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. 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.
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.
 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.
 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