Name: HongbinYao (姚宏斌)
Born:  Dec. 1983, Chongqing
Address:Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
Hefei, Anhui 230026, P.R. China
Office:Materials Building, Room South208
Dr. Hongbin Yao is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and PI of Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale. 
Dr. Yao was born in 1983 in Chongqing, China. He obtained the B.S. degree from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2006 and received PhD degree in inorganic chemistry from Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale in 2011. He subsequently joined Prof. Yi Cui’s group at Stanford University as a Postdoc from 2012 to 2015. After the postdoctoral experience at Stanford University, he joined the faculty of USTC in 2015. His interest is in the development of light and strong hierarchical structural bio-inspired materials and high energy density lithium metal based batteries. He has published over 70 papers in prestigious journals (Nat. Commun., Chem. Soc. Rev., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater., etc.) with over 2600 citations (H-index 30).
1)Design and fabrication of light and strong bio-inspired hierarchical structural composite/hybrid materials
2)Fabrication of advanced energy storage electrodes based on bio-inspired hierarchical structural models
3)Bio-inspired design of separator in advanced energy storage system
4)High performance photo-conversion devices based on metal halide perovskites
1)National Natural Science Foundation of China (51571184, 2016-2019).
1)L-L, Lu, J. Ge, J.-N. Yang, S.-M. Chen,H.-B. Yao,* F. Zhou, S.-H. Yu,* “Free-Standing Copper Nanowire Network Current Collector for Improving Lithium Anode Performance”Nano Lett., 2016, 16, 4431-4437.
2)K.-H. Wang, L. Wu, L. Li, H.-B. Yao,* H.-S. Qian, S.-H. Yu,* “Large-Scale Synthesis of Highly Luminescent Perovskite-Related CsPb2Br5 Nanoplatelets and Their Fast Anion Exchange”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.,2016, 55, 8328~8332.
3)H. B. Yao, G. Y. Zheng, P. C. Hsu, D. S.Kong, J. J. Cha, W. Y. Li, Z. W. Seh, M. T. McDowell, K. Yan, Z. Liang, V. K. Narasimhan, Y. Cui,*“Improving lithium-sulphur batteries through spatial control of sulphur species deposition on a hybrid electrode surface”Nat. Commun. 2014, 5: 3943.
4)H. B. Yao, K. Yan, W. Y. Li, G. Y. Zheng, D. S. Kong, Z. W. Seh, V. K. Narasimhan, Z. Liang, Y. Cui,*“Improved lithium-sulfur batteries with a conductive coating on the separator to prevent the accumulation of inactive S-related species at the cathode-separator interface”Energy Environ. Sci.2014, 7, 3381-3390.
5)H. B. Yao, G. Y. Zheng, W. Y. Li, M. T. McDowell, Z. W. Seh, N. Liu, Z. D. Lu, and Y. Cui,*“Crab Shells as Sustainable Templates from Nature for Nanostructured Battery Electrodes” Nano Lett. 2013, 13, 3385-3390.
6)H. B. Yao, H. Y. Fang, X. H. Wang, S. H. Yu,*“Hierarchical assembly of micro-/nano- building blocks: bio-inspired rigid structural artificial materials”Chem. Soc. Rev.2011, 40, 3764-3785.
7)H. B. Yao, Z. H. Tan, H. Y. Fang, S. H. Yu,* “ Artificial Nacre-Like Bio- nanocomposite Films with High Performances: Self-assembly of Chitosan- Montmorillonite Hybrid Building Blocks”Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2010, 49, 10127-10131.
8)H. B. Yao, H. Y. Fang, Z. H. Tan, L. H. Wu, S.H. Yu,* “Biologically inspired, strong, transparent, and functional layered organic–inorganic hybrid films”Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2010, 49, 2140-2145.
9)H. B. Yao, J. Ge, C. Wang, X. Wang, W. Hu, Z. Zheng, Y. Ni, S. H. Yu,* “A Flexible and Highly Pressure‐Sensitive Graphene–Polyurethane Sponge Based on Fractured Microstructure Design”Adv. Mater. 2013, 25, 6692.
10)H. B. Yao, J. Ge, L. B. Mao, Y. Yan, S. H. Yu,*“ Artificial Carbonate Nanocrystals and Layered Structural Nanocomposites Inspired by Nacre:Synthesis, Fabrication and Applications”Adv. Mater. 2014, 26, 163–188.

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