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Shuhui Sun

Nanomaterials (Energy, Environment)

Fuel cells, Batteries, Wastewater treatment

Research Interests

 

The SUN Group focuses primarily on the design of multi-functional Nanostructured Materials for Clean, Renewable Energy and Environmental applications. Specifically, our research interests are mainly centered on five topics :

 

  • Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology⇒Graphene, N-doped graphene, Carbon nanotubes (CNTs), N-doped CNTs, Metal and Metal oxide nanostructures, and Nanocomposites from particles to wires, tubes, and films.
  • Clean Energy Conversion and Storage ⇒Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC) (Low-Pt and Non-Pt catalysts), Supercapacitors, Lithium Batteries, Solar Cells.
  • Environmental applications⇒Electro-Fenton process, Wastewater Treatment.
  • Fundamental electrochemistry & chemistry of surfaces and interfaces.
  • Structure-property relationships of nanostructured materials.

 

 

Positions Available

There are openings for PhD students in the research areas of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and Nanomaterials for Clean Energy and Enviromental applications, with financial support at the Nano Energy Lab at INRS-EMT. Energetic and self-motivated graduate students with strong background on Materials, Chemistry, Electrochemistry, and Clean Energy are highly encouraged to apply. If interested, please send your CV directly to Professor Shuhui Sun by email.

 

 

Publications

 

A) Book Chapters


S. H. Sun and X. L. Sun “Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Platinum-Based Nanostructures as Electrocatalyst for PEM Fuel Cell Applications” in the book of “Controlled Nanofabrication: Advances and Applications”. Pan Stanford Publishing, Ru-Shi Liu Ed (2012),395-472.


G. X. Zhang, S. H. Sun, and X. L. Sun “Atomic Layer Deposition of Metals and Metal Oxides for Fuel Cells Applications” in the book of “Advances in Materials Science And Engineering”. CRC Press, Sanping Jiang and Peikang Sheng Ed (2013), 249-289.

 

G. Zhang, S. Sun* “Chapter 11: One dimensional Pt nanostructures for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, in the book “Nanopatterned and Nanoparticle modified electrodes”, Wiley-VCH Publisher, 2016

 

Q. Wei, X. Tong, G. Zhang, S. Sun*, “Nitrogen-doped Carbon materials for proton exchange membrane fuel cells”, in the book of Carbon Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Energy Technologies – Fundamentals and Applications, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), 2017.

 

X. Tong, Q. Wei, G. Zhang, S. Sun*, “New graphene carbon materials for proton exchange membrane fuel cells”, in the book of Carbon Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Energy Technologies – Fundamentals and Applications, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), 2017.

 

X. Tong, Q. Wei, G. Zhang, S. Sun*, “New graphene family materials for Li-ion batteries”, in the book of Carbon Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Energy Technologies – Fundamentals and Applications, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), 2017.

 

G. Zhang, S. Sun*, “Advantages and challenges of 1D nanostructures for fuel cell applications”, in the book of One-Dimensional Nanostructures for PEM Fuel Cell Applications, Elsevier, 2017.

 

G. Zhang, S. Sun*, “Preparation of 1D Catalysts for fuel cell applications Advantages and challenges of 1D nanostructures for fuel cell applications”, in the book of One-Dimensional Nanostructures for PEM Fuel Cell Applications, Elsevier, 2017.

 

B) Papers highlighted by Journal Cover Pages and News

 

J. Li, Y. Song, G. Zhang, H. Liu, Y. Wang, X. Guo, S. Sun.

Pyrolysis of Self-assembled Iron Porphyrin on Carbon Black as Core/Shell Structured Electrocatalysts for Highly Efficient Oxygen Reduction in both Alkaline and Acidic Medium.

Advanced Functional Materials. in press (2017). [Cover Page]

 

S. H. Sun, G. X. Zhang, D. S. Geng, Y. G. Chen, R. Y. Li, M. Cai, X. Sun.

A New Highly Durable Pt Nanocatalyst for PEM Fuel Cells: the Multiarmed Star-like Nanowire Single Crystal.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 50 (2011) 422. [VIP Paper & Cover Page]
Highlighted by Nature Nanotechnology http://www.nature.com/nnano/journal/v6/n1/pdf/nnano.2010.269.pdf


S. H. Sun, G. X. Zhang, D. S. Geng, Y. G. Chen, R. Y. Li, M. Cai, M. N. Banis, X. L. Sun.

Direct Growth of Single Crystal Pt Nanowires on Sn@CNT Nanocable 3D Supports for Highly Active Electrocatalysts. Chemistry-A European Journal. 16 (2010) 829. [Inside Cover Page]

highlighted by greencarcongress: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2010/05/ptnws-20100505.html


G. X. Zhang, S. H. Sun, R. Y. Li, X. L. Sun.

New Insight into Conventional Replacement Reaction for the Large-Scale Synthesis of Various Metal Nanostructures and their Formation Mechanism.

Chemistry-A European Journal, 16 (2010) 10630. [VIP Paper & Cover Page]


S. H. Sun, F. Jaouen, J. P. Dodelet

Controlled Growth of Pt Nanowires on Carbon Nanospheres and Their Enhanced Performance as Electrocatalysts in PEM Fuel Cells.

