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Faculty

Zhe Xu Lecturer

Bio: 

Educational Background

Lecturer, School of Environment, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China, (2019-Present)

Ph. D., School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nanjing University, China (2014-2018)

M. S., Department of Physics, Yunnan University, China (2011-2014)

B. S., Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Yunnan University, China (2006-2010)

Research

Research Interests

[1] (Photo)electrochemical techniques for pollutants degradation and artificial synthesis

[2] Nano-materials construction & conversion for clean energy

[3] Detection and sensor device of environmentally poisonous and harmful substance

Research Projects

[1] Improvement of performance and stability of nitride and oxynitride photoanodes (Participant, supported by Natural Scientific Funding Committee of China-NSFC, Grant No. 021313001012, 2016.1-2019.12)

[2] Construction and mechanism research of materials with wide spectral response for efficient artificial synthesis (Participant, supported by Natural Scientific Funding Committee of China-NSFC, Grant No. 021313001048, 2017.1-2021.12)

[3] Research on photocatalytic degradation of gaseous oxide (Participant, supported by Natural Scientific Funding Committee of China-NSFC, Grant No. 51872135, 2019.1-2022.12)

[4] Interface manipulation of hematite photoanode for improved photoelectrochemical water splitting(In charge, supported by the outstanding PhD program of Nanjing University, Grant No. 201702B084, 2017.9-2018.6)

[5] Synthesis and investigation of the copper diffusion impervious layer on polycrystalline silicon solar cells (Participant, supported by Natural Scientific Funding Committee of China-NSFC, Grant No. 61166006, 2012.1-2015.12)

[6] Interface behaviors of membranes of bipolar polymer fuel cells (Participant, supported by the Joint Funds of Yunnan Province-Natural Scientific Funding Committee of China, Grant No. U1137602, 2012.1-2015.12)

Journal Articles

(1) Z. Xu, W. C. Li, X. H. Wang, B. Wang, Z. Shi, C. Dong, S. C. Yan*, Z. G. Zou. Novel Cobalt Germanium Hydroxide for Electrochemical Water Oxidation. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2018, 10 (36): 30357-30366.

(2) Z. Xu, H. Y. Wang, Y. Z. Wen, W. C. Li, C. Y. Sun, Y. T. He, Z. Shi, L. Pei, Y. D. Chen, S. C. Yan*, Z. G. Zou. Balancing Catalytic Activity and Interface Energetics of Electrocatalyst-Coated Photoanodes for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2018, 10 (4): 3624-3633.

(3) Z. Xu, Z. W. Fan, Z. Shi, M. Y. Li, J. Y. Feng, L. Pei, C. G. Zhou, J. K. Zhou, L. X. Yang, W. C. Li, G. Z. Xu, S. C. Yan*, Z. G. Zou. Interface Manipulation to Improve Plasmon-Coupled Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting on α-Fe2O3 Photoanodes. ChemSusChem 2018, 11 (1): 237-244.

(4) Z. Xu, W. C. Li, Y. D. Yan, H. X. Wang, H. Zhu, M. M. Zhao, S. C. Yan*, Z. G. Zou. In-Situ Formed Hydroxide Accelerating Water Dissociation Kinetics on Co3N for Hydrogen Production in Alkaline Solution. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2018, 10 (26): 22102-22109.

(5) Y. F. Yao#, Z. Xu (co-joint first author)#, F. Cheng#, W. C. Li, P. X. Cui, G. z. Xu, S. Xu, P. Wang, G. D. Sheng, Y. D. Yan, Z. T. Yu, S. C. Yan*, Z. X. Chen*, Z. G. Zou. Unlocking the Potential of Graphene for Water Oxidation Using an Orbital Hybridization Strategy. Energy & Environmental Science 2018, 11 (2): 407-416.

(6) G. Z. Xu#, Z. Xu (co-joint first author)#, Z. Shi, L. Pei, S. C. Yan*, Z. B. Gu,Z. G. Zou. Silicon Photoanodes Partially Covered by Ni@Ni(OH)2 Core-Shell Particles for Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation. ChemSusChem 2017, 10 (14): 2897-2903.

(7) Z. W. Fan#, Z. Xu (co-joint first author)#, S. C. Yan*, Z. G. Zou. Tuning the Ion Permeability of an Al2O3 Coating Layer on Fe2O3 Photoanodes for Improved Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2017, 5 (18): 8402-8407.

(8) Z. Xu, S. C. Yan*, Z. Shi, Y. F. Yao, P. Zhou, H. Y. Wang, Z. G. Zou. Adjusting the Crystallinity of Mesoporous Spinel CoGa2O4 for Efficient Water Oxidation. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2016, 8 (20): 12887-12893.

(9) Z. Shi, Z. Xu, J. Y. Feng, H. T. Huang, Q. F. Qian, S. C. Yan*, Z. G. Zou. Molten Salt-assisted A-axis-oriented Growth of Ta3N5 Nanorod Arrays with Enhanced Charge Transport for Efficient Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation. CrystEngComm 2018, 20 (36): 5364-5369.

Patents

[1] Z. Xu, W. C. Li, Z. W. Fan, S. C. Yan, Z G. Zou. 2018. A synthetic method of cobalt germanium based hydroxide. Patent license No. ZL201611017255.4 (in Chinese)

[2] Z. Liu, H. Xiao, Z. Xu, Y. F. Feng. A method of depositing metal grating on solar cells without masks. Patent license No. ZL201210270824.1 (in Chinese)

[3] Z. Liu, H. Xiao, Z. Xu, Y. F. Feng. A synthetic method of solar cells with high efficiency of photoelectric conversion. Patent license No. ZL201210394170.3 (in Chinese)

Contact

Emailzhexu@njnu.edu.cn