Publications

2020:

  1. X Li, Y Zheng, Y Duan, M Shang, Junjie Niu, C Li. Designing Comb-Chain Crosslinker-Based Solid Polymer Electrolytes for Additive-Free All-Solid-State Lithium Metal Batteries. Nano Letters, 20 (2020), 6914-6921.
  2. Z Hood, X Chen, R Sacci, X Liu, G Veith, Y Mo, Junjie Niu, N Dudney, M Chi. Elucidating interfacial stability between lithium metal anode and LiPON via in situ electron microscopy. Nano Letters, (2020), In print.
  3. X Chen, M Shang, Junjie Niu. Inter-layer-calated thin Li metal electrode with improved battery capacity retention and dendrite suppression. Nano Letters, 20 (2020), 2639-2646. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c00201
  4. J Liu, X Lin, T Han, Q Lu, J Long, H Zhang, X Chen, Junjie Niu,J Li. An artificial sea urchin with hollow spines: improved mechanical and electrochemical stability in high-capacity Li-Ge batteries. Nanoscale, 12 (2020), 5812-5816. (inside cover)
  5. M Shang, X Chen, B Li, Junjie Niu. A fast charge/discharge and wide-temperature battery with germanium oxide layer on TiCA3 MXene matrix as anode. ACS Nano, 14 (2020), 3678-3686. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.0c00556
  6. S Klimchuk, M Shang, M Samuel, Junjie Niu. A robust hybrid hydrophilic coating on HDPE surface with enhanced mechanical property. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12 (2020), 32017-32022.

Patents:

  1. Ultrathin, fast charge/discharge and wide temperature anode materials for battery applications. US Provisional Patent, Attorney Docket Number 131313.00003, February, 2020, Junjie Niu, M Shang.

2019:

  1. Y Lu, M Shang, X, Chen, P Nezhad, Junjie Niu, Largely improved battery performance using micro-sized silicon skeleton caged by polypyrrole as anode. ACS Nano, 13 (2019), 12032-12041. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.9b06301.
  2. X Chen, Y Lv, M Shang, Junjie Niu. Iron controllable lithium into lithiotropic carbon fiber fabric: a novel Li metal anode with improved cyclability and dendrite suppression. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11 (2019), 21584-21592.
  3. Y Ye, S Klimchuk, M Shang, K McDonald, Junjie Niu. Acoustic bubble suppression by constructing a hydrophilic coating on HDPE surface. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces,11(2019), 16944-16950.
  4. J Liu, X Lin, H Zhang, Z Shen, Q Lu, Junjie Niu,* J Li and P Braun. A bee pupa-infilled honeycomb structure-inspired Li2MnSiO4 cathode for high volumetric energy density secondary batteries. ChemComm. 55 (2019), 3582-3585.
  5. Y Ye, S Klimchuk, M Shang, Junjie Niu. Improved antibacterial performance using hydrogel-immobilized lysozyme as catalyst in water. RSC Advances, 9 (2019), 20169-20173.
  6. Y Lv, X Chen, M Shang, Junjie Niu. Double-net enclosed sulfur composite as a new cathode in lithium sulfur batteries. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 123 (2019), 17719-17727.

Patents:

  1. A hydrogel-immobilized lysozyme as anti-bacterial catalyst in water. US Provisional Patent, No. 62/860,572, June 12, 2019, Junjie Niu, Y Ye.
  2. Largely improved battery performance using micro-sized silicon skeleton caged by polypyrrole as anode. US Provisional Patent, September, 2019, Junjie Niu, Y Lu, M Shang.

2018:

Publications:

  1. S Kang, M Shang, M Spence, M Andrew, S Liu, and Junjie Niu. Dynamic charge acceptance and hydrogen evolution of new MXene additive in advanced lead-acid batteries via a rapid screening three-electrode method. ChemComm. 54 (2018), 3456-3459.
  2. Y Kim, M Shang, S Kang, J Karsseboom, and Junjie Niu. A strong hydrophobic coating by conducting a new hierarchical architecture. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122 (2018) 4628-4634.
  3. L Zhang, J Pu, Y Jiang, Z Shen, J Li, J Liu, H Ma, Junjie Niu and H Zhang. Low interface energies tune the electrochemical reversibility of tin oxide composite nanoframes as lithium ion battery anodes. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10 (2018), 36892-36901.
  4. P Zhou,T Han, C Gu, J Li, Z Shen, H Zhang, Junjie Niu, J Liu and J Liu. A novel wheel-confined composite as cathode in Li-S batteries with high capacity retention. Journal of Alloy and Compounds, 776 (2019), 504-510.
  5. J Liu, P Zhou, W Zhang, Xi Chen, J Huang, J Li, M Chi and Junjie Niu, All-in-one Sn-Co alloy as binder-free anode in high-capacity batteries and its dynamic lithiation in situ. ChemComm. 55 (2019), 529-523. DOI: 10.1039/C8CC07868H.

