photo of Zong Yun
B.Sc., Wuhan University; M.Sc., Wuhan University; Ph.D., Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research & Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Contact Information

Department of Chemistry, NUS
3 Science Drive 3
Singapore 117543
Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR
2 Fusionopolis Way, Innovis #08-03
Singapore 138634
Tel: (65) 6416 8931
Email: y-zong@imre.a-star.edu.sg

Research Interests

  • Nanostructured Energy Storage Materials
  • Electrocatalysis for Energy Conversion and Storage
  • Advanced Batteries

Representative Publications

  • A Robust Hybrid Zn-Battery with Ultralong Cycle Life”, B. Li, J.Y. Quan, A. Loh, J.W. Chai, Y. Chen, C.L. Tan, X.M. Ge, T.S.A. Hor, Z.L. Liu, H. Zhang, Y. Zong, Nano Lett. 2017, 17, 156-163.
  • NiMn Layered Double Hydroxide as Efficient Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Evolution Reaction and its Application in Rechargeable Zn-Air Batteries”, A. Sumboja, J.W. Chen, Y. Zong, P.S. Lee, Z.L. Liu, Nanoscale 2017, 9, 774-780.
  • “Ni/NiOx-decorated Carbon Nanofibers with Enhanced Oxygen Evolution Activity for Rechargeable Zinc-Air Batteries”, B. Li, S.W. Chien, X.M. Ge, J.W. Chai, X.Y. Goh, K.T. Nai, T.S.A. Hor, Z.L. Liu, Y. Zong, Mater. Chem. Front. 2017, 1, 677-682.
  • “Improved Reversibility of Fe3+/Fe4+ Redox Couple in Sodium Super Ion Conductor Type Na3Fe2(PO4)3 for Sodium-Ion Batteries”, R. Rajagopalan, B. Chen, Z.C. Zhang, X.-L. Wu , Y.H. Du, Y. Huang, B. Li, Y. Zong, J. Wang, G.-H. Nam, M. Sindoro, S.X. Dou, H.K. Liu and H. Zhang, Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1605694.
  • “Intrinsically Conductive Perovskite Oxides with Enhanced Stability and Electrocatalytic Activity for Oxygen Reduction Reactions”, X.M. Ge, Y.H. Du, B. Li, T.S.A. Hor, M. Sindoro, Y. Zong, H. Zhang, Z.L. Liu, ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 7865-7871.
  • “Preparation of cobalt sulfide nanoparticle-decorated nitrogen-doped reduced graphene oxide aerogel used as a highly efficient electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction”, Z. Luo, C. Tan, X. Zhang, J. Chen, X. Cao, B. Li, Y. Zong, L. Huang, L. Wang, X. Huang, W. Huang, H. Zhang, Small 2016, 12, 5920-5926.
  •  “Durable rechargeable zinc-air batteries with neutral electrolyte and manganese oxide catalyst”, A. Sumboja, X.M. Ge, W.G. Zheng, T.S.A. Hor, Y. Zong, Z.L. Liu, J. Power Sources 2016, 332, 330-336.
  • Synthesis of 4H/fcc-Au@M (M=Ir, Os, IrOs) core-shell nanoribbons for electrocatalytic oxygen evolution reaction”, Z.X. Fan, Z.M. Luo, Y. Chen, J. Wang, B. Li, Y. Zong, H. Zhang, Small 2016, 12, 3908-3913.
  • “Building better lithium-sulfur batteries: from LiNO3 to solid oxide catalyst”, N. Ding, L. Zhou, C.W. Zhou, D.S. Geng, J. Yang, S.W. Chien, Z.L. Liu, M.-F. Ng, A.S. Yu, T. S.A. Hor, M. B. Sullivan, Y. Zong, Sci. Rep. 2016, 6, 33154.
  • Three-Dimensional Hierarchical Porous Mo2C for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution”, H. X. Ang, H. W. Wang, B. Li, Y. Zong, X. F. Wang, Q. Y. Yan, Small 2016, 12, 2859-2865.
  • Sulfur encapsulated in Mo4O11–anchored ultralight graphene for high-energy lithium sulfur batteries”, L. Zhou, N. Ding, J. Yang, Y. Zong, Z.L. Liu, A.S. Yu, ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 2016, 4, 3679-3687.
  • One-Pot Synthesis of Highly Anisotropic Five Fold-Twinned PtCu Nanoframes Used as Efficient Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction”, Z.C. Zhang, Z.M. Luo, B. Chen, C. Wei, J.Z. Chen, X. Zhang, Z.C. Lai, Z.X. Fan, C.L. Tan, M.T. Zhao, Q.P. Lu, B. Li, Y. Zong, C.C. Yan, G.X. Wang, Z.C. Xu, H. Zhang, Adv. Mater. 2016, 28, 8712-8717.
  • Co@Co3O4@PPD core@bishell nanoparticles based composite as an efficient electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction”, Z.J. Wang, B. Li, X.M. Ge, F.W.T. Goh, X. Zhang, G.J. Du, D. Wuu, Z.L. Liu, T.S.A. Hor, H. Zhang, Y. Zong, Small 2016, 12, 2580-2587.