Adv. Mater., 20 (2008) 3900. [Highlighted by News in Nanowerk Spotlight] http://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=7993.php

 

 

C) List of Papers in Peer-reviewed Journals (Total citation >4300 times; H-index =32)

 

J. Li, Y. Song, G. Zhang, H. Liu, Y. Wang, X. Guo, S. Sun.

Pyrolysis of Self-assembled Iron Porphyrin on Carbon Black as Core/Shell Structured Electrocatalysts for Highly Efficient Oxygen Reduction in both Alkaline and Acidic Medium.

Advanced Functional Materials. in press (2017). [Cover Page]

 

 

X. Tong⁠, X. Kong, Y. Zhou, F. Navarro-Pardo, G. Selopal⁠⁠, ⁠S. Sun, A. Govorov,H. Zhao, Z. Wang⁠, F. Rosei.

“Near-infrared, Heavy Metal-free Colloidal “Giant” Core/shell Quantum Dots”

Advanced Energy Materials. 2017, in press.

 

J. C. Abrego-Martínez, Y. Wang, F. M. Cuevas-Muñiz, L. G. Arriaga, S Sun, M. Mohamedi,

“Fabrication and evaluation of passive alkaline membraneless microfluidic DMFC”.

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 2017, in press.

 

R. Bavand, Q. Wei, G. Zhang, S. Sun, A. Yelon, E. Sacher,

“PtRu Alloy Nanoparticles II. Chemical and Electrochemical Surface Characterization for Methanol Oxidation”.

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2017, In press.

 

Y. Zhou, M. Celikin, A. Camellini, G. Sirigu, X. Tong, L. Jin, K. Basu, X, Tong, D. Barba, H. Zhao, D. Ma, S. Sun, F. Vidal, M. Rossi, A. Vomiero, F. Rosei.

Ultra-Small Nanoplatelets: the Ultimate Tuning of Optoelectronic Properties.

Advanced Energy Materials. 2017, In press.

 

L. Zheng, D. Yang, R. Chang, C. Wang, G. Zhang,S. Sun.

Crack-Tips Enriched Platinum-Copper Superlattice Nanoflakes as Highly Efficient Anode Electrocatalyst for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells.

Nanoscale. 2017, In press.

 

G. Zhang, Q. Wei, X. Yang, A. Tavares, S. Sun.

RRDE evaluation of loading impact on noble and non-noble metal electrocatalysts: activity and selectivity for oxygen reduction.

Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, (2017), 206, 115-126.

 

S. Mondal, Q. Wei, W. J. Ding, H. A. Hafez, M. A. Fareed, A. Laramée, X. Ropagnol, G. Zhang, S. Sun, Z. M. Sheng, J. Zhang, T. Ozaki.

Aligned copper nanorod arrays for highly efficient generation of intense ultra-broadband THz pulses.

Scientific Reports, (2017),6:40058.

 

C. Melero, R. Rincon, L. Aguilar-Vazquez, G. Zhang, S. Sun, M. Calzada

Fast, Efficient and Simple Method for the Production of Large-Scale and Substrate-Free Graphene by Microwave Plasma Torch.

2D Materials, (2017), In press.

 

X. Tong⁠, Y. Zhou, L. Jin⁠, K. Basu, R. Adhikari⁠, G. Selopal⁠⁠, ⁠X. Tong, H. Zhao, S. Sun, A. Vomiero, Z. Wang⁠, F. Rosei.

Heavy metal-free, near-infrared colloidal quantum dots for efficient photoelectrochemical hydrogen generation.

Nano Energy, (2017), 31, 441–449.

 

X. Tong, Q. Wei, X. Zhan, G. Zhang, S. Sun.

The New Graphene Family Materials: Synthesis and Applications in Oxygen Reduction Reaction.

Catalysts, (2017), 7, 1; doi:10.3390/catal7010001.Invited paper.

 

F. Navarro-Pardo, L. Jin, R. Adhikari, X. Tong, D. Benetti, K. Basu, S. Vanka, H.G. Zhao, Z.T. Mi, S.H. Sun, V.M. Castano, A. Vomiero, F. Rosei. Nanofiber-supported CuS nanoplatelets as a high efficiency counter electrode for quantum dot-based photoelectrochemical hydrogen production.

Mater. Chem. Front., (2017), 1, 65-72.

 

E. Zhang, M. Wu, Q. Tang, Q. Gong, S. Sun, J. Qiao, L. Zhang.

Using aminopyrine as a nitrogen-enriched smallmolecule precursor to synthesize high-performingnitrogen doped mesoporous carbon for catalyzingoxygen reduction reaction.

RSC Adv., (2017), 7, 669–677.

 

R. Chang, D. Yang, L. Zheng, C. Wang, G. Zhang, S. Sun.

“Synthesis of Hierarchical Platinum-Palladium-Copper Nanodendrites for Efficient Methanol Oxidation

Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2017, In press.

 

G. Zhang, R. Chenitz, M. Lefèvre, S. Sun, J. P. Dodelet

Is iron involved in the lack of stability of Fe/N/C electrocatalysts used to reduce oxygen at the cathode of PEM fuel cells?

Nano Energy, (2016) 29, 111–125. Invited paper.

 

L. Jin, G. Sirigu, X. Tong, A. Camellini, A. Parisini, G. Nicotra, H. Zhao, S. Sun, V. Morandi, M. Zavelani-Rossi, F. Rosei, A. Vomiero

Engineering Interfacial Structure in “Giant” Quantum Dots for Photoelectrochemical Solar Energy Conversion

Nano Energy, (2016), 30, 531–541.

