Education & Training

Stanford University

Postdoctoral Scholar, Materials Science and Engineering

​Advisor: Prof. Yi Cui

Research Interests: Energy Storage (solid-state) & Advanced Characterizations

University of Maryland, College Park

Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering

​Advisor: Prof. Liangbing Hu

Thesis: Manipulation of Ions, Electrons, and Photons in 2D Materials by Ion Intercalation

Research Interests: Flexible Electronics, Nanoengineering, Advanced Characterizations and Manufacturing

Huazhong University of Science and Technology 

B.S., Materials Science and Engineering

​Advisor: Prof. Junyou Yang

Research Interests: Solar Cells and Thermoelectrics




Honors & Awards

  • Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Award, American Vacuum Society

      (National graduate student award of AVS, only one selected each year)

  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Studying Overseas

  • James Clark School of Engineering Future Faculty Fellowship, University of Maryland

  • Best Poster Award, 4th Lithium Battery International Summit

  • Second place, AVS Mid-Atlantic DC Regional Meeting Poster Presentation

  • First place, Science-as-Art Competition, MRS spring conference

  • First place, Student Poster Competition in Optics and Photonics, IEEE Photonics Society&OSA

  • Second prize, GRID Oral Presentation, University of Maryland

  • Best Poster of MSE Department, ResearchFest, University of Maryland










1. Ultrathin, Flexible, Solid Polymer Composite Electrolyte Enabled with Aligned Nanoporous Host for Lithium Batteries,

J. Wan, J. Xie, X. Kong, Z. Liu, K. Liu, F. Shi, A. Pei, H. Chen, W. Chen, J. Chen, X. Zhang, L. Zong, J. Wang, L.-Q. Chen, J. Qin, Y. Cui, Nature Nanotechnology, 2019, 14, 705-711

2. Status, Promises and Challenges of Nanocomposite Solid-State Electrolytes for Safe and High Performance Lithium Batteries

J. Wan, J. Xie, D. G. Mackanic, W. Burke, Z. Bao, Y. Cui, , Materials Today Nano, 2018, 4, 1-16 [Invited Review]

3. Highly Anisotropic Conductors

J. Wan, J. Song, Z. Yang, D. Kirsch, C. Jia, R. Xu, J. Dai, M. Zhu, L. Xu, C. Chen, Y. Wang, Y. Wang, E. Hitz, S. D. Lacey, Y. Li, B. Yang, L. Hu, Advanced Materials, 2017, 29, 1703331

4. Tunable Broadband Nanocarbon Transparent Conductor by Electrochemical Intercalation

J. Wan, Y. Xu, L. Xu, Z. Yang, B. Ozdemir, Y. Wang, J. Dai, A.Lu, V. Barone, L. Hu, ACS Nano, 2017, 11, 788-796

5. Ultra-Fast, High Temperature, In Situ Selfassembly and Stabilization of Reactive Nanoparticles in Reduced Graphene Oxide Films

Y. Chen,* G. Egan,* J. Wan*, S. Zhu, R. Jacob, W. Zhou, J. Dai, Y. Wang, V. Danner, Y. Yao, K. Fu, Y. Wang, W. Bao, T. Li, M. Zachariah, L. Hu, Nature Communications, 2016, 7, 12332

6. Tuning Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials by Intercalation: Materials, Properties and Applications

J. Wan, S. Lacey, J. Dai, W. Bao, M. Fuhrer, L. Hu, Chemical Society Review, 2016, 45, 6742-6765

7. Approaching the Limits of Transparency and Conductivity in Graphitic Materials through Lithium Intercalation

W. Bao*, J. Wan*, X. Han, X. Cai, H. Zhu, D. Kim, D. Ma, Y. Xu, J. N. Munday, H. D. Drew, M. S. Fuhrer, L. Hu,

Nature Communications, 2014, 5, 4224

8. In situ TEM Observation of Sodiation-Desodiation in Long Cycle, High Capacity Reduced Graphene Oxide Sodium-Ion Battery Anode

J. Wan, F. Shen, W. Luo, L. Zhou, J. Dai, X. Han, W. Bao, Y. Xu, J. Panagiotopoulos, X. Fan, D. Urban, A. Nie, R. Shahbazian-Yassar, L. Hu, Chemistry of Materials, 2016, 28, 6528-6535

