Contact Information
  Location (Office) N23-3002
  (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

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

 Research Group          

  • Current Group members:

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

        Postdoc: Zhao Jingxin (2019 Sep- )  


   Undergraduate Courses

  • Green Energy for Global Society (GEGA1006)

   Ph.D. Courses

  • To be announced


  1. M. Chen, J. Xiao, W. Hua, Z. Hu, W. Wang, Q. Gu, Y. X. Tang,* S. L. Chou,* H. K. Liu, S. X. Dou, A Cation and Anion Dual Doping Strategy for the Elevation of Titanium Redox Potential for High‐Power Sodium‐Ion Batteries, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, Doi: 10.1002/anie.202003275.
  2. W. Zhang, X. L. Sun, Y. X. Tang, Y. H. Du,* X. D. Chen,* et al, Lowering Charge Transfer Barrier of LiMn2O4 via Nickel Surface Doping to Enhance Li+ Intercalation Kinetics at Subzero-Temperatures, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 141 (2019), 14038.485. 
  3. Y. X. Tang, Y. Y. Zhang, Y. H. Du,* 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.
  4. 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., 58 (2019), 3521.
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 
  7. Y. Y. Zhang, O. I. Malyi, Y. X. Tang, X. D. Chen,* et al, Reducing Charge Carrier Transport Barrier in Functionally Layer‐graded Electrode, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 56 (2017), 14847.
  8. Y. X. Tang, Y. Y. Zhang, X. H. Rui, X. D. Chen,* et al, Conductive Inks Based on a Lithium Titanate Nanotube Gel for High‐Rate Lithium‐Ion Batteries with Customized Configuration, Adv. Mater., 28 (2016), 1567.
  9. Y. X. Tang, Y. Y. Zhang, X. D. Chen,* et al, Rational Material Design for Ultrafast Rechargeable Lithium-ion Batteries. Chem. Soc. Rev., 44 (2015), 5926. (Highlighted by Front Cover)
  10. Y. X. Tang, Y. Y. Zhang, X. D. Chen,* et al, Unravelling the Correlation of Aspect Ratio of Nanotubular Structures with Electrochemical Performance to Achieve High-rate and Long-life Lithium-ion-batteries. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 126 (2014), 13488.


  1. J. Zhao, H. Lu, X. Zhao, O. Malyi, J. H. Peng*,  C. Lu, and Y. X. Tang,* et al, Printable Ink Design towards Customizable Miniaturized Energy Storage Devices, ACS Materials Lett.2020, tz-2020-00176.
  2. M. Z. Ge, Y. X. Tang,* O. I. Malyi,  Y. Y. Zhang,  Z. Q. Zhu, Y. K. Lai,*  and X. Chen* et al, Mechanically Reinforced Localized Structure Design to Stabilize Solid-Electrolyte Interface of the Composited Electrode of Si nanoparticles and TiO2 Nanotubes, Small, 16 (2020), 2002094.
  3. L. Y. Shao, S. Wang, F. Wu, X. Shi, Z. P. Sun*, Y. X. Tang,* Pampas grass-inspired FeOOH nanobelts as high performance anodes for sodium ion batteries, J. Energy Chem., 2020, Doi: 10.1016/j.jechem.2020.05.051
  4. Q. Guo, J. J. Mao, J. Huang*, Z. Wang, Y. Zhang, Y. K. Lai,*  and Y. X. Tang,* et al, Reducing Oxygen Evolution Reaction Overpotential in Cobalt-based Electrocatalysts via Optimizing the “Microparticles-in-Spider Web” Electrode Configurations, Small, 16 (2020),1907029. (Highlighted as Frontispiece in Small)
  5. J. Guo, T. Liu, M. Li*, C. Liang, K. Wang, G. Hong, Y. X. Tang, G. Long, S. Yu, T. Lee, W. Huang, and G. C. Xing*, Ultrashort Laser Pulse Doubling by Metal-Halide Perovskite Multiple Quantum Wells, Nat. Commun., 2020, NCOMMS-20-11517.
  6. A. Gusak, Y. Huriev, O. I. Malyi*, Y. X. Tang*. Elementary Models of the “Flux Driven Anti-Ripening” During Nanobelt Growth, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 22 (2020),  9740.
  7. M. Chen, Q. Liu, Y. Zhang, G. Xing, S. Chou,* and Y. X. Tang,* Emerging Polyanionic and Organic Compounds for High Energy Density, Non-aqueous Potassium-Ion Batteries, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/C9TA11221A (Invited Contribution).
  8. Q. Zhang, L.Mei, X. Cao, Y. X. Tang, Z. Y. Zeng*, Intercalation and exfoliation chemistries of transition metal dichalcogenides, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0TA03727C.
  9. M. Z. Ge, C. Cao, F. H. Liang, Y. X. Tang,* Y. K. Lai,* et al, A “PDMS-in-Water” Emulsion Enables Mechanochemical Robust Superhydrophobic Surface with Self-healing Nature, Nanoscale Horiz., 5 (2020), 65-73. (Invited Contribution, Highlighted as Journal Cover).
  10.  M. Chen, Y. Zhang, G. Xing, and Y. X. Tang,* Building High Power Density of Sodium-Ion Batteries: Importance of Multidimensional Diffusion Pathways in Cathode Materials, Front. Chem., 8 (2020),  152. (Invited Perspective)
  11. C. J. Zhang, F. H. Liang, W. Zhang, M. Z. Ge*, C. Cao, Y. K. Lai,* Y. X. Tang,* et al, Constructing Mechanochemical Durable and Self-healing Superhydrophobic Surfaces, ACS Omega, 5 (2020), 2, 986 (Invited Contribution). 
  12. D. Liu, R. Tong, Y. Qu, Q. Zhu, X. Zhong, M. Fang, K. H. Lo, F. Zhang, Y. Ye, Y. X. Tang, S. Chen*, G. Xing*, H. Pan*. Highly Improved Electrocatalytic Activity of NiSx: Effects of Cr-doping and Phase Transition. Appl. Catal. B: Environ., 267 (2020), 118721.
  13. Y. Zhang, Y. X. Tang,*  J. Deng, W. Leow, O. Malyi.,* M. Antonietti, X. Chen,* et al,  Correlating the Peukert’s Constant with Phase Composition of Electrode Materials in Fast Lithiation Processes, ACS Materials Lett.,  1 (2019), 519. Highlighted as Journal Cover
  14. Z. Q. Zhu, S. Xu, L. Miao, Y. X. Tang, Y. DU, X. D. Chen,* et al, Unraveling the Formation of Amorphous MoS2 Nanograins during the Electrochemical Delithiation Process, Adv. Funct. Mater., 29 (2019), 1904843.
  15. M. Z. Ge, C. Cao, J. Y. Huang, X. Zhang, Y. X. Tang,*  X. Zhou, K. Zhang, Z. Chen,* Y. K. Lai*, et al, Rational Materials Interface Design at Nanoscale towards Intelligent Oil-Water Separation, Nanoscale Horiz., 3 (2018), 235.

    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 RSC Journal
2013Best Ph.D. Thesis Award in Environmental and Sustainability Research, World Future Foundation
2012Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Studying Abroad


Associate EditorFrontiers in chemistry (for Electrochemistry section)  (2019.08 – now)
Leading Guest EditorFrontiers 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

Currently, we have open several positions for highly motivated Ph.D. students and Postdocs or RAs since Jan 2020, Please send your CV by Dec 2020.

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