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XIE Yi, Professor, Academician, Changjiang-Professor, National Outstanding Youth Nano-materials and Nano-chemistry

Name:  XIE Yi(谢毅)
Born:   Jul. 1967, Anhui, China
Address: Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Anhui, Hefei 230026, P. R. China
Tel: 86-551-63603987
E-mail: yxie@ustc.edu.cn
Homepage: http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/~yxie
Office: Room 16001, HFNL Building
 
EDUCATION AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Prof. XIE Yi received her BS in Xiamen University (1988) and Ph.D in University of Science and Technology of China (USTC, 1996). In May 1996, she joined the faculty at the Department of Chemistry, USTC. She is now a Principal Investigator (PI) of Department of Nanomaterials and Nanochemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale and a full professor of Department of Chemistry, USTC. She is also a recipient of many awards, including L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards (2015), TWAS Prize for Chemistry (2014), IUPAC Distinguished Women in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering (2013), China Young Scientist Award (2002), China Young Female Scientist Award (2006), Chinese Academy of Sciences-Bayer Young Scientist Award (2003), the Cheung Kong Scholar, Ministry of Education (2000). She was elected as Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry and member of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2013, and TWAS member in 2015.
Prof. Xie is now serving as the deputy director of Inorganic Chemistry Committee of Chinese Chemical Society (CCS), executive council member of Synchrotron Radiation Committee of Chinese Physical Society (CPS), member of Disciplinary Evaluation Panel of Academic Degree Committee of the Chinese State Council. Also she is serving as one of associate editors of Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, International/ Editorial Board members of 4 international journals including J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., ACS Central Science, Materials Horizons, and 2 Chinese journals including Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. She is the corresponding author of more than 300 SCI papers including Nature (1), Nature Commun (6), J. Am. Chem. Soc.(23), Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.(20), Adv. Mater.(17), Acc. Chem. Res. (2) and Chem. Soc. Rev. (4). , which has been cited by more than 18000 times with H index of 76. 
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Prof. Yi XIE’s group is pursuing cutting-edge research at four major frontiers: solid state chemistry, nanotechnology, energy materials and theoretical physics. In particular, her research focuses on to design and synthesize inorganic functional solids with efforts to modulate their electron and phonon structures, including the following topics:
1) Characterization of the low-dimensional solids and the relationship study of special electronic structure with the intrinsic properties.
2) New approaches to decoupled optimization of thermoelectric properties.
3) Important inorganic functional materials responsive to light, magnetism, electricity and heat, and the control of their intelligent characteristics.
4) Flexible nanodevices for high-efficient energy-storage and conversion.
5) Nanotructured photocatalysts for CO2 enrichment and conversion.
 
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
1) National Natural Science Foundation of China (U1532265): Mechanism study on ultrathin semiconductors applied in photoelectrochemical water splitting by in-situ synchrotron radiation techniques
2) National Natural Science Foundation of China (21331005)
Semiconductor two-dimensional crystals with atomic thickness: synthesis, assembly, energy level manipulating and photochemical water splitting properties
 
REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS
1) Partially oxidized atomic cobalt layers for carbon dioxide electroreduction to liquid fuel.
Nature, 2016, 529, 68-72.
2)
Decoupling Interrelated Parameters for Designing High Performance Thermoelectric Materials.
Accounts of Chemical Research, 2014, 47, 1287 (Review).
3)
UltrathinTwo-Dimensional Inorganic Materials: New Opportunities for Solid State Nanochemistry.
Accounts of Chemical Research, 2015, 48, 3 (Review).
4)
Metallic Tin Quantum Sheets Confined in Graphene toward High-efficiency CO2 Electroreduction
Nature Commun., 2016, 7, 12697.
5) Vacancy Associates-rich Ultrathin Nanosheets for High Performance and Flexible Nonvolatile Memory Device.
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 3102.
6) Dual-vacancies: an Effective Strategy Realizing Synergistic Optimization of Thermoelectric Property in BiCuSeO
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 6587.
7) Magnetocaloric effects in a freestanding and flexible graphene-based superlattice synthesized with a spatially confined reaction.
Nature Commun., 2014, 5, 3960.
8) Electric Field Driven Dual Vacancies Evolution in Ultrathin Nanosheets Realizing Reversible Semiconductor to Half-metal Transition.
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 15043.
9) Ultrathin black phosphorus nanosheets for efficient singlet oxygen generation.
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 11376.
10) Atomically-thin two-dimensional sheets for understanding active sites in catalysis.
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 623-636.

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