9. Electrochemical Intercalation of Lithium Ions into NbSe2 Nanosheets

E. M. Hitz*, J. Wan*, A. Patel, Y. Xu, L. Meshi, J. Dai, Y. Chen, A. Lu, A. V. Davydov, L. Hu, ACS Applied Materials &Interfaces, 2016, 8, 11390-11395

10. Sodium-Ion Intercalated Transparent Conductors with Printed Reduced Graphene Oxide Networks

J. Wan, F. Gu, W. Bao, J. Dai, W. Luo, D. Urban, and L. Hu, Nano Letters, 2015, 15, 3763-3769

11. Potassium Ion Batteries with Graphitic Materials

W. Luo*, J. Wan*, B. Ozdemir, W. Bao, Y. Chen, J. Dai, H. Lin, Y. Xu, F. Gu, V. Barone, and L. Hu, Nano Letters, 2015, 15, 7671-7677

12. In situ Investigations of Li-MoS2 With Planar Batteries

J. Wan, W. Bao, Y. Liu, J. Dai, F. Shen, L. Zhou, X. Cai, D. Urban, Y. Li, K. Jungjohann, M. S. Fuhrer, and L. Hu,

Advanced Energy Materials, 2015, 5, 1401742

13. Aqueous Gating of van der Waals Materials on Bilayer Nanopaper

W. Bao*, Z. Fang*, J. Wan*, J. Dai , H. Zhu , X. Han , X. Yang , C. Preston, L. Hu, ACS Nano, 2014, 8, 10606-10612

14. Two Dimensional Silicon Nanowalls for Lithium Ion Batteries

J. Wan, A. F. Kaplan, J. Zheng, X. Han, Y. Chen, N. J. Weadock, N. Faenza, S. Lacey, T. Li, J. Guo and L. Hu,

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 6051-6057.

15. Giant tunability of interlayer friction in graphite via ion intercalation

Z. Pang*, J. Wan*,†, A. Lu, C. Chen, J. Dai, V. Barone, L. Hu†, T. Li†, Extreme Mechanical Letters, Accepted, 2019

16. Atomic Force Microscopy Studies on Molybdenum Disulfide Flakes as Sodium-Ion Anodes

S. Lacey, J. Wan, A. Cresce, S. Russell, J. Dai, W. Bao, K. Xu, L. Hu, Nano Letters, 2015, 15, 1018-1024

17. A Manganese-hydrogen Battery with Potentials for Grid-scale Energy Storage

W. Chen, G. Li, A. Pei, Y. Li, L. Liao, H. Wang, J. Wan, Z. Liang, G. Chen, H. Zhang, J. Wang, Y. Cui, Nature Energy, 2018, 3, 428-435

18. Reversible and Selective Ion Intercalation through the Top Surface of Few-layer MoS2

J. Zhang, A. Yang, X. Wu, J. van de Groep, P. Tang, S. Li, B. Liu, F. Shi, J. Wan, Q. Li, Y. Sun, Z. Lu, X. Zheng, G. Zhou, C. Wu, S. C. Zhang, M. Brongersma, J. Li, Y. Cui, Nature Communications, 2018, 9, 5289

19. Scalable and sustainable approach toward highly compressible, anisotropic, lamellar carbon sponge

C. Chen, J. Song, S. Zhu, Y. Li, Y. Kuang, J. Wan, D. Kirsch, L. Xu, Y. Wang, T. Gao, Y. Wang, H. Huang, W. Gan, A. Gong, T. Li, J. Xie, L. Hu, Chem, 2018, 4, 544-554

20. Catalyst-Free In Situ Carbon Nanotube Growth in Confined Space via High Temperature Gradient

C. Chen, Y. Chen, S. Zhu, J. Dai, G. Pastel, Y. Yao, D. Liu, Y. Wang, J. Wan, T. Li, W. Luo, L. Hu, Research, 2018, 1793784

21. Tree-Inspired Design for High-Efficiency Water Extraction

M. Zhu, Y. Li, G. Chen, F. Jiang, Z. Yang, X. Luo, Y. Wang, S. D. Lacey, J. Dai, C. Wang, C. Jia, J. Wan, Y. Yao, A. Gong, B. Yang, Z. Yu, S. Das, L. Hu, Advanced Materials, 2017, 29, 1704107

22. In Situ, Fast, High-Temperature Synthesis of Nickel Nanoparticles in Reduced Graphene Oxide Matrix

Y. Li, Y. Chen, A. Nie, A. Lu, R. Jacob, T. Gao, J. Song, J. Dai, J. Wan, G. Pastel, M. Zachariah, R. Shahbazian Yassar, L. Hu, Advanced Energy Materials, 2017, 7, 1601783

