Mengyuan Zhang, Jiaqian Qin*, Pengfei Yu, Bing Zhang, Mingzhen ma, Xinyu Zhang*, Riping Liu, Facile synthesis of a ZnO-BiOI p-n nano-heterojunction with excellent visible-light photocatalytic activity, Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 9 (2018) 789-800 link

Prasit Pattananuwat, Paphinwit Thammasaroj, Weerapong Nuanwat, Jiaqian Qin, Pranut Potiyaraj, One-pot method to synthesis polyaniline wrapped graphene aerogel/silver nanoparticle composites for solid-state supercapacitor devices, Materials Letters 217 (2018) 104-108 link

Jiaqian Qin*, Mengyuan Zhang, Saravanan Rajendran, Xinyu Zhang*, Riping Liu, Facile synthesis of graphene-AgVO3 nanocomposite with excellent supercapacitor performance, Materials Chemistry and Physics (2018) Accepted  link

Chao Liu, Jiaqian Qin, Zhihao Feng, Shiliang Zhang, Mingzhen Ma, Xinyu Zhang, Riping Liu, Improving the microstructure and mechanical properties of Zr-Ti alloy by nickel addition, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 737 (2018) 405-411. link

Chunsheng Lei, Meng Pi, Bei Cheng, Chuanjia Jiang, Jiaqian Qin, Fabrication of hierarchical porous ZnO/NiO hollow microspheres for adsorptive removal of Congo red, Applied Surface Science, 435 (2018) 1002-1010. link

Thanyalux Wanotayan, Joongjai Panpranot, Jiaqian Qin, Yuttanant Boonyongmaneerat, Microstructures and photocatalytic properties of ZnO films fabricated by Zn electrodeposition and heat treatment, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 74(2018) 232-237. link

Guohui Yi,Xinyu Zhang, Jinliang Ning, Jiaqian Qin, Xiaowei Sun, Qin Jing, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu, Structural, elastic and anisotropic properties of CuZr from first-principles calculations, Materials Chemistry and Physics 203 (2018) 166-172  link


Shanmin Wang, Hui Ge, Wenpeng Han, Yongjun Li, Jianzhong Zhang, Xiaohui Yu, Jiaqian Qin, Zewei Quan, Xiaodong Wen, Xuekuan Li, Liping Wang, Luke L Daemen, Duanwei He, Yusheng Zhao, Synthesis of Onion-Like δ-MoN Catalyst for Selective Hydrogenation, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121 (2017) 19451-19460 link

Chunsheng Lei,  Meng Pi, Wen Zhou, Yingqing Guo, Fenge Zhang, Jiaqian Qin*, Synthesis of hierarchical porous flower-like ZnO-AlOOH structures and their applications in adsorption of Congo Red, Chemical Physics Letters, 687 (2017) 143-151. link

Chengwu Yang, Jiaqian Qin*, Zhe Xue, Mingzhen Ma, Xinyu Zhang, Riping Liu, Rational design of carbon-doped TiO 2 modified gC 3 N 4 via in-situ heat treatment for drastically improved photocatalytic hydrogen with excellent photostability, Nano Energy, 41 (2017) 1-9. link

Jun Li, Xinyu Zhang*, Jiaqian Qin*, Mingzhen Ma, and Riping Liu, Strength and grain refinement of Ti-30Zr-5Al-3V alloy by Fe addition”, Materials Science & Engineering A 691 (2017) 25-30 link

Vinod Kumar Gupta, R Saravanan, Shilpi Agarwal, F Gracia, M Mansoob Khan, Jiaqian Qin, RV Mangalaraja, Degradation of azo dyes under different wavelengths of UV light with chitosan-SnO2 nanocomposites, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 232 (2017) 423-430. link

Jiaqian Qin*, Chengwu Yang, Meng Cao, Xinyu Zhang*, Saravanan Rajendran, Sarintorn Limpanart, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu, Two-dimensional porous sheet-like carbon-doped ZnO/g-C3N4 nanocomposite with high visible-light photocatalytic performance, Materials Letters 189 (2017) 156-159. link

Chengwu Yang, Xinyu Zhang*, Jiaqian Qin*, Xi Shen, Richeng Yu, Mingzhen Ma, and Riping Liu, Porous carbon-doped TiO2 on TiC nanostructures for enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen production under visible light, Journal of Catalysis 347 (2017) 36-44. link

Malay Kumar Das, Rongxia Li, Jiaqian Qin*, Xinyu Zhang*, Kumkumlata Das, Adisak Thueploy, Sarintorn Limpanart, Yuttanat Boonyongmaneerat, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu,Effect of electrodeposition conditions on structure and mechanical properties of Ni-W/diamond composite coatings, Surface and Coatings Technology 309 (2017) 337-343. link

Jiaqian Qin*, Xinyu Zhang, Chengwu Yang, Meng Cao, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu, ZnO microspheres-reduced graphene oxide nanocomposite for photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue dye, Applied Surface Science, 392 (2017) 196-203. link

Malay Kumar Das, Jiaqian Qin*, Xinyu Zhang*, Rongxia Li, Adisak Thueploy, Sarintorn Limpanart, Yuttanat Boonyongmaneerat, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu, Effect of Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate and Sodium Bromide Additives on Ni–W Nanocoatings, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 17 (2017)


