Selected publications:
16. X. Hong#, J. Mei#, L. Wen, Y. Tong, A. Vadileff, L. Wang, J. Liang*, Z. Q. Sun*, S. Dou, “Non-Lithium Metal-Sulfur Batteries: Steps towards a Leap,”
Advanced Materials, 30 (2018) 1802822 (IF = 21.95)
15. Z. Wu, L. Li, T. Liao, X. Chen, W. Jiang, W. Luo*, J. Yang*, Z. Q. Sun*, "Janus nanoarchitectures: From structural design to catalytic applications," 
Nano Today, 22 (2018) 62-82. (IF = 17.753)
14. T. Liao*, L. Kou, A. Du, Y. T. Gu, Z. Q. Sun*, "The Simplest MOF Units for Effective Photodriven Hydrogen Evolution Reaction",
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140 (2018), 9159-9166.  (IF = 14.357)
13. J. Mei, Y. W. Zhang, T. Liao, Z. Q. Sun*, S. X. Dou, "Strategies for improving the lithium storage performance of 2D nanomaterials,"
National Science Review, 5 (2018) 389-416. [Invited review(IF = 9.408)
12. J. Mei, T. Liao, L. Kou, Z. Q. Sun*, "Two-dimensional metal oxide nanomaterials for next-generation rechargeable batteries,
Advanced Materials, 29 (2017) 1700176. [Invited review] (Cover article(IF = 21.95)
11. Y. Dou, D. Tian*, Z. Q. Sun*, Q. Liu, N. Zhang, J. H. Kim, L. Jiang, S. X. Dou, “Fish-gill inspired crossflow for efficient and continuous collection of spilled oil,” 
ACS Nano, 11 (2017) 2477-2485. (IF = 13.33)
10. T. Liao, Z. Q. Sun*, J. H. Kim, S. X. Dou*, "Theoretically designed metal-welded carbon nanotubes: Extraordinary electronic properties and promoted catalytic performance,"
Nano Energy, 32 (2017) 209-215. (IF = 13.12)
9. Z. Q. Sun*T. Liao, L. Z. Kou, “Strategies for designing metal oxide nanostructures”
Science China Materials, 60 (2017) 1-24. [Review article]
8. Y. H. Dou, T. Liao, Z. Ma. D. Tian, Q. Liu, F. Xiao, Z. Q. Sun*, J. H. Kim, S. X. Dou*, “Graphene-like holey Co3O4 nanosheets as a highly efficient catalyst for oxygen evolution reaction,”
Nano Energy, 30 (2016) 267-275. (IF = 13.12)
7Y. Dou, J. Xu, B. Yuan, Q. Liu, Z. Q. Sun*, S. X. Dou*, "Atomic Layer-by-layer Co3O4/grapheme composite for high performance lithium-ion batteries,"
Advanced Energy Materials, 6 (2016) 1501835. (Highly Cited Article) (IF = 16.15)
6Z. Q. SunT. Liao, W. X. Li, Y. Dou, K. S. Liu, L. Jiang, S. W. Kim, J. H. Kim, S. X. Dou, "Fish-scale bio-inspired multifunctional ZnO nanostructures,"
NPG Asia Materials, 7 (2015) e232. (IF = 10.12)
5Q. Liu, Z. Q. Sun*, Y. Dou, J. H. Kim, S. X. Dou, "Two-step self-assembly of hierarchically-ordered nanostructures,"

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3 (2015), 11688-11699. [Invited review] (IF = 9.93)

4Z. Q. Sun, M. S. Li, Y. C. Zhou, “Recent Progress on Synthesis, Multi-scale Structure, and Properties of Y-Si-O Oxides”

International Materials Reviews, 59, (2014) 357-383.  [Invited Review] (IF = 12.703)

3Z. Q. Sun, T. Liao, K. Liu, L. Jiang, J. H. Kim, S. X. Dou, “Fly-eye inspired superhydrophobic anti-fogging inorganic nanostructures,”

