Dr. Jiasheng Qian

Postdoctoral Fellow

Email: jqian2@ualberta.ca


  • Ph.D. in Applied Physics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, SAR, 2017

    Dissertation: Graphene/Manganese Oxide Composites for Energy Storage

  • Master in Science in Physical Chemistry, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 2013 (4.2 CGPA 84% of 100%)

    Thesis: Synthesis and Properties Research on Nano-structural Porous Materials by Polyhydroxyl Phenolic Compounds

  • Bachelor in Applied Chemistry, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, 2008 (3.36 GPA out of 4)

Research Interest

  • Methodology: emulsion, sol-gel process, liquid phase reaction.
  • Nano-materials synthesis: porous polymer and carbon materials, graphene, CNTs, black phosphorus, 2D transition metal oxides, sulfides and selenides.
  • Energy Applications: Alkali-ion batteries, supercapacitors, printable/flexible electronics and electro-catalysis.

Work Experience

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (Applied Physics) in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR (April 2017 - July 2018)



  • Novel Synthesis of Carbon Nanospheres with Tunable Sizes " Mingxian Liu, Jiasheng Qian, Lihua Gan, Chinese patent, archived: CN201210465946.6, 2012, 11.
  • An improved method for preparing aqueous MnO2 ink and Capacitive energy storage devices comprising MnO2 electrodes" Jiasheng Qian, Jikang Yuan, Shu Ping Lau, US patent, application No.: 15/449715.
  • Improved MnO2 Anode for Li-Ion and Na-Ion Batteries" Jiasheng Qian, Shu Ping Lau, US patent, application No.: 15/603136.


  • Best poster nominee in MRS Fall Meeting 2017, Boston, USA.

    Title: Printable additive free manganese dioxides based Na-ion battery anodes with aesthetic versatility

  • Silver prize of Seoul International Invention Fair 2015
  • Press conference at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University for the breakthrough in Printable Electronics (September 2015)
  • A-class scholarship of Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 2011
  • A-class scholarship of Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 2010
  • First-class scholarship of Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, 2006