Qingliu Wu

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Qingliu Wu
Associate Professor
(269) 276-3998
A-225 Floyd Hall, Mail Stop 5462
Mailing address: 
Chemical and Paper Engineering
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5462
  • Ph. D. (2011) in Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky
  • M. S. (2004) in Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University
  • B. S. (2000) in Chemical Engineering, Xiangtan University

Dr. Qingliu Wu joined Western Michigan University in August 2017 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering. Prior to joining Western Michigan University, Dr. Wu was a Senior Research Scientist at Navitas Advanced Solutions Group (2015-2017). Dr. Wu also received a three-year (2011-2015) postdoctoral training in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory.

Dr. Wu aims to advance the understanding, design and discovery of advanced materials to address global energy concerns through cutting-edge technologies. Dr. Wu’s research interest falls into two main areas: (1) Nanostructured materials: synthesis and characterizations; and (2) Advanced energy storage and conversion systems, especially novel materials for Li-ion, Li-S, Li-O2, Na-ion, and all-solid state batteries, aiming at electrical vehicles (EVs), hybrid electrical vehicles (HEVs) and wearable devices. Dr. Wu’s research interest also includes applications of nanomaterial in energy conversion systems, such as fuel cells (FCs) and solar cells (SCs).

Dr. Wu has authored and co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed journal papers. Dr. Wu’s research activities have been strongly supported by the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and several global industrial companies.


35. Y. Tang, H. Zhang, J. Li, G. Hou, H. Cao, L. Wu, G. Zheng, Q. Wu*, “ Three-dimensional ordered macroporous Cu/Fe3O4 composite as binder-free anode for lithium-ion batteries”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2017, 719, 203

34. Y. Tang, L. Hong, G. Hou, H. Cao, L.Wu, G. Zheng, Q. Wu*, “An internal magnetic field strategy to reuse pulverized active materials for high performance: a magnetic three-dimensionally ordered macroporous TiO2/CoPt/α-Fe2O3 nanocomposite anode”, Chemical Communications, 2017, 53, 5298.

33. Y. Tang, L. Hong, Q. Wu, J. Li, G. Hou, H. Cao, L. Wu, G. Zheng, “TiO2(B) nanowires arrays on Ti foil substrate as three-dimensional anode for lithium-ion batteries”, Electrochimica Acta, 2016, 195, 27.

32. S. Das, S. Nagpure, R. K. G., Q. Wu, S. Z Islam, J. Strzalka and S. E. Rankin, “Pore orientation effects on the kinetics of mesostructure loss in surfactant template titania thin films”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2016, 18, 2896.

31. P. Liu, D. Zhou, K. Zhu, Q. Wu*, Y. Wang, G. Tai, W. Zhang, Q. Gu, “Fagot-like α`-NaV2O5 Mesocrystals: from Synthesis, Growth Mechanism to Analysis of Na-ion Intercalation/Deintercalation Abilities”, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 1975.

30. X. Meng, S. C Riha, J. A Libera, Q. Wu, H. Wang, A. B Martinson, J. W. Elam, “Tunable Core-Shell Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube-Cu2S Networked Nanocomposites as High-Performance Cathodes for Lithium-ion Batteries”, Journal of Power Sources, 2015, 280, 621.

29. Q. Wu, V. A. Maroni, D. J. Gostola, D. J. Miller, D. W. Dees, W. Lu, “ A Raman-based Investigation of the Fate of Li2MnO3 in Lithium- and Manganese-Rich Cathode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries”, Journal of Electrochemical Society, 2015, 162, A1255.

28. W. Lu, Q. Wu, V. A. Maroni, Y. Liu, D. Gosztola, C. Johnson, and D. W. Dees, "Lithium Manganese Rich Transition Metal Oxide As Cathode Material for Lithium Ion Batteries", ECS Transactions, 2014, 59, 127.

27. Q. Wu, Y. Liu, C. S. Johnson, Y. Li, D. W. Dees, W. Lu, “Insight into the Structural Evolution of a High-Voltage Spinel for Lithium-Ion Batteries”, Chemistry of Materials, 2014, 26, 4750.

26. Q. Wu, T. Tran, W. Lu, J. Wu, “Electrospun silicon/carbon/titanium oxide composite nanofibers for lithium ion batteries”, Journal of Power Sources, 2014, 258, 39.

25. Y. Cao, K. Zhu, Q. Wu, Q. Gu, J. Qiu, “Hydrothermally synthesized barium titanate nanostructures from K2Ti4O9 precursors: Morphology evolution and its growth mechanism”, Materials Research Bulletin, 2014, 57, 162.

24. I. Bloom, L. Trahey, A. Abouimrane, I. Belharouak, X. Zhang, Q. Wu, W. Lu, and etc., "Effect of Interface Modifications on Voltage Fade In 0.5Li2MnO3-0.5LiNi0.375Mn0.375Co0.25O2 Cathode Materials", Journal of Power Sources, 2014, 249, 509.

23. S. Das, Q. L. Wu, R. K Garlapalli, S. Nagpure, J. W Strzalka, Z. Jiang, S. E Rankin, “In-Situ GISAXS Investigation of Pore Orientation Effects on the Thermal Transformation Mechanism in Mesoporous Titania Thin Films”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2014, 118, 968.

22. X. Su, Q. Wu, J. Li, X. Xiao, A. Lott, W. Lu, B. W. Sheldon, and J. Wu, “Silicon-based Nanomaterials for Lithium-Ion Batteries - A Review Article”, Advanced Energy Materials, 2014, 4, 1.

21. Q. Wu, S. Ha, J. Prakash, D. W. Dees, and W. Lu, “Investigations on High Energy Lithium-Ion Batteries with Aqueous Binder”, Electrochimica Acta, 2013, 114, 1.