 

Q. Wei, Y. Fu, G. Zhang, Y. Wang, X. Wang, M. Mohamedi, S. Sun

Highly-ordered microporous carbon nanospheres: a promising anode for high-performance sodium-ion batteries

RSC Adv. (2016), 6, 84149-84154.

 

Y. Fu, Q. Wei, X. Wang, S. Sun

Stem-like nano-heterostructural MWCNTs/α-Fe2O3@TiO2 composite with high lithium storage capability.

Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2016), 684, 419–427.

 

H. Zhao, L. Jin, Y. Zhou, B. Alotaibi, Z. Fan, A. Govorov, Z. Mi, S. Sun, F. Rosei, A. Vomiero. Green Synthesis of Near Infrared Core/shell Quantum Dots for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production.

Nanotechnology, (2016), 27, 495405 (9pp).

 

X. Zhou, S. Tang, Y. Yin, S. Sun, J. Qiao

Hierarchical porous N-doped graphene foams with superior oxygen reduction reactivity for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells.

Applied Energy. (2016), 175, 459–467.

 

Y. Yao, Y. You, G. Zhang, J. Liu, H. Sun, Z. Zou, S. Sun

Highly Functional Bioinspired Fe/N/C ORR Catalysts: Structure Regulating Oxygen Sorption.

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2016), 8 (10), 6464–6471.

 

S. An, S. Sun, J. Oh

Reduction-responsive sheddable carbon nanotubes dispersed in aqueous solution.

Macromol. Rapid Commun. (2016), DOI: 10.1002/marc. 201500725.

 

Y. Fu, Q. Wei, X. Wang, G. Zhang, H. Shu, X. Yang, A. Tavares, S. Sun.

Fe3O4 Nanoparticles/Graphene for High-Performance Lithium-ion and Sodium-ion Batteries.

RSC Adv., (2016), 6, 16624.

 

H. Li, W. Wang, Y. Cheng, X. Xie, S. Sun, J. Zhou, Y. Hu, L. Li, X. Du, K. Gao, Z. Li, Z. Cui, S. Wang, T. Xue, H, Chen, Y. Zhao, F. Lu, W. Wang, H. Liu

Identifying Descriptor of Governing NO Oxidation on Mullite Sm(Y, Tb, Gd, Lu)Mn2O5 for Diesel Exhaust Cleaning.

Catalysis Science & Technology  (2016) DOI: 10.1039/C5CY01798J.

 

Q. Wei, X. Tong, G. Zhang, J. Qiao, Q. Gong, S. Sun

Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotube & graphene materials for oxygen reduction reactions.

Catalysis (2015) 5 (3): 1574-1602. Invited paper.

 

Y. Fu, Q. Wei, Xi. Wang, H. Shu, X. Yang, S. Sun

Porous hollow α-Fe2O3@TiO2 core–shell nanospheres for superior lithium/sodium storage capability.

J. Mater. Chem. A, (2015) 3, 13807-13818.

 

Q. Zhang, T. Zhu, X. Qing, J. Qiao, S. Sun

Effect of acid-leaching on carbon-supported copper phthalocyanine tetrasulfonic acid tetrasodium salt (CuTSPc/C) for oxygen reduction reaction in alkaline electrolyte: active site studies.

RSC Adv., (2015) 5, 50344.

 

S. Wang, S. Chen, X. Zhang, S. Wong, Q. Wei, S. Sun, X. Li

Bioinspired synthesis of hierarchically porous graphitic carbon spheres with outstanding high-rate performance in lithium-ion batteries.

Chem. Mater. (2015), 27, 336–342.

 

W. Barros, Q. Wei, G. Zhang, S. Sun, M. Lanza, A. Tavares

Oxygen reduction to hydrogen peroxide on Fe3O4 nanoparticles supported on Printex carbon and Graphene.

Electrochimica Acta, (2015), 162, 263–270, Invited paper.

 

D. Sebastián, V. Baglio, S. Sun, A. C. Tavares, A. Aricò

Facile synthesis of Zr and Ta-based catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction.

Chinese Journal of Catalysis, (2015),36, 484-489. Invited paper.

 

D. Sebastián, V. Baglio, S. Sun, A. C. Tavares, A. S. Aricò

Graphene-supported substoichiometric sodium tantalate as methanol tolerant non-noble metal catalyst for the electro-reduction of oxygen.

ChemCatChem, (2015), 7, 911–915, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201403026.

 

S. Du, K. Lin, S. Malladi, Y. Lu, S. Sun, Q. Xu, R. Steinberger-Wilckens, H. Dong

Plasma nitriding induced growth of Pt-nanowire arrays as high performance electrocatalyst for fuel cells.

Scientific Reports, (2014), 4, 6439; DOI:10.1038/srep06439.

 

S. Stabula, N. Gauquelin, M. Bugnet, S. Gorantla, S. Turner, Shuhui Sun, J. Liu, G. Zhang, X. Sun, G. Botton

Chemical Structure of Nitrogen-Doped Graphene with Single Platinum Atoms and Atomic Clusters as a Platform for the PEMFC Electrode.