Small, 10, 3001-3006 (2014) [Cover article] (Highlighted by Discovery NewsABC (Australian National Broadcasting Company) Science NewsPhys.OrgIllawarra NewspaperBusiness Standard, etc) (IF = 9.589)

2. Z. Q. Sun, T. Liao, S. M. Hwang, M. S. Park, L. Jiang, J. H. Kim, S. X. Dou, "Generalized self-assembly of scalable two-dimensional transition metal oxide nanosheets,"

Nature Communications5 (2014) 3813. (Highly Cited Article(IF = 11.47)

1Z. Q. Sun, J. H. Kim, Y. Zhao, F. Bijarbooneh, V. Malgras, Y. Lee, Y. M. Kang, and S. X. Dou, “Rational design of 3D dendritic TiO2 nanostructures with favorable architectures,”
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133 (2011) 19314-19317. (Highly Cited Article) (IF = 12.11)
 
 
Full list of Peer-reviewed journal articles:
(Full text can also be downloaded at ResearchGate)

[2018]

91. X. Hong#, J. Mei#, L. Wen, Y. Tong, A. Vadileff, L. Wang, J. Liang*, Z. Q. Sun*, S. Dou, “Non-Lithium Metal-Sulfur Batteries: Steps towards a Leap,” Adv. Mater., 30 (2018) 1802822; DOI:10.1002/adma.201802822.

90. Z. Wu, L. Li, T. Liao, X. Chen, W. Jiang, W. Luo*, J. Yang*, Z. Q. Sun*, "Janus nanoarchitectures: From structural design to catalytic applications," Nano Today, 22 (2018) 62-82.

89. T. Liao*, L. Kou, A. Du, Y. T. Gu, Z. Q. Sun*, "The Simplest MOF Units for Effective Photodriven Hydrogen Evolution Reaction", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 140 (2018) 9159-9166.

88. T. Meng, R. Zeng, Z. Q. Sun, F. Yi, D. Shu, K. Li, S. Li, F. Zhang, H. Cheng, C. He, “Chitosan-confined synthesis of N-doped and carbon-coated Li4Ti5O12 nanoparticles with enhanced lithium storage for lithium-ion batteries,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 165 (2018) A1046-A1053.

87. Y. Dou, L. Zhang, J. Xu, C. T. He, X. Xu, Z. Q. Sun, T. Liao, B. Nagy, P. Liu, S. X. Dou, “Manipulating the Architecture of Atomically Thin Transition Metal (Hydr) oxides for Enhanced Oxygen Evolution Catalysis”, ACS Nano, 12 (2018) 1878-1886

86. S. N. S. Hapuarachchi, Z. Q. Sun*, C. Yan*, “Advances in In Situ Techniques for Characterization of Failure Mechanisms of Li‐Ion Battery Anodes,” Adv. Sustainable Syst., 2 (2018) 1700182

85. Liao*, L. Kou, A. Du, L. Chen, C. Cao, Z. Q. Sun*, “H2S Sensing and Splitting on Atom‐Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes: A Theoretical Study,” Adv. Theory Simul., 1 (2018) 1700033

84. J. Mei, Y. W. Zhang, T. Liao, Z. Q. Sun*, S. X. Dou, "Strategies for improving the lithium storage performance of 2D nanomaterials,"Natl. Sci. Rev., 5 (2018) 389-416.

83. J. Mei, T. Liao, Z. Q. Sun*, “Two-dimensional metal oxide nanomaterials for rechargeable batteries – a mini review,” J. Energy Chem., 27 (2018) 117-127. 

82. H. Dong, T. Xu, Z. Q. Sun, Q. Zhang, X. Wu, L. He, F. Xu, L. Sun, “Simultaneous atomic-level visualization and high precision photocurrent measurements on photoelectric devices by in situ TEM,” RSC Adv., 8 (2018) 948-953.

