Lab log

November 15, 2021

Our work collaborated with Bingjun's group on the identification of rate-determining steps in CO electroreduction on Cu is published in Angewandte Chemie International EditionCongratulations!

This research article titled "C-C Coupling Is Unlikely to Be the Rate-Determining Step in the Formation of C2+ Products in the Copper-Catalyzed Electrochemical Reduction of CO" is published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

November 04, 2021

Wenxuan's work elucidating the power of machine learning on predictions for formate production from CO2RR  is published in CIESC JournalCongratulations!

Wenxuan's first paper, titled "Investigation of electroreduction of carbon dioxide into formate based on machine learning" is published in CIESC Journal. Wenxuan also currently holds the record for having a first-authored publication at the age of 22, the youngest out of all other students and alumni of our group.

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September 24, 2021

Our work collaborated with Bingjun's group on the intrinsic Stark tuning rate of adsorbed CO on Cu is published in Catalysis Science & TechnologyCongratulations!

This research article titled "Determining intrinsic stark tuning rates of adsorbed CO on copper surfaces" is published in Catalysis Science & Technology.

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September 14, 2021

Chunsong's work demonstrating the active species for improved CO2RR on Ag induced by O2 coelectrolysis is published in ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!

This research article exploring the activity of CO2RR on Ag with the existence of O2 using both electrochemical measurements and in-situ Raman spectroscopy, titled "Oxyhydroxide Species Enhances CO2 Electroreduction to CO on Ag via Coelectrolysis with O2" is published in ACS Catalysis.

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July 16, 2021

Our first serious group picture!

Not serious at all.

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July 8, 2021

Haochen, Jiayi, and Donghuan designed a computational project based on machine learning and have the results published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C.  Congratulations!

This research article demonstrating the efficacy of machine learning for the fast screening of active catalytic surfaces for CO2RR, titled "Machine Learning Investigation of Supplementary Adsorbate Influence on Copper for Enhanced Electrochemical CO Reduction Performance" is published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C.

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Jun 1, 2021

Jing's work in hardcore understanding of CO electroreduction on Cu surface is published in Nature CommuncationsCongratulations!

This very tough to read article titled "Electrokinetic and In situ Spectroscopic Investigations of CO Electrochemical Reduction on Copper" is published in Nature Communications.

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May 27, 2021

Jiayi has successfully passed his thesis defense for Master's degree and becomes the first graduate of the group. Congratulations!

April 11, 2021

Ming won the First Prize in Poster Competition at 2021 Chinese Chemical Society International Symposium on Electrocatalysis and Electrosynthesis. Congratulations! 

March 05, 2021

Haochen's work in electrochemical light alkanes conversion is published in The Journal of American Chemical SocietyCongratulations!

This research article titled "Selective Activation of Propane by Intermediates Generated During Water Oxidation" is published in Journal of the American Chemical Society.

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January 21, 2021

Our work collaborated with Mu-jeng's group in the computational study of C-C bond formations in CO electroreduction is published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry CCongratulations!

This research article titled "First-Principles Study of C–C Coupling Pathways for CO Electrochemical Reduction Catalyzed by Cu(110)" is published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C.

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November 16, 2020

Our work collaborated with Mu-jeng's group in the computational study of oxygen reduction reaction with constant potential model is published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry CCongratulations!

This research article titled "Evaluating Potential Catalytic Active Sites on Nitrogen-Doped Graphene for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction: An Approach Based on Constant-Electrode-Potential Density Functional Theory Calculations" is published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C.

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November 6, 2020

Our work collaborated with Bingjun' group in studying cation ion effect on CO electroreduction is published in Science Advances. Congratulations!

This research article titled "Understanding the electric and nonelectric field components of the cation effect on the electrochemical CO reduction reaction" is published in Science Advances.

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July 31, 2020

Ming and Chunsong's work exploring the impact of oxygen species on CO electroreduction is published in Nature Communications. Congratulations!

Ming and Chunsong's first paper, titled "Oxygen induced promotion of electrochemical reduction of CO via co-electrolysis" is published in Nature Communications.

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March 10, 2020

Jing played some 2-dimensional nanomaterials at his spare time and published a work in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

Jing's bullshiting materials paper, titled "Two-dimensional SnO Nanosheets for Efficient Carbon Dioxide Electroreduction to Formate" is published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

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February 18, 2020

Kuan's computational paper exploring CO₂ electroreduction in confined spaces is published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letter. Congratulations!

