Gonglab’s 2021 Annual Summing-up Meeting was held today!

Gonglab’s 2021 annual summing-up meeting was held from January 8, 2022 to January 9, 2022. The winners of 2021 are: Scientific research Idea Fountain: Xin Chang (PhD), Gong Zhang (PhD) Logic Talent: Wanyu Deng (PhD), Zheyuan Ding (PhD), Hongbo Song (Master) Science Master: Jiachen Sun (PhD), Jia Yu (PhD), Chenggong Jiang (Master), Shixuan Zhao (Master) […]

Our paper on copper films for CO2 electroreduction has been featured on Catalysis!

Tuning the facet exposure of Cu could promote the multi-carbon (C2+) products formation in electrocatalytic CO2 reduction. Here we report the design and realization of a dynamic deposition-etch-bombardment method for Cu(100) facets control without using capping agents and polymer binders. The synthesized Cu(100)-rich films lead to a high Faradaic efficiency of 86.5% and a full-cell electricity […]

Wanyu’s paper on the effect of bicarbonate for CO2 Electroreduction is highlighted by EurekAlert (AAAS)!

CO2 electroreduction (CO2 ER) using renewable energy is ideal for mitigating the greenhouse effect and closing the carbon cycle. Bicarbonate (HCO3−) is most commonly employed as the electrolyte anion because it is known to facilitate CO2 ER. However, its dynamics in the electric double layer remains obscure and requires more in-depth investigation. Herein, we investigate the refined reduction process of bicarbonate by employing in situattenuated total […]

Five Doctoral Candidates Passed Their Dissertation Defense Today!

Huimin Li, Bin Liu, Xianhua Zhang, Chengsheng Yang, and Guodong Sun passed their dissertation defense today. Congrats! List of the thesis titles: Huimin Li: Targeted Control and Effective Utillization of Charge Carriers in Silicon PhotocathodeBin Liu: Rational Design of Si-based Photoelectrodes and Exploration of their Performance in Artificial Photosynthesiss Xianhua Zhang: Design of Oxygen Carriers […]

Eight Master Students Passed Their Thesis Defense Today!

Shijia Sun, Zichen Gong, Ran Luo, Dongfang Cheng, Tingting Zhang, Yang Wu, Chengjie Zhao, and Yiyi Xu passed their dissertation defense today. Congrats! List of the thesis titles: Shijia Sun: Design of Active Sites on the GaOx Surface in Propane Dehydrogenation from Density Functional TheoryZichen Gong: Construction for Efficient Unbiased Water Splitting Devices Based on […]

Xintong’s paper on Cu0-Cu+ for CO2 Electroreduction is accepted for publication in Angew Chem!

Cu‐based electrocatalysts can effectively facilitate carbon dioxide electrochemical reduction (CO2ER) to produce multi‐carbon products. However, the roles of Cu0 and Cu+ and the mechanistic understanding remain elusive. This paper describes the controllable construction of Cu0-Cu+ sites derived from the well‐dispersed cupric oxide supported on copper phyllosilicate lamella to enhance CO2ER performance. Specifically, 20% Cu/CuSiO3 shows […]