Jiaqian Qin*,  Xinyu Zhang,  Kamontorn Umporntheep, Vasin Auejitthavorn, Rongxia Li, Panyawat Wangyao, Yuttanant Boonyongmaneerat, Sarintorn Limpanart, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu, Electrodeposition and Mechanical Properties of Ni-W Matrix Composite Coatings with Embedded Amorphous Boron Particles, Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 11(2016)9529-9541. link

Saravanan Rajendran, Mohammad Mansoob Khan, F Gracia, Jiaqian Qin, Vinod Kumar Gupta, Stephen Arumainathan,Ce3+-ion-induced visible-light photocatalytic degradation and electrochemical activity of ZnO/CeO2 nanocomposite, Scientific Reports, 6 (2016) 31641. link

Jiaqian Qin*, Xinyu Zhang, Chengwu Yang, Aijun Song, Bing Zhang, R Saravanan, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu, Effect of Ag+ and PO43− ratios on the microstructure and photocatalytic activity of Ag3PO4, Functional Materials Letters, 9 (2016) 1650063. link

Xinyu Zhang, Jiaqian Qin*, Malay Kumar Das, Ruru Hao, Hua Zhong, Adisak Thueploy, Sarintorn Limpanart, Yuttanant Boonyongmaneerat, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu,Co-electrodeposition of hard Ni-W/diamond nanocomposite coatings, Scientific Reports, 6 (2016) 22285. link

Pei Wang, Yonggang Wang, Liping Wang, Xinyu Zhang, Xiaohui Yu, Jinlong Zhu, Shanmin Wang, Jiaqian Qin, Kurt Leinenweber, Haihua Chen, Duanwei He, Yusheng Zhao, Elastic, magnetic and electronic properties of iridium phosphide Ir2P, Scientific Reports, 6 (2016) 21787. link

Jinliang Ning, Xinyu Zhang, Jiaqian Qin, Limin Wang, Daniele Passerone, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu, Origin of distinct hydrogen absorption behavior of Zr2Pd and ZrPd2, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy,41 (2016) 1736-1743 link

Jinliang Ning, Xinyu Zhang, Jiaqian Qin, Shiliang Zhang, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu, Distinct electron density topologies and elastic properties of two similar omega phases: ω-Zr and Zr2Al, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 660 (2016) 316-323. link

Ruru Hao, Xinyu Zhang,* Jiaqian Qin,* Jinliang Ning, Suhong Zhang, Zhi Niu, Mingzhen Ma and Riping Liu, Anisotropy in elasticity and thermodynamic properties of zirconium tetraboride under high pressure, RSC Advances, 5 (2015) 77399 – 77406 link

Xinyu Zhang, Jiaqian Qin*, Ruru Hao, Li-Min Wang, Xi Shen, Richeng Yu, Sarintorn Limpanart, Mingzhen Ma, and Riping Liu, Carbon-Doped ZnO Nanostructures: Facile Synthesis and Visible Light Photocatalytic Applications, J. Phys. Chem. C,119 (2015) 20544–20554. Link

Guohui Yi, Xinyu Zhang, Jiaqian Qin*, Jinliang Ning, Suhong Zhang, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu, Effects of Ni and Ti on the phase stability, martensitic transformation and mechanical properties of B2 CuZr phase, Computational Materials Science, 110 (2015) 121-125. link

Malay Kumar Das, Ruru Hao, Ekachai Srikaen, Adisak Thueploy, Sarintorn Limpanart, Yuttanat Boonyongmaneerat, Jiaqian Qin*, Effect of saccharin sodium on the microstructure and hardness of electrodeposited Ni-W coatings, Key Engineering Materials, 659 (2015) 535-539.Link

Xinyu Zhang, Jiaqian Qin*, Thanyanant Perasinjareon, Wichittra Aeksen, Malay Kumar Das, Ruru Hao, Bing Zhang, Panyawat Wangyao, Yuttanant Boonyongmaneerat, Sarintorn Limpanart, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu, Preparation and hardness of pulse electrodeposited Ni-W-diamond composite coatings, Surface and Coatings Technology 276 (2015) 228–232. Link

Guohui Yi, Xinyu Zhang, Jiaqian Qin*, Jinliang Ning, Suhong Zhang, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu, Mechanical, electronic and thermal properties of Cu 5 Zr and Cu 5 Hf by first-principles calculations, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 640 (2015) 455-461. Link

Ruru Hao, Xinyu Zhang, Jiaqian Qin*, Suhong Zhang, Jinliang Ning, Na Sun, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu,Theoretical prediction of structural stability, electronic and elastic properties of ZrSi 2 under pressure. RSC Advances, 5 (2015) 36779-36786. Link

Xinyu Zhang, Jiaqian Qin*, Hanyu Liu, Shiliang Zhang, Mingzhen Ma, Wei Luo, Riping Liu, Rajeev Ahuja, Pressure-induced zigzag phosphorus chain and superconductivity in boron monophosphide, Scientific Reports 5 (2015) 8761. Link