[2017] 

81. J. Mei, T. Liao, L. Kou, Z. Q. Sun*, "Two-dimensional metal oxide nanomaterials for next-generation rechargeable batteries,Adv. Mater., 29 (2017) 1700176. (Cover article)

80. H. Feng, J. Zhuang, A. D. Slattery, L. Wang, Z. Xu, X. Xu, D. Mitchell, T. Zheng, S. Li, M. Higgins, L. Ren, Z. Q. Sun, S. X. Dou, Y. Du, W. Hao, "Construction of two-dimensional lateral pseudoheterostructures by strain engineering,2D Mater., 4 (2017) 025102.

79. Y. Dou, L. Zhang, X. Xu, Z. Q. Sun, T. Liao, S. X. Dou, “Atomically thin non-layered nanomaterials for energy storage and conversion,” Chem. Soc. Rev., 46 (2017) 7338-7373

78. L. Kou, Y. Ma, Z. Q. Sun, H. Thomas, C. Chen, "Two Dimensional Topological Insulators: Progress and Prospects", J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 8 (2017) 1905-1919.

77. T Liao, Z. Q. Sun*, S. X. Dou, "Theoretically manipulating quantum dots on two-dimensional (2D) TiO2 monolayer for effective visible light absorption," ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 9 (2017) 8255-8262.

76. Y. Dou, D. Tian*, Z. Q. Sun*, Q. Liu, N. Zhang, J. H. Kim, L. Jiang, S. X. Dou, “Fish-gill inspired crossflow for efficient and continuous collection of spilled oil,” ACS Nano, 11 (2017) 2477-2485.

75. H. Zhang, Y. Xie, X. Chen, T. Jia, W. Huang, S. Luo, Q. Hou, R. Zeng, Z. Q. Sun, "Naphthalene Diimide-Ethylene Conjugated Copolymer as Cathode Material for Lithium Ion Batteries," J. Electrochem. Soc., 164 (2017) A290-A294.

74. L. Sheng, T. Liao, L. Kou, Z. Q. Sun*, "Single-crystalline ultrathin 2D TiO2 nanosheets: A bridge towards superior photovoltaic devices," Mater. Today Energy, 3 (2017) 32-39. 

73. T. Liao, Z. Q. Sun*, J. H. Kim, S. X. Dou*, "Theoretically designed metal-welded carbon nanotubes: Extraordinary electronic properties and promoted catalytic performance," Nano Energy, 32 (2017) 209-215.

72. Z. Q. Sun*T. Liao, L. Z. Kou, “Strategies for designing metal oxide nanostructures” Sci. China Mater., 60 (2017) 1-24. [Review article]

71. Q. Liu, Z. Hu, M. Chen, Q. Gu*, Y. Dou, Z. Q. Sun*, S. L. Chou*, S. X. Dou, “Multi-angular Rod-Shape Na0.44MnO2 as Cathode Materials with High-Rate and Long-Life for Sodium-Ion Batteries,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 9 (2017) 3644-3652.

70. Y. H. Dou, Y. Wang, D. Tian, J. Xu, J. Zhang, Q. Liu, B. Ruan, J. Ma*, Z. Q. Sun*, S. X. Dou*, “Atomically thin Co3O4 nanosheet-coated stainless steel mesh with enhanced capacitive Na+ storage for high-performance sodium-ion batteries,” 2D Mater., 4 (2017) 015022.

69. W. X. Li, Z. Q. Sun, S. X. Dou, “Magnetic Characterization of Nanodendritic Platinum” in Magnetic Characterization Techniques for Nanomaterials, Edited by Challa S.S.R. Kumar, Springer 2017 (ISBN 3662527790) [Book Chapter]

[2016]

68. L. Kou, Y. Ma, C. Tang, Z. Q. Sun, A. Du, C. Chen, “Auxetic and ferroelastic borophane: a novel 2D material with negative passion’s ratio and switchable dirac transport channels,” Nano Lett., 16 (2016) 7910-7914, .

