XIAO Junwu

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Phone: +86-15872409866

Email: chjwxiao@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Electrocatalysis

Junwu Xiao received his PhD degree in 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Shihe Yang in the Department of Chemistry of the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. He is currently associate professor in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Huazhong University of Science & Technology. His research interests on design, synthesis, and fabrication of transition metal oxides/sulfides as the electrocatalysts for hydrogen energy, especially for anion exchange membrane water electrolysis/fuel cell. He has published over 40 scientific papers on peer-review journals including Nano Letter, ACS Catalysis, ACS Applied Materials & Interface, Journal of Power Sources

Academic Degrees


PhD in Chemistry, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology


ME in Materials Science, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences


BS in Applied Chemistry, Huazhong University of Science & Technology

Professional Experience


Associate Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, HUST


Visiting Scholar, Department of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, USA


Lecturer, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, HUST

Courses Taught

1.General Chemistry (for undergraduate student)

2.Experimental Electrochemistry (for undergraduate student)

Awards and Honors    


First prize of Hubei Province Natural Science Award (Ranking No: 4)


Hubei Outstanding Young Scientist (Chu Tian Xue Zi)

Selected Projects Funded

1.National Science Foundation of China

Selected Publications

1.       Zhang, X.; Li, B.; Lan, M.; Yang, S.; Xie, Q.; Xiao, J.*; Xiao, F.; Wang, S.*, Cation Modulation of Cobalt Sulfide Supported by Mesopore-Rich Hydrangea-Like Carbon Nanoflower for Oxygen Electrocatalysis. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2021, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c00579.

2.       Xiao, J.; Oliveira, A. M.; Wang, L.; Zhao, Y.; Wang, T.; Wang, J.; Setzler, B. P.; Yan, Y.*, Water-Fed Hydroxide Exchange Membrane Electrolyzer Enabled by a Fluoride-Incorporated Nickel-Iron Oxyhydroxide Oxygen Evolution Electrode. ACS Catalysis 2021, 11, 264-270.

3.       She, W.; Xie, Q.; Huang, Y.; Xie, C.; Zhang, X.; Sun, M.; Wang, F.; Xiao, J.*, Microstructure Engineering of Fe/Fe3C-Decorated Metal-Nitrogen-Carbon Mesoporous Nanospheres via a Self-Template Method for Enhancing Oxygen Reduction Activity. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2020, 12, 28065-28074.

4.       Wang, J.; Wang, Q.; She, W.; Xie, C.; Zhang, X.; Sun, M.; Xiao, J.*; Wang, S.*, Tuning the electron density distribution of the Co-N-C catalysts through guest molecules and heteroatom doping to boost oxygen reduction activity. Journal of Power Sources 2019, 418, 50-60.

5.       She, W.; Wang, J.; Zhang, X.; Sun, M.; Xie, C.; Xiao, J.*; Wang, S.*, Structural engineering of S-doped Co/N/C mesoporous nanorods via the Ostwald ripening-assisted template method for oxygen reduction reaction and Li-ion batteries. Journal of Power Sources 2018, 401, 55-64.

6.       Hu, C.; Liu, J.; Wang, J.; She, W.; Xiao, J.*; Xi, J.*; Bai, Z.; Wang, S.*, Coordination-Assisted Polymerization of Mesoporous Cobalt Sulfide/Heteroatom (N,S)-Doped Double-Layered Carbon Tubes as an Efficient Bifunctional Oxygen Electrocatalyst. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2018, 10, 33124-33134.

7.       Xiao, J.*; Xia, Y.; Hu, C.; Xi, J.; Wang, S.*, Raisin bread-like iron sulfides/nitrogen and sulfur dual-doped mesoporous graphitic carbon spheres: a promising electrocatalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction in alkaline and acidic media. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2017, 5, 11114-11123.

8.       Xiao, J.*; Xu, Y.; Xia, Y.; Xi, J.; Wang, S.*, Ultra-small Fe2N nanocrystals embedded into mesoporous nitrogen-doped graphitic carbon spheres as a highly active, stable, and methanol-tolerant electrocatalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction. Nano Energy 2016, 24, 121-129.

9.       Xiao, J.*; Wan, L.; Yang, S.*; Xiao, F.; Wang, S.*, Design Hierarchical Electrodes with Highly Conductive NiCo2S4 Nanotube Arrays Grown on Carbon Fiber Paper for High-Performance Pseudocapacitors. Nano Letters 2014, 14, 831-838.

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