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


Ruo Zhao

Ph.D., Assistant Professor


Address: Room 307, Zhizhi Building, Shenzhen University, Nanhai Avenue 3688, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518060, China


2014.09 - 2019.07, Peking University, Ph.D. in Advanced Materials and Mechanics.

2017.11 - 2018.10, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), joint Ph.D. student in Materials Chemistry.

2010.09 - 2014.06, University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), B.E. in Materials Physics.

Working Experience

2022.10 - present, Institute for Advanced Study, Shenzhen University, assistant professor.

2021.04 - 2022.09, Southern University of Science and Technology, research assistant professor.

2019.07 - 2021.03, Southern University of Science and Technology, research associate.

Research Interests

1. Solid-state batteries: the design and mechanism study of (1) solid-state electrolytes, and (2) functional interfacial layers between the electrodes and electrolytes.

2. Electrocatalysts: the preparation and mechanism analysis of porous carbon-based materials, single-atom-based materials, and multi-functional hybrids for ORR, HER, and OER.

3. Lithium-sulfur batteries: the design of polysulfide-immobilized layers, and sulfur hosts/catalysts for high-performance batteries.

Research projects

1. 2021.01-2023.12, National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 22005134): Preparation of ion-selective nanofibers and their effects on the performance of solid-state polymer electrolytes, leader.

2. 2020.01-2022.12, Guangdong Basic and Applied Basic Research Foundation (No. 2019A1515110552): Synthesis of metal-organic framework-based solid-state electrolytes and the mechanism studies of ion conduction, leader.

3. 2022.04-2024.04, Shenzhen Science and Technology Program (No. RCBS20210609103647030): Fabrication of three-dimensional ionic conductive framework and their application, leader.

4. 2022.04-2024.03, Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Micro/Nano-Porous Functional Materials (No. ZDSY20210709112802010), participated.

Academic Affiliations and Awards

Reviewer for Advanced Materials, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, etc.

2017, Academic Innovation Award, Peking University.

2011-2013, Excellent Merit Student (twice), People's Scholarship (twice), USTB.

2014, Outstanding Graduate, USTB.


1. Yifan Xu, Ruo Zhao*, Lei Gao, Tingsong Gao, Wenjuan Wang, Juncao Bian, Jinlong Zhu, Qiang Xu, Yusheng Zhao, A fiber-reinforced solid polymer electrolyte by in situ polymerization for long-cycle lithium metal battery, Nano Research, 2022. (Online,

2. Sifan Ling, Bei Deng, Ruo Zhao, Haibin Lin, Long Kong, Ruiqin Zhang, Zhouguang Lu, Juncao Bian,* Yusheng Zhao*, Revisiting the role of hydrogen in lithium-rich antiperovskite solid electrolytes: new insight in lithium ion and hydrogen dynamics. Advanced Energy Materials, 2022, 2202847.

3. Lei Gao, Manrong Song, Ruo Zhao*, Songbai Han, Jinlong Zhu, Wei Xia, Juncao Bian, Liping Wang, Song Gao, Yonggang Wang, Ruqiang Zou*, Yusheng Zhao*, Effects of fluorination on crystal structure and electrochemical performance of antiperovskite solid electrolytes, Journal of Energy Chemistry. 2023, 77, 521-528.

4. Yifan Xu, Ruo Zhao*, Jianjun Fang, Zibin Liang, Lei Gao, Juncao Bian, Jinlong Zhu, Yusheng Zhao, Metal-organic framework (MOF)-incorporated polymeric electrolyte realizing fast lithium-ion transportation with high Li+ transference number for solid-state batteries, Frontiers in Chemistry, 2022, 10: 1013965.

5.Ruo Zhao*, Lei Gao, Manrong Song, Yu Ye, Zibin Liang, Juncao Bian, Jinlong Zhu, Shuai Li, Ruqiang Zou*, Yusheng Zhao*, Stabilization of NASICON-type electrolyte against Li anode via an ionic conductive MOF-incorporated adhesive interlayer, ACS Energy Letters, 2021, 6: 3141-3150.

6.Ruo Zhao, Yingxiao Wu, Zibin Liang, Lei Gao, Wei Xia, Yusheng Zhao*, Ruqiang Zou*. Metal-organic frameworks for solid-state electrolytes, Energy & Environmental Science, 2020, 13: 2386-2403.

