Name:Minrui Gao (高敏锐)
Address:Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale

University of Science and Technology of China

Jinzhai Road 96, Hefei, 230026, P.R. China
Tel:+86 551 63606059
2016.07 - presentProfessor, University of Science and Technology of China
2015.10 - 2016.07Postdoctor, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany
2014.04 - 2015.09Postdoctor, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
2012.09 - 2014.04Postdoctor, University of Delaware, USA
2006.09 - 2012.07Ph.D., University of Science and Technology of China
2002.09 - 2006.07B.S., Hefei University
1.Development of new energy materials
2.Photo/electrochemical energy devices
3.Photo/electrochemical reaction mechanisms
4.Commercial-scale developments
1.RSC JMCA emerging investigator, 2020
2.The Qiu Shi Outstanding Young Scholar Award, 2018 

3.Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2014
4.Springer Theses Prize Nominated by USTC, 2014
5.The Special Prize for the President Scholarship of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2012
6.Lu Jiaxi Excellent Graduate Student Award, 2012
7.Academic Award for Doctoral Degree Candidates by Chinese Ministry of Education, 2011
8.Zhu Li Yue Hua Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship, 2011
9.Academic Award for Doctoral Degree Candidates by USTC, 2011
10.The Best Oral Report Award from Doctoral Forum of China (Chemistry & Material), 2009
11.Funding support from the Creative Scientific Research Foundation for graduate students of USTC, 2009
12.Zhang Zong Zhi Science and Technology Award, 2009
After joining the USTC
(* Corresponding author; # Contributed equally)
1.P. P. Yang, # X. L. Zhang, # F. Y. Gao, # Y. R. Zheng, Z. Z. Niu, X. X. Yu, R. Liu, Z. Z. Wu, S. Qin, L. P. Chi, Y. Duan, T. Ma, X. S. Zheng, J. F. Zhu, H. J. Wang, M. R. Gao*, S. H. Yu*. Protecting Copper Oxidation State via Intermediate Confinement for Selective CO2 Electroreduction to C2+ Fuels, Journal of the American Chemical Society DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c01699 (2020).
2.F. Y. Gao, # S. J. Hu, # X. L. Zhang, Y. R. Zheng, H. J. Wang, Z. Z. Niu, P. P. Yang, R. C. Bao, T. Ma, Z. Dang, Y. Guan, X. S. Zheng, X. Zheng, J. F. Zhu, M. R. Gao*, S. H. Yu*. High-Curvature Transition-Metal Chalcogenide Nanostructures with a Pronounced Proximity Effect Enable Fast and Selective CO2 Electroreduction, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition DOI: 10.1002/anie.201912348 (2020). Frontispiece Paper.
3.X. X. Yu, # Z. Y. Yu, # X. L. Zhang, # P. Li, B. Sun, X. C. Gao, K. Yan, H. Liu, Y. Duan, M. R. Gao*, G. X. Wang*, S. H. Yu*. Highly Disordered Cobalt Oxide Nanostructure Induced by Sulfur Incorporation for Efficient Overall Water Splitting, Nano Energy DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2020.104652 (2020).
4.X. L. Zhang, # S. J. Hu, # Y. R. Zheng, # R. Wu, F. Y. Gao, P. P. Yang, Z. Z. Niu, C. Gu, X. X. Yu, X. S. Zheng, C. Ma, X. Zheng, J. F. Zhu, M. R. Gao*, S. H. Yu*. Polymorphic cobalt diselenide as extremely stable electrocatalyst in acidic media via a phase-mixing strategy, Nature Communications 10, 5338 (2019). Editors’ Highlights.
5.Z. Y. Yu, # Y. Duan, # J. D. Liu, # Y. Chen, X. K. Liu, W. Liu, T. Ma, Y. Li, X. S. Zheng, T. Yao, M. R. Gao*, J. F. Zhu, B. J. Ye, S. H. Yu*. Unconventional CN vacancies suppress iron-leaching in Prussian blue analogue pre-catalyst for boosted oxygen evolution catalysis, Nature Communications 10, 2799 (2019).
