The development of renewable energy abounds with worldwide research effort. Chemical bonds present as powerful intermediates for the storage and relaxation of excess energy from intermittent sources such as wind and solar. In pursuit of high energy conversion efficiency, the development of catalysts minimizing the energy barriers is essential. Our lab seeks active electrocatalysts for the synthesis of valuable fuel and chemicals with electricity as driving forces, such as CO2 reduction, water splitting, and chemical commodities production; and the relaxation of energy via fuel cell technology, underscoring the alcohol oxidation and oxygen reduction reactions.
We synthesize functional materials. The research topics include the rational design of catalysts that improve the energy conversion efficiency, and the development of new methodologies for materials synthesis that simplify the manufacturing process and reduce the cost.
SONG Yun, a PhD student, joined our lab. Welcome!
Congrats to Dr. Zhang's review article on Materials Today!
We welcome four MSc students, Siyu (x2), Yang and Yeuk Sze, to join our lab.
Graphene at fifteen! See our Perspective at ACS Nano.
2019-08 We won The HKIE Outstanding Paper Award for Young Engineers/ Researchers 2019 (3 awardees worldwide)
2019-06 SU Jianjun joined our lab. Welcome!
Our collaborative work for latent bloodstain visualization using AIEgen was accepted by ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. Congrats to Zhaoyu!
Our collaborative work entitled "In-situ monitoring apoptosis process by a self-reporting photosensitizer" was published in J. Am. Chem. Soc., Congrats to Tianfu
Undergraduate student Ka Yiu joined our lab. Welcome!
Our collaborative work entitled "Electronic Tuning of Cobalt Porphyrins Immobilized on Nitrogen-Doped Graphene for CO2 Reduction" was published on ACS Applied Energy Materials.
Libei's co-author paper was published on Angewandte Chemie, congratulation!
Ms. HUANG, Libei Joined the Ye-lab. Welcome!
2018-10 Ruquan Ye's progress report "Laser‐Induced Graphene: From Discovery to Translation " was published on Adv. Mater.
2018-09 Dr. Ruquan Ye joined the Department of Chemistry at CityU.