Assistant Professor, Rice University
William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair
Our group is focused on designing novel nanomaterials for renewable energy and environmental applications including catalysis, rechargeable batteries, as well as CO2 treatment. We combine catalysis and battery studies to open up completely new opportunities for significant improvements in both areas. We also try to design high-efficiency and high-selectivity catalysts to electrochemically reduce CO2 gas into hydrocarbon fuels for a complete loop of carbon cycle to prevent global warming.
H. Wang, H.W. Lee, Y. Deng, Z. Lu, P.C. Hsu, Y. Liu, D. Lin, and Y. Cui, Bifunctional Non-noble Metal Oxide Nanoparticle Electrocatalysts through Lithium-induced Conversion for Overall Water Splitting, Nature Communications 6 7261 (2015). Highlighted by homepage of Stanford University, other media including Science Daily, Daily Mail (UK), Science & Technology Daily (China).
H. Wang, H. Yuan, S.S. Hong, Y. Li, and Y. Cui, Physical and Chemical Tuning of Two-dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides, Chemical Society Reviews 44, 2664 (2015) [Cover].
H. Wang, Q. Zhang, H. Yao, Z. Liang, H.W. Lee, P.C. Hsu, G. Zheng, and Y. Cui, High Electrochemical Selectivity of Edge versus Terrace Sites in Two-Dimensional Layered MoS2 Materials, Nano Letters 14, 7138 (2015).
Z. Lu*, H. Wang*, D. Kong, P. Hsu, G. Zheng, H. Yao, X. Sun, and Y. Cui, Electrochemical Tuning of Layered Lithium Transition Metal Oxides For Improvement of Oxygen Evolution Reaction, Nature Communications 5, 4345 (2014).
H. Wang, Z. Lu, S. Xu, D. Kong, J.J. Cha, G. Zheng, P.C. Hsu, K. Yan, D. Bradshaw, F.B. Prinz, and Y.Cui, Electrochemical Tuning of Vertically Aligned MoS2 Nanofilms and Its Application in Improving Hydrogen Evolution Reaction, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110, 19701 (2013).
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