Distinguished Professor Hua Kun LiuProf Hua Liu ACES_thumb

Contact Details

Office Location: AIIM Facility / Room 140
Phone: +61 2 4221 4547
Fax: +61 2 4221 5731

Current Positions

Distinguished Professor: Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials

Hua Kun Liu is a Distinguished Professor and a co-ordinator of energy materials research program of the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM) at Australian Institute of Innovative Materials, University of Wollongong. She was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering in 2013. She was continuously awarded the Australian Professorial Fellowships from Australian Research Council in the last 17 years (1994-1998, 1999-2003, 2003-2005 and 2006-2010). She is a key researcher for Auto CRC 2020 program on energy storage (2012-2017) and a Chief Investigator for ARC Centre of Excellence on electromaterials (2003-2013). She was a CI of CSIRO Flagship on Australian National Hydrogen Alliance and has collaborated with 11 Australian universities (2007-2009). She received the University of Wollongong Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence Senior Researcher in 2013. She has supervised 61 PhD to completion and 30 postdoctoral and visiting fellows. Her research has been focused on clean energy materials, the materials science and engineering, and electrochemistry and applications.

Publication Summary

2 Books, 10 review papers, more than 500 refereed journal papers with total citations: 23800, H-index: 75 (Web of Science), 1 USA patent and 10 Australian Provisional Patents.

Selected Publications

1.  Dan Li , Hongqiang Wang , Hua Kun Liu , and Zaiping Guo, A New Strategy for Achieving a High Performance Anode for Lithium Ion Batteries—Encapsulating Germanium Nanoparticles in Carbon Nanoboxes,  Adv. Energy Mater. 6, 1501666 (2016) (IF: 16.146)

2.  Yang Zheng+, Tengfei Zhou+, Chaofeng Zhang, Jianfeng Mao, Huakun Liu, and Zaiping Guo, Boosted Charge Transfer in SnS/SnO2 Heterostructures: Toward High Rate Capability for Sodium-Ion Batteries, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55, 3408 (2016) (IF: 11.261)

3.  Hongqiang Wang, Wenchao Zhang, Huakun Liu, and Zaiping Guo, A Strategy for Configuration of an Integrated Flexible Sulfur Cathode for High-Performance Lithium–Sulfur Batteries, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55, 3992 (2016) (IF: 11.261)

4.  Lei Zhang, Ranjusha Rajagopalan, Haipeng Guo, Xianluo Hu, Shixue Dou and Huakun Liu, A Green and Facile Way to Prepare Granadilla-Like Silicon-Based Anode Materials for Li-Ion Batteries, Adv. Func. Mater. 26, 440 (2016) (IF=11.805).

5.  R. Rajagopalan, L. Zhang, S. X. Dou and H. K. Liu, “Lyophilized 3D Lithium Vanadium Phosphate/Reduced Graphene Oxide Electrodes for Super Stable Lithium Ion Batteries” Adv. Energy Mater. 6, 1 (2016); (IF=16.146)

6.  Y. Jeon, M. J. Ju, J. T. Xu, H. J.  Choi, J. M. Seo, M. J. Kim, I. T. Choi, H. M. Kim, J. C. Kim, J. J. Lee, H. K. Liu, H. K. Kim, S. X. Dou, L. M. Dai, and J.B. Baek, “Edge-Fluorinated Graphene Nanoplatelets as High Performance Electrodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells and Lithium IonBatteries”, Adv.Func.Mater. 25, 1170 (2015)

7.  W. J .Li, S. L. Chou, J. Z. Wang, J. L. Wang, Q. F. Gu, H. K. Liu and  S. X. Dou,   “Multifunctional conducing polymer coated Na1+xMnFe(CN)(6) cathode for sodium-ion batteries with superior performance via a facile and one-step chemistry approach”, Nano Energy 13, 200 (2015) (IF= 10.325)

8.  X. Liang, M. G. Zhang, M. R. Kaiser, X. W. Gao, K. Konstantinov, R.  Tandiono, Z. X. Wang, H. K. Liu, S. X. Dou and J. Z. Wang, “Split-half-tubular polypyrrole@sulfur@polypyrrole composite with a novel three-layer-3D structure as cathode for lithium/sulfur batteries”, Nano Energy 11,587 (2015)

9.  W. B. Luo, X. W. Gao, S. L. Chou, J. Z. Wang, and H. K. Liu,” Porous AgPd-Pd Composite Nanotubes as Highly Efficient Electrocatalysts for Lithium-Oxygen Batteries”,  Adv. Mater.27, 6862 (2015) (IF= 17.793)

10. Y. X. Wang, J. P. Yang, S. L. Chou, H. K. Liu, W. X. Zhang, D. Y. Zhao, and S. X. Dou, “Uniform yolk-shell iron sulfide-carbon nanospheres for superior sodium-iron sulfide batteries”, Nature Commun. 6, 8689 (2015) (IF: 11.470)

11. G. L. Xia, Y. B. Tan, X. W. Chen, D. L. Sun, Z. P. Guo, H. K. Liu, L. Z. Ouyang, M. Zhu, X. and B. Yu, “Monodisperse Magnesium Hydride Nanoparticles Uniformly Self-Assembled on Graphene”, Adv.Mater.27, 5981 (2015) (IF= 17.793)

12. F. Xiao, S. Naficy, G. Casillas, M. H. Khan, T. Katkus, L. Jiang, H. K.  Liu, H. J. Li, and Z. G. Huang, “Edge-Hydroxylated Boron Nitride Nanosheets as an Effective Additive to Improve the Thermal Response of Hydrogels”, Adv.Mater. 27,  7196 (2015) (IF= 17.793)

