Yun-Yu Lai, Xiang Li and Yu Zhu Polymeric Active Materials for Redox Flow Battery Application.  ACS Appl. Polym. Mater, ASAP



Kewei Liu, Yanfeng Xia, Chung-fu Cheng, Xuhui Xia, Feng Zou, Bryan D. Vogt and Yu Zhu Microwave Processed, Onion-like Carbon and Fluoropolymer Passivated Lithium Metal Electrode for Enhanced Li Stripping/Plating Performance.  ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2019, 2, 11, 7933-7941


Prasad Raut, Si Li, Yu-Ming Chen, Yu Zhu and Sadhan C. Jana Strong and Flexible Composite Solid Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Li-Ion Batteries.  ACS Omega 2019, 4, 19, 18203-18209

Chung-Fu Cheng, Xiang Li, Kewei Liu, Feng Zou, Wei-Yao Tung, Yi-Fan Huang, Xuhui Xiac, Chien-Lung Wang, Bryan D.Vogt and Yu Zhu A high-performance lithium-ion capacitor with carbonized NiCo2O4 anode and vertically-aligned carbon nanoflakes cathode. Energy Storage Materials, 2019, 22, 265–274266


Chung-Fu Cheng, Yu-Ming Chen, Feng Zou, Kewei Liu, Yanfeng Xia, Yi-Fan Huang, Wei-Yao Tung, Mohan Raj Krishnan, Bryan D. Vogt, Chien-Lung Wang, Rong-Ming Ho and Yu Zhu Li-Ion Capacitor Integrated with Nano-network-Structured Ni/NiO/C Anode and Nitrogen-Doped Carbonized Metal–Organic Framework Cathode with High Power and Long Cyclability.  ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 11, 30694−30702


Feipeng Yang, Dillon Presto, Yanbo Pan, Kewei Liu, Leyao Zhou, Suresh Narayanan, Yu Zhu, Zhenmeng Peng, Mark D. Soucek, Mesfin Tsige and Mark D. Foster
Proximity to Graphene Dramatically Alters Polymer Dynamics
. Macromolecules 2019, 52, 14, 5074-5085

Xiaoyi Chen, Wei-Yao Tung, Kun Yang, Yu-Ming Chen, Kewei Liu, Chung-Fu Cheng and Yu Zhu Electropolymerized Porous Conjugated Polymer Film as an Electrode for a Stable, High Energy Density Thin Film Asymmetric Supercapacitor.  ACS Appl. Polym. Mater.2019, 17, 1634-1640


Kewei Liu, Chung-Fu Cheng, Leyao Zhou, Feng Zou, Wenfeng Liang, Miaoyu Wang, Yu Zhu A shear thickening fluid based impact resistant electrolyte for safe Li-ion batteries. Journal of Power Sources 423 (2019) 297–304


Ke Pan, Feng Zou, Marcello Canova, Yu Zhu, Jung-Hyun Kim Systematic electrochemical characterizations of Si and SiO anodes for high-capacity Li-Ion batteries. Journal of Power Sources 413 (2019) 20–28

Kun Yang, Xiang Li, Yi-Fan Huang, Ram S. Bhatta, Jiawei Liu, Mesfin Tsige, Chien-Lung Wang, Stephen Z.D. Cheng, Yu Zhu Investigation of hydrogen-bonding mediated molecular packing of diketopyrrolopyrrole based donor-acceptor oligomers in the solid state. Polymer, 160 (2019), 238–245



Wenfeng Liang, Yunfan Shao, Yu-Ming Chen, and Yu Zhu A 4 V Cathode Compatible, Superionic Conductive Solid Polymer Electrolyte for Solid Lithium Metal Batteries with Long Cycle Life. ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 2018, 1 (11), 6064–6071


