Dr. Wu received his B.S. degree in chemistry and M.S. degree in inorganic chemistry from Liaoning University in 2004 and 2007, respectively, and Ph.D. degree in materials science from Institute of Metal Research (IMR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2011. Then he worked as a postdoctor at Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Germany from 2011 to 2015. Since June 2015, he joined DICP,CAS, and became a full Professor and group leader of 2D Materials & Energy Devices. In January 2018, he was promoted to be a DICP Chair Professor.

His current scientific interests include graphene, two-dimensional nanomaterials, and advanced nanomaterials for energy and environmental applications, including supercapacitors (e.g., electric double layer capacitors, pseudocapacitors, lithium ion capacitors, asymmetric supercapacitors, hybrid supercapacitors), micro-supercapacitors, integrated micro-supercapacitors, planar supercapacitors,  lithium ion batteries, Li-S batteries, Na/K/Al based batteries, all-solid-state batteries, flexible/microscacle and stretchable energy storage devices, and catalysis (e.g., ORR, OER, HER, CO2 reduction). He has published more than 220 peer-reviewed papers (IF>10, 130 papers) in Energy Environ. Sci., Nat. Commun., Adv. Mater., J. Am. Chem. Soc., ACS Nano, Adv. Funct. Mater., Adv. Energy Mater., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Nano Energy, Energy Storage Mater., Chem. Mater., Natl Sci. Rev. etc, which have been cited more than 28000 times with Web of Science ,  H-index=65. 32 papers are currently ESI "Highly Cited Paper".  And the highest cited paper has a citation of >2000 times, selected as "Top 10 Highly-Cited Paper in China" over the past ten years (2006-2016). Additionally, he has authored 2 book chapters, 90+ CN and EU patents, and presented more than 100+ Plenary, Keynote, Invited, and Oral talks.

Dr.Wu is a recipient of the National Natural Science Award (2nd class, 2017), Liaoning Provincial Science and Technology Award (1st class, 2015), IOP Outstanding Reviewer Award 2016, Liaoning "BaiQianWan Talents Program" - Qian Talents Level (2016), Energy Storage Materials_Excellent Reviewer Award 2016, "2015 Best Paper" Award in the journal National Science Review (2016), Excellence in Review Award for service to the journal Carbon in 2013/2014, Distinguished Winner of the Carbon Journal Prize (2013), the Prize of Excellent Ph.D. Thesis of CAS (2012), the Special Prize of President Scholarship for Postgraduate Students of CAS (2011).

Dr.Wu is a member of National Technical Committee 279 on Nanotechnology of Standardization Administration of China, Member of CIGIU International Standardization Technical Committee, member of Technology Committee for Inner Mongolia Institute of Graphene Materials, member of Engineering Technology Committee for Guangdong Engineering Technology Research Center of Low-Carbon and Advanced Energy Materials (2016).

Dr.Wu is currently severing as editor of Applied Surface Science, guest editors and editorial board of Journal of Energy Chemistry (JEC) and Chinese Chemical Letters (CCL), guest editor of Energy Storage Materials (EnSM), and corresponding expert (Clean Energy) of journal Engineering, International Advisory Board of Materials Research Express (MRX), Editorial Board of JPhys Energy - IOP Publishing. 

He is frequently invited as Expert Reviewer or Adjudicative Reviewer for refereeing more than 600 manuscripts from 60+ high-profile peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Chem. Rev., Chem. Soc. Rev., Energy Environ. Sci., Adv. Mater., J. Am. Chem. Soc., ACS Nano, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, Adv. Energy Mater., Adv. Funct. Mater., Energy Storage Mater., Nano Energy, Mater. Horiz., 2D Materials, Sci. Rep., Small, Chem. Mater., Carbon, Chem. Commun., J. Mater. Chem. A, ChemSusChem, Nanoscale, Nano Res., ACS Appl. Mat. Interfaces, J. Phys. Chem., RSC Adv., Electrochem. Acta, New J. Chem., Science Bulletin, Adv. Mater. Interfaces, Mater. Res. Express, Frontiers in Energy, npj 2D Materials and Applications, Adv. Mater. Technology, Applied Energy, J. Energy Chem., SCIENCE CHINA Mater., Chem. Eng.J., Appl. Surf. Sci., Chin. Chem. Lett., J. Inorg. Mater., Inorg. Chem. Front., Chinese Physics B, J. Porous Mater., Micro & Nano Lett., J. Mater. Res., ACS Omega, ACS Appl. Nano Mater., Appl. Mater. Today, ACS Appl. Energy Mater., Mater. Today Energy, Ceramics International, Joule, IONICS, J. Power Sources, Journal of Materiomics, Graphene Technology, Nanoscale Horizons, Materials, J. Alloy. Compd., Sustain. Energ. Fuels, ChemElectroChem, Acta. Phys. Chim. Sin, ChemElectroChem.

