College Introduction

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) has been established at Shenzhen University to provide both undergraduate and postgraduate education, focusing on interdisciplinary teaching and research. As a special platform at Shenzhen University, IAS seeks to


Xingke Cai

Ph.D., Assistant Professor


Address: Room 726 IAS Building, Southern Campus, Shenzhen University, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, 518060



2015,Tsukuba University, Japan, Material Science and Engineering, Ph. D.

2012,Institute of Metal Research, CAS, Material Science and Engineering, M. S.

2009,Central South University, Material Science and Engineering, B. S.


Working Experience:

2016.09---2018.09, Tsinghua-Berkley Shenzhen Institute/Shenzhen Geim Graphene Center, Researcher

2015.11---2016.05, UC Merced, Postdoc

2012.08---2015.07, National Institute for Materials Science, Junior Researcher


Research Interests:

2D materials and carbon nanotubes: preparation, assembly and applications


Academic affiliations:

China Instrument and Control Society, committee member

Reviewer for Advanced Materials, Energy Storage Materials, Carbon, Applied Physics Letters, etc


Typical Talks:

2018. 05, The second conference for electrochemical energy storage and new carbon materials, Hainan, China

Invited talk,Mass production of 2D materials by exfoliation and their assembly

2015.09, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM), CAS

Academic exchange talk: Oxide nanosheets and their applications

2015. 08,Nanjing University

Academic exchange talk: Graphene Oxide and Titania nanosheet Heterojunctions: Fabrication, Photocatalytic Reduction and Electrical Properties


Typical Awards

2017 Shenzhen Overseas High Level Talent (Peacock Plan; Level B)

2012 Shi Changxu Scholarship (Second-Class)


Typical publications:

1.X. Cai, L. Yin, N. Sakai, D. Liu, C. Teng, Y. Ebina, R. Ma, T. Sasaki. Photocharge trapping in two-sheet heterostructures fabricated from colloidal two-dimensional materials, submitted.

2.X. Cai, J. Liu, L. Yu, J. Xi, X. Zou, M. Köpf, T. Nilges, F. Kang, A. Geim, H. Cheng, B. Liu. Mass Production of Two-Dimensional Materials by Intermediate-Assisted Grinding Exfoliation, in revision.

3.Shuai Liu,  Dongqing Liu,  Shuwei Wang,   Xingke Cai,  Kun Qian,  Feiyu Kang, Baohua Li. Understanding the Cathode Electrolyte Interface Formation in Aqueous Electrolyte by Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 10.1039/C9TA03199E.

4.Jiaman Liu, Liwei Yu, Xingke Cai, Zhengyang Cai, Qiangmin Yu, Lei Tang, Azhar Mahmood, Usman Khan, Jingyu Xi, Bilu Liu, Feiyu Kang. Synthesis of wafer-scale single-layer h-BN and its use in proton transport membrane, ACS Nano, 2019, 13, 2094–2102.

5.Jianyong Jiang, Zhonghui Shen, Xingke Cai, Jianfeng Qian, Zhenkang Dan, Yuanhua Lin, Bilu Liu, Ce-Wen Nan, Longqing Chen, Yang Shen. Polymer Nanocomposites with Interpenetrating Gradient Structure exhibiting Ultrahigh Discharge Efficiency and Energy Density, Advanced Energy Materials, 9, 1803411.

6.X. Cai, Y. Luo, B. Liu, H. Cheng. Preparation of 2D Material Dispersions and Their Applications, Chemical Society Reviews, 2018, 47, 6224-6266. (IF: 38.6)

7.Y. Luo, X. Li, X. Cai, X. Zou, F. Kang, H. Cheng, B. Liu. Two-Dimensional MoS2 Confined Co(OH)2 Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Evolution in Alkaline Electrolytes, ACS Nano, 2018, 12, 4565-4573. (IF: 13.9)

8.X. Yu, X. Cai, H. Cui, S. Lee, X. Yu, B. Liu. Fluorine-free preparation of titanium carbide MXene quantum dots with high near-infrared photothermal performances for cancer therapy, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 17859–17864. (IF: 7.4)

9.X. Cai, N. Sakai, T. C. Ozawa, A. Funatsu, R. Ma, Y. Ebina, T. Sasaki. Efficient photoinduced charge accumulation in reduced graphene oxide coupled with titania nanosheets to show highly enhanced and persistent conductance, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2015, 7, 11436–11443. (IF: 7.5)

10.X. Cai, T. C. Ozawa, A. Funatsu, R. Ma, Y. Ebina, T. Sasaki. Tuning the surface charge of 2D oxide nanosheets and the bulk-scale production of superlatticelike composites, Journal of The American Chemical Society, 2015, 137, 2844-2847. (JACS spotlights) (IF:13.9)

11.X. Cai, R. Ma, Tadashi C. Ozawa, N. Sakai, A. Funatsu, T. Sasaki. Superlattice assembly of graphene oxide (GO) and titania nanosheets: fabrication, in-situ photocatalytic reduction of GO and highly improved carrier transport, Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 14419-14427. (IF: 7.4)

12.W. Tian, T. Zhai, C. Zhang, S-L Li, X. Wang, F. Liu, D. Liu, X. Cai, K. Tsukagoshi, D. Golberg, Y. Bando. Low-cost fully transparent ultraviolet photodetectors based on electrospun ZnO-SnO2 heterojunction nanofibers, Advanced Materials, 2013, 25, 4625-4630. (IF:19.8)

13.X. Cai, H. Cong, C. Liu. Synthesis of vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes without a catalyst by hydrogen arc discharge, Carbon, 2012, 50, 2726-2730. (IF: 6.3)