Prof. ZHI Chunyi (支春義)

PhD IOP, CAS, China
BSc ShanDong University, China

Fellow of RSC, Member of the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34427891

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


Chunyi ZHI obtained a B.S. in Physics from Shandong University and a Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. After two years of a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan, he was promoted to ICYS researcher, researcher (faculty), and senior researcher (permanent position) at NIMS. Dr. Zhi is now a chair professor at MSE, CityU. Dr. Zhi has extensive experience in flexible energy storage, aqueous electrolyte batteries, zinc ion batteries, and highly thermally conducting insulating polymer composites. He has published over 500 papers with an h-index of 122 and other-citation of ~55000 (by Aug 2023). He has been granted more than 100 patents. Dr. Zhi is a recipient of the outstanding research award and the President’s Award City University of Hong Kong, the NML researcher award, and Beijing Science and Technology Award (first class). He is a Clarivate Analytics Global highly cited researcher (2019-2022, Materials Science), RSC fellow, member of The Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences and RGC senior research fellow.

Research Interests/Areas

Aqueous electrolyte batteries, Zinc batteries, Solid-state batteries, Flexible energy storage, Catalysts for sustainable development

Editor or Editorial Membership

  1. Founding Editor-in-Chief, Nano Research Energy (Tsinghua Press)
  2. Editor-in-Chief for functional materials, Material Research Letters
  3. Associate Editor, Materials Futures
  4. Executive advisory member of Small Methods
  5. Advisory board member of Device
  6. Editorial board member of npj Flexible Electronics, Green Energy & Environment Science, and Rare Metals

Services outside CityU

1.    Invited Reviewer for Nature; Science, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology….
2.    MRS symposium organizer, Symposium NM.10, MRS fall meeting 2020
3.    External Reviewer for The European Research Council (ERC)
4.    External Reviewer for Austrian Science Fund
5.    External Reviewer for A*STAR, Singapore
6.    External Reviewer for Australian Research Council, Australia
7.    Fellowship reviewer for American Nano Society
8.    Xinda Lectureship, Peking University, 2019
9.    External Reviewer for faculty promotion, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
10.    External Reviewer for faculty promotion, Fudan University
11.    External Reviewer for faculty promotion, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
12.    External Reviewer for faculty promotion, Peking University
13.    External Reviewer for faculty promotion, Yonsei University
14.    External Reviewer for faculty promotion, Shenzhen University
15.    External Reviewer for faculty promotion, Tsinghua University
16.    External Reviewer for faculty promotion, Duke Kunshan University
17.    External Reviewer for faculty promotion, Dartmouth College
18.    External Reviewer for faculty promotion, University College London
19.    Reviewer for Mustafa(pbuh) Prize Laureate