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Research Areas

The Wu Lab’s research interests include graphene and 2D materials, energy storage and conversion devices, and their innovative applications in challenging energy technologies and environmental science tackling by the combined chemistry, materials science, nanotechnology and surface science. Our current scientific research concentrates on controlled preparation and processing of a brand new generation of graphene and 2D materials arranging from 2D inorganic to polymer nanosheets; rational design and synthesis of new-type atomically thin nanosheet-based nanostructures with precisely controlled chemical composition, structural morphology and physical dimensionality; multi-functional characterization of new chemical, optical, electronic, thermal and electrochemical properties; and elaborated exploration of these 2D nanosheet-based electrochemically active nanomaterials for the breakthrough energy devices, and fundamental studies of the charge-discharge reaction mechanism of the electrodes and energy devices with in-situ spectroscopy and microscopy characterization techniques. A special emphasis is placed on the synergetic integration of multi-composition, multi-structure and multi-properties of these functionalized 2D materials at the nanoscale, and eventually developing novel-concept, unprecedented performance advanced energy storage and conversion nanosystems, e.g., supercapacitors and micro-supercapacitors, advanced energy batteries and fuel cell.

Synthesis and Assembly of Graphene and 2D Materials. Using innovative chemical approaches and nanoscale assembly strategies, we are creating a brand new generation of graphene and 2D materials, and developing novel atomically thin nanosheet-based nanostructures with precisely controlled chemical composition, well-defined structural morphology and physical dimensionality for energy oriented nanosystems.

High-Energy, New-Concept Supercapacitors & Micro-Supercapacitors. Through rational assembly and interfacial integration of different 2D layered materials, we are exploring high-energy, new-concept supercapacitors and micro-supercapacitors with integrated features of unprecedented performance, thinness, flexibility, scalability, light weight, and smart functions, for on-chip and bulk applications in diverse electronics and vehicles.

Advanced Energy Battery Technologies. Combining the ultrathin structure and unique properties of graphene and 2D materials, we are of great interest in designing and creating high-efficient, low-cost, environmentally friendly, advanced energy batteries, e.g., high-energy lithium secondary batteries, new-type batteries that can challenge the state-of-the-art performance limits of traditional devices and beyond.

Other Clean and Sustainable Technologies. Utilizing unique structure and diverseness of 2D nanosheets and their nanohybrids, the as-designed graphene and 2D materials will offer various notable opportunities for other green, clean and sustainable techniques in such as heterogeneous catalysts, CO2 reduction, hydrogen storage, water splitting, water treatment, seawater desalination.


Dr. Wu received his B.S. degree in chemistry and M.S. degree in inorganic chemistry from Liaoning University in 2004 and 2007, respectively, and Ph.D. degree in materials science from Institute of Metal Research (IMR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2011.


Dr. Wu worked as a postdoctor at Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Germany from 2011 to 2015. Since June 2015, he joined DICP,CAS and became a full Professor, and was appointed group leader of 2D Materials & Energy Devices.

Selected Publications

(1)           J.Q. Qin, H.D. Shi, K. Huang, P.F. Lu, P.C. Wen, F.F. Xing, B. Yang, M. Ye*, Y. Yu* and Z.-S. Wu*, “Achieving Stable Na Metal Cycling via Polydopamine/Multilayer Graphene Coating of a Polypropylene Separator” Nature Communications, 2021, 12, 5786.