  • “An air-stable densely packed phosphorene-graphene composite towards advanced lithium storage properties”, Y. Zhang, H.W. Wang, Z.Z. Luo, H.T. Tan, B. Li, S.N. Sun, Z. Li, Y. Zong, Z.C.J. Xu, K.A. Khor, Q. Y. Yan, Adv. Energy Mater. 2016, 6, 1600453.
  • Mussel-inspired one-pot synthesis of transition-metal and nitrogen co-doped carbon (M/N-C) as efficient oxygen catalyst for Zn-air batteries”, B. Li, Y. Chen, X.M. Ge, J.W. Chai, T.S.A. Hor, Z.L. Liu, H. Zhang, Y. Zong, Nanoscale 2016, 8, 5067-5075.
  • A Polydopamine Coating Ultralight Graphene Matrix as Highly Effective Polysulfide Adsorbent for High Energy Lithium-Sulfur Batteries”, L. Zhou, Y Zong, Z.L. Liu, A.S. Yu. Renewable Energy 2016, 96, 333–340.
  • “From Lithium-Oxygen to Lithium-Air Batteries: Challenges and Opportunities”, D.S. Geng, N. Ding, T.S.A. Hor, S.W. Chien, Z.L. Liu, D. Wuu, X.L. Sun, Y. Zong, Adv. Energy Mater. 2016, 6, 1502164.
  • “Two-Dimensional Tin Disulfide Nanosheets for Enhanced Sodium Storage”, W.P. Sun, X.H. Rui, D. Yang, B. Li, W.Y. Zhang, J. Franklin, Y. Zong, S. Madhavi, Q.Y. Yan, ACS Nano 2015, 9, 11371-11381.
  • “Oxygen reduction in alkaline media: from mechanisms to recent advances of catalysts”, X.M. Ge, A. Sumboja, D. Wuu, T. An, B. Li, F.W.T. Goh, T.S.A. Hor, Y. Zong, Z.L. Liu, ACS Catal. 2015, 5, 4643-4667.
  • “Eggplant-Derived Microporous Carbon Sheets: Towards Mass Production of Efficient Bifunctional Oxygen Electrocatalyst at Low Cost for Rechargeable Zn-Air Batteries”, B. Li, X.S. Lee, X.M. Ge, J.W. Chai, Z.J. Wang, J. Zhang, Z.L. Liu, T.S.A. Hor, Y. Zong, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 8841-8844.
  • Efficient and durable oxygen reduction and evolution of hydrothermally synthesized La(Co0.55Mn0.45)0.99O3-δ nanorod/graphene hybrid in alkaline media, X.M. Ge, F.W.T. Goh, B. Li, T.S.A. Hor, J. Zhang, P. Xiao, X. Wang, Y. Zong, Z.L. Liu, Nanoscale 2015, 7, 9046-9054.
  • "Manganese Oxide Catalyst Grown on Carbon Paper as an Air Cathode for High-Performance Rechargeable Zinc–Air Batteries", A. Sumboja, X.M. Ge, F.W.T. Goh, B. Li, D.S. Geng, T.S.A. Hor, Y. Zong, Z.L. Liu, ChemPlusChem 2015, 80, 1341-1346.
  • “Tunable Crystalline Ni3S4@ Amorphous MoS2 Core/Shell Nanospheres for High-Performance Supercapacitors”, Y. Zhang, W. Sun, X. Rui, B. Li, H.T. Tan, G. Guo, S. Madhavi, Y. Zong, Q. Yan, Small 2015, 11, 3694-3702.
  • “Co3O4 Nanoparticles on N-doped Vulcan Carbon as a Scalable Bifunctional Electrocatalyst for Rechargeable Zinc-Air Batteries”, T. An, X.M. Ge, T.S.A. Hor, F.W.T. Goh, D.S. Geng, G.J. Du, Z.L. Liu, Y. Zong, RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 75773-75780.
  • “Tellurium@ordered macroporous carbon composite and free-standing tellurium mat as cathode materials for rechargeable lithium-tellurium Batteries”, N. Ding, S.F. Chen, D.S. Geng, S.W. Chien, T. An, T.S.A. Hor, Z.L. Liu, S.H. Yu, Y. Zong, Adv. Energy Mater. 2015, 5, 1401999.
  • Co3O4 nanoparticles decorated carbon nanofiber mat as binder-free air-cathode for high performance rechargeable zinc-air batteries, B. Li, X.M. Ge, F.W.T. Goh, T.S.A. Hor, D.S. Geng, G.J. Du, Z.L. Liu, J. Zhang, X.G. Liu, Y. Zong, Nanoscale 2015, 7, 1830-1838.
  • Investigation on the cyclability of lithium-oxygen cells in confined potential window using cathode of pre-filled discharge products”, D.S. Geng, N. Ding, T.S.A. Hor, S.W. Chien, Z.L. Liu, Y. Zong, Chem. Asian J. 2015, 10, 2182-2189.
  • “Sulfur–carbon yolk–shell particle based 3D interconnected nanostructures as cathodes for rechargeable lithium–sulfur batteries”, N. Ding, Y.W. Lum, S.F. Chen, S.W. Chien, T.S.A. Hor, Z.L. Liu, Y. Zong, J. Mater. Chem. A 2015, 3, 1853-1857.
  • “Cobalt sulfide nanoparticles impregnated nitrogen and sulfur co-doped graphene as bifunctional catalyst for rechargeable Zn-air batteries”, D.S. Geng, N.N. Ding, T.S.A. Hor, S.W. Chien, Z.L. Liu, Y. Zong, RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 7280-7284.
  • Potential of metal-free ‘Graphene Alloy’ as electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction ”, D.S. Geng, N. Ding, T.S.A. Hor, Z.L. Liu, X.L. Sun, Y. Zong, J. Mater. Chem. A 2015, 3, 1795-1810.