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Xuefeng Zhu
Professor 
Deputy group leader
Research Interest: Inorganic membranes, membrane catalysis, gas separation, electrocatalysis
E-mail: zhuxf@dicp.ac.cn

Education and Professional Career

2015 –       Ph.D student supervisor of State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, DICP, CAS
2014 –       Professor of State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, DICP, CAS
2009 – 2014  Associate Professor of State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, DICP, CAS
2008         Postdoctoral researcher at the Arizona State University in Tempe, USA
2007 – 2009  Assistant Professor of State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, DICP, CAS,
2001 – 2006  DICP, CAS, Ph.D with a thesis on Development and applications of novel high stability oxygen permeable ceramic membranes
1997 – 2001  Beijing Normal University, diploma study of Chemistry

Honors
 Distinguished Young Science & Technology Talent Award of Dalian, 2016, No. 2016RJ07
 Zhang Dayu Excellent Scholar of DICP, CAS, 2016
 First Prize of Guang Dong Science & Technology Award, 2015, No. A06-0-1-R04
 Membership of Youth Innovation Promotion Association, CAS, No. 2014161

Research area
 Catalytic membrane reactors for process intensification
 Electrochemical oxygen reduction and evolution reactions for electrolyzing water and metal-air batteries 
 Electro-catalytic reactions for chemicals production
 High selectivity catalytic oxidation of light hydrocarbons to olefins                      
                      
Current main activities and responsibilities
 Supervisor of the scientific research activities of 4 contract researchers, 8 PhDs students in 9 projects
 Reviewer for >30 scientific journals

Publications
      Dr. Zhu has published about 76 peer-reviewed scientific papers, h-index 27, holds 11 patents, published 1 book (Springer), contributed to 2 book chapters, and gave more than 30 keynote, oral and post presentations at international and domestic conferences and workshops.
Books and Book Chapters
[3] Xuefeng Zhu and Weishen Yang, “Mixed Conducting Ceramic Membranes: Fundamentals, Materials and Applications”, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Germany, 2017.
[2] Xuefeng Zhu and Weishen Yang, Chapter 12 “Critical factors effecting oxygen permeation through dual-phase membranes”, in S.T. Oyama and Susan M. Stagg-Williams edited “Membrane Science and Technology Volume 14”, Elsevier B.V, 2011, pp. 275–293.
[1] Xuefeng Zhu and Weishen Yang, Chapter 11 “Interfacial phenomena in mixed conducting membranes: surface oxygen exchange- and microstructure-related factors”, in V.V. Kharton edited “Solid State Electrochemistry II”, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011, pp. 501–539.
Journal articles
2017
[76] Kaiyue Zhu, Tao Wu, Mingrun Li, Ruifeng Lu, Xuefeng Zhu*, Weishen Yang, Perovskite decorated with oxygen vacancies and Fe-Ni alloy nanoparticles as high-efficiency electrocatalyst for the oxygen evolution reaction, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C7TA05404A.
[75] Xue Liu, Linhai Duan*, Weishen Yang, Xuefeng Zhu*, Oxidative dehydrogenation of n-butane to butenes on Mo-doped VMgO catalysts, RSC Adv., 7 (2017) 34131–34137.
[74] Kaiyue Zhu, Tao Wu, Yue Zhu, Xuning Li, Mingrun Li, Ruifeng Lu, Junhu Wang, Xuefeng Zhu*, and Weishen Yang, Layered Fe-substituted LiNiO2 electrocatalysts for high-efficiency oxygen evolution reaction, ACS Energy Lett., 2 (2017) 1654−1660.
[73] Lixiao Zhang, Shiqing Hu, Xuefeng Zhu*, Weishen Yang*, Electrochemical reduction of CO2 in solid oxide electrolysis cells, J. Energy Chem., 26 (2017) 593–601.
[72] Kaiyue Zhu, Huanying Liu, Xuning Li, Qiming Li, Junhu Wang, Xuefeng Zhu*, Weishen Yang, Oxygen evolution reaction over Fe site of BaZrxFe1-xO3-delta perovskite oxides, Electrochim. Acta, 241 (2017) 433–439. 
[71] Kaiyue Zhu, Huanying Liu, Mingrun Li, Xuning Li, Junhu Wang, Xuefeng Zhu*, Weishen Yang, Atomic-scale topochemical preparation of crystalline Fe3+-doped β-Ni(OH)2  for ultrahigh-rate oxygen evolution reaction, J. Mater. Chem. A, 5 (2017) 7753–7758.
