Biography

With a BEng and PhD in Materials Science, I have been actively involved in materials and nanostructures for hydrogen storage. I received a PhD from Queen Mary, University of London, and then worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Materials at QMUL for about three years. I joined UEA as a lecturer in Energy Materials Science and Technology in 2006.  During my research career, I have made various achievements in synthesis of doped-metal, complex chemical hydrides and multi-component materials for hydrogen storage for stationary and mobile applications, and developed hydrogen storage materials that effectively halve the desorption temperature, along with an innovative coating technique to create catalytic coating for enhanced sorption properties. I was awarded a first grant from the EPSRC, and am involved in various joint projects with UCL and School of Chemistry and Pharmacy at UEA, to the EPSRC, the Royal Society (Wolfson Laboratory Refurbishment Award), Capital Investment Framework Award and industrial organizations. My current research interests are focusing on:

1)  Multi-component nano-structural hydrogen storage systems for industrial applications

2)  Catalysis and selectivity of gas (H2/CO2) storage and separation on solid sorbents

3)  Novel metal organic frameworks for hydrogen storage and COcapture 


PhD Studentships Available


Development of Nanostructures and Porous Materials for Carbon Dioxide Capture or Energy Storage

 

PhD Positions

Click here for other current PhD opportunities in the School of Environmental Sciences.  However, feel free to email me to discuss projects outside these areas and alternative sources of funding.


 

All Publications

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Chai, G., Qiu, K., Qiao, M., Titirici, M., Shang, C., Guo, Z.

(2017)

Active sites engineering leads to exceptional ORR and OER bifunctionality in P,N Co-doped graphene frameworks,

in Energy & Environmental Science

10

(5)

pp. 1186-1195

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Li, X., Gao, M., Du, W., Ni, B., Wu, Y., Liu, Y., Shang, C., Guo, Z., Guo, Z., Pan, H.

(2017)

A mechanochemical synthesis of submicron-sized Li2S and a mesoporous Li2S/C hybrid for high performance lithium/sulfur battery cathodes,

in Journal of Materials Chemistry A

5

pp. 6471-6482

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(Article)

(Published)


Li, X., Cheng, X., Gao, M., Ren, D., Liu, Y., Guo, Z., Shang, C., Sun, L., Pan, H.

(2017)

Amylose-Derived Macrohollow Core and Microporous Shell Carbon Spheres as Sulfur Host for Superior Lithium–Sulfur Battery Cathodes,

in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

9

(12)

pp. 10717–10729

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Li, T., Li, J., Zhang, Q., Blazeby, E., Shang, C., Xu, H., Zhang, X., Chao, Y.

(2016)

Hydrogen-terminated mesoporous silicon monoliths with huge surface area as alternative Si-based visible light-active photocatalysts,

in RSC Advances

75

pp. 71092-71099

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(Article)

(Published)


Zhu, B., Shang, C., Guo, Z.

(2016)

Naturally Nitrogen and Calcium-Doped Nanoporous Carbon from Pine Cone with Superior CO2 Capture Capacities,

in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering

4

(3)

pp. 1050-1057

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Tian, M., Shang, C.

(2015)

CO2 storage properties of nanostructured carbons by a microwave plasma reactor,

in Journal of Nanomaterials

2015

article no. 650682

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Wang, J., Gao, M., Pan, H., Liu, Y., Zhang, Z., Li, J., Su, Q., Du, G., Zhu, M., Ouyang, L., Shang, C., Guo, Z.

(2015)

Mesoporous Fe2O3 flakes of high aspect ratio encased within thin carbon skeleton for superior lithium-ion battery anodes,

in Journal of Materials Chemistry A

3

(27)

pp. 14178-14187

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Zhu, B., Qiu, K., Shang, C., Guo, Z.

(2015)

Naturally derived porous carbon with selective metal- and/or nitrogen-doping for efficient CO2 capture and oxygen reduction,

in Journal of Materials Chemistry A

3

(9)

pp. 5212-5222

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Gao, M., Wang, D., Zhang, X., Pan, H., Liu, Y., Liang, C., Shang, C., Guo, Z.

(2015)

A hybrid Si@FeSiy/SiOx anode structure for high performance lithium-ion batteries via ammonia-assisted one-pot synthesis,

in Journal of Materials Chemistry A

3

(20)

pp. 10767-10776

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Tian, M., Batty, S., Shang, C.

