Name: Guoliang Chai

Gender: Male

Institute: Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Address: 155 Yangqiao Road West,Fuzhou,350002,P.R.China.


Research Areas

1)Synthesis and first principles simulations of catalysts (electrode catalysts in fuel cells/metal air batteries, CO2 electrochemical/photochemical reduction catalysts) and inorganic functional materials(Lithium ion/sodium ion batteries materials, nonlinear optical materials and thermoelectric materials). 2)Maching learning and big data based materials design and materials infamatics.


2007-2012 PHD in Materials Physics and Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences​.


Work Experience

2016.9 to present: Group leader, prof., Fujian Insititute of Research on the Structure of Matter.

2014.09-2016.08: Research Associate, University College London.

2012.06-2014.08: Postdoc, Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Teaching Experience



[1] Jia Guo, Xiaomei Yan, Qin Liu, Qiang Li, Xiao Xu, Longtian Kang*, Zhanmin Cao*, Guoliang Chai*, Jun Chen, Yaobing Wang, Jiannian Yao, The synthesis and synergistic catalysis of iron phthalocyanine and its graphene-based axial complex for enhanced oxygen reduction,   

  Nano Energy, 2018, 46, 347-355. 

[2] Tao Zhang, Yang Hou, Volodymyr Dzhagan, Zhongquan Liao, Guoliang Chai, Markus Löffler, Davide Olianas, Alberto Milani, Shunqi Xu, Matteo Tommasini , Dietrich R.T. Zahn, Zhikun Zheng, Ehrenfried Zschech, Rainer Jordan, Xinliang Feng*, Copper-surface-mediated synthesis of acetylenic carbon-rich nanofibers for active metal-free photocathodes, 

  Nature Comm. 2018, DOI:10.1038/s41467-018-03444-0.

[3] Guo-Liang Chai*†, Kaipei Qiu, Mo Qiao, Maria-Magdalena Titirici, Congxiao Shang and Zhengxiao Guo*, Active Sites Engineering Leads to Exceptional ORR and OER Bifunctionality in P,N Co-Doped Graphene Frameworks,  

  Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 1186-1195.

[4] Guo-Liang Chai*, Z. Hou, D. J. Shu, T. Ikeda, K. Terakura, Active Sites and Mechanisms for Oxygen Reduction Reaction on Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Alloy Catalysts: Stone–Wales Defect and Curvature Effect,   

  J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 13629. 

[5] Guo-Liang Chai*, M. Boero, Z. Hou, K. Terakura, and W. D. Cheng, Indirect Four-Electron Oxygen Reduction Reaction on Carbon Materials Catalysts in Acidic Solutions, 

  ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 7908-7916.

[6] Guo-Liang Chai and Zhengxiao Guo*, Highly Effective Sites and Selectivity of Nitrogen-Doped Graphene/CNT Catalysts for CO2 Electrochemical Reduction,  

  Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 1268-1275. 

[7] Lin Ye, Guoliang Chai*, and Zhenhai Wen*, Zn-MOF-74 Derived N-Doped Mesoporous Carbon as pH-Universal Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction,  

  Adv. Funct. Mater., 2017, 1606190. 

[8] Kaipei Qiu, Guoliang Chai, Chaoran Jiang, Min Ling, Junwang Tang, and Zhengxiao Guo*, Highly Efficient Oxygen Reduction Catalysts by Rational Synthesis of Nanoconfined Maghemite in a Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Framework,  

  ACS Catalysis, 2016, 6, 3558-3568. 

[9] Xiang Hu,  Junxiang Chen,  Guang Zeng,  Jingchun Jia,  Pingwei Cai, Guoliang Chai*  and  Zhenhai Wen*, Robust 3D Macroporous Structures with SnS Nanoparticle Decorating Nitrogen-doped Carbon Nanosheet Networks for High-Performance Sodium-Ion Batteries, 

  Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2017, 5, 23460.

[10] Wendan Cheng*, Chensheng Lin, Hao Zhang, and Guoliang Chai*, Theoretical Evaluation on Terahertz Source Generator from Ternary Metal Chalcogenides of PbM6Te10 (M = Ga, In),  

  J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b10972.

[11] Chensheng Lin, Wendan Cheng, Zhengxiao Guo, Guoliang Chai*, and Hao Zhang, Exceptional Thermoelectric Performance of a “Star-Like” SnSe Nanotube with Ultra-Low Thermal Conductivity and a High Power Factor, 

    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2017, 19, 23247-23253. 


Research Interests








庞泳喻  硕士研究生  085204-材料工程  

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