[70] Yue Zhu, Wenping Li, Yan Liu, Xuefeng Zhu*, Weishen Yang*, Selection of oxygen permeation models for different mixed ionic-electronic conducting membranes, AIChE J., 63 (2017) 4043–4053.
[69] Wenping Li, Zhongwei Cao, Lili Cai, Lixiao Zhang, Xuefeng Zhu*, Weishen Yang*, H2S-tolerant oxygen-permeable ceramic membranes for hydrogen separation with a performance comparable to those of palladium-based membranes, Energy Environ. Sci., 10 (2017) 101–106.
[68] Wenping Li, Zhongwei Cao, Xuefeng Zhu*, Weishen Yang*, High-rate hydrogen separation using an MIEC oxygen permeable membrane reactor, AIChE J., 63 (2017) 1278–1286.
2016
[67] Kaiyue Zhu, Mingrun Li, Xuning Li, Xuefeng Zhu*, Junhu Wang and Weishen Yang*, Enhancement of oxygen evolution performance through synergetic action between NiFe metal core and NiFeOx shell, Chem. Commun., 52 (2016) 11803–11806.
[66] Lili Cai, Wenping Li, Zhongwei Cao, Xuefeng Zhu* and Weishen Yang*, Improving oxygen permeation of MIEC membrane reactor by enhancing the electronic conductivity under intermediate-low oxygen partial pressures, J. Membr. Sci., 520 (2016) 607–615.
[65] Wei Fang*, Frank Steinbach, Zhongwei Cao, Xuefeng Zhu* and Armin Feldhoff*, A highly effective sandwich-like symmetrical dual-phase oxygen-transporting membrane reactor for hydrogen production via water splitting, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55 (2016) 8648 –8651.
[64] Wenping Li, Xuefeng Zhu*, Shuguang Chen, Weishen Yang*, Integration of nine steps for producing ammonia and liquid-fuel synthesis gases in one membrane reactor, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55 (2016) 8566 –8570.
[63] Yan Liu, Yue Zhu, Mingrun Li, Xuefeng Zhu*, Weishen Yang*, Oxygen transport kinetics of MIEC membrane with different catalysts, AIChE J. 62 (2016) 2803-2812.
[62] Feng Ge, Mingrun Li, Xuefeng Zhu*, Weishen Yang*, Gel-type shell contributing to the high proton conductivity of pyrophosphates, Ceramics International, 42 (2016) 9913-9920.
[61] Yan Liu, Xuefeng Zhu*, Weishen Yang*, Stability of sulfate doped SrCoO3-delta MIEC membrane, J. Membr. Sci., 501 (2016) 53-59.
2015
[60] Yan Liu, Xuefeng Zhu*, Mingrun Li, Ryan P. O’Hayre, Weishen Yang*, Nanoparticles at grain boundaries inhibit the phase transformation of perovskite membrane, Nano Lett., 15 (2015) 7678−7683.
[59] Yan Liu, Xuefeng Zhu*, Mingrun Li, Wenping Li, Weishen Yang*, Degradation and stabilization of perovskite membranes containing silicon impurity at low temperature, J. Membr. Sci., 492 (2015)173–180.
[58] Yan Liu, Xuefeng Zhu*, Weishen Yang*, Degradation mechanism analysis of Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-delta membranes at intermediate-low temperatures, AIChE J., 61 (2015) 3879-3888.
[57] Bing Xu, Xuefeng Zhu*, Zhongwei Cao, Lina Yang*, Weishen Yang, Catalytic oxidative dehydrogenation of n-butane over V2O5/MO-Al2O3 (M = Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba) catalysts, Chin. J. Catal., 36 (2015) 1060–1067.
[56] Zhongwei Cao, Xuefeng Zhu*, Wenping Li, Bing Xu, Lina Yang*, Weishen Yang, Asymmetric dual-phase membranes prepared via tape-casting and co-lamination for oxygen permeation, Mater. Lett., 147(2015)88–91.
[55] Kaiyue Zhu, Huanying Liu, Xuefeng Zhu*, Yan Liu, Weishen Yang*, Enhanced performance of solid oxide fuel cells by introducing a transition layer between nanostructured cathode and electrolyte, Int. J. Hydro. Energy, 40 (2015) 501-508.
