Lei Yu

  • 1029 Citations
  • 17 h-Index

Research output per year

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Personal profile

Research interests

Research Expertise: 
Electrochemistry | Electrochemical energy storage and conversion devices  | Spectroscopy | Surface Characterization | Nanomaterials Characterization | Conductive polymers

My three major research projects are: (1) ionic liquids solutions of lithium ion and acids as advanced electrolyte solutions of lithium ion batteries and fuel cells; (2) electrochemical preparation of carbide-derived carbon and its application in supercapacitors, sensors, and biomedical devices; (3) quantities measurement and characterization of nanoparticles in complicated systems. Other projects include the development of biosensors and synthesis of soluble conducting polymers.

Member of:
American Chemical Society (www.acs.org)
The Electrochemical Society (www.electrochem.org)

Recent Academic Projects:
(1) Ionic liquid solutions’ properties and applications as electrolytes; (2) electrochemical oxidation of metal carbides; (3) effects of nanoparticles on human and cancer cells.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science, Bachelor, Jilin University

Master of Science, Master, Jilin University

Doctor of Philosophy, doctorate

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Research Output

  • 1029 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
  • 35 Article
  • 3 Conference contribution
  • 1 Review article

Increased dielectric strength of polyimide/silicon dioxide nanocomposites at cryogenic temperatures

Cook, J., Hones, H., Xue, W., Yu, L. & Krchnavek, R., Jul 2020, NANO 2020 - 20th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, Proceedings. IEEE Computer Society, p. 35-38 4 p. 9183546. (Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology; vol. 2020-July).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Conductivity, viscosity, spectroscopic properties of organic sulfonic acid solutions in ionic liquids

    Tran, A. T., Tomlin, J., Lam, P. H., Stinger, B. L., Miller, A. D., Walczyk, D. J., Cruz, O., Vaden, T. D. & Lei, Y., Dec 2019, In : ChemEngineering. 3, 4, p. 1-14 14 p., 81.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Electrochemical oxidation of metal carbides in aqueous solutions

    Messner, M., Walczyk, D. J., Benjamin, G. P., Norris, Z. A., Taylor, G., Carroll, J., Pham, T. X., Hettinger, J. D. & Yu, L., Jan 1 2018, In : Journal of the Electrochemical Society. 165, 4, p. H3107-H3114

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Scopus citations

    Conductivity, viscosity, and thermodynamic properties of propylene carbonate solutions in ionic liquids

    Lam, P. H., Tran, A. T., Walczyk, D. J., Miller, A. M. & Yu, L., Nov 2017, In : Journal of Molecular Liquids. 246, p. 215-220 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 12 Scopus citations

    Electrochemical oxidation of niobium and tantalum carbides in aqueous solutions

    Walczyk, D. J., Mason, D. F., Palazzo, B. G., Norris, Z. A., McRae, N., Tran, A. T., Hettinger, J. & Yu, L., Jan 1 2017, Selected Proceedings from the 231st ECS Meeting New Orleans, LA - Spring 2017. 11 ed. Electrochemical Society Inc., Vol. 77. p. 1599-1606 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution