Selected Publications

     (§ denotes co-first authors)
  1. Zhu, H.Zhu, S., Jia, Z., Parvinian, S., Li, Y., Li, T., Hu, L. Anomalous Scaling Law of Strength and Toughness of Cellulose Nanopaper Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 2015.[pdf1.    (Featured in C& EN, Nanowerk etc. )
  2. Zhong, J.,§ Zhu, H.,§  Zhong, Q.,§ Dai, J., Li, W., Hu, L., Zhou, J. Self-Powered Human Interactive Transparent Nanopaper Systems. ACS Nano, 2015.[pdf(Featured in Nature, Nature Nanotechnology etc)
  3. Sun, C., Zhu, H., Okada, M., Gaskell, K., Inoue, Y., Hu, L., Wang, Y. Interfacial Oxygen Stabilizes Composite Silicon Anodes. Nano Letters, 2014. [pdf]
  4.  Isaacs, R., Zhu, H., Preston, C., Mansour, A., LeMieux, M., Zavalij, P., Rabin, O., Jaim, I., Hu, L., and Salamanca-Riba, L. Nanocarbon - Copper Thin Film as Transparent Electrode. Applied Physical Letters, 2015. [pdf]
  5. Li, Y.,§, Zhu, H.,§   Shen, F., Wan, J., Liu, Z., Lacey, S., Fang, Z., Dai, H., Hu, L.. Nanocellulose Fibers as Green Dispersant for Two Dimensional Materials. Nano Energy, 2015.[pdf]
  6. H. Zhu, Y. Li, Z. Fang, J. Xu, J. Wan, J. Dai, B. Yang, L. Hu. Highly Thermally Conductive Films with Percolative Layered Boron Nitride Nanosheets. ACS Nano. 2014. [pdf]
  7. H. Zhu§, H. Wang§, Y. Li, W. Bao, Z. Fang, C. Preston, Z. Barcikowski, O. Vaaland, Z. Ren, L. Hu. Lightweight, Conductive Hollow Fibers from Nature as Sustainable Electrode Materials for Microbial Energy Harvesting. Nano Energy. 2014, 10, 268-276.[pdf]
  8. Fang, Z.,§ Zhu, H.,§   Bao, W.,§ Preston, C., Liu, Z., Dai, J., Li, Y., Hu, L.*. Highly Transparent Paper with Tunable Haze for Green Electronics; Energy and Environmental Science. 2014.[pdf]
  9. Li, Y.,§ Zhu, H.,§     Shen, F., Wan, J., Han, X., Dai, J., Dai. H., Hu, L.. High conductive microfiber of graphene oxide templated carbonized cellulose, Advanced Functional Materials2014, 35(7): 1471-1479.[pdf]
  10. Fang, Z.,§ Zhu, H.,§  Preston, C., Hu, L.. Development, Applications, and Commercialization of Transparent Paper. Translational Materials Research, Translational Materials Research. invited review. 2014.[pdf]
  11. Bao, W.; Fang, Z.; Wan, J.; Dai, J.; Zhu, H.; Yang, X.; Preston, C.; Hu, L., Aqueous Gating of Van der Waals Materials on Bilayer Nanopaper. ACS Nano, 2014.[pdf]
  12. Li, Y.,§ Zhu, H.,§   Zhu, S., Wan, J., LiuZ.,  Vaaland, O., Lacey, S., Fang, Z., Dai, H., Li, T., Hu, L.. Hybridizing Wood Cellulose and Graphene Oxide Toward High-Performance Fibers.  Nature-NPG Asia Materials, 2014.[pdf]
  13. Rohrbach, K., Li, Y., Zhu, H., Liu, Z., Dai, J., Andreasen, J., and Hu, L. A cellulose based hydrophilic, oleophobic hydrated filter for water/oil separation, Chemical Communications, 2014.[pdf]
  14. Z. Fang, § H. Zhu, §    Y. Li, Z. Liu, J. Dai, C. Preston, S. Garner, P. Cimo, G. Chen, L. Hu. Light Management in Flexible Glass by Wood Cellulose Coating. Nature Scientific Report, 2014. [pdf]
  15. H. Zhu, B. Narakathu, Z. Fang, A. Aijazi, M. Joyce, M. Atashbar, L. Hu. Antenna on Shape-Stable Transparent Nanopaper. Nanoscale. 2014. [pdf] (Collaborated with CAPE in Western Michigan University) 
