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ZENG Jie, Professor Nano-materials and Nano-chemistry


Name:   Jie Zeng (曾杰)
Born:   Sep. 1980, Henan
Address:   Rm 16-005, National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale,University of Science and Technology of China (USTC),Anhui, Hefei 230026, P. R. China
Tel: 86-551-63603545
Fax: 86-551-63606266

Dr. Jie Zeng 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. 

Dr. Zeng was born in Shangcheng of Henan, China, in 1980. He studied applied chemistry at the USTC (B.S., 2002) and received a Ph.D. in condensed matter physics under the tutelage of Prof. J. G. Hou and Prof. Xiaoping Wang (2008). He worked with Prof. Younan Xia as a postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis from 2008 to 2011 and was promoted to Research Assistant Professor in 2011. In 2012, he relocated to USTC to take the position of Professor for Chemistry in Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale. His scientific work has been published as 109 papers in prestigious journals (Nature Nanotechnol., Nature Energy, Chem, Nature Commun., Chem. Rev., Nano Today, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Nano Lett., Adv. Mater., etc.), 2 invited book chapters, and 29 patents. As of March 2018, his scientific works have been cited more than 6,600 times (H-index = 41).
Our research focuses on the selective transformation of small molecules such as CO, CO2, and CH4 into liquid fuels and value-added chemicals. It is of significant importance to achieve and illuminate the activation of stable chemical bonds between C, H, and O atoms over metal-based heterogeneous catalysts. Complexities and challenges stem from the inherent multi-component aspects of heterogeneous catalysis such as diversified active sites and vague mechanisms. To this end, we are devoted to tackling these issues fromAtomic-level design of active sitesandAtomic-level understanding of catalytic mechanisms.
1) The “Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences of the CAS”.
2) The “National Natural Science Foundation of China”.
3) The “National Program on Key Basic Research Project (973 Program for Young Investigator)”.
1) Synergetic interaction between neighbouring platinum monomers in CO2 hydrogenation. H. Li, L. Wang, Y. Dai, Z. Pu, Z. Lao, Y. Chen, M. Wang, X. Zheng, J. Zhu, W. Zhang*, R. Si, C. Ma, J. Zeng*.Nature Nanotechnol. DOI:10.1038/s41565-018-0089-z .
2) Molecular-level insight into how hydroxyl groups boost catalytic activity in CO2 hydrogenation into methanol. Y. Peng, L. Wang, Q. Luo, Y. Cao, Y. Dai, Z. Li, H. Li, X. Zheng, W. Yan, J. Yang*, J. Zeng*.Chem 2018, 4, 613-625.
3) Incorporating nitrogen atoms into cobalt nanosheets as a strategy to boost catalytic activity toward CO2 hydrogenation. L. Wang, W. Zhang, X. Zheng, Y. Chen, W. Wu, J. Qiu, X. Zhao, X. Zhao, Y. Dai, J. Zeng*.Nature Energy 2017, 2, 869-876.
4) Atomic-level insights in optimizing reaction paths for hydroformylation reaction over Rh/CoO single-atom catalyst.L. Wang, W. Zhang, S. Wang, Z. Gao, Z. Luo, X. Wang, R. Zeng, A. Li, H. Li, M. Wang, X. Zheng, J. Zhu, W. Zhang*, C. Ma*, R. Si, J. Zeng*.Nature Commun. 2016, 7, 14036.
5) Engineering electrocatalytic activity in nanosized perovskite cobaltite through surface spin-state transition. S. Zhou*, X. Miao, X. Zhao, C. Ma, Y. Qiu, Z. Hu*, J. Zhao, L. Shi, J. Zeng*.Nature Commun. 2016, 7, 11510.
6) Facile synthesis of pentacle gold-copper alloy nanocrystals and their plasmonic and catalytic properties. R. He, Y. C. Wang, X. Wang, Z. Wang, G. Liu, W. Zhou, L. Wen, Q. Li, X. Wang, X. Chen, J. Zeng*, J. G. Hou.Nature Commun. 2014, 5, 4327.
7) Hybrid nanomaterials: not just a pretty flower. J. Zeng, Y. Xia*.Nature Nanotechnol. 2012, 7, 415.

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