J. Phys. Chem. C. (2014), 118(8), 3890–3900.

 

G. Zhang, S. Sun, M. Cai, Y. Zhang, R. Li and X. Sun

Porous dendritic platinum nanotubes with extremely high activity and stability for oxygen reduction reaction

Scientific Reports (from the publishers of Nature), (2013), 3: 526 | DOI: 10.1038/srep01526.

 

S. Sun, G. Zhang, N. Gauquelin, N. Chen, J. Zhou, S. Yang, W. Chen, X. Meng, D. Geng, M. Banis, R. Li, S. Ye, S. Knights, G. Botton, T. Sham

Single-atom catalysis of methanol oxidation using Pt/graphene achieved through atomic layer deposition.

Scientific Reports (from the publishers of Nature), (2013), 3: 1775| DOI: 10.1038/srep01775.

 

M. Banis, S. Sun, X. Meng, Y. Zhang, Z. Wang, R. Li, M. Cai, T.K. Sham, X. Sun

TiSi2Ox coated N-doped Carbon Nanotubes as Pt Catalyst Support for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction in PEMFCs.

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117, (2013), 15457-15467.

 

S. H. Sun, G. X. Zhang, X. L. Sun, M. Cai, M. Ruthkosky

Highly Stable and Active Pt/Nb-TiO2 Carbon-free Electrocatalyst for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells.

J. Nanotechnology (2012), doi:10.1155/2012/389505.

 

S. H. Sun, G. X. Zhang, D. S. Geng, Y. G. Chen, R. Y. Li, M. Cai, X. Sun

A New Highly Durable Pt Nanocatalyst for PEM Fuel Cells: the Multiarmed Star-like Nanowire Single Crystal.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 50 (2011) 422–426. [VIP Paper & Cover Page]

Highlighted by Nature Nanotechnology, with a title of “Fuel cells: A star catalyst”, http://www.nature.com/nnano/journal/v6/n1/full/nnano.2010.269.html]


S. H. Sun, X. L. Sun

A Nanostar is born: Energy.

Materials Today. 14 (2011) 132.


G. X. Zhang, S. H. Sun, M. N. Banis, R. Y. Li, M. Cai, X. L. Sun

Morphology-Controlled Green Synthesis of Single Crystalline Silver Dendrites, Dendritic Flowers and Rods, and their Growth Mechanism.

Crystal Growth & Design, 11 (2011) 2493–2499.


X. B. Meng, Y. Zhang, S. H. Sun, R. Y. Li, X. L. Sun

Highly Structure-tunable SnO2 Nanotube Arrays by Template-directed Atomic Layer Deposition.

J. Mater. Chem., 21 (2011) 12321-12330.


H. Meng, F. Y. Xie, J. Chen, S. H. Sun, P. K. Shen.

Controllable Growth of Single Crystal Pt Nanowires on Carbon Particles and Its Application as Novel Electrocatalyst for Methanol Electro-oxidation.

Nanoscale, 12, (2011) 5041–5048.


X. Meng, M. Ionescu, M. Banis, Y. Zhong, H. Liu, Y. Zhang, S. Sun, R. Li, X. Sun

Heterostructural Coaxial Nanotubes of CNT@Fe2O3 via Atomic Layer Deposition: Effects of Surface Functionalization and Nitrogen-doping”.

J. Nanopart. Res. 13 (2011) 1207–1218.


G. X. Zhang, S. H. Sun, R. Y. Li, X. L. Sun

New Insight into Conventional Replacement Reaction for the Large-Scale Synthesis of Various Metal Nanostructures and their Formation Mechanism.

Chemistry-A European Journal, 16 (2010) 10630–10634. [VIP Paper & Cover Page]


S. H. Sun, G. X. Zhang, D. S. Geng, Y. G. Chen, R. Y. Li, M. Cai, M. N. Banis, X. L. Sun

Direct Growth of Single Crystal Pt Nanowires on Sn@CNT Nanocable 3D Supports for Highly Active Electrocatalysts. Chemistry-A European Journal. 16 (2010) 829–835. [Inside Cover Page]


G. X. Zhang, S. H. Sun, M. I. Ionescu, H. Liu, Y. Zhong, R. Y. Li, X. L. Sun

Controlled Growth/Patterning of Ni Nanohoneycombs on Various Desired Substrates.

Langmuir, 26, (2010) 4346–4350.


G. X. Zhang, S. H. Sun, Y. Zhang, R. Y. Li, X. L. Sun

Room Temperature Large-Scale Aqueous Synthesis of Single-Crystalline Nanoscrolls: the Case of Nickel.

Chem. Mater., 22 (2010) 4721–4727.


G. X. Zhang, S. H. Sun, M. Bostetter, S. Poulin, E. Sacher

Chemical and morphological characterizations of Ni/Co alloy nanoparticles by co-evaporation onto highly oriented pyrolytic graphite.

J. Colloid Interface Sci., 350 (2010) 16–21.


S. H. Sun, G. X. Zhang, Y. Zhong, H. Liu, R. Y. Li, X. R. Zhou, X. L. Sun

Ultrathin single crystal Pt nanowires grown on N-doped carbon nanotubes.

Chem. Commun. 45 (2009) 7048–7050.


S. H. Sun, D. Q. Yang, D. Villers, G. X. Zhang, E. Sacher, J. P. Dodelet

Template-free, Surfactant-free Room Temperature Synthesis of Self-Assembled 3D Pt Nanoflowers from Single-Crystal Nanowires.

