Leiting Zhang

Associate senior lecturer/Assistant Professor Associate senior lecturer/Assistant Professor at Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory, Structural Chemistry

Visiting address:
Room ÅNG 2348 Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Postal address:
Box 538
751 21 Uppsala

Short presentation

Having dual material-electrochemistry expertise and a chemical engineering background, I am passionate about linking fundamental chemistry with practical applications in energy storage.

Keywords: batteries energy storage electrochemistry gas analysis interphases aqueous interfaces materials characterizations

I obtained my PhD degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (CN) and the Collège de France (FR, co-supervision) in 2018. My doctoral dissertation was on the synthesis and mechanistic understanding of oxyfluorides as high-energy cathodes for Li-/Na-ion batteries. After graduation, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Paul Scherrer Institute (CH) for three years, specializing in operando gas analysis for various battery chemistries. I joined the Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University (SE) as of 2021 for a second postdoc training to develop new battery testing methodologies. I am now a tenure-track assistant professor at UU. I have received the Swedish Research Council (VR) starting grant 2023-2026.

I was/am associated with the following teaching activities:

@UU: 1KB208 Inorganic Chemistry, 1KB276 Batteries for Electromobility, 1KB744 Introduction to Energy Storage, 1KB729 Synthesis of Battery Materials, 1KB738 Rechargeable Batteries (course responsible), 1KB741 Future Perspective in Cell Chemistries (course responsible), 1EL003 Introduction to Electromobility

@ETH Zürich: 529-0507-00L Hands-on Electrochemistry for Energy Storage and Conversion Applications

@HKUST: CENG1010 Academic and Professional Development I, CENG1980 Industrial Training - Chemical Process Simulation with ASPEN Plus, CENG2220 Process Fluid Mechanics

  • High-throughput screening of aqueous battery electrolytes
  • Interfaces and interphases in rechargeable batteries
  • Sustainable and high-energy electrode materials
  • Advanced operando characterizations
  • Automation, sensing, and circularity

For a full list of publications based on my research activities, please see my Google Scholar homepage.

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Leiting Zhang