在燃料电池相关领域发表SCI论文70余篇，引用1500余次 (google scholar)，h-index: 24，3篇入选ESI高被引论文。
 Yimeng Peng, Xiaohui Yan*, Chen Lin, Shuiyun Shen, Jiewei Yin, Junliang Zhang*, Effects of flow field on thermal management in proton exchange membrane fuel cell stacks: a numerical study. International Journal of Energy Research, 45, 2021: 7617-7630.
 X.H. Yan, X.L. Li, C.H. Fu, C. Lin, H.M. Hu, S.Y. Shen, G.H. Wei, J.L. Zhang*, Large Specific Surface Area S-doped Fe–N–C Electrocatalysts Derived from Metal–Organic Frameworks for Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Progress in Natural Science: Materials International, 30, 2020: 896-904.
 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. ( "Best of Energy Technology 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.