(2)           F. Su, J.Q. Qin, P. Das, F. Zhou, and Z.-S. Wu*, “A High-Performance Rocking-Chair Lithium-ion Battery-Supercapacitor Hybrid Device Boosted by Doubly Matched Capacity and Kinetics of Faradaic Electrodes” Energy & Environmental Science, 2021, 14, 2269-2277.

(3)           S. H. Zheng, H. Huang, Y. F. Dong, S. Wang, F. Zhou, J. Q. Qin, C. L. Sun, Y. Yu*, Z.-S. Wu* and X. H. Bao, “Ionogel-Based Sodium Ion Micro-Batteries with 3D Na-Ion Diffusion Mechanism Enable Ultrahigh Rate Capability” Energy & Environmental Science, 2020, 13, 821-829.

(4)           X. Y. Shi, S. F. Pei, F. Zhou, W. C. Ren*, H.-M. Cheng, Z.-S. Wu* and X.H. Bao, “Ultrahigh-Voltage Integrated Micro-Supercapacitors with Designable Shapes and Superior Flexibility” Energy & Environmental Science, 2019, 12, 1534-1541.

(5)           S.H. Zheng, J.M. Ma, Z.-S. Wu*, F. Zhou, Y. B. He*, F. Y. Kang, H.-M. Cheng and X. H. Bao, “All-Solid-State Flexible Planar Lithium Ion Micro-Capacitors” Energy & Environmental Science, 2018, 11, 2001-2009.

(6)           F. Zhou, H. B. Huang, C. H. Xiao, S. H. Zheng, X. Y. Shi, J. Q. Qin, Q. Fu, X. H. Bao, X. L. Feng*, K. Müllen* and Z.-S. Wu*, “Electrochemically Scalable Production of Fluorine Modified Graphene for Flexible and High-Energy Ionogel-based Micro-supercapacitors” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018, 140, 8198-8205.

(7)           Z.-S. Wu*, Y.-Z. Tan, S. H. Zheng, S. Wang, K. Parvez, J. Q. Qin, X. Y. Shi, C. L. Sun, X. H. Bao, X. L. Feng* and K. Müllen*, “Bottom-Up Fabrication of Sulfur-Doped Graphene Films Derived from Sulfur-Annulated Nanographene for Ultrahigh Volumetric Capacitance Micro-Supercapacitors” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2017, 139, 4506-4512.

(8)           H. D. Shi, J. Q. Qin, K. Huang, P. F. Lu, C. F. (J.) Zhang, Y. F. Dong, M. Ye, Z. M. Liu and Z.-S. Wu*, “A Two‐Dimensional Mesoporous Polypyrrole–Graphene Oxide Heterostructure as a Dual‐Functional Ion Redistributor for Dendrite‐Free Lithium Metal Anodes” Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 2020, 5, 2-9.

(9)           X. Y. Shi, Z.-S. Wu*, J. Q. Qin, S. H. Zheng, S. Wang, F. Zhou, C. L. Sun and X. H. Bao, “Graphene Based Linear Tandem Micro-Supercapacitors with Metal-Free Current Collectors and High-Voltage Output” Advanced Materials 2017, 29, 1703034.

(10)       Z.-S. Wu*, Y. J. Zheng, S. H. Zheng, S. Wang, C. L. Sun, K. Parvez, T. Ikeda, X. H. Bao, K. Müllen* and X. L. Feng*, “Stacked-Layer Heterostructure Films of 2D Thiophene Nanosheets and Graphene for High-Rate All-Solid-State Pseudocapacitors with Enhanced Volumetric Capacitance” Advanced Materials, 2017, 29, 1602960.

(11)       Z.-S. Wu, K. Parvez, S. Li, S. Yang, Z. Liu, S. Liu, X. Feng* and K. Müllen*, “Alternating Stacked Graphene-Conducting Polymer Compact Films with Ultrahigh Areal and Volumetric Capacitances for High-Energy Micro-Supercapacitors” Advanced Materials, 2015, 27, 4054-4061.

(12)       Z.-S. Wu, Z. Liu, K. Parvez, X. Feng* and K. Müllen*, “Ultrathin Printable Graphene Supercapacitors with Ac Line-Filtering Performance” Advanced Materials, 2015, 27, 3669-3675.

