Nano and Interfacial Catalysis Group

Dr. Guohui Zhang
2023-07-04 11:04:47

Professional Experience

03/2017-01/2021 Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, London UK

Educational Backgrounds

10/2012-09/2016 Ph.D. in Chemistry, The University of Warwick, UK

09/2010-06/2012 M.E. in Environmental Engineering, Shandong University, China.

09/2006-06/2010 B.E. in Environmental Engineering, Shandong University, China.

Research Interests

Scanning electrochemical imaging

Real time and in-situ characterization of electrochemical systems by coupled techniques

Electrochemical reactor design and optimisation


Book Chapter

Aleix G. Güell, Sze-yin Tan, Patrick R. Unwin, Guohui Zhang. Electrochemistry at Highly Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite (HOPG): Toward a New Perspective. Electrochemistry of Carbon Electrodes. Wiley-vch, 2016.


Representative Journal Publications

  1. Shiwen Li, Guohui Zhang,* Chao Wang, Caixia Meng, Xianjin Li, Yanxiao Ning, and Qiang Fu*. Visualizing Surface-enriched Li Storage with a Nanopore-array Model Battery. Nano Res. 2023, 16, 5026-5032.

  2. Shiwen Li, Guohui Zhang,* Caixia Meng, Chao Wang, Xianjin Li, Hanbing Liu, Yanxiao Ning, and Qiang Fu*. Deciphering the Effects of Electrolyte Concentration on the Performance of Lithium Batteries by Correlative Surface Characterization. J. Chem. Phys. 2022, 157, 224203.

  3. Guohui Zhang, Youxin Cui, Anthony Kucernak*. Real-Time in Situ Monitoring of CO2 Electroreduction in the Liquid and Gas Phases by Coupled Mass Spectrometry and Localized Electrochemistry. ACS Catal. 2022, 12, 10, 6180-6190.

  4. Shiwen Li, Chao Wang, Caixia Meng, Yanxiao Ning, Guohui Zhang,* and Qiang Fu*. Electrolyte-Dependent Formation of Solid Electrolyte Interphase and Ion Intercalation Revealed by in Situ Surface Characterizations. J. Energy Chem. 2022, 67, 718-726.

  5. Guohui Zhang, Anthony Kucernak*. Gas Accessible Membrane Electrode (GAME): A Versatile Platform for Elucidating Electrocatalytic Processes Using Real-Time and in Situ Hyphenated Electrochemical Techniques. ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 96849693.

  6. Guohui Zhang, Sze-yin Tan, Anisha N Patel, Patrick R Unwin*. Electrochemistry of Fe3+/2+ at Highly Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite (HOPG) Electrodes: Kinetics, Identification of Major Electroactive Sites and Time Effects on the Response. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, 32387-32395.

  7. Patrick R. Unwin,* Aleix G. Güell, Guohui Zhang. Nanoscale Electrochemistry of sp2 Carbon Materials: From Graphite and Graphene to Carbon Nanotubes. Acc. Chem. Res. 2016, 49, 2041–2048.

  8. Guohui Zhang, Marc Walker, Patrick R. Unwin*. Low-voltage Voltammetric Electrowetting of Graphite Surfaces by Ion Intercalation/De-intercalation. Langmuir 2016, 32, 7476–7484.

  9. Guohui Zhang, Aleix G. Güell,* Paul M Kirkman, Robert A Lazenby, Thomas S. Miller, Patrick R. Unwin*. Versatile Polymer-Free Graphene Transfer Method and Applications. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 8, 8008–8016.

  10. Anatolii S Cuharuc,† Guohui Zhang,† Patrick R Unwin*. Electrochemistry of Ferrocene Derivatives at Highly Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite (HOPG): Quantification and Impact of Surface Adsorption. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, 4966-4977. († equal contribution)

  11. Guohui Zhang, Anatolii S Cuharuc, Aleix Güell, Patrick R Unwin*. Electrochemistry at Highly Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite (HOPG): Lower Limit for the Kinetics of Outer-sphere Redox Processes and General Implications for Electron Transfer Models. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2015, 17, 11827-11838.

  12. Guohui Zhang, Paul M Kirkman, Anisha N Patel, Anatolii S Cuharuc, Kim McKelvey, Patrick R Unwin*. Molecular Functionalization of Graphite Surfaces: Basal Plane vs Step Edge Electrochemical Activity. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 11444–11451.



A Novel Electroplating/Electrodeposition Unit. ZL2011104162552 (Invention). China

A Series Rubber Dam System Design for the Purification of River Water. ZL2011205590280 (Utility Model). China

A New Method for Polyaniline-Microbe Composite Electrode Preparation. ZL2011101645645 (Invention). China




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