23. High Temperature Carbonized Grass as a High Performance Sodium Ion Battery Anode

F. Zhang, Y. Yao, J. Wan, D. Henderson, X. Zhang, L. Hu, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9, 391-397

24. A Solution-Processed High-Temperature, Flexible, Thin-Film Actuator

C. Wang, Y. Wang, Y. Yao, W. Luo, J. Wan, J. Dai, E. Hitz, K. Fu, L. Hu, Advanced Materials, 2016, 28, 8618-8624

25. Thermally Conductive, Dielectric PCM-Boron Nitride Nanosheets Composite for Efficient Electronic System Thermal Management

Z. Yang, L. Zhou, W. Luo, J. Wan, J. Dai, X. Han, K. Fu, D. Henderson, B. Yang, L. Hu, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 19326

26. A High-Sensitivity, Highly Transparent, Gel-Gated MoS2 Phototransistor on Biodegradable Nanopaper

Q. Zhang, W. Bao, A. Gong, T. Gong, D. Ma, J. Wan, J. Dai, J. Munday, J. He, L. Hu, D. Zhang, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 14237

27. Reduced Graphene Oxide Films with Ultrahigh Conductivity as Li-Ion Battery Current Collectors

Y. Chen, K. Fu, S. Zhu, W. Luo, Y. Wang, Y. Li, E. Hitz, Y. Yao, J. Dai, J. Wan, V. A. Danner, T. Li, L. Hu, Nano Letters, 2016, 16, 3616-3623

28. Flexible, High Temperature, Planar Lighting with Large Scale Printable Nanocarbon Paper

W. Bao, A. Pickel, Q. Zhang, Y. Chen, Y. Yao, J. Wan, K. Fu, Y. Wang, J. Dai, H. Zhu, D. Drew, M. Fuhrer, C. Dames, L. Hu, Advanced Materials, 2016, 28, 4684-4691

29. Cut-and-Stack Nanofiber Paper Toward Fast Transient Energy Storage

Z. Liu, K. Fu, Z. Wang, Y. Zhu, J. Wan, Y. Yao, J. Dai, M. Kim, L. Swafford, C. Wang, L. Hu, Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, 2016, 3, 681

30. Graphene Oxide-Based Electrode Inks for 3D-Printed Lithium-Ion Batteries

K. Fu, Y. Wang, C. Yan, Y. Yao, Y. Chen, J. Dai, S. Lacey, Y. Wang, J. Wan, T. Li, Z. Wang, Y. Xu, L. Hu, Advanced Materials, 2016, 28, 2587-2594

31. Chemically Crushed Wood Cellulose Fiber towards High Performance Sodium-Ion Batteries

F. Shen, H. Zhu, W. Luo, J. Wan, L. Zhou, J. Dai, B. Zhao, X. Han, K. Fu, L. Hu, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2015, 7, 23291-23296

32. A Thermally Conductive Separator for Stable Li Metal Anodes

W. Luo, L. Zhou, K. Fu, Z. Yang, J. Wan, M. Manno, Y. Yao, H. Zhu, B. Yang, L. Hu, Nano Letters, 2015, 15, 6149-6154

33. Synthetic Crystals of Silver with Carbon: 3D Epitaxy of Carbon Nanostructures in the Silver Lattice

L. Salamanca-Riba, R. Isaacs, M. LeMieux, J. Wan, K. Gaskell, Y. Jiang, M. Wuttig, A. Manour, S. Rashkeev, M. Kuklja, P. Zavalij, J. Santiago, L. Hu, Advanced Functional Materials, 2015, 25, 4768-4777

34. Nanocellulose as Green Dispersant for Two-Dimensional Energy Materials

Y. Li, H. Zhu, F. Shen, J. Wan, S. Lacey, Z. Fang, H. Dai, L. Hu, Nano Energy, 2015, 13, 346-354

35. Organic Electrode for Non-Aqueous Potassium-ion Batteries

Y. Chen, W. Luo, M. Carter, L. Zhou, J. Dai, K. Fu, S. Lacey, T. Li, J. Wan, X. Han, Y. Bao, L. Hu, Nano Energy, 2015, 18, 205-211

