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IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

Yongzhu Fu

  • Assistant Professor
Yongzhu Fu

274-8983
SL 260D
yongfu@iupui.edu
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Education

  • University of Texas at Austin, Materials Science and Engineering, Ph.D., 2007
  • Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chemical Engineering, MA/MS, 2003
  • Tsinghua University, Polymer Materials & Chemical Engineering, BA/BS, 2000

Professional Experience

  • Research Associate, University of Texas at Austin, 4/2011 - 12/2013
  • Research Scientist, Lynntech, Inc., 12/2008 - 4/2011
  • Chemist Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 5/2007 - 11/2008

Selected Publications

  • Bhargav, A.; Fu, Y.-Z.* “Lithium Peroxide-Carbon Composite Cathode for Closed System Li-O2 Batteries”, J. Electrochem. Soc. 2015, 162, A1327-A1333., 3/2015
  • Cui, Y.; Fu, Y.-Z.* “Polysulfide Transport through Separators Measured by a Linear Voltage Sweep Method”, J. Power Sources 2015, 286, 557-560., 2/2015
  • Fu, Y.-Z.; Su, Y.-S.; Manthiram, A. "Li2S-Carbon Sandwiched Electrodes with Superior Performance for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries", Adv. Energy Mater. 2014, 4, 1300655., 1/2014
  • Su, Y.-S.; Fu, Y.-Z.; Cochell, T.; Manthiram, A. "A Strategic Approach to Recharge Li-S Batteries for Long Cycle Life", Nat. Commun. 2013, 4, 2985., 12/2013
  • Fu, Y.-Z.; Zu, C.-X.; Manthiram, A. "In Situ-Formed Li2S in Lithiated Graphite Electrodes for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 18044-18047., 11/2013
  • Manthiram, A.; Fu, Y.-Z.; Su, Y.-S. Challenges and Prospects of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries" (Invited Review), Acc. Chem. Res. 2013, 46, 1125-1134., 10/2013
  • Fu, Y.-Z.; Manthiram, A. "Silicon Nanoparticles Supported on Graphitic Carbon Paper as a Hybrid Anode for Li-Ion Batteries", Nano Energy 2013, 2, 1107-1112., 9/2013
  • Fu, Y.-Z.; Manthiram, A. "Electrochemical Properties of Cu2S with Ether-based Electrolyte in Li-ion Batteries", Electrochim. Acta 2013, 109, 716-719., 7/2013
  • Fu, Y.-Z.; Su, Y.-S.; Manthiram, A. "Highly Reversible Lithium/Dissolved Polysulfide Batteries with Carbon Nanotube Electrodes", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 6930-6935., 5/2013
  • Manthiram, A.; Fu, Y.-Z.; Su, Y.-S. "In Charge of the World: Electrochemical Energy Storage" (Invited Guest Commentary), J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2013, 4, 1295-1297., 4/2013
  • Fu, Y.-Z.; Su, Y.-S.; Manthiram, A. "Sulfur-Carbon Nanocomposite Cathodes Improved by an Amphiphilic Block Copolymer for High Rate Lithium-Sulfur Batteries", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2012, 4, 6046-6052., 10/2012
  • Fu, Y.-Z.; Su, Y.-S.; Manthiram, A. "Sulfur-Polypyrrole Composite Cathode Materials for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries", J. Electrochem. Soc. 2012, 159, A1420-A1424., 8/2012
  • Fu, Y.-Z.; Manthiram, A. "Enhanced Cyclability of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries by a Polymer Acid-Doped Polypyrrole Mixed Ionic-Electronic Conductor", Chem. Mater. 2012, 24, 3081-3087., 7/2012
  • Fu, Y.-Z.; Manthiram, A. "Core-Shell Structured Sulfur-Polypyrrole Composite Cathode Materials for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries", RSC Adv. 2012, 2, 5927-5929., 5/2012
  • Fu, Y.-Z.; Manthiram, A. "Orthorhombic Bipyramidal Sulfur Coated with Stacked Polypyrrole Nanospheres as Cathode Materials for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries", J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116, 8910-8915., 4/2012
  • Fu, Y.-Z.; Li, W.; Manthiram, A. "Sulfonated Polysulfone with 1,3-1H-dibenzimidazole-benzene Additive as a Membrane for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells", J. Membr. Sci. 2008, 310, 262-267., 1/2008
  • Fu, Y.-Z.; Manthiram, A.; Guiver, M.D. "Blend Membranes Based on Sulfonated Poly(ether ether ketone) and Polysulfone Bearing Benzimidazole Side Groups for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells", Electrochem. Solid-State Lett. 2007, 10, B70-B73., 1/2007
  • Fu, Y.-Z.; Manthiram, A.; Guiver, M.D. "Acid-Base Blend Membranes Based on 2-Amino-benzimidazole and Sulfonated Poly(ether ether ketone) for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells", Electrochem. Commun. 2007, 9, 905-910., 1/2007
  • Fu, Y.-Z.; Manthiram, A. "Nafion-Imidazole-H3PO4 Composite Membranes with Pd-Co-Mo Catalyst for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells", J. Electrochem. Soc. 2007, 154, B8-B12., 1/2007
  • Fu, Y.-Z.; Manthiram, A.; Guiver, M.D. "Blend Membranes Based on Sulfonated Poly(ether ether ketone) and Polysulfone Bearing Benzimidazole Side Groups for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells", Electrochem. Commun. 2006, 8, 1386-1390., 9/2006
  • Fu, Y.-Z.; Manthiram, A. "Synthesis and Characterization of Sulfonated Polysulfone Membranes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells", J. Power Sources 2006, 157, 222-225., 5/2006

Awards, Honors, and Certifications

  • Purdue Summer Faculty Research Grant, Purdue Research Foundation, 5/2015
  • International Travel Grant, Purdue Research Foundation, 4/2015
  • Fellow of Early Career Teaching Academy, IUPUI, 2/2015
  • Materials Research Society Student Travel Grant, 5/2007
  • Professional Development Award, University of Texas at Austin, 5/2007
  • Preemptive University of Texas at Austin Fellowship, 5/2003

Expertise

Electrochemical energy storage and conversion, electrolyte and electrode materials, transition metal oxides, polymer materials, electrocatalysts

Interests

The primary focus of my research is design and development of new materials with unique structure, property, and performance for electrochemical energy conversion and storage such as fuel cells, high energy density batteries, and supercapacitors. My research encompasses design and synthesis of new materials including electrolyte and electrode materials, advanced materials characterization, and a fundamental understanding of the structure-property-performance relationships of materials.