YI Ding

Professional title:Associate Professor

Office No.:010-51685487


Sep. 2006 - Jun. 2010    School of Physics, Shandong University,  B.S.

Sep. 2010 - Jun. 2015    School of Physics, Shandong University,  Ph.D.

Professional Experience

I obtained my PhD degree on condensed matter physics at Shandong University in 2015, and then joined Prof. Feng Ding's group in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials, Institute for Basic Science (IBS-CMCM) of South Korea as a postdoc until 2019. Now I am an associate professor in Prof. Xi Wang's group in the Department of Physics, Beijing Jiaotong University. I have published 36 SCI papers, including Phys. Rev. Lett., Angew. Chem., Adv. Energy Mater. et al. My current research interests are the growth mechanism of nanomaterials and the application in catalysis.

Research Field

Theoretical study of nanomaterial growth and catalysis


National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Grant No. 21905019

Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, Grant No. 2019RC035

Teaching Courses

College Physics


Publications as the first or corresponding author:

1.     Min Zhou, Ding Yi* et al. Modulating 3d orbitals of Ni atoms on Ni-Pt edge sites enables highly-efficient alkaline hydrogen evolution. Adv. Energy Mater. 2021, 11, 2101789.

2.     Fengchu Zhang, Ding Yi* et al. Archimedean polyhedron LiCoO2 for ultrafast rechargeable Li-ion batteries. Chem. Eng. J. 2021, 423, 130122.

3.     Nana Zhao, Ding Yi* et al. Regulating Fe–O bond in Ti3C2Tx MXene anode for high-capacity Li-ion batteries. Chem. Eng. J. 2021, 422, 130018.

4.     Zhicheng Zhang#, Ding Yi# et al. Evoking ordered vacancies in metallic nanostructures toward a vacated Barlow packing for high-performance hydrogen evolution. Sci. Adv. 2021, 7, eabd6647.

5.     Bin Zhu#, Ding Yi# et al. Self-inhibition effect of metal incorporation in nanoscaled semiconductors. PNAS 2021, 118, e2010642118.

6.     Nana Zhao, Ding Yi* et al. Fe3+–stabilized Ti3C2Tx MXene enables ultrastable Li-ion storage at low temperature. J. Mater. Sci. Technol. 2021, 67, 156.

7.     Fei Lu#, Ding Yi# et al. Engineering platinum–oxygen dual catalytic sites via charge transfer towards highly efficient hydrogen evolution. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 17712.

8.     Yangxin Jin#, Ding Yi# et al. Engineering electronic structure of single-atom Pd site on Ti0.87O2 nanosheet via charge transfer enables C–Br cleavage for room-temperature Suzuki coupling. CCS Chem. 2020, 2, 1453.

9.     Ding Yi et al. Regulating charge transfer of lattice oxygen in single-atom doped titania for hydrogen evolution. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 15855.

10.   Junmeng Li#, Ding Yi# et al. Monolayered Ru1/TiO2 nanosheet enables efficient visible-light-driven hydrogen evolution. Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 2020, 271, 118925.

11.   Ding Yi et al. Stable AA-stacked Pt nanoclusters supported on graphene/Ru(0001) and the selective catalysis: a theoretical study. ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2019, 2, 2921.

12.   Xiaojing Yao#, Ding Yi# et al. Observation of a Dirac state in borophene hetero-bilayers by Cr intercalation. J. Mater. Chem. C  2019, 7, 2068.

13.   Dayi Guo, Ding Yi* et al. Nanosheets-in-nanotube Co3O4-carbon array design enables stable Li-ion storage. Carbon 2019, 147, 501.

14.   Hewei Yang, Ding Yi* et al. Crystal facet engineering induced anisotropic transport of charge carriers in a perovskite. J. Mater. Chem. C  2018, 6, 11707.

15.   Ding Yi et al. What drives metal-surface step bunching in graphene chemical vapor deposition. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2018, 120, 246101.

16.   Xiaozhi Xu#, Ding Yi# et al. Greatly enhanced anticorrosion of Cu by commensurate graphene coating. Adv. Mater. 2018, 30, 1702944.

17.   Ding Yi et al. Stability of hydrogenated graphene: a first-principles study. RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 20617.

18.   Ding Yi et al. Spin-polarization of organic molecules at the ferromagnetic surface. Acta Phys. Sin-Ch. Ed. 2015, 64, 187305.

19.   Ding Yi et al. Vertical-strain-induced spin-splitting in zigzag graphene nanoribbons. Nanoscale 2013, 5, 9118.

20.   Ding Yi et al. Investigation of polarons in perovskite manganites. Acta Phys. Sin-Ch. Ed. 2012, 61, 207101.