Institute of Nanotechnology
Zhirong Zhao-Karger

Dr. Zhirong Zhao-Karger

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Institute of Nanotechnology
    Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
    76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), Institute of Organic Chemistry/University Hannover (2006)

Postdoctoral fellow, Catalysis Research Laboratory (CaRLa), the joint Catalysis Research Laboratory/University Heidelberg and BASF (2007-2008)

Research scientist, Hydrogen storage, Institute of Nanotechnology/Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (2008-2012)

Research scientist, Electrochemical energy storage, Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU)/KIT (2013-present)

Research Topics

Rechargeable Mg and Ca batteries

Organic electrode materials for batteries

January 2015, Vol. 5          June 2017, Vol. 5                    September 2019           December 2019, Vol. 12        August 2020, Vol. 16

Selected Publications

  1. · The Metamorphosis of Rechargeable Magnesium Batteries, R. Mohtadi, O. Tutusaus, T. Arthur, Zh. Zhao-Karger, M. Fichtner, Joule, 2021, 5, 1-37

    · Performance Study of MXene/Carbon Nanotube Composites for Current Collector- and Binder-Free Mg-S Batteries, H. Kaland, F. Håskjold Fagerli, J. Hadler-Jacobsen, Zh. Zhao-Karger, M. Fichtner, K. Wiika and N. P. Wagner, ChemSusChem, 2021, 14, 1-11

    · Investigation on the Formation of Mg metal Anode/Electrolyte Interfaces in Mg/S Batteries with Electrolyte Additives, B.P. Vinayan, Zh. Zhao-Karger, T. Diemant, M. Jäckle, A. Gross, R.J. Behm, M. Fichtner, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020, 8, 22098-23010

    · Insights into self-discharge of lithium and magnesium sulfur batteries, R. Richter, J. Häcker, Zh. Zhao-Karger, T. Danner, N. Wagner, M. Fichtner, K. Friedrich, and A. Latz, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2020, 3, 8457-8474

    · Rechargeable calcium-sulfur batteries enabled by an efficient borate-based electrolyte, Z. Li, B. P. Vinayan, T. Diemant, R. J. Behm, M. Fichtner, Zh. Zhao-Karger, Small, 2020, 16, 2001806 COVER ARTICLE

    · Modeling of ion agglomeration in magnesium electrolytes and its impacts on the battery performance, J. Drews, T. Danner, P. Jankowski, T. Vegge, J.M. Garcia-Lastra, R. Liu, Z. Zhao-Karger, M. Fichtner, A. Latz, ChemSusChem, 2020, 13, 3599-3604

    · Multi-electron reactions enabled by anion-participated redox chemistry for high-energy multivalent rechargeable batteries, Z. Li, B. P. Vinayan, P. Jankowski, C. Njel, A. Roy, T. Vegge, J. Maibach, J.M. García Lastra, M. Fichtner, Zh. Zhao-Karger, Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 2-10.

    · Copper Porphyrin as a Stable Cathode for High Performance Rechargeable Potassium Organic Batteries, S. Lv, J. Yuan, Z. Chen, P. Gao, H. Shu, X. Yang, E. Liu, S. Tan, M. Ruben, Zh. Zhao-Karger, M. Fichtner, ChemSusChem, 2020, 13, 2286-2294

    · Investigation of Magnesium–Sulfur Batteries using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, J. Häcker, C. Danner, Zh. Zhao-Karger, B. Sievert, N. Wagner, K. A. Friedrich, Electrochimica Acta, 2020, 338, 135787

    · Halide-based materials and chemistries for rechargeable batteries: a review, X. Zhao, Zh. Zhao-Karger, M. Fichtner, and X. Shen, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, 59, 5902 –5949.

