CFN Virtual Colloquium

"From Twisting 2D Quantum Materials to Efficient Electrocatalysts for Converting Energy and Chemicals"

Presented by Prof. Song Jin, University of Wisconsin

Thursday, February 4, 2021, 4:00 pm — Videoconference / Virtual Event (see link below)

rationally and precisely controlling the size, dimension, and morphology of nanostructures allows us to tune the electronic structures and quantum states of matter, discover new physical properties, thus enable applications in electronics, photonics, and renewable energy. i will first discuss how to directly synthesize twisted 2d quantum materials with a rational control of interlayer twist angle by combining screw dislocation-driven crystal growth with non-euclidean (curved) substrates. by controlling the phase of 2d materials, the catalytic activity for hydrogen evolution reaction (her) by exfoliated nanosheets of mos2 is significantly enhanced. earth-abundant but highly active and selective electrocatalysts, such as mos2 and cops, are needed to enable efficient and sustainable electrocatalytic and photoelectrochemical (pec) production of energy and chemicals using increasingly affordable renewable electricity. these efficient electrocatalysts have been integrated with efficient semiconductor materials to demonstrate efficient pec hydrogen generation systems. finally, i will highlight our recent work on combining computations and experiments to show cos2 and cose2 as selective and efficient catalysts for two-electron oxygen reduction reaction (2e- orr) to produce h2o2.

prof. song jin received his b.s. in chemistry from peking university in 1997, ph.d. in 2002 from cornell university under the direction of prof. francis j. disalvo and carried out his postdoctoral research under the direction of prof. charles m. lieber at harvard university. dr. jin is interested in the chemistry, physics and technological applications of nanoscale and solid-state materials. dr. jin developed innovative synthesis of a variety of nanomaterials including metal chalcogenides, silicides, and halide perovskites, and discovered and developed the screw dislocation-driven growth of nanomaterials. building on the fundamental understanding of novel physical properties, jin advances the exploitation of (nano)materials for electrocatalysis, solar energy conversion, energy storage, optoelectronics, nanospintronics, and biotechnology. a unifying theme of jin's energy research is the focus on earth-abundant materials. dr. jin has authored or co-authored over 220 publications and 8 patents. he has been recognized with a nsf career award, a research corporation cottrell scholar award and as one of world's top 35 innovators under the age of 35 (tr35 award) by the mit technology review magazine, the acs exxonmobil solid state chemistry fellowship, and the alfred p. sloan research fellowship, u. of wisconsin-madison vilas associate award and h. i. romnes faculty fellowship, and the acs inorganic nanoscience award. he also serves as a senior editor for acs energy letters.

Hosted by: Qin Wu

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