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February 2018

Three new papers have been recently accepted for publications, including Wei's collaboration paper with Prof. Chen Yang, Yanyan's paper on dinuclear heterogeneous catalyst, and Qi's paper on Li-O2 batteries. Congratulations to them!

December 2017

Summer abroad program on climate change and environmental chemistry link Apply now!

The group welcomes two new graduate students, Chaochao and Haochuan! We also welcome a visiting student, Bingju Zhong, from Nanjing Tech Univ.!

Dunwei will serve as an advisory board member for the new ACS journal ACS Applied Energy Materials.

New book on energy conversion and storage editted by Dunwei is now published.

book cover

November 2017

Join us for the MRS meeting in Boston! The group has a total of 4 talks and multiple posters.

Jim's joint paper with Prof. Katayama on charge carrier studies is accepted by J. Photochem. Photobio. A. Congratulations!

We welcome Tomoki Kanazawa from Tokyo Institute of Technology as a short-term visitor!

Jim's joint paper with Yifan on soft X-ary study of hematite is published in JPCC. Congratulations!

Xin Ba finishes his visit and returns to Wuhan. Good luck with your future endeavors !

October 2017

Jim's paper on photocathode study is now accepted by Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. Congratulations!

We received a new grant from Mass Clean Energy Center to support our efforts on water splitting. Thanks, MassCEC!

September 2017

Several new papers of ours have been recently accepted. Congratulations to the authors.

Yumin's paper on Ta3N5 will be published in Joule soon.

Wei's joint paper with the Hill group is accepted by ACS Appl. Mater. Interface.

Wei's joint review paper has been published by Nano Futures.

Shasha finished her visit and returned to Zhejiang University. Good luck, Shasha!

July 2017

We are grateful to two new grants from the NSF and one grant from the DOE for supporting our research efforts! This is the way to go, group!

Erik and Jim's IMPS study of BiVO4 is now published in ACS Appl. Mater. Interface.! Congratulations!

June 2017

Congratulations to Xiahui for successfully defending his thesis! He became the #8th Ph.D. produced by the group!

Hongye finished her visit and returned to Zhejiang University. Good luck, Hongye!

April 2017

Jingru and Xiahui's paper accepted by Nano Res. Cogratulations!

Qingmei's paper on photorechargeable paper accepted by Adv. Mater. Congratulatios to Qingmei!

Weiqiang finished his visit and returned to Jinagsu University. Good luck, Weiqiang!

November 22, 2016

The group welcomes Xin Ba as a visiting student!

Qi's paper on Mg-O2 battery is published as a front inside cover. Congratulations, Qi!

Mg-O2 battery

Da's paper on CO2 reductionis accepted by Chem. Commun. Congratulations, Da!

September 30, 2016

Living in Material World, enjoy!

September 10, 2016

Jim got a DOE fellowship to carry out time-resolved X-ray absorption studies. Congratulations to Jim!

Xiahui, Jingru and Qi's Mg-Br2 paper is now published in Nano Energy. Congratulations to them!

Shasha Zhu joins us as a visiting student. She is currently a graduate student at Zhejiang University and will spend a year with us. Welcome!

August 1, 2016

Jim got a fellowship to do research at the Advanced Light Source at Berkeley. Congratulations to Jim!

June 1, 2016

We welcome two visiting scholars, both from Jaingsu University, Prof. Weiqiang Fan and Prof. Hongye Bai!

December 11, 2015

Chun successfully defended her thesis. Congratulations!

We welcome two new members to the group: Jingru and Yanyan!

December 2, 2015

We are on CBS news on climate change.

October 7, 2015

Xiahui's paper is featured as cover of ACS Appl. Mater. Interface. link

ACS Appl. Mater. Interface.

June 2015

New record on hematite-based solar water splitting

Gizmag, AZoCleantech, Rinnovabili, PhysOrg, ScienceBlog, R&D Magzine, Nanowerk

Jin successfully defended his thesis; Congratulations!

