Haishun Du

Position title: Research Associate

Email: hdu52@wisc.edu

1710 University Avenue
Enzyme Institute Building
Madison, WI 53726

Headshot of Haishun Du



Program Affiliations

Biological Systems Engineering

Education and Certificates

  • Ph.D. 2021 – Polymer and Fiber Engineering, Auburn University

Fields of Interest

  • Lignocellulosic biomass valorization
  • Sustainable preparation of cellulose nanomaterials
  • Flexible nanocomposites for energy storage and sensing applications


Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=38g_pM4AAAAJ&hl=en

  • H Du, M Zhang, K Liu, M Parit, Z Jiang, X Zhang, B Li, C Si. Conductive PEDOT: PSS/cellulose nanofibril paper electrodes for flexible supercapacitors with superior areal capacitance and cycling stability. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2022, 428, 131994. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2021.131994.
  • W Liu, K Liu, H Du, T Zheng, N Zhang, T Xu, B Pang, X Zhang, C Si, K Zhang. Cellulose nanopaper: fabrication, functionalization and applications, Nano-Micro Letters, 2022, 14, 104. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40820-022-00849-x.
  • H Liu, T Xu, C Cai, K Liu, W Liu, M Zhang, H Du, C Si, K Zhang. Multifunctional superelastic, superhydrophilic, and ultralight nanocellulose-based composite carbon aerogels for compressive supercapacitor and strain sensor, Advanced Functional Materials, 2022, 32, 2113082. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202113082.
  • T Xu, H Du, H Liu, W Liu, X Zhang, C Si, P Liu, K Zhang. Advanced nanocellulose-based composites for flexible functional energy storage devices, Advanced Materials, 2021, 2101368. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.202101368.
  • K Liu, H Du, T Zheng, W Liu, M Zhang, H Liu, X Zhang, C Si. Lignin-containing cellulose nanomaterials: preparation and applications, Green Chemistry, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1039/D1GC02841C.
  • H Du, M Parit, K Liu, M Zhang, Z Jiang, TS Huang, X Zhang, C Si. Engineering cellulose nanopaper with water resistant, antibacterial, and improved barrier properties by impregnation of chitosan, Carbohydrate Polymers, 2021, 270, 118372. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2021.118372.
  • H Du, M Parit, K Liu, M Zhang, Z Jiang, TS Huang, X Zhang, C Si. Multifunctional cellulose nanopaper with superior water resistant, conductive, and antibacterial properties functionalized with chitosan and polypyrrole, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2021, 13(27), 32115-32125. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c06647.
  • H Du, M Parit, M Wu, X Che, Y Wang, M Zhang, R Wang, X Zhang, Z Jiang, B Li. Sustainable valorization of paper mill sludge into cellulose nanofibrils and cellulose nanopaper, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2020, 400, 123106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.123106.
  • W Liu, H Du, M Zhang, K Liu, H Liu, H Xie, X Zhang, C Si. Bacterial cellulose-based composite scaffolds for biomedical applications: A review, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2020, 8(20), 7536-7562. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c00125.
  • H Du, W Liu, M Zhang, C Si, X Zhang, B Li. Cellulose nanocrystals and cellulose nanofibrils based hydrogels for biomedical applications, Carbohydrate Polymers, 2019, 209, 130-144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2019.01.020.

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Dissertation Award, Auburn University, July 2022
  • Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, Auburn University, Apr 2021
  • American Chemical Society (ACS) Travel Awards, Nov 2019