1. Nan, J.; Sun, Y.; Yang, F.; Zhang, Y.; Li, Y.; Wang, Z.; Wang, C.; Wang, D.; Chu, F.; Wang, C.*; Zhu, T.*; and Jiang, J.*, Coupling of Adhesion and Anti-Freezing Properties in Hydrogel Electrolytes for Low-Temperature Aqueous-Based Hybrid Capacitors. Nano-Micro Letters 2024, 16, 22. [Electrolytes] [Energy Storage]

Journal Covers

Before Joining Clemson

1. Zhu, T.; Sternlicht, H.; Ha, Y.; Fang, C.; Liu, D.; Savitzky, B.; Zhao, X.; Lu, Y.; Fu, Y.; Ophus, C.; Zhu, C.; Yang, W.; Minor, A.; Liu, G., Formation of Hierarchically Ordered Structures in Conductive Polymers to Enhance the Performances of Lithium-Ion Batteries. Nat. Energy 2023, 8, 129.

(Research Highlight: Heating up the binder. Nat. Energy 2023, 8, 113)

2. Zhu, T.; Tran, T.; Fang, C.; Liu, D.; Herle, S.; Guan, J.; Gopal, G.; Joshi, A.; Chshing, J.; Minor, A.; Liu, G., Lithium Substituted Poly(amic acid) As a Water-Soluble Anode Binder for High-Temperature Pre-Lithiation. J. Power Sources 2021, 521, 230889. (Paternered with Applied Materials)

3. Zhu, T.; Lu, Y.; Huang, K.; Tang, C., Metallopolymer as a Solid Electrolyte for Rechargeable Zn-Metal Alkaline Batteries. ACS Mater. Lett. 2021, 3, 799.

4. Zhu, T.; Liu, G., Functional Conductive Polymer Binder for Practical Si-Based Electrodes. J. Electrochem. Soc. 2021, 168, 050533.

5. Zhu, T.; Sha, Y.; Adabi, H.; Peng, X.; Cha, Y.; Dissanayake, D. M. M. M.; Smith, M. D.; Vannucci, A. K.; Mustain, W. E.; Tang, C., Rational Synthesis of Metallo-Cations Toward Redox- and Alkaline-Stable Metallo-Polyelectrolytes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 1083.

6. Zhu, T.; Rahman, M. A.; Benicewicz, B., Synthesis of Well-Defined Polyolefin Grafted SiO2 Nanoparticles with Molecular Weight and Graft Density Control. ACS Macro Lett. 2020, 9, 1255. (Highlighted as Supplementary Cover)

7. Zhu, T.; Zhang, J.; Tang, C., Metallo-Polyelectrolytes: Correlating Macromolecular Architectures with Properties and Applications. Trends Chem. 2020, 2, 227.

8. Zhu, T.; Tang, C., Crosslinked Metallo-Polyelectrolytes with Enhanced Flexibilty and Dimensional Stability for Anion-Exchange Membranes. Polym. Chem. 2020, 11, 4542.

9. Zhu, T.; Xu, S.; Rahman, M. A.; Dogdibegovic, E.; Yang, P.; Pageni, P.; Kabir, M. P.; Zhou, X.; Tang, C., Cationic Metallo-Polyelectrolytes for Robust Alkaline Anion-Exchange Membranes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 2388. (Highlighted as Hot Paper and Inside Back Cover)

10. Zhu, T.; Sha, Y.; Yan, J.; Pageni, P.; Rahman, M. A.; Yan, Y.; Tang, C., Metallo-Polyelectrolytes as A Class of Ionic Macromolecules for Functional Materials. Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 4329.

11. Song, L.; Zhu, T. (co-first author); Yuan, L.; Zhou, J.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, Z.; Tang, C., Ultra-Strong Long-Chain Polyamide Elastomers with Programmable Supramolecular Interactions and Oriented Crystalline Microstructures. Nat. Commun. 2019, 10, 1315.

12. Hubble, D.; Nordahl, S.; Zhu, T. (co-first author); Baral, N.; Scown C.; Liu, G., Solvent-Assisted Poly (lactic acid) Upcycling under Mild Conditions. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 2023, 11, 8208.