67. Z. Q. Sun*T. Liao, L. Sheng, J. H. Kim, S. X. Dou, J. Bell, “Fly Compound-eye inspired inorganic nanostructures with extraordinary visible-light responses,” Mater. Today Chem., 1-2 (2016) 84-89.

66. L. Kou, Y. Ma, L. Zhou, Z. Q. Sun, Y. T. Gu, A. Du, S. Smith, C. Chen, “High-Mobility Anisotropic Transport in Few-layer γ-B28 Films,” Nanoscale, 8 (2016) 20111-20117.

65. Y. H. Dou, T. Liao, Z. Ma. D. Tian, Q. Liu, F. Xiao, Z. Q. Sun*, J. H. Kim, S. X. Dou*, “Graphene-like holey Co3O4 nanosheets as a highly efficient catalyst for oxygen evolution reaction,” Nano Energy, 30 (2016) 267-275.

64. Z. Q. Sun*T. Liao, L. Y. Sheng, L. Z. Kou, J. H. Kim*, S. X. Dou, "Deliberate design of TiO2 nanostructures towards superior photovoltaic cells," Chemistry - a European Journal, 22 (2016) 11357-11364.

63. W. Sun, X. Rui, D. Zhang, Y. Jiang, Z. Q. Sun, H. Liu, S. X. Dou, "Bismuth sulfide: a high-capacity anode for sodium-ion batteries," Journal of Power Sources, 309 (2016) 135-140.

62. Q. Liu, Y. Dou, B. Yuan, Z. Q. Sun*, S. Chou*, S. X. Dou, "Carbon-coated hierarchical SnO2 hollow spheres for lithium ion batteries," Chemistry - a European Journal, 22 (2016) 5853-5857.

61. Y. Dou, J. Xu, B. Yuan, Q. Liu, Z. Q. Sun*, S. X. Dou*, "Atomic Layer-by-layer Co3O4/grapheme composite for high performance lithium-ion batteries," Advanced Energy Materials, 6 (2016)1501835. (Highly Cited Article)

[2015]

60. Z. Q. SunT. Liao, W. X. Li, Y. Dou, K. S. Liu, L. Jiang, S. W. Kim, J. H. Kim, S. X. Dou, "Fish-scale bio-inspired multifunctional ZnO nanostructures," NPG Asia Materials, 7 (2015) e232.

59. H. Zheng, S. Wang, J. Wang, J. Wang, L. Li, S. X. Dou, C. Feng*, Z. Q. Sun*, "3D Fe2(MoO4)2 microspheres with nanosheet constituents as high-performance anode materials for lithium-ion batteries," Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 17 (2015) 1-8. 

58. W. Sun, X. Rui, D. Yang, Z. Q. Sun, B. Li, W. Zhang, Y. Zong, S. Madhavi, S. X. Dou, Q. Yan, "Two-dimensional tin disulfide nanosheets for enhanced sodium storage," ACS Nano, 9 (2015) 11371-11381.

57. L. Kou, X. Tan, Y. Ma, H. Tahini, L. Zhou, Z. Q. Sun, A. Du, C. Chen, S. C. Smith, "Tetragonal bismuth bilayer: a stable and robust quantum spin Hall insulator," 2D Materials, 2 (2015) 045010.

56. L. Y. Yang, H. Z. Li, J. Liu, Z. Q. Sun, S. S. Tang, M. Lei, "Dual yolk-shell structure of carbon and silica-coated silicon for high-performance lithium-ion batteries," Scientific Reports, 5 (2015) 10908. 

