Academic Profile

Xiong Wen (David) Lou was born in Zhejiang, China, in 1978. He received his B.Eng. (2002) and M.Eng. (2006) in chemical engineering from the National University of Singapore. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Cornell University (with Professor Lynden A. Archer) in May 2008. He is currently a Full Professor in School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). As a leading author, he has published over 280 journal papers in peer-reviewed good journals, such as, Science, Science Advances, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Nature Energy, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Energy & Environmental Science, and so on. His papers are highly cited with a total ISI citation of over 82,000 (>92,000 Google Scholar) by December 2020 and an H-index of 172 (179 Google Scholar). He received several awards, including the Esso Gold Medal, the Austin Hooey Prize, and the Liu Memorial Awards. He is one winner of TR35@Singapore 2012 by MIT Technology Review. He also received the Young Scientist Award 2012 by Singapore National Academy of Sciences. He was listed as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 by Thomson Reuters.

Currently, he is an Associate Editor (since 2012) for Journal of Materials Chemistry A, and a Deputy Editor (since 2017) for Science Advances.

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Prof Lou Xiong Wen
Professor, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Nanomaterials for High-performance Lithium-ion Batteries and supercapacitors, Hollow nanostructures, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis
  • Advanced lithiophilic hollow nanostructures for high-performance lithium metal anodes

  • Engineering electrochemical CO2 reduction to fuels over hollow nano-materials

  • Hollow Composite Nanofibers For Efficient ElectrochemicalEnergy Storage And Conversion Technologies
  • H. B. Zhang, Y. Wang, S. W. Zuo, W. Zhou, J. Zhang, X. W. Lou*. (2021). Isolated Cobalt Centers on W18O49 Nanowires Perform as a Reaction Switch for Efficient CO2 Photoreduction. Journal of the American Chemical Society, accepted.

  • S. L. Zhang, B. Y. Guan, X. F. Lu,* S. B. Xi, Y. H. Du, X. W. Lou*. (2020). Metal atom-doped Co3O4 hierarchical nanoplates with superior electrocatalytic activity for oxygen evolution. Advanced Materials, 32, 2002235.

  • Y. Huang, Y. J. Fang, X. F. Lu, D. Y. Luan,* X. W. Lou*. (2020). Co3O4 Hollow Nanoparticles Embedded in Mesoporous Walls of Carbon Nanoboxes for Efficient Lithium Storage. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 59, 19914 –19918.

  • H. D. Yuan,+ J. W. Nai,+ H. Tian, Z. J. Ju. W. K. Zhang, Y. J. Liu, X. Y. Tao,* X. W. Lou*. (2020). An ultrastable lithium metal anode enabled by designed metal fluoride spansules. Science Advances, 6, eaaz3112.

  • X. L. Tian,+ X. Zhao,+ Y. Q. Su,+ L. J. Wang, H. M. Wang, D. Dang, B. Chi, H. F. Liu, E. J. M. Hensen, X. W. Lou,* B. Y. Xia,*. (2019). Engineering bunched Pt-Ni alloy nanocages for efficient oxygen reduction in practical fuel cells. Science, 366, 850-856.