Jianfeng Mao

School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr. Jianfeng Mao received a PhD in Materials Engineering from the Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials (ISEM) at the University of Wollongong (UOW). His PhD research was focused on hydrogen storage materials. It was recognized by a Faculty Postgraduate Thesis Award as the best postgraduate thesis from the Faculty of Engineering of UOW, and followed by the postdoctoral appointment at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung and the University of Glasgow. He has been developing his career in the field of electrochemical energy storage, starting with when he was a research associate at the University of Maryland. He has published over 70 papers (50+ as the first or corresponding author) in the leading discipline journals, including J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater., Energy Environ. Sci., and so on.

His current research interests are in developing functional materials and electrolytes for next generation high-energy and large-scale batteries, and understanding their fundamentals of electrochemical processes in electrodes and at electrode/electrolyte interfaces. He has also expertise on hydrogen storage materials for efficient hydrogen storage and transport.

  1. ECMS Faculty ECR/MCR SEED Grant, A green and valuable closed loop process for the recycle of end-of-life electric vehicle batteries, 2021-2022, 10,000 AUD.
  2. ARC Discovery Project, Low cost aqueous rechargeable zinc batteries for grid-scale energy storage, DP200101862, 2020-2023, 510,000 AUD.
  3. Australian Synchrotron Access Program, Unraveling the potassiation-depotassiation mechanism of SnSb and the influence of eletrolytes on the electrochemical reactions, Beamline, 2019.
  4. ARC Linkage Project, High energy density, long life, safe lithium Ion battery for electric cars, LP160101629, 2017-2021, 420,000 AUD.
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor MXene as a Multifunctional Additive in Solid Polymer Electrolytes for Safe and High Energy Density Lithium Metal Batteries Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Caoyu Wang
    2021 Co-Supervisor Research towards anode protection in Li metal batteries and Zn ion batteries. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Yanyan Wang
    2021 Co-Supervisor Deep Eutectic Solvent for Li-Battery Cathode Recycle Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yanqiu Lyu

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