Research interests

Battery Materials

Energy Storage and Conversion

Research interests are focused on composition and architecture design towards energy storage and conversion, including supercapacitors, lithium-ion batteries, lithium-metal batteries, flow batteries, intermediate-temperature fuel cells, and effective methane conversion.

Biomolecule Delivery

Nanomedicine

Design and synthesis of nanocapsules of proteins, si-RNA, and DNA, with high delivery efficiency, stability and activity. Extensive researches have been focusing on bio-distribution, therapeutic effects, immunoresponses and inter-cellular transport for imaging, cosmetic, therapeutic, bio-defense, and other applications. We are also interested in integrating bioactive molecules with synthetic materials leading to a new class of bioactive robust composites.

Group members

Dr. Yunfeng Lu

Dr. Yunfeng Lu

Professor, Principal Investigator

Professor at UCLA Chemical Engineering since 2006.

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of New Mexico, Advisor: C. Jeffrey Brinker

Jing Liu

Jing Liu

Postdoctoral, 2015

B.S. in Chemistry, Northeast Normal University; Ph.D in Physical Chemistry, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research interests: Electrocatalysis; Fuel cell; Metal-air battery

Haobin Wu

Haobin Wu

Postdoctoral, 2015

B.S. in Chemistry, Fudan University; Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University.

Research interests: Functional materials for electrochemical energy storage and conversion

Zenan Yu

Zenan Yu

Postdoctoral, 2016

Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Central Florida

Research interests: Materials for energy storage

Gen Chen

Gen Chen

Postdoctoral, 2016

Ph.D in Chemical and Materials Engineering, NMSU; M.S. in Materials Science, Central South University, China; B.E. in Inorganic Non-Metallic Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University, China

Research interests: Advanced anode materials for lithium ion batteries

Fang Liu

Fang Liu

Ph.D. Candidate, 2012

B.E. in Polymer Materials and Engineering, Jilin University

Research interests: Materials for energy storage

Duo Xu

Duo Xu

Ph.D. Candidate, 2014

B.S. in Chemistry & Biotechnology, Jilin University; M.A. in Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis

Research interests: Biomolecule Delivery and Protein Therapeutics

Zaiyuan Le

Zaiyuan Le

Ph.D. Candidate, 2012

BASc in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto

Research interests: Sodium Ion Based Energy Storage, Rechargeable batteries and hybrid capacitors

Di Wu

Di Wu

Ph.D. Candidate, 2012

B.S. in Life Science, University of Science and Technology of China

Research interests: Enzyme therapy and protein delivery

Li Shen

Li Shen

Ph.D. Candidate, 2013

B.E. in Metallurgical Engineering, Central South University

Research interests: Novel electrode materials for energy storage and conversion

Gurong Shen

Gurong Shen

Ph.D. Candidate, 2013

B.S. in Applied Chemistry, Tianjin University, China

Research interests: Materials for energy storage; Fuel cell technology

Ming Zhao

Ming Zhao

Ph.D. Candidate, 2013

M.S. in Biochemistry, Zhejiang University.

Research interests: Protein delivery; Nanoparticle-based artificial blood

Xianyang Li

Xianyang Li

Graduate Student, 2014

B.S. in chemical engineering´╝îEast China University of Science and Technology & environmental engineering´╝îGermany Luebeck University of Applied Science

Research interests: Energy storage material

Zhuang Liu

Zhuang Liu

Graduate Student, 2014

B.S. in Chemistry, Peking University

Research interests: Energy conversion materials

Kang Peng

Kang Peng

Graduate Student, 2015

B.S. in Chemistry, Peking University

Research interests: Oral drug delivery

Ran Tao

Ran Tao

Graduate Student, 2015

B.S. in Chemistry, Beihang University

Research interests: Electrode materials for energy storage

Pengcheng Xu

Pengcheng Xu

Graduate Student, 2016

B.E. in Aerospace Engineering, Beihang University

Research interests: Material Design and Synthesis for Energy Storage

Jie Ren

Jie Ren

Graduate student, 2016

B.S. in Material Chemistry, & Ph.D. in polymer chemistry, Nankai University

Research interests: Biomolecular delivery and enzyme-polymer hybrid

Dejia Kong

Dejia Kong

Graduate student, 2016

B.S. in Applied Chemistry, Dalian University of Technology; M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Columbia University in the city of New York

Research interests: Solid oxide fuel cell and Catalyst materials

Weiguo Chen

Weiguo Chen

Graduate student, 2016

B.S. in Chemistry Peking University

Research interests: Lithium batteries

Fan Li

Fan Li

Graduate student, 2016

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, UCLA

Research interests: Materials for energy storage

Wenyue Shi

Wenyue Shi

Graduate student, 2016

B.S. in Chemistry, Peking University

Research interests: Protein delivery

Chen Zhang

Chen Zhang

Graduate student, 2016

B.S. in Chemistry, Peking University

Research interests: Synthesis of Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion

Shengxiang Ma

Shengxiang Ma

Graduate student, 2016

B.S. in Material Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China

Research interests: Advanced nanoscale materials for energy storage and conversion