Xinting Li, Xinyu Zhang, Jiaqian Qin*, Yan Zhu, Suhong Zhang, Jinliang Ning, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu, First-principles investigations of structural, electronic, optical and thermodynamic properties of CdxMg 1− xS alloys, Computational Materials Science, 101 (2015) 242-247. Link

J. Ning, X. Zhang, J. Qin, Y. Liu, M. Ma, R. Liu, Phase competition mediated by composition and pressure in Zr2Cu1-xNix system, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 618 (2015) 73-77. Link

Jiaqian Qin*, Xinyu Zhang, Yannan Xue, Malay Kumar Das, Adisak Thueploy, Sarintorn Limpanart, Yuttanant Boonyongmaneerat, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu, The high concentration and uniform distribution of diamond particles in Ni-diamond composite coatings by sediment co-deposition, Surface and Interface Analysis 47 (2015) 331-339. Link

Suhong Zhang, Xinyu Zhang, Yan Zhu, Mingzhen Ma, Jiaqian Qin, Riping Liu, Elastic and thermodynamic properties of Rh and Rh3Zr under pressure from first-principles calculation, Materials Chemistry and Physics 149-150 (2015) 553-558. Link


Jiaqian Qin*, X. Zhang, Y. Xue, N. Kittiwattanothai, P. Kongsittikul, N. Rodthongkum, S. Limpanart, M. Ma, R. Liu, A facile synthesis of nanorods of ZnO/ Graphene oxide composites with enhanced photocatalytic activity, Applied Surface Science 321 (2014) 226-232. Link

X. Li, X. Zhang, J. Qin*, S. Zhang, J. Ning, R. Jing, M. Ma, R. Liu, First-principles calculations of structural stability and mechanical properties of tungsten carbide under high pressure, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 75 (2014) 1234-1239. Link

Xinyu Zhang, Jiaqian Qin*, Yanan Xue, Pengfei Yu, Bing Zhang, Limin Wang, and Riping Liu, Effect of aspect ratio and surface defects on the photocatalytic activity of ZnO nanorods, Scientific Reports 4 (2014) 4596. Link

Yanan Xue, Jiaqian Qin*, Xinyu Zhang, and Riping Liu, In situ high pressure synthesis of cBN-based composites,  Functional Materials Letters 7 (2014) 1450040. Link

Suhong Zhang, Xinyu Zhang, Yan Zhu, Na Sun, Jiaqian Qin, Riping Liu, Mechanical and electronic properties of Rh and Rh3Zr from first-principles calculation, Solid State Communications 189 (2014) 43. Link

Na Sun, Xinyu Zhang, Jiaqian Qin*, Jinliang Ning, Suhong Zhang, Shunxing Liang, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu, First principle study of elastic and thermodynamic properties of ZrZn2 and HfZn2 under high pressure, Journal of Applied Physics 115 (2014) 083514. Link

Jiaqian Qin*, Yanan Xue, Xinyu Zhang, and Riping Liu, Mechanical-assisted preparation and photocatalytic properties of almost-visible light-driven ZnO/ZnFe2O4 nanocomposites, MRS Proceedings 1641 (2014) mrsf13-1641-aa09-48. Link


Xinyu Zhang*, Jiaqian Qin*,  Jinliang Ning, Xiaowei Sun, Xinting Li, Mingzhen Ma, and Riping Liu* First principle study of elastic and thermodynamic properties of FeB4 under high pressure, Journal of Applied Physics 114 (2013) 183517. Link

Xinyu Zhang*, Jiaqian Qin*,  Xiaowei Sun, Yanan Xue, Mingzhen Ma, and Riping Liu*, First-principles structural design of superhard material of ZrB4, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15 (2013) 20894-20899. Link

Xinyu Zhang*, Jiaqian Qin*,  Yanan Xue, Shiliang Zhang, Qin Jing, Mingzhen Ma, and Riping Liu*, Deformation-induced bonding evolution of iron tetraboride and its electronic origin, Phys. Status Solidi RRL, 7 (2013), 1022-1025. Link

Xiaowei Sun, Xinyu Zhang, Yan Zhu, Suhong Zhang, Jiaqian Qin, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu, First-principles study of ZrC x N1− x alloys with electron concentration modulation, Journal of Materials Science, 48 (2013) 7743-7748. Link

Jiaqian Qin*, Xinyu Zhang, Yannan Xue, Xinting Li, Mingzhen Ma, Riping Liu, Structure and mechanical properties of tungsten mononitride under high pressure from first-principles calculations, Computational Materials Science, 79 (2013) 456-462. Link

Jiaqian Qin*, Duanwei He, Phase stability of Ti3SiC2 at high pressure and high temperature, Ceramics International, 39 (2013) 9361-9367. Link

L. Lei, H. Ohfuji, Jiaqian Qin, X. Zhang, F. Wang, T. Irifune, High-pressure Raman spectroscopy study of LiGaO2, Solid State Communications, 164 (2013) 6-10. Link


S. Wang, X. Yu, Z. Lin, R. Zhang, D. He, J. Qin, J. Zhu, J. Han, L. Wang, H-K. Mao, J. Zhang, Y. Zhao, Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Elastic Properties of Novel Tungsten Nitrides, Chemistry of Material, 24 (2012) 3023-3028. Link

