The Gu Lab


59.  Kang, H.; Washington, A.; Capobianco M.; Yan, X.; Vera Cruz V.; Weed M.; Johnson J.; Johns, G. III; Brudvig, G.; Pan, X.; Gu, J.* “Concentration-Dependent Photocatalytic Upcycling of Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Plastic WasteACS Mater. Lett., 2023, 5, 3032-3041

58.  Chiromo, H.;  Nyakuchena, J.; Streater, D.; Ma, Q.; Turchiano, C.; Zhang, X.; Gu, J.; Huang, J.* “Metal-Organic Framework as a Duel Support for Organic Photosensitizers and Single Atom CatalystsJ. Phys. Chem. C, 2023, 127, 20345-20359

57.  Kang, H.; Staples-West, A.; Washington, A.; Turchiano, C.; Cooksy, A.; Huang, J.; Gu, J.* “Enhancing CO2 Reduction Efficiency on Cobalt Phthalocyanine via Axial LigationChemCatChem, 2023, 15, e202300576

56.  Ke, Z.; He, D.; Yan, X.;  Hu, W.; Williams, N.; Kang, H.; Pan, X.; Huang, J.; Gu, J.*; Xiao, X.* “Selective NOx- Electroreduction to Ammonia on Isolated Ru sitesACS Nano. 2023, 17, 4, 3583-3491 

55.  Younan, S.; Li, Z.; Yan, X.; He, D.; Hu, W.; Demetrashvili, N.; Trulson, G.; Washington A.; Xiao, X.; Pan.X.; Huang, J.; Gu, J.* “Zinc Single Atom Confinement Effects on Catalysis in 1T-phase molybdenum disulfide” ACS Nano. 2023, 17, 2, 1414-1426 

53. Williams, N.; Hahn, K.; Goodman R.; Chen, X.; Gu, J.* “Surface reorganization of transition metal dichalcogenide nanoflowers for efficient electrochemical coenzyme regeneration” ACS App. Mater. & Interfaces. 2023, 15, 3925-3933

52. Huang, Y.*; Zhou, W.; Kong, W.; Chen, L.; Lu, X.; Cai, H.; Yuan, Y.; Zhao, L.; Jiang, Y.; Li, H.; Wang, L.; Wang, L.; Wang, H.; Zhang, J.*; Gu, J.*; Fan, Z.* “Atomically interfacial engineering on molybdenum nitride quantum dots decorated N-doped graphene for high-rate and stable alkaline hydrogen production” Adv. Sci. 2022, 2204949

51. Capobianco, M.D.; Younan, S.; Tayvah, U.; Pattengale, B.; Neu, J.; Gu, J.; Brudvig, G.* “Terahertz conductivity of semiconducting 2H and metallic 1T phases” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2022, 13(35), 8319-8326

50. Hi, A.; Zhang, Y.; Yang, F.; Hwang, S.; Sainio, S.; Nordlund, D.; Maxey, E.; Dai, Q.; Gu, J.; Li, L.*; Lin, F.* “Manipulating interfacial dissolution-redeposition dynamics to resynthesize electrode surface chemistry” ACS Energy Lett., 2022, 7, 2588-2594

49. Li, Z.; Yan, X.; He, D.; Hu, W.; Youan, S.; Ke, Z.; Patrick, M.; Xiao, X.; Huang, J.; Wu, H.*; Pan, X.*; Gu, J.* “Manipulating coordination structures of mixed-valence copper single atoms on 1T-MoS2 for efficient hydrogen evolution” ACS Catalyst., 2022, 12(13), 7687-7695 

48. Younan, S.; Li, Z.; Fairchild, M.; Williams, N.; Huang, Y.; Gu, J.* “Improving the stability of silicon nanowires during photoelectrochemical hydrogen generation with zinc 1T-phase molybdenum disulfide” Adv. Mater. Interface. 2022, 2200178

