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School of Materials Science and Engineering



Associate Professor

Work Experience

2017.6-present   Northwestern Polytechnical University                Associate Professor

2016.4-2017.4      Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)   Research Fellow

2015.8-2016.4      Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)   Research Assistant

2011.7-2015.7      TUM CREATE Sinagpore                                    Research Assistant

Education Experience

Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)        Aug 2007 - Jun 2011
Bachelor of Engineering in Material Science and Engineering

Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)        Aug 2011 - Apr 2016
Doctor of Philosophy in Material Science and Engineering 

Admission Information

We welcome master candidates and postdoctoral fellow from all nationalities. Please email me at : yh@nwpu.edu.cn

The ideal candidate should possess –

  1. Bachelor’s (2nd upper and above) or Master’s degree in Materials Science/ Chemistry / Physics/ Materials Engineering /Chemical Engineering or equivalent.

  1. Electrochemical knowledge and in depth understanding of advanced battery and other energy storage systems or electrocatalysis

  1. Experience in handling electrochemical testing equipments and device fabrication . 

  1. Experience in fabricating and characterizing nanostructured materials.

  1. An independent, resourceful and self-motivated personality.

  1. Good command of oral and written English. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Scientific Research

Journal papers (first and corresponding author)

12. Hong Yu, Khang Ngoc Dinh, Yuanmiao Sun, Haosen Fan, Yonghui Wang, Yao Jing, Shuzhou Li, Madhavi Srinivasan, Qingyu Yan, “Performance-improved Li-O2 Battery by Tailoring Phases of MoxC Porous Nanorods as An Efficient Cathode, Nanoscale, 2018, DOI:10.1039/C8NR04319.

11. Hong Yu , Haosen Fan, Jiong Wang, Yizhong Lu, Xin Wang, Jong-min Lee, Qingyu Yan,“3D ordered porous MoxC (x=1 or 2) for advanced hydrogen evolution and Li storage”, Nanoscale, 2017,9, 7260-7267.

10. Hong Yu , Jun Yang, HongboGeng, Chengchao Li, “Facile preparation of carbon wrapped copper telluride nanowires as high performance anodes for sodium and lithium ion batteries”, Nanotechnology, 2017, 28 (14), 145403.

9. Hong Yu , Jun Yang, Haosen Fan, “Controllable Synthesis of Various V2O5 Micro-/Nanostructures as High performance Cathode for Lithium ion batteries”, CrystEngComm,2017, 19, 716-721

8. Dalei Sun#,  Hong Yu #, Hao Su, Feng Jin, Jincheng Liu, Cheng Chao Li, “General Synthetic Protocol for the Synthesis of Ru-X (X=Rh, Pd, Ag) Heterogeneous Ultrathin Nanowires with a Tunable Composition” ChemCatChem, 2017, 9, 347-353. (Co-first author)

7.  Hong Yu , Haosen Fan, Xinglong Wu, Huanwen Wang, ZhongzhenLuo, Huiteng Tan, BoluoYadian, Yizhong Huang and Qingyu Yan, “Diffusion induced concave Co3O4@CoFe2O4 hollow heterostructures for high performance lithium ion battery anodeEnergy Storage Materials, 2016, 4, 145-153.

6. Hong Yu , Dalei Sun, Jincheng Liu, Yanxiong Fang, Chengchao Li, “Monodispersemesoporous Ta2O5 colloidal spheres as a highly effective photocatalyst for hydrogen production” InternationalJournal of Hydrogen Energy, 2016, 41, 17225-17232.

5. Cheng Chao Li#,  Hong Yu #, Qingyu Yan, Huey HoonHng, “Green synthesis of highly reduced graphene oxide by compressed hydrogen gas towards energy storage devices”Journal of Power Sources, 2015, 274, 310-317. (Co-first author)  

4. Hong Yu , Haosen Fan, BoluoYadian, Huiteng Tan, Weiling Liu, Huey HoonHng, Qingyu Yan, “General Approach for MOF-Derived Porous Spinel AFe2O4 Hollow Structures and Their Superior Lithium Storage PropertiesACS Applied Material Interfaces, 2015, 7 (48), 26751-26757.  

3. Xin Huang#,  Hong Yu #, Huiteng Tan, Jixin Zhu, Wenyu Zhang, Chengyuan Wang, Jun Zhang, Yuxi Wang,Yunbo Lv, Zhi Zeng, Dayong Liu, Jun Ding,Qichun Zhang, Madhavi Srinivasan, Pulickel M. Ajayan, Huey Hoon Hng, Qingyu Yan, Carbon Nanotube-Encapsulated Noble Metal Nanoparticle Hybrid as a Cathode Material for Li-Oxygen Batteries”, Advanced Functional Materials, 2014, 24 (41), 6516-6523. (Co-first author)

2. Hong Yu, Cao Guan, XianhongRui, Bo Ouyang, BoluoYadian, Yizhong Huang, Hua Zhang, Harry E. Hoster, Hong Jin Fan, Qingyu Yan,Hierarchically porous three-dimensional electrodes of CoMoO4 and ZnCo2O4 and their high anode performance for lithium ion batteries”Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 10556-10561.

1. Hong Yu , XianhongRui, Huiteng Tan, Jing Chen, Xin Huang, Chen Xu, Weiling Liu, Denis Y. W. Yu, Harry E. Hoster, Qingyu Yan, “Cu Doped V2O5 Flowers as Cathode Material for High-Performance Lithium Ion Batteries”, Nanoscale, 2013, 5 (11), 4937 -4943.