DU Hong-Fang

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Email: iamhfdu@nwpu.edu.cn

Address: 1 Dongxiang Road, Chang'an District, Xi'an Shaanxi, 710129, P.R.China

Research Interests

Nanomaterials synthesis and functionalization; electrochemical energy storage device design; renewable energy conversion and storage; etc.

Biographical Information

2018 – :         Assistant Professor, Institute of Flexible Electronics, Northwestern Polytechnical University;

2016 – 2018: Research Assistant, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Academic Achievements

Dr. Du Hongfang focuses on nanomaterials controllable synthesis and their application in water splitting. Using classical strategies successfully synthesize one-dimensional transition metal phosphide and phosphate as high-performance electrocatalysts toward water electrolysis for clean hydrogen production. Dr. Du has published 10 research papers in professional journals like Small, J. Mater. Chem. A, J. Power Sources, Adv. Mater. etc. He wrote up 3 patents, charged a Graduate Student Research Innovation Project of Chongqing, earned an Award for Scientific and Technological Achievements of Southwest University, won a National Scholarship for Graduate Students.


1. Du, H.; Ai, W.; Zhao, Z. L.; Chen, Y.; Xu, X.; Zou, C.; Wu, L.; Su, L.; Nan, K.; Yu, T.; Li, C. M., Engineering morphologies of cobalt pyrophosphates nanostructures toward greatly enhanced electrocatalytic performance of oxygen evolution reaction. Small, 2018, 14, 1801068.

2. Du, H.; Liu, Q.; Cheng, N.; Asiri, A. M.; Sun, X.; Li, C. M., Template-assisted synthesis of CoP nanotubes to efficiently catalyze hydrogen-evolving reaction. J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2 (36), 14812-14816.

3. Du, H.; Gu, S.; Liu, R.; Li, C. M., Tungsten diphosphide nanorods as an efficient catalyst for electrochemical hydrogen evolution. J. Power Sources 2015, 278, 540-545.

4. Du, H.; Gu, S.; Liu, R.; Li, C. M., Highly active and inexpensive iron phosphide nanorods electrocatalyst towards hydrogen evolution reaction. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 2015, 40 (41), 14272-14278.

5. Su, L.+; Du, H.+; Tang, C.; Nan, K.; Wu, J.; Li, C. M., Borate-ion intercalated NiFe layered double hydroxide to simultaneously boost mass transport and charge transfer for catalysis of water oxidation. J. Colloid. Interf. Sci. 2018, 528, 36-44. (+Equal contribution)

6. Nan, K+; Du, H.+; Su, L.+; Li, C. M., Directly electrodeposited cobalt sulfide nanosheets as advanced catalyst for oxygen evolution reaction. Chemistryselect, 2018, 3 (25), 7081-7088. (+Equal contribution)

7. Gu, S.; Du, H.; Asiri, A. M.; Sun, X.; Li, C. M., Three-dimensional interconnected network of nanoporous CoP nanowires as an efficient hydrogen evolution cathode. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2014, 16 (32), 16909-16913.

8. Liu, R.; Gu, S.; Du, H.; Li, C. M., Controlled synthesis of FeP nanorod arrays as highly efficient hydrogen evolution cathode. J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2 (41), 17263-17267.

9. Ai, W.; Li, J.; Du, Z.; Zou, C., Du, H.; Xu, X.; Chen,Y.; Zhang. H; Zhao, J.; Li C. M. Huang, W.; Yu, T., Dual confinement of polysulfides in boron-doped porous carbon sphere/graphene hybrid for advanced Li-S batteries. Nano Res. 2018, 11 (9), 4562-4573.

10. Xu, X.; Zhao, R.; Ai, W.; Chen, B.; Du, H.; Wu, L.; Zhang, H.; Huang, W.; Yu, T., Controllable design of MoS2 nanosheets anchored on nitrogen‐doped graphene: toward fast sodium storage by tunable pseudocapacitance. Adv. Mater. 2018, 1800658.


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