Energy Environ. Sci.:Photoelectrochemical CO2 Reduction to Adjustable Syngas on Grain-boundary-mediated a-Si/TiO2/Au Photocathodes with Low Onset Potentials

Photoelectrochemical (PEC) CO2 reduction reaction (CRR) in aqueous medium is among the most promising methods to produce renewable fuel with solar and water as the energy and electron source. But the high negative bias remains a prerequisite to achieve an appreciable conversion at present due to the large overpotential of CO2 reduction. This communication describes […]

Dr. Jinxun Liu visited our lab!

Dr. Jinxun Liu, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, visited our lab today. He gave an IRCE2 Lecture named The Theoretical Study of the Activity of Nano-catalyst. He uses density functional theory based on quantum mechanics and massively parallel computing to research the catalytic reactions which have national strategic significance. In view of the […]

Angew Chem: Tuning Cu/Cu2O Interfaces for Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol in Aqueous Solutions

Artificial photosynthesis can store solar energy and reduce CO2 into fuels to potentially alleviate global warming and energy crisis. Compared to gas products, it remains a grand challenge to tune the product distribution of artificial photosynthesis to liquid fuels, such as CH3OH, that are suitable for storage and transport. This paper describes the introduction of […]

Prof. Liang-Shih Fan visited our lab!

Prof. Liang-Shih Fan, from the The Ohio State University, visited our lab today. He gave an IRCE2 Lecture named Metal Oxide Reaction Engineering and Chemical Looping Technology for Fossil Energy Conversion。 Metal oxide composites are enabling materials in a variety of energy conversion systems such as solid oxide fuel cells, ionic transport membranes, solar cells, […]

Nat Commun: Breaking the Scaling Relationship via Thermally Stable Pt/Cu Single Atom Alloys for Catalytic Dehydrogenation

Due to the existence of scaling properties of adsorption energies on transition metal surfaces, the enhancement of the catalytic activity is frequently accompanied by side reactions leading to a reduction in selectivity for the target product. Herein, by systematically screening Pt alloy materials using density functional theory calculations, we developed an approach to breaking the […]

Welcome the Joule editors Rose Zhu and Brandon Sutherland to visit our lab!

Rose Zhu and Brandon Sutherland, from Joule, visited our lab today. They gave an IRCE2 Lecture named Energy Research & High Impact Publishing in Joule. Dr. Rose Zhu(朱昌荣) is the Associate Editor for Joule based out of Shanghai office. She started her Ph.D. study at Nanyang Technological University (NTU, Singapore) under Prof. Hong Jin FAN in […]

Prof. Anton P.J. Middelberg visited our lab!

Prof. Anton P.J. Middelberg, from The University of Adelaide, visited our lab today. He gave an IRCE2 Lecture named Bio-inspired Approaches to Interfacial Chemical Engineering. Professor Anton Middelberg is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at The University of Adelaide. Prior to this he was Pro Vice Chancellor (Research and […]

Nanostructured NiFe (Oxy)hydroxide with Easily Oxidized Ni Towards Efficient Oxygen Evolution Reaction

Water splits into hydrogen and oxygen electrochemically is one of the most promising strategies for the utilization and storage of solar energy. However, oxygen evolution reaction (OER) with sluggish kinetics hinders its larger-scale application. NiFe-based catalysts are one of the most efficient oxygen evolution catalysts (OECs). High-valence Ni is considered as active site or conductive […]