36. Hybridizing Wood Cellulose and Graphene Oxide Toward High-Performance Fibers

Y. Li, H. Zhu, S. Zhu, J. Wan, Z. Liu, O. Vaaland, S. Lacey, Z. Fang, H. Dai, T. Li, L. Hu, NPG Asia Materials, 2015, 7, e150

37. Highly Conductive Microfiber of Graphene Oxide Templated Carbonization of Nanofibrillated Cellulose

Y. Li, H. Zhu, F. Shen, J. Wan, X. Han, J. Dai, H. Dai, L. Hu, Advanced Functional Materials, 2014, 24, 7366-7372

38. Highly Thermally Conductive Papers with Percolative Layered Boron Nitride Nanosheets

H. Zhu, Y. Li, Z. Fang, J. Xu, F. Cao, J. Wan, C. Preston, B. Yang, L. Hu, ACS Nano, 2014, 8, 3606-3613

39. Free-Standing Na2/3Fe1/2Mn1/2O2@Graphene Film for a Sodium-Ion Battery Cathode

H. Zhu, K. Lee, G. Hitz, X. Han, Y. Li, J. Wan, S. Lacey, A. Cresce, K. Xu, E. Wachsman, L. Hu, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014, 6, 4242-4247

40. Atomic-LayerDeposition Oxide Nanoglue for Sodium Ion Batteries

X. Han, Y. Liu, Z. Jia, Y. Chen, J. Wan, N. Weadock, K. Gaskell, T. Li, L. Hu, Nano Letters, 2014, 14, 139-147

41. Reactivation of Dissolved Polysulfides in Li/S Batteries Based on Atomic Layer Deposition of Al2O3 in Nanoporous Carbon Cloth

X. Han, Y. Xu, X. Chen, Y. Chen, N. Weadock, J. Wan, H. Zhu, Y. Liu, H. Li, G. Rubloff, C. Wang, L. Hu, Nano Energy, 2013, 2, 1197-1206

42. Determination of Mechanical Properties of the SEI in Sodium Ion Batteries via Colloidal Probe Microscopy

N. Weadock, N. Varongchayakul, J. Wan, S. Lee, J. Seog, L. Hu, Nano Energy, 2013, 2, 713-719

43. Weavable High-Capacity Electrodes

C. Sun, H. Zhu, E. Baker III, M. Okada, J. Wan, A. Ghemes, Y. Inoue, L. Hu, Y. Wang, Nano Energy, 2013, 2, 987-994

44. Tin Anode for Sodium-ion Batteries using Natural Wood Fiber as a Mechanical Buffer and Electrolyte Reservoir

H. Zhu, Z. Jia, Y. Chen, N. Weadock, J. Wan, O. Vaaland, X. Han, T. Li, L. Hu, Nano Letters, 2013, 13, 3093-3100

45. Scalable, Printable, Surfactant-Free Graphene Ink Directly from Graphite

X. Han, Y. Chen, H. Zhu, C. Preston, J. Wan, Z. Fang, L. Hu, Nanotechnology, 2013, 24, 205304

46. Porous Amorphous FePO4 Nanoparticles Connected by Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes for Sodium Ion Battery Cathodes

Y. Liu, Y. Xu, X. Han, C. Pellegrinelli, Y. Zhu, H. Zhu, J. Wan, A. Chung, O. Vaaland, C. Wang, L. Hu, Nano Letters, 2012, 12, 5664-5668

47. Synthesis of Single Crystalline Anatase TiO2 (001) Tetragonal Nanosheet-Array Films on Fluorine-Doped Tin Oxide Substrate

S. Feng, J. Yang, H. Zhu, M. Liu, J. Zhang, J. Wu, J. Wan, Journal of American Ceramic Society, 2011, 94, 310-315


​([*] Equal Contribution, [†] Corresponding Author)

Professional Activities

  • Independent journal reviewer including:

       Nano Letters, Advanced Energy Materials, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Scientific Reports, Journal of          Nanoparticle Research, Materials Research, Nanoscale Research Letters, Surface Review                                  and Letters, Journal of Nanomaterials, Sensors & Actuators: A. Physical, Chemical Engineering Journal

  • Guest Editor, Journal of Nanomaterials

  • Symposium Assistant, 2014 MRS Spring Conference

  • Member, Materials Research Society, The Electrochemical Society, American Vacuum Society, American Chemical Society

  • Member, The Electrochemical Society student chapter at the University of Maryland

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Contact me

​Jiayu Wan
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Stanford University


McCullough Building, Rm 224
476 Lomita Mall

Stanford, CA, 94305-4008