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Faculty

Yawen Tang Professor

Research Interests: 
Functional nanomaterials, nanocatalysts for fuel cells, electrocatalysis and electrode materials for batteries.
Bio: 

Research Projects

 

  1. National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No.: 21376122, 21273116 and 20573057).
  2. Prospective program on Industry-University-Research of Jiangsu Province (Grant No.: BY2012001).
  3. United Fund of NSFC and Yunnan Province (Grant No.:U1137602).
  4. The National High Technology Research and Development Program of Chin (863 Program, Grant No.: 2007AA05Z143 and 2003AA517063).
  5. Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (Grant No.: BK2006224).

 

Selected Publications:

  1. Gengtao Fu, Xiaoxiao Yan, Zhiming Cui,  Dongmei Sun, Lin Xu, Yawen Tang*, John B. Goodenough  and Jong-Min Lee*, Catalytic activities for methanol oxidation on ultrathin CuPt3 wavy nanowires with/without smart polymer Superior catalytic activity and stability for the methanol oxidation reaction of a direct methanol–air fuel cell, Chemical Science, 2016, DOI: 10.1039/c6sc01501h.
  2. Gengtao Fu, Yifan Chen, Zhiming Cui,* Sinan Feng, Yawen Tang,* Arumugam Manthiram and John B. Goodenough*, A novel hydrogel-derived bifunctional oxygen electrocatalyst for rechargeable air cathodes, Nano Letters, 2016, Accepted.
  3. Gengtao Fu, Zhiming Cui, * Yifan Chen, Yawen Tang, *and John B. Goodenough*, Ni3Fe-N doped carbon sheets as a bifunctional electrocatalyst for air cathodes, Advanced Energy Materials. 2016, Accepted.
  4. Gengtao Fu, Huimin Liu, Nika You, Jiayan Wu, Dongmei Sun, Lin Xu, Yawen Tang* and Yu Chen* The dendritic platinum-copper bimetallic nanoassemblies with tunable composition and structure: Arginine driven self-assembly and their enhanced electrocatalytic activity, Nano Research, 2016, 9(3): 755–765.
  5. Xiaoyu Qiu, Yuxuan Dai, Xiaoshu Zhu, Hanyue Zhang, Ping Wu, Yawen Tang* and Shaohua Wei, Template-engaged synthesis of hollow porous platinum-palladium alloy nanospheres for efficient methanol electro-oxidation, Journal of Power Sources, 2016, 302, 195-201.
  6. Gengtao Fu, Zhenyuan Liu, Jingfei Zhang, Jiayan Wu, Lin Xu, Dongmei Sun , Jubing Zhang , Yawen Tang, Pei Chen, Spinel MnCo2O4 nanoparticles cross-linked with two-dimensional porous carbon nanosheets as a high-efficiency oxygen reduction electrocatalyst, Nano Research, 2016, DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1101-2.
  7. Zhenyuan Liu, Lu Zhang, Xiaoyu Yang, Zhenqi Liu, Dongmei Sun, Lin Xu,* and Yawen Tang*, PdCo/Pd-hexacyanocobaltate Hybrid Nanoflowers: Cyanogel-bridged One-pot Synthesis and Their Enhanced Catalytic Performance, Scientific Reports, 2016, Accepted.
  8. Xiaoyu Qiu, Yuxuan Dai, Yawen Tang*, Tianhong Lu, Shaohua Wei, Yu Chen, One-pot synthesis of goldepalladium@palladium coreeshell nanoflowers as efficient electrocatalyst for ethanol electrooxidation, Journal of Power Sources, 2015, 278, 430-435.
  9. Xinyu Liu, Guangrui Xu, Yu Chen*, Tianhong Lu, Yawen Tang*, Wei Xing, A Strategy for Fabricating Porous PdNi@Pt Core-shell Nanostructures and Their Enhanced Activity and Durability for the Methanol Electrooxidation, Scientific Reports, 2015, 5 : 7619.
  10. Mingxing Gong, Zhigang Yao, Fayan Lai, Yu Chen*, Yawen Tang*, Platinum-copper alloy nanocrystals supported on reduced graphene oxide: One-pot synthesis and electrocatalytic applications, Carbon, 2015, 91, 338-345.
  11. Geng-Tao Fu, Chang Liu, Qi Zhang, Yu Chen*, Ya-Wen Tang*,Polyhedral Palladium–Silver Alloy Nanocrystals as Highly Active and Stable Electrocatalysts for the Formic Acid Oxidation Reaction, Scientific Reports, 2015,5:13703