Patents:

  1. 3D hybrid composite coating, US Provisional Patent, 2018, Application No. 62622244, Junjie Niu, Y Kim.

Book chapters:

Lithium anode electrode materials, RSC Publisher, 2019

Print ISBN: 978-1-78801-418-2. ePub eISBN: 978-1-78801-760-2

https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/ebook/978-1-78801-418-2

2017:

Publications:

  1. S Kang, Xi Chen, and Junjie Niu. Sn wears super skin: a new design for long cycling batteries. Nano Letters, 18 (2018) 467-474. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b04416.
  2. J Liu, X Lin, X Chen, Z Shen, M Chi, Junjie Niu*, et al. A novel tin hybrid nano-composite with double nets of carbon and reduced graphene oxide as a stable anode in lithium ion batteries. Chemical Communications, 53 (2017) 13125-13128.
  3. Corrigendum: S Li, Junjie Niu, YC Zhao, KP So, C Wang, CA Wang, J Li. High-rate aluminium yolk-shell nanoparticle anode for Li-ion battery with long cycle life and ultrahigh capacity. Nature Communications, 8, (2017) 16174.

Patents:

  1. Hybrid Composite with Interface, US provisional patent, Junjie Niu, S Kang, 2017.

2016:

1. J Liu, Xi Chen, J Kim, Q Zheng, H Ning, P Sun, X Huang, J Liu, Junjie Niu, and P. Braun. High volumetric capacity three-dimensionally sphere-caged secondary battery anodes. Nano Letters, 16 (2016) 4501-4507.

A) Energy Storage:

1. Sa Li*, Junjie Niu* (equal) et al. High-rate aluminium yolk-shell nanoparticle anode for Li-ion battery with long cycle life and ultrahigh capacity. Nature Communications, 6:7872 (2015).

2. Junjie Niu, A Kushima, X Qian, L Qi, K Xiang, YM Chiang, J Li. In situ observation of random solid solution zone in LiFePO4 electrode. Nano Letters, 14 (2014) 4005-4010.

3. Junjie Niu, A. Kushima, M. Li, Z. Wang, W. Li, C. Wang, J. Li, Scalable synthesis of sulfur nanosponge cathode for lithium-sulfur battery with improved cyclability. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 (2014) 19788-19796.

4. Junjie Niu, et al. Temperature and structural dependence of electrochemical activity and fuel cell performance. Acta Materialia 58 (2010) 408–414.

5. Junjie Niu, et al. Synthesis of macroscopic SiC nanowires at the gram level and their electrochemical activity with Pt loadings. Acta Materialia 57 (2009) 3084–3090.

6. Junjie Niu, et al. Gas flow dependence on hollow carbon nano-cages as catalyst support in fuel cells. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 18 (2008) 5921-5926.

7. Junjie Niu, et al. Electrocatalytical activity on oxidizing hydrogen and methanol of novel carbon nanocages of different pore structures with various Pt-loadings. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 111 (2007) 10329-10335.

8. Junjie Niu, et al. Activated carbon nanotubes as catalyst support for fuel cells. Electrochimica Acta 53 (2008) 8058-8063.

9. V Presser, L Zhang, Junjie Niu, et al. Flexible carbide-derived carbon nano-felts with ultra-high power handling capability. Advanced Energy Materials, 1 (2011) 423-430. (plus Front Cover)

10. M Nagui, M Kurtoglu, V Presser, J Lu, Junjie Niu, et al. Two-dimensional nanocrystals produced by exfoliation of Ti3AlC2. Advanced Materials, 23 (2011) 4248-4253. (plus Front Cover)

11. B Xia, J Wang, X Wang, Junjie Niu, et al. Synthesis and application of graphitic carbon with high surface area. Advanced Functional Materials, 18 (2008) 1790-1798.

