Longfei Wu

Postdoctoral Fellow
Employed since: November 2019
Email: l.wu@uu.nl
Room: 5.88



Investigating the structure-performance relationship of CO2 reduction electrocatalysts

The fundamental issue of structure-performance relationship in heterogenous catalysis has been pursued for a long time and still remains elusive.[1] The challenge arises from a variety of reasons such as support-catalyst, reactant-catalyst interaction, and dynamic structure of catalysts. Electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction are essential components in the sustainable conversion of CO2 into value-added chemicals.[2]

In this project, he will work on X-ray based techniques (diffraction, scattering and absorption) for in-situ characterization of colloidal metal electrocatalyst nanoparticles, in order to understand the structure-performance relationships to design efficient and stable electrocatalysts for the conversion of CO2 into hydrocarbons.

[1] Y. Ren, Y. Tang, L. Zhang, X. Liu, L. Li, S. Miao, D. S. Su, A. Wang, J. Li, T. Zhang, Nat. Commun. 2019, 10, 4500.

[2] M. E. S. Beatty, H. Chen, N. Y. Labrador, B. J. Lee, D. V. Esposito, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018,6, 22287-22300.



Earlier publications: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6330-3613



2019.11- Postdoc Utrecht University, The Netherlands

2019.03-2019.10 Postdoc at IDo1/ESRF, Grenoble, France;  Guest researcher, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2014.09-2019.02 PhD, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2011.09-2014.07 MSc, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

2007.09-2011.06 BE, Central South University, Changsha, China