Yuehua Cui, Female, Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Address: No.266, Fangzheng Avenue, Shuitu High Technology Development Zone, Beibei District, Chongqing, PRC
Postcode: 400714

Research Areas

Souls in creation and driven ever forward by market demanding. Our research fields include energy, optical engineering and environmental engineering.
Research on Energy: (1) Energy storage, including lithium ion batteries, 
                                 (2) Energy efficiency in porous ceramics,               
                                     hydrophobic materials (glass, fiber, ceramic, 
                                 (3) Energy conversion, including the photovoltaic 
                                     catalysis, high-temperature catalytic process 
                                     and device preparation.
Optical Engineering: TiO2 light conversion process and photo-catalytic 
Environmental Engineering: catalyst design, catalytic conversion 
                               mechanism and kinetics of pollutants.


2001-09--2006-08,  Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences,  PhD


Work Experience
2013-03--now, Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor
2009-11--2013-02, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Assistant Professor
2008-10--2009-05, New Mexico State University, Assistant Professor
2008-01--2008-09, Fisk University, Research Associate
2007-12--2008-08, Vanderbilt University, Visiting Scholar 
2006-08--2007-09, Max-Planck Institute, Postdoctoral Scholar


(1)Preparation and Properties of Polyaniline /Tungsten Trioxide Composite Film. Semiconductor Optoelectronics, 2015
(2)Preparation of B-N Co-doped TiO2 via Microwave-assisted Method, Industrial Catalysis,2015
(3)Scale-resistant Surfaces: Fundamental Studies of the Effect of Surface Energy on Reducing Scale Formation. Applied Surface Science, 2014
(4)A Single-step Production of Hierarchical Superhydrophobic Polycarbonate. Colloids and Surfaces A, 2012
(5)Multilayered Nanoparticles Generated by Plasma Methods for Energy Storage Applications. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, 2012
(6)Size-dependent Thermal Oxidation of Copper. Nanoscale, 2011
(7)Steam Reforming of Glycerol: the Experimental Activity of La1-xCexNiO3 Catalyst in Comparison to the Thermodynamic Reaction. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2009
(8)Kinetic Study of the Catalytic Reforming of CH4 with CO2 to Syngas over Ni/α-Al2O3 Catalyst: the Effect of Temperature on the Reforming Mechanism. Applied Catalysis A: General, 2007
(9)Kinetic Depressing the Deposition of Carbon Species on Ni-based Catalysts: La2O3 Adjusts the Reaction Rates of CO2 Higher than CH4 by Tuning the Ea and Pre-exponential Factor. Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, 2007
(10)The CO2 Reforming of CH4 over Ni/La2O3/α-Al2O3 Catalysts: the Effect of La2O3 Contents on the Kinetic Performance. Applied Catalysis A: General, 2007
(11)High Temperature Desorbed Hydrogen in Ni/La2O3/α-Al2O3 Improves the Initial Reaction Rate of CH4/CO2 Reforming. Chinese Journal of Catalysis, 2006
(12)Effects of Promoter La2O3 and Supports on Kinetic Parameters of Dissociation Activation of CH4 over Ni-based Catalysts. Chinese Journal of Catalysis, 2006
(13)Structure Sensitive Dissociation of CH4 on Ni/α-Al2O3: Ni Nano-scale Particles Linearly Compensate the Ea and lnA for the CH4 Pulse Kinetics. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 2006
(14)Kinetic Study on the CH4/CO2 Reforming Reaction: Ni-H in Ni/α-Al2O3 Catalysts Greatly Improves the Initial Activity. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 2005
(15)The Kinetic Study of the CH4/CO2 Reforming Reaction over Ni/α-Al2O3: the Effect of the Temperature. Petrochemical Technology, 2004
(1)Devices and Methods For Providing Nanostructures and Articles Made Thereby. 2013, United States Application Serial No. 61/800485
(2)Hierarchical thermoplastic surface textures formed by phase transformation and methods of making. 2012, Patent US20120142795
(3)Preparation Method of Hydrophobic Ceramics. 2014,  CN201410038229.4
(4)Preparation Method of the Hydrophobic and Oleophobic Fabric Surfce. 2013, CN201310611271.6
(5)Preparation Method of Superhydrophobic Transparent Glass. 2013, CN201310285104.7
(6)Nitride Coatings with Controlled Wettability. 2010, Patent No.xxxxxxxxx
(7)Coating Process Production Line. 2015, Patent No.xxxxxxxxx
(8)Salt Scale Inhibition by Decrease Surface Energy, Nano Porous Defects, Separation of Salt and Surface Contact, or Lattice Parameter Mismatch. 2010, Patent No.xxxxxxxxx
(9)Prepararion Method of Porous Ceramics. 2015, Patent No.xxxxxxxxx
(10)Superhydrophobic Porous Ceramics and its Preparation. 2014, Patent No.xxxxxxxxx
(11)Preparation Method of Ultra-light Porous Ceramics with Closed Cell. 2015, Patent No.xxxxxxxxx