[54] Wenping Li, Xuefeng Zhu*, Zhongwei Cao, Weiping Wang, Weishen Yang*, Mixed ionic-electronic conducting (MIEC) membranes for hydrogen production from water splitting, Int. J. Hydro. Energy, 40 (2015) 3452-3461.
2014
[53] Hongbo Li, Xuefeng Zhu*, Yan Liu, Weiping Wang, Weishen Yang*, Comparative investigation of dual-phase membranes containing cobalt and iron-based mixed conducting perovskite for oxygen permeation, J. Membr. Sci., 462(2014)170–177.
[52] Huanying Liu, Xuefeng Zhu*, Mingrun Li, Qiwen Tang, Gongquan Sun, Weishen Yang*, Single Crystal  (Mn,Co)3O4 Octahedra for Highly Efficient Oxygen Reduction Reactions, Electrochim. Acta 144 (2014) e31–e41.
2013
[51] Xuefeng Zhu*, Yan Liu, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Ce0.85Sm0.15O1.925-Sm0.6Sr0.4Al0.3Fe0.7O3 dual-phase membranes: One-pot synthesis and stability in a CO2 atmosphere, Solid State Ionics, 253 (2013) 57 – 63.
[50] Yan Liu Xuefeng Zhu*, Mingrun Li, Weishen Yang*, Stabilization of Low-Temperature Degradation in Mixed Ionic and Electronic Conducting Perovskite Oxygen Permeation Membranes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52 (2013) 3232– 3236.
[49] Huanying Liu, Xuefeng Zhu*, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Electrochemical performances of spinel oxides as cathodes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 38 (2013) 1052 – 1057.
[48] Hongbo Li, Yan Liu, Xuefeng Zhu*, You Cong, Shuping Xu, Weiqing Xu*, Weishen Yang, Oxygen permeation through Ca-contained dual-phase membranes for oxyfuel CO2 capture, Sep. Purif. Technol., 114 (2013) 31–37.
[47] Dandan Cai, Dongdong Li, Suqing Wang, Xuefeng Zhu, Weishen Yang, Shanqing Zhang, Haihui Wang*, High rate capability of TiO2/nitrogen-doped graphene nanocomposite as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries, J. Alloys Compounds 561 (2013) 54–58.
[46] Le Zhang, Suqing Wang, Dandan Cai, Peichao Lian, Xuefeng Zhu, Weishen Yang, Haihui Wang*, Li3V2(PO4)3@C/graphene composite with improved cycling performance as cathode material for lithium-ion batteries, Electrochim. Acta, 91 (2013) 108-113. 
[45] DandanCai, Suqing Wang, Peichao Lian, Xuefeng Zhu, Dongdong Li, Weishen Yang, Haihui Wang*, Super high capacity and rate capability of high-level nitrogen-doped graphene sheets as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries, Electrochim. Acta, 90 (2013) 492-497.
2012
[44] Xuefeng Zhu*, Huanying Liu, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Permeation model and experimental investigation of mixed conducting membranes, AIChE J., 58 (2012) 1744-1754.
[43] Dandan Cai, Lian Peichao, Xuefeng Zhu, Shuzhao Liang, Weishen Yang, Haihui Wang*, High specific capacity of TiO2-graphene nanocomposite as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries in an enlarged potential window, Electrochim. Acta, 74 (2012) 65-72.
[42] Huanying Liu, Xuefeng Zhu*, You Cong, Tianyu Zhang, Weishen Yang*, Remarkable dependence of electrochemical performance of SrCo0.8Fe0.2O3-delta on A-site nonstoichiometry, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 14 (2012) 7234-7239.
[41] Xuefeng Zhu*, Huanying Liu, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Novel dual-phase membranes for CO2 capture via an oxyfuel route, Chem. Commun., 48 (2012) 251–253.
[40] Le Zhang, Hongfa Xiang, Xuefeng Zhu, Weishen Yang, Haihui Wang*, Synthesis of LiFePO4/C composite as a cathode material for lithium-ion battery by a novel two-step method, J. Mater. Sci., 47 (2012) 3076-3081. 
[39] Xuefeng Zhu*, Minrun Li, Huanying Liu, Tianyu Zhang, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Design and experimental investigation of oxide ceramic dual-phase membranes, J. Membr. Sci., 394-395 (2012) 120–130. 
[38] Shijing Zhan*, Xuefeng Zhu, Weiping Wang, Weishen Yang, Stability and transport conductivity of Perovskite type BaZrxCe0.8-xNd0.2O3-delta, Adv. Mater. Res., 554-556 (2012) 404-407.