47. Gao, A.; Li, F.; Xu, Z.; Ji, C.; Gu, J.*; Zhou, Y.* “Guanidyl-implanted UIO-66 as an efficient catalyst for the enhanced conversion of carbon dioxide into cyclic carbonates” Dalton. Trans. 2022, 51(6), 2567-2576

46. Li, J.; Zan, W.; Kang, H.; Dong, Z.; Zhang, X.*; Lin, Y.; Mu, Y.; Zhang, F.*; Zhang, X.*; Gu, J.* “Graphitic-N highly doped graphene-like carbon: A superior metal-free catalyst for efficient reduction of CO2Appl. Catal. B.: Environ. 2021, 298, 120510 

45. Li, Z.; Gu, J.* “Enhancing the compatibility of abiotic and biological components for efficient nitrogen fixation” Chem. Catalysis. 2021, 1(3), 499-501

44. Williams, N.; Nash, A.; Yamamoto, N.; Patrick, M.; Tran, I.; Gu, J.* “Unraveling Activity and Decomposition Pathways of [FeFe] Hydrogenase Mimics Covalently Bonded to Silicon Photoelectrodes” Adv. Mater. Interfaces. 2021, 2001961.

43. Patrick, M.; Yang, F. ; Vakki, W.; Aguiar, J. A.; Gu,J.* “Structure-Induced Stability in Sinuous Black Silicon for Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Performance” Adv. Funct. Mater. 2021, 2008888

42. Li, Y.; Hou, X.; Gu, J.*; Mikhaylova,V.; Chen, K.; Zhang, H.; Han, S.* “Open and close-ended CoMoS3 nanotubes for hydrogen evolution in acidic and basic conditions” J. Energy. Chem. 2021, 57, 34-50

41. Lu, L.^; Li, Z.^; Chen, X.; Wang, H.; Dai, S.; Pan, X.; Ren, Z. Y.*; Gu, J. * ” Spontaneous solar syngas production from CO2 driven by energetically favorable wastewater microbial anodes” Joule, 4 (10), 2149-2161

40.Pattengale, B.; Huang, Y.; Yan, X.; Yang, S. ; Younan, S. ; Hu, W. ; Li, Z.; Lee, S.; Pan, X.; Gu, J.* ; Huang, J.* “Direct Evidence of Reversible Single-atom Ni(II) Active Site in 1T-MoS2 Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Evolution ” Nature Commun. 2020, 11, 4114

39. Li, Z.; He, D.; Yan, X.; Dai, S.; Younan,S.; Ke, Z.;Pan, X.; Xiao, X.; Wu, H.*, Gu, J.* “Size-dependent Ni-based electrocatalysts for selective CO2 reduction” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 132, 18731 – 18736

38.  Hu, W.; Yang, F.; Pietraszak, N.; Gu, J.*; Huang, J.* “Distance dependent energy transfer dynamics from a molecular donor to a zeolitic imidazolate framework acceptor” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2020, 22, 25445-2544936. 

37. Zhou, Y.; Cao, X.; Ning, J.; Ji, C.; Cheng, Y.; Gu, J.*”Pd-doped Cu nanoparticle confined by ZIF-37@ZIF-68 for efficient dehydrogenation of ammonia borane” Int. J. Hydrogen. Energy. 2020, 12, 40339-40346

36. Chen, X; Pekarek, R.; Gu, J.; Zakutavey, A.; Hurst, K.; Neal, N.; Ye, Y.; Beard, M.* “Transient Evolution of the Build-in Field at Junction of GaAs” ACS App. Mater. Interfaces. 2020, 12, 40339-40346 

35.Yang, F.^; Ke, Z.^ ; Li, Z.; Patrick, M.; Abboud, Z.; Yamamoto, N. ; Xiao, X.; Gu, J.* “Photo/Bio-Electrochemical Systems for Environmental Remediation and Energy Harvesting” Chem. Sus. Chem. 2020, 13 (13), 3391-3403