April 2015

Congratulations to Jin, who won the Chinese Government's Outstanding Oversea's Student award!

March 2015

New strategies for Li-O2 batteries (selected coverage)

PhysOrg, R&D Magzine, Nanowerk, Science Daily, NSF Science 360

December 2014

Welcome new members: Qi and Da!

We are on MRS TV

(clik here if you don't see the vidoe below)

January 2014

Welcome new members, Ji-Wook, Qingmei, Yuming, and Jim! Also welcome new undergraduate researchers, Ted, Jordan, and Erik!

October 2013

Rust powers artificial photosynthesis

PhysOrg, Science Codex, TG (Tech Generation) Daily, Controlled Environments Magazine, ECN Magazine

May 2013

Xiaogang will join Xuchang University in China. Good luck, Xiaogang!

March 2013

Matt successfully defended his thesis. He will join M. Gratzel group for a postdoctoral training. Good luck, Matt!

Rui successfull defended her thesis. She will join JCAP in Caltech as a postdctoral researcher. Good luck, Rui!

July 2012

Rui and Guangbi's paper is feature as the cover of Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. this month (link).

This work is also covered by WIRED. AZNano, MaterialsView, MaterialsView China, PhysOrg, Science Daily, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.

May 2012

Yongjing, Sa, and Guangbi successfully defended their theses to become the first Ph.Ds from our group. Congrulations!

February 2012

Thanks, Alfred P. Sloan Foudation, for funding our research news release

January 2012

New graduate students Chun Du and Carrie Stephani join our group. Welcome!

December 2011

BC team demonstrates new battery material.

New cover for Yongjing and Guangbi's paper.

October 2011

Congratulations to Sa for being selected as a finalist of MRS student award competition!

April 2011

Our frontiers series feature article is highlighted by the cover of Chemical Physics Letters (volume: 507; issue: 4-6).

Chemical Physics Letters

Materials Today: splitting water with rusty nets

March 2011

Catalst Award from Massachusetts Clean Energy Center link

March 2011

Nano nets for solar energy (and maybe very tiny fish)


Reason for the low performance of chemically grown Si nanowires understood


February 2011

Back cover of Angew. Chem.

Angew Chem

What one can do with rust?

Science Daily Physorg Nanowerk EcoSeed R&D Magzine 科技日报

February 2011

Our group is featured on the BC homepage for the week of Feb. 3, 2011 to Feb. 10, 2011

see a screenshot here:

BC Homepage Screenshot

January 2011

Developer of Nnaonets Snares NSF Award link

December 2010

News on our novel outreach program

Making science a Fan-Tastic experience

November 2010

Our paper on the new tungsten oxide photoelectrodes is highlighted by the chemistry department. click here

February 2010

Nanonets for battery applications

Science Daily Physorg BC Chronicle Nanowerk Physics News

December 2009

First year graduate students Jin Xie and Zachary Simpson joined our group. Welcome, Jin and Zachary!

February 2009

Efficient water splitting using nanostructures (selected coverage)

Science Daily United Press International eScience News Nanowerk R&D Magzine Market Watch the Post Chronicle Huliq News The Energy Roadmap Chem Europe

July 2008: Sa, Xiaohua and Yongjing's paper on TiSi₂ nanonets is now accepted for publication in Angew. Chem. and selected as a "Hot Paper" by the editors. Congratulations to them all!

(selected news coverage)

Technology Review EE Times The Bulletin Science Daily Small Times Physorg Materials Today eScience News Nano Techwire ZP Energy BC Heights 科技日报 电子工程专辑

June 2008: First year graduate students Rui, Matt, and Andrew, undergraduate student Stafford Sheehan joined us. Welcome all!

March 2008: First year graduate student Guangbi joined us. Welcome Guangbi! Meanwhile, Weidong left us to transfer to Boston University, good luck Weidong.

March 2008: Huaizhou, Sa and Zainul’s paper on SiNW growth was published on JPCC, congratulations!

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