PhD supervisor

Telephone: 0411-84379301
Address: Group 504, Zhongshan Road 457#, Dalian, China 
Postcode: 116023

Research Interests

Porous materials and films - synthesis and novel applications


1999-2005, Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, China

1995-1999, B.S. in Chemistry, Nanjing University, China


2006-2010, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Riverside, USA

2011, Professor in DICP, CAS

Honors & Distinctions

2015   First Prize of Outstanding Achievement in Soft Sciences Research by National Energy Administration

2010   CAS Hundred Talents Program



Part of the Publications:

[1] W. Chu, Y. Liu, H. Wang, R. Cai, W. Yang, ChemCatChem, 2018, 10, 4292-4299

[2] Yu, T., Liu, Y., Chu, W., Cai, R., and Yang W., Micropor. Mesopor. Mater., 2018, 265,70-76.

[3] Yu, T., Fu, J., Cai, R., Yu, A. and Chen, Z., IEEE Nanotechnol. Mag. 2017, 11, 29-55.

[4] Yu, T., Liu, Y., Chu, W., Liu, Y., Cai, R., and Yang W., Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 1836-1839.

[5] Liu, Y., Yu, T., Cai, R., Li, Y., Yang, W., and Caro, J., RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 29552-29557.

[6] Yu, T., Chu, W., Cai, R., Liu, Y. and Yang, W., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 13032-13035.

[7] Gu, S., Sheng, W., Cai, R., Alia, S. M., Song, S., Jensen, K. O. and Yan, Y., Chem. Commun., 2013,49,131-133.

[8] Liu, Y., Li, Y. S., Cai, R., and Yang, W. S., Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 6782-6784.

[9] Bedi, R. S., Cai, R., O'Neill, C., Beving, D. E., Foster, S., Guthrie, S., Chen, W. and Yan, Y., Micropor. Mesopor. Mater., 2012,151, 352-357.

[10] He, C., Liang, Y., Fu, R., Wu, D., Song, S. and Cai, R., J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 16357-16364.

[11] Gu, S., Cai, R., and Yan, Y., Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 2856-2858.


Part of the Patents:

[1] "An Electrochemical Method for the Synthesis of AlPO4-11 Molecular Sieve Films". China Patent No. ZL 2013 1 07149258.

[2] "An Ionothermal Method for the Synthesis of Aluminophosphate Molecular Sieve Films". China Patent No. ZL 2012 1 0011363.

[3] "An Electrochemical Method for the Synthesis of Aluminophosphate Molecular Sieve Films". China Patent No. ZL 2012 1 02531400.

[4] "An Ionothermal Method for the Synthesis of Aluminophosphate Molecular Sieve Films". China Patent No. 2011104203783.

[5] "A Strongly Alkaline Solution and its Preparation, Corrosion-Resistant Property". China Patent No. 2013100256456.

[6] “A Method for the Synthesis of Aluminophosphate Molecular Sieve Films". China Patent No. 2013107149440.

Book Chapters

[1] Yu, T., Cai, R., and Chen, Z., Zn-Air Batteries, In: Metal-Air Batteries, Ed. Prof. X. Zhang, Wiley, (2018).

[2] Yu, T., Cai, R., and Chen, Z., Carbon Nanomaterials for Li-Ion Batteries, Carbon Nanomaterials for Li-Sulfur Batteries,  Carbon Nanomaterials for Na-Ion Batteries, Carbon Nanomaterials for Metal-Air Batteries, Carbon Nanomaterials for Supercapacitors, In: Carbon Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Energy Technologies: Fundamentals and Applications, Eds. Prof. S. Sun, X. Sun, Z. Chen, Y. Liu, D. P.  Wilkinson, J. Zhang, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis (2017).

[3]  Chu, W., Higgins, D., Chen, Z., and Cai, R., Non-precious Metal Oxides and Metal Carbides for ORR in Alkaline-Based Fuel Cells, In: Non-Noble Metal Fuel Cell Catalysts, Eds. Chen, Z., Dodelet, J., and Zhang, J., Wiley, (2014).

[4] Lew, C. M., Cai, R. and Yan, Y. Zeolite Thin Films, In: Functional Nanomaterials, Eds. Chen, S. and Lin, W. Hefei, China: University of Science and Technology of China (2009).

[5] Yang, W. and Cai, R. Oxygen-Ion Transport Membrane and Its Applications in Selective Oxidation of Light Alkanes, In: Inorganic Membranes for Energy and Fuel Applications. Ed. Bose, A. C., New York, NY: Springer New York (2007).


Selected List of Invited Talks

[1] 2017 U.S.-CHINA CLEAN COAL INDUSTRY FORUM (CCIF), Department of Energy, USA and National Energy Administration, China, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA, Nov. 2017

[2] Joint workshop on C1 research, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea, Sep. 2017

[3] ACS Publications Symposium | ISECM 2017-INNOVATION IN ENERGY CONVERSION, ACS Publications, iChEM and DICP, Dalian, China, Sep. 2017

[4] Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Sydney, Australia, Jun. 2017

[5] Nanyang Technological University(NTU), Singapore, Jun. 2017

[6] Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, Jun. 2017

[7] Baden-Württemberg-Liaoning (BALI) Workshop “Energy Materials and Clean Energy”, The Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Mar. 2017

[8] 7th International Zeolite Membrane Meeting, Dalian, China, Aug. 2016

[9] Coal Chemistry Development Research and Practice Conference, Kemerovo region Administration, Kemerovo, Russia, Jan. 2016

[10] First Meeting of the Heads of International Offices / Departments of International Affairs of Chinese and German Universities and Institutes, Sino-German Center, Beijing, China, Jun. 2015

[11] Saudi Basic Industries Corporation(SABIC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 2015

[12] China-EU Research and Innovation Cooperation Form, Agency for the Promotion of European Research, Brussels, Belgium, Apr. 2015

[13] 15th Asian Chemical Congress, Singapore, Aug. 2013

[14] 14th Asian Chemical Congress, Bangkok, Thailand, Sep. 2011