Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Lou Xiong Wen

Division of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering

Phone: (+65)6316 8813
Office: N1.2-B1-09

  • PhD Cornell University 2008
  • MEng National University of Singapore 2006
  • BEng (Hons) National University of Singapore 2002
Xiong Wen (David) Lou was born in Zhejiang, China, in 1978. He received his B.Eng. (2002) and M.Eng. (2006) in chemical engineering from the National University of Singapore. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Cornell University (with Professor Lynden A. Archer) in May 2008. He is currently a Full Professor in School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). As a leading author, he has published over 210 journal papers in peer-reviewed good journals, such as Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Energy & Environmental Science, and so on. His papers are highly cited with a total ISI citation of over 21,000 by September 2015 and an H-index of 84. He received several awards, including the Esso Gold Medal, the Austin Hooey Prize, and the Liu Memorial Awards. He is one winner of TR35@Singapore 2012 by MIT Technology Review. He also received the Young Scientist Award 2012 by Singapore National Academy of Sciences. He was listed as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2014 & 2015 by Thomson Reuters. Currently, he is an Associate Editor for Journal of Materials Chemistry A (a RSC journal, with a 2014 IF of 7.443).

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Research Interests
Nanomaterials for High-performance Lithium-ion Batteries and supercapacitors, Hollow nanostructures, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis
Research Grant
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2014-) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2014-2017) [by MOE]
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 2 (2014-) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
  • NRF Investigatorship (2016-) [by National Research Foundation (NRF)]
Current Projects
  • Advanced Sulfur-Carbon Nanocomposites for High-performance Li-S Batteries
  • Design and Synthesis of Novel Nanostructured Anode Material for High-Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries (LIBs)
  • Design and synthesis of novel nanostructured anode material for high-performance lithium-ion batteries (LIBs)
  • Development of Liquid Metal Rechargeable Batteries with Low Prince ($200/kWh) and its Components for ESS Application
  • Development of Liquid Metal Rechargeable Batteries with Low Prince ($200/kWh) and its Components for ESS Application
  • Development of Nanostructured Electrode Materials for Efficient Electrochemical Storage/Conversion
  • Development of New-generation Lithium-ion Batteries Based on Complex Hollow Metal Oxide Nanomaterials
  • Flexible Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices with High Power/Energy Density
  • High-Reliability, Long-life and Low-cost lithium Ion Batteries For Green Energy Storage Applications
  • Metal-Organic Frameworks-Derived Functional Materials for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion
  • Start-up grant (David Lou XW)
Selected Publications
  • Hao Bin Wu, Bao Yu Xia, Le Yu, Xin-Yao Yu, Xiong Wen David Lou. (2015). Porous molybdenum carbide nano-octahedrons synthesized via confined carburization in metal-organic frameworks for efficient hydrogen production. Nature Communications, 6, 6512.
  • L. F. Shen,+ L. Yu,+ H. B. Wu, X. Y. Yu, X. G. Zhang, X. W. Lou,*. (2015). Formation of nickel cobalt sulfide ball-in-ball hollow spheres with enhanced electrochemical pseudocapacitive properties. Nature Communications, 6, 6694.
  • G. Q. Zhang, B. Y. Xia, X. Wang, X. W. Lou,*. (2014). Strongly Coupled NiCo2O4-rGO as a Methanol-tolerant Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Advanced Materials, 26, 2408 – 2412.
  • C. Z. Yuan, H. B. Wu, Y. Xie,* X. W. Lou*. (2014). Mixed Transition Metal Oxides: Design, Controllable Synthesis and Energy-related Applications. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 53(6), 1488-1504.
  • G. Q. Zhang, H. B. Wu, H. E. Hoster, X. W. Lou,*. (2014). Strongly Coupled Carbon Nanofiber-Metal Oxide Coaxial Nanocables as Anode Materials for Lithium-ion Batteries. Energy & Environmental Science, 7(1), 302-305.

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