Zhang Kai

Zhang Kai 
Doctor degree Researcher 
ZHANG Kai, Doctor degree, Researcher, Institute of Applied Chemistry and Engineering, graduated from Nankai University.

Special Talent:the National Young Talent Program, 

the Young Elite Scientists Sponsorship Program

Address:No. A305, Nankai University-Tianjin University Union Building




Research Interest:

Energy Material Chemistry, High-Energy Rechargeable Batteries, Inorganic Solid-State Chemistry


2006.09-2010.06 B.S. in Material Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Nankai University

2010.09-2015.06 Ph.D. in Material Physics and Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Nankai University

2015.08-2019.08 Post-doctor, Department of Energy and Materials Engineering, Dongguk University (South Korea)

2019.09- present Researcher, College of Chemistry, Nankai University

Honors and Awards

The first prize of Natural Science Award of Ministry of Education of China (ranked R2, 2020)

Scientific Achievements & Selected Publications

Prof. Kai Zhang is committed to the design of high-performance electrode materials and electrolyte for lithium/sodium ion batteries, which provides a theoretical and technical support for the development of advanced electrochemical energy storage devices. Prof. Zhang has published over 80 papers, such as Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater., Nat. Commun., Joule, Matter, Chem. Soc. Rev., with more than 7500 citations. His H-index is 35 (Google Scholar, July 2021). He was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (22005155 and 52072186) and the National Key R&D Program funded by Ministry of Science and Technology of China (2019YFA0705601).

Representative publications:

1. Yixin Li, Luojia Liu, Yong Lu, Ruijuan Shi, Yilin Ma, Zhenhua Yan, Kai Zhang*, Jun Chen*, Advanced Functional Materials, 2021, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201602608.

2. Limin Zhou, Luojia Liu, Zhimeng Hao, Zhenhua Yan, Xue-Feng Yu, Paul K. Chu, Kai Zhang*, and Jun Chen, Matter, 2021, 4, 1252.

3. Kai Zhang, Zhenhua Yan*, Jun Chen*, Joule, 2020, 4, 10.

4. Kai Zhang#, Duho Kim#, Zhe Hu, Mihui Park, Gahee Noh, Yujeong Yang, Jing Zhang, Vincent Wing-hei Lau, Shu-Lei Chou, Maenghyo Cho, Si-Young Choi, Yong-Mook Kang*, Nature Communications, 2019, 10, 5203.

5. Duho Kim#, Kai Zhang#, Maenghyo Cho*, Yong-Mook Kang*, Energy & Environmental Science, 2019, 12, 1326.

6. Kai Zhang, Mihui Park, Limin Zhou, Gi-Hyeok Lee, Jeongyim Shin, Zhe Hu, Shu-Lei Chou, Jun Chen*, Yong-Mook Kang*, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2016, 55, 12822.

7. Kai Zhang, Gi-Hyeok Lee, Mihui Park, Weijie Li, Yong-Mook Kang*, Advanced Energy Materials, 2016, 6, 1600811.

8. Kai Zhang, Mihui Park, Limin Zhou, Gi-Hyeok Lee, Weijie Li, Yong-Mook Kang*, Jun Chen*, Advanced Functional Materials, 2016, 26, 6728.

9. Kai Zhang, Xiaopeng Han, Zhe Hu, Xiaolong Zhang, Zhanliang Tao, Jun Chen*, Chemical Society Reviews, 2015, 44, 699.

10. Kai Zhang, Zhe Hu, Xue Liu, Zhanliang Tao*, Jun Chen*, Advanced Materials, 2015, 27, 3305.

Professional Cultivation

2 students in our team have obtain Bachelor degree

6 Ph.D. candidates and 4 M.S. candidates