13. W. J. Li, S. L. Chou, J. Z. Wang, J. H. Kim, H. K. Liu, and S. X. Dou, “Sn4+xP3 @ amorphous Sn-P composites as anodes for sodium-ion batteries with low cost, high capacity, long life, and superior rate capability”, Adv. Mater. 26, 4037 (2014) (IF= 15.409)

14. Y. Shi, J. Gao, H. D. Abruna, H. K. Liu, H. J. Li, J. Z. Wang, and Y. P. Wu, “Rapid synthesis of Li4Ti5O12/graphene composite with superior rate capability by a microwave-assisted hydrothermal method”, Nano Engery 8, 297 (2014) (IF= 10.211)

15. J. T. Xu, J. L. Shui, J. L. Wang, M. Wang, H. K. Liu, S. X. Dou, I. Y. Jeon, J. M. Seo, J. B. Baek, and L. M. Dai, “Sulfur-graphene nanostructured cathodes via ball-milling for high-performance lithium sulfur batteries”, ACS Nano 8, 10920 (2014) (IF= 12.033)

16. R. Y. Zhang, Y. J. Du, D. Li, D. K. Shen, J. P. Yang, Z. P. Guo, H. K. Liu, A. A. Elzatahry, and D. Y. Zhao, “Highly reversible and large lithium storage in mesoporous Si/C nanocomposite anodes with silicon nanoparticles embedded in a carbon framework”, Adv. Mater. 26, 6749 (2014) (IF= 15.409)

17. T. F. Zhou, W. K. Pang, C. F. Zhang, J. P. Yang, Z. X. Chen, H. K. Liu, and Z. P. Guo, “Enhanced sodium-ion battery performance by structural phase transition from two-dimensional hexagonal-SnS2 to orthorhombic-SnS”, ACS Nano 8, 8323 (2014); (IF= 12.033)

18. W. Li, .S Chou, J. Wang, H.K. Liu, S.X. Dou, Simply Mixed Commercial Red Phosphorus and Carbon Nanotube2 Composite with Exceptionally Reversible Sodium-Ion Storage, Nano Lett, 13, 5480 (2013) (IF: 13.025)

19. K. Seng, M. Park, Z. Guo, H.K. Liu, J. Cho, Catalytic Role of Ge in Highly Reversible GeO2/Ge/C Nanocomposite Anode Material for Lithium Batteries, Nano Lett 13, 1230 (2013) (IF: 13.025)

20. Y Shi, J.Z. Wang, S. Chou, Wexler, H. Li, K. Ozawa, H.K. Liu, Y. Wu, Hollow Structured Li3VO4 Wrapped with Graphene Nanosheets in Situ Prepared by a One-Pot Template-Free Method as an Anode for Lithium-Ion Batteries, Nano Lett. 13, 4715 (2013) (IF: 13.025)

21. K. Seng, M. Park, Z. Guo, H.K. Liu, J. Cho, Self-assembled germanium/carbon nanostructures as high-power anode material for the lithium-ion battery, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51 (23), 5657-5661 (2012) (IF: 13.455)

22. Chidembo, S.H. Aboutalebi, .K. Konstantinov, M. Salari, B. Winton, S.A. Yamini, I.P. Nevirkovets, H.K. Liu, ‘Globular reduced graphene oxide-metal oxide structures for energy storage applications’, Energy Environ. Sci., 5, 5236 (2012) (IF: 9.446)

23. S. Aboutalebi, A. Chidembo, M. Salari, K. Konstantinov, D. Wexler, H.K. Liu, S.X. Dou, Comparison of GO, GO/MWCNTs composite and MWCNTs as potential electrode materials for supercapacitors. Energy & environmental science, 4 (5), 1855-1865 (2011) (IF: 9.446)

24. Md. Mokhlesur Rahman, Jiazhao Wang, Z. Chen, H.K. Liu, Nanocrystalline porous α-LiFeO2–C composite—an environmentally friendly cathode for the lithium-ion battery, Energy & environmental science, 4(3) 952 (2011) (IF: 9.446)

25. J. Chen, J. Wang, A. Minett, Y. Liu, C. Lynam, H.K. Liu, G. Wallace, Carbon nanotube network modified carbon fibre paper for Li-ion batteries, Energy Environ. Sci., 2009, 2, 393–396 (IF: 9.446)

26. M.S. Park, Y.M. Kang, G.X. Wang, S.X. Dou, H.K. Liu, The Effect of Morphological Modification on the Electrochemical Properties of SnO2 Nanomaterials, Adv. Funct. Mater. 18, 455–461 (2008) (IF: 10.179)

27. M.S. Park, G.X. Wang, Y.M. Kang, D. Wexler, S.X. Dou and H.K. Liu, Preparation and electrochemical properties of SnO2 nanowires for application in lithium-ion batteries, Angew. Chem, Int. Ed. 46 (5), 750-753, (2007) (IF 13.455)

28. S. Ng, J. Wang, D. Wexler, K. Konstantinov, Z. Guo, H.K. Liu, Highly reversible lithium storage in spheroidal carbon-coated silicon nanocomposites as anodes for lithium-ion batteries, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 45 (2006) 6896-6899. (IF: 13.455)

29. F.S. Cai, G.Y. Zhang, J. Chen, X.L. Gou, H.K. Liu, and S.X. Dou, “Ni(OH)2 tubes with mesoscale dimensions as positive-electrode materials of alkaline rechargeable batteries” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 43, 4212-4216 (2004). (IF: 13.455)


Last reviewed: 25 May, 2016

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