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 80 papers, such as Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater., Nat. Commun., Joule, Chem. Soc. Rev., with more than 8000 citations. His H-index is 37 (Google Scholar, Sep. 2021). He has been selected as a Korean Research Fellowship (KRF) Program member (2016-2019), the National Young Talent Program (2020-2023)(海外高层次人才青年项目), 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 Renewable Energy Conversion and Storage Center (RECAST), Nankai University(南开大学新能源转化与存储交叉科学中心副主任)

    Councilor of Tianjin Renewable Energy Society(天津市可再生能源学会理事)

    Deputy director of eScience (http://www.esciencemag.com/) Editorial Office(eScience期刊编辑办公室副主任)

    Youth Editorial Board member of SmatMat (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/2688819x)(SmartMat期刊青年编委)
    Young Leaders Committee member of Energy & Environmental Materials (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/25750356)(Energy & Environmental Materials期刊青年编委)

    Materials Today Energy Early Career Researcher (https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/materials-today-energy)(Materials Today 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))