Skip to main content

Dr. Sixu Deng, PhD

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Dr. Sixu Deng, PhD
Office: S-EV 3.155  
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 8077
Website(s): Google Scholar

, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Western University, 2022
Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, 2018
B.Eng., Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, 2011

Professional Appointments
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, 07/2022-12/2022
Visiting Scholar, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Western University, 05/2022-12/2022

Research Activities

Advanced Characterizations

(1) Synchrotron radiation for battery materials (X-ray spectroscopy, x-ray imaging & microscopy, X-ray diffraction & scattering)
(2) Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for energy materials

Energy Storage Devices

(1) All-solid-state batteries
(2) Li-ion batteries
(3) Na-ion batteries
(4) Supercapacitors

Fabrication of Battery Materials

(1) Sulfide/halide inorganic solid-state electrolytes
(2) High-energy Li-ion cathodes and their interfaces
(3) Na-ion cathodes and their interfaces
(4) High-capacity Li/Na/Si anodes and their interfaces 
(5) Atomic/molecular layer deposition (ALD/MLD)
(6) 3D printing

Teaching Activities

CHME 6071 Materials Science and Engineering
ENCS 6021 Engineering Analysis
ENGR 251 Thermodynamics I
Certificate in Decarbonization of Aerospace

Grants and Awards

National Level:
1. NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, Canada (2022)
2. Canada Graduate Scholarships, Canada (2020)
3. MITACS Accelerate Fellowship, Canada (2019)
4. National Scholarship-Doctor, China (2017)
5. Chinese Government Scholarship for Studying Abroad, China (2015)
6. National Scholarship-Master, China (2013)

Provincial Level:
1. Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships, Ontario, Canada (2020)
2. Ontario Graduate Scholarships, Ontario, Canada (2019)
3. Beijing Distinguished Graduates, Beijing, China (2018, 2011)

Institutional Level:
1. Canadian Light Source Travel Award, Canadian Light Source (2022)
2. Best Graduate Student Presentation-Seminar Series, Western University (2021)
3. Distinguished Graduates, Beijing University of Technology (2018, 2011)
4. Doctoral Thesis Awards, Beijing University of Technology (2018)
5. President Scholarship, Beijing University of Technology (2018)
6. Outstanding Student Leader, Beijing University of Technology (2009)


Selected Publications

1. Deng, S.; Jiang, M.; Chen, N,; Li, W.; Zheng, M.; Chen, W.; Li, R.; Huang, H.; Wang, J.; Singh, C.; Sun, X. Regulating electronic conductivity at cathode interface for low-temperature halide-based all-solid-state batteries. Advanced Functional Materials, 2022, 2205594. (Highlighted by “Energist”, “Rationalscience”, “Batteryfuture”, Scibiubiubiu)
2. Deng, S.; Jiang, M.; Rao, A; Lin, X.; Doyle-Davis, K.; Liang, J.; Yu, C.; Li, R.; Zhao, S.; Zhang, L.; Huang, H.; Wang, J.; Singh, C. V.; Sun, X. Fast-charging halide-based allsolid-state batteries by manipulation of current collector interface. Advanced Functional Materials. 2022, 2200767. (Highlighted by “ElectrochemEnerg”, “Energist”, “V-suan”, “Wxkol”)
3. Deng, S.; Sun, Q.; Li, M.; Adair, K.; Yu, C.; Li, J.; Li, W.; Fu, J.; Li, X.; Li, R.; Hu, Y.; Chen, N.; Huang, H.; Zhang, L.; Zhao, S.; Lu, S.; Sun, X. Insight into cathode surface to boost the performance of solid-state batteries. Energy Storage Materials. 2021, 35, 661. (Highlighted by “V-suan”)
4. Deng, S.; Sun, Y.; Li, X.; Ren, Z.; Liang, J.; Doyle-Davis, K.; Liang, J.; Li, W.; Banis, M. N.; Sun, Q.; Li, R.; Hu, Y.; Huang, H.; Zhang, L.; Lu, S.; Luo, J.; Sun, X. Eliminating the detrimental effects of conductive agents in sulfide-based solid-state batteries. ACS Energy Letters. 2020, 5, 1243. (Highlighted by “InfoMat”, “Nanoer”
5. Deng, S.; Li, X.; Ren, Z.; Li, W.; Luo, J.; Liang, J.; Liang, J.; Banis, M. N.; Li, M.; Zhao, Y.; Li, X.; Wang, C.; Sun, Y.; Sun, Q.; Li, R.; Hu, Y.; Huang, H.; Zhang, L.; Lu, S.; Luo, J.; Sun, X. Dual-functional interfaces for highly stable Ni-rich layered cathodes in sulfide all-solid-state batteries. Energy Storage Materials. 2020, 27, 117. (Highlighted by “Nanoer”)
6. Deng, S.; Wang, B.; Yuan, Y.; Li, X.; Sun, Q.; Doyle-Davis, K.; Banis, M. N.; Liang, J.; Zhao, Y.; Li, J.; Li, R.; Sham, T.-K.; Shahbazian-Yassar, R.; Wang, H.; Cai, M.; Lu, J.; Sun, X. Manipulation of an ionic and electronic conductive interface for highly-stable high-voltage cathodes. Nano Energy. 2019, 65, 103988. (Highlighted by “Energist”
7. Deng, S.; Xiao, B.; Wang, B.; Li, X.; Kaliyappan, K.; Zhao, Y.; Lushington, A.; Li, R.; Sham, T.-K.; Wang, H.; Sun, X. New insight into atomic-scale engineering of electrode surface for long-life and safe high voltage lithium ion cathodes. Nano Energy. 2017, 38, 19.
8. Deng, S.; Mao, D.; Wang, H.; Wang, B.; Liu, J.; Ma, Y.; Yan, H. Preparation and electrochemical properties of double-shell LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 hollow microspheres as cathode materials for Li-ion batteries. RSC Advances. 2016, 6, 45369.
9. Deng, S.; Wang, H.; Liu, H.; Liu, J.; Yan, H. Research progress in improving the rate performance of LiFePO4 cathode materials. Nano-Micro Letters. 2014, 6, 209. (Invited review)
10. Deng, S.; Li, J.; Sun, S.; Wang, H.; Liu, J.; Yan, H. Synthesis and electrochemical properties of Li4Ti5O12 spheres and its application for hybrid supercapacitors. Electrochimica Acta. 2014, 146, 37.
11. Deng, S.; Sun, D.; Wu, C.; Wang, H.; Liu, J.; Sun, Y.; Yan, H. Synthesis and electrochemical properties of MnO2 nanorods/graphene composites for supercapacitor applications. Electrochimica Acta. 2013, 111, 707.

Back to top

© Concordia University