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Dr. MAO Lu

Scientist I


Polymer Composite (PMC) Department


2 Fusionopolis Way, Innovis, #08-03, Singapore 138634

Research Details

  • Nanomaterials
  • electrochemistry 
  • energy storage and conversion 
  • water treatment


Design and synthesis of nanomaterials for energy storage 
  • Formulation and Oxygen Scavenging
  • Singapore Industrial Composites – WP2
  • Development of weak bonds in carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites
  • Oxygen-Barrier Flexible Packaging Solution
Aug 2017– present, Scientist I, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore
Aug 2015-Jul 2017, R&D Project Scientist, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
Aug 2013-Feb 2015, Research Fellow, National University of Singapore 

Ph.D. (Chemistry), National Univeristy of Singapore, 2013 
B. Sc. (Chemistry), Sichuan University, P. R. China, 2009                     

Membership of Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (SNIC), Singapore
1) Mao L., Guan C., Ke Q., Zhang Y., Wang J., 3D Nitrogen-containing graphene-nickel hydroxide electrode hydrogel for high-performance supercapacitor, Electrochim. Acta, 2016, 196, 653-660.
2) Mao L.*, Li M.*, Xue J., Wang J., Bendable graphene/conducting polymers hybrid films for freestanding electrodes with high volumetric capacitances, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 2951-2957. (* indicates the co-first authorship) 
3) Ke Q., Zheng M., Liu H., Guan C., Mao L., Wang J., 3D TiO2@Ni(OH)2 core-shell arrays with tunable nanostructure for hybrid supercapacitor application, Sci. Rep., 2015, 5, 13940.
4) Guan C., Liu J., Wang Y., Mao L., Fan Z., Shen Z., Zhang H., Wang J., Iron oxide-decorated carbon for supercapacitor anodes with ultrahigh energy density and outstanding cycling stability, ACS Nano, 2015, 9, 5198-5207
5) Mao L., Zhang Y., Hu Y., Ho K. H., Ke Q., Liu H., Wang J., Activation of sucrose-derived carbon spheres for high-performance supercapacitor electrodes. RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 9307-9313.
6) Liu H., Ho K. H., Hu Y., Ke Q., Mao L., Zhang Y., Wang J., Doping cobalt hydroxide nanowires for better supercapacitor performance. Acta Mater., 2015, 84, 20-28.
7) Guan C., Li X., Yu H., Mao L., Wong L. H., Yan, Q., Wang J., A novel hollowed CoO-in-CoSnO3 nanostructure with enhanced lithium storage capabilities Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 13824-13830.
8) Mao L., Li Y., Chi C., On Chan H. S., Wu J., Conjugated polyfluorene imidazolium ionic liquids intercalated reduced graphene oxide for high performance supercapacitor electrode. Nano Energy, 2014, 6, 119-128.
9) Mao L., Zhang K., On Chan H. S., Wu J., Surfactant-stabilized graphene/polyaniline nanofiber composites for high performance supercapacitor electrode. J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22 (1), 80-85. 
10) Mao L., Zhang K., On Chan H. S., Wu J., Nanostructured MnO2/graphene composites for supercapacitor electrodes: the effect of morphology, crystallinity and composition. J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22 (5), 1845-1851. 
11) Mao L., Chan H. S. O., Wu J., Cetyltrimethylammonium bromide intercalated graphene/polypyrrole nanowire composites for high performance supercapacitor electrode. RSC Adv., 2012, 2 (28), 10610-10617. 
12) Zhang K., Mao L., Zhang L. L., On Chan H. S., Zhao X. S.; Wu, J., Surfactant-intercalated, chemically reduced graphene oxide for high performance supercapacitor electrodes. J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21 (20), 7302-7307.

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