L. Lei, H. Ohfuji, T. Irifune, J. Qin, X. Zhang, T. Shinmei. Disorder-activated Raman Spectra of Cubic Rocksalt-type Li(1-x)/2Ga(1-x)/2MxO (M = Mg, Zn) Alloys, Journal of Applied Physics 112 (2012) 043501. Link

Jiaqian Qin*, Zhufeng Hou, Xinyu Zhang, Strength and bonding nature of superhard Z-carbon from first-principle study, AIP Advances 2 (2012) 022160. Link

Haini Dong, Susannah M. Dorfman, Ying Chen, Haikuo Wang, Jianghua Wang, Jiaqian Qin, Duanwei He,and Thomas S. Duffy, Compressibility and strength of nanocrystalline tungsten boride under compression to 60 GPa, Journal of Applied Physics 111 (2012) 123514. Link

Jiaqian Qin*, Norimasa Nishiyama, Hiroaki Ohfuji, Toru Shinmei, Li Lei, Duanwei He, Tetsuo Irifune, Polycrystalline γ-boron: As hard as polycrystalline cubic boron nitride, Script Materialia 67 (2012) 257. Link

Jiaqian Qin*, Tetsu Irifune, Haruhiko Dekura, Hiroaki Ohfuji, Norimasa Nishiyama, Li Lei, Toru Shinmei, Phase relations in boron at pressures up to 18 GPa and temperatures up to 2200 oC, Physical Review  B 85 (2012) 014107. Link


Ying Chen, Duanwei He*, Jiaqian Qin, Zili Kou, Yan Bi. Ultrasonic and hardness measurements for ultrahigh pressure prepared WB ceramics. International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials. 29 (2011) 329-331.Link

Pei An, Z. He, Jiaqian Qin, Ziyang Li, Yongjun Li, Zili Kou, Duanwei He, Stability of titanium-aluminium nitride (Ti2AlN) at high pressure and high temperature, Journal of Wuhan University of Technology(Materials Science), 26(5), (2011),914-919.Link

Shanmin Wang, Zhao Wang, Jiaqian Qin, Wendan Wang, Wenyong Li, Duanwei He, Nanocrystalline MoS2 through Directional Growth along the (002) Crystal Plane under High Pressure, Materials Chemistry and Physics. 130 (2011) 170-174. Link

Chenji Liu, Fang Peng*,Ning Tan, Jing Liu, Fengjiao Li, Jiaqian Qin, JianghuaWang, QimingWang and Duanwei He. Low-compressibility of tungsten tetraboride: a high pressure X-ray diffraction study . High Pressure Research. ,31 (2) (2011) 275-282. Link


Kai He, Duanwei He*, Li Lei, Yongtao Zou, Jiaqian Qin, Shanmin Wang. Synthesis of low density γ-Al2O3 from high density α-Al2O3 in the presence of LiBO2 melt under high pressure. Solid State Communications. 150 (2010) 2106–2108. Link

Z. Wang, D. He, W. Zhang, W. Li, W. Li, Jiaqian Qin, L. Lei, Y. Zou, X. Yang, Protable high pressure sapphire anvil cell for gas hydrates research, Review of Scientific Instruments, 81 (2010) 085102. Link

Z. Li, Z. Kou, P. An, Jiaqian Qin, Thermal stability of Ti3AlC2 at static high pressure, Cailiao Yanjiu Xuebao/ Chinese Journal of Materials Research, 24 (2010) 368-372. Link

Ying Chen, Duanwei He, Jiaqian Qin, Zili Kou, Shanmin Wang, Jianghua Wang, Ultrahigh pressure densification of nanocrystalline WB ceramics, Journal of Material Research. 25 (2010) 637-640. Link

Qaunsheng Song, Jiaqian Qin*, Hongju Wang, Zili Kou, A Study of Stress in Polycrystalline Diamond Compact (PDC) Using X-Ray Diffraction, Journal of Atomic and Molecular Physics. 27(3) (2010) 

Pei An, Zili Kou, Ziyang Li, Jiaqian Qin, Thermal stability of Ti2AlN/Al under high pressure,Journal of high pressure physics, 24 (2010), 71-75. Link


Jiaqian Qin, Duanwei He, Li Lei, Pei An, Leiming Fang, Yongjun Li, Fulong Wang, and Zili Kou, Differential thermal analysis study of phase segregation of Ti2AlC under high pressure and high temperature. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 476 (2009) L8-L10. Link

Li Lei, Duanwei He, Kai He, Jiaqian Qin, Shanmin Wang, Pressure-induced coordination changes in LiBO2, Journal of Solid State Chemistry 182 (2009) 3041-3048. Link

Yongfang Zhang, Zili Kou, Yongjun Li, Jian Zhang, Jiaqian Qin, Leiming Fang, High pressure and high temperature sintering of fine-grained PCD using bi-layered assembly. High pressure Research. 29 (2009) 325-334. Link


Jiaqian Qin, Duanwei He, Jianghua Wang, Leiming Fang, Li Lei, Yongjun Li, Juan Hu, Zili Kou, and Yan Bi. Is rhenium diboride a superhard material? Advanced Materials. 20 (2008) 4780-4783. Link

