Low-dimensional Materials / Biomaterials Research Team


Low-dimensional Functional Materials/Biomaterials research team focuses on research of low dimensional and porous materials with various functions, such as energy storage and conversion, light-weight structure and bio-medical applications.

Team leader

Professor Zhao Bin


Associate Prof.Yan Ya

Associate Prof. Zhan Ke

Associate Prof. Zhu Min

Research Fields

Synthesis and characterization of low-dimensional materials

Electrochemical energy storage/conversion

Carbon reinforced meta-matrix composites

Mesoporous bioceramics and 3D printing for tissue engineering scaffolds

Important research and development projects

Synthesis of nanostructured iron phosphide composites and their bifunctional electrocatalytic application for overall water splitting, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2018-2020.

Microstructureevolution and surface mechanical property of graphene/aluminum matrix composite after thermal stress high energy shotpeening, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2017-2019.

MBG-based3D scaffolds for promoting angiogenesis in bone tissue engineering, Shanghai Nature Science Foundation, 2019-2022.

Key technology on preparation of crumpled graphene microsphere/NiCo2O4composite electrode and asymmetrical supercapacitor, Major Project of Shanghai Science and Technology Commission, 2018-2021.

Preparation of three-dimensional vertically-aligned carbon nanotube/metal oxide composite assisted by supercrical fluid and electrochemical performance, Shanghai Nature Science Foundation, 2016-2018.

Program for Associate Professor of Special Appointment,2016-2019.

Important papers and publications

  • Plasma-assisted synthesis of hierarchical NiCoxPynanosheets as robust and stable electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction in both acidic and alkaline media, Electrochim. Acta, 2020, 331: 135431.

  • Fe-Doped Ni–Co Phosphide Nanoplates with Planar Defects as an Efficient Bifunctional Electrocatalyst for Overall Water Splitting, ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 2020, 8: 7436.

  • Bifunctional Nickel Ferrite Decorated Carbon Nanotubes Arrays as the Free-standing Air Electrode for Rechargeable Zn-air BatteriesJ. Mater. Chem. A, 2020, 8: 5070-5077.

  • Supercritical CO2-Assisted synthesis of NiFe2O4/vertically-aligned carbon nanotube arrays hybrid as a bifunctional electrocatalyst for efficient overall water splitting, Carbon, 2019, 145: 201-208.

  • Facile fabrication of GO/Al composites with improved dispersion of graphene and enhanced mechanical properties by Cu doping and powder metallurgy, J. Alloy & Comp., 2019, 815: 152465.

  • Graphene oxide/Al composites with enhanced mechanical properties fabricated by simple electrostatic interaction and powder metallurgy, J. Alloy & Comp.,2019, 775: 233-240.

  • Defective crystalline molybdenum phosphides as bifunctional catalysts for hydrogen evolution and hydrazine oxidation reactions during water splitting, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2019, 6: 2686-2695.

  • Bio-inspired design of hierarchical FeP nanostructure arrays for the hydrogen evolution reaction, Nano Res., 2018, 11: 3537-3547.

  • Quasi-Emulsion confined synthesis of edge-rich ultrathin MoS2nanosheets/graphene hybrid for enhanced hydrogen evolution, Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24: 556-560.

  • Millimeter-Long Vertically-Aligned Carbon Nanotube Supported Co3O4Composite Electrode For High-Performance Asymmetric Supercapacitor, ChemElectroChem, 2018, 5:1394-1400.

  • Investigation on surface layer characteristics of shot peened graphene reinforced Al composite by X-ray diffraction method, Appl. Surf. Sci., 2018, 435: 1257-1264.

  • Fe2O3-decorated millimeter-long vertically aligned carbon nanotube arrays as advanced anode materials for asymmetric supercapacitors with high energy and power densities, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016,4:19026-19036.

  • A review on noble-metal-free bifunctional heterogeneous catalysts for overall electrochemical water splitting, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016,4:17587-17603.

  • High‐Performance Supercapacitor Applications of NiO‐Nanoparticle‐Decorated Millimeter‐Long Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Arrays via an Effective Supercritical CO2‐Assis ted Method, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2015, 25: 7381-7391.

Important patents and proprietary rights

Fabrication of an oriented carbon nanotube nano-membrane, China Patent, ZL201310178710.9.

A synthesis method for vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes/metal oxide composite materials, China Patent, ZL201510053195.0.

A method for preparing high-performance graphene-reinforced aluminum matrix composites, China Patent, ZL201610924959.3.

Honors and awards

The First Prize of Shanghai Natural Science (Zhao Bin), 2018

Young Eastern Scholar at Shanghai Institutions of Higher Learning (Yan Ya), 2016

Shanghai Rising Star (Zhao Bin), 2010

Shanghai Shuguang Scholar (Zhao Bin), 2009

Contact us

  • E-mail:zhaobin@usst.edu.cn