7.Ruo Zhao, Song Gao, Yingxiao Wu, Zibin Liang, Hao Zhang, Wei Xia, Shuai Li, Yusheng Zhao, Ruqiang Zou*. Nano-bundles of iron phosphide fabricated by direct phosphorization of metal-organic frameworks as an efficient hydrogen evolving electrocatalyst, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2020, 26: 4001-4006.

8.Ruo Zhao, Zibin Liang, Song Gao, Ce Yang, Bingjun Zhu, Junliang Zhao, Chong Qu, Ruqiang Zou*, Qiang Xu*. Puffing Up Energetic Metal-Organic Frameworks to Large Carbon Networks with Hierarchical Porosity and Atomically Dispersed Metal Sites, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2019, 58 (7): 1975-1979.

9.Ruo Zhao, Zibin Liang, Ruqiang Zou*, Qiang Xu*, Metal-Organic Frameworks for Batteries, Joule, 2018, 2 (11): 2235-2259.

10.Ruo Zhao, Wei Xia, Cong Lin, Junliang Sun, Asif Mahmood, Qingfei Wang, Bin Qiu, Hassina Tabassum, Ruqiang Zou*. A pore-expansion strategy to synthesize hierarchically porous carbon derived from metal-organic framework for enhanced oxygen reduction, Carbon, 2017, 114: 284-290.

11. Zibin Liang, Ruo Zhao (co-first author), Tianjie Qiu, Ruqiang Zou*, Qiang Xu*, Metal-organic framework-derived materials for electrochemical energy applications, EnergyChem, 2019, 1: 100001.

12. Lei Gao, Ruo Zhao, Songbai Han*, Shuai Li*, Ruqiang Zou*, Yusheng Zhao*, Antiperovskite Ionic Conductor Layer for Stabilizing the Interface of NASICON Solid Electrolyte Against Li Metal in All-Solid-State Batteries, Batteries & Supercaps, 2021, 4 (9): 1491-1498.

13. Zibin Liang, Wenhan Guo, Ruo Zhao, Tianjie Qiu, Hassina Tabassum, Ruqiang Zou*, Engineering atomically dispersed metal sites for electrocatalytic energy conversion, Nano Energy, 2019, 64: 103917.

14. Asif Mahmood, Hassina Tabassum, Ruo Zhao, Wenhan Guo, Waseem Aftab, Zibin Liang, Zhili Sun, Ruqiang Zou, Fe2N/S/N Codecorated Hierarchical Porous Carbon Nanosheets for Trifunctional Electrocatalysis, Small, 2018, 14 (49): 1803500.

15. Zibin Liang, Chong Qu, Wenyang Zhou, Ruo Zhao, Hao Zhang, Bingjun Zhu, Wenhan Guo, Wei Meng, Yingxiao Wu, Waseem Aftab, Qian Wang*, Ruqiang Zou*, Synergistic Effect of Co–Ni Hybrid Phosphide Nanocages for Ultrahigh Capacity Fast Energy Storage, Advanced Science, 2019, 6 (8): 1802005.

16. Zibin Liang, Wenyang Zhou, Song Gao, Ruo Zhao, Hao Zhang, Yanqun Tang, Jinqian Cheng, Tianjie Qiu, Bingjun Zhu, Chong Qu, Wenhan Guo, Qian Wang*, Ruqiang Zou*, Fabrication of Hollow CoP/TiOx Heterostructures for Enhanced Oxygen Evolution Reaction, Small, 2020, 16 (2): 1905075.

17. Lei Gao, Hao Zhang, Yuechao Wang, Shuai Li, Ruo Zhao, Yonggang Wang*, Song Gao, Lunhua He, Hai-Feng Song, Ruqiang Zou*, Yusheng Zhao*, Mechanism of enhanced ionic conductivity by rotational nitrite group in antiperovskite Na3ONO2, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2020, 8 (40): 21265-21272.

18. Wei Xia, Yang Zhao, Feipeng Zhao, Keegan Adair, Ruo Zhao, Shuai Li, Ruqiang Zou*, Yusheng Zhao*, Xueliang Sun*, Antiperovskite Electrolytes for Solid-State Batteries, Chemical Reviews, 2022, 122 (3): 3763-3819.

19. Hassina Tabassum, Wenhan Guo, Wei Meng, Asif Mahmood, Ruo Zhao, Qingfei Wang, Ruqiang Zou*, Metal-Organic Frameworks Derived Cobalt Phosphide Architecture Encapsulated into B/N Co-Doped Graphene Nanotubes for All pH Value Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution, Advanced Energy Materials, 2017, 7 (9): 1601671.