  16. H. Zhu, K. Lee, G. Hitz, X. Han, C. Lee, A. Cresce, S. Russell, K. Xu, E. Wachsman, L. Hu. Freestanding Na2/3Fe1/2Mn1/2O2-Graphene Film for Na-ion Battery Cathode. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2014. [pdf]
  17. H. Zhu§, Z. Fang§, C. Preston, Y. Li, L. Hu. Review: Transparent Paper Fabrications, Properties, and Device Applications. Energy and Environmental Science. 2013. (Invited review paper[pdf]
  18. H. Zhu§Z. Fang§ Y. Yuan§, D. Ha, C. Preston, Q. Chen, S. Lacey, Y. Li, X. Han, S. Lee, G. Chen, X. Chai, J. Munday, L. Hu. Paper with Ultra-High Transparency and Ultra-High Haze for Solar Cells. Nano Letters, 2013. (Most Read paper in Nano Letters; Featured in Nature Photonic) [pdf]
  19. H. Zhu§, Z. Jia§, Y. Chen, N. Weadock, K. Wan, O. Vaaland, X. Han, T. Li, L. Hu. Tin Anode for Sodium-Ion Batteries Using Natural Wood Fiber as a Mechanical Buffer and Electrolyte Reservoir. Nano Letters, 2013. (Reported in National Public Radio news, Science Daily, Nanowerk et al. Most read paper in Nano Letters) [pdf]
  20. Z. Gui§, H. Zhu§  E. Gillette, X. Han, G. Rubloff, L. Hu, S. Lee. Natural Cellulose Fiber as Substrate for Supercapacitor. ACS Nano, 2013. [pdf]
  21. X. Chen§, H. Zhu§, C. Liu, Y. Chen, N. Weadock, G. Rubloff, L. Hu. Role of Mesoporosity in Cellulose Fiber for Paper-Based Fast Li-ion Batteries. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2013. (Featured in EFRC Newsletter) [pdf]
  22. H. Zhu, Z. Xiao, D. Liu, Y. Li, N. Weadock, Z. Fang, J. Huang, L. Hu. Biodegradable Transparent Substrates for Flexible Organic-Light-Emitting Diodes. Energy and Environmental Science 2013. (Cover image) [pdf]
  23. H. Zhu, S. Parvinian, C. Preston, O. Vaaland, Z. Ruan, L. Hu. Transparent Nanopaper with Tailored Optical Properties, Nanoscale, 2013.(Cover image) [pdf]
  24. J. Huang§H. Zhu§   Y. Chen, C. Preston, K. Rohrbach, J. Cumings, L. Hu. Highly Transparent and Flexible Nanopaper Transistors, ACS Nano, 2013. (Highlight in C&E news, Featured in Nanowerk et al. The most read from ACS Nano between January and March 2013) [pdf]
  25. X. Chen, H. Zhu, Y. Chen, Y. Shang, A. Cao, L. Hu, G. Rubloff.  MWCNT/V2O5 Core/Shell Sponge for High Areal Capacity and Power Density Li-Ion Cathodes. ACS Nano, 2012. [pdf]
  26. C. Sun§H. Zhu§ E. Baker, M. Okada, J. Wan, A. Ghemes, Y. Inoue, L. Hu, Y. Wang. Weavable High-Capacity Electrodes. Nano Energy. 2013. [pdf]
  27. G. Zheng, Y. Cui, E. Karabulut, L. Wagberg, H. Zhu, L. Hu. Nanostructured Paper for Flexible Energy and Electronics Devices, MRS Bulletin, 2013.[pdf]
  28. Y. Li§H. Zhu§   H. Gu, H. Dai, Z. Fang, N. Weadock, Z. Guo, L. Hu. Strong transparent magnetic nanopaper prepared by immobilization of Fe3O4 nanoparticles in nanofibrillated cellulose network. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2013. (Most read paper) [pdf]
  29. H. Zhu, Y. Li, B. Pettersson, L. Zhang, M. Lindström, G. Henriksson. Technical Soda Lignin Dissolved in Urea as an Environmental Friendly Binder in Wood Fiberboard. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology. 2013. [pdf]