Jiaqian Qin, Duanwei He, Chao Chen, Jianghua Wang, Juan Hu, and Binwei Yang. Phase segregation of titanium-aluminium carbide (Ti2AlC) at high pressure and high temperature. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 462 (2008) L24-L27. Link

Jiaqian Qin, Zhao Wang, Leiming Fang, Fulong Wang, Li Lei, Yongjun Li, Jianghua Wang, Zili Kou, and Duanwei He, In situ electrical resistance study of Ti2AlC to 6 GPa. Solid state communications. 148 (2008) 431-434. Link

Yongjun Li, Sicheng Li, Ran Lv, Jiaqian Qin, Jian Zhang, Jianghua Wang, Fulong Wang, Zili Kou, and Duanwei He, Study of high pressure sintering behavior of cBN composites starting with cBN-Al mixtures. Journal of Material Research. 23 (2008) 2366-2372. Link

Li Yongjun, Chen Jinlan, Qin Jiaqian, Zhang Jian, Zhang Yongfang, Wu Hongru, Wang Fulong, Chen Xiaofang, Li Wenyong, Kou Zili, Effect of Al content in the starting mixture on the sintering behaviour of cBN-based compacts, Diamond & Abrasives Engineering, 169 (2009) 71-74.

Zhang Yongfang, Zhang Jian, Lv Ran, Fang Leiming, Li Yongjun, Qin Jiaqian, Kou Zili, Discussion on the sintering problem of fine grain PCD, Diamond & Abrasives Engineering, 168(2008), 61-64.



MS&T 2015, October 4-8, Columbus, OH., USA,
Title:” Development of Boron Composite Coatings” (Invited speaker)

The 7th Asian Conference on High pressure Research (ACHPR-7), January 16-18, 2015, Bangkok, Thailand. Title:”Polycrystalline gamma boron”


MSAT-8 & TMETC-8, December 15-16, 2014, Bangkok, Thailand. Title:”Effect of Additives on electrodeposited Ni-W alloy”

MSAT-8 & TMETC-8, December 15-16, 2014, Bangkok, Thailand. Title:” A facile synthesis of nanorods of ZnO/Graphene oxide composites with enhanced photocatalytic activity ”

MS&T 2014, October 12-16, Pittsburgh, Pa., USA, Title:”Effect of Deposition Parameters on Ni-diamond Monolayer Coatings by Sediment Co-deposition”

MS&T 2014, October 12-16, Pittsburgh, Pa., USA, Title:” Phase relations in boron at high pressure and high temperature” (Invited speaker)

2014 NRU summit III, August 1, 2014, Central Word, Bangkok, Thailand. Title:” A facile synthesis of nanorods of ZnO/Graphene oxide composites with enhanced photocatalytic activity”


2013 MRS Fall Meeting, December 1-6, 2013, Boston, US. Title:”Mechanical-assisted preparation and photocatalytic properties of visible light-driven ZnO nanorods”

International Conference on Traditional and Advanced Ceramics (ICTA2013), September 11-13, 2013, BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand. Title:”In Situ Synthesis of cBN-bansed Composites”

Joint Seminar between Metallurgy and Materials Science research Institute, Chulalongkorn University and Advanced Materials Research Centre (AMREC), September 1-4, 2013, AMREC, SIRIM, Penang, Malaysia. Title:”Diamond and Related Materials”


The 6th Thailand Metallurgy Conference, December 5-7, 2012, Holiday Inn, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Title: “Superhard Composite: cBN-Ti3SiC2 Composite”

Joint 2012 COMPRES ANNUAL MEETING and High-Pressure Mineral Physics Seminar-8, July 9-13, 2012, Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge, Lake Tahoe, CA, United States. Title “Synthesis and mechanical properties of polycrystalline gamma-boron”


XXII Congress and General Assembly International Union of Crystallography , IUCr2011 Madrid, Spain, 22-30 August 2011, Madrid, Spain. Title “Phase stability of boron relative to beta-boron under high pressure and high temperature”

GL-GRC Inter-institutional Science Symposium (at Geophysical Laboratory of The Carnegie Institution of Waashington),18-19 September 2011, Washington, USA, Title” Phase relations inboron at high pressure and high temperature”. Symposium “Materials synthesis under high pressure”, 14-15 October 2011, Matsuyama, Japan. Title” Synthesis of gamma- and tetragonal-boron at high pressure”

52th The High Pressure Conference of Japan, Okinawa, Japan, 9-12 November 2011, Okinawa, Japan. Title “Synthesis and Characterization of gamma-boron”


The 2nd TANDEM, Global-COE symposium on Deep Earth Mineralogy, 4-7 November 2010, Wuhan, China. Title “Synthesis of superhard gamma-boron under high pressure and temperature”.


The 14th high pressure symposium in China, 2-6 November 2008, Beijing, China, Title“Synthesis of ReB2 under high pressure and high temperature”

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Dean, SUSTech Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies

Director, Office of Scientific Research


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YUSHENG ZHAO   ( 赵予生 )

Prof. Zhao is a high-pressure physicist with extensive experience in diffraction studies of crystal structures, equations of state, phase transitions, and storage/transport properties of energy materials including advanced batteries, superhard materials, hydrous phases, mantle minerals, and metals and ceramics. His scientific interests include new energy researches, environmental sciences, condensed matter physics, materials sciences, crystallography, and geophysics; his technical specialties cover high P-T and high-P/low-T instrumentations (design, fabrication, and implementation) for neutron and synchrotron x-ray diffraction, ultrasonic elasticity measurement, and calorimetric thermal analysis.