20. Yu Ye, Lei Gao, Zhi Deng, Kangdi Niu, Ruo Zhao, Juncao Bian, Haibin Lin*, Jinlong Zhu*, Yusheng Zhao*, Regulating the lithium metal growth by Li3BO3/Li2OHCl solid-state electrolyte for long-lasting lithium metal stripping-plating, Journal of Power Sources, 2021, 507: 230299.

21. Yu Ye, Zhi Deng, Lei Gao, Kangdi Niu, Ruo Zhao, Juncao Bian, Shuai Li, Haibin Lin, Jinlong Zhu, Yusheng Zhao, Lithium-Rich Anti-perovskite Li2OHBr-Based Polymer Electrolytes Enabling an Improved Interfacial Stability with a Three-Dimensional-Structured Lithium Metal Anode in AllSolid-State Batteries, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2021, 13 (24): 28108-28117.

22. Ruyi Zou, Pei-Zhou Li, Yong-Fei Zeng, Jia Liu, Ruo Zhao, Hui Duan, Zhong Luo, Jin-Gui Wang, Ruqiang Zou*, Yanli Zhao*, Bimetallic Metal-Organic Frameworks: Probing the Lewis Acid Site for CO2 Conversion, Small, 2016, 12 (17): 2334-2343.

23. Long Kong*, Liping Wang, Jinlong Zhu, Juncao Bian, Wei Xia, Ruo Zhao, Haibin Lin, Yusheng Zhao*, Configuring solid-state batteries to power electric vehicles: a deliberation on technology, chemistry and energy. Chemical Communications, 2021, 57 (94): 12587-12594.

24. Liusi Yang, Yanbing Yang, Xiulan Zhao, Mingchu Zou, Shiting Wu, Ruo Zhao, Chunhui Wang, Wenjing Xu, Yan Li, Anyuan Cao*, Exposing residual catalyst in a carbon nanotube sponge, RSC Advances, 2016, 6 (51): 45103-45111.

25. Qingfei Wang, Ruqiang Zou, Wei Xia, Jin Ma, Bin Qiu, Asif Mahmood, Ruo Zhao, Yangyuchen Yang, Dingguo Xia, Qiang Xu, Facile Synthesis of Ultrasmall CoS2 Nanoparticles within Thin N-Doped Porous Carbon Shell for High Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries, Small, 2015, 11 (21): 2511-2517.

26. Asif Mahmood, Ruqiang Zou*, Qingfei Wang, Wei Xia, Hassina Tabassum, Bin Qiu, Ruo Zhao, Nanostructured Electrode Materials Derived from Metal-Organic Framework Xerogels for High-Energy-Density Asymmetric Supercapacitor, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8 (3): 2148-2157.

27. Hassina Tabassum, Asif Mahmood, Qingfei Wang, Wei Xia, Zibin Liang, Bin Qiu, Ruo Zhao, Ruqiang Zou*, Hierarchical Cobalt Hydroxide and B/N Co-Doped Graphene Nanohybrids Derived from Metal-Organic Frameworks for High Energy Density Asymmetric Supercapacitors, Scientific Reports, 2017, 7: 43084.

28. Bin Qiu, Wenhan Guo, Zibin Liang, Wei Xia, Song Gao, Qingfei Wang, Xiaofeng Yu, Ruo Zhao, Ruqiang Zou*, Fabrication of Co3O4 nanoparticles in thin porous carbon shells from metal-organic frameworks for enhanced electrochemical performance, RSC Advances, 2017, 7 (22): 13340-13346.

29. Juncao Bian*, Huimin Yuan, Muqing Li, Sifan Ling, Bei Deng, Wen Luo, Xuedan Chen, Lihong Yin, Shuai Li, Long Kong, Ruo Zhao, Haibin Lin, Wei Xia, Yusheng Zhao*, Zhouguang Lu*, Li-Rich Antiperovskite/Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Composite Electrolyte for Sheet-Type Solid-State Lithium Metal Battery. Frontiers in Chemistry, 2021, 9: 744417.

30. Chong Qu, Lei Zhang, Wei Meng, Zibin Liang, Bingjun Zhu, Dai Dang, Shuge Dai, Bote Zhao, Hassina Tabassum, Song Gao, Hao Zhang, Wenhan Guo, Ruo Zhao, Xinyu Huang, Meilin Liu*, Ruqiang Zou*, MOF-derived α-NiS nanorods on graphene as an electrode for high-energy-density supercapacitors, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2018, 6 (9): 4003-4012.


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