34.Zhu, Y.; Huang, Y.*; Li, Q.; Zang, D.; Gu, J.*; Tang, Y.; Wei, Y.* “Polyoxometalate-Based Photoactive Hybrid: Uncover the First Cyrstal Strucutre of Covalently Linked Hexavanadate-porphyrin Molecule” Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 2575

33.Yang, F.; Hu, W.H.; Yang, C.Q.; Patrick, M.; Cooksy, A.; Zhang, J.; Aguiar, A.A.; Fang, C.C.; Zhou,Y.H.*; Meng, Y.; Huang, J.*; Gu, J.* “Tuning Internal Strain in Metal-Organic Frameworks via Vapor Phase Infiltration for CO2 Reduction” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 132, 4602-4610

32. Wang, L.G.; Duan, X.X.; Liu, X.J.; Gu, J.; Si, R.; Qiu, Y.; Qiu, Y.M.; Shi, D.; Chen, F.H.; Sun, X.M.*; Lin, J.H.; Sun, J.L.* “Atomically Dispersed Mo Supported on Metallic Co9S8 Nanoflakes as an Advanced Noble‐Metal‐Free Bifunctional Water Splitting Catalyst Working in Universal pH Conditions” Adv. Energy. Mater. 2020, 10, 1903137

31. Lu, L.; Gu, J.*; Ren, Z.Y.* “ Comments on ‘Swiss-cheese black silicon photocathode coupled with wastewater bioanode enables high rate and low cost H2 production’”Energy & Environ. Sci., 2019, 12,3412-3414

30. Fan, C.C.; Li, J.X.; Zhang, Y.H.; Yang, F.; Lee, J.Z.; Lee, M.H.; Alvarado, J.; Wang, X.F.; Schroeder, M.; Yang, Y.C.; Williams, N.B.; Ceja, M.; Yang, L.; Cai M.; Gu, J..; Xu, K.; Meng. S.Y.* “Quantify Inactive Lithium in Lithium Metal Batteries” Nature, 2019, 572, 511-515

29. Zhou, Y. H.*; Zhang, Z.Y.; Patrick, M.; Yang, F.; Wei, R.L.; Cheng Y.; Luo, S.Z.; Gu, J.* “Cleaving DNA-model Phosphodiester with Lewis Acid-Base Catalytic Sites in Bifunctional Zr-MOFs” Dalton. Trans., 2019, 48, 8044-8048

28. Lu, L.^; Vakki, W.^.; Aguiar, A. J.; Xiao, C.X.; Hurst, K.; Fairchild, M.; Chen, X.; Yang, F.; Gu, J.*, Ren, Z.Y.* “Swiss-cheese black silicon photocathode coupled with wastewater bioanode enables high rate and low cost H2 production” Energy & Environ. Sci., 2019, 12, 1088-1099 (^ = These two authors contributed equally)

27. Huang, Y.C.; Sun, Y.H.; Zheng, X.L.; Aoki, T.; Pattengale, B.; Huang J.; He, X.; Bian, W.; Williams, N.B.; Younan, S.; Hu, J.; Ge, J.X.; Yan, X.X.; Pan, X.Q.; Zhang, L.J.* ;Wei, Y.G.*; Gu, J.* “Precise Engineering of Atomic Activation Sites on Metallic 1T-MoS2 Catalysts for Enhanced Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution” Nat. Commun., 2019, 10, 982

26. Fan, Y.; Aguiar, J.A.; Fairchild, M.; Vakki, W.; Younan, S.; Zhou, Y.H.; Zhuo, L.H.; Gu, J.* “Dual Protection Layer Strategy to Increase Photoelectrode-Catalyst Interfacial Stability: A Case Study on Black Silicon Photoelectrodes” Adv.Mater. Interfaces, 2019, 6, 1802085