One more computational work from Kuan, titled "Improving CO Electrochemical Reduction to CO Using Space Confinement between Gold or Silver Nanoparticles" is published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letter.

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December 12, 2019

Our work in collaboration with Bingjun' group in spectroscopic study of CO electroreduction is published in ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!

This research article titled "Impact of Forced Convection on Spectroscopic Observations of the Electrochemical CO Reduction Reaction" is published in ACS Catalysis.

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December 10, 2019

Jing's paper demonstrating that highly concentrated hydroxide solution does not improve C2+ product formation in electrochemical CO₂/CO conversion is published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Congratulations!

A research article from Jing, titled "Hydroxide Is Not a Promoter of C2+ Product Formation in Electrochemical Reduction of CO on Copper" is published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

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November 27, 2019

Kuan's perspective paper on thermal CO conversion using ceria-based materials is published in ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!

A review article from Kuan, titled "Application of Ceria in CO Conversion Catalysis" is published in ACS Catalysis.

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September 22, 2019

Jiayi's review article focusing on catalyst design for high-performance hydrogen peroxide production is published in Small. Congratulations!

A review article from Jiayi, titled "Tailoring the Electrochemical Production of HO: Strategies for the Rational Design of High‐Performance Electrocatalysts" is published in Small.

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August 8, 2019

Kuan's paper exploring CO₂ electroreduction on carbon surfaces is published in ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!

Another computational work from Kuan, titled "Constant Electrode Potential Quantum Mechanical Study of CO2 Electrochemical Reduction Catalyzed by N-Doped Graphene" is published in ACS Catalysis.

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July 26, 2019

Haochen's CO₂ electroreduction paper is published in Nature Communications. Congratulations!

A costly CO₂ electroreduction article demonstrating an effective catalyst design strategy from Haochen, titled "Computational and Experimental Demonstrations of One-pot Tandem Catalysis for Electrochemical Carbon Dioxide Reduction to Methane" is published in Nature Communications. 

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April 24, 2019

Jing and Kuan's CO electroreduction paper is finally published in ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!

A CO electroreduction article reporting electrodes with novel reaction scheme and mechanism probing from Jing and Kuan, titled "Effectively Increased Efficiency for Electroreduction of Carbon Monoxide Using Supported Polycrystalline Copper Powder Electrocatalysts" is published in ACS Catalysis. This is also the toughest publishing experience that Qi has ever had.

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December 1, 2018

Haochen and Jing's perspective paper is published in ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!

A timely review article from Haochen and Jing, titled "CO Electroreduction: Current Development and Understanding of Cu-Based Catalyst" is published in ACS Catalysis.

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October 29, 2018

The Chem-E-Car team led by Prof. Lu and Haochen won the 5th place in performance of 2018 AIChE's annual Chem-E-Car Competition. Congratulations!

We are going to dominate this game next year!

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May 20, 2018

The Chem-E-Car team led by Prof. Lu and Haochen won the championship of 2018 Regional Chem-E-Car Competition in China. Congratulations!

Our team is going to attend AIChE's annual Chem-E-Car Competition at Pittsburgh in October. Go team go!

January 11, 2018

Haochen's paper is published in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. Congratulations!

Haochen's first computational work, titled "The Importance of Grand-Canonical Quantum Mechanical Methods to Describe the Effect of Electrode Potential on the Stability of Intermediates Involved in both Electrochemical CO₂ Reduction and Hydrogen Evolution" is published in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.

October 31, 2017

Kuan's paper is published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Congratulations!

Another computational work from Kuan, titled "Grand Canonical Quantum Mechanical Study of the Effect of the Electrode Potential on N-Heterocyclic Carbene Adsorption on Au Surfaces" is published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C.

June 13, 2017

Jing won the First Prize in Undergraduate Dissertation Award at Tsinghua University. Congratulations!

March 21, 2017

Kuan's paper is published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry A. Congratulations!

Kuan's first computational work, titled "Quantum Mechanical Study of N‑Heterocyclic Carbene Adsorption on Au Surfaces" is published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry A.

March 19, 2017

The group website is officially online.

Several pages are still under construction though.