在燃料电池相关领域发表SCI论文60余篇，引用1100余次 (google scholar)，h-index: 22，3篇入选ESI高被引论文。
 X.H. Yan, H.Z. Li, C. Lin, J.R. Chen, A.D. Han, S.Y. Shen, J.L. Zhang, An inorganic-framework proton exchange membrane for direct methanol fuel cells with increased energy density. Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 4, 2020: 772-778.
 X.H. Yan, C. Lin, Z.F. Zheng, J.R. Chen, G.H. Wei, J.L. Zhang, Effect of clamping pressure on liquid-cooled PEMFC stack performance considering inhomogeneous gas diffusion layer compression. Applied Energy, 258, 2020: 114073-114086.
 X.H. Yan, C. Guan, Y. Zhang, K.C. Jiang, G.H. Wei, X.J. Cheng, S.Y. Shen, J.L. Zhang, Flow field design with 3D geometry for proton exchange membrane fuel cells. Applied Thermal Engineering, 147, 2019: 1107-1114.
 X.H. Yan, X.L. Zhou, T.S. Zhao, H.R. Jiang, L. Zeng, A highly selective proton exchange membrane with highly ordered, vertically aligned, and subnanosized 1D channels for redox flow batteries. Journal of Power Sources, 406, 2018: 35-41.
 X.H. Yan, A. Xu, L. Zeng, P. Gao, T.S. Zhao, A paper-based microfluidic fuel cell using hydrogen peroxide as fuel and oxidant. Energy Technology, 6, 2018: 140–143. (入选 "Best of Energy Technology 2018", Top 15 articles in 2018)
 X.H. Yan, P. Gao, G. Zhao, L. Shi, J.B. Xu, T.S. Zhao, Transport of highly concentrated fuel in direct methanol fuel cells, Applied Thermal Engineering, 126, 2017: 290-295.
 X.H. Yan, Ruizhe Wu, J.B. Xu, Zhengtang Luo, T.S. Zhao, A monolayer graphene - Nafion sandwich membrane for direct methanol fuel cells, J. Power Sources, 311, 2016: 188-194. (ESI高被引论文)
 X.H. Yan, H.R. Jiang, G. Zhao, L. Zeng, T.S. Zhao, Preparations of an inorganic-framework proton exchange nanochannel membrane, J. Power Sources, 326, 2016: 466-475.
 X.H. Yan, T.S. Zhao, L. An, G. Zhao, L. Shi, A direct methanol-hydrogen peroxide fuel cell with a Prussian Blue cathode, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 41, 2016: 5135-5140.
 X.H. Yan, T.S. Zhao, G. Zhao, L. An, X.L. Zhou, A hydrophilic-hydrophobic dual-layer microporous layer enabling the improved water management of direct methanol fuel cells operating with neat methanol, J. Power Sources, 294, 2015: 232-238.
 X.H. Yan, T.S. Zhao, L. An, G. Zhao, L. Zeng, A novel cathode architecture with a thin reaction layer alleviates mixed potentials and catalyst poisoning in direct methanol fuel cells, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 40, 2015: 16540-16546.
 X.H. Yan, T.S. Zhao, L. An, G. Zhao, L. Zeng, A crack-free and super-hydrophobic cathode micro-porous layer for direct methanol fuel cells, Applied Energy, 138, 2014: 331-336. (ESI高被引论文)
 X.H. Yan, T.S. Zhao, L. An, G. Zhao, L. Zeng, A micro-porous current collector enabling passive direct methanol fuel cells to operate with highly concentrated fuel, Electrochimica Acta, 139, 2014: 7-12.