Name:Yujie Xiong (熊宇杰)
Born:Jul. 1979, Jiangxi
Address:University of Science and Technology of China, 

Anhui, Hefei 230026, P. R. China
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Office:Environment and Resources Building, Room 538B
Yujie Xiong is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and PI of the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale.  He received a B.S. degree in chemical physics (Special Class for the Gifted Young) in 2000, and a Ph.D. degree in inorganic chemistry in 2004, both from the USTC.  From 2004 to 2009, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Washington in Seattle and as a Research Associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, respectively.  Prior to joining the USTC faculty in 2011, he was the Principal Scientist of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NSF-NNIN) site at Washington University in St. Louis.  Currently, he serves as the Head of Department of Applied Chemistry at the USTC and the Director of Division of Nanocatalysis and Energy Conversion at the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale.
Prof. Xiong has published more than 170 scientific papers with over 17,000 total citations (H-index 62), and is among the Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics (2018) and the Most Cited Chinese Researchers by Elsevier (2014-2018).  He is the Editor of Journal of Materials Science (2018-), and is serving on the International Advisory Board of ChemNanoMat (2018-), and the Editorial Boards of Scientific Reports (2014-), Progress in Natural Science: Materials International (2014-), Chinese Chemical Letters (2014-), Chinese Journal of Catalysis (2017-), and Acta Chimica Sinica (2018-).
Prof. Xiong has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry since 2017, and is the recipient of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, China. He has received a number of prestigious awards, including the Distinguished Lectureship Award by the Chemical Society of Japan (2018), the Biomatik Distinguished Faculty Award by the Chinese-American Chemistry & Chemical Biology Professors Association (2015), the Outstanding Young Scholar Award by the Hong Kong Qiushi Science and Technology Foundation (2014), the Young Cutting-Edge Nanochemistry Researcher Award by the Chinese Chemical Society and the Small journal (2014), the Young Chemist Award by the Chinese Chemical Society (2013), and the National Natural Science Award (Second Class) by the Chinese government (2012).
Inorganic materials and devices for carbon dioxide reduction, nitrogen fixation, methane conversion, water splitting and chemical production, including:
1.  Photocatalytic materials.
2.  Photoelectrochemical devices.
3.  Plasmonic-catalytic materials.
4.  Electrocatalytic materials.
1.  National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, NSFC.
2.  National Key R&D Program, Ministry of Science and Technology.
3.  Interdisciplinary Innovation Team, CAS.
4.  Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences, CAS.
1.Cui, X.; Wang, J.; Liu, B.; Ling, S.; Long, R. and Xiong, Y.*, “Turning Au Nanoclusters Catalytically Active for Visible-Light-Driven CO2 Reduction through Bridging Ligands” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140, 16514-16520 (2018).
2.Zhang, N.; Jalil, A.; Wu, D.; Chen, S.; Liu, Y.; Gao, C.;* Ye, W.; Qi, Z.; Ju, H.; Wang, C.; Wu, X.;* Song, L.; Zhu, J. and Xiong, Y.*, “Refining Defect States in W18O49 by Mo Doping: A Strategy for Tuning N2 Activation towards Solar-Driven Nitrogen Fixation” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140, 9434–9443 (2018).
3.Wang, J.; Xia, T.; Wang, L.; Zheng, X.; Qi, Z.; Gao, C.; Zhu, J.; Li, Z.; Xu, H.* and Xiong, Y.*, “Enabling Visible-Light-Driven Selective CO2 Reduction by Doping Quantum Dots: Trapping Electrons and Suppressing H2 Evolution” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 57, 16447-16451 (2018).
4.Gao, C.; Chen, S.; Wang, Y.; Wang, J.; Zheng, X.; Zhu, J.; Song, L.;* Zhang, W. and Xiong, Y.*, “Heterogeneous Single-Atom Catalyst for Visible-Light-Driven High-Turnover CO2 Reduction: The Role of Electron Transfer” Adv. Mater. 30, 1704624 (2018).
5.Long, R.; Li, Y.; Liu, Y.; Chen, S.; Zheng, X.; Gao, C.; He, C.; Chen, N.; Qi, Z.; Song, L.; Jiang, J.; Zhu, J. and Xiong, Y.*, “Isolation of Cu Atoms in Pd Lattice: Forming Highly Selective Sites for Photocatalytic Conversion of CO2 to CH4” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139, 4486-4492 (2017).
6.Yuan, Q.; Liu, D.; Zhang, N.; Ye, W.; Ju, H.; Shi, L.; Long, R.; Zhu, J. and Xiong, Y.*, “Noble-Metal-Free Janus-like Structures by Cation Exchange for Z-Scheme Photocatalytic Water Splitting under Broadband Light Irradiation” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56, 4206-4210 (2017).
