M. Sc. Jinwei Tu

Topics of research

– Designing layered sulfide electrode materials with application potential for alkali metal ion battery (sodium/potassium ion batteries).

– Utilizing advanced in-situ characterization techniques to explore and study electrode iodine chemistry and energy storage mechanisms.

– Investigating possible capacity origin and storage mechanism through density functional theory (DFT) calculations.

Educational background


University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, China

Master in Materials Science and Engineering

(Sep. 2020 – Jun. 2023)

supervising professor: Qianwang Chen


Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), Hefei, China

Bachelor of Engineering in Metal Materials and Engineering

(Aug. 2016 – Jun. 2020)

supervising professor: Yong Zhang

Awards & Accomplishments

– Dec. 2017:

Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China

Outstanding merit student

(Top 1% in School of Materials Science and Engineering)

– Jun. 2018:

Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China

The first “ZhuMengChengCai” Scholarship of Hefei University of Technology

– Oct. 2018: China

National Scholarship for Undergraduates

(Top 1% in School of Materials Science and Engineering)

– Apr. 2019:

Honorable Mention Prize of 2019 Interdisciplinary Contest In Modeling Certificate of Achievement

– Nov. 2019:

Bronze Prize of the 5th Anhui College Students Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition

– Sep. 2020 and Sep. 2021:

University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China First-class Scholarship for Postgraduate students

– Dec. 2022: China

National Scholarship for Postgraduate Students (Top 1% in School of Chemistry and Materials Science)

– May. 2023:

University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China

Outstanding Graduate of the University (Top 1% in School of Chemistry and Materials Science)



Tu JW, Tong, H., Wang, P., Wang, D., Yang, Y., Meng, X., Hu, L., Wang, H., Chen, QW., Octahedral/Tetrahedral Vacancies in Fe3O4 as K-Storage Sites: A Case of Anti-Spinel Structure Material Serving as High-Performance Anodes for PIBs [J]. Small 2023, 2301606.


Tu JW, Tong H, Zeng X, Chen S, Wang C, Zheng W, Wang H, Chen QW. Modification of Porous N-Doped Carbon with Sulfonic Acid toward High-ICE/Capacity Anode Material for Potassium-Ion Batteries [J]. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2022, 32, 2204991.

Chen S, Wang C, Gao F, Yang Y, Huang M, Tong H, Cheng Z, Wang P, Wang P, Tu JW, Zeng X, Chen QW. An indium-induced-synthesis In0.17Ru0.83O2 nanoribbon as highly active electrocatalyst for oxygen evolution in acidic media at high current densities above 400 mA cm−2 [J]. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2022,10, 3722–3731.

Zeng X, Tong H, Chen S, Lu J, Wang C, Tu JW, Wang P, Chen QW. Construction of Carbon-Coated Cobalt Sulfide Hybrid Networks Inter-Connected by Carbon Nanotubes for Performance-Enhanced Potassium-Ion Storage. Chin. J. Chem., 2022, 40, 1313-1320.

Tong H, Chen S, Tu JW, Zeng X, Wamg C, Wang P, Chen QW. Bi2O3 particles embedded in carbon matrix as high-performance anode materials for potassium ion batteries [J]. J. Power Sources, 2022, 549, 232140.


Xu P, Wang X, Li T, Li L, Wu H, Tu JW, Zhang R, Zhang L, Guo Z, Chen QW. Bioinspired Microenvironment Responsive Nanoprodrug as an Efficient Hydrophobic Drug Self-Delivery System for Cancer Therapy [J]. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 29, 33926–33936.

Tong H, Chen S, Yang P, Wang C, Lu J, Zeng X, Tu JW, Wang P, Cheng Z, Chen QW. Cage-Confinement Pyrolysis Strategy to Synthesize Hollow Carbon Nanocage-Coated Copper Phosphide for Stable and High-Capacity Potassium-Ion Storage [J]. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 44, 52697–52705.

Lu J, Tong H, Chen S, Wang C, Zeng X, Tu JW, Chen QW. One-Step Construction of V5S8 Nanoparticles Embedded in Amorphous Carbon Nanorods for High-Capacity and Long-Life Potassium Ion Half/Full Batteries [J]. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 45, 54308–54314.