Chung-Fu Cheng, Yu-Ming Chen, Feng Zou, Kai-Chieh Yang, Tzu-Ying Lin, Kewei Liu, Chih-Huang Lai, Rong-Ming Ho and Yu Zhu Nanoporous gyroid Ni/NiO/C nanocomposites from block copolymer templates with high capacity and stability for lithium storage. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018,6, 13676-13684


Si Li, Yu-Ming Chen, Wenfeng Liang, Yunfan Shao, Kewei Liu, Zhorro Nikolov and Yu Zhu A Superionic Conductive, Electrochemically Stable Dual-Salt Polymer Electrolyte. Joule 2, 1–19, September 19, 2018


Kewei Liu, Feng Zou, , Yuandong Sun, Zitian Yu, Xinye Liu, Leyao Zhou, Yanfeng Xi, Bryan D. Vogt, Yu Zhu Self-assembled Mn3O4/C nanospheres as high-performance anode materials for lithium ion batteries. Journal of Power Sources 395 (2018) 92–97


Jin Qian, Clinton G. Wiener, Yu Zhu, Bryan D. Vogt Swelling and plasticization of polymeric binders by Li-containing carbonate electrolytes using quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation. Polymer 143 (2018) 237-244

Haichang Zhang, Kewei Liu, Kuan-Yi Wu, Yu-Ming Chen, Ruonan Deng, Xiang Li, Hailiang Jin, Si Li, Steven S.C. Chuang, Chien-Lung Wang, and Yu Zhu Hydrogen-Bonding Mediated Solid-State Self-Assembled Isoepindolidiones (isoEpi) Crystal for Organic Field-Effect Transistor. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (11), pp 5888–5895


Kewei Liu, Changlin Zhang, Yuandong Sun, Guanghui Zhang, Xiaochen Shen, Feng Zou, Haichang Zhang, Zhenwei Wu, Evan C. Wegener, Clinton J. Taubert, Jeffrey T Miller, Zhenmeng Peng, and Yu Zhu A High-Performance Transition Metal Phosphide Alloy Catalyst for Oxygen Evolution Reaction. ACS Nano, 2018, 12 (1), pp 158–167



Burcu E. Gurkana, Zhe Qiang, Yu-Ming Chen, Yu Zhu, and Bryan D. Vogt Enhanced Cycle Performance of Quinone-Based Anodes for Sodium Ion Batteries by Attachment to Ordered Mesoporous Carbon and Use of Ionic Liquid Electrolyte. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 2017, 164, H5093-H5099

Prasad Raut, Wenfeng Liang, Yu-Ming Chen, Yu Zhu, and Sadhan C. Jana Syndiotactic Polystyrene-Based Ionogel Membranes for High Temperature Electrochemical Applications. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9 (36), 30933–30942.

Qiang, Zhe; Liu, Xinye; Zou, Feng; Cavicchi, Kevin; Zhu, Yu; Vogt, Bryan Bimodal Porous Carbon-Silica Nanocomposites for Li-Ion Batteries. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121, 16702−16709.

Haichang Zhang, Ruonan Deng, Jing Wang, Xiang Li, Yu-Ming Chen, Kewei Liu, Clinton J. Taubert,
Stephen Z. D. Cheng, and Yu Zhu Crystalline Organic Pigment-Based Field-Effect Transistors. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9, 21891−21899.


Haichang Zhang, Shuo Zhang, Yifan Mao, Kewei Liu, Yu-Ming Chen, Zhang Jiang, Joseph Strzalka, Wenjun Yang, Chien-Lung Wang, Yu Zhu Naphthodipyrrolidone (NDP) Based Conjugated Polymers with High Electron Mobility and Ambipolar Transport Properties. ‎Polym. Chem, 2017, 8, 3255–3260.!divAbstract


Haichang Zhang, Kun Yang, Yu-Ming Chen, Ram Bhatta, Mesfin Tsige, Stephen Z. D. Cheng, Yu Zhu Polymers Based on Benzodipyrrolidone and Naphthodipyrrolidone with Latent Hydrogen-Bonding on the Main Chain. Macromol. Chem. Phys, 2017, 1600617


Xinye Liu, Feng Zou, Kewei Liu, Zhe Qiang, Clinton J. Taubert, Putu Ustriyana, Bryan D. Vogt and Yu Zhu Binary Metal Organic Frameworks Derived Hierarchical Hollow Ni3S2/Co9S8/N-doped Carbon Composite with Superior Sodium Storage Performance. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 11781–11787.


