Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Jason Xu Zhichuan


Associate Professor

School of Materials Science & Engineering
College of Engineering

Email: XUZC@NTU.EDU.SG
Phone: (+65)6592 3170
Office: N4.1-02-27

Education
  • PhD (Chemistry) Lanzhou University 2008
  • BS (Chemistry) Lanzhou University 2002
Biography
Dr. Xu received his PhD training from Lanzhou University, Institute of Physics, CAS, and Brown University (2002-2008). He worked in State University of New York at Binghamton as a Research Associate (2007-2009) and then he worked in Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Postdoctoral Researcher (2009-2012). Dr. Xu's research interests include electrochemistry, catalysis, energy storage, magnetic nanomaterials, and sensors.
Research Interests
• Electrocatalysis
• Electrochemical energy storage
• Electrochemical interfaces
• Electrochemical sensors
• Magnetic nanomaterials
• Chemistry for materials recycle
Current Projects
  • A table top chemical factory for the reduction of CO2 to value added chemicals
  • Electro-synthesis of value-added C1-C4 chemicals from small molecule alcohols
  • Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide on Large Scale Continuous Single and Multiple Graphene Sheets
  • Investigate bimetallic nanoparticles at atomic scale: a rational catalyst design assisted by high resolution X-ray diffraction
  • Investigating surface segregation for robust bimetallic electrocatalysts
  • Low Temperature Electrocatalysis In Small Molecule Reactions
  • Magnetic core/shell Fe3O4/Au nanoparticles as a bi-functional agent for rapid separation and detection of foodborne pathogenic bacteria
  • Perovskite-type Iridium oxides for oxygen evolution at all pH-valued environments
  • Redox Responsive Organometallic Hydrogels as Metal Nanoparticle Foundry for “Smart” Electrocatalysis
  • Sustainable materials: green avenues towards high value products
  • Theoretical Design of New Green Energetic Material Including Heavy Group-14 Element and Exploration on New Theoretical Method
  • Valence state control at the surface of Mn nano-oxides for efficient catalysis
Selected Publications
  • Mikhaylov, AA; Medvedev, AG; Grishanov, DA; Sladkevich, S; Gun, J; Prikhodchenko, PV; Xu, ZCJ; Nagasubramanian, A; Srinivasan, M; Lev, O. (2018). Vanadium Oxide Thin Film Formation on Graphene Oxide by Microexplosive Decomposition of Ammonium Peroxovanadate and Its Application as a Sodium Ion Battery Anode. Langmuir, 34(8), 2741-2747.
  • H. Liao, C. Wei, J. Wang, S. Xi, Z. Feng, Y. Du, A. Fisher, T. Sritharan, Z. J. Xu. (2017). A Multisite Strategy for Enhancing the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction at Nano-Pd Surface in Alkaline. Advanced Energy Materials, .
  • H. Liao, A. Fisher, Z. J. Xu. (2015). Surface segregation in bimetallic nanoparticles: a critical issue in electrocatalyst engineering. Small, 11(27), 3221.
  • H. T. Tan, X. Rui, H. Yu, W. Liu, C. Xu, Z. Xu, H. H. Hng, Q. Yan. (2014). Aqueous-Based Chemical Route Toward Ambient Preparation of Multi-component Core-Shell Nanotubes. ACS Nano, 8(4), 4004–4014.

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