Other Journal Publications

1. Lu, Y.; Zhu, T.; McShane, E.; McCloskey.; Chen, G., Single-Crystal LiNixMnyCo1-x-yO2 Cathodes for Extreme Fast Charging. Small 2022, 18, 2105833.

2. Cha, Y.; Zhu, T.; Sha, Y.; Lin, H.; Hwang, J.; Seraydarian, M.; Craig, S.; Tang, C., Mechanochemistry of Cationic Cobaltocenium Mechanophore. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143,11871.

3. Taskin, O.; Hubble, D.; Zhu, T.; Liu, G.; Biomass-Derived Polymer Binders for Silicon Anodes in Energy Storage Applications. Green Chem. 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D1GC01814K.

4. Lu, Y.; Zhu, T.; Bergh, W.; Stefik, M.; Huang, K, A High Performing Zn-ion Battery Cathode Enabled by in-situ Transformation of V2O5 Atomic Layers. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 2.

5. Hamidi N.; Zhu. T., Characterization of Amphiphilic Cobaltocenium Copolymers via Size Exclusion Chromatography with Online Laser-Light Scattering and Viscometric Detectors. J. Macromol. Sci. Phys. 2020, 1, 30.

6. Sha, Y.; Zhu, T.; Rahman, M.A.; Cha, Y.; Hwang, J.; Luo, Z.; Tang, C., Synthesis of Site-Specific Charged Metallopolymers via Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) Polymerization Polymer. Polymer 2020, 187, 122095.

7. Nan, J.; Zhang, G.; Zhu, T.; Wang, Z.; Wang, L.; Wang, H.; Chu, F.; Wang, C.; Tang, C, A Highly Elastic and Fatigue-Resistant Natural Protein-Reinforced Hydrogel Electrolyte for Reversible-Compressible Quasi-Solid-State Supercapacitors. Adv. Sci. 2020, 2000587.

8. Zhang, T.; Dickson, S.; Zhu, T.; Tang, C.; Wiskur, S., Polymer Compositions on Kinetic Resolutions of Secondary Alcohols Using Polymer-Supported Silyl Chlorides. Polym. Chem. 2020, 11, 5011.

9. Qiu, P.; Yang, X.; Zhu, T.; Sun, S.; Jia, L.; Li, J., Review on core-shell structured cathode for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells. Int. J. Hydrog. Energy 2020, 45, 23160.

10. Wei, X.; Ma, D.; Zhang, Z.; Wang, L.; Gray, J.; Zhang, L.; Zhu, T.; Wang, X.; Lenhart, B.; Yin, Y.; Wang, Q.; Liu, C., N-Terminal Derivatization-Assisted Identification of Individual Amino Acids Using A Biological Nanopore Sensor. ACS Sens. 2020, 5, 1707.

11. Qiu, P.; Yang, X.; Zou, L.; Zhu, T.; Yuan, Z.; Jia, L.; Li, J.; Chen, F., LaCrO3-coated La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ core-shell structured cathode with enhanced Cr-tolerance for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 29133.

12. Lu, Y.; Wen, Y.; Huang, F.; Zhu, T.; Benicewicz, B.; Huang, K., Rational Design and Demonstration of a High-Performance Flexible Zn/V2O5 Battery with Thin-Film Electrodes and Para-Polybenzimidazole Electrolyte Membrane. Energy Storage Mater. 2020, 27, 418.

13. Rahman, M. A.; Cha, Y.; Yuan, L.; Pageni P.; Zhu, T.; Moumita, J.; Tang, C., Polymerization-Induced Self-assembly of Metallo-Polyelectrolyte Block Copolymers. J. Polym. Sci. A 2020, 58, 77.

14. Lu, Y.; Zhu, T.; Xu, N.; Huang, K.; A Semisolid Electrolyte for Flexible Zn-Ion Batteries. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2019, 2, 6904.

15. Sha, Y.; Rahman, M. A.; Zhu, T.; Cha, Y.; McAlister, W.; Tang, C., ROMPI-CDSA: Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization-Induced Crystallization-Driven Self-Assembly of Metallo-Block Copolymers. Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 9782.

16. Lamm, M.; Li, P.; Hankinson, S.; Zhu, T.; Tang, C., Plant Oil-Derived Copolymers with Remarkable Post-Polymerization Induced Mechanical Enhancement for High Performance Coating Applications Polymer. Polymer 2019, 174, 170.