12. J Wang, L Zhang, Junjie Niu, et al. Synthesis of high surface area, water-dispersible graphitic carbon nanocages by an in situ template approach. Chemistry of Materials, 19 (2007) 453-459.

13. Y Gao, V Presser, L Zhang, Junjie Niu, J McDonough, CR Perez, H Lin, H Fong, Y Gogotsi. High power supercapacitor electrodes based on flexible TiC-CDC nano-felts. Journal of Power Sources, 201 (2012) 368-375.

14. JK McDonough, AI Frolov, V Presser, Junjie Niu, CH Miller, T Ubieto, MV Fedorov, Y Gogotsi, Influence of the structure of carbon onions on their electrochemical performance in supercapacitor electrodes. Carbon, 50 (2012) 3298-3309.

15. J Wang, Y Zhao, Junjie Niu, Preparation of graphitic carbon nanocages with high surface area and its application as an electrode material for fuel cells. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 17 (2007) 2251-2256.

16. X Wang, J Wang, L Su, Junjie Niu, Cutting of multi-walled carbon nanotubes by solid-state reaction. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 16 (2006) 4231-4234.

17. C Karwacki, P Ganesh, P Kent, W Gordon, G Peterson, Junjie Niu, Y Gogotsi, Structure-activity relationship of Au/ZrO2 catalyst on formation of hydroxyl groups and its influence on CO oxidation. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 1 (2013) 6051-6062.

B) Bio-medical single molecular detection, Nano-mechanics and Nano-Fluidics:

18. R Singhal, Z Orynbayeva, R Sundaram, Junjie Niu, et al. Multifunctional nanotube-based cellular endoscopes. Nature Nanotechnology, 6 (2011) 57-64.

19. Junjie Niu, et al. Carbon nanotube-tipped endoscope for in situ intracellular surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Small, 7 (2011) 540-545.

20. J Huang, Y Lo, Junjie Niu, et al. Nanowire liquid pumps. Nature Nanotechnology, 8 (2013) 277-281.

21. Q Zhang, V Mochalin, I Neitzel, K Hazeli, Junjie Niu, A Kontsos, JG Zhou, PI Lelkes, Y Gogotsi, Mechanical properties and biomineralization of multifunctional nanodiamond-PLLA composites for bone tissue engineering. Biomaterials, 33 (2012) 5067-5075.

22. I Neitzel, V Mochalin, Junjie Niu, J Cuadra, A Kontsos, GR Palmese, Y Gogotsi, Maximizing Young’s modulus of aminated nanodiamond-epoxy composites measured in compression. Polymer, 53 (2012) 5965-5971.

C) Nanomaterial Synthesis and Applications:

23. J Sha, Junjie Niu, et al. Silicon nanotubes. Advanced Materials, 14 (2002) 1219-1221.

24. Junjie Niu, et al. A simple route to synthesize scales of aligned single-crystalline SiC nanowires arrays with very small diameter and optical properties. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 111 (2007) 4368-4373.

25. Junjie Niu, et al. A novel self-cleaning coating with silicon carbide nanowires. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 113 (2009) 2909-2912.

26. Junjie Niu, et al. Aligned silicon carbide nanowires-crossed nets with high superhydrophobicity. Langmuir, 24 (2008) 6918-6923.

27. Junjie Niu, et al. Direct synthesis superhydrophobic silica nanowires surface by evaporating ZnS on silicon wafer. Crystal Growth & Design, 8 (2008) 2793-2798.

28. Junjie Niu, et al. An approach to carbon nanotubes with high surface area and large pore volume. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 100 (2007) 1-5.

29. Junjie Niu, et al. An approach to synthesis of silicon carbide nanowires by a simple thermal evaporation of ferrocene on silicon wafer and Raman scattering spectra. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 25 (2007) 4006-4010.

30. Junjie Niu, et al. Temperature dependence of the first-order Raman scattering in silicon nanowires. Scripta Materialia, 55 (2006) 183-186.

