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LV Ruitao

Director of Experimental Teaching Center,
School of Materials Science and Engineering,
Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China



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


2023/06-Present Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, China

2019/12-2023/06 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 170 peer-reviewed papers in Science, PNAS, Adv. Mater., Nat. Commun. 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.


2023 National Teaching Achievement Award for Higher Education (Undergraduate)

2023 Annual Teaching Excellence Award of Tsinghua University (2022)

2023 Excellent PhD thesis Advisor Award of Tsinghua University

2022 First-class Award for Science and Technology, Materials Research Society of China

2022 Excellent PhD thesis Advisor Award of Tsinghua University

2021 First-class Teaching Achievement Award of Tsinghua University

2019 First-class Award for Natural Science, Ministry of Education, China

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] Yufeng Zhang#, Qian Lv#, Haidong Wang*, Shuaiyi Zhao, Qihua Xiong, Ruitao Lv*, Xing Zhang*. Simultaneous electrical and thermal rectification in a monolayer lateral heterojunction. Science, 378: 169-175 (2022).

[2] Qian Lv, Junyang Tan, Zhijie Wang, Peng Gu, Haiyun Liu, Lingxiao Yu, Yinping Wei, Lin Gan, Bilu Liu*, Jia Li*, Feiyu Kang, Hui-Ming Cheng, Qihua Xiong*, Ruitao Lv*. Ultrafast charge transfer in mixed-dimensional WO3-x nanowire/WSe2 heterostructures for attomolar-level molecular sensing. Nature Communications, 14: 2717 (2023).

[3] Leping Yang, Xu Zhang, Lingxiao Yu, Jianhua Hou, Zhen Zhou, Ruitao Lv*. 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).

[4] Chong Wang, Bohan Li, Wanci Shen, Feiyu Kang, Zheng-Hong Huang*, Ruitao Lv*. Unveiling the effects of Cr single atoms with controllable configurations on solid electrolyte interphase and storage mechanism of sodium ions. Advanced Functional Materials: 2214429 (2023).

[5] Qian Lv, Junyang Tan, Zhijie Wang, Lingxiao Yu, Bilu Liu, Junhao Lin, Jia Li, Zheng-Hong Huang, Feiyu Kang, Ruitao Lv*. Femtomolar-level molecular sensing of monolayer tungsten diselenide induced by heteroatom doping with long-term stability. Advanced Functional Materials, 32: 2200273 (2022).

[6] Yuchi Wan, Hongjiang Zhou, Muyun Zheng, Zheng-Hong Huang, Feiyu Kang, Jia Li*, Ruitao Lv*. Oxidation State Modulation of Bismuth for Efficient Electrocatalytic Nitrogen Reduction to Ammonia. Advanced Functional Materials, 31: 2100300 (2021).

[7] Lingxi Zhou, Zheng-Hong Huang, Feiyu Kang, Ruitao Lv*. Bimetallic substrate induction synthesis of binder-free electrocatalysts for stable seawater oxidation at industrial current densities. Chemical Engineering Journal, 458: 141457 (2023).

[8] Qian Lv, Hanyuan Ma, Ruitao Lv*. Energy band engineering of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides. Chinese Science Bulletin, 68: 1829-1843 (2023).

[9] Yuchi Wan, Zhijie Wang, Muyun Zheng, Jia Li*, Ruitao Lv*. Heterogeneous crystalline-amorphous interface for boosted electrocatalytic nitrogen reduction to ammonia. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 11: 818-827 (2023).

[10] Yuchi Wan, Muyun Zheng, Ruitao Lv*. Rational design of Mo2C nanosheets anchored on hierarchically porous carbon for boosting electrocatalytic N2 reduction to NH3. Materials Today Energy, 32: 101240 (2023).

[11] Simian Zhang, Xiaonan Deng, Yifei Wu, Yuqi Wang, Shengxian Ke, Shishu Zhang, Kai Liu, Ruitao Lv, Zhengcao Li*, Qihua Xiong*, Chen Wang*. Lateral layered semiconductor multijunctions for novel electronic devices. Chemical Society Reviews, 51: 4000-4022 (2022).

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

[13] Yuchi Wan, Zhijie Wang, Jia Li*, Ruitao Lv*. Mo2C-MoO2 Heterostructure Quantum Dots for Enhanced Electrocatalytic Nitrogen Reduction to Ammonia. ACS Nano, 16: 643-654 (2022).

[14] Chong Wang, Ning Zhao, Bohan Li, Qingtao Yu, Wanci Shen, Feiyu Kang, Ruitao Lv*, Zheng-Hong Huang*. 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).