Sarang M. Bhaway, Zhe Qiang, Yanfeng Xia, Xuhui Xia, Byeongdu Lee, Kevin G. Yager, Lihua Zhang, Kim Kisslinger, Yu-Ming Chen, Kewei Liu, Yu Zhu, and Bryan D. Vogt Operando Grazing Incidence Small Angle X-Ray Scattering/X-Ray Diffraction of Model Ordered Mesoporous Lithium Ion Batteries Anodes. ACS Nano, 2017, 11, 1443-1454

Zhe Qiang, Yu-Ming Chen, Burcu Gurkan, Yuanhao Guo, Miko Cakmak, Kevin A. Cavicchi, Yu Zhu, Bryan D. Vogt Cooperatively Assembled Nitrogen-doped Ordered Mesoporous Carbon/Iron Oxide Nanocomposites For Low-cost, Long Cycle Life Sodium-ion Batteries. Carbon, 2017, 116, 286-293

Nano Energy

Zhe Qiang†, Yu-Ming Chen†, Yanfeng Xia, Wenfeng Liang, Yu Zhu*, Bryan D. Vogt* Ultra-long Cycle Life, Low-Cost Room Temperature Sodium-Sulfur Batteries Enabled by Highly Doped (N,S) Nanoporous Carbons. Nano Energy, 2017, 32, 59-66



Kewei Liu†, Zitian Yu†, Xiaowen Zhu, Shuo Zhang, Feng Zou, and Yu Zhu A Universal Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)-Active Graphene Cathode for Lithium-Air Battery. RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 102272-102279


Yu-Ming Chen, Wenfeng Liang, Si Li, Feng Zou, Sarang M. Bhaway, Zhe Qiang, Min Gao, Bryan D. Vogt and Yu Zhu A Nitrogen Doped Carbonized Metal–organic Framework for High Stability Room Temperature Sodium–sulfur Batteries. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 12471-12478!divAbstract


Sarang M. Bhaway, Yu-Ming Chen, Yuanhao Guo, Pattarasai Tangvijitsakul, Mark D. Soucek, Miko Cakmak, Yu Zhu, and Bryan D. Vogt Hierarchical Electrospun and Cooperatively Assembled Nanoporous Ni/NiO/MnOx/Carbon Nanofiber Composites for Lithium Ion Battery Anodes. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8 (30), 19484-19493

Abdul-Rahman O. Raji, Tanvi Varadhachary, Kewang Nan Tuo Wang, Jian Lin, Yongsung Ji, Bostjan Genorio, Yu Zhu, Carter Kittrell, and James M. Tour Composites of Graphene Nanoribbon Stacks and Epoxy for Joule Heating and Deicing of Surfaces. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8 (5), 3551–3556

Tianyu Meng, Chang Liu, Kai Wang, Tianda He, Yu Zhu, Abdullah Al-Enizi, Ahmed Elzatahry, and Xiong Gong High Performance Perovskite Hybrid Solar Cells with E-beam-Processed TiOx Electron Extraction Layer. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8 (3), 1876–1883

Feng Zou, Yu-Ming Chen, Kewei Liu, Zitian Yu, Wenfeng Liang, Min Gao, Sarang M. Bhaway and Yu Zhu Metal Organic Frameworks Derived Hierarchical Hollow NiO/Ni/Graphene Composites for Lithium and Sodium Storage. ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (1), 377–386