 


Conference organizations, invited talks and Presentations

  • Junjie Niu, Iron controllable lithium into lithiotropic carbon fiber fabric: a novel Li metal anode with improved cyclability and dendrite suppression. Poster presentation. Symposium on the Future of Energy Storage: Beyond Lithium Ion XII, Golden, Colorado, June 25-27, 2019.
  • Junjie Niu, Double-nets enclosed sulfur composite as a new cathode in lithium sulfur batteries. Oral presentation. 235th ECS Meeting, Dallas, Texas, May 26-30, 2019.
  • Junjie Niu, Double-nets enclosed sulfur composite as a new cathode in lithium sulfur batteries. Oral presentation. Electrochemical Conference on Energy & the Environment 2019. Glasgow, Scotland. July 21-26, 2019.
  • Junjie, Niu, REMADE Annual Member Meeting. Rochester, New York. October 07-08, 2019.
  • Junjie Niu, ReCell Industry Collaboration Meeting. A Novel Regeneration Process of Cathode Active Materials from Spent Lithium-Ion Batteries. Poster presentation. Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, Illinois. November 07-08, 2019.
  • Meeting organizer: Symposium D4: Materials and the Environment at the International Materials Research Congress (IMRC) and Materials Research Society (MRS) 2019, August, Cancun, Mexico.
  • Junjie Niu, Improved antibacterial performance using hydrogel-immobilized lysozyme as catalyst in water. Oral presentation. Materials and the Environment at the International Materials Research Congress (IMRC) and Materials Research Society (MRS) 2019, August, Cancun, Mexico.
  • Invited talk: Junjie Niu, Engineering hybrid materials as anode in next-generation lithium ion batteries. Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Nevada – Reno. October 17-19, 2019.
  • Junjie Niu, Acoustic bubble suppression by constructing a hydrophilic coating on HDPE surface. Poster presentation. MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA. December 1-6, 2019.
  • Junjie Niu, A new Li metal electrode by ironing controllable lithium into lithiotropic carbon fiber fabric (LiCFF). Oral presentation. MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA. December 1-6, 2019.
  • Junjie Niu, Largely Improved Battery Performance Using Micro-Sized Silicon Skeleton Caged by Polypyrrole as Anode. Oral presentation. MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA. December 1-6, 2019.
  • A novel Li-metal alloy battery with ultra-long cycles at high rates, Junjie Niu, Oral presentation. 231st ECS Meeting, New Orleans, LA (May 28 – June 1, 2017).
  • Sn Wears Super Skin—A New Design for Long Cycling and High Rate Batteries, Junjie Niu, Oral presentation. 2018 MRS Spring Meeting, Phoenix, AZ (April 2 – April 6, 2018).
  • Oxide covered metal alloy as anode in lithium ion batteries. Junjie Niu, Zhejiang University, 8/21/2018. (Invited talk)
  • Sn encapsulated batteries. Junjie Niu, Institute of Intelligent Machines, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), August 2018. (Invited talk)
  • Junjie Niu, In-Situ Observation and Synthesis of Electrode Materials in Li-Ion Batteries. July 29, 2016, College of Science and Engineering, Nanjing University. (Invited)
  • Junjie Niu, Engineering Metal Nano-Composite as Anode in High-Performance Li-Ion Batteries. June 2, 2016, The 229th ECS Meeting, San Diego. (Oral)
  • Junjie Niu, Engineering Novel Nano-Architectures for Large Energy Storage Devices. May 6, 2016, Milwaukee Engineering Research Conference, Milwaukee. (Invited)
  • Junjie Niu, Nanotechnology in Lithium Ion Batteries. November 6, 2015, Physics Colloquium, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. (Invited)
  • Junjie Niu, Engineering Nano-Structured Materials for Energy Storage. February 14, 2014, Mechanical Engineering, Boston University. (Invited)
  • Junjie Niu, Engineering Nanostructured Materials for Energy Storage Applications: from Atomistic Mechanism to Scalable Synthesis. March 3, 2014, Department of Physical Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Invited)
  • Junjie Niu, Engineering Nano-Structured Materials for Energy Storage. May 3, 2014, College of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. (Invited)
