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Dr Bolong Huang
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Dr Huang Bolong

Associate Professor

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Research Overview

My research focuses on theoretical calculations of electronic structures on nanomaterials; Energy materials; Solid functional materials; Rare earth materials as well as their applications in multi-scale energy conversion and supply systems.

Academic and Professional Experience

Academic Memberships

  • Member of Hong Kong Physics Society (HKPS)
  • Member of American Physics Society (APS)
  • Member of American Chemistry Society (ACS)


Academic Service (Editor)

  • 2021-on Youth Editorial Board, Journal of Rare Earths (Chinese/English Edition)
  • 2021-on Youth Editorial Board, Rare Metals (Chinese/English Edition)
  • 2021-on Young Star Editor, Nano Research

Academic Services (Referee)

  • 2018-on Referee of Nano Energy
  • 2019-on Referee of Joule, Cell
  • 2019-on Referee of ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces
  • 2019-on Referee of Nano-Micro Letter
  • 2020-on Referee of Angew. Chem. Int. Ed
  • 2020-on Referee of Nano Letter
  • 2020-on Referee of Nano Research
  • 2020-on Referee of J. Mater. Chem. A
  • 2020-on Referee of Energy Environ. Sci.
  • 2020-on Referee of iScience
  • 2020-on Referee of Adv. Energy Mater.
  • 2020-on Referee of ACS Catal.
  • 2020-on Referee of ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng.
  • 2020-on Referee of Small
  • 2020-on Referee of Adv. Funct. Mater.
  • 2020-on Referee of J. Am. Chem. Soc.

Research Interests

  • Electronic Structures of Solid Functional Materials
  • Energy Storage and Conversion Systems for Novel Catalysts
  • Strain Modulations in Transitional Metal Materials
  • Advanced Luminescence Materials


  • 2021/05

Honorable Speaker for the Electroanalytical Chemistry Lecture Series
Awarded by Prof. Wang Erkang, CAS Fellow/Academician 
State Key Laboratory of Electroanalytical Chemistry,
Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC)
Chinese Academic of Science

  • 2017/04               
Honorable Speaker for the Inorganic Chemistry Lecture Series
Awarded by Prof. ZHANG Hongjie, CAS Fellow/Academician 
State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization (RERU),
Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC)
Chinese Academic of Science

  • 2007—2010         
Cambridge Overseas Trust
Awarded by the St. John's College,
University of Cambridge, UK

