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Yida Deng


Dr. Yida Deng, 43 years old, is a professor working at School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin University. Prior to joining thefaculty at Tianjin University, heworked as an Associate Professorin Department of Materials Scienceand Engineering at Shanghai JiaoTong University.

He graduated from Hainan University with a BSc in 1997, and recived MSc from Central-South University in 2003. He received his Ph.D. from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2006.During his Ph.D.period, he has focused his research onthe microwave characterization of nickel-based hollow nanostructures synthesized via an autocatalytic reductionapproach. After obtaining the Ph.D degree, he worked inShanghai Jiao Tong University. Dr. Deng wasfocus on his research on the development of the high-active electrode materials, involvingin metal, metal oxide, sulfide and phosphide nanostructures, for electrochemical and energy applications. From 2010.3 to 2010.9, he had visited the Department of physics in University of Stuttgart, Germany, as a Visiting Scholar. From 2014 to now, wasfocus on his research on the development of electrode materials for metal–air batteries, direct fuel cell systemand water splitting.

Dr. Deng has authored/co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed research articles, including Chemical Society Reviews; Advanced Materials; Advanced Energy Materials; Nano Energy;Chemistry of Materials,etc, and has filed over dozen patents and patent applications.

Current Research

  • Surface/interface regulation of platinum-based multimetallic nanostructure
  • Design and synthesis of transition metal (Ni, Co, Cu, Mo and Fe)-based nanocatalystsfor water splitting electrocatalysis
  • Development of the electrode materials for metal–air batteries

Interested topics

  • Noble metal-based nanomaterials for direct fuel cell system
  • Design and synthesis of transition metal-based nanocatalystsfor water splitting electrocatalysis
  • Development of the flexible and knittable metal–air batteries
  • Dr. Jun Lu (ArgonneNatl Lab, ChemSci&EngnDiv, 9700 S Cass Ave,Argonne, IL 60439 USA)
  • Prof. Jinhua Ye (NatlInst Mat Sci, IntCtr Mat Nanoarchitecton WPI MANA, Photocatalyt Mat Grp, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 3050044, Japan)