Materials for electrochemcial energy storage

​Xia Huang's research focuses on functional materials for electrochemical energy storage with specific interest in next-generation rechargeable batteries, including lithium-ion, lithium-sulfur and solid-state batteries.

​Xia Huang is currently an Advanced Queensland Research Fellow at AIBN. From 2016-2019, she undertook her PhD study in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Queensland. Her PhD project aimed at developing novel two-dimentional nanomaterials for the development of high-performance lithium-sulfur batteries. She joined AIBN as a postdoctoral researcher in 2020. Her research focuses on materials for lithium-ion batteries,  lithium-sulfur batteries and solid-state batteries. In late 2021, she won the Advacned Queensland Industry Research Fellowship to develop rubost cathode materials for next generation lithium-ion batteries.


​Xia has extensive experience working with industry partners, and has demonstrated experience working with both international and national companies. Xia has worked with industry partners on a broad range of projects, these include: an ARC Linkage Project, a CRC-P,  a Advanced Queensland Fellowship funded project, and a UQ K&T award funded project.


​Advanced Queensland Industry Fellowship (2021-2023, $320,000, Sole CI)

UQ Early Career Researcher Knowledge Exchange&Translation Fund Award (2021-2022, $43,000, Sole CI)

Key Publications

  1. Xia Huang, Bin Luo*, Lianzhou Wang*,, Sandwich‐Like Ultrathin TiS2 Nanosheets Confined within N, S Codoped Porous Carbon as an Effective Polysulfide Promoter in Lithium‐Sulfur Batteries, Advanced Energy Materials 9 (32), 1901872.
  2. Xia Huang, Bin Luo*, Lianzhou Wang*, Nanoconfined topochemical conversion from MXene to ultrathin non‐layered TiN nanomesh toward superior electrocatalysts for lithium‐sulfur batteries. Small 17 (32),2101360.
  3. Xia Huang, Bin Luo*, Lianzhou Wang*, Polyethylenimine Expanded Graphite Oxide Enables High Sulfur Loading and Long‐Term Stability of Lithium–Sulfur Batteries, Small 15 (29), 1804578.
  4. Xia Huang, Bin Luo*, Lianzhou Wang*,, Cyclic voltammetry in lithium–sulfur batteries—challenges and opportunities. Energy Technology 7 (8), 1801001.
  5. Jiayong Tang, Xia Huang, Bin Luo*, Lianzhou Wang*,, MXene derived TiS2 nanosheets for high-rate and long-life sodium-ion capacitors, Energy Storage Materials 26, 550-559.