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Yifeng ZhuPhysical Chemistry, Tenure track Professor

E-mail:zhuyifeng@fudan.edu.cn
Office Location: A3005 Chemistry Building, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University 2005 Songhu Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai 200438, China
Tel: 18651683069

  • Research Interests

  • Academic Appointments

  • Prizes and awards

  • Biography

  • Teaching activity

  • Key Publications

  • Catalytic chemistry of small molecules (CO, CH4, CO2 etc.)

  • Operando X-ray absorption and Infrared spectroscopies with time resolution for catalysis

  • Design of oxide surfaces and synthesis

  • Synthesis and design of supported clusters and single atoms


  • 2020 Travel Award to the 17th International Congress on Catalysis

  • 2016 CAS Excellent Doctoral Dissertation

  • 2015 Talented Post-doctoral Fellowship of Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS

  • 2015 Outstanding Graduates Award of Beijing

  • 2015 Outstanding Graduates Award of University of CAS

  • 2015 CAS Dean Scholarship

  • 2014 Lu’An Energy & Chemical Engineering Scholarship

  • 2014 SynfuelsChina Award

  • 2014 National Scholarship


  • 2006.9-2010.6B.E., Department of Chemical Engineering, Sichuan University

  • 2010.9-2015.7Ph.D., Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) & Synfuels China Co. Ltd.

  • 2015.7-2017.7Postdoctoral researcher, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS

  • 2017.7-2021.1Postdoctoral researcher, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  • 2021.2-Tenure track Professor, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University

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  1. Zhu, Y.; Yuk, S. F.; Zheng, J.; Nguyen, M.-T.; Lee, M.-S.; Szanyi, J.; Kovarik, L.; Zhu, Z.; Balasubramanian, M.; Glezakou, V.-A.; Fulton, J. L.; Lercher, J. A.; Rousseau, R.*; Gutiérrez, O. Y.*, Environment of Metal–O–Fe Bonds Enabling High Activity in CO2 Reduction on Single Metal Atoms and on Supported Nanoparticles. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143 (14), 5540-5549.

  2. Zhu, Y.#; Zheng, J.#; Ye, J.; Cui, Y.; Koh, K.; Kovarik, L.; Camaioni, D. M.; Fulton, J. L.; Truhlar, D. G.; Neurock, M.; Cramer, C. J.; Gutiérrez, O. Y.*; Lercher, J. A.*, Copper-zirconia interfaces in UiO-66 enable selective catalytic hydrogenation of CO2 to methanol. Nature Commun. 2020, 11 (1), 5849. (Editor’s highlight)

  3. Zhu, Y.; Zhang, X.; Koh, K.; Kovarik, L.; Fulton, J. L.; Rosso, K. M.; Gutiérrez, O. Y.*, Inverse iron oxide/metal catalysts from galvanic replacement. Nature Commun. 2020, 11 (1), 3269. (Editor’s highlight)

  4. Zhu, Y.; Kong, X.*; Peng, B.; Li, L.; Fang, Z.; Zhu, Y., Efficient Cu catalyst for 5-hydroxymethylfurfural hydrogenolysis by forming Cu–O–Si bonds. Catal. Sci. Technol. 2020, 10 (21), 7323-7330.

  5. Kong, X.; Zhu, Y.*; Lei, H.*; Wang, C.; Zhao, Y.; Huo, E.; Lin, X.; Zhang, Q.; Qian, M.; Mateo, W.; Zou, R.; Fang, Z.; Ruan, R., Synthesis of graphene-like carbon from biomass pyrolysis and its applications. Chem. Eng. J. 2020, 399, 125808.

  6. Zhu, Y.; Kong, X.; Zheng, H.*; Zhu, Y., Strong metal-oxide interactions induce bifunctional and structural effects for Cu catalysts. Mol. Catal. 2018, 458, 73-82.

  7. Zhu, Y.; Pan, X.*; Jiao, F.; Li, J.; Yang, J.; Ding, M.; Han, Y.; Liu, Z.; Bao, X.*, Role of Manganese Oxide in Syngas Conversion to Light Olefins. ACS Catal. 2017, 7 (4), 2800-2804.

  8. Zhu, Y.; Kong, X.; Yin, J.; You, R.; Zhang, B.; Zheng, H.; Wen, X.*; Zhu, Y.*; Li, Y.-W., Covalent-bonding to irreducible SiO2 leads to high-loading and atomically dispersed metal catalysts. J. Catal. 2017, 353, 315-324.

  9. Jiao, F. #; Li, J. #; Pan, X. #, *; Xiao, J.; Li, H.; Ma, H.; Wei, M.; Pan, Y.; Zhou, Z.; Li, M.; Miao, S.; Li, J.; Zhu, Y.; Xiao, D.; He, T.; Yang, J.; Qi, F.; Fu, Q.; Bao, X.*, Selective conversion of syngas to light olefins. Science 2016, 351 (6277), 1065-1068.

  10. Zhu, Y.; Kong, X.; Zhu, S.; Dong, F.; Zheng, H.; Zhu, Y.*; Li, Y.-W., Construction of Cu/ZrO2/Al2O3 composites for ethanol synthesis: Synergies of ternary sites for cascade reaction. Appl. Catal. B: Environ. 2015, 166-167, 551-559.

  11. Zhu, Y.; Kong, X.; Zheng, H.; Ding, G.; Zhu, Y.*; Li, Y.-W., Efficient synthesis of 2,5-dihydroxymethylfuran and 2,5-dimethylfuran from 5-hydroxymethylfurfural using mineral-derived Cu catalysts as versatile catalysts. Catal. Sci. Technol. 2015, 5 (8), 4208-4217.

  12. Kong, X.#; Zhu, Y.#; Zheng, H.; Li, X.; Zhu, Y.*; Li, Y.-W., Ni Nanoparticles Inlaid Nickel Phyllosilicate as a Metal–Acid Bifunctional Catalyst for Low-Temperature Hydrogenolysis Reactions. ACS Catal. 2015, 5 (10), 5914-5920.

  13. Zhu, Y.; Kong, X.; Li, X.; Ding, G.; Zhu, Y.*; Li, Y.-W., Cu Nanoparticles Inlaid Mesoporous Al2O3 As a High-Performance Bifunctional Catalyst for Ethanol Synthesis via Dimethyl Oxalate Hydrogenation. ACS Catal. 2014, 4 (10), 3612-3620.

  14. Zhu, Y.; Kong, X.; Cao, D.-B.; Cui, J.; Zhu, Y.*; Li, Y.-W., The Rise of Calcination Temperature Enhances the Performance of Cu Catalysts: Contributions of Support. ACS Catal. 2014, 4 (10), 3675-3681.

  15. Zhu, Y.; Zhu, Y.*; Ding, G.; Zhu, S.; Zheng, H.; Li, Y., Highly selective synthesis of ethylene glycol and ethanol via hydrogenation of dimethyl oxalate on Cu catalysts: Influence of support. Appl. Catal. A: Gen. 2013, 468, 296-304.

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