[15] Haonan Ren, Lingxiao Yu, Leping Yang, Zheng-Hong Huang*, Feiyu Kang*, Ruitao Lv*. Efficient electrocatalytic overall water splitting and structural evolution of cobalt iron selenide by one-step electrodeposition. Journal of Energy Chemistry, 60: 194-201 (2021).

[16] Qian Lv, Xi Wu, Junyang Tan, Bilu Liu, Lin Gan, Jia Li*, Zheng-Hong Huang, Feiyu Kang, Ruitao Lv*. Ultrasensitive molecular sensing of few-layer niobium diselenide. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 9: 2725 (2021).

[17] Min Fu, Ruitao Lv*, Yu Lei*, Mauricio Terrones*. Ultralight Flexible Electrodes of Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Macrotube Sponges for High-Performance Supercapacitors. Small, 17: 2004827 (2021).

[18] Hongwei Zhang, Mingxiang Hu, Qian Lv, Zheng-Hong Huang, Feiyu Kang, Ruitao Lv*. Advanced Materials for Sodium-Ion Capacitors with Superior Energy-Power Properties: Progress and Perspectives. Small, 16: 1902843 (2020).

[19] Leping Yang, Xiaohan Yang, Lingxiao Yu, Ruitao Lv*. Defect Engineering of van der Waals Solids for Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution. Chemistry-an Asian Journal, 15: 3682-3695 (2020).

[20] Le Yang, Mingxiang Hu, Qian Lv, Hongwei Zhang, Wen Yang*, Ruitao Lv*. Salt and sugar derived high power carbon microspheres anode with excellent low-potential capacity. Carbon, 163: 288-296 (2020).

[21] Mingxiang Hu, Zhaohui Liu, Hongwei Zhang, Zheng-Hong Huang, Feiyu Kang, Ruitao Lv*. Defect engineering of vanadium pentoxide for efficient lithium-ion storage. Electrochimica Acta, 333: 135513 (2020).

[22] Mingxiang Hu, Zhengyu Ju, Zhongchao Bai, Kang Yu, Zhiwei Fang, Ruitao Lv*, Guihua Yu*. Revealing the Critical Factor in Metal Sulfide Anode Performance in Sodium-Ion Batteries: An Investigation of Polysulfide Shuttling Issues. Small Methods, 4: 1900673 (2020).

[23] Hongwei Zhang, Mingxiang Hu, Qian Lv, Le Yang, Ruitao Lv*. Monodisperse nitrogen-doped carbon spheres with superior rate capacities for lithium/sodium ion storage. Electrochimica Acta, 297: 365-371 (2019).

[24] Yuchi Wan, Jichu Xu, Ruitao Lv*. Heterogeneous electrocatalysts design for nitrogen reduction reaction under ambient conditions. Materials Today, 27: 69-90 (2019). (Times Cited:216)

[25] Jiamin Lu, Shuyang Zhao, Shaoxun Fan, Qian Lv, Jia Li*, Ruitao Lv*. Hierarchical SnS/SnS2 heterostructures grown on carbon cloth as binder-free anode for superior sodium-ion storage. Carbon, 148: 525-531 (2019).

[26] Mingxiang Hu, Hongwei Zhang, Le Yang, Ruitao Lv*. 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).

[27] Chengshuang Zhou, Jiamin Lu, Mingxiang Hu, Zheng-Hong Huang, Feiyu Kang, Ruitao Lv*. High Areal Capacity Li-Ion Storage of Binder-Free Metal Vanadate/Carbon Hybrid Anode by Ion-Exchange Reaction. Small, 14: 1801832 (2018).

[28] Zexia Zhang, Yuanxi Wang, Xiangxing Leng, Vincent H. Crespi*, Feiyu Kang*, Ruitao Lv*. Controllable Edge Exposure of MoS2 for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution with High Current Density. ACS Applied Energy Materials, 1: 1268-1275 (2018).

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

[30] Le Yang, Wei Wang, Mingxiang Hu, Jiaojing Shao*, Ruitao Lv*. Ultrahigh rate binder-free Na3V2(PO4)3/carbon cathode for sodium-ion battery. Journal of Energy Chemistry, 27: 1439-1445 (2018).

[31] Mingxiang Hu, Hongjiang Zhou, Xin Gan, Le Yang, Zheng-Hong Huang, Da-Wei Wang, Feiyu Kang, Ruitao Lv*. Ultrahigh rate sodium ion storage with nitrogen-doped expanded graphite oxide in ether-based electrolyte. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6: 1582-1589 (2018).

