Shuhao An

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow


Building 4 Level 4 Area 3, Desert side, 4315-WS16

Research Interests

My research interests revolve around designing and synthesizing functional covalent organic frameworks with diverse properties, and exploring their potential applications in the fields of energy sustainability and environmental security.

Selected Publications

  • One-Dimensional Covalent Organic Frameworks for the 2e−Oxygen Reduction Reaction, S. An, X. Li, S. Shang, T. Xu, S. Yang, C. Cui, C. Peng, H. Liu, Q. Xu, Z. Jiang, J. Hu., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. e202218742, (2023)
  • Construction of Covalent Organic Frameworks with Crown Ether Struts. S. An, Q. Xu, Z. Ni, J. Hu, C. Peng, L. Zhai, Y. Guo, H. Liu. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 60, 9959-9963., (2021)
  • Constructing Catalytic Crown Ether-Based Covalent Organic Frameworks for Electroreduction of CO2, S. An, C. Lu, Q. Xu, C. Lian, C. Peng, J. Hu, X. Zhuang, H. Liu. ACS Energy Lett. 6, 3496-3502., (2021)
  • Towards High Performance Li–S Batteries via Sulfonate-Rich COF-Modified Separator, J. Xu, S. An, X. Song, Y. Cao, N. Wang, X. Qiu, Y. Zhang, J. Chen, X. Duan, J. Huang, W. Li, Y. Wang. Adv. Mater. 33, 
    2105178., (2021) 
  • Porosity Modulation in Two-dimensional Covalent Organic Frameworks Leads to Enhanced Iodine Adsorption Performance. S. An, X. Zhu, Y. He, L. Yang, H. Wang, S. Jin, J. Hu, H. Liu. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 58, 10495-10502. (2019)


  • Ph. D, Physical Chemistry, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China, 2019
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu, China, 2013

Professional Profile

  • 2023 - now: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2019 - 2022: Postdoctoral fellow, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China

KAUST Affiliations

PSE - Physical and Engineering Division 

Research Interests Keywords

COFs adsorption Lithium extraction Electrochemical