55. Q. Liu, Z. Q. Sun*, Y. Dou, J. H. Kim, S. X. Dou, "Two-step self-assembly of hierarchically-ordered nanostructures,"

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3 (2015), 11688-11699. [Invited Highlight article]

54. W. X. Li*, X. Y. Cui, R. Zeng, G. D. Du, Z. Q. Sun*, R. K. Zheng, S. P. Ringer, S. X. Dou, “Performance modulation of a-MnO2 nanowires by crystal facet engineering,”

Scientific Reports, 5 (2015) 8987.

[2014]

53Z. Q. Sun, T. Liao, S. M. Hwang, M. S. Park, L. Jiang, J. H. Kim, S. X. Dou, "Generalized self-assembly of scalable two-dimensional transition metal oxide nanosheets,"

Nature Communications, 5 (2014) 3813. [PDF] (Highly Cited Article)

52Z. Q. Sun, T. Liao, K. Liu, L. Jiang, J. H. Kim, S. X. Dou, “Fly-eye inspired superhydrophobic anti-fogging inorganic nanostructures,”

Small, 10, 3001-3006 (2014) [Cover article]

51Z. Q. Sun, M. S. Li, Y. C. Zhou, “Recent Progress on Synthesis, Multi-scale Structure, and Properties of Y-Si-O Oxides”

International Materials Reviews, 59, 357-383, (2014) [Invited Review]

50. W. X. Li*, R. Zeng, Z. Q. Sun*, D. Tian, S. X. Dou, “Uncoupled surface spin induced exchange bias in a-MnO2 nanowires,”

Scientific Reports, 4 (2014) 6641.

49. L. Wang, J. Shang, W. Hao, S. Jiang, S. Huang, T. Wang, Z. Q. Sun, Y. Du, S. Dou, T. Xie, D. Wang, J. Wang, “A dye-sensitized visible light photocatalyst – Bi24O31Cl10,”

Scientific Reports, 4 (2014) 7384.

48. J. Wang, C. Q. Feng, Z. Q. Sun, S. Chou, H. K. Liu, J. Z. Wang, “In-situ one-step hydrothermal synthesis of a lead germinate-graphene composite as a novel anode materials for lithium-ion batteries,”

Scientific Reports, 4 (2014) 7030.

47. R. R. Salunkhe, Y. Kamachi, N. L. Torad, S. M. Hwang, Z. Q. Sun, S. X. Dou, J. H. Kim, Y. Yamauchi, “Fabrication of symmetric supercapacitors based on MOF-derived nanoporous carbons,”

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 (2014) 19848-19854.

46. T. Liao, Z. Q. Sun, C. H. Sun, D. J. Searles, Electronic coupling and catalytic effect on H2 evolution of MoS2/graphene nanocatalyst,

Scientific Reports, 4 (2014) 6256.

45. M. V. Madsen, S. A. Gevorgyan, … Z. Q. Sun, … F. C. Krebs (90 authors in total), “Worldwide outdoor round robin study of organic photovoltaic devices and modules,”

Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 130 (2014) 281-290.

44. W. X. Li, Z. Q. Sun, D. Tian, I. P. Nevirkovets, S. X. Dou, “Platinum dendritic nanoparticles with magnetic behavior,”

Journal of Applied Physics114 (2014) 033911.

43V. Malgras, P. Jood, Z. Q. Sun, S. X. Dou, Y. Yamauchi, J. H. Kim, “Channeled porous TiO2 synthesized with a water-in-oil microemulsion,”

Chemistry - A European Journal, 20 (2014) 10451-10455.

42. J. Lin, Y. Heo, A. Nattestad, Z. Q. Sun, L. Wang, J. H. Kim, S. X. Dou, “3D hierarchical rutile TiO2 and metal-free organic sensitized producing dye-sensitized solar cells 8.6% conversion efficiency,”

Scientific Reports4 (2014) 5769

41M. Mustapic, J. Horvat, M. S. Hossain, Z. Q. Sun, Z. Skoko, D. R. G. Mitchell, S. X. Dou, “Novel synthesis of superparamagnetic Ni–Co–B nanoparticles and their effect on superconductor properties of MgB2”,

