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GAO Minrui, Professor Nano-materials and Nano-chemistry
Name:  Minrui GAO(高敏锐)
Address:   Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Science at the Microscale ,University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)Hefei, Anhui 230026, P. R. China
Tel: +86 551 63606059
E-mail: mgao@ustc.edu.cn
Homepages: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=yL4omXUAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao
2016.07-present Professor, University of Science and Technology of China
2015.10-2016.07 Postdoctor, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany
2014.04-2015.09 Postdoctor, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
2012.09-2014.04 Postdoctor, University of Delaware, USA
2006.09-2012.07 Ph.D., University of Science and Technology of China
2002.09-2006.07 B.S., Hefei University
1) Development of new energy materials
2) Photo/electrochemical energy devices
3) Photo/electrochemical reaction mechanisms
4) Commercial-scale developments
1) Chinese Academy of Sciences Pioneer Hundred Talents Program, 2016
2) Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2014
3) Springer Theses Prize Nominated by USTC, 2014
4) The Special Prize for the President Scholarship of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2012
5) Lu Jiaxi Excellent Graduate Student Award, 2012
6) Academic Award for Doctoral Degree Candidates by Chinese Ministry of Education, 2011
7) Zhu Li Yue Hua Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship, 2011         
8) Academic Award for Doctoral Degree Candidates by USTC, 2011
9) The Best Oral Report Award from Doctoral Forum of China (Chemistry & Material), 2009
10) Funding support from the Creative Scientific Research Foundation for graduate students of USTC, 2009
11) Zhang Zong Zhi Science and Technology Award, 2009
After joining the USTC
(* Corresponding author; # Contributed equally)
1) 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, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-04954-7 (2018).
2) 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 Edition57, 4020-4024 (2018).
3) 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 Environ. Sci.DOI: 10.1039/C8EE00521D (2018)# Contributed equally.
4)  M. R. Gao,Y. R. Zheng, J. Jiang, S. H. Yu*. Pyrite-Type Nanomaterials for Advanced Electrocatalysis,Acc. Chem. Res.50, 2194-2204 (2017).
Before joining the USTC
5) 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).
6) 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) # Contributed equally.
7) 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).
8) 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).
9) 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).
10) 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 Edition55, 12812-12816 (2016).
11)  J. Jiang,# M. R. Gao,# W. Sheng, Y. S. Yan*. Hollow Chevrel-Phase NiMo3S4 for Hydrogen Evolution in Alkaline Electrolyte, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition55, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201607651R2 (2016). # Contributed equally.
12)  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 Edition54, 12928-12932 (2015). # Contributed equally.
13) 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). # Contributed equally.
14) 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).
15) 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).
16)  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).
17) 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).
18)  M. R. Gao, J. Jinag, S. H. Yu*. Solution-Based Synthesis of Late Transition Metal Chalcogenides for Oxygen Reduction,Small 8, 13-27 (2012).
19) 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.

We welcome graduate students who are interested in electrochemistry, energy materials and technology to join in the group; motivated undergraduates with chemistry, physics and engineering backgrounds are also welcome to participate. Please send your wishes to the attention mgao@ustc.edu.cn .

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