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Jigang Zhou PhD Senior Industrial Scientist

Areas of Expertise

  • Spectromicroscopy
  • Battery and materials sciences
  • Electrochemistry

About

As a Senior Industrial Scientist of the Industry Services group, Jigang Zhou contributes extensive experience with batteries and the renewable energy industry. Through collaboration with fellow scientists and industrial clients, he has achieved a high level of notoriety among the battery community.

Prior to joining the CLS, Jigang completed his PhD at Western University with a focus on electrochemical luminescence. An electrochemical engineer by training, he completed his undergraduate and Master’s degrees at Harbin Institute of Technology. Following his Master’s degree, Jigang gained valuable experience working as a research scientist in the battery industry in China. His move to Canada and experiences at Western University led him to spectroscopy and imaging applications of synchrotron light for chemistry and materials studies. Jigang continues his affiliation with Western University as an adjunct professor.

Outside of the CLS, Jigang can often be found reading and spending time with his family and neighbours. He contributes to the community of Saskatoon by participating in various education programs held through the U of S and CLS, and guiding post-Master’s students in their studies. After the Covid-19 pandemic has ended, Jigang looks forward towards travelling and visiting museums.

Publications

Capacity Fade Mechanism of Li4Ti5O12 Nanosheet Anode

Chiu, Hsien-Chieh; Zhou, Jigang; Gu, Lin; Reid, Joel; Gauvin, Raynald; Zaghib, Karim and Demopoulos, George P. (2016). Capacity Fade Mechanism of Li4Ti5O12 Nanosheet Anode. Advanced Energy Materials 7(5), 1601825. 10.1002/aenm.201601825


Annealing-regulated Elimination of Residual Strain-induced Structural Relaxation for Stable High-power Li4Ti5O12 Nanosheet Anodes

Chiu, Hsien-Chieh; Lu, Xia; Zhou, Jigang; Gu, Lin; Reid, Joel; Gauvin, Raynald; Zaghib, Karim and Demopoulos, George P. (2017). Annealing-regulated elimination of residual strain-induced structural relaxation for stable high-power Li4Ti5O12 nanosheet anodes. Nano Energy (32), 533-541. 10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.12.063


Chemical Imaging of Nanoscale Interfacial Inhomogeneity in LiFePO4 Composite Electrodes from a Cycled Large-Format Battery

Zhou, Jigang; Wang, Jian; Hu, Yongfeng and Lu, Mi. (2017). Chemical imaging of nanoscale interfacial inhomogeneity in LiFePO4 composite electrodes from a cycled large-format battery. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9(45), 39336-39341. 10.1021/acsami.7b11427


Highly Conductive NMP-free Carbon-coated Nano-Lithium Titanate/Carbon Composite Electrodes via SBR-assisted Electrophoretic Deposition

Uceda, Marianna; Zhou, Jigang; Wang, Jian; Gauvin, Raynald; Zaghib, Karim and Demopoulos, George P. (2019). Highly conductive NMP-free carbon-coated nano-lithium titanate/carbon composite electrodes via SBR-assisted electrophoretic deposition. Electrochimica Acta (299), 107-115. 10.1016/j.electacta.2018.12.166


Electrode Stack Geometry Changes during Gas Evolution in Pouch-Cell-Type Lithium Ion Batteries

Bond, Toby; Zhou, Jigang and Cutler, Jeffrey. (2016). Electrode stack geometry changes during gas evolution in pouch-cell-type lithium ion batteries. Journal of the Electrochemical Society 164(1), 158-162. 10.1149/2.0241701jes


Capacity Fade Mechanism of Li4Ti5O12 Nanosheet Anode

Chiu, Hsien-Chieh; Lu, Xia; Zhou, Jigang; Gu, Lin; Reid, Joel; Gauvin, Raynald; Zaghib, Karim, and Demopoulos, George P. (2016). Capacity fade mechanism of Li4Ti5O12 nanosheet anode. Advanced Energy Materials 7(5), 1601825. 10.1002/aenm.201601825