Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Jason Xu Zhichuan

Associate Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering

Assoc Prof Jason Xu Zhichuan

Zhichuan is an associate professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electroanalytical Chemistry in 2008 and a B.S. degree in Chemistry in 2002 from Lanzhou University, China. His Ph.D. training was received at Lanzhou University (2002-2004), Institute of Physics, CAS (2004-2005), and Brown University (2005-2007). Since 2007, he worked at the State University of New York at Binghamton as a Research Associate and from 2009 he worked at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Postdoctoral Researcher. He was shortlisted as the finalist of 2012 NRF Fellowship. Dr. Xu has received several awards such as Chun-Tsung Endowment Outstanding Contribution Award - Excellent Scholar in 2018 and the Zhaowu Tian Prize for Energy Electrochemistry by the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) in 2019. Dr. Xu is a member of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), The Electrochemistry Society (ECS), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He was awarded a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) in Nov. 2017. He served as guest editors for Electrochimica Acta and Chemistry -- A European Journal, and an associate editor for Nano-Micro Letters. He is also the development editor for Current Opinion in Electrochemistry and the president of the ECS Singapore Section. Dr. Xu has published more than 150 research papers on Nature Catalysis, Nature Energy, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, etc. and he is selected as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science (2018, 2019, and 2020). More research information can be found at
Research Interests
• Electrocatalysis
• Electrochemical energy storage
• Electrochemical interfaces
• Electrochemical sensors
• Magnetic nanomaterials
• Chemistry for materials recycle
Current Projects
  • A laboratory method to improve the redox polymer based implantable electrochemical sensor stability and shelf life
  • A table top chemical factory for the reduction of CO2 to value added chemicals
  • Catalytic Active Catalyst Support Using Incineration Ash
  • 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
  • Machine-learning prediction of the competitive behaviour of small molecule adsorption on the surface of electrocatalysts
  • Magnetic core/shell Fe3O4/Au nanoparticles as a bi-functional agent for rapid separation and detection of foodborne pathogenic bacteria
  • Optimizing cation coordination geometry toward efficient spinel electrocatalysts
  • 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
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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