The Science Fund for Creative Research Groups of NSFC led by Prof. Jinlong Gong was approved on Aug 18. Congratulations!
National Natural Science Foundation of China has just announced the Performance Evaluation Report for NSFC Outstanding Young Investigator Award. Our series PDH studies were highlight in the report, which is “a potential technology to break international monopoly on the PDH process”.
Welcome Asso. Prof. Jingkun Li to join our lab! Dr. Li’s research interest is in electrocatalysis for energy storage and conversion systems, using operando characterizations (e.g. XAS, XES, Mössbauer and TEM) to study the active site structures, reaction mechanisms and electrode-electrolyte interfaces under working conditions, and she is willing to share his research experience with our […]
Welcome Asso. Prof. Chunlei Pei to join our lab! Dr. Pei’s research interest is in powder and multi-phase technologies for applications in heterogeneous catalysis, and he is willing to share his research experience with our group members.
Our new proposal focusing on CO2 utilization collaborated with Profs. Feng Jiao and Bingjun Xu at University of Delaware was approved! 2019-2022: “Solar-driven Carbon Dioxide Utilization for Environmental Sustainability”, PI Prof. Tuo Wang
The mixed-metal oxides are one of the most frequently used catalysts in chemical industry, because the superior catalytic reactivity can be achieved by taking advantage of the synergetic effects of their parent oxides. However, the interfacial electronic interactions between metal oxides remains unclear due to their structural complexity. This paper describes the modulation of catalytic […]
CO2 reduction in aqueous solutions is an attractive strategy for carbon capture and utilization. Cuprous oxide (Cu2O) is a promising catalyst for CO2 reduction as it can not only convert CO2 into valuable hydrocarbons but also suppress the side H2 evolution reaction (HER). However, the nature of the active sites is still under debate due […]
Prof. Taeghwan Hyeon, from the Seoul National University, visited our lab today. He gave a Peiyang Lecture with the title “Chemistry for Nano, and Nano for Medicine & Energy”. Prof. Taeghwan Hyeon is a faculty member of the School of Chemical and Biological Engineering of Seoul National University. He has been focused on the synthesis and […]
Prof. Michael Grätzel, from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, visited our lab today. He gave a Peiyang Lecture with the title “Mesoscopic Photosystems For Generation of Electricity and Fuels from Sunlight”. Prof. Michael Graetzel directs there the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces. He pioneered research in the field of energy and electron transfer reactions in mesoscopic systems […]
Supported vanadium oxides are one of the most promising alternative catalysts for propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and massive efforts have been made to improve its catalytic performance. However, unlike Pt‐based catalysts, the nature of the active site and surface structure of supported vanadium catalysts under reductive reaction condition still remain elusive. We show that the surface […]