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Prof. Hui-Ming Cheng is a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences and a fellow of TWAS. He graduated from Hunan University, China in 1984 and received his Ph. D from Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMR CAS). He is a Professor andthe founding director of both the Low-Dimensional Material and Device Laboratory of the Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, Tsinghua University, and the Advanced Carbon Research Division of Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science,IMR CAS.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 580 paperswith close to 60,000 citations, an H-index of 106 and 84 ESI highly-cited papers(from 2008 to 2017), and is recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher in both materials science and chemistry fields by Clarivate Analytics (formerThomson Reuters). He has won both domestic and internationalawards including the State Natural Science Award of China in 2006 and 2017, 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 beanEditor of Carbon from 2000 to 2015 and Editor-in-Chief of New Carbon Materialsfrom 1998 to 2015, and now is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Energy Storage Materialssince 2015 and Associate Editor of Science China Materials.
Prof. Cheng’s main scientific interests are concerned with fabrication and applications of carbon nanotubes, graphene, energy storage materials, photocatalytic semiconducting materials, and high-performance bulk carbon materials.
Synthesis, characterization and applications of carbon nanotubes, graphene and other low-dimensional materials;
Design and synthesis of nanostructured materials for clean energy applications;
Exploration of photochemically active materials for water-splitting and CO2 conversion;
Fabrication and applications of high-performance bulk carbon materials such as isotropic pyrolytic carbon and C/C composites.
1992 Ph. D., Materials Science, IMR CAS, China
1987 M. S., Materials Science, IMR CAS, China
1984 B. S., Materials Science, Hunan University, Changsha, China
Director and Professor, Low-Dimensional Material and Device Laboratory, Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, Tsinghua University (9 months per year) June 2016-now
Director and Professor, Advanced Carbon Division, Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, IMR CAS (3 months per year) June 2016-now
Director and Professor, Advanced Carbon Division, Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, IMR CAS May 2001-May 2016
DeputyDirector (1st, 2nd and 3rd term), IMR CAS, China July 1998-July 2012
Professor, IMR CAS, China Nov. 1994-May 2001
Associate Professor, IMR CAS, China Sept. 1993-Oct. 1994
Research Associate, Faculty of Engineering, Nagasaki University, Japan April 1992-Aug. 1993
Working Experience at Foreign Institutions:
JSPS Fellow, Nagasaki University, Japan Feb. 2008-Feb. 2008
TCT Fellow, Nanyang University of Technology, Singapore Feb. 2002-Feb. 2002
Exchange Scientist, Australian Academy of Sciences, AU Apr. 2001-May 2001
Invited Visiting Scientist, Japan Association for Promotion of Industrial Technology, Japan Feb. 2000-Mar. 2000
Senior Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Physics, MIT, USA. Nov. 1997-May 1998
Invited Researcher, Kyushu National Industrial Research Institute, AIST, Japan. Sept. 1996-Nov. 1996
Guest Researcher, Kyushu National Industrial Research Institute, AIST, MITI, Japan. April 1990-Mar. 1992
Representative Publications (*denotes corresponding author):
1.H. M. Cheng*, F. Li, G. Su, H. Y. Pan, L. L. He, X. Sun, M. S. Dresselhaus, Large-scale and low-cost synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes by the catalytic pyrolysis of hydrocarbons, Appl Phys Lett72 (25), 3282-3284, (1998).
2.H. M. Cheng*, F. Li, X. Sun, S. D. M. Brown, M. A. Pimenta, A. Marucci, G. Dresselhaus, M. S. Dresselhaus, Bulk morphology and diameter distribution of single-walled carbon nanotubes synthesized by catalytic decomposition of hydrocarbons, Chem Phys Lett 289, 602-610, (1998).
3.H. G. Yang, C. H. Sun, S. Z. Qiao*, J. Zou, G. Liu, S. C. Smith, H. M. Cheng, G. Q. Lu*, Anatase TiO2 single crystals with a large percentage of reactive facets, Nature 453 (7195), 638-642, (2008).
4.G. Liu, Y. N. Zhao, C. H. Sun, F. Li, G. Q. Lu*, H. M. Cheng*, Synergistic effects of B/N doping on the visible-light photocatalytic activity of mesoporous TiO2, Angewandte Chemie-Intern Edit47 (24), 4516-4520, (2008).
5.B. L. Liu, W. C. Ren*, L. B. Gao, S. S. Li, S. F. Pei, C. Liu, C. B. Jiang, H. M. Cheng*, Metal-catalyst-free growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes,JACS131 (6), 2082-2083, (2009).
6.Z. S. Wu, S. F. Pei, W. C. Ren*, D. M. Tang, L. B. Gao, B. L. Liu, F. Li, C. Liu, H. M. Cheng*, Field emission of single-layer graphene films prepared by electrophoretic deposition, Adv Mater21 (17), 1756-1760, (2009).
