ACS Catal: Adsorption Preference Determines Segregation Direction: A Shortcut to More Realistic Surface Models of Alloy Catalysts

A correct description of active sites is the precondition towards reaction mechanism study and catalyst screening. In many cases, high-symmetry and ideally ordered crystalline surfaces are used to represent the reactive sites. However, reaction-induced surface segregation and restructuring weaken the rationality of simply employing the suggested most stable surfaces. This paper describes an establishment of […]

Wanyu’s work is selected for an Editor’s Choice collection

On the theme of inorganic materials, Editors of Chemical Science highlighted 10 outstanding contributions published on this topic. Wanyu’s work on “Achieving Convenient Tandem of CO2Electroreduction and Photovoltage Using Potential-Independent Disordered Ag Nanoparticles.” has been selected for this collection. Congrats!

Prof. Evgenii V. Kondratenko visited our lab!

Prof. Evgenii V. Kondratenko visited us today and e gave an IRCE2 Lecture named Supported VOx-based and bulk ZrO2-based catalysts for alkane dehydrogenation: Active sites, design and performance. Prof. Evgenii V. Kondratenko (Rubtsovsk, Russia, 1967) graduated from the Novosibirsk State University in 1991 (diploma degree in chemistry with specialisation in chemical kinetics). He earned his […]

Guodong and Wenjin Win 2018 Research Stars of Gonglab

Gonglab’s 2018 Annual Summing-up Meeting was held today. The winners of 2018 are: Research Star of Gonglab: Guodong Sun (PhD) Wenjin Zhu (Master) Best Newcommer: Sihang Liu 2nd Prize of Research Stars: Congling Hu, Sai Chen and Gong Zhang 3rd Prize of Research Stars: Jieli Wang, Yanan Wang, Piaoping Yang and Bin Liu

Prof. Yijin Kang visited our lab!

Yijin Kang studied chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania under supervision of Prof. Christopher Murray, after a short industrial experience at Global Research, General Electric. He received his Ph.D. in 2012. From 2012 to 2015, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Argonne National Laboratory (USA), with Dr. Vojislav Stamenkovic and Dr. Nenad Markovic. […]

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, […]

Prof. Notker Rösch visited our lab!

Prof. Notker Rösch, from the Institute of High Performance Computing of the Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), visited our lab today. He gave an IRCE2 Lecture named Reduced Centers of the MoVOx Catalyst for Hydrocarbon Oxidation. To Localize or not to Localize, That is the Question. Professor Notker Rösch is the head of […]

Welcome our freshmen

We are excited to welcome 27 new graduate students to the Energy & Catalysis Adventure Team. They are Dongfang Cheng, Engr.Bilal Fareed, Hui Gao, Zichen Gong, Hui Ke, Zhuo Li, Xiaoyun Lin, Yan Lin, Zhenpu Lu, Ran Luo, Jian Qin, Mingxue Shi, Zi Shi, Shijia Sun, Qingzhen Wang, Tianzuo Wang, Yang Wang, Yongtao Wang, Zhongyan Wang, Bo […]