Ruixuan He, Mauricio Echeverri, Daniel Ward, Yu Zhu, and Thein Kyu Highly Conductive Solvent-free Polymer Electrolyte Membrane for Lithium-ion Batteries: Effect of Prepolymer Molecular Weight. J. Mem. Sci. 2016, 498, 208-217


Jeongwoo Lee, Yu-Ming Chen, Yu Zhu and Bryan D. Vogt Tuning SEI Formation on Nanoporous Carbon-titania Composite Sodium Ion Batteries Anodes and Performance with Subtle Processing Changes. RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 99329-99338!divAbstract

Kewei Liu, Yu-Ming Chen, Gina M. Policastro, Matthew L. Becker, and Yu Zhu Three-dimensional Bi-continuous Graphene Monolith from Polymer Templates. ACS Nano 2015, 9(6), 6041-6049



Yu-Ming Chen, Aozhen Xie, and Yu Zhu Cyclability of a Lithium–Oxygen Battery Containing N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone and a Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Cathode. ChemElectroChem 2015, 2(2), 208-212



Yu-Ming Chen, and Yu Zhu CVD of Carbon Nanotubes in Porous Nickel for Anodes in Lithium Ion Battery. Curr. Opin. Chem. Engr. 2015, 7, 32-39

ACS_MacromoleculesKun Yang, Tianda He, Xiaoyi Chen, Stephen Z. D. Cheng and Yu Zhu Patternable Conjugated Polymers with Latent Hydrogen–bonding on the Main Chain. Macromolecules 2014, 47 (24), 8479–8486



Jeongwoo Lee, Yu-Ming Chen, Yu Zhu, and Bryan D. Vogt Fabrication of Porous Carbon/TiO2 Composites through Polymerization-Induced Phase Separation and Use As an Anode for Na-Ion Batteries. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014, 6 (23), 21011–21018


Pei Dong, Yu Zhu, Jing Zhang, Feng Hao, Jingjie Wu, Sidong Lei, Hong Lin, Robert H Hauge, James M Tour and Jun Lou Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes/Graphene Hybrid Electrode as a TCO- and Pt- free Flexible Cathode for Solar Cell Applications. J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2, 20902-20907!divAbstract

Pei Dong , Yu Zhu , Jing Zhang , Cheng Peng , Zheng Yan , Lei Li , Zhiwei Peng , Gedeng Ruan , Wanyao Xiao , Hong Lin , James M. Tour, and Jun Lou Graphene on Metal Grids as the Transparent Conductive Material for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell. J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118 (45), 25863–25868


Abdul-Rahman O. Raji, Sydney Salters, Errol L. G. Samuel, Yu Zhu, Vladimir Volman, and James M. Tour Functionalized Graphene Nanoribbon Films as a Radiofrequency and Optically Transparent Material. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2014,  6 (19), 16661–16668


Tianda He, Aozhen Xie, Darrell H. Reneker, and Yu Zhu A Tough and High-Performance Transparent Electrode from a Scalable and Transfer-Free Method. ACS Nano 2014, 8 (5), 4782–4789



Vladimir Volman , Yu Zhu , Abdul-Rahman O Raji , Bostjan Genorio , Wei Lu , Changsheng Xiang , Carter Kittrell , and James M. Tour Radiofrequency Transparent, Electrically Conductive Graphene Nanoribbon Thin Films as De-icing Heating Layers. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2014, 6 (1), 298–304



Zhang, C. G.; Peng, Z. W.; Lin, J; Zhu, Y.; Ruan, G. D.; Hwang, C. C.; Lu, W.; Hauge, R. H.; Tour, J. M. Splitting of a Vertical Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Carpet to a Graphene Nanoribbon Carpet and Its Use in Supercapacitors. ACS Nano 2013, 7(6), 5151–5159.


