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Chaojiang Niu

Chaojiang Niu

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Dr. Chaojiang Niu is currently a Post Doctorate Research Associate in the Electrochemical Materials and Systems Group in the Energy Processes and Materials Division at PNNL. He focuses on developing high energy density batteries, developing novel anode and cathode, improving assembling technology in coin cells and pouch cells. Dr. Niu has more than 20 papers published in peer reviewed professional journals including Nature Commun. and Nano Lett.

Research Interests

  • Dr. Niu's research interests include develop novel electrode materials and assemble pouch cells.

Education and Credentials

  • 2012/12-2016/06, State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Ph, D.
  • 2010/09-2012/12, State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, M. E.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Nature Conference on Materials for Energy 2016 Best Poster Award
  • Nano Research Poster Award 2015 (Golden Award)
  • The Outstanding Graduate Student of Wuhan University of Technology

PNNL Publications


  • Hu J., B. Wu, X. Cao, Y. Bi, S. Chae, C. Niu, and B. Xiao, et al. 2020. "Evolution of the Rate-Limiting step: From Thin Film to Thick Ni-rich Cathodes." Journal of Power Sources 454. PNNL-SA-150400. doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.227966


  • Cao X., X. Ren, L. Zou, M.H. Engelhard, W. Huang, H. Wang, and B.E. Matthews, et al. 2019. "Monolithic solid-electrolyte interphases formed in fluorinated orthoformate-based electrolytes minimize Li depletion and pulverization." Nature Energy 4, no. 9:796-805. PNNL-SA-141828. doi:10.1038/s41560-019-0464-5
  • Cao X., Y. Xu, L. Zhang, M.H. Engelhard, L. Zhong, X. Ren, and H. Jia, et al. 2019. "Nonflammable Electrolytes for Lithium Ion Batteries Enabled by Ultraconformal Passivation Interphases." ACS Energy Letters 4, no. 10:2529-2534. PNNL-SA-145269. doi:10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01926
  • Chen S., C. Niu, H. Lee, Q. Li, L. Yu, W. Xu, and J. Zhang, et al. 2019. "Critical Parameters for Evaluating Coin Cells and Pouch Cells of Rechargeable Li-Metal Batteries." Joule 3, no. 4:1094-1105. PNNL-SA-131547. doi:10.1016/j.joule.2019.02.004
  • Niu C., H. Lee, S. Chen, Q. Li, J. Du, W. Xu, and J. Zhang, et al. 2019. "High-energy lithium metal pouch cells with limited anode swelling and long stable cycles." Nature Energy 4, no. 7:551-559. PNNL-SA-139913. doi:10.1038/s41560-019-0390-6
  • Ren X., L. Zou, S. Jiao, D. Mei, M.H. Engelhard, Q. Li, and H. Lee, et al. 2019. "High-Concentration Ether Electrolytes for Stable High-Voltage Lithium Metal Batteries." ACS Energy Letters 4, no. 4:896-902. PNNL-SA-134330. doi:10.1021/acsenergylett.9b00381
  • Ren X., L. Zou, X. Cao, M.H. Engelhard, W. Liu, S.D. Burton, and H. Lee, et al. 2019. "Enabling High-Voltage Lithium-Metal Batteries under Practical Conditions." Joule 3, no. 7:1662-1676. PNNL-SA-140396. doi:10.1016/j.joule.2019.05.006
  • Wu B., Y. Yang, D. Liu, C. Niu, M.E. Gross, L.M. Seymour, and H. Lee, et al. 2019. "Good Practices for Rechargeable Lithium Metal Batteries." Journal of the Electrochemical Society 166, no. 16:A4141-A4149. PNNL-SA-145180. doi:10.1149/2.0691916jes


  • Chen S., J. Zheng, L. Yu, X. Ren, M.H. Engelhard, C. Niu, and H. Lee, et al. 2018. "High-Efficiency Lithium Metal Batteries with Fire-Retardant Electrolytes." Joule 2, no. 8:1548-1558. PNNL-SA-131864. doi:10.1016/j.joule.2018.05.002


  • Lee H., X. Ren, C. Niu, L. Yu, M.H. Engelhard, I. Cho, and M. Ryou, et al. 2017. "Suppressing Lithium Dendrite Growth by Metallic Coating on Separator." Advanced Functional Materials 27, no. 45:Article No. 1704391. PNNL-SA-127900. doi:10.1002/adfm.201704391

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