He Ping


He Ping


Address: Room 1302, Science Building, Gulou Campus, Nanjing University

Tel: 025-8353014

Email: pinghe@nju.edu.cn

Lab homepage: http://energy.nju.edu.cn

Research areas

Energy Materials and Electrochemistry

Secondary Battery Technology with High Energy


Introduction to Energy Science and Engineering

Energy Storage Materials and Battery Technology

Fundamental Experiments in Energy Science


Education and research experience:

Nanjing university, Nanjing, China

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences


Since January 2018

Doctoral supervisor

Since July 2017

Associate Professor

Since November 2011

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan

Energy Technology Research Institute

Special ResearcherPost-Doctoral Fellow

July 2009 - December 2011

Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Department of Chemistry

PhD in physical chemistry (electrochemistry)

June 2009

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China

College of Materials Science and Engineering

Master of Science in Engineering

April 2006

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China

College of Materials Science and Engineering

Bachelor of Science

June 2003

Supported by the talent recruitment program of Nanjing University, Professor He came back to China and joined the faculty in November 2011. After that, he established the university’s Laboratory of Energy Storage Materials and Battery Technology. His research interests lie in energy materials electrochemistry and battery technology, especially power-type high-energy lithium-ion batteries, lithium-air batteries and lithium-sulfur batteries. In recent years, Prof. He obtained many innovative achievements in several scientific fields including multiphase electrocatalytic theory of air cathode, design and realization of improved interface between Li metal anode and electrolyte, and improvement of carrier transport in solid electrolyte interface.


  • Published over 120 SCI papers published on international journals in energy materials and chemistry areas such as Joule, Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), Energy & Environmental Science, Advanced Materials, Advanced Energy Materials and Nano Energy. Served as the first or corresponding author of over 60 of those papers.

  • Has an H-index of 44 and a paper citation of over 6,000 times by Web of Science Core Collection articles.

  • Holds over 20 patents in Japan and China

  • Honored as Young Scholar of Yangtze River Scholar Program (2018), China Top Ten Cutting-edge Talent in Science and Technology (2018)

  • Awarded the National Science Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars (2019), Natural Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of Jiangsu Province (2019), Natural Science Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars of Jiangsu Province (2016).

  • Selected into the Six Expert Peaks Project of Jiangsu Province

  • Won Wu Haoqing Prize in Electrochemistry (2009), Bank of China Teaching Achievement Prize (2015), Charming Supervisor of Nanjing University (2018), and

  • Taking charge of the National Key R & D Program of China Project “New Energy Vehicle”National Basic Research Program in nanotechnology (part of the 973 Program), 3 projects funded by the National Natural Science, 3 projects funded by the Natural Science of Jiangsu Province and several projects funded by the PhD Programs Foundation of Ministry of Education and Scientific Research Foundation for Returned Scholars of Ministry of Education

Research achievement


Selected peer-reviewed journal publications 

(Note: * refers to corresponding author.)

  1. Cheng, Z.; Liu, M.; Ganapathy, S.; Li, C.; Li, Z. L.; Zhang, X. Y.; He, P.*; Zhou, H. S.*; Wagemaker, M.* Revealing the Impact of Space-Charge Layers on the Li-Ion Transport in All-Solid-State Batteries. Joule, 2020, 4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2020.04.002

  2. Song, H. C.; Wang, S.; Song, X. Y.; Wang, J.; Jiang, K. Z.; Huang, S. H.; Han, M.; Xu, J.*; He, P.*;  Chen, K. J.; Zhou, H. S.*. Solar-driven all-solid-state lithium–air batteries operating at extreme low temperatures. Energy Environmen. Sci., 2020, 13(4), 1205-1211. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9EE04039K

  3. Mu, X. W.; Pan, H.; He, P.*; Zhou, H. S.* Li-CO2 and Na-CO2 Batteries: Toward Greener and Sustainable Electrical Energy Storage. Adv. Mater. 2019, 1903790. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201903790

  4. Mu, X. W.; Jiang, J.; Deng, H.; Qiao, Y.; Zheng, M. B.; Zhang, X. P.; He, P.*; Zhou, H. S.* H2O self-trapping air cathode of Li–O2 battery enabling low charge potential operating in dry system. Nano Energy, 2019. 64, 103945. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2019.103945

  5. Wang, D.; Zhang, F.; He P.*; Zhou, H. S.* Versatile Halide Ester Enabling Li Anode Stability and High Rate Capability of Lithium-Oxygen Batteries, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 2019, 58(8), 2355-2359. (Very Important Paper) https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201813009

  6. Qiu, F. L.; Li, X.; Deng, H.; Wang, D.; Mu, X. W.; He, P.*; Zhou, H. S.* A Concentrated Ternary-Salts Electrolyte for High Reversible Li Metal Battery with Slight Excess Li, Adv. Energy Mater. 2019, 9(6), 1803372. https://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201803372

  7. Yang, S. X.; Zhang, F.; Ding, He, P.*; Zhou, H. S.* Lithium Metal Extraction from Seawater. Joule, 2018, 2(9), 1648-1651.Cover storyhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2018.07.006

