Xiaoran Sun specialises in porous carbon materials for energy storage

Xiaoran Sun started her research in the modification of cathode/anode materials in lithium ion batteries. She successfully modified lithium iron phosphate cathode material with in-situ carbon nanotube, and zinc ferrite anode material with polypyrrole. The modified cathode/anode materials show better electrochemical performances. Xiaoran Sun also focus on highly porous carbon materials for supercapacitor application and other energy storage applications.

Xiaoran Sun received her bachelor degree and masters degree on material science and engineering in 2010 and 2013 from Tianjin University, China. During her masters degree Xiaoran focused on the cathode material of lithium ion batteries. He PhD is focused on the anode material of lithium ion batteries and porous carbon materials. She has published two papers as first author (co-author of another 3 papers). She also has one Chinese patent and a scholarship from Chinese Scholarship Council.

Xiaoran Sun is current doing her PhD under the supervision of Professor Chengzhong (Michael) Yu and Dr Xiaodan Huang.

Key Publications

Sun, Xiaoran; Zhang, Hongwei; Zhou, Liang*; Huang, Xiaodan; Yu, Chengzhong*. Polypyrrole-Coated Zinc Ferrite Hollow Spheres with Improved Cycling Stability for Lithium-Ion Batteries. Small, 2016, 12 (27), 3732-3737.

Shen, Guozhu; Sun, Xiaoran; Zhang, Hongwei; Liu, Yang; Zhang, Jun; Meka, Anand; Zhou, Liang*; Yu, Chengzhong*. Nitrogen-doped ordered mesoporous carbon single crystals: aqueous organic–organic self-assembly and superior supercapacitor performance. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3 (47), 24041-24048.

Zhang, Hongwei; Sun, Xiaoran; Huang, Xiaodan; Zhou, Liang*. Encapsulation of α-Fe2O3 nanoparticles in graphitic carbon microspheres as high-performance anode materials for lithium-ion batteries, Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 3270-3275.

Lei, Chang; Zhou, Liang; Xu, Chun; Sun, Xiaoran; Nouwens, Amanda; Yu, Chengzhong*. Binder-free TiO2 Monolith Packed Pipette-tips for the Enrichment of Phosphorylated Peptides. Aust J Chem, 2016 (CH16443.R1).

Sun, Xiaoran; Li, Jiajun; Shi, Chunsheng; Wang, Zhiyuan; Liu, Enzuo; He, Chunnian; Du, Xiwen; Zhao, Naiqin*. Enhanced electrochemical performance of LiFePO4 cathode with in-situ chemical vapor deposition synthesized carbon nanotubes as conductor. J. Power Sources 2012, 220, 264-268.

Full list of publications available at UQ eSpace

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