Contact Information
  Location (Office) E12-1027
  (Lab) N23-G015
  Phone  (853)8822-4458
  Fax  (853)8822-2454
  E-mail  yxtang



Ph.D.Material Science, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Singapore, 2013.
M.Sc.Material Science, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, 2009.
B.Sc.Applied Chemistry, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, 2007.


Sep 2018 – presentAssistant Professor, Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering, University of Macau, China
May 2013 – Aug 2018Research Fellow, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jan 2012 – Mar 2012Visiting Scholar, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Northwestern University, IL, USA


 Research Interests

  • Programmable materials for clean energy and environmental applications
  • In-situ/operando techniques for real-time electrochemical reactions monitoring
  • Solid-state electrolyte towards safe battery device (Li/Na/Zn-ion, Li-S batteries, etc.)
  • Smart materials toward flexible/stretchable energy devices

 Research Group          

  • Current Group members:

        Ph.D Students: Wang Huibo (2019 Jan- ); Wang Libo (2019 Jan-)   


   Undergraduate Courses

  • Green Energy for Global Society (GEGA1006)

   Ph.D. Courses

  • To be announced


  1. Z. Q. Zhu, Y. X. Tang, W. R. Leow, X. D. Chen,* et al, Approaching the Lithiation Limit of MoS2 While Maintaining Its Layered Crystalline Structure to Improve Lithium Storage, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201813698.
  2. Y. X. Tang, Y. Y. Zhang, X. D. Chen,* et al, Identifying the Origin and Contribution of Surface Storage in TiO2(B) Nanotube Electrode by In-situ Dynamic Valence State Monitoring, Adv. Mater., 30 (2018), 1802200.
  3. Z. Q. Zhu, Y. X. Tang, Z. S. Lv, X. D. Chen,* et al, Fluoroethylene Carbonate Enabling Robust LiF-rich Solid Electrolyte Interphase to Enhance the Stability of MoS2 Anode for Lithium Ion Storage, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 27 (2018), 3656.
  4. Z. S. Lv, Y. X. Tang, Z. Q. Zhu, X. D. Chen,* et al, Honeycomb- Lantern-Inspired 3D Stretchable Supercapacitors with Enhanced Specific Areal Capacitance, Adv. Mater., 30 (2018), 1805468.
  5. Y. X. Tang, J. Y. Deng, X. D. Chen,* et al, Water-Soluble Sericin Protein Enabling Stable Solid-Electrolyte Interphase for Fast Charging High Voltage Battery Electrode, Adv. Mater., 29 (2017), 1701828. 

    Full Publication List:


2018 Top 10 Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale in 2017
2018Best Poster Award in 30th Anniversary of “Advanced Materials” Symposium
20172017 Emerging Investigators for Journal of Materials Chemistry A
2013Best Ph.D. Thesis Award in Environmental and Sustainability Research, World Future Foundation
2012Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Studying Abroad


Guest Editor Frontiers in chemistry (IF: 4.2) Next-generation Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices
Guest EditorCoating (IF: 2.4) Thin Films for Energy Harvesting, Conversion and storage


Research Positions

We have open positions for highly motivated PhD students and Postdoc. Our research focuses on rational design and synthesis of smart materials, fabrication and applications development of energy conversion and storage device. If you study materials science, physics, and chemistry, or come from engineering-backgrounds such as electronic/chemical/mechanical engineering, and are interested in our research, please send me a CV and cover letter via yxtang.

1. Postdoctoral Researcher (濠江學者-博士後資助計畫)

a). UM Macao Postdoctoral Fellowship (Class A): Monthly remuneration of MOP40,000. Annual conference and research related trips allowance of MOP20,000.

b). UM Macao Postdoctoral Associateship (Class B): Monthly remuneration of MOP28,000. Annual conference and research related trips allowance of MOP14,000.

Pls refer to the requirements:

2. PhD Macao PhD scholarship (濠江學者-博士資助計畫)

a). UM Macao PhD. scholarship: A monthly stipend of MOP20,000 and a conference and research related travel allowance of MOP10,000 per academic year for a period up to four years. 

Pls refer to

b). UM PhD Assistantship: with a starting monthly stipend of MOP12,500 (up to MOP14,000) for a period up to four years. (by 20/02/2019)

Pls refer to