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, Issue 6462
Dec 2021
Vol. 16, Issue 12
Jul 2021
Vol. 13, Issue 7
Aug 2020
Vol 3, Iss 8
Feb 2020
Vol 3, Iss 2
Sep 2019
Vol 4, Iss 9
Feb 2020
Vol 6, No 8
Jul 2020
Vol 11, Num 3633
Jan 2021
Vol 118, No 2
Mar 2018
Vol 57, Num 15
Jan 2016
Vol 28, Iss 1
Jan 2015
Num 1401805
July 2015
Num 201501698
Latest News
December 29, 2021
Annual party of 2021

We played room escape games and fun games, then had the raffle draw.

December 17, 2021
People's daily hightlights our work on CO2 reduction

People's daily highlights our work on CO2 reduction, this work was in collaboration with Prof. Jie Zeng from USTC and Prof. Jianping Xiao from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics.

November 25, 2021
Our paper on CO2RR has been accepted for publication by Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Chunxiao, Menglu and Jiawei's paper on CO2RR has been accepted for publication by Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. We disclosed a correlation between the CO2-to-C2+ conversion and nanoconfinement effect of Cu hollow multi-shell nanostructures with tunable shell number. Congratulations!

October 28, 2021
Prof. Chuan Xia and Assoc Prof. Qiu Jiang are recognized in the Top 2% Scientists Worldwide

Professor Chuan Xia and Qiu Jiang have been included in the ranking of the world’s most-cited researchers and those who are among the top 2% of more than six million scientists worldwide.

September 17, 2021
Our paper is published by Nature Nanotechnology

Congratulations to Tingting, Chunxiao and Chenxi's paper on electrochemical CO2-to-HCOOH conversion has been publisheded on Nature Nanotechnology!

June 25, 2021
Our paper is accepted by Nature Chemistry

Congratulations to Chuan's high loading single-atom catalyst paper accepted for publication by Nature Chemistry !

  1. Electrochemical CO2 reduction to liquid fuels [Science & Technology Department of Sichuan Province, Chuan Xia, 2022-2023, 500,000 RMB]
  2. The startup funding of UESTC [UESTC, Chuan Xia, 2020-2024]
  3. The startup funding of UESTC [UESTC, Qiu Jiang, 2021-2023]
  4. Realizing commercial-level production of pure formic acid solution via electrochemical CO2 reduction using single atom doped Cu catalyst [NSFC, Chuan Xia, 2022-2024; 300,000 RMB]
  5. Onsite electrosynthesis of pure hydrogen peroxide using single atom materials and its sewage treatment application [NSFC, Chuan Xia, 2022-2025; 580,000 RMB]