Lin, J.; Zhang, C. G.; Yan, Z.; Zhu, Y.; Peng, Z. W.; Hauge, R. H.; Natelson, D.; Tour, J. M., 3-Dimensional Graphene Carbon Nanotube Carpet-Based Microsupercapacitors with High Electrochemical Performance. Nano Letters 2013, 13, 72-78.


Lu, W.; Ruan, G.; Genorio, B.; Zhu, Y.; Novosel, B.; Peng, Z.; Tour, J. M., Functionalized Graphene Nanoribbons via Anionic Polymerization Initiated by Alkali Metal-Intercalated Carbon Nanotubes. ACS Nano 2013, 7, 2669-2675.


Zhu, Y.; Li, L.; Zhang, C.; Casillas, G.; Sun, Z.; Yan, Z.; Ruan, G.; Peng, Z.; Raji, A.-R. O.; Kittrell, C.; Hauge, R. H.; Tour, J. M., A seamless three-dimensional carbon nanotube graphene hybrid material. Nature communications 2012, 3, 1225.



Zhu, Y.; James, D. K.; Tour, J. M., New Routes to Graphene, Graphene Oxide and Their Related Applications. Advanced Materials 2012, 24, 4924-4955.



Zhu, Y.; Li, X.; Cai, Q.; Sun, Z.; Casillas, G.; Jose-Yacaman, M.; Verduzco, R.; Tour, J. M., Quantitative Analysis of Structure and Bandgap Changes in Graphene Oxide Nanoribbons during Thermal Annealing. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2012, 134, 11774-11780.



Zhu, Y.; Tour, J. M., ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES Non-oxide boost. Nature Photonics 2012, 6, 72-73.


Yan, Z. ||; Ma, L. ||; Zhu, Y. ||; Lahiri, I.; Hahm, M. G.; Liu, Z.; Yang, S.; Xiang, C.; Lu, W.; Peng, Z., Sun, Z. Z.; Kittrell, C.; Lou, J.; Choi, W.; Ajayan, P. M.; Tour, J. M. Three-Dimensional Metal–Graphene–Nanotube Multifunctional Hybrid Materials. ACS Nano 2012, 7, 58-64.



Genorio, B.; Lu, W.; Dimiev, A. M.; Zhu, Y.; Raji, A.-R. O.; Novosel, B.; Alemany, L. B.; Tour, J. M., In Situ Intercalation Replacement and Selective Functionalization of Graphene Nanoribbon Stacks. ACS Nano 2012, 6, 4231-4240.


Sun, Z. Z.; Raji, A. R. O.; Zhu, Y.; Xiang, C. S.; Yan, Z.; Kittrel, C.; Samuel, E. L. G.; Tour, J. M., Large-Area Bernal-Stacked Bi-, Tri-, and Tetralayer Graphene. ACS Nano 2012, 6, 9790-9796.


Xiang, C. S.; Lu, W.; Zhu, Y.; Sun, Z. Z.; Yan, Z.; Hwang, C. C.; Tour, J. M., Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Nanoribbon-Coated Conductive Kevlar Fibers. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2012, 4, 131-136.


Yan, Z.; Lin, J.; Peng, Z. W.; Sun, Z. Z.; Zhu, Y.; Li, L.; Xiang, C. S.; Samuel, E. L.; Kittrell, C.; Tour, J. M., Toward the Synthesis of Wafer-Scale Single-Crystal Graphene on Copper Foils. ACS Nano 2012, 6, 9110-9117.


Yan, Z.; Yao, J.; Sun, Z.; Zhu, Y.; Tour, J. M., Controlled Ambipolar-to-Unipolar Conversion in Graphene Field-Effect Transistors Through Surface Coating with Poly(ethylene imine)/Poly(ethylene glycol) Films. Small 2012, 8, 59-62.



Zhu, Y.; Sun, Z. Z.; Yan, Z.; Jin, Z.; Tour, J. M., Rational Design of Hybrid Graphene Films for High-Performance Transparent Electrodes. ACS Nano 2011, 5, 6472-6479.