Xiaoyan Liu

Xiaoyan Liu

Ph.D. Candidate from TJU

M.S.in Applied Chemistry, Tianjin University

Research interests: Nano-materials for lithium battries

Alumni

Graduate Students

  • Hu, Qingyuan PhD 06, BASF
  • Wu, Zhiwang PhD 06
  • Peng, Huisheng PhD 06, Professor at Fudan University, China
  • Luo, Hongmei PhD 06, Los Alamos National Lab.
  • Kou, Rong PhD 06
  • Wang, Donghai PhD 06, Professor, Pennsylvania State University
  • Zheng, Tonghua PhD 06
  • Daniel U M Engr 06
  • Byron F. McCaughey PhD 05, Bechman Fellow, UIUC
  • Eric Hampsey PhD 04, Intel
  • Li, Xuan PhD 04
  • Xiao, Qiangfeng PhD 10, General Motors
  • Weng, Ding PhD 12, Postdoc at Harvard University
  • Kimberly Cross PhD 12
  • Hiesang Sohn PhD 12, Postdoc at Pennsylvania State University
  • Pao, Chih-Ning PhD 12, Evidia Biosciences
  • Chen, Zheng PhD 12, Faculty at UC San Diego
  • Lynn Rice M Engr 12
  • Du, Juanjuan PhD 13, Faculty at Tsing-hua University
  • Wang, Xiaolei PhD 13, Postdoc at Waterloo University
  • Liu, Tao MA 14, Somewhere at Houston
  • Zhou, Huihui PhD 15, Huawei
  • Liu, Tao MA 14, Somewhere at Houston
  • Zhao, Lin M Engr 14
  • Yang, Qiong M Engr 15
  • Bai, Xiaoqiong (Sofia) M Engr 16
  • Li, Xinru M Engr 16
  • Li, Ziyi M Engr 16
  • Li, Wendi M Engr 16
  • Li, Jie PhD 16, Postdoc at City of Hope
  • Liu, Yang PhD 16, Faculty at Nankai University
  • Fuhr, Addis Ph.D. Candidate at UCLA Chemical Engineering
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Postdoc Fellows

  • Lu, Guang Northwestern University
  • Pang, Jiebin University of New Mexico
  • Ji, Xiang-Ling State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, China
  • Wang, Junwe North Carolina State University
  • Huang, Kun The State University of New York, Buffalo
  • Yang, Zhenglong LuDong University, China
  • Pan, Daochen State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, China
  • Yan, Ming Calimmune, Inc
  • Weng, Zhe Post-doc at Yale Univ.

Visiting Scholars

  • Jakobsen, Hans Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Wan, Ying Shanghai Normal University, China
  • Ma, Jing National Science Foundation of China
  • Yuan, Xubo Professor, Tianjin University, China
  • He, Fang Associate professor, Tianjin University, China
  • Yang, Mu Professor, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
  • Zhu, Weiping Professor
  • Qin, Yaochun Associate professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • Zhou, Longping The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China
  • Zhang, Fang Associate professor, Shanghai Normal University, China
  • Zhang, Jianjun Associate professor, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
  • Pu, Yuan Associate professor, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
  • Wang, Jiexin Associate professor, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
  • Lai, Chunyan Shanghai University of Electric Power
  • Lu, Xianbo Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics , Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Wang, Xiaofeng Associate Professor @ University of South China
  • Chen, Chen Associate Professor @ Sichuan University
  • Yuan, Yin ICCAS
  • Ma, Yunfei Associate Professor @ East China University of Science and Technology
  • Wu, Zhengying Associate Professor @ Suzhou University of Science and Technology
  • Ren, Yurong Associate Professor @ Changzhou University
  • Xie, Jing Associate professor, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
  • Li, Yuhao China National Textile And Apparel Council
  • Zhang, Yuewei Tianjin Science and Technology Committee
  • Wen, Jing Postdoc, UCLA
  • Dai, Kun Assistant professor, Zhengzhou University
  • Zhu, Qi 
  • Zhu, Mingfu 
  • Peng, Yiting Shanghai University of Electric Power
  • Yan, Chunzhu 
  • Jin, Xin Postdoc, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Jin, Jing 
  • Wei, Wei Unilever
  • Li, Ge 
  • Ren, Lulu 
  • Lei, Chao 
  • Jia, Xilai 
  • Cheng, Yanhua 
  • Cui, Xia 
  • Liu, Chaoyong Tianjin University
  • Zhang, Linlin Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai
  • Qian, Xiaomin -
  • Sun, Fei Harbin Institute of Technology
  • Wu, Xu Central China Normal University
  • Geng, Zhen Tongji University
  • Gao, Shan Zhejiang University
  • Yang, Yilong Peking University
  • Li, Linlin Nanyang Technological University
  • Nie, Ping Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Zhang, Xiaopei Shanghai Jiao Tong Univerisity
  • Chen, Dong Shanghai Jiao Tong Univerisity

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