Acta Materialia, 70 (2014) 298-306

40. X. Jin, B. Shi, L. Zheng, X. Pei, X. Zhang, Z. Q. Sun, Y. Du, J. H. Kim, X. Wang, Sh. Dou, K. Liu, L. Jiang, “Bio-inspired multifunctional metallic foams through the fusion of different biological solutions”,

Advanced Functional Materials, 24 (2014) 2721-2726. [Cover article]

39. J. Kim, M. S. Park, S. M. Hwang, Y. Heo, T. Liao, Z. Q. Sun, J. H. Park, K. J. Kim, G. Jeong, Y. J. Kim, J. H. Kim, S. X. Dou, “Atomic insights into Zr4+ doping in Li4Ti5O12 anode for the lithium rechargeable battery: Open Li+ diffusion paths through structural imperfection”

ChemSusChem, 7 (2014) 1451-1457. [Back Cover]

38J. Wang, J. Z. Wang, Z. Q. Sun, X. W. Gao, C. Zhang, S. L. Chou, H. K. Liu, “Germanium/Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Composite Paper as a Free-Standing Anode for Lithium-ion Batteries”,

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 (2014) 4613-4618.

37. Y. Li, B. P. Bastakoti, M. Imura, S. M. Hwang, Z. Q. Sun, J. H. Kim, S. X. Dou, and Y. Yamauchi, “Synthesis of Mesoporous TiO2-SiO2Hybrid Film as Efficient Photocatalyst by ‘Polymeric Micelle Assembly’,”

Chemistry - A European Journal20 (2014) 6027-6032.

[2013]

36. Z. Q. Sun, T. Liao, K. Liu, L. Jiang, J. H. Kim, S. X. Dou, “Robust superhydrophobicity of hierarchical ZnO hollow microspheres through two-step self-assembly,”

Nano Research, 6 (2013) 726-735. [Cover article]

35Z. Q. Sun, J. H. Kim, Y. Zhao, A. Darren, S. X. Dou, “'Morphology-controllable 1D-3D Nanostructed TiO2 Bilayer Photoanodes for Dye-sensitized Solar Cells,”

Chemical Communications, 49 (2013) 966-968. [Cover articleHighly Cited paper identified by Essential Science Indicator 2013].

34Z. Q. Sun, T. Liao, J. G. Kim, K. Liu, L. Jiang, J. H. Kim, S. X. Dou, “Architecture Designed ZnO Hollow Microspheres with Wide-range Visible-light Photoresponses,

Journal of Materials Chemistry C1 (2013) 6924-6929. [Cover article]

33Z. Q. Sun, L. Wu, M. S. Li, Y. C. Zhou, “Preparation of Y2Si2O7/ZrO2 Composites and Their Composition-Mechanical Properties-Tribology Relationships”

Journal of the American Ceramic Society96 (2013) 3228-3238

32. T. Liao, T. Sasaki, and Z. Q. Sun, “The oxygen migration in the apatite-type lanthanum silicate with the cation substitution,

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics15 (2013) 17553-17559.

31. F. H. Bijarbooneh, Y. Zhao, Z. Q. Sun, Y. U. Heo, V. Malgras, J. H. Kim, S. X. Dou, “Structurally stabilized mesoporous TiO2 nanofibres for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells,”

APL Materials, 1 (2013) 032106.

30. F. H. Bijarbooneh, Y. Zhao, J. H. Kim, Z. Q. Sun, C. Malgras, S. H. Aboutalebi, Y. Ueo, M. Ikegami, S. X. Dou, “Aqueous Colloidal Stability Evaluated by Zeta Potential Measurement and Resultant TiO2 for Superior Photovoltaic Performance,”

Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 96 (2013) 2636-2643.

29. T. Liao, C. Sun, Z. Q. Sun, A. Du, S. Smith, “Chemically Modified Ribbon Edge Stimulated H2 Dissociation: A First-Principles Computational Study,”

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15 (2013) 8054-8057.

