Hujun Cao, PhD, Associate Professor

Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science

Research Areas

Synthesis and characterization of hydride for energy storage, conversion and utiliztion


Work Experience

Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, China, 2018.12-- , Associate professor

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany, 2014.12--2018.11, Scientist


(1) Conversion of magnesium waste into a complex magnesium hydride system: Mg(NH2)2–LiH, Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2020, Corresponding author
(2) Mild-condition synthesis of A2ZnH4 (A = K, Rb, Cs) and their effects on the hydrogen storage properties of 2LiH-Mg(NH2)2, Journal of Energy Chemistry, 2020, Corresponding author
(3) Complex Hydrides for Energy Storage, Conversion and Utilization, Advanced Materials, 2019, Co-first author
(4) Li2NH-LiBH4: a Complex Hydride with Near Ambient Hydrogen Adsorption and Fast Lithium Ion Conduction, Chemistry – A European Journal, 2018, First author
(5) Air-stable metal hydride-polymer composites of Mg(NH2)2–LiH and TPX™, Materials Today Energy, 2018, Corresponding author
(6) In Situ X-ray Diffraction Studies on the De/rehydrogenation Processes of the K-2 Zn(NH2)(4) -8LiH System, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2017, Corresponding author
(7) Transition and Alkali Metal Complex Ternary Amides for Ammonia Synthesis and Decomposition, Chemistry-a European Journal, 2017, Corresponding author
(8) New synthesis route for ternary transition metal amides as well as ultrafast amide-hydride hydrogen storage materials, Chemical Communications, 2016, Corresponding author
(9) Ternary Amides Containing Transition Metals for Hydrogen Storage: A Case Study with Alkali Metal Amidozincates, Chemsuschem, 2015, Corresponding author
(10) Effective thermodynamic alteration to Mg(NH2)(2)-LiH system: achieving near ambient-temperature hydrogen storage, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, First author
(11) NH3 Mediated or Ion Migration Reaction: The Case Study on Halide-Amide System, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2014, First author
(12) Effects of Al-based additives on the hydrogen storage performance of the Mg(NH2)(2)-2LiH system, Dalton Transactions, 2013, First author

Research Interests

Photoassisted hydrogen storage

Electrochemical hydrogen storage

Synthesis and application of complex hydrides

Solid state hydrogen storage


Prof. Martin Dornheim, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany

Prof. Hui Wu, NIST, USA

Prof. Chiara Milanese, University of Pavia, Italy

Prof. Rainer Niewa, University of Stuttgart, Germany