Associate Professor 

Tel: +86-10-62792798
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5902-3037



Professional Experience

2015-now    Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University

2011-2014    Postdoctoral Fellow, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


2006-2011    Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University

2010-2011    Visiting Scholar, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

2002-2006    B.S., Department of Chemistry, Beijing Institute of Technology

Research Interests
Nano-materials, Catalysis

Selected publications
[1] J. Jiao, R. Lin, S. Liu, W.-C. Cheong, C. Zhang, Z. Chen, Y. Pan, J. Tang, S.-F. Hung, H. M. Chen, L. Zheng, Q. Lu, H. Xiao,* D. Wang, Q. Peng, C. Chen,* Y. Li, Copper Atom-pair Catalyst Anchored on Alloy Nanowires for Selective and Efficient Electrochemical Reduction of CO2, Nature Chemistry, 2019, 11, 222-228.
[2] Y. Pan, Y. Chen, K. Wu, Z. Chen, S. Liu, X. Cao, W.-C. Cheong, T. Meng, J. Luo, L. Zheng, C. Liu,* D. Wang, Q. Peng, J. Li, C. Chen,* Regulating the Coordination Structure of Single-atom Fe-NxCy Catalytic Sites for Benzene Oxidation, Nat. Commun., 2019, 10, 4290.
[3] D. Zhao, Z. Chen, W. Yang, S. Liu, X. Zhang, Y. Yu, W.-C. Cheong, L. Zheng, F. Ren, G. Ying, X. Cao, D. Wang, Q. Peng, G. Wang, C. Chen,* MXene (Ti3C2) Vacancy Confined Single-Atom Catalyst for Efficient Functionalization of CO2, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 4086-4093.
[4] D. Zhao, K. Sun, W.-C. Cheong, L. Zheng, C. Zhang, S. Liu, X. Cao, K. Wu, Y. Pan, Z. Zhuang, B. Hu, D. Wang, Q. Peng, C. Chen,* Y. Li, Synergistically Interactive Pyridinic-N-MoP Sites: Identified Active Centers for Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution in Alkaline Solution, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201908760
[5] X. Cao, Z. Chen, R. Lin, W.-C. Cheong, S. Liu, J. Zhang, Q. Peng,* C. Chen,* T. Han, X. Tong, Y. Wang, R. Shen, W. Zhu, D. Wang, Y. Li,* A Photochromic Composite with Enhanced Carrier Separation for the Photocatalytic Activation of Benzylic C–H Bonds in Toluene. Nature Catalysis, 2018, 1, 704-710.
[6] Y. Pan, K. Sun, S. Liu, X. Cao, K. Wu, W.-C. Cheong, Z. Chen, Y. Wang, Y. Li, Y. Liu, D. Wang, Q. Peng, C. Chen,* Y. Li, Core-Shell ZIF-8@ZIF-67 Derived CoP Nanoparticles- Embedded N-doped Carbon Nanotube Hollow Polyhedron for Efficient Over-all Water Splitting, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 2610-2618.
[7] R. Lin, J. Wan, Y. Xiong, K. Wu, W. Cheong, G. Zhou, D. Wang, Q. Peng, C. Chen,* Y. Li, Quantitative Study of Charge Carrier Dynamics in Well-Defined WO3 Nanowires and Nanosheets: Insight into the Crystal Facet Effect in Photocatalysis, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 9078-9082.
[8] Y. Pan, R. Lin, Y. Chen, S. Liu, W. Zhu, X. Cao, W. Chen, K. Wu, W.-C. Cheong, Y. Wang, L. Zheng, J. Luo, Y. Lin, Y. Liu, C. Liu, J. Li, Q. Lu, X. Chen, D. Wang, Q. Peng, C. Chen,* Y. Li, Design of Single-Atom Co-N5 Catalytic Site: A Robust Electrocatalyst for CO2 Reduction with Nearly 100% CO Selectivity and Remarkable Stability, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 4218-4221.
[9] Y. Pan, S. Liu, K. Sun, X. Chen, B. Wang, K. Wu, X. Cao, W.-C. Cheong, R. Shen, A. Han, Z. Chen, L. Zheng, J. Luo, Y. Lin, Y. Liu, D. Wang, Q. Peng, Q. Zhang, C. Chen,* Y. Li, A Bimetallic Zn/Fe Polyphthalocyanine-Derived Single-Atom Fe-N4 Catalytic Site: A Superior Trifunctional Catalyst for Overall Water Splitting and Zn–Air Batteries, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 130, 8614-8618.
[10] Z. Chen, Q. Zhang, W. Chen, J. Dong, H. Yao, X. Zhang, X. Tong, D. Wang, Q. Peng, C. Chen,* W. He, Y. Li, Single-Site AuI Catalyst for Silane Oxidation with Water, Adv. Mater., 2018, 30, 1704720.