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Xiaowen Yu

Xiaowen Yu

Post Doc

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Works at Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry
Email xiaowen.yu@mmk.su.se
Visiting address Svante Arrhenius väg 16 C
Room C 528
Postal address Institutionen för material- och miljökemi 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I originate from China and came to Stockholm University in October 2018 as a postdoc after receiving the PhD degree in Chemistry at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China). Before that I took an engineering bachelor’s degree in Polymer science and engineering in 2013 at Beijing University of Chemical Technology (Beijing, China). I have a multidisciplinary research background with focus on electrochemistry, physical chemistry and polymer chemistry.

Research

My main research topics are:

Electrochemical catalysis of water splitting, Photoelectrochemical catalysis of water splitting and electrochemical valorisation of glycerol.

On-going projects

My research before the postdoc period focused mainly on design and synthesis of carbon and/or metal nanomaterials with controlled size, architecture and components and also on the exploration of their applications in electrochemical catalysis or photoelectrochemical catalysis (e.g. water splitting, metal-air battery, carbon dioxide reduction, etc.) and studies of electrode/electrolyte interfaces or binary catalysts during electrochemical processing.

Currently I am involved in two projects: (1) Design and synthesis of novel inorganic materials for electrochemical catalysis of water splitting reactions and investigation of the relationships between materials’ structure and performance. (2) Investigation of novel metal nanoparticles and/or alloys for electrochemical valorisation of glycerol to reveal their possible reaction pathways upon catalysing glycerol oxidation.

Recent publications and a link to Diva for the complete list

X. Yu, E. Mitoudi-Vagourdi, M. Johnsson, The Aurivillius Compound CoBi2O2F4 – an Efficient Catalyst for Electrolytic Water Oxidation after Liquid Exfoliation, Accepted for publication in ChemCatChem, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201901561.

Last updated: January 17, 2020

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