Liangbing Hu Wins Nano Letters Young Investigator Award

Nano Letters, in partnership with the ACS Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry, is pleased to announce the selection of Professor Liangbing Hu from the University of Maryland, College Park, as the winner of the 2017 Nano Letters Young Investigator Award.

Professor Hu was selected for this award for his contributions to the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of Science and Technology of China. Prof. Hu then went on to complete his Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles, with Professor George Gruner and then took a postdoctoral position at Stanford University working with Professor Yi Cui, who serves as Associate Editor of Nano Letters.

Professor Hu has published 150 research papers, including more than 20 in Nano Letters, where his research is focused on nanomaterials and emerging devices.

Professor Hu’s group has made several important discoveries, including a structure with pure wood cellulose that achieved both high optical haze and optical transmittance, which is attractive for lighting and solar cells. This research developed into the fabrication of transparent wood and transparent paper. In addition to developing transparent materials, Professor Hu’s group invented intercalation optoelectronics with the use of metal ion intercalation of 2D nanomaterials with an electrochemical method.

Nano Letters looks forward to Professor Liangbing Hu’s presentation at the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington, DC. this August.

View selected articles published by Liangbing Hu in ACS Publications journals:

Novel Nanostructured Paper with Ultrahigh Transparency and Ultrahigh Haze for Solar Cells

Nano Lett., 2014, 14 (2), pp 765–773
DOI: 10.1021/nl404101p

Transition from Superlithiophobicity to Superlithiophilicity of Garnet Solid-State Electrolyte

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138 (37), pp 12258–12262
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b06777

Reduced Graphene Oxide Films with Ultrahigh Conductivity as Li-Ion Battery Current Collectors

Nano Lett., 2016, 16 (6), pp 3616–3623
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b00743

Atomic-Layer-Deposition Oxide Nanoglue for Sodium Ion Batteries

Nano Lett., 2014, 14 (1), pp 139–147
DOI: 10.1021/nl4035626

Tin Anode for Sodium-Ion Batteries Using Natural Wood Fiber as a Mechanical Buffer and Electrolyte Reservoir

Nano Lett., 2013, 13 (7), pp 3093–3100
DOI: 10.1021/nl400998t

Carbon Nanotube Thin Films: Fabrication, Properties, and Applications

Chem. Rev., 2010, 110 (10), pp 5790–5844
DOI: 10.1021/cr9002962

Scalable Coating and Properties of Transparent, Flexible, Silver Nanowire Electrodes

ACS Nano, 2010, 4 (5), pp 2955–2963
DOI: 10.1021/nn1005232


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