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Fei Meng, Ph.D. – Nanomaterials and Renewable Energies



Ph.D. in Chemistry - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

B.S., Chemistry - Peking University

Research interest:

Dr Meng’s research interest focuses on synthesis of nanomaterials and their application in catalysis and renewable energy.

Publications and Patents:

Fu, Y.; Meng, F.; Rowley, M. B.; Thompson, B. J.; Shearer, M. J.; Ma, D.; Hamers, R. J.; Wright, J. C.; Jin, S.; “Solution Growth of Single Crystal Methylammonium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanostructures for Optoelectronic and Photovoltaic Applications”; J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 5810.

Zhu, H.; Fu, Y.; Meng, F.; Wu, X.; Gong, Z.; Ding, Q.; Gustafsson, M. V.; Trinh, M. T.; Jin, S.; Zhu, X-Y; “Lead halide perovskite nanowire lasers with low lasing thresholds and high quality factors”, Nature Mater., 2015, 14, 636.

Chen, X.; Weathers, A.; Carrete, J.; Mukhopadhyay, S.; Delaire, O.; Stewart, D. A.; Mingo, N.; Girard, S. N.; Ma, J.; Abernathy, D. L.; Yan, J.; Sheshka, R.; Sellan, D. P.; Meng, F.; Jin, S.; Zhou, J.; Shi, L.; “Twisting phonons in complex crystals with quasi-one-dimensional substructures”, Nature Commun., 2015, ASAP, DOI:10.1038/ncomms7723

Liang, H.; Meng, F.; Cabán-Acevedo, M.; Li, L.; Forticaux, A.; Xiu, L.; Wang, Z.; Jin, S.; “Hydrothermal Continuous Flow Synthesis and Exfoliation of NiCo Layered Double Hydroxide Nanosheets for Enhanced Oxygen Evolution Catalysis”, Nano Lett., 2015, 15, 1421.

Zhang, X.; Meng, F.; Mao, S.; Ding, Q.; Melinda, J.S.; Faber, M.S.; Chen, J.; Hamers, R.J.; Jin, S. “Amorphous MoSxCly electrocatalyst supported by vertical graphene for efficient electrochemical and photoelectrochemical hydrogen generation”, Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, 8, 862.

Girard, S. N.; Chen, X.; Meng, F.; Pokhrel, A.; Zhou, J.; Shi, L.; Jin, S. “Thermoelectric Properties of Undoped High Purity Higher Manganese Silicides Grown by Chemical Vapor Transport, Chem. Mater., 2014, 26, 5097.

Ding, Q.; Meng, F.; English, C.; Cabán-Acevedo, M.; Shearer, M.; Liang, D.; Daniel, A.; Hamers, R.; Jin, S. “Efficient Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Generation Using Heterostructures of Si and Chemically Exfoliated Metallic MoS2”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 8504.

Lukowski, M.; Daniel, A.; English, C.; Meng, F.; Forticaux, A.; Hamers, R.; Jin, S. “Highly Active Hydrogen Evolution Catalysis from Metallic WS2 Nanosheets”, Energy Environ. Sci. 2014, 7, 2608.

Chen, X.; Girard, S.; Meng, F.; Lara-Curzio, E.; Jin, S.; Goodenough, J.; Zhou, J.; Shi, L.; “Approaching the Minimum Thermal Conductivity in Rhenium-Substituted Higher Manganese Silicides”, Adv. Energy Mater. 2014, 140052.

Zhang, X.; Meng, F.; Christianson, J.R.; Arroyo, C.; Lukowski, M.A.; Liang, D.; Schmidt, J.R.; Jin, S. “Vertical Heterostructures of Layered Metal Chalcogenides by van der Waals Epitaxy”, Nano Lett. 2014, 14, 3047.

Meng, F.; Estruga, M.; Forticaux, A.; Morin, S.; Wu, Q.; Hu, Z.; Jin, S. “Formation of Stacking Faults and the Screw Dislocation-Driven Growth: A Case Study of Aluminum Nitride Nanowires”, ACS Nano 2013, 7, 11369

Lukowski, M.; Daniel, A.; Meng, F.; Forticaux, A.; Li, L.; Jin, S. “Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution Catalysis from Chemically Exfoliated Metallic MoS2 Nanosheets”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 10274.

Meng, F.; Morin, S.; Forticaux, A.; Jin, S. “Screw Dislocation-Driven Growth of Nanomaterials”, Acc. Chem. Res. 2013, 46, 1616. (Cover article)

Franking, R.; Li, L.; Lukowski, M.; Meng, F.; Tan, Y.; Hamers, R.; Jin, S. “Facile Post-Growth Doping of Nanostructured Hematite Photoanodes for Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation”, Energy Environ. Sci. 2013, 6, 500. 

Meng, F.; Morin, S.; Jin, S.  “Growth of Nanomaterials by Screw Dislocation” in “Springer Handbook of Nanomaterials”, Edited by Vajtai, R., Springer, 2013 (Book chapter)

Li, L.; Meng, F.; Jin, S. “High-Capacity Lithium-Ion Battery Conversion Cathodes Based on Iron Fluoride Nanowires and Insights into the Conversion Mechanism” Nano Lett. 2012, 12, 6030.

Estruga, M.; Meng, F.; Li, L.; Chen, L.; Li, X.; Jin, S. “Large-scale solution synthesis of a-AlF3·3H2O nanorods under low supersaturation conditions and their conversion to porous b-AlF3 nanorods”, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 20991.

Meng, F.;* Wu, H.; Li, L.; Jin, S.; Zheng, G. “Dislocation-Driven CdS and CdSe Nanowire Growth”, ACS Nano 2012, 6, 4461.  * equal contribution.

Li, L.; Yu, Y.; Meng, F.; Tan, Y.; Hamers, R.; Jin, S. “Facile Solution Synthesis of α-FeF3·3H2O Nanowires and Their Conversion to α-Fe2O3 Nanowires for Photoelectrochemical Application”, Nano Lett. 2012, 12, 724.

Meng, F.; Jin, S. “The Solution Growth of Copper Nanowires and Nanotubes is Driven by Screw Dislocations”, Nano Lett., 2012, 12, 234

Meng, F.;* Hacialioglu, S.; Jin, S.; “Facile Large-Scale Solution Synthesis of Cu2O Nanowires and Nanotubes Driven by Screw Dislocations”, Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 1174. * equal contribution.

Meng, F.; Morin, S.; Jin,S. “Rational Solution Growth of α-FeOOH Nanowires Driven by Screw Dislocations and Their Conversion to α-Fe2O3 Nanowires”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 8408.

Huang, T.; Meng, F.; Qi, L. “Controlled synthesis of dendritic gold nanostructures assisted by supramolecular complexes of surfactant with cyclodextrin”, Langmuir 2010, 26, 7582.

Huang, T.; Meng, F.; Qi, L. “Facile synthesis and one-dimensional assembly of cyclodextrin-capped gold nanoparticles and their applications in catalysis and surface-enhanced Raman scattering”, J. Phys. Chem. C  2009, 113, 13636.