Zhu, Y.; Lu, W.; Sun, Z. Z.; Kosynkin, D. V.; Yao, J.; Tour, J. M., High Throughput Preparation of Large Area Transparent Electrodes Using Non-Functionalized Graphene Nanoribbons. Chemistry of Materials 2011, 23, 935-939.



Sun, Z.; Pint, C. L.; Marcano, D. C.; Zhang, C.; Yao, J.; Ruan, G.; Yan, Z.; Zhu, Y.; Hauge, R. H.; Tour, J. M., Towards hybrid superlattices in graphene. Nature Communications 2011, 2,559.


Yan, Z.; Peng, Z. W.; Sun, Z. Z.; Yao, J.; Zhu, Y.; Liu, Z.; Ajayan, P. M.; Tour, J. M., Growth of Bilayer Graphene on Insulating Substrates. ACS Nano 2011, 5, 8187-8192.


Yan, Z.; Sun, Z. Z.; Lu, W.; Yao, J.; Zhu, Y.; Tour, J. M., Controlled Modulation of Electronic Properties of Graphene by Self-Assembled Monolayers on SiO2 Substrates. ACS Nano 2011, 5, 1535-1540.



Tieke, B.; Rabindranath, A. R.; Zhang, K.; Zhu, Y., Conjugated polymers containing diketopyrrolopyrrole units in the main chain. Beilstein journal of organic chemistry 2010, 6, 830-845.



Zhu, Y.; Tour, J. M., Graphene Nanoribbon Thin Films Using Layer-by-Layer Assembly. Nano Letters 2010, 10, 4356-4362.



Sun, Z.; Yan, Z.; Yao, J.; Beitler, E.; Zhu, Y.; Tour, J. M., Growth of graphene from solid carbon sources. Nature 2010, 468, 549-552.



Zhu, Y.; Zhang, K.; Tieke, B., Electrochemical Polymerization of Bis(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-Substituted 1,4-Diketo-3,6-diphenyl-pyrrolo 3,4-c pyrrole (DPP) Derivative. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2009, 210, 431-439.



Zhu, Y.; Higginbotham, A. L.; Tour, J. M., Covalent Functionalization of Surfactant-Wrapped Graphene Nanoribbons. Chemistry of Materials 2009, 21, 5284-5291.



Jin, Z.; Lomeda, J. R.; Price, B. K.; Lu, W.; Zhu, Y.; Tour, J. M., Mechanically Assisted Exfoliation and Functionalization of Thermally Converted Graphene Sheets. Chemistry of Materials 2009, 21, 3045-3047.


Rabindranath, A. R.; Zhu, Y.; Zhang, K.; Tieke, B., Purple red and luminescent polyiminoarylenes containing the 1, 4-diketo-3, 6-diphenylpyrrolo [3, 4-c] pyrrole (DPP) chromophore. Polymer 2009, 50, 1637-1644.



Zhu, Y.; Rabindranath, A. R.; Beyerlein, T.; Tieke, B., Highly luminescent 1, 4-diketo-3, 6-diphenylpyrrolo [3, 4-c] pyrrole-(DPP-) based conjugated polymers prepared upon Suzuki coupling. Macromolecules 2007, 40, 6981-6989.




Zhu, Y.; Heim, I.; Tieke, B., Red emitting diphenylpyrrolopyrrole (DPP)-based polymers prepared by Stille and Heck coupling. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2006, 207, 2206-2214.



Rabindranath, A. R.; Zhu, Y.; Heim, I.; Tieke, B., Red Emitting N-Functionalized Poly (1, 4-diketo-3, 6-diphenylpyrrolo [3, 4-c] pyrrole)(Poly-DPP): A Deeply Colored Polymer with Unusually Large Stokes Shift. Macromolecules 2006, 39, 8250-8256.