1. Huang, Z.; Zhu, D.; Benicewicz, B.; Zhu, T.; Liang, J.; Zhu, T.; Zhang, L.; Liu, M.; Gao, C.; Huang, F.*; Xue, L.*, Anisotropic Polybenzimidazole Ion‐Solvating Membranes Composed of Aligned Nano‐Sheets for Efficient Acid‐Alkaline Amphoteric Water Electrolysis. Adv. Energy. Mater. 2024, [Link]
2. 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 Lett. 2024, 16, 22. [Link]


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.


Patents and Patent Applications

1. Preparation of metallocene containing cationic polymers for anion exchange applications. Link
2. Thermally stable polymer binders for lithium-ion battery anodes. Link
3. Mixed solid-state ionic-electronic polymer conductors for electrochemical devices.
4. Conductive polymers and electrode processing useful for lithium batteries.
5. Solvent-assisted poly(lactic acid) upcycling under mild conditions.


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.


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