20. H. Zheng, K. Zhu, Q. Wu, J. Liu, J. Qiu, “Preparation and characterization of monodispersed BaTiO3 nanocrystals by sol–hydrothermal method”, Journal of Crystal Growth, 2013, 363, 300.

19. M. Bettge, Y. Li, K. Gallagher, Y. Zhu, Q. Wu, W. Lu, I. Bloom, D. P. Abraham, " Voltage Fade of Layered Oxides: its Measurement and Impact on Energy Density", Journal of Electrochemical Society, 2013, 160, A2046.

18. H. Gu, J. Guo, H. Wei, Y. Huang, C. Zhao, Y. Li, Q. Wu, N. Haldolaarachchige, D. P. Young, S. Wei, Z. Guo, “Giant magnetoresistance in non-magnetic phosphoric acid doped polyaniline silicon nanocomposites with higher magnetic field sensing sensitivity”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2013, 15, 10866.

17. W. Lu, Q. Wu and D. Dees, “Electrochemical Characterization of Lithium and Manganese Rich Composite Material for Lithium Ion Batteries”, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 2013, 160, A950.

16. P. Liu, K. Zhu, Y. Gao, Q. Wu, J. Liu, J. Qiu, Q. Gu, H. Zheng, “Ultra-long VO2 (A) nanorods using the high-temperature mixing method under hydrothermal conditions: synthesis, evolution and thermochromic properties”, CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 2753.

15. Q. Wu, W. Lu, M. Miranda, T. K. Honaker-Schroeder, K. Y. Lakhsassi and D. Dees, “ Effects of Lithium Difluoro(Oxalate)Borate on the Performance of Li-Rich Composite Cathode in Li-ion Battery”, Electrochemistry Communications, 2012, 24, 78.

14. Q. L. Wu, J. Li, R. D. Deshpande, N. Subramanian, S. E. Rankin, F. Yang and Y. T. Cheng, “Aligned TiO2 Nanotube Arrays as Durable Lithium-Ion Battery Negative Electrodes”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2012, 116, 18669.

13. X. Su, Q. L. Wu, X. Zhan, J. Wu, S. Wei and Z. Guo, “Advanced Titania Nanostructures and Composites for Lithium Ion Battery”, Journal of Materials Science, 2012, 47, 2519.

12. Q. L. Wu, N. Subramanian, J. W. Strzalka, Z. Jiang and S. E. Rankin, “Tuning the Mesopore Structure of 3D Hexagonal Thin Films Using Butanol as a Co-Solvent”, Thin Solid Films, 2012, 520, 3558.

11. Q. L. Wu, S. E. Rankin, “Tuning the Mesopore Size of Titania Thin Films Using a Polymeric Swelling Agent”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2011, 115, 11925.

10. Q. L. Wu, N. Subramanian, S. E. Rankin, “Hierarchically Porous Titania Thin Film prepared by Controlled Phase Separation and Surfactant Templating”, Langmuir, 2011, 27, 9557.

9. Q. L. Wu, S. E. Rankin, “Tuning the Wall Thickness and Pore Orientation in Mesoporous Titania Films Prepared with Low–Temperature Aging”, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 2011, 60, 81.

8. Q. L. Wu, L. Xiang, Y. Jin, “Influence of CaCl2 on the Hydrothermal Modification of Mg(OH)2”, Powder Technology, 2006, 165,100-104.

7. Li. Z., Wu Q., Xiang L., Wei F., “Influence of synthesis condition on magnesium hydroxide properties by two-step reaction on pilot scale”, Journal of Chemical Industry and Engineering (China), 2005, 56, 1106.

6. Li Z., Wu Q., Xiang L., Wei F., “Effect of Hydrothermal Modification Conditions on Preparation of Flame Retardant Mg(OH)2 in Large-scale Experimental Set-up”, Journal of Chemical Industry and Engineering (China), 2005,56, 1349.

5. Xiang L., Wang T., Wu Q., Jin Y., “Agglomeration and Precipitation of Mg(OH)2 Particles in the Presence of Polyacrylamide”, The Chinese Journal of Process Engineering, 2005, 5, 58.

4. Li Z., Wu Q., Xiang L., Wei F., “Hydrothermal Modification of Flame Retardant Mg(OH)2 Synthesized via NH3.H2O Route in a Large-Scale Experimental Set-up”, Sea-Lake Salt and Chemical Industry, 2004, 6, 12.

3. Li Z., Wu Q., Xiang L., Wei F., “Studies on Preparation of Flame Retardant Mg(OH)2 in a Large-scale Experimental Set-up with Different Temperature”, Sea-Lake Salt and Chemical Industry, 2004, 5, 1.    

2. Yu J., Xiang L., Wu Q., Jin Y., “The influence of temperature on the crystalline character of magnesium hydroxide in the process of circulating fluidization”, Inorganic Chemicals Industry, 2004, 1, 26.    

1. Wu Q., Xiang L., Wang T., Jin Y., “Study on the Flocculation Process of Mg(OH)2 Particles”, Sea-Lake Salt and Chemical Industry, 2004, 33(3), 1-4.


Book Chapter

J. Li, Q. Wu*, J. Wu, “Synthesis of Nanoparticles via Solvothermal and Hydrothermal Methods”, Handbook of Nanoparticles, Editor Mahmood Aliofkhazraei, 2015, ISBN: 978-3-319-13188-7.



2. Cathode and Cathode Materials for Lithium Sulfur Batteries, WO2017091271 A3 (2017).

1. Synthesis of Mg(OH)2 Retardant via Pressure Ammonium Precipitation-Hydrothermal Modification Method, Chinese patent, ZL 0510086473.9 (2005).