6.Y. Duan, # Z. Y. Yu, # Shao-Jin Hu, # X. S. Zheng, C. T. Zhang, H. H. Ding, B. C. Hu, Q. Q. Fu, Z. L. Yu, X. Zheng, J. F. Zhu, M. R. Gao*, S. H. Yu*. Scale-up Synthesis of Amorphous NiFeMo Oxides and Their Rapid Surface Reconstruction for Superior Oxygen Evolution Catalysis, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 58(44), 15772-15777 (2019).
7.X. X. Yu, Z. Y. Yu, X. L. Zhang, Y. R. Zheng, Y. Duan, Q. Gao, R. Wu, B. Sun, M. R. Gao*, G. X. Wang*, S. H. Yu*. “Superaerophobic” Nickel Phosphide Nanoarray Catalyst for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution at Ultra-High Current Densities, Journal of the American Chemical Society 141, 7537-7543 (2019).
8.Q. Gao, R. Wu, Y. Liu, Y. R. Zheng, Y. Li, L. M. Shang, Y. M. Ju, C. Gu, X. S. Zheng, J. W. Liu, J. F. Zhu, M. R. Gao*, S. H. Yu*. Synthesis of PdSx-Mediated Polydymite Heteronanorods and Their Long-Range Activation for Enhanced Water Electroreduction, Research Article ID 8078549 (2019).
9.Y. R. Zheng, P. Wu, M. R. Gao*, X. L. Zhang, F. Y. Gao, H. X. Ju, R. Wu, Q. Gao, R. You, W. X. Huang, S. J. Liu, S. W. Hu, J. F. Zhu, Z. Y. Li, S. H. Yu* Doping-Induced Structural Phase Transition in Cobalt Diselenide Enables Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution Catalysis, Nature Communications 9, 2533 (2018).
10.R. Wu, # B. Xiao, # Q. Gao, # Y. R. Zheng, X. S. Zheng, J. F. Zhu, M. R. Gao*, S. H. Yu*. A Janus Nickel Cobalt Phosphide Catalyst for High-Efficiency Neutral-pH Water Splitting, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 57, 15445-15449 (2018). Inside Back Cover.
11.C. Gu, # S. J. Hu, # X. S. Zheng, M. R. Gao*, Y. R. Zheng, L. Shi, Q. Gao, X. Zheng, W. S. Chu, H. B. Yao, J. F. Zhu, S. H. Yu*. Synthesis of Sub-2 nm Iron-Doped NiSe2 Nanowires and Their Surface-Confined Oxidation for Oxygen Evolution Catalysis, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 57, 4020-4024 (2018).
12.Z. Y. Yu, # C. C. Lang, # M. R. Gao*, Y. Chen, Q. Q. Fu, Y. Duan, S. H. Yu*. Ni-Mo-O Nanorod-Derived Composite Catalysts for Efficient Alkaline Water-to-Hydrogen Conversion via Urea Electrolysis, Energy & Environmental Science 11, 1890-1897 (2018).
13.M. R. Gao, Y. R. Zheng, J. Jiang, S. H. Yu*. Pyrite-Type Nanomaterials for Advanced Electrocatalysis, Accounts of Chemical Research 50, 2194-2204 (2017).
Before joining the USTC
14.M. R. Gao, Maria K. Y. Chan, Y. G. Sun* Edge-Terminated Molybdenum Disulfide with a 9.4-Å interlayer spacing for electrochemical hydrogen production, Nature Communications 6, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8493 (2015).
15.M. R. Gao,# J. X. Liang,# Y. R. Zheng, Y. F. Xu, J. Jiang, Q. Gao, J. Li, S. H. Yu* An Effective Molybdenum Disulfide/Cobalt Diselenide Hybrid Catalyst for Electrochemical Hydrogen Generation, Nature Communications 6, DOI:10.1038/ncomms6982 (2015).