7.Z. P. Chen†, W. C. Ren†, L. B. Gao, B. L. Liu, S. F. Pei, H. M. Cheng*, Three-dimensional flexible and conductive interconnected graphene networks grown by chemical vapour deposition, Nature Mater 10 (6), 424-428(2011).
8.L. B. Gao†, W. C. Ren†, H. L. Xu, L. Jin, Z. X. Wang, T. Ma, L. P. Ma, Z. Y. Zhang, Q. Fu, L. M. Peng, X. H. Bao, H. M. Cheng*, Repeated growth and bubbling transfer of graphene with millimetre-size single-crystal grains using platinum, Nature Commun 3, 699, (2012).
9.C. Xu†, L. B. Wang†, Z. B. Liu, L. Chen, J. K. Guo, N. Kang*, X. L. Ma, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, Large-area high-quality 2D ultrathin Mo2C superconducting crystals, Nature Mater 14 (11), 1135-1141, (2015).
10.Y. Gao, Z. B. Liu, D. M. Sun, L. Huang, L. P. Ma, L. C. Yin, T. Ma, Z. Y. Zhang, X. L. Ma, L. M. Peng, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, Large-area synthesis of high-quality and uniform monolayer WS2 on reusable Au foilsNature Commun 6, 8569, (2015).
11.F. Zhang†, P. X. Hou†, C. Liu*, B. W. Wang, H. Jiang, M. L. Chen, D. M. Sun,J.C. Li, H. T. Cong, E. I. Kauppinen, H. M. Cheng*, Growth of semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes with a narrow band-gap distribution, Nature Commun 7, 11160, (2016).
12.Y. Liu, Y. T. Shen, L. T. Sun*, J. C. Li, C. Liu, W. C. Ren, F. Li, L. B. Gao, J. Chen, F. C. Liu, Y. Y. Sun, N. J. Tang*, H. M. Cheng*, Y. W. Du, Elemental superdoping of graphene and carbon nanotubes, Nature Commun 7, 10921, (2016).
13.T. Ma, Z. B. Liu, J. X. Wen, Y. Gao, X. B. Ren, H. J. Chen, C. H. Jin, X. L. Ma, N. S. Xu, H. M. Cheng*, W. C. Ren*, Tailoring the thermal and electrical transport properties of graphene films by grain size engineering, Nature Commun 8, 14486, (2017).
14.Z. K. Zhang, J. H. Du, D. D. Zhang, H. D. Sun, L. C. Yin, L. P. Ma, J. S. Chen, D. G. Ma, H. M. Cheng, W. C. Ren*, Rosin-enabled ultraclean and damage-free transfer of graphene for large-area flexible organic light-emitting diodes, Nature Commun 8, 14560, (2017).
15.Z. H. Sun, J. Q. Zhang, L. C. Yin, G. J. Hu, R. P. Fang, H. M. Cheng, F. Li*, Conductive porous vanadium nitride/graphene composite as chemical anchor of polysulfides for lithium-sulfur batteries, Nature Commun 8, 14627, (2017).
16.J. Zhao†, G. M. Zhou†, K. Yan, J. Xie, Y. Z. Li, L. Liao, Y. Jin, K. Liu, P. C. Hsu, J. Y. Wang, H. M. Cheng, Y. Cui*, Air-stable and freestanding lithium alloy/graphene foil as an alternative to lithium metal anodes, Nature Nano 12 (10), 993-999, (2017).
17.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 Commun 9, 145 (2018)
18.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 Commun 9, 1486, (2018).
19.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).
20.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 Chem 10 (6), 667-672, (2018).
2017: The 2nd class National Natural Science Award (Basic Research on Synthesis and Application of High-Quality Graphene Materials), China
2017: The 1st class Natural Science Award of Liaoning Province (Design and Fabrication of Photocatalytic Materials for Solar Energy ), China
2017：The ACS Nano Lecture Award, American Chemical Society
2015: The 1st class Natural Science Award of Liaoning Province (Synthesis and Application Explorations of Graphene Materials), China
2015: The Utz-Hellmuth Felcht Award, SGL Group, Germany
2012: Distinguished Award for Novel Materials and Their Synthesis (NMS), IUPAC and Organization Committee of NMS
2012: Award for Scientific and Technological Progress (2nd class) of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China
2010: Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress of Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation, China
2010: The Charles E. Pettinos Award, American Carbon Society, USA
2007: The Khwarizmi International Award, Iran
2006: The 2nd class National Natural Science Award (Synthesis and Study of Single-Walled and Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes), China
2003: The 1st class Natural Science Award of Liaoning Province (Synthesis, Structures and Properties of Carbon Nanotubes), China
2001: China Youth Science & Technology Award, Ministry of Human Resources and China Association of Science and Technology, China
1999: Excellent Young Scientist Award, First Class, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
1999: The Ryukiti Hasiguchi Foundation Award.
Students or postdoctoral researchers who are highly motivated in carbon materials research, and with a solid background in materials sciences or physics or chemistry.