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LV Ruitao

Associate Professor (PI)    PhD


2004/09-2009/01 Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University

2001/09-2004/03 M. S. in Applied Chemistry, Beijing Institute of Technology

1997/09-2001/07 Undergraduate in Chemical Engineering and Technology, Shandong Polytechnic University


2019/12-Present   Associate Professor (Tenured),School of Materials Science and Engineering,Tsinghua University,China

2013/02-2019/12   Assistant Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, China

2011/01-2013/01  Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics, Pennsylvania State University, USA

2009/11-2010/08  Visiting Researcher, Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan

2009/01-2011/01  Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, China


The research of Dr. Ruitao Lv is mainly focused on the defect engineering of carbon-based low-dimensional materials, especially the controllable construction and atomic visualization of lattice defects (doping atoms, vacancies, interfaces, etc.), and the applications in energy conversion/storage, molecular detection and high-performance catalysis. He authored more than 150 peer-reviewed papers in PNAS, Adv. Mater., Adv. Funct. Mater. and other high-profile journals. He served as the Associate Editor of Carbon Letters (Springer Nature), Youth Editor of SmartMat (Wiley); Editorial Board member of Materials, ES Energy and Environment, etc.


2021  First-class Teaching Achievement Award of Tsinghua University

2019  First-class Award of Natural Science of the Ministry of Education

2018  Distinguished Teaching Award of Tsinghua University

2017  Brian Kelly Award of British Carbon Group

2017  National Natural Science Fund of China for Excellent Young Scholars

2016  Beijing Nova Program (one of the Top 2 winners in Tsinghua)

2014  Distinguished Young Scholar of Tsinghua University (one of the Top 10 winners in Tsinghua)

2010  Elsevier Carbon Journal Prize

2009  Excellent Paper Award of C-MRS



[1] Leping Yang, Yuchi Wan, Ruitao Lv*. Tailoring defects in 2D materials for electrocatalysis (Chapter 10 of the Book: "Defects in Two-Dimensional Materials"), 2022 Elsevier.

[2] Ruitao Lv*. Solar Energy Applications (Chapter 8 of the Book: "Carbon-based Nanomaterials for Energy Storage"), 2020 Science Press.

[3] Simin Feng, Ruitao Lv, Mauricio Terrones, Maria Cristina dos Santos*. Interactions of Molecular Species with Graphene and Graphene Sensing (Chapter 17 of the Book: "Handbook of Graphene" Volume 6, (507–532)), 2019 Scrivener Publishing LLC.

[4] Florentino Lopez-Urias, Ruitao Lv, Humberto Terrones, Mauricio Terrones*. Doped graphene: theory, synthesis, characterization and applications (Chapter 9 of the Book: "Graphene Chemistry: Theoretical Perspectives"), 2013, Wiley.


[1] Yang L, Zhang X, Yu L, Hou J, Zhou Z, Lv R*, Atomic Fe-N4/C in Flexible Carbon Fiber Membrane as Binder-Free Air Cathode for Zn-Air Batteries with Stable Cycling over 1000 h. Advanced Materials, 34: 2105410 (2022).

[2] Wan Y, Wang Z, Li J*, Lv R*, Mo2C-MoO2 Heterostructure Quantum Dots for Enhanced Electrocatalytic Nitrogen Reduction to Ammonia. ACS Nano, 16: 643-654 (2022).

[3] Zhou L, Lv R*, Rational catalyst design and interface engineering for electrochemical CO2 reduction to high-valued alcohols. Journal of Energy Chemistry, 70: 310-331 (2022).

[4] Wan Y, Zhou H, Zheng M, Huang Z-H, Kang F, Li J*, Lv R*, Oxidation State Modulation of Bismuth for Efficient Electrocatalytic Nitrogen Reduction to Ammonia. Advanced Functional Materials, 31: 2100300 (2021).

[5] Ren H, Yu L, Yang L, Huang Z-H*, Kang F*, Lv R*, Efficient electrocatalytic overall water splitting and structural evolution of cobalt iron selenide by one-step electrodeposition. Journal of Energy Chemistry, 60: 194-201 (2021).

