Yan Zhenhua

Yan Zhenhua 
Doctor degree Associate Researcher 
Yan Zhenhua, Doctor degree, Associate Researcher, Institute of Applied Chemistry and Engineering, graduated from Nankai University.
Special Talent:

Address:A602, Collaborative Building, 94 Weijin Road, TianJin, China, 300071




Research Interest:Energy Materials Chemistry, Electrocatalysis, Secondary Batteries

2007-2011 Liaocheng Unicversity Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Bachelor Degree

2011-2014 Liaocheng Unicversity Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Master Degree

2014-2015 Chinese academy of agricultural sciences Research assistant

2015-2018 Nankai University College of Chemistry PhD

2018-2021 College of Chemistry, Nankai University, Lecture

2021-present College of Chemistry, Nankai University, Associate Professor

Honors and Awards

2021-present, the Deputy Director of eScience Editorial Office

2022-present, Young Editorial Board member of Chinese Chemical Letters

Scientific Achievements & Selected Publications

Dr. Zhenhua Yan’s research interests involve the design and synthesis of nanomaterials for batteries and electrocatalysis. He has published one book and more than 50 SCI papers in journals such as Nature Communications, Angewandte Chemical International Edition, Advanced Materials, Chemical Reviews, and CCS Chemistry, including 6 highly cited papers. He has been cited more than 3300 times with a H-index of 24. He has applied for 13 Chinese invention patents and obtained 2 authorizations. 

Representative achievements

1. Textbook, “Introduction of New Energy Science and Engineering”, edited by J. Chen and Z.H. Yan, China Science Publishing & Media Ltd, 2021.12 (This book has been designated as a reference textbook by many universities).

2. X. He, Y.X. Ni, Y.X. Li, H.X. Sun, Y. Lu, H.X. Li, Z.H. Yan,* K. Zhang, J. Chen,* An MXene-based metal anode with stepped sodiophilic gradient structure enables a large current density for rechargeable Na-O2 batteries, Advanced Materials, 2022, 2106565.

3. Y.X. Ni#, L. Lin#, Y.X. Shang, L. Luo, L.B. Wang, Y. Lu, Y.X. Li, Z.H. Yan*, K. Zhang, F.Y. Cheng*, Jun Chen*. Regulating electrocatalytic oxygen reduction activity of metal coordination polymer via d-π conjugation, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2021, 60, 16937–16941.

4. S. Jin, Z.M. Hao, K. Zhang, Z.H. Yan*, J. Chen*, Advances and challenges for the electrochemical reduction of CO2 to CO: From fundamentals to industrialization,Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2021, 60 (38), 20627-20648.

5. Z.H. Yan, H.M. Sun, X. Chen, H.H. Liu, Y.R. Zhao, H.X. Li, W. Xie, F.Y. Cheng*, J. Chen. Anion insertion enhanced electrodeposition of robust metal hydroxide/oxide electrodes for oxygen evolution. Nature Communications, 2018, 9, 2373.

6. Q. Zhao#, Z.H. Yan#, C.C. Chen #, J. Chen*. Spinels: controlled preparation, oxygen reduction/evolution reaction application, and beyond, Chemical Reviews 2017, 117 (15), 10121-10211.

7. X. Chen, M. Yu, Z.H. Yan*, W.Y. Guo, G.L. Fan, Y.X. Ni, J.D. Liu, W. Zhang, W. Xie, F.Y. Cheng*, J. Chen. Boosting Electrocatalytic oxygen evolution by cation defect modulation via electrochemical etching, CS Chemistry, 2020, 2, 675-685.

8. K. Zhang, Z.H. Yan*, J. Chen*, Electrodeposition accelerates metal-based batteries. Joule, 2020, 4, 10-20.

9. Z.H. Yan, H.H. Liu, Z.M. Hao, M. Yu, X. Chen, J. Chen*. Electrodeposition of (hydro)oxides for an oxygen evolution electrode, Chemical Science, 2020, 11, 10614–10625.

10. H.H. Liu, Z.H. Yan*, X. Chen, J.H. Li, L. Zhang, F.M. Liu, G.L. Fan, F.Y. Cheng*, Electrodeposition of Pt-decorated Ni(OH)2/CeO2 hybrid as superior bifunctional electrocatalyst for water splitting. Research, 2020, 9068270.

11. C.C. Chen#, J.C. Sun#, L.C. Miao, Z.H. Yan*, J. Chen, Layered H0.68Ti1.83O4/reduced graphene oxide nanosheets as a novel cathode for rechargeable magnesium batteries. Chemical Communications, 2019, 55, 14578-14581.

12. X. Chen, H.X. Li, Z.H. Yan*, F.Y. Cheng, J. Chen, Structure design and mechanism analysis of silicon anode for lithium-ion batteries. Science China Materials, 2019, 62(11), 1515-1536.

Professional Cultivation
Students and researchers who are interested in new energy materials and chemistry are welcome to study and research in our group.