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Education and Experience

2021–now          Professor                           Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University

2015–2021          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, Inorganic Materials, Catalysis, Sustainable Energy

Selected publications

[1]C. Liu, Y. Wu, K. Sun, J. Fang, A. Huang, Y. Pan, W.-C. Cheong, Z. Zhuang, Z. Zhuang, Q. Yuan, H. L. Xin, C. Zhang, J. Zhang,* H. Xiao, C. Chen,* Y. Li, Constructing FeN4/Graphitic Nitrogen Atomic Interface for High-efficiency Electrochemical CO2 Reduction over a Broad Potential Window, Chem, 2021, 7, 1297–1307.

[2]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., 2020, 59, 8982–8990.

[3]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, Nat. Chem., 2019, 11, 222–228.

[4]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.

[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. Nat. Catal., 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 Overall 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]C. Chen, Y. Kang, Z. Huo, Z. Zhu, W. Huang, H.L Xin, J.D. Snyder, D. Li, J.A. Herron, M. Mavrikakis, M. Chi, K.L. More, Y. Li, N.M. Markovic, G.A. Somorjai, P. Yang,* V.R. Stamenkovic,* Highly Crystalline Multimetallic Nanoframes with Three-Dimensional Electrocatalytic Surfaces, Science, 2014, 343, 1339–1343.