[6] Lv Q, Wu X, Tan J, Liu B, Gan L, Li J*, Huang Z-H, Kang F, Lv R*, Ultrasensitive molecular sensing of few-layer niobium diselenide. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 9: 2725 (2021).

[7] Wang C, Zhao N, Li B, Yu Q, Shen W, Kang F, Lv R*, Huang Z-H*, Pseudocapacitive porous hard carbon anode with controllable pyridinic nitrogen and thiophene sulfur co-doping for high-power dual-carbon sodium ion hybrid capacitors. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 9: 20483-20492 (2021).

[8] Fu M, Lv R*, Lei Y*, Terrones M*, Ultralight Flexible Electrodes of Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Macrotube Sponges for High-Performance Supercapacitors. Small, 17: 2004827 (2021).

[9] Zhang H, Hu M, Lv Q, Huang Z-H, Kang F, Lv R*, Advanced Materials for Sodium-Ion Capacitors with Superior Energy-Power Properties: Progress and Perspectives. Small, 16: 1902843 (2020).

[10] Yang L, Yang X, Yu L, Lv R*, Defect Engineering of van der Waals Solids for Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution. Chemistry-an Asian Journal, 15: 3682-3695 (2020).

[11] Yang L, Hu M, Lv Q, Zhang H, Yang W*, Lv R*, Salt and sugar derived high power carbon microspheres anode with excellent low-potential capacity. Carbon, 163: 288-296 (2020).

[12] Hu M, Liu Z, Zhang H, Huang Z-H, Kang F, Lv R*, Defect engineering of vanadium pentoxide for efficient lithium-ion storage. Electrochimica Acta, 333: 135513 (2020).

[13] Hu M, Ju Z, Bai Z, Yu K, Fang Z, Lv R*, Yu G*, Revealing the Critical Factor in Metal Sulfide Anode Performance in Sodium-Ion Batteries: An Investigation of Polysulfide Shuttling Issues. Small Methods, 4: 1900673 (2020).

[14] Zhang H, Hu M, Lv Q, Yang L, Lv R*, Monodisperse nitrogen-doped carbon spheres with superior rate capacities for lithium/sodium ion storage. Electrochimica Acta, 297: 365-371 (2019).

[15] Wan Y, Xu J, Lv R*, Heterogeneous electrocatalysts design for nitrogen reduction reaction under ambient conditions. Materials Today, 27: 69-90 (2019).

[16] Lu J, Zhao S, Fan S, Lv Q, Li J*, Lv R*, Hierarchical SnS/SnS2 heterostructures grown on carbon cloth as binder-free anode for superior sodium-ion storage. Carbon, 148: 525-531 (2019).

[17] Hu M, Zhang H, Yang L, Lv R*, Ultrahigh rate sodium-ion storage of SnS/SnS2 heterostructures anchored on S-doped reduced graphene oxide by ion-assisted growth. Carbon, 143: 21-29 (2019).

[18] Zhou C, Lu J, Hu M, Huang Z-H, Kang F, Lv R*, High Areal Capacity Li-Ion Storage of Binder-Free Metal Vanadate/Carbon Hybrid Anode by Ion-Exchange Reaction. Small, 14: 1801832 (2018).

[19] Zhang Z, Wang Y, Leng X, Crespi VH*, Kang F*, Lv R*, Controllable Edge Exposure of MoS2 for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution with High Current Density. ACS Applied Energy Materials, 1: 1268-1275 (2018).

[20] Zhang H, Lv R*, Defect engineering of two-dimensional materials for efficient electrocatalysis. Journal of Materiomics, 4: 95-107 (2018).

[21] Yang L, Wang W, Hu M, Shao J, Lv R*, Ultrahigh rate binder-free Na3V2(PO4)3/carbon cathode for sodium-ion battery. Journal of Energy Chemistry, 27: 1439-1445 (2018).

[22] Hu M, Zhou H, Gan X, Yang L, Huang Z-H, Wang D-W, Kang F, Lv R*, Ultrahigh rate sodium ion storage with nitrogen-doped expanded graphite oxide in ether-based electrolyte. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6: 1582-1589 (2018).

