Principal Investigator

Ruqiang Zou Ph.D., Professor
Director, Institute of Clean Energy (ICE), Peking University
Associate Dean, College of Engineering, Peking University
Office Address: Room 403, Integrated Science Research Center, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Lab Tel: (86) 10-62765791
Fax: (86) 10-62760532
Email: rzou@pku.edu.cn

Research Experience
• 2014 - now,Professor & Vice Chair, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University
• 2011 - now,PI & Deputy Director, Beijing Key Lab of Theory and Technology for Advanced Battery Materials
• 2012 - 2016,PI, Singapore-Peking University Research Center for Low Carbon Future (SPURc)
• 2010 - 2014,Associated Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University
• 2008 - 2010,Director's Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
• 2006 - 2008,JSPS Fellow (DC), Japan 
• 2004 - 2008,Kobe University & AIST,Ph.D. (Engineering)

Research Interersts
Functional porous materials, Carbon dioxide capture and separation, Phase change materials, Electrochemical energy storage and conversion, Neutron diffraction

Professional Honors and Awards
• The Outstanding Youth Scientist Foundation of NSFC (2018)
• Peking University Wangxuan Young Scientist Award (2017)
• Changjiang Scholar for Young Scientist (2016)
• The National Young Top-notch talent of Ten Thousand Talent of China (2014)
• The Excellent Youth Scientist Foundation of NSFC (2013)
• The New Star Program of Beijing Committee of Science and Technology (2012)
• The Ministry of education program for New Century Excellent Talents of China (2011)
• Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA (2008)
• JSPS Research Fellow (2006)

Recent Publication
1. Zhao, R.; Liang, Z.; Gao, S.; Yang, C.; Zhu, B.; Zhao, J.; Qu, C.; Zou,* R.; Xu,* Q. “ Puffing up Energetic Metal‐organic Frameworks to Large Carbon Networks with Hierarchical Porosity and Atomically Dispersed Metal Sites ”,Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.,2019, 58, 1975-1979
2. Zhao, R.; Liang, Z.; Zou,* R.; Xu,* Q. “Metal-Organic Frameworks for Batteries ”,Joule , 2018, 2, 2235-2259.
3. Waseem, A.; Asif, M.; Guo, W.; Muhammad Y.; Hassina, T.; Huang, X.; Liang, Z.; Cao, A.; Zou,* R. “Nanoconfined Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Applications ”,Energ. Environ. Sci., 2018, 11, 1392-1424.
4. Liang, Z.; Qu, C.; Xia, D.; Zou,* R.; Xu,* Q. “Atomically dispersed metal sites in MOF‐based materials for electrocatalytic and photocatalytic energy conversion ”,  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 9604-9633.
5. Tabassum, H.; Zou,* R.; Mahmood, A.; Liang, Z.; Wang, Q.; Zhang, H.; Gao, S.; Qu, C.; Guo, W.; Guo,* S. “A Universal Strategy for Hollow Metal Oxide Nanoparticles Encapsulated into B/N Co-Doped Graphitic Nanotubes as High-Performance Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes ”, Adv. Mater., 2018, 1705441.
6. Liang, Z.; Qu, C.; Guo, W.; Zou,* R.; Xu,* Q. “Pristine Metal–Organic Frameworks and their Composites for Energy Storage and Conversion ”, Adv. Mater., 2017, 1702891.
7. Xia, W.; Qu, C.; Liang, Z.; Zhao, B.; Dai, S.; Qiu, B.; Jiao, Y.; Zhang, Q.; Huang, X.; Guo, W.; Dang, D.; Zou,* R.;Xia,* D.; Xu,* Q.; Liu,* M. “High-Performance Energy Storage and Conversion Materials Derived from a Single Metal–Organic Framework/Graphene Aerogel Composite ”, Nano Lett., 2017, 17, 2788–2795.
8. Hassina, T.; Guo, W.; Meng, W.; Mahmood, A.; Zhao, R.; Wang, Q.; Zou,* R. “Metal–Organic Frameworks Derived Cobalt Phosphide Architecture Encapsulated into B/N Co-Doped Graphene Nanotubes for All pH Value Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution ”, Adv. Energ. Mater., 2017, 1601671.
9. Mahmood, A.; Guo, W.; Hassina, T.; Zou*, R. “Metal-Organic Framework-Based Nanomaterials for Electrocatalysis ”, Adv. Energ. Mater., 2016, 1600423.
10. Xia, W.; Mahmood, A.; Zou,* R.; Xu,* Q. “Metal-Organic Frameworks and their derived nanostructures for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion ”, Energ. Environ. Sci., 2015, 8, 1837-1866.