  • Junjie Niu, Single Nano-Device Design and In-Situ TEM Study. June, 2015, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai JiaoTong University. (Invited)
  • Junjie Niu, Nano-Device Design and In-Situ June, 2015, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University. (Invited)
  • Junjie Niu, Engineering Nano-Structured Material in Nano-Devices and Energy Storage. June, 2015, Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University. (Invited)
  • Junjie Niu, Single CNT Endoscope and NW In-Situ TEM Investigation. June, 2015, Institute of Microstructure and Property of Advanced Materials, Beijing University of Technology. (Invited)
  • Junjie Niu, Raman SERS-Enabled Carbon Nanotube Endoscope for Intra-Cellular Studies. April 17, 2015, Joint Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series by UWM, Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. (Invited)
  • Junjie Niu, In-Situ TEM Observation of Random Solid Solution Zone in LiFePO4 May 24-28, 2015, 227th ECS Meeting, Chicago. (Oral)
  • Junjie Niu, Akihiro Kushima, Liang Qi, Xiaofeng Qian, Jian Yu Huang, Ju Li. In-Situ TEM Observation of Delithiation/Lithiation in LiFePO4 Nano-Battery. 5th Symposium on Scalable Energy Storage: Beyond Lithium Ion, June 2012, San Francisco. (Poster)
  • Junjie Niu, Akihiro Kushima, Liang Qi, Xiaofeng Qian, Yet-Ming Chiang, Jian Yu Huang, Ju Li. Phase Transition Study of LiFePO4 Nanowires in Li-Ion Battery. PRiME 2012. October 7-12, 2012 Honolulu, Hawaii. (Oral)
  • Junjie Niu, Akihiro Kushima, Liang Qi, Jian Yu Huang, Ju Li. Electrospinning Synthesis of LiFePO4 Nanowires and Corresponding Electrochemical Activity in Li-Ion Battery. MRS Fall Meeting, Nov.2011, Boston. (Oral)
  • Presser, L. Zhang, Y. Gao, Junjie Niu, J. McDonough, C. Perez, H. Fong, Y. Gogotsi. Flexible Nano-Felts of Carbide-Derived Carbon with Ultra-High Power Handling Capability. 220th ECS Meeting & Electrochemical Energy, Boston, Massachusetts (October 9-14, 2011). (Poster)
  • Singhal, Z. Orynbayeva, Junjie Niu, M.G. Schrlau, V. Mochalin, G. Friedman, Y.Gogotsi. Carbon Nanotube Based Multifunctional Endoscopes for Intracellular Analysis and Microfluidic Separation. MRS Fall Meeting, Nov.2011, Boston. (Oral)
  • Naguib, M. Kurtoglu, V. Presser, J. Lu, Junjie Niu, M. Heon, L. Hultman, B. Anasori, Y. Gogotsi, M. W. Barsoum, Two-Dimensional Nanocrystals of Transition Metal Carbides and Nitrides Produced by Exfoliation of MAX Phases. MRS Fall Meeting, Nov. 2011, Boston. (Poster)
  • Singhal, Junjie Niu, Z. Orynbayeva, M.G. Schrlau, G. Friedman, Y.Gogotsi. Carbon Nanotube Endoscopes for Intra-Cellular Analysis. Drexel University Research Day, Apr. 08, 2011. Philadelphia, PA. (Poster, 1st Place Prize)
  • Presser, L. Zhang, Y.Gao, J. McDonough, Junjie Niu, C. Perez, H. Fong, Y. Gogotsi. High Power-Density Supercapacitors Based on Flexible TiC-CDC Nano-Felts. Pennergy symposium “Materials Under Extremes”, Apr. 09, 2011 and Drexel University Research Day, Apr.08, 2011. Philadelphia, PA. (Poster)
  • McDonough, C. Miller, T. Ubieto, V. Presser, Junjie Niu, V. Mochalin, P.-L Taberna, P. Simon, Y. Gogotsi. Effect of Carbon Onion Annealing Temperature on Structure and Electrochemical Behavior, Pennergy symposium “Materials Under Extremes”, Apr. 09, 2011 and Drexel University Research Day, Apr.08, 2011. Philadelphia, PA. (Poster) 2nd place awards at the ASM International Liberty Bell Chapter, Philadelphia, PA. Graduate Research Symposium, May 10, 2011. Philadelphia, PA.
  • V Presser, L Zhang, Y Gao, Junjie Niu, J McDonough, C R. Perez, H Fong, Y Gogotsi. Flexible Nano-Felts of Carbide-Derived Carbon with Ultra-High Power Handling Capability. The Electrochemical Society Meeting, 2011.
  • R Singhal, Junjie Niu, Z Orynbayeva, MG Schrlau, G Friedman, Y Gogotsi. Single Carbon Nanotube Based Devices for Atto-Liter Studies. 219th ECS Meeting, Montreal, QC, May 1-6, 2011.
  • C. Karwacki, Junjie Niu, Y. Gogotsi. Nanostructered Carbon Catalysts: Effect of Surface Chemistry And Porosity On Gold Nanoparticle Activity. Annual World Conference On Carbon 2010, 11-16 July 2010, Clemson, South Carolina.