Cheng Fangyi

Cheng Fangyi 
Doctor degree Research
Cheng Fangyi, Doctor degree, Research,Institute of Applied Chemistry and Engineering, graduated from Nankai University.
Special Talent:National Science Fund for Distinguished Scholar, Youth Changjiang Scholar

Address:A701 Lianhe Building, Nankai University, #94 Weijin Road, Tianjin 300071



Research Interest:

Energy Materials Chemistry, Advanced Batteries, Electrocatalysis


2003 Nankai University, B.S.

2009 Nankai University, Ph.D.

2009-2011 Nankai University, Lecturer

2011-2016 Nankai University, Associate Professor

2015-2016 University of California, Los Angeles, Visiting Scholar

2016-now Nankai University, Professor

Honors and Awards

2011 National Natural Science Award (2nd Class, Co-winner)

2013 National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholar

2015 Ministry of Education, Youth Changjiang Scholar

2016 Tianjin Natural Science Award (1st Class, co-winner)

2017 Chinese Chemical Society Young Chemist Award

2018-2019 Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher

2014-2019 Elsevier Most Cited Chinese Researcher

2019 Chinese Youth Electrochemistry Award

2019 The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars

Scientific Achievements & Selected Publications

Prof. Cheng's research interests encompass the design, preparation, mechanistic understanding and applications of energy materials, with focus on nonstoichiometric electrode materials for electrocatalysis and batteries. He has co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed journal papers with >20000 citations (H index 71). He is among highly cited Chinese researchers by Elsevier and 2018 highly cited researcher by Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science).

Selected Publications

1. Wence Xu, Guilan Fan, Jialiang Chen, Jinhan Li, Le Zhang, Shengli Zhu, Xuncheng Su, Fangyi Cheng*, Jun Chen.

Nanoporous palladium hydride for electrocatalytic N2 reduction under ambient conditions

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 3511.

2. Zhenhua Yan, Hongming Sun, **********, Huanhuan Liu, Yaran Zhao, Haixia Li, Wei Xie, Fangyi Cheng*, Jun Chen.

Anion insertion enhanced electrodeposition of robust metal hydroxide/oxide electrodes for oxygen evolution

Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 2373.

3. Hongming Sun, Zhenhua Yan, Fangming Liu, Wence Xu, Fangyi Cheng*, Jun Chen.

Self-supported transition metal-based electrocatalysts for hydrogen and oxygen evolution.

Adv. Mater. 2020, 32, 1806326.

4. Xingchao Wang, Zhenfeng Shang, Aikai Yang, Qiu Zhang, Fangyi Cheng*, Dianzeng Jia, Jun Chen.

Combining quinone cathode and ionic liquid electrolyte for organic sodium-ion batteries.

Chem 2019, 5, 364-375.

5. Ning Zhang, Fangyi Cheng*, Yongchang Liu, Qing Zhao, Kaixiang Lei, Chengcheng Chen, Xiaosong Liu, Jun Chen.

Cation-deficient spinel ZnMn2O4 cathode in Zn(CF3SO3)2 electrolyte for rechargeable aqueous Zn-ion battery.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 12894-12901.

6. Ning Zhang, Fangyi Cheng*, Junxiang Liu, Liubin Wang, Xinghui Long, Xiaosong Liu, Fujun Li, Jun Chen*.

Rechargeable aqueous zinc-manganese dioxide batteries with high energy and power densities.

Nat. Commun. 2017, 8, 405.

7. Chun Li, Xiaopeng Han, Fangyi Cheng*, Yuxiang Hu, Chengcheng Chen, Jun Chen*.

Phase and composition controllable synthesis of cobalt manganese spinel nanoparticles towards efficient oxygen electrocatalysis.

Nat. Commun. 2015, 6, 7345.

8. Hang Li, Pengfei Zhou, Fangming Liu, Haixia Li, Fangyi Cheng*, Jun Chen.

Stabilizing nickel-rich layered oxide cathode by magnesium doping for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.

Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 1374-1379.

9. Yuxiang Hu, Tianran Zhang, Fangyi Cheng*, Qing Zhao, Xiaopeng Han, Jun Chen*.

Recycling application of Li-MnO2 batteries as rechargeable lithium-air batteries.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 4338-4343.

10. Fangyi Cheng*, Tianran Zhang, Yi Zhang, Jing Du, Xiaopeng Han, Jun Chen*.

Enhancing electrocatalytic oxygen reduction on MnO2 with vacancies.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 2474-2477.

11. Fangyi Cheng*, Jun Chen*.

Lithium-air batteries: something from nothing.

Nat. Chem. 2012, 4, 962-963.

12. Fangyi Cheng, Jian Shen, Bo Peng, Yuede Pan, Zhanliang Tao, Jun Chen*.

Rapid room-temperature synthesis of nanocrystalline spinels as oxygen reduction and evolution electrocatalysts.

Nat. Chem. 2011, 3, 79-84.

Professional Cultivation

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