(2013)

Synthesis of nanostructured carbons by the microwave plasma cracking of methane,

in Carbon

51

pp. 243-248

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Tian, M., Shang, C.

(2012)

Effect of TiC and Mo2C on Hydrogen Desorption of Mechanically Milled MgH2,

in Journal of Chemical Science and Technology

1

(2)

pp. 54-59

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Tian, M., Shang, C.

(2012)

Plasma Carbon Characterization, Modification and Catalysis,

(Other)

(Published)


Shang, C.

(2011)

Porous Carbons for Energy Storage and CO2 Capture,

(Other)

(Published)


Shang, C.

(2011)

Synthesis of Carbon and Mg-based Materials for Hydrogen Storage and CO2 Capture,

(Other)

(Published)


Shang, C., Tian, M.

(2011)

Synthesis of carbon and magnesium nanostructures for H2/CO2 sorption,

(Other)

(Published)


Shang, C., Tian, M., Batty, S.

(2011)

Synthesis and Characterisation of Carbon Structures by Microwave Cold Plasma,

(Other)

(Published)


Tian, M., Shang, C.

(2011)

Nano-structured MgH2 catalyzed by TiC nanoparticles for hydrogen storage,

in Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology

86

(1)

pp. 69-74

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Redshaw, C., Jana, S., Shang, C., Elsegood, M., Xuesong, L., Guo, Z.

(2010)

Enhancement of H2 uptake via fluorination but not lithiation for Zn4N8 and Zn4N6O type clusters,

in Chemical Communications

46

(47)

pp. 9055-9057

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Redshaw, C., Jana, S., Shang, C., Elsegood, M. R. J., Lu, X., Guo, Z. X.

(2010)

Multinuclear Zinc Pentafluorobenzene Carboxylates: Synthesis, Characterization, and Hydrogen Storage Capability,

in Organometallics

29

(22)

pp. 6129-6132

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Tian, M., Shang, C., Batty, S.

(2010)

Carbon structure produced by microwave cold plasma cracking of hydrocarbon gas,

(Other)

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Key Research Interests

Hydrogen storage materials; synthesis of nano-structural materials for clean energy application; low carbon energy technologies.

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Significant Publications

  • Tian, M., Batty, S. and Shang, C. (2013), Synthesis of nanostructured carbons by the microwave plasma cracking of methane, CARBON,51, 243-248. doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2012.08.049
  • Tian, T. and Shang, C. (2011), Nano-structured MgH2 catalyzed by TiC nanoparticles for  hydrogen storage, J. Chem. Technol. Biotechnol.,86, 69-74. doi/10.1002/jctb.2479/full
  • J. H. Yao, C.X. Shang, K. F. Aguey-Zinsou and Z.X. Guo, "Desorption Characteristics of Mechanically and Chemically Modified LiNH2 and LiNH2+LiH", J. Alloys Comp. 421(1-2), 277-282, 2007, doi:10.1016/j.jallcom.2006.05.113 
  • Shang, C.X., Guo, Z.X. (2007) Structural and desorption characterisations of milled (MgH2+Y, Ce) powder mixtures for hydrogen storage. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 32(14), 2920-2925.DOI:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2006.11.035 
  • C.X Shang and Z.X. Guo, "Effect of Carbon on Hydrogen Desorption and Absorption of Mechanically milled MgH2", J. Power Sources, 129 (2004) 73-80. doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2003.11.013   
  • C.X. Shang, M. Bououdina, Y. Song and Z.X.Guo, "Mechanical Alloying and Electronic Simulation of (MgH2 + M) Systems (M= Al, Ti, Fe, Ni, Cu, Nb) for Hydrogen Storage", Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 29 (2004) 73-80. doi:10.1016/S0360-3199(03)00045-4
  • C.X. Shang, M. Bououdina and Z.X. Guo, "Structural Stability and Dehydrogenation of (MgH2 + Al, Nb) Powder Mixtures during Mechanical Alloying", Materials Transaction, Vol. 44, No. 11 (2003) 2356-2362.
  • C.X. Shang, M. Bououdina and Z.X. Guo, "Structural Stability of Mechanically alloyed (Mg+10Nb) and (MgH2+10Nb) powder mixtures", J. Alloys Comp. 349 (2003) 217-333. doi:10.1016/S0925-8388(02)00920-9 


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