VPD Group

Yufeng Zhao

yufengVisiting Scholar
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Northwestern University
Room: 1137 Cook Hall
2220 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

Tel: 847-491-7794

Email: yufeng.zhao@northwestern.edu

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering 2003- 2006
Tianjin University, P.R. China Master in Material Science and Engineering 2000- 2003
Tianjin University,P.R. China Bachelor in Material Science and Engineering 1996- 2000
Professional Experiences
Northwestern University, USA Visiting Scholar 2014- 2015
Yanshan University, P.R. China    Associate Professor 2010- Present
Philipps-University Marburg,Germany Research Fellow 2008- 2009
Deakin University, Australia  Research fellow 2006- 2008


Current Research Focus 

  1. Design and synthesis of porous materials (i.e. microporous, mesoporous, hierarchical structured materials), and nanomaterials, e.g. carbon/graphene, metal oxides and nanocomposite, etc.
  2. Application of the synthesized materials in energy field including supercapacitors,  SOFC, photocatalysis etc.

Publications (* corresponding author) 

  1. Zhao Y.F.*, Ran W., He J., Huang Y.Z., Liu Z.F., Liu W., Tang Y.F., Gao D.W., Gao F.M., High Performance Asymmetric Supercapacitors Based on Multilayer MnO2 /Graphene Oxide Nanoflakes and Hierarchical Porous Carbon with Enhanced Cycling Stability, Small, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/smll.201401922 (IF:7.514)
  2. Han J., Liu Z., Guo K.,Zhao Y.F.*, He J. Wang B., Cui T., Li Y., Fabrication of double-walled ZnO/ZnS/AgInS2 heterojunction nanotube arrays for water splitting and solar cells, ACS: Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014, Accepted (IF: 5.900)
  3. Guo K.,  Liu Z..,  Zhou C.,  Han J. ,  Zhao Y.F.*,  Liu Z.,  Li Y. ,  Cui T. ,  Wang B., Zhang J., Fabrication of TiOnanobranched arrays/Cu2S composite structure and its photoelectric performance, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2014, 154-155, 27-35 (IF:5.825)
  4. Zhao Y.F.*, He Y.J., He J., Ren Y.Q., Liu Z.F., Guo W.F., Gao F.M., Hierarchical Porous TiO2 Templated from Natural Artemia Cyst Shells for Photocatalysis Applications, RSC advances, 2014, 4 (39), 20393- 20397 (IF:3.708)
  5. He J., Zhao Y.F.*, Xiong D.B.; Xu J., Zhang L. Tang Y.F., Gao F.M., Biotemplate Assisted Synthesis of 3D Hierarchical Porous NiO for Supercapatior Application with Excellent Rate Performance, Materials Letters, 2014, 128, 117-120, (IF:2.224)
  6. Zhao Y.F.*, He Y.J., Fan L.D., Xiong D.B., Gao F.M., Zhu B., Synthesis of Hierarchical Porous LNCZ-oxide and its Electrochemical Performance of Low-temperature Solid Fuel Cells, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2014, 38, 12317-12322 ( IF:2.930)
  7. Zhao Y.F.*, He Y.J., Xiong D.B.; Ran W., Liu Z.F., Gao F.M., Dual Template Synthesis and Photoelectrochemical  Performance of 3-D Hierarchical Porous Zinc Oxide, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2014, 39, 13486-13490 ( IF: 2.930)
  8. Zhao Y.F.*, Ran W, Xiong D.B., Zhang L., Xu J., Gao F.M., Synthesis of Sn Doped Mn3O4/C Nanocomposites for Supercapacitor Electrodes with Remarkable Capacity Retention, Materials Letters, 2014, 118, 80-83 (IF:2.224)