Professor Chunyi Zhi obtained his Ph.D. in physics from the Institute for Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, specializing in the topic of property investigation of BCN nanostructures. After two years of a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan, he was promoted to ICYS researcher, researcher (faculty) and senior researcher (permanent position) in NIMS. Dr. Zhi is currently a Chair Professor at MSE, CityU.
Professor Zhi has extensive experience in flexible energy storage, aqueous electrolyte batteries, zinc ion batteries, and electrocatalysts. He has published more than 400 papers, including Nature Review Mater.; Nature Review Chem.; Nature Commun.; Joule, Chem, Matter, Energy Environ. Sci.; Adv. Mater.; J. Am. Chem. Soc.; Angew Chem. In. Ed. etc, with an H-index of 103 and other-citation of ~35000 (ISI). He has been granted more than 80 patents. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of Nano Research Energy, associate editor of Materials Research Letters, associate editor of Materials Futures, and Editorial Board Member of "npj Flexible Electronics", “Rare Metals” and “Green Energy & Environment Science”.
Professor Zhi is a recipient of the outstanding research award for junior faculties and the President’s Award of the City University of Hong Kong, NML award and Beijing Science and Technology Award (first class). He is also a Member of the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry and a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher (2019-2021, Materials Science).