Assistant Professor College of Science, Department of Chemistry   Research Group

Jun joined the department of chemistry of SUSTech in March 2021, as a tenue-tracked Assistant Professor (PI). He received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Peking University in 2011 and Ph.D. degree in inorganic chemistry also from Peking University in 2016. His supervisors were Prof. Yawen Zhang and Prof. Chunhua Yan. From November 2016 to February 2021, he worked as a postdoc researcher in Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland with Prof. Xile Hu. His research is focused on fundamentals and technologies of electrocatalysis.

Personal Profile

Jun Gu was born in 1988, in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province. He received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Peking University in 2011 and Ph.D. degree in inorganic chemistry also from Peking University in 2016. As guided by Prof. Yawen Zhang and Prof. Chunhua Yan, he did his Ph.D. research in the controlled synthesis and catalytic applications of rare-earth-based and noble metal-based nanomaterials. From November 2016 to February 2021, Jun worked as a postdoc researcher in Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland with Prof. Xile Hu. His postdoc research was focused on non-noble-metal catalyzed CO2 electrochemical reduction. Jun joined the department of chemistry of SUSTech in March 2021, as a tenue-tracked Assistant Professor (PI). His works have been published on Science, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. etc.

Research

Jun's research is focused on developing new electrocatalytic reactions, new electrocatalysts, and new designs of electrolyzers.

The research topics include:

1. Structure-performance correlation of catalysts for CO2 electro-reduction;

2. Producing multi-carbon products from CO electro-reduction;

3. Electrocatalytic organic synthesis;

4. etc.


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Selected publications during PhD and postdoc:

  1. Jun Gu, Chia-Shuo Hsu, Lichen Bai, Hao Ming Chen*, Xile Hu*. Atomically dispersed Fe3+ sites catalyze efficient CO2 electroreduction to CO. Science 2019364, 1091.
  2. Jun Gu, Florent Héroguel, Jeremy Luterbacher, Xile Hu*. Densely packed, ultra small SnO Nanoparticles for Enhanced Activity and Selectivity in Electrochemical CO2 Reduction. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201857, 2943.
  3. Wei-Zhen Li#, Jin-Xun Liu#, Jun Gu#, Wu Zhou, Si-Yu Yao, Rui Si, Yu Guo, Hai-Yan Su, Chun-Hua Yan, Wei-Xue Li*, Ya-Wen Zhang*, Ding Ma*. Chemical Insights into the Design and Development of Face-Centered Cubic Ruthenium Catalysts for Fischer−Tropsch Synthesis. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017139, 2267.
  4. Jun Gu#, Ze-Qiong Zhao#, Yi Ding, Hong-Liang Chen, Ya-Wen Zhang*, Chun-Hua Yan*. Liquid-phase syntheses and material properties of two-dimensional nanocrystals of rare earth–selenium compound containing planar Se layers: RESe2 nanosheets and RE4O4Se3 nanoplates, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013135, 8363.
  5. Yi Ding#, Jun Gu#, Tao Zhang, An-Xiang Yin, Lu Yang, Ya-Wen Zhang*, Chun-Hua Yan*. Chemoaffinity-mediated synthesis of NaRES2-based nanocrystals as versatile nano-building blocks and durable nano-pigments, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012134, 3255.
  6. Jun Gu, Ya-Wen Zhang*, Franklin (Feng) Tao*, Shape control of bimetallic nanocatalysts through well-designed colloidal chemistry approaches, Chem. Soc. Rev. 201241, 8050.

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