Welcome to the Chuan group

The Chuan Group focuses on developing methods for controlling the architecture of molecules and materials, understanding their fundamental properties, and utilizing such structures to develop novel catalysts that can be applied in the areas of electrocatalysis, energy generation, storage, and conversion. The Research Group has pioneered the researches towards carbon neutral society and sustainable future.

Featured discoveries
Oct 2019
Vol 366, No. 6462
May 2022
Vol 5, No. 388
Dec 2021
Vol 16, No.1386
Jul 2021
Vol 13, No. 887
Aug 2020
Vol 3, No. 605
Feb 2020
Vol 3, No. 125
Sep 2019
Vol 4, No. 776
Feb 2020
Vol 6, No. 8
Jan 2023
Vol 14, No. 340
Jan 2021
Vol 118, No. 2
Mar 2018
Vol 57, No. 15
Jan 2016
Vol 28, No. 77
Jan 2015
No. 1401805
July 2015
No. 201501698
Latest News
May 16, 2023
🔝 Prof. Xia has been awarded “Chinese Chemical Society Young Chemist Award” (中国化学会青年化学奖)

Congratulations to Prof. Chuan Xia for receiving the award from the Chinese Chemical Society!

December 26, 2022
🔝Our CO2 upcycling work has been selected as 2022 Top 10 scientific breakthroughs in China

Our proposed hybrid electro-biosystem can potentially enable the CO2 upcycling into various foodstuffs and valuable medicines at an industry-relevant production rate.

May 19, 2023
Prof. Xia was awarded "Sichuan Youth May Fourth Medal" (四川青年五四奖章)

Prof. Xia has been awarded "Sichuan Youth May Fourth Medal" for his outstanding efforts in academic research, and for setting an example for the younger generation.

January 5, 2023
Prof. Xia has been selected as ”UESTC Person of the Year 2022“

We’re on a mission to build a carbon-neutral society and a sustainable future. — and we believe our achievements in 2022 are a huge step forward in getting us there. Our team is so grateful for all the support from everyone and we’re excited to continue building a better future with you.

December 24, 2022
Two Ph.D. Openings in Electrocatalysis for 2023 Fall

Please share this information with your friends who may be interested in this position!

December 24, 2022
Prof. Xia gave a talk at the opening ceremony for 2022

On August 29, UESTC held a grand opening ceremony for the undergraduates of Class 2022.

July 6, 2022
We are Falling Walls 2022 winners

We have been selected as the winners for the Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year 2022 in Engineering and Technology. Check https://falling-walls.com/engineering-and-technology/ for more information.

May 5, 2022
NSFC highlighted our work on CO2 upcycling

NSFC highlighted our work on CO2 upcycling, this work is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (21925204,22102018,52171201,32071416,22005291)


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