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Yan Changfeng School of Energy Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China

Selected Publications

1)Synthesis of Ordered Pt Nanocube Arrays Directed by Block Copolymer Nanotemplate and Their Potential on Ethanol Oxidation Reaction, ACS Analytical Chemistry 2020, 92, 8046–8050

2)Electrochemical fabrication of IrOx nanoarrays with tunable length and morphology for solid polymer electrolyte water electrolysis, Electrochimica Acta, 10 July 2020, 348, 136302

3)Well-to-wheels total energy and GHG emissions of HCNG heavy-duty vehicles in China: Case of EEV qualified EURO 5 emissions scenario, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2020 45(15) 8002-8014

4)Photocatalytic removal of airborne indoor pollutants by IR illuminated silver coated TiO2 catalyst: Advantage of one-dimensional TiO2 nanostructures in IR active photocatalysis, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2020 590(4), 124509

5)A highly active and stable Pt modified molybdenum carbide catalyst for steam reforming of dimethyl ether and the reaction pathway, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy,

6)Piezoelectric materials for catalytic/photocatalytic removal of pollutants: recent advances and outlooks, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2019, 241(2)256-269

7)Abatement of groundwater nitrate by novel in-situ generated Ti3+/Ti2+ states in reduced TiO2 on Al substrate, Journal of Molecular Catalysis. A, 2019, 470, 89-96

8)Design and Performance Investigation of a Carbon-Free Pt/Ti Cathode with Low Membrane Degradation Rate for Proton Exchange Membrane Water Electrolyser, Energy Technol. 2019 7(5) 1-10

9)Synthesis of density-multiplied Pt-NP arrays and their application in fuel cell by self-assembly of di-block copolymer, Electrochimica Acta 2018, 283, 1–10

10)Fabrication of IrO2 decorated vertical aligned self-doped TiO2 nanotube arrays for oxygen evolution in water electrolysis, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2018, 43(19) 9133-9143

11)Sono-photocatalytic production of hydrogen by interface modified metal oxide insulators, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 2018, 45, 279-285

12)Effective Size-Controlled Synthesis and Electrochemical Characterization of Ordered Pt Nanopattern Arrays from Self-Assembling Block Copolymer Template, Journal of Materials Science, 2018, 53(6), 4089-4102

13)Enhanced catalytic activity of Ni-Mo2C/La2O3-ZrO2 bifunctional catalyst for dry reforming of methane, Journal of Materials Science, 2018, 53(20) 14559–14572

14)Superior solar-to-hydrogen energy conversion efficiency by visible light-driven hydrogen production via Ti2+/Ti3+ states in reduced titanium dioxide photocatalyst, Catalysis Science & Technology, 2018, 8, 4657-4664

15)Synthesis of GO-modified Cu2O nanosphere and the photocatalytic mechanism of water splitting for hydrogen production, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2017, 42(7), 4007-4016

16)Patterning of Au nanoparticles via secondary phase-separation of large-sized compound micelles of amphiphilic block copolymer, Materials Letters, 2017, 194, 135-137

17)Investigation on IrO2 supported on hydrogenated TiO2 nanotube array as OER electro-catalyst for water electrolysis, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2017, 42(6), 3572-3578

18)Encapsulating Ni/CeO2 -ZrO2 with SiO2 layer to improve it catalytic activity for steam reforming of toluene, Catalysis Communications, 2017, 101, 138-141

19)Promoted activity of porous silica coated Ni/CeO2 ZrO2 catalyst for steam reforming of acetic acid, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, , 2017, 42(34), 21677-21685

20)Fabrication of membrane electrode assemblies by direct spray catalyst on water swollen Nafion membrane for PEM water electrolysis, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2017, 42(42) 26183-26191

21)Experimental and first-principles DFT study on oxygen vacancies on cerium dioxide and its effect on enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen production, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2016, 41, 7919-7926

22)From toroidal to rod-like nanostructure, a mechanism study for the reversible morphological control on amphiphilic triblock copolymer micelle, Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics Edition, 2016, 54, 1450-1457

23)Mechanism study of reversible transition between self-assembly and disassembly of ABC triblock copolymer micelles, Polymer, 2016, 90, 276-281

24)Enhanced photoreduction activity of carbon dioxide over Co3O4/CeO2 catalysts under visible light irradiation,International Jouranl of Photoenergy, 2015, 1-11

25)Ni/Ce–Zr–O catalyst for high CO2 conversion during reverse water gas shift reaction (RWGS), International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2015, 40(46), 15985-15993

26)Changfeng Yan, Quanguo Zhang and Shunni Zhu, Chapter 5: Technologies for biomass-based hydrogen production in “Bioenergy: Principles and Technologies”, De Gruyter and Science Press, Dec. 8th 2017


Recruitment Information

The Hydrogen Production and Utilization Group at the Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, CAS in Guangzhou is seeking a highly motivated PhD/Master student, Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Visiting Scientists to study Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell. Our groups aim is to develop catalysis kinetics, electro-catalysis, heat and mass transfer, new materials and associated processes, electrochemical cell design and architecture, analytical and diagnostic techniques related to fuel cell, hydrogen production (electrochemical, photoelectrochemical and reforming), alternative electrochemical fuels and electrochemical treatment of impurities. Our international team offers an open, supportive, dynamic and motivating academic environment with excellent training opportunities.

International Graduates and Scientists:

Jayasundara Bandara, Visiting Scientists for CAS President’s International Fellowship, Professor from Sri Lanka, 2017.6-2018.4

Pralhad Gupta for PhD, PhD student, CAS-TWAS President's Fellowship, Nepal, 2018.9-

Ogundipe Taiwo Oladapo, Master Student, UCAS Full Scholarship, Nigeria, 2019.9-

Ayejoto Daniel, Master Student, The ANSO Scholarship for Young Talents, Nigeria, 2020.9