Nanostructured NiFe (Oxy)hydroxide with Easily Oxidized Ni Towards Efficient Oxygen Evolution Reaction

Water splits into hydrogen and oxygen electrochemically is one of the most promising strategies for the utilization and storage of solar energy. However, oxygen evolution reaction (OER) with sluggish kinetics hinders its larger-scale application. NiFe-based catalysts are one of the most efficient oxygen evolution catalysts (OECs). High-valence Ni is considered as active site or conductive […]

Prof. Gong is elected as a vice chair for Gordon Research Conference for Green Chemistry.

Congratulations! Prof. Gong is elected as a vice chair for Gordon Research Conference for Green Chemistry. Gordon Research Conferences are a group of prestigious international scientific conferences organized by a non-profit organization of the same name. The conference topics cover frontier research in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences, and their related technologies. The conferences have been held since 1931, and have expanded to […]

Prof. Lynden Archer visited our lab !

Prof. Lynden Archer, from Cornell University, visited our lab today. He gave an IRCE2 Lecture named Electrodeposition of Reactive Metals in Structured Electrolytes: Electrokinetics and Stability. Lynden Archer is the James A Friend Family Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Director of the Cornell Energy Systems Institute. His research focuses on transport properties of […]

Low-Coordinated Edge Sites on Ultrathin Palladium Nanosheets Boost CO2 Electroreduction Performance

Electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) to value-added products is a promising way to solve CO2 emission problems. Thanks to the eminent conductivity and proper adsorption to intermediates, palladium has become a promising candidate for CO2 electroreduction (CO2ER). However, Pd-based nanocatalysts generally need a large overpotential to overcome energy barriers in generating highly selective products […]

Prof. Yue Wu visited our lab !

Prof. Yue Wu, from Iowa State University, visited our lab today. He gave an IRCE2 Lecture named Tuning Electrical and Thermal Properties in Nanostructured Materials. Prof. Yue Wu joined Iowa State University as the Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering in summer 2014. He obtained his B.S. degree in Chemistry at the […]

Subsurface Catalysis-mediated Selectivity of Dehydrogenation Reaction

Progress in heterogeneous catalysis is often hampered by the difficulties of constructing active architecture and understanding reaction mechanism at molecular level due to the structural complexity of practical catalysts, in particular for multicomponent catalysts. Although surface science experiment and theoretical simulation help understand the detailed reaction mechanisms over model systems, the direct study of the […]

Highlighted by Chemistry World: Carbon dioxide recycling on the ball

Cocatalysts on the outside and inside of hollow spheres trigger photocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction to syngas ‘Unlike previous ones, our cocatalyst structure is completely separated by a TiO2 shell, enabling electrons and holes generated by TiO2 to flow in opposite directions, which greatly supresses charge carrier recombination,’ Gong tells Chemistry World. Irradiation by solar light […]

Tunable Syngas Production from Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction with Mitigated Charge Recombination Driven by Spatially Separated Cocatalysts

Photocatalytic CO2 reduction represents a sustainable route to generate syngas (the mixture of CO and H2 ), which is a key feedstock to produce liquid fuels in industry. Yet this reaction typically suffers from two limitations: unsuitable CO/H2 ratio and serious charge recombination. This paper describes the production of syngas from photocatalytic CO2 reduction with […]

Eleven Graduate Students Passed Their Thesis Defense Today!

Li Ang, Zhibin, Xiaoxia, Jijie, Chengcheng, Shenjun, Jiubing, Weiting, Li Hao, Mengxin and Shanshan passed their dissertation defense today. Congrats! List of the thesis titles: Li Ang: Rational Regulation and Effective Utilization of Charge Carriers in Photocatalysts Zhibin: Effective Charge Carrier Utilization in Hematite Photoanodes Xiaoxia: Catalytic System Design and Mechanism Investigation for Photoelectrocatalytic CO2 Reduction […]