  30. H. Zhu§Z. Fang§   C. Preston, X. Han, Y. Li, S. Lee, X. Chai, G. Chen, L. Hu. Highly Transparent and Writable Wood All-Cellulose Hybrid Nanostructured Paper. Journal of Material Chemistry C, 2013. [pdf]
  31. H. Zhu, D. Areskogh, M. Helander, G. Henriksson. Investigation on Enzymatic Oxidative Polymerization of Technical Soda Lignin. Current Organic Chemistry. 2012. [pdf]
  32. H. Zhu, M. Helander, C. Moser, A. Stahlkranz, D. Soderberg, G. Henriksson, M. Lindstrom. A Novel Nano Cellulose Preparation Method and Size Fraction by Cross Flow Ultra- Filtration. Current Organic Chemistry. 2012. [pdf]
  33. H. Zhu, D. Areskogh, M. Helander, G. Henriksson. A Primary Investigation on Enzymatic Oxidative Polymerization of Lignin. 16th International Symposium on Wood, Fiber and Pulping Chemistry (ISWFPC), 2011. [pdf]
  34. Y. Li,  H. Zhu, M. Xu, K. Rohrbach, Z. Zhuang, H. Dai. High Yield Preparation Method of thermally Stable Cellulose Nanofibers. Bioresource, 2014. [pdf]
  35. A. Chen, H. Zhu, Y. Li, L. Hu, S. Bergbreiter. A Paper-Based Electrostatic Zipper Actuator for Printable Robots. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2014. [pdf]
  36. C. Preston, Z. Fang, J. Murray, H. Zhu, J. Dai, J. Munday, L. Hu. Silver Nanowire Transparent Conducting Paper-based Electrode with High Optical Haze. Journal of Material Chemistry C, 2013.[pdf]
  37. W. Bao, J. Wan, X. Han, X. Cai, H. Zhu, D. Kim, Y. Xu, J. Munday, H. Drew, M. Fuhrer, L. Hu. Lithium-Intercalated Few Layer Graphene: Approaching the Limits of Transparency and Conductivity in Graphene-based Materials. Nature Communications, 2014.
  38. X. Han, Y. Xu, X. Chen, Y. Chen, N. Weadock, J. Wan, H. Zhu, Y. Liu, H. Li, G. Rubloff, C. Wang, L. Hu. Reactivation of Dissolved Polysulfides in Li-S Batteries Based on Atomic Layer Deposition of Al2O3 in Porous Carbon Cloth. Nano Energy. 2013.
  39. X. Han, Y. Chen, H. Zhu, C. Preston, J. Wan, Z. Fang, L. Hu. Scalable, Printable, Surfactant-free Graphene Ink Directly From Graphite, Nanotechnology, 2013.
  40. Y. Liu, Y. Xu, X. Han, C. Pellegrinelli, Y. Zhu, H. Zhu, J. Wan, A. Chung, O. Vaaland, C. Wang, L. Hu. Porous Amorphous FePO4Nanoparticles Connected by Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes for Sodium Ion Battery Cathodes. Nano Letters, 2012.

  1. L. Hu, Z. Fang, H. Zhu. Scalable, Scalable, Highly Transparent Paper with Microsized Fiber. University of Maryland disclosure. 61/912923.
  2. L. Hu, L. Salamanca-Riba, H. Zhu. Cu covetic films and Nanostructures as Transparent Electrodes and current Collectors. US patent, under application.
  3. L. Hu, H. Zhu. Nanopaper Electronics. University of Maryland disclosure. 61/931458.
  4. L. Hu, H. Zhu, J. Wan, X. Han, Y. Chen. Electrode and Process for Na Ion Battery. University of Maryland disclosure. 61/931461.
  5. X. Liao, R. Yang, H. Zhu, et al. Method for Preparing Environmentally-friendly Anhydrous Phase Paper Coating, CN 102030850 B.