Prof. Zhao is highly regarded in the research fields of energy/environmental materials (hydrogen storage, battery electrochemistry, geological CO2 sequestration, methane hydrates mining and exploration, etc.), superhard materials (synthesis of BC2N compound with hardness second only to diamond and making of thermally-stable ultratough diamond/SiC nano-composites), clathrate hydrates (crystal structure determination of H2·H2O hydrogen hydrate and characterization of formation kinetics), nano-mechanics (core-shell model explanation of work-hardening/work-softening in large deformations), and mineral physics (structural phase transitions in perovskites and chemical simulation of Erath deep interiors).

Prof. Zhao has been awarded by DOE/NNSA for his research excellence and significant contributions on superhard materials research (2003) and on accelerator neutron development (2001). He is also honored recently with a number of LANL Technology Transfer Awards (2005, 2006) and Distinguished Tech Licensing Award in 2007. In recent years, Dr. Zhao has been actively pushing for international collaborations on the large scientific facilities researches on energy and environmental materials using high-pressure technologies. He has been helping to establish Energy Institutes for Peking University and for Chinese Academy of Sciences. As an internationally recognized scientist, Prof. Zhao also serves in many review-, executive-, steering-, advisory- committees, such as COMPRES, CDAC, SNAP, HiPSEC, and J-PARC/HiP, for DOE, NSF and many national-wide and International-wide panels.



Current Research Interests:

  • Superionic Electrochemistry and Advanced Batteries
  • Crystal Chemistry and Physical Property Relationships
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Superhard Materials
  • Integrations of Multi-Tech High P-T Instrumentations
  • Synchrotron/Neutron Diffraction and 3D-Tomography



  • HiPSEC, University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Executive Director & Professor (2010 ~2015)
  • Los Alamos National Lab (LANL): Team Leader & Staff Scientist (1994~2012)
  • California Institute of Technology: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (1992~1994)
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook: D (Mineral Physics (1986~1992)
  • University of California, Berkeley: Visiting Research Fellow (1985~1986)
  • Peking University, China: Master of Science (1981~1984)
  • Peking University, China: Bachelor of Science (1977~1981)


Selected Honors and Scientific Services:        

  • HPCAT (High Pressure Collaborative Access Team) at Advanced Photon Source, Argonne, Executive Committee member, 2010 –
  • COMPRES: Consortium of Materials Property Research in Earth Sciences, (national-wide), Advisory Board member, 2012 –
  • CDAC (CDAC: Carnegie/DOE Alliance Center, A DOE-NNSA Center of Excellence): Steering Committee for Coordination of National Lab Research , 2003 – present
  • J-PARC (J-PARC: Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex), Advisory Committee for High-Pressure Neutron Research ,2009 –
  • National “Thousand Talents Plan” Scholar, Southern University of Science and Technology (CAS Institute of Physics, PKU College of Engineering), 2010 –
  • NSLS-II (National Synchrotron Light Source, Phase-II, Brookhaven National Laboratory) High-Pressure Research Consortium, Committee member, 2010 –
  • LANL Distinguished Technology Transfer Award on US Synthetic Licensing of US Patents for: “Drill-Bit Application of Dianond/SiC Nano-Composites” (2007)
  • LANL Technology Transfer Award on Outstanding Innovation and Patent Reorganization: “Diamond-Silicon Carbide Composites” (2006)
  • DOE/NNSA Award of Excellence for Defense Research Program on “High-Pressure Materials Research of Superhard and Ultratough Nanocomposites” (2003)
  • DOE/NNSA Award of Excellence for Defense Research Program on LANSCE Accelerator Development and Neutron Applications, (2001)
  • HiPSEC: The DOE Review Committee member for the NNSA High-Pressure Science and Engineering Center at UNLV, 2003 – 2007
  • HIPPO/LANL High Pressure Working Group for University of California Material Research UCMRD, (UC-wide), Committee member, 1997 – present
  • Served as reviewer for Hong-Kong Research Grants Council, 2008
  • Served as reviewer for European Science Foundation, 2004
  • Served as reviewer for research performance assessment of ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization), 2005
  • Served as reviewer for U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) for 2006 Cooperative Grants Program competition
  • Served as reviewer for many significant scientific journals, including: Science, Nature, PNAS, PRL, GRL, JACS, Adv. Mat., Nano Letters, etc. over the past 16 years.


