Dr Rui Tan - Post-doctoral researcher


Dr Rui Tan is currently a postdoc researcher working on the ERC Starting grant on battery technologies. . Rui received his B.S. degree in Energy Materials and Devices in School of Metallurgy and Environment at Central South University (China), and received his MSc degree in Advanced Materials at Peking University, Shenzhen Graduate School. His research interests are focused on advanced electrolytes, including the synthesis and utilization of solid polymer electrolytes, quasi-solid-state electrolytes, inorganic electrolytes, as well as design and synthesis of advanced electrode materials. His PhD research was focused on developing functional membrane separators for solid-state batteries and redox flow batteries. Rui just started his postdoc research on 1st August 2021. 


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 storage. Nature Materials19, 195–202(2020). doi:10.1038/s41563-019-0536-8. (+contributed equally).

Peipei Zuo, Yuanyuan Li, Anqi Wang, Rui Tan, Yahua Liu, Xian Liang, Fangmeng Sheng, Gonggeng Tang, Liang Ge, Liang Wu, Qilei Song*, Neil B McKeown*, Zhengjin Yang*, Tongwen Xu*. Sulfonated microporous polymer membranes with fast and selective ion transport for electrochemical energy conversion and storage. Angewandte Chemie International Edition2020, 59, 9564.  https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202000012

C. Ye+, R. Tan+, A. Wang+, J. Chen, B. Comesaña Gándara, C. Breakwell, A. Alvarez-Fernandez, Z. Fan, J. Weng, C. G. Bezzu, S. Guldin, N. P. Brandon, A. R. Kucernak, K. E. Jelfs, N. B. McKeown*, Q. Song*, Long-Life Aqueous Organic Redox Flow Batteries Enabled by Amidoxime-Functionalized Ion-Selective Polymer MembranesAngew. Chem. Int. Ed. 202261, e202207580; Angew. Chem. 2022134, e202207580. (+contributed equally)

Chunchun Ye+, Anqi Wang+, Charlotte Breakwell, Rui Tan, C. Grazia Bezzu, Elwin Hunter-Sellars, Daryl R. Williams, Nigel P. Brandon, Peter A. A. Klusener, Anthony R. Kucernak, Kim E. Jelfs, Neil B. McKeown* & Qilei Song*. Development of efficient aqueous organic redox flow batteries using ion-sieving sulfonated polymer membranesNature Communications, 13, Article number: 3184 (2022). (+contributed equally)

Anqi Wang, Rui Tan, Charlotte Breakwell, Xiaochu Wei, Zhiyu Fan, Chunchun Ye, Richard Malpass-Evans, Tao Liu, Martijn A. Zwijnenburg, Kim E. Jelfs, Neil B. McKeown*, Jun Chen, and Qilei Song*. Solution-Processable Redox-Active Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity for Electrochemical Energy Storage. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2022 144 (37), 17198-17208.

Yuhua Xia, Mengzheng Ouyang, Vladimir Yufit, Rui Tan, Anna Regoutz, Anqi Wang, Wenjie Mao, Barun Chakrabarti, Ashkan Kavei, Qilei Song, Anthony R. Kucernak & Nigel P. Brandon. A cost-effective alkaline polysulfide-air redox flow battery enabled by a dual-membrane cell architectureNature Communications, 13, 2388, 2022.


Department PhD thesis Prize: 2021 Townend Prize, which is awarded for outstanding original research or critical analysis in any area of energy engineering