Prof. Zhi-Pan Liu visited us today!

Prof. Zhi-Pan Liu from Fudan University, China, visited us today and gave an IREC2 lecture with the title “A new computational method based on machine learning and its application in chemical reactions”. How to design highly efficient and specific catalytic materials has always been a basic problem in physical chemistry. Among them, the characterization and […]

Welcome new students to join our lab!

Welcome new students to join our lab! Master students: Shixuan Zhao, Tingting Yang, Xiaozhi Li, Lili Zhang, Yuan Chen, Guan Li, Xiaowei Du, Yanglang Li. PhD students: Peipei Jia, Chujun Wang, Zheyuan Ding, Shican Wu, Yixian Wang, Chaoxi Wang, Pingping Wei.

Seven Graduate Students Passed Their Thesis Defense Today!

Hao Tian, Xintong Yuan, Yufei Xie, Sihang Liu, Zhiqiang Chen, Rui Liu and Hongfang Li passed their dissertation defense today. Congrats! List of the thesis titles: Hao Tian: Mechanistic Investigations on Metal-Support Interaction of Ni-based Catalysts for Ethanol Steam Reforming Xintong Yuan: Design and Performance of Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction Catalysts Yufei Xie: Support Effects on the […]

JACS: FeO6 Octahedral Distortion Activates Lattice Oxygen in Perovskite Ferrite

Modulating lattice oxygen in metal oxides that conducts partial oxidation of methane in balancing C-H activation and syngas selectivity remains challenging. This paper describes the discovery of distorting FeO6 octahedra in La1-xCexFeO3 (x=0, 0.25 0.5, 0.75, 1) orthorhombic perovskites for the promotion of lattice oxygen activation. By combined electrical conductivity relaxation (ECR) measurements and density […]

JACS: Grain-Boundary-Rich Copper for ECR

The grain boundary in copper-based electrocatalysts has been demonstrated to improve the selectivity of solar-driven electrochemical CO2 reduction towards multi-carbon products. However, the approach to form grain boundaries in copper is still limited. This paper describes a controllable grain growth of copper electrodeposition via poly (vinylpyrrolidone) used as an additive. A grain-boundary-rich metallic copper could […]

Chen Sai and Xintong win 2019 Research Stars of Gonglab

Gonglab’s 2019 Annual Summing-up Meeting was held today. The winners of 2019 are: Research Star of Gonglab: Sai Chen (PhD) Xintong Yuan (Master) Best Newcommer: Jia Yu, Hongbo Song 2nd Prize of Research Stars: Bin Liu, Chengsheng Yang and Shuai Wang 3rd Prize of Research Stars: Wanyu Deng, Yanan Wang, Rui Liu and Lulu Li Natrual […]