[2012]

28Z. Q. Sun, J. H. Kim, Y. Zhao, F. Bijarbooneh, V. Malgras, S. X. Dou, “Improved Photovoltaic Performance of Dye-sensitized Solar Cells with Modified Self-assembling Highly-ordered Mesoporous TiO2 Photoanodes,”

Journal of Materials Chemistry22 (2012) 11711-11719.

27Z. Q. Sun, J. H. Kim, T. Liao, Y. Zhao, F. Bijarbooneh, V. Malgras, S. X. Dou, “Controlled Growth of Morphology Continually Adjustable Oriented 1D TiO2 Nanostructure Arrays and Related Application in Dye-sensitized Solar Cells,”

CrystEngComm.14 (2012) 5472-5478.

26Z. Q. Sun, E. Fabbri, L. Bi and E. Traversa, “Electrochemical properties and intermediate-temperature fuel cell performance of dense yttrium-doped barium zirconate with calcium addition,”

Journal of the American Ceramic Society95 (2012) 627-635.

25. T. Liao, C. H. Sun, Z. Q. Sun, A. J. Du, D. H. Jurcakova, S. Smith. “How to Achieve Maximum Charge Carrier Loading on Heteroatom-Substituted Graphene Nanoribbon Edges: Density Functional Theory Study,”

Journal of Materials Chemistry22 (2012) 13751-13755.

24. T. Liao, S. C. Sun, A. J. Du, Z. Q. Sun, D. Jurcakova, and S. Smith, “Charge carrier exchange at chemically modified grapheme edges: a density functional theory study,”

Journal of Materials Chemistry22 (2012) 8321-8326.

[2011]

23Z. Q. Sun, E. Fabbri, L. Bi and E. Traversa, “Lowering grain boundary resistance of BaZr0.8Y0.2O3-d with LiNO3 sintering-aid improves proton conductivity for fuel cell operation,”

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics13 (2011), 7692-7700.

22Z. Q. Sun, J. H. Kim, Y. Zhao, F. Bijarbooneh, V. Malgras, Y. Lee, Y. M. Kang, and S. X. Dou, “Rational design of 3D dendritic TiO2 nanostructures with favorable architectures,”

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133 (2011) 19314-19317. [Highly Cited paper identified by Essential Science Indicator]

21. L. Bi, E. Fabbri, Z. Q. Sun and E. Traversa, “Sinteractivity, proton conductivity and chemical stability of BaZr0.7In0.3O3-d for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs)”

Solid State Ionics196 (2011), 59-64.

20. L. Bi, E. Fabbri, Z. Q. Sun and E. Traversa, “BaZr0.8Y0.2O3δ-NiO Composite Anodic Powders for Proton-Conducting SOFCs Prepared by a Combustion Method”

Journal of the Electrochemical Society158 (2011), B797-B803.

19. L. Bi, E. Fabbri, Z. Q. Sun and E. Traversa, “Sinteractive anodic powders improve densification and electrochemical properties of BaZr0.8Y0.2O3δ electrolyte films for anode-supported solid oxide fuel cells”

Energy & Environmental Science4 (2011), 1352-1357.

18. T. Liao, T. Sasaki, Y. Yoshinichi and Z. Q. Sun, “Position preference and diffusion path of an oxygen ion in apatite-type lanthanum silicate La9.33Si6O26: a density functional study,

Journal of Materials Chemistry21 (2011) 3234-3242.

17. L. Bi, E. Fabbri, Z. Q. Sun and E. Traversa, “A novel ionic diffusion strategy to fabricate high-performance anode-supported solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) with proton-conducting Y-doped BaZrO3 films”

Energy & Environmental Science4 (2011) 409-412.