25. Zhou. Y. H*; Zhang Z.Y.; Wang S.Q; Williams, N.B.; Cheng Y.; Luo, S.Z.; Gu, J.* “rGO supported PdNi-CeO2 nanocomposite as an efficient catalyst for hydrogen evolution from the hydrolysis of NH3BH3Int. J. Hydrogen. Energy., 2018, 43, 18745-18753

24. Huang, Y.C.; Hu, J.; Xu, H.X.; Bian, W.; Ge, J.X.; Zang, D.J.; Cheng, D.J.*; Lv, Y.K., Zhang, C.*, Gu, J.*, Wei, Y.G.* “Fine Tuning Electronic Structure of Catalysts through Atomic Engineering for Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution” Adv. Energy. Mater., 2018, 8, 1800789

23. Zhou.Y.H*; Wang S.Q; Zhang Z.Y.; Williams, N.B.; Cheng Y.; Gu, J.* “Hollow NiCo Layered Double Hydroxide Supported Pd Catalysts for Superior Hydrogen Evolution Activity for Hydrolysis of Ammonia Borane” Chem. Cat. Chem., 2018, 10, 1-9

22. Lu, L.; Williams, N.B.; Turner, J.A.; Maness, P.C.; Gu, J.*; Ren, Z.Y.* “Microbial Photoelectrosynthesis for Self-sustaining Hydrogen Generation” Environ. Sci. & Technol., 2017, 51, 13494

21. Qin, D.D.; He, C.H.; Li, Y.; Trammel, A., Gu, J.*; Chen, J.; Yan, Y.; Shan, D.L.; Wang, Q.H., Quan, J.J.; Tao, C.L.*; Lu, X.Q*. “Fe2PO5 Encapsulated Reverse Energetic ZnO/Fe2O3 Heterojunction Nanowire for Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Oxidation of Water” Chem.Sus.Chem, 2017, 10, 2719

20. Kroupa, D.M.; Vörös, M.; Brawand, N.P.; McNichols, B.W.; Miller, E.M.; Gu, J.; Nozik, A.J.; Sellinger, A.; Galli, G.; Beard, M.C.*Tuning Colloidal Quantum Dot Band Edge Positions through Solution-Phase Surface Chemistry Modification. Nat. Commun., 2017, 8, 15257.  

19. Yan, Y.; Crisp, R.W.; Gu, J; Chernomordik, B.D.; Pach, G.F.; Marshall A.R.; Turner, J.A.; Beard, M.C.* “A Multiple exciton generations for Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Evolution Reactions with Quantum Yields Exceeding 100%” Nature Energy, 2017, 2,17052

18.Gu, J.*; Aguiar, A.J.; Ferrere, S.; Steirer, K. X.; Yan.Y; Xiao, CX; Young, L. Y.; Al-Jassim, M.; Neale, N.R.; Turner, J.A.*A graded catalytic–protective layer for an efficient and stable water-splitting photocathode” Nature Energy, 2017, 2, 16192 (first and corresponding author) 

17. Lu, X.Q.; Wang, C.H.; Qin, D.D.; Shan D.L.; Gu, J.; Chen, J.; Wang, Q.H.; He, C.H.; Li, Y.; Assembly of g-C3N4-based type II and Z-scheme heterojunction anodes with improved charge separation for photoelectrochemical water oxidation. Phys.Chem.Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 4507-4515

16. Qin, D.; Wang, X.;Yang, L.; Gu, J.; Ning, X.; Chen, J.; Lu, X.; Tao, C. “PH3-Treated TiO2 Nanorods with Dual-Doping Effect for Photoelectrochemical Oxidation of Water” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2016, 120, 22195-22201

15. Liu, Y.Y.; Hackenberg, K.P.; Wu, J.J.; Zhang, J.; Wang, Y.M.; Yang, Y.C.; Gu, J.; Ogitsu, T. ; Vajtai, R.; Wood, B.C.; Yakobson, B.I. “Self-optimizing and highly surface-active layered metal dichalcogenide catalysts” Nature Energy, 2017, 6, 17127 