Adv. Mater., 20 (2008) 571–574.


D. Q. Yang, S. H. Sun, J. P. Dodelet, E. Sacher

A facile route for the self-organized high-density decoration of Pt nanoparticles on carbon nanotubes.

J. Phys. Chem. C., 112 (2008) 11717–11721.


S. H. Sun, F. Jaouen, J. P. Dodelet

Controlled Growth of Pt Nanowires on Carbon Nanospheres and Their Enhanced Performance as Electrocatalysts in PEM Fuel Cells.

Adv. Mater., 20 (2008) 3900–3904.

[Highlighted in Nanowerk Spotlight http://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=7993.php, with a title of “Nanotechnology is key to improving fuel cell performance”]


D. Q. Yang, S. H. Sun, H. Meng, J. P. Dodelet, E. Sacher

Formation of a Porous Platinum Nanoparticle Froth for Electrochemical Applications, Produced without Templates, Surfactants, or Stabilizers.

Chem. Mater., 20 (2008) 4677–4681.


H. Meng, S. H. Sun, J. P. Dodelet

Electro-synthesis of Pd single crystal nanothorns and their application in the oxidation of formic acid.

Chem. Mater., 20, (2008) 6998–7002.


G. X. Zhang, S. H. Sun, D. Q. Yang, E. Sacher, J. P. Dodelet

The surface analytical characterization of carbon fibers functionalized by H2SO4/HNO3 treatment.

Carbon, 46 (2008) 196–205.


S. H. Sun, G. W. Meng, G. X. Zhang, J. P. Masse, L. D. Zhang

Controlled Growth of SnO2 Hierarchical Nanostructures by Using a Multi-Step Thermal Vapor Deposition Process.

Chemistry ─A European Journal, 13 (2007) 9087–9092.


S. H. Sun, G. W. Meng, G. X. Zhang, L. D. Zhang

Controlled Growth and Optical (D39). Properties of One-Dimensional ZnO Nanostructures on SnO2 Nanobelts.

Crystal Growth & Design, 7 (2007) 1988–1991.


S. H. Sun, D. Q. Yang, G. X. Zhang, E. Sacher, J. P. Dodelet

Synthesis and Characterization of Carbon Nanotube–Platinum Nanowire Heterostructures.

Chem. Mater., 19 (2007) 6376–6378.


D. Villers, S. H. Sun, A. M. Serventi, J. P. Dodelet, S. Désilets

Characterization of Pt Nanoparticles Deposited onto Carbon Nanotubes Grown on Carbon Paper and Evaluation of This Electrode for the Reduction of Oxygen.

J. Phys. Chem. B 110 (2006) 25916–25925.


X. H. An, G. W. Meng, M. G. Zhang, Y. T. Tian, S. H. Sun, L. D. Zhang

Synthesis and optical absorption property of ordered macroporous titania film doped with Ag nanoparticles.

Materials Letters 60 (2006) 2586–2589.

 

Y.T. Tian, G. M. Meng, G. Z. Wang, F. Phillipp, S. H. Sun, L. D. Zhang

Step-shaped bismuth nanowires with metal–semiconductor junction characteristics

Nanotechnology 17 (2006) 1041.

 

S. H. Sun, D. Villers, A. M. Serventi, R. Li, J. P. Dodelet, S.Désilets

Pt loading on multiwalled carbon nanotubes obtained by CVD on fuel cell backings.

Proceedings on Electrocatalysis, Edited by R. Adzic, V. Birss, G. Brisard, A. Wieckowski.

The Electrochemical Society, 2005, p113


Y. T. Tian, G. W. Meng, S. K. Biswas, P. M. Ajayan, S. H. Sun, L. D. Zhang

Y-branched Bi nanowires with metal-semiconductor junction behavior.

Appl. Phys. Lett. 85 (2004) 967–969.


S. H. Sun, G. W. Meng, M. G. Zhang, X. H. An, G. S. Wu, L. D. Zhang

Synthesis of SnO2 nanostructures by carbothermal reduction of SnO2 powders.

J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 37(2004) 409–412.


Y. T. Tian, G. W. Meng, T. Gao, S. H. Sun, T. Xie, X. S. Peng, C. H. Ye, L. D. Zhang

Alumina nanowire arrays standing on a porous anodic alumina membrane.

Nanotechnology 15 (2004) 189–191.


S. H. Sun, G. W. Meng, M. G. Zhang, Y. F. Hao, X. R. Zhang, L. D. Zhang

Microscopy Study of the Growth Process and Structural Features of Closely Packed Silica Nanowires.

J. Phys. Chem. B. 107 (2003) 13029–13032.


A. W. Zhao, G. W. Meng, L. D. Zhang, T. Gao, S. H. Sun, Y. T. Pang

Electrochemical synthesis of ordered CdTe nanowire arrays.

Appl. Phys. A 76 (2003) 537–539.


S. H. Sun, G.W. Meng, G.X. Zhang, T. Gao, B.Y. Geng, L.D. Zhang, J. Zuo

Raman scattering study of rutile SnO2 nanobelts synthesized by thermal evaporation of Sn powders.

Chem. Phys. Lett. 376 (2003) 103–107.


