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Prof. LAI Linfei



Prof. LAI Linfei



Address: 5 Xin Mo Fan Road, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 210009, China

Research Interests

Energy storage applications of graphene: develop a novel method to modify carbon/graphene with conducting polymer/transition metal oxides for high rate, long lifetime supercapacitor and Li-ion batteries.

Graphene coating technology for corrosion protection: develop graphene based coating with controllable thickness for corrosion protection.

Biographical Information

2009-2013: PhD degree; Nanyang Technological Unviersity, Singapore.

2013-2015: Research Fellow; Nanyang Technological Unviersity, Singapore.

2015-present: Professor; Institute of Advanced Materials, Nanjing Tech University.

Academic Achievements

Prof. LAI Linfei has published over 20 SCI papers, and hold 3 US and international patents as first inventor. Her work on supercapacitors has resulted a laboratory scale a 3 fold increase in capacitance, which has been validated by Israeli company, and Singapore EDB granted 600,000 USD for further development of this technology into real product. As key member, she work together with Prof. Zexiang Shen and started graphene energy storage research center, China Energine, Beijing, where she set up graphene pilot plan for environmentally friendly production and energy storage applications of graphene-based materials. 



1. B. Li, L. Zhang, L. Chen, X. Cai, L. Lai,* Z. Wang, Z. Shen, J. Lin,* Graphene-Supported Non-precious Metal Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reactions: the Active Center and Catalytic Mechanism, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, DOI: 10.1039/C6TA00555A.

2. X. Cai, S. H. Lim, C. K. L. Lai,* J. Lin, Z. Shen,* High-performance asymmetric pseudocapacitor cell based on cobalt hydroxide/graphene and polypyrrole/graphene electrodes, Journal of Power Sources, 2015, 275, 298-304

3. X. Cai, R. V. Hansen, Lili Zhang, Baosheng Li, Chee Kok Poh, San Hua Lim, Luwei Chen, Jinglei Yang, L. Lai,* J. Lin, and Z. Shen,* Binary metal sulfides and polypyrrole on vertically aligned carbon nanotube arrays/carbonfiber paper as high-performance electrodes, J. Mater. Chem. A., 2015, 3, 22043-22052.

4. L. Lai, J. Zhu, Z. Li, D. Y. W. Yu, S. Jiang, X. Cai, Q. Yan, Y. M. Lam, Z. Shen, J. Lin, Co3O4/nitrogen modified graphene electrode as Li-ion battery anode with high reversible capacity and improved initial cycle performance, Nano Energy, 2014, 3, 134-143

5. D. Guo, L. Lai,* Anmin Cao, Haukun Liu, Shixue Dou and Jianmin Ma,* Nanoarrays: design, preparation and supercapacitor applications, RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 55856-55869

6. L. Lai, J. Zhu, B. Li, Y. Zhen, Z. Shen, Q. Yan, J. Lin, One novel and universal method to prepare transition metal nitrides doped graphene anodes for Li-ion battery, Electrochimica Acta, 2014, 134, 28-34

7. L. Lai, J. R. Potts, D. Zhan, L. Wang, C. K. Poh, C. Tang, H. Gong, Z. Shen, J. Lin, R. S. Ruoff, Exploration of the active center structure of nitrogen-doped graphene-based catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction, Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 7936-7942    

8. L. Lai, H. Yang, L. Wang, B. K. Teh, J. Zhong, H. Chou, L. Chen, W. Chen, Z. Shen, R. S Ruoff, J. Lin, Preparation of supercapacitor electrodes through selection of graphene surface functionalities, ACS Nano, 2012, 6, 5941-5951

9. L. Lai, L. Wang, H. Yang, N. G. Sahoo, Q. X. Tam, J. Liu, C. K. Poh, S. H. Lim, Z. Shen, J. Lin, Tuning graphene surface chemistry to prepare graphene/polypyrrole supercapacitors with improved performance, Nano Energy, 2012, 1, 723-731

10. J. Liu, L. Lai, N. G. Sahoo, W. Zhou, Z. Shen, S. H. Chan, Carbon Nanotube-Based Materials for Fuel Cell Applications, Aust. J. Chem., 2012, 65, 1213-1222

11. L. Lai, L. Chen, D. Zhan, L. Sun, J. Liu, S. H. Lim, C. K. Poh, Z. Shen, J. Lin, One-step synthesis of NH2-graphene fromin situgraphene-oxide reduction and its improved electrochemical properties, Carbon, 2011, 49, 3250-3257

12. L. Lai, G. Huang, X. Wang, J. Weng, Preparation of Pt nanoparticle-loaded three-dimensional Fe< sub> 3 O< sub> 4/carbon with high electro-oxidation activity, Carbon, 2011, 49, 1581-1587

13. L. Lai, G. Huang, X. Wang, J. Weng, Solvothermal syntheses of hollow carbon microspheres modified with–NH< sub> 2 and–OH groups in one-step process, Carbon, 2010, 48, 3145-3156


1. Linfei Lai, Zexiang Shen, Jianyi Lin,US patent, Conducting polymer/graphene-based material composites, and methods for preparing the composites. Application number: 14/034,888, Publication number: US20140087192 A1

2. Linfei Lai, Zexiang Shen, Jianyi Lin, International patent, A transition metal nitride/carbon composite and a method for producing said composite, Application number: PCT/SG2013/000087, Publication number: WO2013130018 A1

3. Linfei Lai, Zexiang Shen, Jianyi Lin, US patent, High Energy Density, Low Cost And Processing Compatible Supercapcitor Materials  TD/317/14


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