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
May 2022
Vol. 5, Issue 407
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
October 28, 2022
Two Ph.D. Openings in Electrocatalysis for 2023 Fall

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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)

April 29, 2022
Our work on CO2 upcycling has received wide media coverage

People's daily,Guang Ming Daily,Science Technology Daily and many main stream medias highlighted our work on CO2 upcycling. This work was in collaboration with Prof. Jie Zeng from USTC and Prof. Tao Yu from Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology,Chinese Academy of Sciences.

April 22, 2022
Outdoor Group Meeting in Dayi

We held an outdoor group meeting in Dayi.

April 13, 2022
A Warm Welcome to our Visiting Professor Jie Zeng!

We welcome Professor Jie Zeng from USTC to join our research team as a visiting professor! We are grateful for his willingness to join us and his guidance in our research activities.

  1. Cu based single-atom alloys for electrochemical production of acetic acid. [Science & Technology Department of Sichuan Province, Chuan Xia, 2022-2024, 200,000 RMB]
  2. Electrochemical CO2 reduction to liquid fuels. [Science & Technology Department of Sichuan Province, Chuan Xia, 2022-2023, 500,000 RMB]
  3. Thermal shock synthesis of single-atom alloys for CO2 electrolysis. [Hefei National Research Center for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, Chuan Xia, 2022-2024, 400,000 RMB]
  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]
  6. Thousand Young Talent Program. [China, Chuan Xia, 2021-2023, 2,000,000 RMB]
  7. The startup funding of UESTC. [UESTC, Tingting Zheng, 2022-2024]
  8. The startup funding of UESTC. [UESTC, Qiu Jiang, 2021-2023]
  9. The startup funding of UESTC. [UESTC, Chuan Xia, 2020-2024]