17. Sha, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Xu, E.; McAlister, W.; Zhu, T.; Craig, S. L.; Tang, C., Generalizing Metallocene Mechanochemistry to Ruthenocene Mechanophores. Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 4959. (Highlighted as Back Cover)

18. Cha, Y.; Jarrett-Wilkins, C.;Rahman, M. A.; Zhu, T.; Sha, Y.; Ian, M.; Tang, C., Crystallization-Driven Self-Assembly of Metallo-Polyelectrolyte Block Copolymers with a Polycaprolactone Core-Forming Segment. ACS Macro Lett. 2019, 8, 835.

19. Wang, Q.; Lu, L.; Zhang, L.; Yuan, L.; Zhu, T.; Chen, W.; Wang, G., Artificial Cellulosome Complex from the Self-Assembly of NTANi Functionalized Polymeric Micelles and Cellulases. ChemBioChem 2019, 20, 1394.

20. Qiao, Y.; Yin, X.; Zhu, T.; Li, H.; Tang, C., Dielectric Polymers with Novel Chemistry, Compositions and Architectures. Prog. Polym. Sci. 2018, 80, 153.

21. Sha, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Zhu, T.; Tan, S.; Cha, Y.; Craig, S. L.; Tang C., Ring-Closing Metathesis and Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization Toward Main-Chain Ferrocene-Containing Polymers. Macromolecules 2018, 51, 9131.

22. Tan, S.; Sha, Y.; Zhu, T.; Rahman, M. A.; Tang, C., Photoresponsive Supramolecular Polymers Based on Quadruple Hydrogen-Bonding and a Photochromic Azobenzene Motif. Polym. Chem. 2018, 9, 5395.

23. Pageni, P.; Yang P.; Bam M.; Zhu T.; Chen Y. P.; Decho A. W.; Nagarkatti M.; Tang, C., Recyclable Magnetic Nanoparticles Grafted with Antimicrobial Metallopolymer-Antibiotic Bioconjugates. Biomaterials 2018, 178, 363.

24. Yang, P.; Pageni, P.; Rahman, M. A.; Bam, M.; Zhu, T.; Chen, P.; Nagarkatti, M.; Decho, A. W.; Tang, C., Gold Nanoparticles with Antibiotic-Metallopolymers toward Broad-Spectrum Antibacterial Effect. Adv. Health Mater. 2018, 1800854.

25. Pageni, P.; Yang, P.; Chen, Y.; Huang, Y.; Bam, M.; Zhu, T.; Nagarkatti, M.; Benicewicz, B.; Decho A. W.; Tang, C., Charged Metallopolymer-Grafted Silica Nanoparticles for Antimicrobial Applications Biomacromolecules 2018, 19, 417.

26. Sha, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Xu, E.; Wang, Z.; Zhu, T.; Craig, S. L.; Tang C., Quantitative and Mechanistic Mechanochemistry in Ferrocene Dissociation. ACS Macro Lett. 2018, 7, 1174.

27. Xu, S.; Lamm, M.; Rahman, Md. A.; Zhang, X.; Zhu, T.; Zhao, Z.; Tang, C.,Renewable Atom-Efficient Polyesters and Thermosetting Resins Derived from High Oleic Soybean Oil. Green Chem. 2018, 20, 1106.

28. Yang, P.; Bam, M.; Pageni, P.; Zhu, T.; Chen, Y.; Nagarkatti, M.; Decho, A.; Tang, C., A Trio Act of Boronolectin with Antibiotic-Metal Complexed Macromolecules toward Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobial Efficacy. ACS Infect. Dis. 2017, 3, 845.

29. Yang, P.; Pageni, P.; Kabir, M. P.; Zhu, T.; Tang, C., Metallocene-Containing Homopolymers and Heterobimetallic Block Copolymers via Photoinduced RAFT Polymerization. ACS Macro Lett. 2016, 5, 1293.

30. Wang, J.; Yuan, L.; Wang, Z.; Rahman, M. A.; Huang, Y.; Zhu, T.; Wang, R.; Cheng, J.; Wang, C.; Chu, F.; Tang, C., Photoinduced Metal-Free Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Biomass-Based Monomers. Macromolecules 2016, 49, 7709.