  8. Liao, K. M.; Wu, S. C.; Mu, X. W.; Lu, Q.; Han, M., He P.*; Shao, Z. P.; Zhou H. S.* Developing water-defendable” and “dendrite-free” lithium metal anode using a simple and promising GeCl4 pretreatment method. Adv. Mater. 2018. 2018. 1705711. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201705711

  9. Mu, X. W.; Wen, Q. H.; Ou, G.; Du, Y. M.; He, P.*; Zhong, M. L.; Zhu, H.; Wu, H. *; Yang, S. X.; Li, Y. J.; Li, B. J.; Zhang, X. P.; Zhou, H. S.* A cathodic collector with nano villous NiO1-x layer fabricated by laser-scan for Li-O2 battery, Nano Energy. 2018, 51, 83-90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2018.06.043

  10. Li, X.; Qiao, Y.; Guo, S. H.*; Xu, Z. M.; Zhu, H.; Zhang, X. Y.; Yuan, Y.; He, P.*; Ishida, M.; Zhou, H. S*, Direct Visualization of the Reversible O2/O Redox Process in Li-Rich Cathode Materials. Adv. Mater. 2018, 30, 1705197. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201705197

  11. Liu, Y. J.; Li, C.; Li, B. J.; Song, H. C.; Cheng, Z.; Chen, M. R.; He, P.*; Zhou, H. S.* Germanium Thin Film Protected Lithium Aluminum Germanium Phosphate for Solid-State Li Batteries. Adv. Energy Mater. 2018, 8, 1702374. https://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201702374

  12. Liu, Y. J.; He, P.*; Zhou, H. S.*, Rechargeable Solid-State Li–Air and Li–S Batteries: Materials, Construction, and Challenges. Adv. Energy Mater. 2018, 8, 1701602. https://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201701602

  13. Yang, S. X.; Qiao, Y.; He, P.*; Liu, Y. J.; Cheng, Z.; Zhou, H. S.*, A reversible Lithium-CO2 battery with Ru nanoparticles as cathode catalyst. Energy Environ. Sci. 2017, 10(4), 972-978. https://doi.org/10.1039/C6EE03770D

  14. Yang, S. X.; He, P.*; Zhou, H. S.*, Exploring the Electrochemical Reaction Mechanism of Carbonate Oxidation in Li-Air/CO2 Battery through Tracing Missing Oxygen. Energy Environ. Sci. 2016, 9(5), 1650-1654. https://doi.org/10.1039/C6EE00004E

  15. Feng, N. N.; He, P.*; Zhou, H. S.*, Critical Challenges in Rechargeable Aprotic Li–O2 Batteries. Adv. Energy Mater. 2016, 6(9), 1502303. https://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201502303

National-, provincial- and ministerial-level research projects:

1. National Key R&D Project “New Energy Automobile” and “Exploration on the New System of Power Battery,” 2016.7-2020.12, 6.4 million yuan, in charge

2.  General Program funded by the National Natural Science Foundation, “Study on the Electrochemical Reaction Mechanism on the Positive Interface of Li-O2 Battery in Complex System,” 2016.7-2020.12, 650,000 yuan, in charge  

3.  Outstanding Young Scientists Fund Program of the National Natural Science Foundation, “Chemistry of Energy Storage Materials and High Specific Energy Battery Technology,” 2020.1-2022.12, 1.2 million yuan, in charge

4.  General Program funded by the National Natural Science Foundation, “Study on Interfacial Reaction Mechanism and Electrochemical Performance of Organic Electrolyte Based Lithium-Air Batteries,” 2013.7-2017.12, 830,000 yuan, main participant

5.  National Basic Research Program in nanotechnology, “Study on the Stability of Micro- and Nano-structured Lithium Negative Electrode and its Compatibility with Electrolyte,” 2014.1-2018.8, 1.09 million yuan, in charge

6. Outstanding Youth Fund of Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province, “Preparation and Performance of Porous Air Electrode for Lithium-Air Batteries,” 2016.7-2019.12, 500,000, in charge

7. Outstanding Young Scientists Fund Program of the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province, “Preparation and Asymmetric Electrochemical Kinetics of Negative Electrode Material Li4 Ti5 O12 of Li-ion Power Batteries,” 2012.7-2015.12, 200,000, in charge

8. Production-University-Research Cooperation Project of the Department of Science and Technology of Jiangsu Province, “Research on the Preparation of Three-dimensional Porous Materials of Lithium-Air Batteries and the Compatibility of its Aprotic Electrolyte,” 2016.1-2017.12, 150,000, in charge

9. PhD Programs Foundation of Ministry of Education, “Research on the Electrochemical Interface of Anhydrous Electrolyte Based Lithium-Air Batteries,” 2013.1-2015.12, 40,000, in charge

10. Scientific Research Foundation for Returned Scholars of Ministry of Education, “Preparation and Performance of Li-ion Solid Electrolyte Based Thin-Film Lithium-Air Batteries,” 2015.1-2016.12, 30,000, in charge


Graduate students advisement

Advised 5 doctoral student and 12 master’s students who have graduated

Advising 2 post-doc researcher, 5 doctoral students and several master’s students