S. H. Sun, G. W. Meng, Y.W. Wang, T. Gao, M.G. Zhang, Y.T. Tian, X.S. Peng, L. D. Zhang

Large-scale synthesis of SnO2 nanobelts.

Appl. Phys. A 76 (2003) 287–289.


X. S. Peng, L. D. Zhang, G. W. Meng, Y. T. Tian, Y. Lin, B. Y. Geng, S. H. Sun

Micro-Raman and infrared properties of SnO2 nanobelts synthesized from Sn and SiO2 powders.

J. Appl. Phys. 93 (2003) 1760–1763.


S. H. Sun, G. W. Meng, T. Gao, M. G. Zhang, Y. T. Tian, X. S. Peng, Y. X. Jin, L. D. Zhang

Micrometer-sized Si-Sn-O novel structures with SiOx nanowires on their surfaces.

Appl. Phys. A 76 (2003) 999–1002.


B. Y. Geng, G. Z. Wang, Z. Jiang, T. Xie, S. H. Sun, G. W. Meng, L. D. Zhang

Synthesis and optical properties of S-doped ZnO nanowires.

Appl. Phys. Lett. 82 (2003) 4791–4793.

 
S. H. Sun, G. W. Meng, M. G. Zhang, Y. T. Tian, T. Xie, L. D. Zhang

Preparation and characterization of oriented silica nanowires.

Solid State Commun. 128 (2003) 287–290.


T. Gao, G. W. Meng, Y. W. Wang, S. H. Sun, L. D. Zhang

Electrochemical synthesis of copper nanowires.

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 14 (2002) 355–363.


T. Gao, G. W. Meng, J. Zhang, S. H. Sun, L. D. Zhang

Template Synthesis of Y-Junction Metal Nanowires.

Appl. Phys. A 74 (2002) 403–406.


X. S. Peng, X. F. Wang, J. Zhang, Y. W. Wang, S. H. Sun, G. W. Meng, L. D. Zhang

Blue-light emission from amorphous SiOx nanoropes.

Appl. Phys. A 74 (2002) 831–833.


T. Gao, G. W. Meng, Y. T. Tian, S. H. Sun, X. Liu, L. D. Zhang

Photoluminescence of ZnO nanoparticles loaded into porous anodic alumina hosts.

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter. 14 (2002) 12651–12656.


Y. W. Wang, L. D. Zhang, G.W. Meng, C. H. Liang, G. Z. Wang, S. H. Sun

Zn Nanobelts: A New Quasi One-dimensional Metal Nanostructure.

Chem. Comm. 24 (2001) 2632–2633.

 

 


D) Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

 

S. Sun, Novel Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for PEM Fuel Cells”, ICMAT2015 & IUMRS-ICA2015, Singapore, June 28-July 3, 2015, (Invited talk).

 

Gaixia Zhang, Qiliang Wei, Shuhui Sun, “Novel Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells” 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference. June 2015, Ottawa, Canada.

 

Qiliang Wei, Willyam. Barros, Gaixia Zhang, Marcos. Lanza, Ana C. Tavares, Shuhui Sun, “Graphene supported Fe3O4 nanoparticles as efficient electrocatalysts for H2O2 production in wastewater treatment”. 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference. June 2015, Ottawa, Canada.

 

Qiliang Wei, Gaixia Zhang, Yanqing Fu, Xianyou Wang,Ana C. Tavares,Shuhui Sun, “Graphene supported Fe3O4 nanoparticles as efficient electrocatalyst for H2O2 production and high-performance anode for lithium ion batteries”. ECS Canada. June 2015, Montreal, Canada.

 

Nathanael Komba, Qiliang Wei, Gaixia Zhang, Federico Rosei, Shuhui Sun, “Fabrication of Free-Standing TiO2 Nanotube Array Membranes with Controllable Morphology”. ECS Canada. June 2015, Montreal, Canada.

 

S. Sun Novel Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells”,EMN East and UNESCO Chair MATECSS joint Meeting, Beijing, China, April 2015, (Invited talk).

 

Qiliang Wei, Gaixia Zhang, Ana Tavares, Shuhui Sun, “AAO Template Directed Nanomaterials for Fuel cells”, 17th chemistry and biochemistry graduate research conference, Montreal, Canada, November 28, 2014.

 

Qiliang Wei, Gaixia Zhang, Ana Tavares, Shuhui Sun, “Nanomaterials Based on Anodic Aluminum Oxides (AAO) Template for Energy Storage and Conversion”, 2014 CQMF annual symposium, Shawinigan, Canada, November 6-7, 2014.

 

Shuhui Sun, Green Chemistry Synthesis of Highly Active and Stable Nanocatalysts for H2/O2 Fuel Cells, The International Conference on Electrochemical Energy Science and Technology (EEST2014) - Shanghai, China, October 31-November 4, 2014. (Keynote).

 

S. Stambula, M. Bugnet, S. Sun, X. Sunand G.A. Botton,Material Characterization of N-doped Graphene with Pt atoms and Clusters for the PEM Fuel Cell Electrode, 2014 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit,November 30 - December 5, 2014 Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

 

S. Sun, “Highly Active and Stable 1D Nanostructured Platinum Electrocatalysts for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells”, 97th Canadian Chemistry Conference. June 2014, Vancouver, Canada. (Invited)

 

S. Sun Novel Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Fuel Cells”, EMN East Meeting-Energy Materials Nanotechnology, Beijing, China, May 2014, (Invited)

 

S. Sun, “Hydrogen Fuel Cells: Just a Dream— or Future Reality”, UNESCO Chair "Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage. April 2014, Montreal, Canada. (Invited)

 

S. Sun, “One-dimensional Pt Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for PEM Fuel Cell Applications”, 15th Topical Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, April 2014, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada (Invited).