Selected Research Funding (PI, Project Director/Leader, co-PI)

  • Manufacture R&D of Nano-Polycrystalline Superhard Materials, Peacock Team Project of Shenzhen, ¥30 M for 5 years (2016~2011), Zhao as PI.
  • Nano-Polycrystalline Superhard Materials, Guangdong Innovative & Entrepreneurial Research Team Program, ¥10 M for 5 years (2017~2012), Zhao as PI.
  • Manufacture R&D of Lithium Rich Anti-perovskite solid electrolyte based solid state battery (NNSFC), ¥09 M for 5 years (2018~2023), Y. Zhao as PI.
  • High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (HiPSEC), DOE/NNSA/SSAA (Stockpile Stewardship Academic Alliance) Program, $2.6M/year, for 2013-2017; $2.25M/year for 2010-2012; Zhao as Director/PI.
  • Lithium-Rich Anti-Perovskites as Superionic Solid Electrolytes, DOE ARPA-E, $2.78M for three years; 2013.2 – 2016.2; Zhao as PI.
  • Novel Anti-Perovskite Electrolytes for Superionic Lithium Transport, LANL Fund LDRD-ER_20110139ER, $380K/year for three years, FY2011– 2013, Y.Z. as PI
  • Non-Precious Metal Cathode Catalysts for Lithium-Air Batteries, LANL / LDRD-ER_ 20110483ER, $225K/year for two years, FY2011 – 2013, Y.Z. as co-PI
  • Super-Ionic Electrochemistry for Enhanced Battery Performances, LANL/ DRD-ER _20100525ER, Energy Feasibility; $150K/year, FY2010, Y. Z. as co-PI
  • High-P/Low-T Neutron Diffraction with ZAP Anvil Cell, in EFree: a DOE/BES Energy Frontier Research Center; $300K, FY2010 – 2012, Y.Z. as LANL co-PI
  • LAPTRON: Neutron Instrumentation for High Pressure Research, UC-Lab Research Program, $315K/year for three years, 2009 – 2011, Y. Zhao as Lab-PI.
  • Capacitive Hydrogen Storage Systems: Molecular Design of Structured Dielectrics, DOE-EERE On-Board Vehicular Hydrogen Storage project, $720K/year for three years, FY2009 – 2011, Y.Z. as co-PI
  • Novel Inclusion Compounds for Hydrogen Storage, LDRD-DR_20070008, $1,380K/year for three years, (FY2007 – 2009); Z. as PI.
  • Yusheng Zhao is also responsible to lead and operate high pressure neutron diffraction program at LANSCE and to support neutron users, which is supported by BES and DP operation funds at $300K-$400K/year level for 1996-2010.


Selected Patents

  • Superionic Solid Electrolyte made of Lithium Rich Anti-Perovskites; Inventors: Yusheng Zhao, Luke L. Daemen (International Patent: # WO 2014150763 A1; 2013).
  • Solid Electrolyte Thin-Film made of Li-Rich Anti-Perovskites, Inventors: Xujie Lv, Yusheng Zhao, Quanxi Jia (US Patent App. ####, 2014).
  • TRANSITION-METALS DOPED LITHIUM-RICH ANTI-PEROVSKITES FOR CATHODE APPLICATIONS; Inventors:  Yusheng Zhao, Jinlong Zhu, Shuai Li,  John P. Lemmon; (US Patent App. ####, 2015).


Selected Publications: (Total Citation > 11386, H-index = 52)

(Paper Totals = 295, in which IF> 10 is about 41)

[1]. Antiperovskite Li3OCl Superionic Conductor Films for Solid-State Li-Ion Batteries, Xujie Lü, John W Howard, Aiping Chen, Jinlong Zhu, Shuai Li, Gang Wu, Paul Dowden, Hongwu Xu, Yusheng Zhao, Quanxi Jia, Advanced Science, 3(3), (2016).

[2] Pressure-Induced Phase Transformation, Reversible Amorphization, and Anomalous Visible Light Response in Organolead Bromide Perovskite, Yonggang Wang, Xujie Lü, Wenge Yang, Ting Wen, Liuxiang Yang, Xiangting Ren, Lin Wang, Zheshuai Lin, Yusheng Zhao, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137 (34), 11144, (2015)

[3] Local structural distortion and electrical transport properties of Bi(Ni1/2Ti1/2)O3 perovskite under high pressure, J. Zhu, L. Yang, H-W. Wang, J. Zhang, W. Yang, X. Hong, C. Jin, Y. Zhao, Scientific Reports, 5, 18229, (2015)

[4] A New Molybdenum Nitride Catalyst with Rhombohedral MoS2 Structure for Hydrogenation Applications, Wang, S. M., H. Ge, S. L. Sun, J. Z. Zhang, F. M. Liu, X. D. Wen, X. H. Yu, L. P. Wang, Y. Zhang, H. W. Xu, J. C. Neuefeind, Z. F. Qin, C. F. Chen, C. Q. Jin, Y. W. Li, D. W. He and Y. S. Zhao, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137, 4815, (2015)

[5] A new lithium-rich anti-spinel in Li–O–Br system, Zhang, J., J. Zhu, L. Wang and Y. Zhao, Chem. Comm. 51, 9666, (2015)

[6] Structural manipulation approaches towards enhanced sodium ionic conductivity in Na-rich antiperovskites, Wang, Yonggang, Qinggei Wang, Zhenpu Liu, Zhengyang Zhou, Shuai Li, Jinlong Zhu, Ruqiang Zou, Yingxia Wang, Jianhua Lin, Yusheng Zhao, J. Power Sources, 293, 735, (2015)

[7] Li-rich anti-perovskite Li3OCl films with enhanced ionic conductivity, Lü, X., G. Wu, J. W. Howard, A. Chen, Y. Zhao, L. L. Daemen, Q. Jia, Chemical Communications, 50(78), 11520, (2014)

[8] Unusual structural evolution in KCuF3 at high temperatures by neutron powder diffraction, Marshall, L. G., J. Zhou, J. Zhang, J. Han, S. C. Vogel, X. Yu, Y. Zhao, M. Fernández-Díaz, J. Cheng, J. B. Goodenough, Phys. Rev. B, 87, 014109, (2013).

