Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringOUR PEOPLE
Jianbo XU 徐建波
Research Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Professor Xu received her PhD from Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), in 2010. She is currently a Research Assistant Professor of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Research Interests

Advanced materials, heat and mass transfer for electrochemical energy systems (fuel cells, water splitting)

Selected publications

T.S. Zhao, Z.X. Liang, J.B. Xu, 2009, FUEL CELLS - DIRECT ALCOHOL FUEL CELLS | Overview, Encyclopedia of Electrochemical Power Sources, Pages 362-369, Elsevier, ISBN-13: 978-0-444-52093-7.

  1. J.B. Xu, T.S. Zhao, “Mesoporous carbon with uniquely combined electrochemical and mass transport characteristics for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells,” RSC Adv., 2013, 3 (1), 16 - 24.
  2. J.B. Xu, T.S. Zhao, L. Zeng “Covalent hybrid of hemin and mesoporous carbon as a high performance electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2012, 15976-15982.
  3. J.B. Xu, P. Gao and T.S. Zhao “Non-precious Co3O4 Nano-rod Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction”, Energy and environment science, 2012, 5, 5333.
  4. J.B. Xu, T.S. Zhao “Synthesis of well-dispersed Pt/carbon nanotubes catalyst using dimethylformamide as a cross-link” J. Power Sources, 2010, 195, 1071-1075.
  5. J.B. Xu, T.S. Zhao, Y.S. Li, S.Y. Shen “Synthesis and Characterization of the Au-modified Pd Cathode Catalyst for Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2010, 35, 9693-9700.
  6. J.B. Xu, T.S. Zhao, Z.X. Liang, L.D. Zhu “Facile Preparation of AuPt Alloy Nanoparticles from Organometallic Complex Precursor” Chemistry of Materials, 2008, 20, 1688-1690.
  7. J.B. Xu, T.S. Zhao, Z.X. Liang “Carbon Supported Pt-Au Alloy Catalyst for Direct Formic Acid Fuel Cells” J. Power Sources, 2008, 185, 857-861.
  8. J.B. Xu, T.S. Zhao, Z.X. Liang “Synthesis of Highly-Active Platinum-Silver Alloy Electrocatalyst towards the Formic Acid Oxidation Reaction” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2008, 112, 17362-17367.
  9. J.B. Xu, K.F. Hua, G.Z. Sun, C. Wang, X.Y. Lv, Y.J. Wang “Electrooxidation of methanol on carbon nanotubes supported Pt–Fe alloy electrode” Electrochemistry  Communication, 2006, 8, 982-986.
  10. J.B. Xu, T.S. Zhao, S.Y. Shen, Y.S. Li “Stabilization of the palladium electrocatalyst with alloyed gold for ethanol oxidation” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2010, 35, 6490-6500
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