Pinxian Xi

Ph.D., Professor


Pinxian Xi received a B.S. degree from Lanzhou University in 2005. He then joined Prof. Zhengzhi Zeng’s group in Lanzhou University as a graduate student and performed research in the field of coordination complex. From 2009-2010 he worked as a visiting scholar major in synthesis nanomaterials and their application in Brown University under the guidance of Prof. Shouheng Sun. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in January, 2010 and became an associate professor of chemistry at Lanzhou University. In 2018, he was appointed professor by the college of chemistry and chemical engineering of Lanzhou University. His research focused on controlled synthesis of the function materials and developing their applications in electrocatalytic and energy.

Representative Publications

1. An, L.; Zhang, Z.-Y.; Feng, J.-R.; Lv, F.; Li, Y.-X.; Wang, R.; Lu, M.; Gupta, R.-B.; Xi, P.-X.*; Zhang, S.*, Heterostructure-Promoted Oxygen Electrocatalysis Enables Rechargeable Zinc–Air Battery with Neutral Aqueous Electrolyte. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b09805

2. An, L.; Feng, J.-R.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, R.; Liu, H.-W.; Wang, G.-C.; Cheng, F.-Y.; Xi, P.-X.*, Epitaxial Heterogeneous Interfaces on N-NiMoO4/NiS2 Nanowires/Nanosheets to Boost Hydrogen and Oxygen Production for Overall Water Splitting. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 1805298. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201805298

3. Li, Y.-X.; Yin, J.; An, L.; Lu, M.; Sun, K.; Zhao, Y.-Q.; Gao, D.-Q.; Cheng, F.-Y.; Xi, P.-X.*, FeS2/CoS2 Interface Nanosheets as Effcient Bifunctional Electrocatalyst for Overall Water Splitting. Small 2018, 14, 1801070.

4. Jin, J.; Yin, J.; Liu. H.-W,; Xi,P.-X.*, Synthesis of Silk-like FeS2/NiS2 Hybrid Nanocrystals with Improved Reversible Oxygen Catalytic Performance in a Znair Battery. Chin. J. Catal. 2019, 40,43–51.

5. Yin, J.; Wei, B.-B.; Li, Y.-X; Li, Y. -F.*; Xi,P.-X.*, Construction of surface lattice oxygen in metallic N−CuCoS1.97 porous nanowire for wearable Zn−air battery. Journal of Energy Chemistry 2018,34,1-9.

6. Yin, J.; Li, Y.-X.; Lv, F.; Lu, M.; Sun, K.; Wang, W.; Wang, L.; Cheng, F.-Y.; Li, Y.-F.; Xi, P.-X.*; Guo, S.-J.*;Oxygen Vacancies Dominated NiS2/CoS2 Interface Porous Nanowires for Portable Zn-Air Batteries Driven Water Splitting Devices. Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1704681.

7. An, L.;Li, Y.-X.;Luo, M.-C.; Yin, J.; Zhao, Y.-Q.;Xu, C.-L.;Cheng, F.-Y.; Yang, Y.; Xi,P.-X.*; Guo, S.-J.*, Atomic-Level Coupled Interfaces and Lattice Distortion on CuS/NiS2 Nanocrystals Boost Oxygen Catalysis for Flexible Zn-Air Batteries. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2017, 27, 1703779.

8. Yin, J.; Li, Y.-X.; Lv, F.; Fan, Q.-H.; Zhao, Y.-Q.; Zhang, Q.-L.; Wang, W.;Cheng, F.-Y.;

Xi, P.-X.*; Guo, S.*, NiO/CoN Porous Nanowires as Efficient Bifunctional Catalysts for Zn-Air Batteries. ACS.Nano 2017, 11,2275.

9. Yin, J.; Fan, Q.-H.; Li, Y.-X.; Cheng, F.-Y.; Zhou, P.-P; Xi, P.-X.*; Sun, S.-H.*, Ni–C–N Nanosheets as Catalyst for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 14546–14549.

10. An, L.; Huang, L.; Zhou, P.-P.; Yin, J.; Liu, H.; Xi,P.-X.*, A Self-Standing High-Performance Hydrogen Evolution Electrode with Nanostructured NiCo2O4/CuS Heterostructures. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2015, 25,6814-6822.

11. An, L.; Huang, L.; Liu, H.; Xi, P.-X.*; Chen, F.-J.; Du, Y.-P.*, High-Quality Copper Sulfide Nanocrystals with Diverse Shapes and Their Catalysis for Electrochemical Reduction of H2O2.Part. Part. Syst. Charact.2015, 32,536541.

12. An, L.; Zhou,P.-P.; Yin, J.; Liu, H.; Chen, F.; Liu, H.; Du, Y.; Xi,P.-X.*,Phase Transformation Fabrication of a Cu2S Nanoplate as an Efficient Catalyst for Water Oxidation with Glycine. Inorg Chem.2015,54,3281–3289.


Room 3029, the First Chemistry Building





20012005Lanzhou UniversityB.S.

20052009Lanzhou UniversityPh.D.

20092010Brown University, USAVisiting Scholar