  • 2003
Top-Chairman's Prize,
Awarded by Prof. ZHOU Guang-Zhao, CAS Fellow/Academician, President of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 18TH China Adolescents Science & Technology Innovation Contest (CASTIC), published theoretical paper based on optical experiments.
Title: 'A more accurate method for laser wavelength measurement'
  1. X. Ou#, X. Qin#, B. Huang#, J. Zan, Q. Wu, Z. Hong, L. Xie, H. Bian, Z. Yi, X. Chen, Y. Wu, X. Song, J. Li, Q. Chen*, H. Yang* and X Liu*, ‘High-resolution X-ray Luminescence Extension Imaging’, Nature, 590, 410 (2021). IF: 42.778
  2. J. Li#, X. Yang#, Y. Liu#, B. Huang#, R. Wu, Z. Zhang, B. Zhao, H. Ma, W. Dang, Z. Wei, K. Wang, Z. Lin, X. Yan, M. Sun, B. Li, X. Pan, J. Luo, G. Zhang, Y. Liu, Y. Huang, X. Duan and Xi. Duan, ‘General synthesis of two-dimensional van der Waals heterostructure arrays’, Nature, 579, 368-374 (2020). IF: 42.778
  3. M. Zhang, X. Zhai*, M. Sun, T. Ma, Y. Huang, B. Huang*, Y. Du* and C.-H. Yan, ‘When rare earth meets carbon nanodots: mechanisms, applications and outlook’, Chemical Society Reviews, 49, 9220 (2020). IF:42.846
  4. Z. Zeng, Y. Xu, Z. Zhang, Z. Gao, M. Luo, Z. Yin, C. Zhang, J. Xu, B. Huang*, F. Luo, Y. Du*, C. Yan, ‘Rare-earth-containing perovskites nanomaterials: designs, syntheses, properties and applications’, Chemical Society Reviews, 49, 1109 (2020). IF:42.846
  5. T. Zhu#, S. Liu#, Bin Huang#, Q. Shao*, F. Li, X. Tan, Y. Pi, S.-C. Weng, B. Huang*, Z. Hu, J. Wu, Y. Qian, and X. Huang*, ‘High-Performance Diluted Nanoclusters-Activated Ruthenium Nanowires for pH-Universal Overall Water Splitting’ Energy & Environmental Science, 14, 3194 (2021). IF: 30.289
  6. H. Xu, C. Shan, X. Wu, M. Sun, B. Huang*, Y. Tang* and C.-H. Yan*, ‘Fabrication of Layered Double Hydroxide Microcapsules Mediated by Cerium Doping Metal-Organic Framework for Boosting Water Splitting’, Energy & Environmental Science, 13, 2949 (2020). IF: 30.289; Hot Article
  7. J. Yin, J. Jin, M. Lu, B. Huang*, H. Zhang, Y. Peng, P. Xi*, and C.-H. Yan, ‘Iridium Single Atoms Coupling with Oxygen Vacancies Boosts Oxygen Evolution Reaction in Acid Media’, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142, 18378 (2020). IF: 14.612
  8. J. Yin, J. Jin, H. Zhang, M. Lu, Y. Peng, B. Huang*, P. Xi*, and C.-H. Yan, ‘Atomic Arrangement in Metal-Doped NiS2 Boosts Hydrogen Evolution Reaction in Alkaline Media’, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 13, 18849 (2019). IF: 12.959
  9. L. Xu, H. Zhao, M. Sun, B. Huang*, J. Wang, J. Xia, N. Li, Y. Du*, and C.-H. Yan, ‘Oxygen Vacancies on Layered Niobic Acid that Weaken the Catalytic Conversion of Polysulfides in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries’, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 58, 11491 (2019). IF: 12.959; Selected as Front Cover
  10. M. Sun, Q. Lu, Z. L. Wang*, B. Huang*, ‘Understanding Contact Electrification at Liquid-Solid Interfaces from Surface Electronic Structure’, Nature Communications, 12, 1752 (2021). IF: 12.121
  11. N. Han, M. Sun, Y. Zhou, J. Xu, C. Cheng, R. Zhou, L. Zhang, J. Luo, B. Huang* and Y. Li*, ‘Alloyed Palladium-Silver Nanowires Enabling Ultrastable Carbon Dioxide Reduction to Formate’, Advanced Materials, 33, 2005821 (2021). IF: 27.398
  12. X. Zhang, S. Zhang, Y. Yang, L. Wang, Z. Mu, H. Zhu, X. Zhu, H. Xing, H. Xia, B. Huang*, Jing Li*, S. Guo and E. Wang, ‘A General Method for Transition Metal Single Atoms Anchored on Honeycomb-like Nitrogen doped Carbon Nanosheets’, Advanced Materials, 32, 1906905 (2020). IF: 27.398
  13. M. Sun, T. Wu, A. W. Dougherty, M. Lam, B. Huang*, Y. Li, C. -H. Yan, ‘Self-validated Machine Learning Study of Graphdiyne-based Dual Atomic Catalyst’, Advanced Energy Materials, 11, 2003796 (2021). IF: 25.245
  14. M. Sun, A. W. Dougherty, B. Huang*, Y. Li, C. -H. Yan, ‘Accelerating the atomic catalyst discovery by theoretical calculations-machine learning strategy’, Advanced Energy Materials, 10, 1903949 (2020). IF: 25.245
  15. M. Sun and B. Huang*, ‘Phonon Evidence of Kohn Anomalies in nanogenerator ZnO’, Nano Energy, 59, 626-635 (2019). IF: 16.602
  1. Bolong Huang, Chapter 20, "Electronic structures of alkali rare earth fluorides based up conversion nanomaterials", Theranostic Bionanomaterials, Elsevier (2019).
  2. Rui-Qin Zhang, Abir De Sarkar, Bolong Huang, 'MODELLING OF SILICON NANOMATERIALS' SURFACES, World Scientific, in press.
  3. Chapter: Jianfu Li, Bolong Huang, Rui-Qin Zhang, 'Solid fullerene under compression based on DFTB simulation' The Carbon Nanomaterials Sourcebook, in press by Taylor & Francis (CRC Press).

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