Lei Yu

  • 1012 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

  • 1012 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
  • 34 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Review article

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

  • 11 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

  • Proton transfer and esterification reactions in EMIMOAc-based acidic ionic liquids

    Tran, A. T., Lam, P. H., Miller, A. M., Walczyk, D. J., Tomlin, J., Vaden, T. D. & Yu, L., Jan 1 2017, In : RSC Advances. 7, 30, p. 18333-18339 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Silver oxide coatings with high silver-ion elution rates and characterization of bactericidal activity

    Goderecci, S. S., Kaiser, E., Yanakas, M., Norris, Z., Scaturro, J., Oszust, R., Medina, C. D., Waechter, F., Heon, M., Krchnavek, R. R., Yu, L., Lofland, S. E., Demarest, R. M., Caputo, G. A. & Hettinger, J. D., Sep 2017, In : Molecules. 22, 9, 1487.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 9 Scopus citations