[23] Zhou C, Fan S, Hu M, Lu J, Li J*, Huang Z-H, Kang F, Lv R*, High areal specific capacity of Ni3V2O8/carbon cloth hierarchical structures as flexible anodes for sodium-ion batteries. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5: 15517-15524 (2017).

[24] Yu F, Liu Q, Gan X, Hu M, Zhang T, Li C*, Kang F, Terrones M*, Lv R*, Ultrasensitive Pressure Detection of Few-Layer MoS2. Advanced Materials, 29: 1603266 (2017).

[25] Wang X, Gan X, Hu T, Fujisawa K, Lei Y, Lin Z, Xu B, Huang Z-H, Kang F, Terrones M*, Lv R*, Noble-Metal-Free Hybrid Membranes for Highly Efficient Hydrogen Evolution. Advanced Materials, 29: 1603617 (2017).

[26] Ren H, Huang Z-H*, Yang Z, Tang S, Kang F, Lv R*, Facile synthesis of free-standing nickel chalcogenide electrodes for overall water splitting. Journal of Energy Chemistry, 26: 1217-1222 (2017).

[27] Hu M, Yang L, Zhou K, Zhou C, Huang Z-H, Kang F, Lv R*, Enhanced sodium-ion storage of nitrogen-rich hard carbon by NaCl intercalation. Carbon, 122: 680-686 (2017).

[28] Lv R, Robinson JA, Schaak RE, Sun D, Sun Y, Mallouk TE, Terrones M*, Transition Metal Dichalcogenides and Beyond: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of Single- and Few-Layer Nanosheets. Accounts of Chemical Research, 48: 56-64 (2015). (Times cited: 817次)

[29] Lv R, Chen G, Li Q, McCreary A, Botello-Mendez A, Morozov SV, Liang L, Declerck X, Perea-Lopez N, Culleni DA, Feng S, Elias AL, Cruz-Silva R, Fujisawa K, Endo M, Kang F, Charlier J-C, Meunier V, Pan M, Harutyunyan AR, Novoselov KS, Terrones M*, Ultrasensitive gas detection of large-area boron-doped graphene. PNAS, 112: 14527-14532 (2015).

[30] Lv R*, dos Santos MC, Antonelli C, Feng S, Fujisawa K, Berkdemir A, Cruz-Silva R, Elias AL, Perea-Lopez N, Lopez-Urias F, Terrones H, Terrones M*, Large-Area Si-Doped Graphene: Controllable Synthesis and Enhanced Molecular Sensing. Advanced Materials, 26: 7593-7599 (2014).

[31] Lv R, Cruz-Silva E, Terrones M*, Building Complex Hybrid Carbon Architectures by Covalent Interconnections: Graphene-Nanotube Hybrids and More. ACS Nano, 8: 4061-4069 (2014).

[32] Kovtyukhova NI*, Wang Y, Lv R, Terrones M, Crespi VH*, Mallouk TE*, Reversible Intercalation of Hexagonal Boron Nitride with Bronsted Acids. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135: 8372-8381 (2013).

[33] Lv R, Li Q, Botello-Mendez AR, Hayashi T, Wang B, Berkdemir A, Hao Q, Elias AL, Cruz-Silva R, Gutierrez HR, Kim YA, Muramatsu H, Zhu J, Endo M, Terrones H, Charlier J-C*, Pan M*, Terrones M*, Nitrogen-doped graphene: beyond single substitution and enhanced molecular sensing. Scientific Reports, 2: 586 (2012). (Times cited: 517次)

[34] Lv R, Cui T, Jun M-S, Zhang Q, Cao A*, Su DS, Zhang Z, Yoon S-H, Miyawaki J, Mochida I, Kang F*, Open-Ended, N-Doped Carbon Nanotube-Graphene Hybrid Nanostructures as High-Performance Catalyst Support. Advanced Functional Materials, 21: 999-1006 (2011). (Times cited: 328)

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