16. L. F. Hu, M. S. Li, J. J. Xu, Z. Q. Sun, and Y. C. Zhou, “Vacuum Ultraviolet/Atomic Oxygen Erosion Resistance of Amorphous Si0.26C0.43N0.31 Coating,”

Journal of Spacecraft & Rockets48 (2011) 507-512.

[2010 and backwards - PhD work on Ceramics]

15Z. Q. Sun, Y. Liang, M. S. Li and Y. C. Zhou, “Preparation of reticulated MAX-phase support with morphology-controllable nanostructured ceria coating for gas exhaust catalyst devices,”

Journal of the American Ceramic Society93 (2010), 2591-2597.

14. Y. Liang, Z. Q. Sun, J. X. Chen, X. X. Liu, Y. C. Zhou, “Electrophoretic deposition of Ti3Si(Al)C2 from aqueous suspensions”,

Journal of the American Ceramic Society93 (2010) 1916-1921.

13. Z. J. Lin, M. J. Zhuo, Z. Q. Sun, Y. C. Zhou and P. Veyssiere, “Amorphization by dislocation accumulation in shear bands”,

Acta Materialia, 57 (2009) 2851-2857.

12Z. Q. Sun, M. S. Li and Y. C. Zhou, “Surface chemistry, dispersion behavior and slip casting of Ti3AlC2 suspension”,

Journal of the American Ceramic Society92 (2009) 1695-1702.

11Z. Q. Sun, L. Wu, M. S. Li and Y. C. Zhou, “Tribological properties of g-Y2Si2O7 ceramic against AISI 52100 steel and Si3N4 ceramic counterparts,”

Wear, 266 (2009) 960-967.

10Z. Q. Sun, X. W. Zhu, M. S. Li, Y. C. Zhou and Y. Sakka, “Hydrolysis and dispersion properties of aqueous g-Y2Si2O7 suspension,”

Journal of the American Ceramic Society92 (2009) 54-61.

9Z. Q. Sun, M. S. Li and Y. C. Zhou, “Thermal properties of single-phase Y2SiO5”,

Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 29 (2009) 551-557.

8Z. Q. Sun, J. Y. Wang, M. S. Li, Y. C. Zhou, “Mechanical properties and damage tolerance of Y2SiO5

Journal of the European Ceramic Society28 (2008) 2895-2901.

7Z. Q. Sun, Y. C. Zhou, J. Y. Wang and M. S. Li, “Thermal properties and thermal shock resistance of g-Y2Si2O7,”

Journal of the American Ceramic Society91 (2008) 2623-2629.

6Z. Q. Sun, X. W. Zhu, M. S. Li, Y. C. Zhou and Y. Sakka, “Tailoring texture of g-Y2Si2O7 by strong magnetic field alignment and two-step sintering,”

Journal of the American Ceramic Society91 (2008) 2521-2529.

5Z. Q. Sun, M. S. Li, Y. C. Zhou, “Kinetic and mechanism of hot corrosion of g-Y2Si2O7 in thin film Na2SO4 molten salt,”

Journal of the American Ceramic Society91 (2008) 2236-2242.

4Z. Q. Sun, Y. C. Zhou and M. S. Li, “Effect of LiYO2 additive on synthesis and pressureless sintering of Y2SiO5”,

Journal of Materials Research23 (2008) 732-736.

3Z. Q. Sun, M. S. Li, Z. P. Li, Y. C. Zhou “Hot corrosion of g-Y2Si2O7 in strongly basic Na2CO3 molten salt environment,”

Journal of the European Ceramic Society28 (2008) 259-265.

2Z. Q. Sun, Y. C. Zhou, J. Y. Wang and M. S. Li, “g-Y2Si2O7, a machinable silicate ceramic: mechanical properties and machinability,”

Journal of the American Ceramic Society90 (2007) 2535-2541.

1Z. Q. Sun, Y. C. Zhou and M. S. Li, “Low-temperature synthesis and sintering of g-Y2Si2O7,”

Journal of Materials Research21 (2006) 1443-1450.