Prof. Kai Zhang

Prof. Kai Zhang

Kai Zhang(张凯)

Prof. Kai Zhang is committed to the design of high-performance electrode materials and electrolyte for lithium/sodium ion batteries. To improve the battery performance, the micro-nano structure, ion-doping, superlattice tunning, and solid-state electrolyte have been employed. Furthermore, the electrochemical reaction mechanism and structure-performance relationship of several novel electrode materials have been revealed by various in-situ characterization techniques. These studies provide a theoretical and technical support for the development of advanced electrochemical energy storage devices. Prof. Zhang has published over 90 papers, such as Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater., Nat. Commun., Joule, Energy Environ. Sci., Chem. Soc. Rev., with more than 14000 citations. His H-index is 54 (Google Scholar, Apr. 2024). He has been selected as a Korean Research Fellowship (KRF) Program member (2016-2019), the National Young Talent Program (2020-2023)(国家”四青人才), the Young Elite Scientists Sponsorship Program funded by CAST (2019QNRC001)(中国科协青年人才托举工程,中国化学会推荐). 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 (2019YFA0705600).

  • Birthday & Hometown

    Sep. 1987

    Tianjin, China

  • Educational background

    2006.09-2010.06 B.Sc., Materials Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Nankai University, China

    2010.09-2015.06 Ph.D., Materials Physics & Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Nankai University, China (Supervisor: Prof. Jun Chen) 

  • Work experiences

    2015.08-2019.08 Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Energy and Materials Engineering, Dongguk University, South Korea

    2019.09-present Professor, College of Chemistry, Nankai University, China

  • Position

    Deputy director of State Key Laboratory of Advanced Chemical Power Sources(化学电源领域全国重点实验室副主任)

    Executive Associate Editor of eScience (  (eScience编辑部主任)
    Standing Council Member & Deputy Secretary General of Tianjin Renewable Energy Society(天津市可再生能源学会第七届理事会常务理事兼副秘书长)

    Youth Editorial Board member of SmartMat (期刊青年编委)
    Young Leaders Committee member of Energy & Environmental Materials ( & Environmental Materials期刊青年编委)
    Youth Editorial Board member of Fundamental Research ( Research青年编委)

    Materials Today Energy Early Career Researcher ( Today Energy期刊青年编委)
    Young Expert Group of Battery Energy ( (Battery Energy期刊青年编委)

    Fellow of Tianjin Society of Young Scholars(天津市青年科技工作者学会委员)

  • Honors and Awards

    The first prize of Natural Science Award of Ministry of Education of China (ranked R2, 2020)(2020年度高等学校科学研究优秀成果奖(科学技术)自然科学一等奖(第二完成人))