(13)       S.H. Zheng, H. Wang, P. Das, Y. Zhang, Y.X. Cao, J.X. Ma, S.Z. (Frank) Liu,* and Z.-S. Wu*, “Multitasking MXene Inks Enable High-Performance Printable Microelectrochemical Energy Storage Devices for All-flexible Self-powered Integrated System” Advanced Materials, 2021, 33, 2005449.

(14)       Y.G. Li, Y. Wang, J.M. Lua, B. Yang, X.Y. San, Z.-S. Wu*, “2D Intrinsically Defective RuO2/Graphene Heterostructures as All-pH Efficient Oxygen Evolving Electrocatalysts with Unprecedented Activity” Nano Energy, 2020, 78, 105185.

Y.G. Li, Z.-S. Wu*, P.F. Lu, X. Wang, W. Liu, Z.B. Liu, J.Y. Ma, W.C. Ren, Z. Jiang,* X.H. Bao, “High-Valence Nickel Single-Atom Catalysts Coordinated to Oxygen Sites for Extraordinarily Activating Oxygen Evolution Reaction” Advanced Science, 2020, 7, 1903089.




Research Interests

(1) Preparation, Assembly and Applications of Graphene;

(2) Preparation and Applications of 2D Energy Materials;

(3) Micro-electrochemical Energy Storage Devices;

(4) Advanced Batteries and Supercapacitors.



石浩东  博士研究生  070304-物理化学  

秦洁琼  博士研究生  070304-物理化学  

王潇  博士研究生  070304-物理化学  


马佳鑫  博士研究生  070304-物理化学  

张莹  博士研究生  070304-物理化学  

苏峰  博士研究生  070304-物理化学  

毕志宏  博士研究生  070304-物理化学  

董聪  博士研究生  070304-物理化学  

浮迎华  硕士研究生  070304-物理化学  

马原  硕士研究生  070304-物理化学  

王一  博士研究生  070304-物理化学  

Honors & Distinctions

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC, March 2020 -)

China's State Natual Science Award (2017)

"Excellent" in the final review of the CAS Hundred Talents Program in 2019 (2019)

"Talent Project of Revitalizing Liaoning" - Young Top - notch Talent (2018)

Liaoning "BaiQianWan Talents Program" - Bai Talents Level (2018)

Distinguished Expert of Provincial Federation Returned Overseas Chinese of Liaoning (2018)

Liaoning "BaiQianWan Talents Program" - Qian Talents Level (2016) 

Top 10 Highly-Cited Paper in China Over the Past Ten Years (2006-2016)

The 2019 Highly Cited Researchers in Materials Science (Clarivate Analytics)

The 2018 Highly Cited Researchers in Materials Science (Clarivate Analytics)

Global Peer Review Awards 2019 - Top 1% in Field (2019)

2019 Energy Storage Materials Young Scientist Award (2019)

Zhang Dayu Youth Scholar in DICP (2016-2021)

Technological Innovation Award of Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2020)

Science Bulletin 2018 Best Paper Award (2019)

The Recipient of Dalian Municipal Government Special Allowance (2018)

The SABIC - CASS Scholarship in 2018

​The Winner of CAS - BHPB Mentor Award in 2018

The Winner of the EnSM Excellent Reviewer Award (2018)

Journal of Materials Chemistry A Emerging Investigators (2018)

Member of Technology Committee for Inner Mongolia Institute of Graphene Materials (2016-2019)

2015 "Best Paper" Award in the journal National Science Review (2016)

Member of Engineering Technology Committee for Guangdong Engineering Technology Research Center of Low-Carbon and Advanced Energy Materials (2016)

Member of Standing Council of China Energy Environment Technology Association (2016)

Member of China Graphene Standardization Committee (CGSC) (2016)

Member of Standing Council of National Materials New Technology Development Research Institute (2016)

Dalian High-Level Talents (2015)

First-Class Natural Science Award of LiaoNing Province (2015)

Excellence in Review Award for service to the journal Carbon in 2013/2014 (2015)

The First Distinguished Winner of the Carbon Journal Prize for Young Carbon Scientist (2013)

The Prize of Excellent Ph.D. Thesis of CAS (2012)

The Special Prize of President Scholarship for Postgraduate Students of CAS (2011)