Guodong and Wenjin Win 2018 Research Stars of Gonglab

Gonglab’s 2018 Annual Summing-up Meeting was held on Jan 28. 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: Jili Wang, Yanan Wang, Piaoping Yang and Bin Liu

Chem Sci: Achieving efficient and robust catalytic reforming on dual-sites of Cu species

Catalytic reforming provides a practical technique for on-board hydrogen production in fuel cell applications. The high energy density, easy transportation and non-toxicity of biomass-derived dimethyl ether (bio-DME) offer potential to replace methanol for on-board steam reforming (SR). Presently, the reaction mechanism over conventional Cu-based SR catalysts remains elusive, limiting the rational design of highly efficient […]

JACS: The Crucial Role of Surface Hydroxyls on the Activity and Stability in ECRR

The role of surface hydroxyls is significant for understanding catalytic performance of metallic oxides for CO2 electroreduction reaction (CO2ER). This Communication describes, employing SnOx as a model system, how to moderate coverage of hydroxyl to derive a stable Sn branches catalyst for CO2ER with a 93.1% Faradaic efficiency (FE) of carbonaceous products. With use 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!

Angew Chem: Adjustable Reduction Potential of Electrons via Quantum Confinement for Selective CO2 Photoreduction to Methanol

CH3OH production from photocatalytic CO2 reduction reaction (PCRR) represents a promising route for the clean utilization of renewable resources, but serious charge recombination, unsatisfied stability and poor selectivity limit its practical application. This paper describes the design and fabrication of 0D/2D materials with polymeric C3N4 nanosheets and CdSe quantum dots (QDs) to enhance the separation […]

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 […]

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. […]

Congratulate Wenjin Zhu on winning 2018 Students Science Award!

This award set by Tianjin University is regarded as Nobel Prize for students (Annually elect ~2 among ~10000 master students), aiming to award students with outstanding academic or research output and encourage more students to be creative and progressive. Wenjin entered Gonglab as a recommended postgraduate (TOP 5%) since 2016 and behaved impressively on scientific […]

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 […]