carbon nanotubes, graphitic carbon nitride, g-C3N4, electrocatalysts, ionic liquids, electroanalysis, photoelectrochemistry

Exploring the photo-/eletrochemical catalytic chemistry of materials, especially that of carbon-rich materials, and their applications for artificial biosensors.

 

News

  • Congrats to Qing Zhou! Using our sensor to check the safety of genetically modified crops! See our research (co-work with Prof. Yanfei Shen and Yakun Wan) in Anal. Chem. 2016, doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b02945 [NEW!]
  • Congrats to Yuye Zhang! Carbon nitride hydrogel: surpassing graphene in water purification! See our research in ACS Nano 2016, doi: 10.1021/acsnano.6b05488 [NEW!]
  • Congrats to Shuang Lou! Configurations engineering of carbon nitride photoelectrode! See our research in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016, doi: 10.1021/acsami.6b09699 [NEW!]
  • Congrats to Jianhai Wang! Crystallinity Modulation of Layered Carbon Nitride for Enhanced Photocatalytic Activities! See our research in Chem. Eur. J. 2016, doi: 10.1002/chem.201602095 Open Access [NEW!]
  • Congrats to Zhixin Zhou! Chemically Modulated Carbon Nitride Nanosheets for Multiple Metal-ions ECL Sensing ! See our research in Anal. Chem. 2016, 88, 6004 [Highlighted by X-MOL]
  • Congrats to Fei He! Predicting ORR Catalytic Activity by Ionic Liquids-Derived Fe-N/C without any Supports, Templates, and Multi-Step of Pyrolysis! See our research in J. Mater. Chem. A 2016, 4, 6630 Open Access [NEW!]
  • Congrats to Zhixin Zhou! True solution of graphite-phase polymeric carbon nitride! See our research in J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, DOI: 10.1021/ja512179x
  • Congrats to Jianhai Wang! Superior to the commonly used silica nanoparticles, easily accessible and removable template of CaCO3 particles made porous polymeric carbon nitride with photocurrents 7.5 times of that of the bulk one. See our research in J. Mater. Chem. A 2015, DOI: 10.1039/C4TA06778A
  • After decades of innovative investigation for doped carbon materials, the controversies ranging from synthesis to active sites exist, but greatly pave the development of sustainable ORR catalysts.See our feature article in J. Mater. Chem. A 2015, 2, 15704.
  • Green catalysts from pigs! See our research (joint with Zoe Schnepp, Martin Hollamby, Brian Pauw and other reesrchers in NIMS) in J. Mater. Chem. A DOI:10.1039/C3TA12996A (2013) and featured highlights by Birmingham University, azonano.comnanowerk.com, the Mumbai mirror, FuelCellsWorks, supergen fuel cells, green car congress and phys.org
  • Soft nanoporous polymeric carbon nitride from soft biotemplate: a Sustainable Photocathode Material! See our research in Sci. Rep. 2013, 3, 2163 (Open)
  • Appionted to professorship in Southeast Univ. (2012)Cover picture
  • Creating N-doped graphene towards non-precious oxygen reduction electrocatalys WITHOUT high-temperature pyrolysis like in organic synthesis with easier structure manipulation, see our research in J. Mater. Chem. DOI:10.1039/C2JM00044J (Back cover, 01/2012).
  • Cover pictureA story of "When graphene and graphitic carbon nitride meet..." will be released in energy & Environ. Sci. (Back cover, 07/2011)
  • Our invited review "Polymeric Carbon Nitrides: Semiconducting Properties and Emerging Applications in Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemical Energy Conversion" will be online. (05/2011)
  • "Phosphorus-Doped Carbon Nitride Solid" is accepted by JACS as a Communication (04/2010)
  • Cover picture"A Novel Photovoltaic System based on polymeric carbon nitride solid" is accepted by Chem. Asia J. as a Communication and feature-highlighted as open an external link cover picture (02/2010)
  • "Nanoporous carbon nitride: green and green" is accepted by ChemSusChem as a Communication (02/2010)
  • I join NIMS, Japan as an ICYS researcher (10/2009)
  • City tour in Barcelona: architectures and seafoods (04/2009)
  • Award for Encouragement of Research in Materials Science (Young Scientist), the IUMRS International Conference in Asia 2008, the Materials Research Society of Japan (01/06/2009)
  • "Smart ionic liquid-aggregates" is highlighted by NPG Asia Materials (12/29/2008)
  • "Post-chemistry of carbon nitrides", my first paper during post-doc, is accepted by JACS (11/24 /2008)
  • Bustravel west Europe (08/08/2008)
  • "Sandwiched SWNTs at L/L interface andelectron transfer" is accepted by Chem. Commun.(06/04/2008)
  • Easter, a tour to Prague, Czech (03/21/2008)
  • Arrive in Germany (01/01/2008)
  • A tour to Changbai Mountain, Jilin, China (08/21/2007)
  • President Excellent Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences (08/09/2007)
  • "Bionanocomposites bridged by ionic liquids" is accepted by Biosens. Bioelectron. (06/26/2007)
  • A tour to Cha-Gan Lake, Jilin, China (06/24/2007)
  • A picnic during International Labour Day (05/03/2007)
  • "SWNTs-silica concrete" is accepted by J. Matrer. Chem. ( 09/29/2006)
  • Award of Excellent Paper, the 10th National Conference on Organic Electrochemistry and Industry, Changchun, China. (07/10/2006)
  • A pleasant tour at Longwan, Jilin, China. (07/29/2006)
  • Award of Outstanding Students and Pacemaker to Outstanding Students of GUCAS, China. (06/16/2006)
  • I am married! (05/09/2006)
  • "Multifunctional materials based on ionic liquids backbone" is accepted by Angew. Chemie. (04/25/2006)