 

S. Sun. “Designing Novel Nanostructured Materials for High-Performance and Low-Cost Fuel Cells”, 38th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites. Jan 26-31, 2014, Daytona Beach, USA. (Invited)

 

S. Sun. “Novel Nanostructured Materials for PEM Fuel Cells,” Africa-MRS meeting. December 8-13,2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Invited)

 

S. Sun. “Novel Nanostructured Materials for PEM Fuel Cells,” CQMF Annual meeting. November 7-8, 2013, Shawinigan, Qc, Canada (Invited)

 

S. Sun, G. Zhang, M. Cai, R. Li, J.P. Dodelet, X. Sun. “Novel Pt Nanostructures as Highly Active and Stable Electrocatalysts for PEM Fuel Cells”. International Conference on Electrochemical Materials and Technologies for Clean Sustainable Energy. July 2013, Guangzhou, China.(Keynote)

 

S. Sun, G. Zhang, M. Cai, R. Li, J.P. Dodelet, X. Sun. “One-dimensional Pt NanostructuredElectrocatalysts for High-Performance and Low-Cost Fuel Cell Applications”. 96th Canadian Chemistry Conference. May 2013, Quebec, Canada.(Invited)

 

S. Stambula, N. Gauquelin, M. Bugnet, S. Gorantla, S. Turner, S. Sun, X. Sun, G. Botton. “Structural and Chemical Characterization of ALD Pt on N-Doped Graphene Using Atomic Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy”. 223rd Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, May 2013, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

S. Stambula, N. Gauquelin, S. H. Sun, S. Gorantla, X. L. Sun, G. A. Botton. “Atomic resolution characterization of platinum on doped graphene”. Canadian Microscopy Society Annual Meeting. 2012, Halifax, Canada.


S. Stambula, N. Gauquelin, S. Gorantla, S. H. Sun, X. L. Sun, G. A. Botton. “Atomic resolution characterization of sub-nanometer Pt clusters on nitrogen-doped graphene”. 221st ECS meeting. 2012, Seattle, USA.


S. H. Sun, G. X. Zhang, X. B. Meng, D. S. Geng, R. Y. Li, A. X. Sun. “Atomic Layer Deposition of Pt Nanocatalyst on Graphene Nanosheet for PEM Fuel Cell Applications”. 219th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society. 2011, Montreal, Canada.


S. H. Sun, G. X. Zhang, R. Y. Li, A. X. Sun. “Platinum Nanowire-based Highly Active and Durable Electrocatalyst for PEM Fuel Cells”. 219th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society. 2011, Montreal, Canada.


S. H. Sun, G. X. Zhang, R. Y. Li, M. Cai, X. L. Sun. “A Star Catalyst: New Pt Nanostructure for Cheap and Stable PEM Fuel Cells”. International Conference on Frontier Topics in Nanostructures and Condensed Matter Theory (NCMT-2011), 2011, London, Canada.


S. H. Sun, N. Gauquelin, G. X. Zhang, X. B. Meng, D. S. Geng, R. Li, G. Botton, S. Y. Ye, S. Knights, X. L. Sun. “Atomic Layer Deposition of Pt Nanocatalyst on Graphene and N-doped Graphene for PEM Fuel Cells”. 61st Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, 2011, London, Canada.

 

D. Geng, S. Sun, Y. Hu, R. Li, X. Sun, S. Ye, S. Knights. “Synthesis and Application of Doped-graphene as Non-noble Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells”. 61st Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference. 2011, London, Canada.


N. Gauquelin, S. H. Sun, H. Zhang, A. Sun, J. Y.T. Wei, G.A. Botton, “Applications of aberration-corrected STEM in the study of physical and chemical phenomena”. Canadian Microscopy Society Annual Meeting. 2011, Ottawa, Canada.

 

M. Banis, Y. Zhang, S. Sun, X. Meng, R. Li, X. Sun. “Synthesis of Novel Metal Silicide Nanostructures as Catalyst Support for PEMFCs”. 61st Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference. 2011, London, Canada.


S. H. Sun, G. X. Zhang, R. Y. Li, X. L. Sun. “Ultrathin Single-Crystal Pt Nanowire-based 3D Electrodes for Fuel Cell Application”. The 61st Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry. 2010, Nice, France. (Invited)


S. H. Sun, G. X. Zhang, R. Y. Li, X. L. Sun. “Development of Ultrathin Pt Nanowire-based Electrocatalyst for High-Performance and Low-Cost Fuel Cell Applications”. Symposium of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology for Environment. 2010, Hefei, China. (Invited)


S. H. Sun, G. X. Zhang, R. Y. Li, D. S. Geng, Y. Zhong, X. L. Sun. “Single-Crystal Pt Nanowire-based 3D Electrodes for PEM Fuel Cell Applications”. The International Green Energy Conference (IGEC). 2010, Waterloo, Canada.


