Lei Zhang
Office: 54-419

Lei Zhang (张雷) received his BS degree in Chemistry (2008) and PhD (2014) from Xiamen University. He was a visiting graduate student at Georgia Institute of Technology from 2012 to 2014. In 2015, he worked as a Postdoc at Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering in Tianjin University. He worked as a postdoctoral associate with Professor Xueliang Sun at Western University from 2017 to 2020. His research interests include the design and synthesis of metal nanomaterials and single atom catalysts for fuel cells, carbon dioxide reduction, and water splitting devices.


2012.09-2014.09, Georgia Institute of Technology, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Visiting student, supervisor: Prof. Younan Xia
2008.09-2015.01, Xiamen University, Department of Chemistry, PhD, supervisor: Prof. Zhaoxiong Xie
2004.09-2008.06, Xiamen University, Department of Chemistry, BS

Work Experience

2020.10-present, Tianjin University, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Professor
2017.01-2020.10, Western University, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Postdoctoral associate, supervisor: Prof. Xueliang Sun
2015.06-2017.01, Tianjin University, Department of Chemical Engineering, supervisor: Prof. Jinlong Gong

Selected Awards

2020 天津大学“北洋学者英才计划”教授
2019 Western University postdoctoral scholarship
2016 The 16th International Congress on Catalysis (ICC 16) Young Scientist Prize
2015 天津大学/天津化学化工协同创新中心优秀博士后

Selected Publications

1. Zhang, L.; Roling, L. T.; Wang, X.; Vara, M.; Chi, M.; Liu, J.; Choi, S.-I.; Park, J.; Lu, N.; Herron, J. A.; Xie, Z.; Mavrikakis, M.; Xia, Y. Platinum-based nanocages with subnanometer-thick walls and well-defined, controllable facets. Science 2015, 349, 412.
2. Zhang, L.; Si, R.; Liu, H.; Chen, N.; Adair, K.; Wang, Z.; Chen, J.; Song, Z.; Li, J.; Banis, M. N.; Li, R.; Sham, T.-K.; Liu, L.-M.; Botton, G. A.; Sun, X. Atomic Layer Deposited Pt-Ru Dual-Metal Dimers and Identifying the Active Sites of Dimer for High Hydrogen Evolution Reaction. Nature Commun. 2019, 10, 4936.
3. Zhang, L.; Zhang, J.; Kuang, Q.; Xie, S.; Jiang, Z.; Xie, Z.; Zheng, L. Cu2+-assisted synthesis of hexoctahedral Au-Pd alloy nanocrystals with high-index facets. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 17114-17117.
4. Zhang, L.; Zhao, Z.-J.; Gong, J. Nanostructured materials for heterogeneous electrocatalytic CO2 reduction and related reaction mechanisms, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 129, 11482-11511. (Cover story)
5. Zhang, L.; Doyle-Davis, K.; Sun, X. Pt-Based Electrocatalysts with High Atom Utilization Efficiency: From Nanostructures to Single Atoms, Energy Environ. Sci. 2019, 12, 492-517
6. Zhang, L.; Wang, T.; Zhao, Z.-J.; Gong, J. Nano-designed semiconductors for electro- and photoelectro-catalytic conversion of carbon dioxide, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2018, 47, 5423-5443.
7. Deng, W.;† Zhang, L.;†(†equal contribution) Li, L.; Chen, S.; Hu, C.; Zhao, Z.-J.; Wang, T.; Gong, J. Crucial Role of Surface Hydroxyls on the Activity and Stability in Electrochemical CO2 Reduction J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 2911-2915
8. Yuan, X.; † Zhang, L.; † (†equal contribution) Li, L.; Dong, H.; Chen, S.; Zhu, W.; Hu, C.; Deng, W.; Zhao, Z.-J.; Gong, J. Ultrathin PdAu Shell with Controllable Alloying Degree on Pd nanocubes towards Carbon Dioxide Electroreduction. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 4791-4794
9. Zhu, W.;† Zhang, L.;†(†equal contribution) Yang, P.; Chang, X.; Dong, H.; Li, A.; Hu, C.; Huang, Z.; Zhao, Z.-J.; Gong, J. Low-Coordinated Edge Sites on Ultrathin Palladium Nanosheets Boost CO2 Electroreduction Performance, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 11544-11548.
10. Hu, C.;† Zhang, L.;†(†equal contribution) Zhao, Z.-J.; Li, A.; Chang, X.; Gong, J. Synergism of Geometric Construction and Electronic Regulation: 3D Se-(NiCo)Sx/(OH)x Nanosheets for Highly Efficient Overall Water Splitting. Mater. 2018, 30, 1705538. (Cover story)

迄今已在国际一流杂志发表论文62篇.其中以第一作者(共同一作)身份在Science (1篇), Nature Commun. (1篇), J. Am. Chem. Soc. (3篇), Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (3篇), Chem. Soc. Rev. (2篇), Adv. Mater. (2篇), EES (1篇), ACS Nano (1篇), Adv. Funct. Mater.(1篇)等国际一流杂志发表文章34篇。与他人合作(非第一作者)发表文章28篇。文章总引用数超过3000次, 单篇最高引用次数超过400次。论文多次被遴选为封面文章发表,并获得媒体广泛报道。