Department of Chemistry

Xavier University of Louisiana

Zhongyuan Huang Ph.D.
Research Associate, Zhe Wang Lab

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PhD in Chemistry
College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan University 
M.S. in Applied Chemistry
College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan University 
B.S. in Applied Chemistry 
College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan University 


06/2015-present: Postdoctoral Researcher in Xavier University of Louisiana
06/2014-present: Assistant Professor in Xinyang Normal University

Research Interests

(1) Ionic liquid electorchemistry and bioelectrochemistry;
(2) Nanostructure design and synthesis of nano-materials for energy and catalysis, such as fuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors, and so on. 

  1. Huang Zhongyuan, Zhou Haihui, Chen Zhongxue, Zeng Fanyan, Chen Liang, Luo Wucheng, Kuang Yafei. Facile synthesis of porous Pt botryoidal nanowires and their electrochemical properties.¬† Electrochimica Acta, 2014,147, 643'Äì649.
  2. Huang Zhongyuan, Zhou Haihui, Sun Feifei, Fu Chaopeng, Zeng Fanyan, Li Tianqi, Kuang Yafei. Facile Self'ÄêAssembly Synthesis of PdPt Bimetallic Nanotubes with Good Performance for Ethanol Oxidation in an Alkaline Medium. Chemistry-A European Journal, 2013,19(41):13720-13725.
  3. Huang Zhongyuan, Zhou Haihui, Li Chuanhui, Zeng Fanyan, Fu Chaopeng, Kuang Yafei. Preparation of well-dispersed PdAu bimetallic nanoparticles on reduced graphene oxide sheets with excellent electrochemical activity for ethanol oxidation in
    alkaline media. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2012,22(5):1781-1785.
  4. Huang Zhongyuan, Zhou Haihui, Chang Yiwen, Fu Chaopeng, Zeng Fanyan, Kuang Yafei. Improved catalytic performance of Pd nanowires for ethanol oxidation by monolayer of Pt. Chemical Physics Letters, 2013,585:128-132.
  5. Zeng Fanyan, Kuang Yafei, Zhang Ningshuang, Huang Zhongyuan, Pan Yang, Hou Zhaohui, Zhou Haihui, Yan Chenglin, Schmidt Oliver G. Multilayer super-short carbon nanotube/reduced graphene oxide architecture for enhanced supercapacitor properties. Journal of Power Sources, 2014,247:396-401.
  6. Zeng Fanyan, Kuang Yafei, Wang Ye, Huang Zhongyuan, Fu Chaopeng, Zhou Haihui. Facile Preparation of High'ÄêQuality Graphene Scrolls from Graphite Oxide by a Microexplosion Method. Advanced Materials, 2011,23(42):4929-4932.
  7. Liu Rui, Zhou Haihui, Liu Jia, Yao Yuan, Huang Zhongyuan, Fu Chaopeng, Kuang Yafei. Preparation of Pd/MnO2-reduced graphene oxide nanocomposite for methanol electro-oxidation in alkaline media. Electrochemistry Communications, 2013,26:63-66.
  8. Liu Zanhui, Zhou Haihui, Huang Zhongyuan, Wang Wenyang, Zeng Fanyan, Kuang Yafei. Graphene covalently functionalized with poly (p-phenylenediamine) as high performance electrode material for supercapacitors. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2013,1(10):3454-3462.
  9. Liu Jia, Liu Shu, Zhou Haihui, Xie Congjia, Huang Zhongyuan, Fu Chaopeng, Kuang Yafei. Preparation of self-ordered nanoporous anodic aluminum oxide membranes by combination of hard anodization and mild anodization. Thin Solid Films, 2014,552:75-81.
  10. Fu Chaopeng, Kuang Yafei, Huang Zhongyuan, Wang Xiao, Yin Yifan, Chen Jinhua, Zhou Haihui. Supercapacitor based on graphene and ionic liquid electrolyte. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry. 2011,15(11-12):2581-2585.
  11. Zeng Fanyan, Kuang Yafei, Liu Gaoqin, Liu Rui, Huang Zhongyuan, Fu Chaopeng, Zhou Haihui. Supercapacitors based on high-quality graphene scrolls. Nanoscale, 2012,4(13):3997-4001.
  12. Fu Chaopeng, Zhou Haihui, Liu Rui, Huang Zhongyuan, Chen Jinhua, Kuang Yafei. Supercapacitor based on electropolymerized polythiophene and multi-walled
    Carbon nanotubes composites. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2012, 132(2): 596-600.
  13. Liu Jinping, Zhou Haihui, Huang Jianting, Huang Zhongyuan, Zeng Fanyan, Kuang Yafei. A UPD-spontaneous redox approach to the preparation of monolayer palladium on reduced graphene oxide-supported gold nanoparticles for ethanol electrooxidation in alkaline media. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2012,37(22):16764-16769.
  14. Zhang Guoping, Zhou Haihui, An Chunling, Liu Dan, Huang Zhongyuan, Kuang Yafei. Bimet allic palladium'Äìgold nanoparticles synthesized in ionic liquid microemulsion. Colloid and Polymer Science, 2012,290(14):1435-1441.
  15. Fu Chaopeng, Kuang Yafei, Huang Zhongyuan, Wang Xiao, Du Nana, Chen Jinhua, Zhou Haihui. Electrochemical co-reduction synthesis of graphene/Au nanocomposites in ionic liquid and their electrochemical activity. Chemical Physics Letters, 2010,499(4):250-253.
  16. Wu Wenqin, Yang Yan, Zhou Haihui, Ye Tingting, Huang Zhongyuan, Liu Rui, Kuang Yafei. Highly Efficient removal of Cu (II) from aqueous solution by using graphene oxide. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution. 2013,224(1):1-8.
  17. Ye Tingting, Kuang Yafei, Xie Congjia, Huang Zhongyuan, Zhang Changjun, Shan Dan, Zhou Haihui. Enhanced performance by polyaniline/tailored carbon nanotubes composite as supercapacitor electrode material. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 2014,131(6).
  18. Zhang Changjun, Zhou Haihui, Yu Xiaoqing, Shan Dan, Ye Tingting, Huang Zhongyuan, Kuang Yafei. Synthesis of RuO2 decorated quasi graphene nanosheets
    and their application in supercapacitors. RSC Advances, 2014,4(22):11197-11205.
  19. Liu Shu, Tang Shengguo, Zhou Haihui, Fu Chaopeng, Huang Zhongyuan, Liu Haiyun, Kuang Yafei. Fabrication of AAO films with controllable nanopore size by changing electrolytes and electrolytic parameters. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 2013,17(7):1931-1938.
  20. Tang Shengguo, Zhou Haihui, Liu Shu, Fu Chaopeng, Huang Zhongyuan, Huang Pengcheng, Kuang Yafei. Effects of a pre-existed anodic alumina onsuccessive anodization behavior of aluminum and structure of its oxide film. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2013,139(2):339-344.

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