    · Insights into the electrochemical processes of rechargeable magnesium-sulfur batteries with new cathode design, B.P. Vinayan, H. Euchner, Zh. Zhao-Karger, M-A. Cambaz, Z. Li., T. Diemant, R.J. Behm, M. Fichtner, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 25490-25502

    · Towards stable and efficient electrolytes for room-temperature rechargeable calcium batteries, Z. Li, O. Fuhr, M. Fichtner, Zh. Zhao-Karger, Energy & Environ. Sci., 2019, 12, 3496-3501 COVER ARTICLE

    · MgSc2Se4 – a magnesium solid ionic conductor for all-solid-state Mg batteries, L. Wang, Z. Zhao-Karger, F. Klein, J. Chable, T. Braun, A. R. Schür, C. Wang, Y. Guo, and M. Fichtner, ChemSusChem, 2019, 12, 1-9

    · New Organic Electrode Materials for Ultrafast Electrochemical Energy Storage, Zh. Zhao-Karger, P. Gao, T. Ebert, S. Klyatskaya, Z. Chen, M. Ruben and M. Fichtner, Adv. Mater., 2019, 1806599

    · Beyond Intercalation Chemistry for Rechargeable Mg Batteries: A Short Review and Perspective, Zh. Zhao-Karger and M. Fichtner, Front. Chem. 2019, 6, 656

    · Fast multivalent intercalation enabled by solvated Mg2+ ions into self-established metallic layered materials, Z. Li, X. Mu, Zh. Zhao-Karger, T. Diemant, R.J. Behm, Ch. Kübel, and M. Fichtner, Nature Communications, 2018, 9, 5115

    · Towards Highly Reversible Magnesium-sulfur Batteries with Efficient and Practical Mg[B(hfip)4]2 Electrolyte, Zh. Zhao-Karger, R. Liu, W. Dai, Z. Li, T. Diemant, B. P. Vinayan, C. Bonatto Minella, X. Yu, A. Manthiram, R.J. Behm, M. Ruben, M. Fichtner, ACS Energy Letters, 2018, 3, 2005-2013

    · Magnesium–sulfur battery: its beginning and recent progress, Zh. Zhao-Karger and M. Fichtner, MRS Communications, 2017, 7, 770-784

    · Porphyrin complex as self-conditioned electrode material for high performance energy storage, P. Gao, Z. Chen, Zh. Zhao-Karger, J.E. Mueller, Ch. Jung, S. Klyatskaya, T. Diemant, O. Fuhr, T. Jacob, R.J. Behm, M. Ruben, M. Fichtner, Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. 2017, 129, 1-7

    · New class of non-corrosive, highly efficient electrolytes for rechargeable magnesium batteries, Zh. Zhao-Karger, E.G. Bardaji, Olaf Fuhr, and M. Fichtner, J. Materials Chem. 2017, A 5, 10815-10820 COVER ARTICLE

    · Selenium and selenium-sulfur based cathode materials for rechargeable magnesium batteries, Zh. Zhao-Karger, X. Lin, Ch. Bonatto Minella, D. Wang, T. Diemant, R. J. Behm and M. Fichtner, J. Power Sources, 2016, 323, 213-219

    · Performance study of magnesium-sulfur battery using graphene based sulfur composite as cathode electrode and non-nucleophilic Mg electrolyte, B. P. Vinayan, Zh. Zhao-Karger, T. Diemant, R. J. Behm, M. Fichtner, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 3296

    · Magnesium sulfur battery with improved non-nucleophilic electrolyte” Zh. Zhao-Karger, X. Zhao, D. Wang, T. Diemant, M. Fichtner, Adv. Energy Mater. 2015, 5, 1401155 COVER ARTICLE

    · Corrosion Resistance of Current Collector Materials in Bisamide Based Electrolyte for Magnesium Batteries, C. Wall, Zh. Zhao-Karger, M. Fichtner, ECS Electrochem. Lett., 2014, 4, C8–C10

    · Novel transmetalation reaction for electrolyte synthesis for rechargeable magnesium batteries, Zh. Zhao-Karger, J. E. Mueller, O. Fuhr, M. Fichtner, RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 26924–26927

    · Bisamide based Non-nucleophilic Electrolytes for Rechargeable Magnesium Batteries, Zh. Zhao-Karger, X. Zhao, O. Fuhr and M. Fichtner, RSC Adv., 2013, 3,16330–16335