7.Zhang, N.; Li, X.; Ye, H.; Chen, S.; Ju, H.; Liu, D.; Lin, Y.; Ye, W.; Wang, C.; Xu, Q.; Zhu, J.; Song, L.; Jiang, J.* and Xiong, Y.*, “Oxide Defect Engineering Enables to Couple Solar Energy into Oxygen Activation” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 8928-8935 (2016).
8.Huang, H.; Zhang, L.; Lv, Z.; Long, R.; Zhang, C.; Lin, Y.; Wei, K.; Wang, C.; Chen, L.; Li, Z. Y.; Zhang, Q.;* Luo, Y. and Xiong, Y.*, “Unraveling Surface Plasmon Decay in Core-Shell Nanostructures toward Broadband Light-Driven Catalytic Organic Synthesis” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 6822-6828 (2016).
9.Liu, D.; Yang, D.; Gao, Y.; Ma, J.; Long, R.; Wang, C. and Xiong, Y.*, “Flexible Near-Infrared Photovoltaic Devices Based on Plasmonic Hot Electron Injection into Silicon Nanowire Arrays” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55, 4577-4581 (2016).
10.Li, Y.; Wang, Z.; Xia, T.; Ju, H.; Zhang, K.; Long, R.; Xu, Q.; Wang, C.; Song, L.; Zhu, J.; Jiang, J. and Xiong, Y.*, “Implementing Metal-to-Ligand Charge Transfer in Organic Semiconductor for Improved Visible-Near-Infrared Photocatalysis” Adv. Mater. 28, 6959-6965 (2016).
11.Du, N.; Wang, C.; Wang, X.; Lin, Y.; Jiang, J. and Xiong, Y.*, “Trimetallic TriStar Nanostructures: Tuning Electronic and Surface Structures for Enhanced Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution” Adv. Mater. 28, 2077-2084 (2016).
12.Bai, S.; Yang, L.; Wang, C.; Lin, Y.; Lu, J.; Jiang, J. and Xiong, Y.*, “Boosting Photocatalytic Water Splitting: Interfacial Charge Polarization in Atomically Controlled Core-shell Co-catalyst” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 14810-14814 (2015).
13.Liu, D.; Li, L.; Gao, Y.; Wang, C.; Jiang, J. and Xiong, Y.*, “The Nature of Photocatalytic “Water Splitting” on Silicon Nanowires” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 2980-2985 (2015).
14.Long, R.; Rao, Z.; Mao, K.; Li, Y.; Zhang, C.; Liu, Q.; Wang, C.; Li, Z. Y.; Wu, X. and Xiong, Y.*, “Efficiently Coupling Solar Energy into Catalytic Hydrogenation by Well-Designed Pd Nanostructures” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 2425-2430 (2015).
15.Bai, S.; Li, X.; Kong, Q.; Long, R.; Wang, C.; Jiang, J. and Xiong, Y.*, “Toward Enhanced Photocatalytic Oxygen Evolution: Synergetic Utilization of Plasmonic Effect and Schottky Junction via Interfacing Facet Selection” Adv. Mater. 27, 3444-3452 (2015).
16.Bai, S.; Wang, C.; Deng, M.; Gong, M.; Bai, Y.; Jiang, J. and Xiong, Y.*, “Surface Polarization Matters: Enhancing the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction by Shrinking Pt Shells in Pt-Pd-Graphene Stack Structures” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 12120-12124 (2014).
17.Bai, Y.; Zhang, W.; Zhang, Z.; Zhou, J.; Wang, X.; Wang, C.; Huang, W.*; Jiang, J.* and Xiong, Y.*, “Controllably Interfacing with Metal: A Strategy for Enhancing CO Oxidation on Oxide Catalysts by Surface Polarization” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 14650-14653 (2014).
18.Long, R.; Mao, K.; Gong, M.; Zhou, S.; Hu, J.; Zhi, M.; You, Y.; Bai, S.; Jiang, J.; Zhang, Q.;* Wu, X.* and Xiong, Y.*, “Tunable Oxygen Activation for Catalytic Organic Oxidation: Schottky Junction versus Plasmonic Effect” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 3205-3209 (2014).
19.Li, R.; Hu, J.; Deng, M.; Wang, H.; Wang, X.; Hu, Y.; Jiang, H. L.; Jiang, J.;* Zhang, Q.;* Xie, Y. and Xiong, Y.*, “Integration of Inorganic Semiconductor with MOF: A Platform for Enhanced Gaseous Photocatalytic Reactions” Adv. Mater. 26, 4783-4788 (2014).
Long, R.; Mao, K.; Ye, X.; Yan, W.; Huang, Y.; Wang, J.; Fu, Y.; Wang, X.; Wu, X.; Xie, Y. and Xiong, Y.*, “Surface Facet of Palladium Nanocrystals: a Key Parameter to the Activation of Molecular Oxygen for Organic Catalysis and Cancer Treatment” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 3200-3207 (2013).

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