Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics 53 (43), 434002, (2020).
  116. Y. J. Fan†, C. Xu†, X. Liu†, C. Ma, Y. W. Yin*, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, X. G. Li*, Distinct superconducting properties and hydrostatic pressure effects in 2D α- and β-Mo2C crystal sheets, NPG Asia Materials 12 (1), 666, (2020).
  117. E. Griffin, L. Mogg, G. P. Hao, G. Kalon, C. Bacaksiz, G. Lopez-Polin, T. Y. Zhou, V. Guarochico, J. H. Cai, C. Neumann, A. Winter, M. Mohn, J. H. Lee, J. H. Lin, U. Kaiser, I. V. Grigorieva, K. Suenaga, B. Özyilmaz, H. M. Cheng, W.C. Ren, A. Turchanin, F. M. Peeters, A. K. Geim*, M. Lozada-Hidalgo*, Proton and Li-ion permeation through graphene with eight-atom-ring defects, ACS Nano 14 (6), 7280-7286, (2020).
  118. M. Hao†, C. Xu†, Z. Liu, C. Wang, Z. B. Liu, S. Sun, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, N. Kang*, Transport through a network of two-dimensional NbC superconducting crystals connected via weak links, Physical Review B 101 (11), 115422, (2020).
  119. B. F. Ding†, W. J. Kuang†, Y. K. Pan, I. V. Grigorieva, A. K. Geim*, B. L. Liu*, H. M. Cheng*, Giant magneto-birefringence effect and tuneable colouration of 2D crystal suspensions, Nature Communications 11 (1), 3725, (2020).
  120. C. Zhang†, Y. T. Luo†, J. Y. Tan, Q. M. Yu, F. N. Yang, Z. Y. Zhang, L. S. Yang, H. M. Cheng, B. L. Liu*, High-throughput production of cheap mineral-based two-dimensional electrocatalysts for high-current-density hydrogen evolution, Nature Communications 11 (1), 3724, (2020).
  121. J. Z. Sheng†, T. S. Wang†, J. Y. Tan, W. Lv, L. Qiu, Q. F. Zhang, G. M. Zhou*, H. M. Cheng*, Intercalation-induced conversion reactions give high-capacity potassium storage, ACS Nano 14 (10), 14026-14035, (2020).
  122. C. Zhang†, J. Y. Tan†, Y. K. Pan, X. K. Cai, X. L. Zou, H. M. Cheng*, B. L. Liu*, Mass production of 2D materials by intermediate-assisted grinding exfoliation, National Science Review 7 (2), 324-332, (2020).
  123. S. Q. Zhang, X. L. Zou*, H. M. Cheng, Mechanical-electro-magnetic coupling in strained bilayer CrI3, Science China-Technological Sciences 63 (7), 1265-1271, (2020).
  124. J. J. Yao†, S. Y. Pang†, C. L. Hu, J. Li, S. F. Tang*, H. M. Cheng, Mechanical, oxidation and ablation properties of C/(C-SiC)CVI-(ZrC-SiC)PIP composites, Corrosion Science 162, 108200, (2020).
  125. L. Tang, R. Z. Xu, J. Y. Tan, Y. T. Luo, J. Y. Zou, Z. T. Zhang, R. J. Zhang, Y. Zhao, J. H. Lin, X. L. Zou, B. L. Liu*, H. M. Cheng*, Modulating electronic structure of monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides by substitutional Nb-doping, Advanced Functional Materials, 2006941, (2020).
  126. Z. Yang†, J. Li†, X. J. Xu, S. Y. Pang, C. L. Hu, P. L. Guo, S. F. Tang*, H. M. Cheng, Synthesis of monolithic carbon aerogels with high mechanical strength via ambient pressure drying without solvent exchange, Journal of Materials Science & Technology 50, 66-74, (2020).
  127. S. M. Feng, J. Y. Tan, S. L. Zhao, S. Q.Zhang, U. Khan, L. Tang, X. L. Zou, J. H. Lin, H. M. Cheng*, B. L. Liu*, Synthesis of ultrahigh-quality monolayer molybdenum disulfide through in situ defect healing with thiol molecules, Small 16 (35), 2003357, (2020).
  128. L. Tang, T. Li, Y. T. Luo, S. M. Feng, Z. Y. Cai, H. Zhang, B. L. Liu*, H. M. Cheng*, Vertical chemical vapor deposition growth of highly uniform 2D transition metal dichalcogenides, ACS Nano 14 (4), 4646-4653, (2020).
  129. J. H. Du†, D. D. Zhang†, X. Wang†, H. Jin, W. M. Zhang, B. Tong, Y. Liu, P. L. Burn*, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, Extremely efficient flexible organic solar cells with a graphene transparent anode: Dependence on number of layers and doping of graphene, Carbon 171, 350-358, (2021).