  12. Xiaoyu Qiu, Ping Wu, Yawen Tang,*, Jong-Min Lee*, Three-dimensional graphene hollow nanospheres @palladium networks as efficient electrocatalysts for formic acid oxidation, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2015, 1500321.
  13. Ming-Xing Gong, Xian Jiang, Tie-Ying Xue, Tian-Yi Shen, Lin Xu,* Dong-Mei Sun, and Ya-Wen Tang*, PtCu nanodendrites assisted synthesis of PtPdCu concave nanooctahedrons with improved electrocatalytic activity for the methanol oxidation reaction, Catalysis Science & Technology, 2015, 5, 5105–5109.
  14. Geng-Tao Fu, Ming-Xing Gong, Qian Zhang, Ya-Wen Tang,* Lin Xu, Dong-Mei Sun and Jong-Min Lee*, Hollow and porous palladium nanocrystals: synthesis and electrocatalytic application, Journal of Material Chemistry A, 2015, 3, 21995–21999.
  15. Gengtao Fu, Qian Zhang, Jiayan Wu, Dongmei Sun, Lin Xu, Yawen Tang*, and Yu Chen*, Arginine-mediated synthesis of cube-like platinum nanoassemblies as efficient electrocatalysts, Nano Research, 2015, 8(12): 3963–3971.
  16. Ruopeng Zhao, Gengtao Fu, Tongge Zhou, Yu Chen*, Xiaoshu Zhu, Yawen Tang*, Tianhong Lu. Multi-generation overgrowth induced synthesis of three-dimensinal highly branched palladium tetrapods and their electrocatalytic activity for formic acid oxidation. Nanoscale. 2014,6, 2776-2781.
  17. L. Zhang, D.K. Lu, Y. Chen*, Y.W. Tang*, T.H. Lu. Facile synthesis of Pd-Co-P ternary alloy network nanostructures and their enhanced electrocatalytic activity towards hydrazine oxidation. Journal of Materials Chemistry A.2014, 2, 1252 – 1256.
  18. Yi Shi, Shengkang Yin, Yanrong Ma, Dingkun Lu, Yu Chen, Yawen Tang,* Tianhong Lu,  Oleylamine-functionalized palladium nanoparticles with enhanced electrocatalytic activity for the oxygen reduction reaction, Journal of Power Sources, 2014, 246, 356-360.
  19. Mingxing Gong, Gengtao Fu, Yu Chen*, Yawen Tang*, and Tianhong Lu, Autocatalysis and Selective Oxidative Etching Induced Synthesis of Platinum−Copper Bimetallic Alloy Nanodendrites Electrocatalysts ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014, 6, 7301−7308.
  20. Xin-Yu Liu, Ying Zhang, Ming-Xing Gong, Ya-Wen Tang,* Tian-Hong Lu, Yu Chen,  Jong-Min Lee*, Facile synthesis of corallite-like Pt–Pd alloy nanostructures and their enhanced catalytic activity and stability for ethanol oxidation, Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2014, 2, 13840–13844.
  21. Ruopeng Zhao, Mingxing Gong, Huimin Zhu, Yu Chen,* Yawen Tang*, and Tianhong Lu, Seed-assisted synthesis of Pd@Au core–shell nanotetrapods and their optical and catalytic properties, Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 9273–9278.
  22. Zhenyuan Liu, Gengtao Fu, Yawen Tang*, Yu Chen*, Tianhong Lu, One-step synthesis and catalytic properties of Highly Branched Au Nanocorals, CrystEngComm., 2014, 16(36): 8576-8581.
  23. Gengtao Fu, Zhenyuan Liu, Yu Chen*, Jun Lin, Yawen Tang*,Tianhong Lu Synthesis and electrocatalytic activity of Au@Pd core–shell nanothorns for the oxygen reduction reaction, Nano Research, 2014, 7(8): 1205–1214.
  24. Geng-tao Fu, Chang Liu, Rui Wu, Yu Chen, Xiao-shu Zhu,* Dong-mei Sun,Ya-wen Tang* and Tian-hong Lu, L-Lysine mediated synthesis of platinum nanocuboids and their electrocatalytic activity towards ammonia oxidation, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 17883–17888
  25. Ruopeng Zhao,Yi Liu,Chang Liu,Guangrui Xu,Yu Chen*, Yawen Tang*, Tianhong Lu. Pd@Pt core-shell tetrapods as highly active and stable electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014,2,20855–20860.
  26. Geng-Tao Fu, Xian Jiang, Rui Wu, Shao-Hua Wei, Dong-Mei Sun, Ya-Wen Tang*, Tian-Hong Lu, and Yu Chen*, Arginine-Assisted Synthesis and Catalytic Properties of SingleCrystalline Palladium Tetrapods, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2014, 6, 22790−22795.

 

Contact Information:

Email: tangyawen@njnu.edu.cn