At 2:00 pm on July 7, 2022, Professor Gengfeng Zheng from Fudan University was invited by our school to give an online academic report entitled "Electrocatalytic Carbon Dioxide Reduction". This lecture was hosted by Professor Xiusong Zhao, and nearly 100 teachers and students participated. meeting.
Using electrocatalysis based on renewable energy to convert carbon-based small molecules such as CO2 into high value-added products for storage has important research significance and application prospects for achieving carbon neutrality. Due to the complex surface microstructure of heterogeneous catalysts, the slow kinetics of multi-electron transfer at the gas-liquid-solid three-phase interface, and the competition among the various paths of multi-electron reduction, the preparation of catalysts with high energy density and economic value Multi-electron transfer and multi-carbon products are a major challenge, which requires precise construction of catalyst surface sites with high selectivity and high activity.
In this report, Professor Gengfeng Zheng introduced the research in the field of electrocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction in aqueous systems, and introduced the preparation of multi-electron transfer one-carbon products, two-carbon products, and multi-carbon products step by step, directional construction of synergistic active sites, revealing The interaction between active sites and reaction pathways. In addition, combined with the design and assembly of the electrochemical reaction system, the promising electrocatalytic carbon-based small molecule conversion and energy storage technology will be promoted. Finally, Professor Gengfeng Zheng answered the questions raised by teachers and students and conducted in-depth academic exchanges.
Gengfeng Zheng, professor and doctoral supervisor of Fudan University, winner of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, Young Changjiang Scholar of the Ministry of Education, and member of the Youth Committee of the Chinese Chemical Society. In 2000, he graduated from the Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, and received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Harvard University in 2007. After that, he did postdoctoral research at Northwestern University. Since 2010, he has worked in the Advanced Materials Laboratory and Department of Chemistry, Fudan University. Engaged in the design and synthesis of nano-functional materials, and their research in carbon-based energy chemical catalysis. He has won the Chinese Chemical Society Youth Chemistry Award, Clarivate Global Highly Cited Scientist, Baosteel Foundation Outstanding Teacher Award, Ministry of Education Top Program Outstanding Mentor Award, Shanghai Oriental Scholar Distinguished Professor, Shanghai May 4th Youth Medal, Nano Research Young Innovators Award in NanoEnergy and other honors. He is also the deputy editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, a member of the Youth Committee of the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, and a subject tutor of the China Association for Science and Technology Talent Program.