Dr. Shouheng Sun
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
FALL 2015 DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR SERIES:
Dr. Shouheng Sun
Department of Chemistry, Brown University, Providence RI
Nanocatalysts for Efficient Electrochemical Reactions”
Recent advance in nano-fabrication has made it possible to design and
synthesize nanoparticles with nearly precise controls on nanoparticle
size, shape, composition and structure for catalytic applications. In this
talk, I will summarize the common methods we used to synthesize
monodisperse nanoparticles, especially intermetallic nanoparticles,
core/shell nanoparticles, nanowires and their self-assemblies on
graphene (or N-doped graphene) surface. I will use Au-, Pt-, and Cubased elemental and alloy nanoparticles as examples to demonstrate the
rational tuning and enhancement of nanoparticle catalysis for selective
electrochemical reduction of proton, oxygen, and carbon dioxide for
renewable energy applications.
Refreshments will be
1. Li, Q., Wu, L., Wu, G., Su, D., Lv, H., Zhang, S., Zhu, W., Casimir,
A., Zhu, H., Mendoza-Garcia,A., and Sun, S. “New Approach to Fully
Ordered fct-FePt Nanoparticles for Much Enhanced Electrocatalysis in
Acid” Nano Letters. 2015. 15(4), 2468-2473.
2. Zhu,W., Zhang, Y., Zhang,Y., Lv, H., Li, Q., Michalsky, R., Peterson, A.,
and Sun, S. “Active and Selective Conversion of CO2 to CO on Ultrathin
Au Nanowires” Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2014. 136(46),
3. Guo, S., Zhang, S., and Sun, S. “Tuning Nanoparticle Catalysis for the
Oxygen Reduction Reaction” Angewandte Chemie International Edition.
2013. 52(33), 8526-8544.
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