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Dongmei Sun Professor


Educational Background

PhD, Physical Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry

Chinese Academy of Sciences (2005)

MA, Physical Chemistry, Nanjing Normal University (2002)

BA, Educational Chemistry, Nanjing Normal University (1991)




Research Interests

Design, discovery, development & deployment of nanomaterials on various domains and facets, especially for applications in electrochemical sensors, lithium ion batteries, fuel cells and biofuel cells.


Research Projects

2016-2019, Amino acid-oriented self-assembly of multistructure Pd-based nanocrystals for DMFCs (National Nature Science Foundation of China)

2007-2010, Technical investigations of continuous flowing direct microbial fuel cells (“863” Project)

2010-2012, Novel 3D chitosan-based porous matrix for enzyme immobilization: Design, characterization and its applications in biofuel cells (Project for Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars by State Education Ministry)


Journal Articles

Selected publications:

1. Jingfei Zhang, Wangyu Ren, Yunyun Zhou, Pei Li, Lin Xu, Dongmei Sun*, Ping Wu, Yiming Zhou, Yawen Tang, Hermetically Coated and Well-Separated Co3O4 Nanophase within Porous Graphitic Carbon Nanosheets: Synthesis, Confinement Effect, and Improved Lithium-Storage Capacity and Durability, Chemistry-A European Journal, 2016, 22(28), 9599-9606.

2. Gengtao Fu, Xiaoxiao Yan, Zhiming Cui, Dongmei Sun, Lin Xu, Yawen Tang, John B. Goodenough, Jong-Min Lee*, Catalytic activities for methanol oxidation on ultrathin CuPt3 wavy nanowires with/without smart polymer, Chemical Science, 2016, 7(8): 5414-5420

3. Dandan Sun, Ling Si, Gengtao Fu, Chang Liu, Dongmei Sun*, Yu Chen, Yawen Tang, Tianhong Lu, Nanobranched porous palladium–tin intermetallics: One-step synthesis and their superior electrocatalysis towards formic acid oxidation, Journal of Power Sources, 2015, 280(0), 141-146.

4. Xinyuan Lou, Jiayi Chen, Mengdi Wang, Jialei Gu, Ping Wu, Dongmei Sun*, Yawen Tang, Carbon nanotubes supported cerium dioxide and platinum nanohybrids: Layer-by-layer synthesis and enhanced electrocatalytic activity for methanol oxidation, Journal of Power Sources, 2015, 287(0): 203-210.

5. Jingfei Zhang, Huimin Zhu, Ping Wu, Cunwang Ge, Dongmei Sun*, Lin Xu*, YawenTang, Yiming Zhou, Rational synthesis of Ni nanoparticle-embedded porous graphitic carbon nanosheets with enhanced lithium storage properties, Nanoscale, 2015, 7(43), 18211-18217.

6. Ke Wu, Qian Zhang, Dongmei Sun*, Xiaoshu Zhu, Yu Chen, Tianhong Lu, Yawen Tang*, Graphene-supported Pd–Pt alloy nanoflowers: In situ growth and their enhanced electrocatalysis towards methanol oxidation, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2015, 40, 20, 6530-6537.

7. Gengtao Fu, Rui Wu, Chang Liu, Jun Lin, Dongmei Sun*, Yawen Tang*, Arginine-assisted synthesis of palladium nanochain networks and their enhanced electrocatalytic activity for the borohydride oxidation, RSC Advances, 2015, 5(23), 18111-18115.

8. Liping Wu, Suqi Zhang, Mengdi Wang, Ming Xu, Xiaoshu Zhu*, Dongmei Sun*, Yawen Tang, Surfactant-free synthesis of coral-like platinum nanochains for oxygen reduction reaction. Electrochimica Acta, 2015, 157(0) 101-107.

9. Juan Bai, Yaoxia Chen, Pan Li, Dongmei Sun*, Yawen Tang, Phosphonate-functionalized three-dimensional gold nanocomposite as a sensitive interface for facile electrochemical stripping detection of trace copper(II) ions, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 2015, 754(0), 1-7.

10. Hailing Liu, Baoping Chen, Dongmei Sun*, Yiming Zhou, Yawen Tang, Yu Chen, Tianhong Lu, Sn-Fe cyanogels noncovalently grafted to carbon nanotubes in a versatile biointerface design: an efficient matrix and a facile platform for glucose oxidase immobilization, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2014, 2, 4615-4624.

11. Mianyan Yang, Qixing Cai, Chang Liu, Rui Wu, Dongmei Sun*, Yu Chen, Yawen Tang, Tianhong Lu*, Monodispersed hollow platinum nanospheres: facile synthesis and their enhanced electrocatalysis for methanol oxidation, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 13738-43.

12. Hailing Liu, Shangwei Li, Dongmei Sun*, Yu Chen, Yiming Zhou*, Tianhong Lu, Layered graphene nanostructures functionalized with NH2-rich polyelectrolytes through self-assembly: construction and their application in trace Cu(II) detection, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2014, 29(1), 2, 2212–2219.

13. Zhenping Chen, Dongmei Sun*, Yiming Zhou, Jiayue Zhao, Tianhong Lu, Xiaohua Huang**, Chenxin Cai, Jian Shen, Nano polyurethane-assisted ultrasensitive biodetection of H2O2 over immobilized Microperoxidase-11, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2011, 29(1), 53-59.



1. 2014, Dongmei Sun, Physical Chemistry(I), Chapter 1, Nanjing University Press, Nanjing

2. 2016, Dongmei Sun, Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide: Fundamentals and Technologies, Chapter 3&5, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, U.S.A



1. Dongmei Sun, Jingfei Zhang, Yawen Tang, Ping Wu, Yiming Zhou, Carbon nanosheets with embedded nanometal for application in LIBs as anodes, 201410759362.9, 2014

2. Dongmei Sun, Jingfei Zhang, Gang Liu, Lin Xu, Yawen Tang, Fabrication and application of hollow hybrid SnO2/Co3O4 nanotubes, 201510890413.6, 2015


Academic Title

Professor of Physical Chemistry


Contact Information

Tel: +86 25 85891396