Cailing Xu

Ph.D., Professor


Professor Xu received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from Changan University in 2000. She then joined Prof. Hulin Li’s group at Lanzhou University and obtained her Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry in 2006. Her interests are mainly in electrochemical materials. After that, she became a member of faculty at Lanzhou University and was promoted to a full professorship in 2014. She worked at The University of Alabama as a visiting scholar from Fall 2011 to Spring 2012. The current research in our group primarily focuses on the development of well-defined functional nanomaterials for clean and sustainable energy conversion and storage (e.g., supercapacitor, water splitting, lithium-ion battery, and electrochemical sensors), and understanding structure-function relationships by combining electrochemistry techniques with advanced state-of-art characterization.

Representative Publications

1. Xiaohua Zhao, Brian Pattengale, Donghua Fan, Zehua Zou, Yongqing Zhao, Jing Du, Jier Huang*, and Cailing Xu*, Mixed-Node Metal−Organic Frameworks as Efficient Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Evolution Reaction, ACS Energy Lett. 2018, 3, 2520-2526.

1. Jiale Xing, Kailu Guo, Zehua Zou, Minmin Cai, Jing Du, Cailing Xu*, In situ growth of well-ordered NiFe-MOF-74 on Ni foam by Fe2+ induction as an efficient and stable electrocatalyst for water oxidation, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 7046-7049.

3. Kailu Guo, Zehua Zou, Jing Du, Yongqing Zhao, Baofan Zhou and Cailing Xu*, Coupling FeSe2 with CoSe: an effective strategy to create stable and efficient electrocatalysts for water oxidation, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 11140 -11143.

4. Ting Zhang, Jing Du, Pinxian Xi, and Cailing Xu*, Hybrids of Cobalt/Iron Phosphides Derived from Bimetal-Organic Frameworks as Highly Efficient Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Evolution Reaction, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9, 362–370.

5. Jing Du, Ting Zhang, Jiale Xing, and Cailing Xu*, Hierarchical Porous Fe3O4/Co3S4 Nanosheets as Efficient Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Evolution Reaction, Journal of Material Chemistry A, 2017, 5, 9210-9216.

6. Meiyong Zheng, Jing Du, Baopu Hou, and Cailing Xu*, Few-Layered Mo(1x)WxS2 Hollow Nanospheres on Ni3S2 Nanorod Heterostructure as Robust Electrocatalysts for Overall Water Splitting, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9, 26066-26076.

7. Three-Dimensional Hierarchical NixCo1−xO/NiyCo2−yP@C Hybrids on Nickel Foam for Excellent Supercapacitors, Yubo Shao, Yongqing Zhao, Hua Li, and Cailing Xu*, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2016, 8, 35368−35376.

8. Zhaodong Xu, Lizi Yang, and Cailing Xu*, Pt@UiO-66 Heterostructures for Highly Selective Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide with an Extended Linear Range,  Analytical Chemistry, 2015, 87, 3438-3444.

9. Huanhuan Huo, Zhaodong Xu, Ting Zhang and Cailing Xu*, Ni/CdS/TiO2 Nanotube Array Heterostructures for High Performance Photoelectrochemical Biosensing, Journal of Material Chemistry A, 2015, 3, 5882–5888.

10. Hua Li, Chun-Yan Guo, Cai-Ling Xu*, A Highly Snsitive Non-Enzymatic Glucose Sensor Based on Bimetallic Cu–Ag Superstructures, Biosensors and Bioelectronics 2015, 63, 339–346.



Room 901, the Second Chemistry Building





1996-2000, Chemistry, Changan University,B.S.

2001-2006, Chemistry, Lanzhou University,Ph.D.

2011-2012, Visiting Scholar, The University of Alabama