[9] Superionic Conductivity in Lithium-Rich Anti-Perovskites, Yusheng Zhao, and Luke L. Daemen, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 15042-15047, (2012).

[10] Strength weakening by nanocrystals in ceramic materials, Wang Y., Zhang J., and Zhao, Y. Nano Letters, 7(10), 3196, (2007).

[11] High-Pressure Microscopy, Wang, Z.W., and Y. Zhao, Science, 312, 1149, (2006).

[12] Morphology-tuned wurtzite-type ZnS nanobelts, Wang, Z., L. L. Daemen, Y. Zhao, C.S. Zha, R.T. Dawns, X. Wang, Z.L. Wang, R.J. Hemley, Nature Materials, 4, 922, (2005).

[13] Structure and dynamics of hydrogen molecules in the novel clathrate hydrate by high-pressure neutron diffraction, Lokshin K. A., Y. Zhao, D. He, W. L. Mao, H-k. Mao, R. J. Hemley, M. V. Lobanov, M. Greenblatt, Phys. Rev. Lett., 93(12), 125503, (2004).

[14] Formation of Zirconium Metallic Glass, Zhang, J. and Y. Zhao, Nature, 430, 332, (2004).

[15] What does “Harder than Diamond” mean? Brazhkin, V., N. Dubrovinskaia, M. Nicol, N. Novikov, R. Riedel, V. Solozhenko, and Y. Zhao, Nature Materials, 3, 576, (2004).

[16] Hydrogen clusters in clathrate hydrate, Mao, W. L; Mao, H-K; Goncharov, A.F; Struzhkin, V.V; Guo, Q.Z; Hu, J.Z; Shu, J.F; Hemley, R.J; Somayazulu, M; Zhao,Y. S, Science, 297, 2247, (2002).


Selected Invited Talks and Lectures:

[1] “High P-T Nano-Mechanics and Diamond Deformations” @12th International Conference on Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies, NN15: Thessaloniki, Greece, July 7-10, 2015.

[2] “High-Pressure Neutron Diffraction Studies for Materials Sciences and Energy Sciences” @ DongGuan Workshop on Neutron Scattering Instrumentation for Disordered Materials, China Spallation Neutron Source, June 29 – 30, 2015.

[3] “Nano-Mechanics of Materials under High P-T Conditions” (Keynote Speech) @ High Pressure Society of China 17th Conference; Yangzhou, China; Sep. 2-5, 2014.

[4] “Diamond Deformations and High P-T Nano-Mechanics” (Keynote Speech) @ THERMEC’2013 [J7-session, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA], Dec-05, 2013.

[5] “Energy, Environment, and Earth Materials at Extreme Conditions” @ organization meeting on Energy Frontier Research Center (E3MEC, Organizer/Director), San Francisco, December 12, 2013.

[6] “Integration of Multi-Tech on Tir-Axial/Six-Ram LVP for Neutron Diffraction/Radiography” @ Workshop on Energy Exploration and Materials Characterization, (Organizer) CAS/IOP, Chinese Academy of Sciences,  Aug. 5, 2013.

[7] “Large Volume Press Installations for Synchrotron/Neutron Facilities”, The LVP Forum speaker in ACHPR-6 @ Beijing, (Co-Organizer), Aug. 8-12, 2012.

[8] “High-Pressure Neutron Diffraction Studies for Materials Sciences and Energy Sciences”; Workshop on Applications of China National Neutron Facilities @ Mianyang, Sichuan, China; October 26-29, 2011.

[9] “Vehcle and Transportation–Frontier of the Energy Materials Study”; 2011 WORLD MATERIALS SUMMIT, @ Washington D.C., October 10, 2011

[10] “International Workshop on High-Pressure Beamline Design and Construction” @ Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facilities; @ Shanghai, China, June 10–11, 2011; (Organizer).

[11] “High Pressure Neutron Diffraction Studies for Materials Science and Energy Science”; @ 4th Colloquium on Structure and Characteristics of Crystals at Extremely High Pressures and Temperatures; Bonifatiuskloster, Hunfeld, Gemany, February 28- March 2nd, 2011

[12] “High Pressure Neutron Diffraction Studies at LANSCE” J-PARC High-Pressure Beamline Advisory Committee meeting, J-PARC @ Tokai, July, 2009.

[13] “High-Pressure Neutron Diffraction Studies for Materials Sciences and Energy Sciences”; invited talk @ TMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Feb., 2009,

[14] “High P-T Nano-Mechanics” @International MRS Conference, Beijing Satellite Meeting: Advanced Technology and Advanced Characterization for Advanced Materials, June, 2008, Beijing.  (Organizer).

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