S. H. Sun, G. X. Zhang, R. Y. Li, D. S. Geng, Y. Zhong, X. L. Sun. “Synthesis of Ultrathin Pt Nanowire-based 3D Hierarchical Nanostructures and Their Enhanced Performance as Electrocatalysts in Fuel Cells”. Ontario Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Workshop. 2010, London, Canada.


S. H. Sun, G. X. Zhang, R. Y. Li, X. L. Sun. “Development of Novel Nanomaterials for High-Performance and Low-Cost Fuel Cell Applications-- Nanowire-Based Electrodes for Fuel Cells”. Particle Technology Research Center Conference. 2009, London, Canada.


S. H. Sun, J. P. Dodelet, D. Q. Yang, G. X. Zhang, F. Jaouen, E. Sacher. “Platinum Nanowires: Growth on Various Carbon Supports and Electrocatalysts for PEMFCs”. 212th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society. 2007, Washington DC, US.

 

S. H. Sun, D. Villers, A. M. Serventi, J. P. Dodelet. “Various Loadings of Pt Nanoparticles on MWCNTs for Fuel Cell Applications”. NanoForum Canada. 2006, Edmonton, Canada.


J. P. Dodelet, D. Villers, S. H. Sun, A. M. Serventi, Sylvain Désilets. “Pt 3D electrodes for fuel cells”. 89th Canadian Chemistry Conference, 2006, Halifax, Canada.


A. M. Serventi, D. Villers, S. H. Sun, J. P. Dodelet. “Deposition of Pt Nanoparticles onto Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes Grown on Fuel Cell Backings for Fuel Cell Applications”. 1st Canadian Workshop on NanoCarbon. 2005, Montreal, Canada.


D. Villers, S. H. Sun, A. M. Serventi, J. P. Dodelet. “Loading Platinum nanoparticles on Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes for Fuel Cell Applications”. NanoForum Canada. 2005, Montreal, Canada.


J. P. Dodelet, X. Sun, R. Li, D. Villers, S. H. Sun, A. M. Serventi. “Innovative use of carbon nanotubes in PEM fuel cell electrocatalysis”. 207th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society. 2005, Quebec City, Canada.


S. H. Sun, G. W. Meng, L. D. Zhang. “Preparation and growth mechanism of silica novel nanostructures”. 1st Academic Forum for Chinese Doctoral Candidates, 2003, Beijing, China.


S. H. Sun, G. W. Meng, M. G. Zhang, L. D. Zhang. “Synthesis and Raman Property of Single-Crystalline SnO2 Nanobelts”, C-MRS 2002 Fall Meeting, 2002, Beijing, China.

 

 

E) US Patents


X. Sun, G. Zhang, S. Sun, R. Li, M. Cai. “A General Strategy for the Mass Production of Various  Morphology-Controlled Metal and Bimetallic-Composite Nanostructures”. US patent, granted, 2011. Publication Number: 20110197710.


X. Sun, G. Zhang, S. Sun, R. Li, M. Cai. “Porous Dendritic Platinum Nanotubes as Electro-catalysts for Fuel Cell Applications”. US patent, granted, 2012, Publication Number 20120003563.

 

 

Scientific Activity

 

  • Editor of Nano Advances , 2016- 
  • Review editor of Fontiers in Energy Storage, 2013-
  • Editorial board of  ISRN Nanomaterials, 2012-
  • Editorial board of  the Scientific World Journal: Nanotechnology, 2012-
  • Guest Editor, EEST2015 Conference Special Issue of Advanced Energy, 2015
  • Guest Editor, EEST2015 Conference Special Issue of Energy Procedia, 2015
  • Leading Editor, Book “Carbon Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Energy Technologies – Fundamentals and Applications”, CRC Press, 2016
  • Guest Editor,EEST2014 Conference Special Issue of Electrochimica Acta, 2014
  • Guest Editor,EEST2014 Conference Special Issue of International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2014

 

Active Reviewer for ~ 20 peer-reviewed journals such as Nature Materials, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., J. Am. Chem. Soc, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Small, Chem. Mater., Journal of Chemical Physical Chemistry B, Journal of Chemical Physical Chemistry C, Applied Physics A, Crystal Growth & Design, Chemical Physical Letters, Applied Surface Science, J. Crystal Growth, Nanotechnology, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Polymers, Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T), etc.
 

Member: International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), Electrochemical Society (ECS), Canada Society of Chemistry (CSC), Centre québécois sur les matériaux fonctionnels (CQMF), Plasma Quebec, and Sigma Xi .

 

Member: Global Young Academy (GYA). 2017-

 

 

Member: UNESCO Chair for Materials and Technology for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage (MATECSS), 2013-

 

Member: Board Committee of the International Academy of Electrochemical Energy Science (IAOEES), 2014-

 

Vice President of Publication Division of IAOEES, 2014-

 

 

Awards

 

Governor General's Gold Medal, Canada, June 2012.  

  

Graduate Thesis Research Travel Award, the University of Western Ontario, Canada, May 2011.

 

Electrochimica Acta Travel Award for Young Electrochemists (1 of the 5 holders worldwide), September 2010.

  

Graduate Thesis Research Travel Award, the University of Western Ontario, Canada, May 2009.  

 

Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS D3) (NSERC) Scholarship, Canada, 2009-2011.

 

Quebec Merit Scholarship Program (ranked #1), FQRNT, Canada, 2006-2007.

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