16.M. R. Gao, W. C. Sheng, Z. B. Zhuang, Q. R. Fang, S. Gu, J. Jiang, Y. S. Yan* Efficient Water Oxidation Using Alpha-Nickel-Hydroxide as an Electrocatalyst, Journal of the American Chemical Society 136(19), 7077-7084 (2014).
17.M. R. Gao, Y. F. Xu, J. Jiang, Y. R. Zheng, S. H. Yu*. Water Oxidation Electrocatalyzed by an Efficient Mn3O4/CoSe2 Nanocomposite, Journal of the American Chemical Society 134, 2930-2933 (2012).
18.M. R. Gao, H. B. Yao, W. T. Yao, S. H. Yu*. Synthesis of Unique Ultrathin Lamellar Mesostructured CoSe2 Nanobelts in a Binary Solution, Journal of the American Chemical Society 131, 7486-7487 (2009).
19.M. R. Gao*, S. H. Yu, J. Y. Yuan, W. Y. Zhang, M. Antonietti*. Poly(ionic liquid)-Mediated Morphogenesis of Bismuth Sulfide with a Tunable Band Gap and Enhanced Electrocatalytic Properties, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 55, 12812-12816 (2016).
20.J. Jiang,# M. R. Gao,# W. Sheng, Y. S. Yan*. Hollow Chevrel-Phase NiMo3S4 for Hydrogen Evolution in Alkaline Electrolyte, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 55, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201607651R2 (2016).
21.Y. J. Tang,# M. R. Gao,# C. H. Li, S. L. Li, H. L. Jiang, Y. Q. Lan*, M. Han, S. H. Yu*. Porous Molybdenum-Based Hybrid Catalysts for Highly Efficient Hydrogen Evolution, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 54, 12928-12932 (2015).
22.Y. F. Xu,# M. R. Gao,# Y. R. Zheng, J. Jiang, S. H. Yu*.Nickel/Nickel(II)Oxide Nanoparticles Anchored onto Cobalt(IV) Diselenide Nanobelts for the Electrochemical Production of Hydrogen, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 52, 8546-8550 (2013).
23.M. R. Gao, Q. Gao, J. Jiang, C. H. Cui, W. T. Yao, S. H. Yu*. A Methanol-Tolerant Pt/CoSe2 Nanobelt Cathode Catalyst for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 50, 4905-4908 (2011).
24.M. R. Gao, Y. F. Xu, J. Jiang, S. H. Yu* Nanostructured Metal Chalcogenides: Synthesis, Modification, and Applications in Energy Conversion and Storage Devices, Chemical Society Reviews 42, 2986-3017 (2013). Invited Review.
25.M. R. Gao, X. Cao,Y. F. Xu, Q. Gao, Y. R. Zheng, J. Jiang, S. H. Yu* Nitrogen-Doped Reduced Graphene Supported CoSe2 Nanobelt Composite Catalyst for Efficient Water Oxidation, ACS Nano, 8(4), 3970-3978 (2014).
26.M. R. Gao, S. R. Zhang, Y. F. Xu, J. Jiang, S. H. Yu*. Self-Assembled Platinum Nanochain Networks Driven by Induced Magnetic Dipoles, Advanced Functional Materials 24, 916-924 (2014).
27.M. R. Gao, J. Jinag, S. H. Yu*. Solution-Based Synthesis of Late Transition Metal Chalcogenides for Oxygen Reduction, Small 8, 13-27 (2012). Invited Review.
28.M. R. Gao*, J. Y.Yuan, M. Antonietti*. Ionic Liquids and Poly(ionic liquid)s for Morphosynthesis of Inorganic Materials, Chem. Eur. J. 22, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201604191 (2016). Invited Review.
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