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Bo You, a Full Professor at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). After he earned his Ph.D degree from University of Science and Technology of China under the supervision of Prof. Zhaoxiang Deng in 2014, he joined sequentially Prof. Yujie Sun’s group at Utah State University, Prof. Hong Li’s group at Nanyang Technological University, and Prof. Shi Zhang Qiao’s group at The University of Adelaide for five-year postdoctoral research. He has been interested in nonprecious nanomaterials for energy-related electrocatalysis such as overall water splitting (HER and OER), fuel cells reactions (HOR and ORR), biomass conversion and green chemistry. He has already published 39 papers with 3 ESI Hot Paper and 10 ESI Highly Cited Paper, including Accounts of Chemical Research, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie, Advanced Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, ACS Catalysis, Nano Energy, Chemistry of Materials, and Small etc. The work of “Non-noble metal-based bifunctional electrocatalysts for overall water splitting” proposed by him and co-workers was selected as “Key Emerging Research Front” by 2017 Research Fronts , a global scientific report compiled and published by Philadelphia-based analytics and intellectual property company, Clarivate Analytics, The Institutes of Science and Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and The National Science Library, CAS. Moreover, his work about transition metal (non-precious metal) nanoarray electrocatalysts for water splitting in the neutral environment was among one of the 8 Emerging Research Fronts in chemistry and materials science selected by 2018 Research Fronts. Besides, he served as independent reviewers for 40+ journals such as Joule, Nature Communications, Angewandte Chemie, Advanced Materials, Energy & Environmental Science, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Science, Nano Energy, Chemical Science, ACS Catalysis, Small, Journal of Catalysis, Chemical Communications etc. In the autumn of 2019, Bo moved to HUST to start his independent career with research interest in synthesizing strong coupled catalysts with multifunctionality, investigating electrochemical activation of small molecules at the atomic level and developing highly integrated hybrid electrolysis with electron economy.

Education BackgroundMore>>

2008.9 2014.6

  • University of Science and Technology of China
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Doctoral Degree in Science
  • Postgraduate (Doctoral)

Work Experience

2014.9 2016.9
  • Utah State University
  • Postdoctor
2016.9 2017.9
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • Postdoctor
2017.10 2019.9
  • The University of Adelaide
  • Postdoctor

Social Affiliations

Research Focus

  • Synthesis of Strong Coupled Hybrid Catalysts
  • Electrochemical Activation of Small Molecules
  • Highly Integrated Hybrid Electrolysis