[37] Shijing Zhan*, Xuefeng Zhu, Weiping Wang, Feisi Huang, Weishen Yang, Permeation Properties and Stability of  Ni-BaCe0.4Zr0.4Nd0.2O3-delta membrane for Hydrogen Separation, Adv. Mater. Res., 512-515 (2012) 1422-1425. 
2011
[36] Peichao Lian, Shuzhao Liang, Xuefeng Zhu, Weishen Yang, Haihui Wang*, A novelFe3O4-SnO2-graphene ternary nanocomposite as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries,Electrochim. Acta, 58 (2011) 81-88.
[35] Shuzhao Liang, Xuefeng Zhu, Peichao Lian, WeishenYang, Haihui Wang*, Superior cycle performance of Sn@C/graphene nanocomposite as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries, J. Solid State Chem., 184 (2011) 1400-1404.
[34] Xuefeng Zhu*, Qiming Li, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Unsteady state permeation of ceria based dual-phase composite membranes in initial stage, Solid State Ionics, 185 (2011) 27–31.
[33] Huanying Liu, Xuefeng Zhu*, Christine Sun, Mojie Cheng, Weishen Yang*, Novel Mn1.5Co1.5O4 spinel cathodes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells, Chem. Commun., 47 (2011) 2378–2380.
[32] Qiming Li, Xuefeng Zhu*, Yufeng He, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Effects of sintering temperature on properties of dual-phase oxygen permeation membranes, J. Membr. Sci., 367 (2011) 134-140.
[31] Yufeng He, Xuefeng Zhu, Qiming Li, Weishen Yang, The role of A-site ion nonstoichiometry in the oxygen absorption properties of Sr1+xCo0.8Fe0.2O3 oxides, AIChE J., 57 (2011) 87–95.
[30] Peichao Lian, Xuefeng Zhu, Shuzhao Liang, Zhong Li, Weishen Yang, Haihui Wang, High reversible capacity of SnO2/graphene nanocomposite as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries, Electrochim. Acta, 56 (2011) 4532-4539.
2010
[29] Qiming Li, Xuefeng Zhu, Weishen Yang*, Investigation of structure and oxygen permeability of Ba-Ce-Co-Fe-O system, Mater. Res. Bull., 45 (2010) 1112–1117.
[28] Xuefeng Zhu*, Qiming Li, Yufeng He, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Oxygen permeation and partial oxidation of methane in dual-phase membrane reactors, J. Membr. Sci., 360 (2010) 454–460.
[27] Qiming Li, Xuefeng Zhu, Yufeng He, Weishen Yang*, Oxygen permeability and stability of BaCe0.1Co0.4Fe0.5O3-delta oxygen permeable membrane, Sep. Purif. Techn., 73 (2010) 38–43.
[26] Qiming Li, Xuefeng Zhu, Yufeng He, Weishen Yang*, Partial oxidation of methane in BaCe0.1Co0.4Fe0.5O3-delta membrane reactor, Catal. Today, 149 (2010) 185–190.
[25] Yufeng He, Xuefeng Zhu*, Zhenfang Guo, Weishen Yang*, Phase transitions in Sr1+xCo0.8Fe0.2O3-delta oxides, Mater. Lett., 64 (2010) 1618–1621.
[24] Shumin Sun, M. Rebeilleau-Dassonneville, Xuefeng Zhu, Wenling Chu, Weishen Yang*, Ammonia oxidation in Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-delta membrane reactor, Catal. Today, 149 (2010) 167–171.
[23] Xuefeng Zhu, Haibing Wang, Y.S. Lin*, Effect of the Membrane Quality on Gas Permeation and Chemical Vapor Deposition Modification of MFI-Type Zeolite Membranes, Ind. & Eng. Chem. Res., 49 (2010) 10026-10033. 
[22] Peichao Lian, Xuefeng Zhu, Hongfa Xiang Zhong Li, Weishen Yang, Haihui Wang*, Enhanced cycling performance of Fe3O4-graphene nanocomposite as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries, Electrochim., Acta, 56 (2010) 834-840.
[21] Peichao Lian, Xuefeng Zhu, Shuzhao Liang, Zhong Li, Weishen Yang, Haihui Wang*, Large reversible capacity of high quality graphene sheets as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries, Electrochim., Acta, 55 (2010) 3909-3914.