Before Independent Career:

14. Wuttig, A.; Krizan, W. J.; Gu, J.; Frick J. J.; Cava, J. R.; Bocarsly, B.A.* “The effect of Mg-doping and Cu nonstoichiometry on the photoelectrochemical response of CuFeO2J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 165-171

13. Bikowski, A.; Siol, S.; Gu, J.; Holder, A.; Mangum, J.S.; Gorman, B.; Tumas, W.; Lany, S.; Zakutayev, A.* “Design of Metastable Tin Titanium Nitride Semiconductor Alloys” Chem. Mater. 2017, 29, 6511-6517

12. Gu, J.^; Yan, Y.^; Young, J.; Neale, N.; Turner, J. “A Molecular Cobalt Catalyst Architected and TiO2 Stabilized p-GaInP2 Photoelectrode For High Efficient Water Reduction” Nature Materials, 2016, 15, 456-460

11. Wu, J.J.; Liu, M.J.; Chatterjee, K.*; Hanckenberg, K.; Shen, J.F.; Yang, Y.C.; Yakobson, B.I.; Zou, X.L.;Yan, Y.; Gu, J.; Lou, J.*;  Ajayan, P.M.* Adv. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 3, 1500669

10. Yan, K.; Jarvis, C.; Gu, J.; Yan, Y. “Production and catalytic transformation of levulinic acid: A platform for specialty chemicals and fuels” Renew. Sus. Energy Rev., 2015, 51, 986

9. Yang, Y.^; Gu, J.^; Neale, N.; Turner, J.; Beard, M. “Semiconductor interfacial carrier dynamics via photoinduced electric fields” Science, 2015, 350, 1061-1065 (^ = co-first author)

8. Qin, D.; Li, Y.; Wang, T.; Lu, X.; Gu, J.; Tao, C. “Sn-doped hematite films as photoanodes for efficient photoelectrochemical water oxidation” J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 6051

7. White, J.; Baruch, M.; Pander III, J.; Hu ,Y.; Fortmeyer, I.; Gu, J.; Yan, Y.; Shaw, T.;  Abelev, E.; Bocarsly, A. “Light-Driven Reduction of Carbon Dioxide: Photocatalysts and Photoelectrodes” Chem. Rev., 2015, 115, 12888

6. Gu, J.; Yan, Y.;  Helbig, B.J.; Schmehl, R.H. “The influence of ligand localized excited states on the photophysics of second row and third row transition metal terpyridyl complexes: Recent examples and a case study” Coord. Chem. Rev., 2015, 282-283, 100

5. Yan, Y.; Gu, J.; Bocarsly, A.B. “Hydrogen Bonded Pyridine Dimers: Potential Active Intermediates for Electrocatalytic Conversion of CO2 to Methanol.” Aerosol Air Qual. Res. 2014, 14, 515

4. Gu, J.^; Yan, Y.^; Krizan, J. W.; Gibson ,Q. D.; Detweiler, Z. M.; Cava, R. J.; Bocarsly, A.B. “p-type CuRhO2 as a Self-Healing Photoelectrode for Water Reduction under Visible Light” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 830 (^ = co-first author)

3.Yan, Y.; Zeitler, E. L.; Gu, J.; Hu, Y.; Bocarsly, A.B. “Electrochemistry of Aqueous Pyridinium: Exploration of a Key Aspect of Electrocatalytic Reduction of CO2 to Methanol” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 14020

2. Gu, J.; Wuttig, A.; Krizan, J.W.; Hu, Y.; Detweiler, Z.M.; Cava, R.J.; Bocarsly, A.B. “Mg-Doped CuFeO2 Photocathodes for Photoelectrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2013, 117, 12415

1. Gu, J.; Chen, J.; Schmehl, R. H. “Using Intramolecular Energy Transfer to Transform Non-Photoactive, Visible-Light-Absorbing Chromophores into Sensitizers for Photoredox Reactions” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 7338