[32] Chengshuang Zhou, Shaoxun Fan, Mingxiang Hu, Jiamin Lu, Jia Li*, Zheng-Hong Huang, Feiyu Kang, Ruitao Lv*. 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).

[33] Feifan Yu, Qianwen Liu, Xin Gan, Mingxiang Hu, Tianyi Zhang, Cheng Li*, Feiyu Kang, Mauricio Terrones*, Ruitao Lv*. Ultrasensitive Pressure Detection of Few-Layer MoS2. Advanced Materials, 29: 1603266 (2017).

[34] Xuyang Wang, Xin Gan, Tao Hu, Kazunori Fujisawa, Yu Lei, Zhong Lin, Ben Xu, Zheng-Hong Huang, Feiyu Kang, Mauricio Terrones*, Ruitao Lv*. Noble-Metal-Free Hybrid Membranes for Highly Efficient Hydrogen Evolution. Advanced Materials, 29: 1603617 (2017).

[35] Haonan Ren, Zheng-Hong Huang*, Zhiyu Yang, Shujun Tang, Feiyu Kang, Ruitao Lv*. Facile synthesis of free-standing nickel chalcogenide electrodes for overall water splitting. Journal of Energy Chemistry, 26: 1217-1222 (2017).

[36] Mingxiang Hu, Le Yang, Kai Zhou, Chengshuang Zhou, Zheng-Hong Huang, Feiyu Kang, Ruitao Lv*. Enhanced sodium-ion storage of nitrogen-rich hard carbon by NaCl intercalation. Carbon, 122: 680-686 (2017).

[37] Ruitao Lv, Joshua A. Robinson, Raymond E. Schaak, Du Sun, Yifan Sun, Thomas E. Mallouk, Mauricio Terrones*. 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:956)

[38] Ruitao Lv, Gugang Chen, Qing Li, Amber Mccreary, Andres Botello-Mendez, S. V. Morozov, Liangbo Liang, Xavier Declerck, Nestor Perea-Lopez, David A. Culleni, Simin Feng, Ana Laura Elias, Rodolfo Cruz-Silva, Kazunori Fujisawa, Morinobu Endo, Feiyu Kang, Jean-Christophe Charlier, Vincent Meunier, Minghu Pan, Avetik R. Harutyunyan, Konstantin S. Novoselov, Mauricio Terrones*. Ultrasensitive gas detection of large-area boron-doped graphene. PNAS, 112: 14527-14532 (2015).

[39] Ruitao Lv*, Maria Cristina Dos Santos, Claire Antonelli, Simin Feng, Kazunori Fujisawa, Ayse Berkdemir, Rodolfo Cruz-Silva, Ana Laura Elias, Nestor Perea-Lopez, Florentino Lopez-Urias, Humberto Terrones, Mauricio Terrones*. Large-Area Si-Doped Graphene: Controllable Synthesis and Enhanced Molecular Sensing. Advanced Materials, 26: 7593-7599 (2014).

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

[41] Nina I. Kovtyukhova*, Yuanxi Wang, Ruitao Lv, Mauricio Terrones, Vincent H. Crespi*, Thomas E. Mallouk*. Reversible Intercalation of Hexagonal Boron Nitride with Bronsted Acids. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135: 8372-8381 (2013).

[42] Ruitao Lv, Qing Li, Andres R. Botello-Mendez, Takuya Hayashi, Bei Wang, Ayse Berkdemir, Qingzhen Hao, Ana Laura Elias, Rodolfo Cruz-Silva, Humberto R. Gutierrez, Yoong Ahm Kim, Hiroyuki Muramatsu, Jun Zhu, Morinobu Endo, Humberto Terrones, Jean-Christophe Charlier*, Minghu Pan*, Mauricio Terrones*. Nitrogen-doped graphene: beyond single substitution and enhanced molecular sensing. Scientific Reports, 2: 586 (2012). (Times Cited:549)

[43] Ruitao Lv, Tongxiang Cui, Mun-Suk Jun, Qiang Zhang, Anyuan Cao*, Dang Sheng Su, Zhengjun Zhang, Seong-Ho Yoon, Jin Miyawaki, Isao Mochida, Feiyu Kang*. Open-Ended, N-Doped Carbon Nanotube-Graphene Hybrid Nanostructures as High-Performance Catalyst Support. Advanced Functional Materials, 21: 999-1006 (2011). (Times Cited:347)

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