Sun Zhenyu

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Zhenyu Sun








College of Chemical Engineering

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Professional Title





Materials Chemical Engineering

Research Area/Direction


Electrocatalysis, Materials, and Physics

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Research Topicsno more than 100 words)研究方向

1.Controlled synthesis and rational design of nanostructured catalysts through new schemes for photo- and electrocatalysis (i.e. CO2 reduction reaction, N2 reduction reaction) as well as the fundamental understanding of reaction mechanism.

2. Exfoliation and functionalization of graphene and other two-dimensional materials.

Education Background 教育背景

2003-2006Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences under Prof. Buxing Han

1999-2002  M.S. in Material Sciences, Tianjin Polytechnic University

1995-1999    B.S. in Polymer Science and Engineering, Tianjin Polytechnic University

Work Experience 工作经历

2015-presentFull Professor, PhD supervisor, College of Chemical Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China

2014-2015   Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK

2013-2014   Postdoctoral Fellow, Analytical Chemistry - Center for Electrochemical Sciences (CES), Ruhr Univ. Bochum, Germany

2012-2013   AlexanderHumboldt Research Fellow (experienced), Ruhr Univ. Bochum, Germany

2011-2012   Postdoctoral Fellow,Heterogene Katalyse am Lehrstuhl für Technische Chemie,Ruhr Univ. Bochum, Germany

2009-2011Associate Professor, Laboratory of Colloid, Interface and Thermodynamics, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2006-2008Postdoctoral Fellow, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Publications(no more than 10 representative publications) 发表文章

  1. Hernandez, Y.; Nicolosi, V.; Lotya, M.; Blighe, F.M.; Sun, Z.Y.; De, S.; Mc Govern, I.T.; Holland, B.; Byrne, M.; Gun’KO, Y.K.; Boland, J.J.; Niraj, P.; Duesberg, G.; Krishnamurthy, S.; Goodhue, R.; Hutchison, J.; Scardaci, V.; Ferrari, A.C.; Coleman. J.N.* High-yield production of graphene by liquid-phase exfoliation of graphite. Nature Nanotech. 2008, 3, 563–568. (Highlighted by: Graphene production: New solutions to a new problem. (2008) Nature Nanotechnology News and Views, 3, 528-529; Graphene 2.0. (2008) Nature Nanotechnology Editorial, 3, 517.)

  2. Tao, H.; Fan, Q.; Ma, T.; Liu, S.; Gysling, H.; Texter, J.;* Guo, F.; Sun, Z.Y.* Two-dimensional materials for energy conversion and storage. Prog. Mater. Sci.2020, 111, 100637.

  3. Fan, Q.; Hou, P.; Choi, C.; Wu, T.-S.; Hong, S.; Li, F.; Soo, Y.-L.; Kang, P.;* Jung, Y.;* Sun, Z.Y.* Activation of Ni particles into single Ni-N atoms for efficient electrochemical reduction of CO2. Adv. Energy Mater.2020, 10, 1903068.

  4. Shen, H.; Sun, Z.Y.* A miracle metal@zeolite for selective conversion of syngas to ethanol. Chem 2020, 6, 544–551.

  5. Tao, H.; Choi, C.; Ding, L.-X.; Jiang, Z.; Han, Z.; Jia, M.; Fan, Q.; Gao, Y.; Wang, H.;* Robertson, A.W.; Hong, S,; Jung, Y.;* Liu, S.; Sun, Z.Y.* Nitrogen fixation by Ru single-atom electrocatalytic reduction. Chem2019, 5, 204–214.

  6. Sun, Z.Y.; Talreja, N.; Tao, H.; Texter, J.; Muhler, M.;* Strunk, J.; Chen, J.* Catalysis of carbon dioxide photoreduction on nanosheets: Fundamentals and challenges. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2018, 57, 7610–7627.

  7. Sun,Z.Y.;* Ma, T.; Tao, H.; Fan, Q.; Han, B.* Fundamentals and challenges of electrochemical CO2 reduction using two-dimensional materials. Chem2017, 3, 560–587.

  8. Sun, Z.Y.; Yuan, H.Q.; Liu, Z.M.;* Han, B.X.; Zhang, X.R.* A highly efficient chemical sensor material for H2S: a-Fe2O3 nanotubes fabricated by carbon nanotube templates.Adv. Mater.2005, 17, 2993–2997.

  9. Sun, Z.Y.; Liu, Z.M.;* Han, B.X.;* Wang, Y.; Du, J.M.; Xie, Z.L.; Han, G.J. Fabrication of ruthenium-carbon nanotube nanocomposites in supercritical water. Adv. Mater.2005, 17, 928–932.