(1)Nanoengineered Surfaces and Coating Technologies for Scale Remediation. Materials Research Society Meeting, 2011-11
(2)Preparation of Hierarchical Structures by Anodization of Patterned Metal Microparticles. Materials Research Society Meeting, 2011-11
(3)Hierarchical Nanowire Structures by Thermal Oxidation of Metals. Materials Research Society Meeting, 2011-11
(4)Superhydrophobic Hierarchical Polymer Surfaces via Single-Step Solvent -Induced Crystallization. Materials Research Society Meeting, 2011-11
(5)Fundamental Studies of Clathrate Hydrate Adhesion. 240th ACS National Meeting, 2010-08
(6)Fluorescence on Polymer-metal Interface using Pyrene as a Molecular Probe. Materials Research Society Meeting, 2008-12
(7)Dampfreformierung von Glycerin am Mischoxid-Katalysatoren. The 41th ‘Deutscher Katalytiker’ Conference, 2008-02
(8)Sustainable Hydrogen Production by Glycerol Steam Reforming. EUROPACAT VIII Conference, 2007-08
(9)Temperature-influenced Kinetics of Reforming of CO2/CH4 to Produce Syngas. 12th National Congress on Catalysis, 2004-10


Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Jinhua Li
Li received Master’s degree from the Department of Composite Materials at Wuhan University of Technology in 2013. Also as an exchange researcher in Tohoku University, Japan, he has been studying optoelectronic materials during 2012-2013.

His main research interests include self-cleaning super-hydrophobic surface, functional polysiloxane/ fluoropolymer, porous ceramics, synthesis and characterization of nanostructured conductive polymer.
Yang Peng
Peng received his bachelor’s degree from the Department of Applied Chemistry at Beijing Technology and Business University in 2013. During the undergraduate period, he has been working on the synthesis of surfactants, flavors, and novel fragrances formula design. In 2012, he completed the Research Project for Undergraduate Student of Beijing. Now he devotes himself to the preparation and characterization of functional porous ceramics and degradation of organic pollutant via photocatalysis.
Qiang Tu
Tu graduated from Qingdao University of Science and Technology. He specializes in chemical engineering process design, calculation and optimization.
Current research: porous ceramic.
Mei Tang
Tang is a graduate student from the Institute for Clean Energy & Advanced Materials (ICEAM), Southwest University, Chongqing. Her supervisor is Professor Changming Li, the member of American Academy of Sciences. She is currently co-supervised by Prof. Yuehua Cui at Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Her research interests focus on advanced anode materials in lithium-ion batteries or sodium-ion batteries.

Peng Qin
Qin is a graduate student of Chongqing University. He received his bachelor’s degree in the major of Polymer Materials and Engineering. He specializes in synthesis and modification of polymer materials. His current research towards preparing and assembling supercapacitors based on conductive polymer.
Qing Jia
Jia is a graduate student at Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

She graduated from the Department of Applied Physics at Shandong Yantai University in 2013. Her focus is on the photocatalytic materials.
Yanqing Zheng
Zheng is a graduate student in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering College of Chongqing University. Her major is chemistry. She currently is engaged in research work of electrochromic materials under the guidance of Professor Yuehua Cui in Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Her main research is electrochromic materials of PANi and WO3.
Weimin Deng
Deng  received his B.S. degree from Beijing Jiaotong University in 2014, majoring in Optical Information Science and Technology. He is currently pursuing the M.S. degree in Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, focusing on TiO2 photocatalyst for hydrogen production from Glycerol.
Chao Yang
Yang received his B.S. degree (2013) in University of Science and Technology Beijing, China. Since 2014 he joined in Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Program – EuroPhotonics as a master student. Between October of 2014 and March of 2015, He studied in Institute Fresnel, Aix-Marseille University, France. And he is currently a M.S. degree in Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. His current research interests include semiconductor photocatalysis and photocatalytic hydrogen production of nanostructured materials.
Zhongyu Chen
Chen is a graduate student at Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
His main research direction is optical instruments
 and the experiment investigation of copper target under water using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy during his undergraduate period.