Rui Tan - PhD student

RTRui Tan joined the group for PhD research in October 2017, under co-supervision of Dr Qilei Song and Prof. Nigel Brandon. Rui received his B.S. degree in Energy Materials and Devices in School of Metallurgy and Environment at Central South University (China), and completed his MSc degree in Advanced Materials at Peking University, Shenzhen Graduate School. Through his MSc research, Rui has gained research experiences in developing solid-state battery, including preparation of advanced electrolytes (solid polymer electrolytes, quasi-solid-state electrolytes, inorganic electrolytes), and design and synthesis of advanced electrode materials, sulfur or sulfur-based cathodes, lithiated transition-metal oxide and phosphate. He has published 14 papers including 5 first-author papers in leading journals. His PhD research is focused on developing functional membane separators for solid-state batteries and redox flow batteries.

Selected Publications:

Rui Tan+, Anqi Wang+, Richard Malpass-Evans, Rhodri Williams, Evan Wenbo Zhao, Tao Liu, Chunchun Ye, Xiaoqun Zhou, Barbara Primera Darwich, Zhiyu Fan, Lukas Turcani, Edward Jackson, Linjiang Chen, Samantha Y. Chong, Tao Li, Kim E. Jelfs, Andrew I. Cooper, Nigel P. Brandon, Clare P. Grey, Neil B. McKeown*, and Qilei Song*. Hydrophilic microporous membranes for selective ion separation and flow-battery energy storageNature Materials19195202(2020). doi:10.1038/s41563-019-0536-8. (+contributed equally).