2009
[20] Xuefeng Zhu, Shumin Sun, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Operation of perovskite membrane under vacuum and elevated pressures for high-purity oxygen production, J. Membr. Sci., 345 (2009) 47–52.
[19] Yufeng He, Xuefeng Zhu, Qiming Li, Weishen Yang*, Perovskite oxides for use in a high- temperature oxygen pressure swing absorption process for oxygen separation, AIChE J., 55 (2009) 3125–3133.
[18] Shijing Zhan, Xuefeng Zhu, Baofeng Ji, Weiping Wang, Xiaoliang Zhang, Jibo Wang, Weishen Yang*, Liwu Lin, Preparation and hydrogen permeation of SrCe0.95Y0.05O3-delta asymmetrical membranes, J. Membr. Sci., 340 (2009) 241–248.
[17] Baofeng JI, Jibo Wang, Wenling Chu, Xuefeng Zhu, Weishen Yang*, Liwu Lin, In situ monitoring of the oxygen activity on a Mg2V2O7 catalyst during the oxidative dehydrogenation of propane, Chin. J. Catal., 30 (2009) 375-377. 
[16] Jibo Wang, Baofeng Ji, Xuefeng Zhu*, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Effects of synthesis methods of BICUVOX.10 membranes on oxygen permeation at moderate temperatures, Chin. J. Catal., 30 (2009) 926-932.
[15] 朱雪峰*, 杨维慎*, 混合导体透氧膜反应器,催化学报, 30 (2009) 801–816. 
[14] 詹世景,朱雪峰*,王卫平,计宝峰,杨维慎*,林励吾,Ni-BaCe0.6Zr0.2Nd0.2O3-δ金属陶瓷双相膜的氢渗透性与稳定性, 催化学报,30 (2009) 986-990.
2008
[13] Xuefeng Zhu, Weishen Yang*, Composite membrane based on ionic conductor and mixed conductor for oxygen permeation, AIChE J., 54 (2008) 665-672.
[12] Xuefeng Zhu, Haihui Wang, Weishen Yang*, Relationship between homogeneity and oxygen permeability of composite membranes, J. Membr. Sci., 39 (2008) 120-127.
[11] Xuefeng Zhu, Shumin Sun, Yufeng He, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, New concept on air separation, J. Membr. Sci., 323 (2008) 221-224.
[10] Qiming Li, Xuefeng Zhu, Weishen Yang*, Single-step fabrication of asymmetric dual-phase composite membranes for oxygen separation, J. Membr. Sci., 325 (2008) 11-15.
[9] Xuefeng Zhu, Qiming Li, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Syngas generation in a membrane reactor with a highly stable ceramic composite membrane, Catal. Commun., 10 (2008) 309–312. 
2006~2007
[8] Xuefeng Zhu, Haihui Wang, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Oxygen permeability and structural stability of BaCe0.15Fe0.85O3-delta membranes, J. Membr. Sci., 283 (2006) 38-44.
[7] Xuefeng Zhu, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Effects of synthesis methods on the oxygen permeable BaCe0.15Fe0.85O3-delta ceramic membranes, J. Membr. Sci., 283 (2006) 158-163.
[6] Xuefeng Zhu, Haihui Wang, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Structure and oxygen permeation of cerium light doped BaFeO3-delta ceramic membranes, Solid State Ionics, 117 (2006) 2917-2921.
[5] Xuefeng Zhu, Haihui Wang, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Partial oxidization of methane to syngas in BaCe0.15Fe0.85O3-delta membrane reactor, Catal. Lett., 111 (2006) 179-185.
2003~2005
[4] Weishen Yang*, Haihui Wang, Xuefeng Zhu, Liwu Lin, Development and application of oxygen permeable membrane in selective oxidation of light alkanes, Topics in Catal., 35 (2005) 155-167.
[3] Xuefeng Zhu, Weishen Yang*, Novel cobalt-free oxygen permeable membrane, Chem. Commun., (2004) 1130-1132.
[2] Haihui Wang, You Cong, Xuefeng Zhu, Weishen Yang*, Oxidative dehydrogenation of propane in a dense tubular membrane reactor, Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters, 79 (2003) 351.
[1] Haihui Wang, You Cong, Y.S.Lin, Xuefeng Zhu, Weishen Yang*, Structure and oxygen permeability of a dual-phase membrane, J. Membr. Sci., 224 (2003) 107.

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