Publications after joining XJTU

13. Updates on Hydrogen Value Chain: A Strategic Roadmap. Julio Garcia-Navarro, Mark A. Isaacs, Marco Favaro*, Dan Ren, Wee-Jun Ong, Michael Grätzel & Pablo Jiménez-Calvo* Global Chall. (2023)

 

 

12. Bifunctional hole-shuttle molecule for improved interfacial energy level alignment and defect passivation in perovskite solar cells. Shuai You#, Felix T. Eickemeyer#, Jing Gao, Jun-Ho Yum, Xin Zheng, Dan Ren, Meng Xia, Rui Guo, Yaoguang Rong, Shaik M. Zakeeruddin, Kevin Sivula, Jiang Tang, Zhongjin Shen*, Xiong Li* & Michael Grätzel* Nat. Energy 8, 515-525 (2023)

 

11. Electrochemical Synthesis of Propylene from Carbon Dioxide on Copper Nanocrystals. Jing Gao, Alimohammad Bahmanpour, Oliver Kröcher, Shaik M. Zakeeruddin, Dan Ren* & Michael Grätzel* Nat. Chem. 15, 705-713 (2023)

 

 

10. Photoelectrochemical CO2 Reduction at a Direct CuInGaS2/Electrolyte Junction. Yongpeng Liu, Meng Xia, Dan Ren, Simon Nussbaum, Jun-Ho Yum, Michael Grätzel, Néstor Guijarro* & Kevin Sivula* ACS Energy Lett. 8, 1645-1651 (2023).

 

9. Exfoliated 2D Layered and Nonlayered Metal Phosphorous Trichalcogenides Nanosheets as Promising Electrocatalysts for CO2 Reduction. Honglei Wang#, Yunfei Jiao#, Bing Wu, Dong Wang*, Yueqi Hu, Fei Liang, Chen Shen*, Andrea Knauer, Dan Ren*, Hongguang Wang*, Peter A van Aken, Hongbin Zhang, Michael Grätzel, Zdenek Sofer, Peter Schaaf. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 62, e202217253 (2023)

 

8. Investigation of nickel iron layered double hydroxide for water oxidation in different pH electrolytes. Qixian Xie, Dan Ren, Lichen Bai, Rile Ge, Wenhui Zhou, Lu Bai, Wei Xie, Junhu Wang*, Michael Grätzel & Jingshan Luo*. Chinese J. Catal. 44, 127-138 (2023).

 

7. Solar Reduction of Carbon Dioxide on Copper-tin Electrocatalysts with Energy Conversion Efficiency near 20%. Jing Gao#,*, Jun Li#, Yuhang Liu#, Meng Xia, Y. Zou Finfrock, Shaik Mohammed Zakeeruddin, Dan Ren* & Michael Grätzel*. Nat. Commun. 13, 5898 (2022).

 

6. Regulated CO Adsorption by the Electrode with OH Repulsive Property for Enhancing C–C Coupling. Qixing Zhang#, Dan Ren#, Jing Gao, Zhongke Wang, Juan Wang, Sanjiang Pan, Manjing Wang, Jingshan Luo, Ying Zhao, Michael Grätzel & Xiaodan Zhang* GreenChE 4, 331-337 (2022).

 

5. Thiocyanate-Mediated Dimensionality Transformation of Low-Dimensional Perovskites for Photovoltaics. Li Hong, Zaiwei Wang, Jovana V Milić, Claudia E Avalos, Weihua Zhang, Dan Ren, Cheng Wang, Brian Carlsen, Yuhang Liu, Shaik Mohammed Zakeeruddin, Anders Hagfeldt, Ti Wang, Hongwei Han* & Michael Grtzel*. Chem. Mater. 34, 6331-6338 (2022)

 

 

4. Photoelectrochemical Oxygen Evolution on Mesoporous Hematite Films Prepared from Maghemite Nanoparticles. Nathália Carolina Verissimo, Dan Ren, Cinthia Cristina Calchi Kleiner, Francini Aline Belz Hesse, Shaik Mohammed Zakeeruddin, Michael Grtzel* & Rodnei Bertazzoli. J. Electrochem. Soc. 169, 056522 (2022)

(Selected in Focus Issue In Honor of John Goodenough: A Centenarian Milestone)

 

3. Realizing High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells by Passivating Triple-Cation Perovskite Films. Yinghui Wu, Hongwei Zhu*, Dong Wang, Seckin Akin, Felix T. Eickemeyer, Dan Ren, Houzhi Cai* & Long-Biao Huang*. Solar RRL 6, 2200115 (2022).

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2. Efficient and Stable Noble-metal-free Catalyst for Acidic Water Oxidation. Sanjiang Pan#, Hao Li#, Dan Liu, Rui Huang, Xuelei Pan, Dan Ren, Jun Li, Mohsen Shakouri, Qixing Zhang, Manjing Wang, Changchun Wei, Liqiang Mai, Bo Zhang, Ying Zhao, Zhenbin Wang*, Michael Grtzel* & Xiaodan Zhang*. Nat. Commun. 13, 2294 (2022)​​​​​​​.

 

1. Transparency and Morphology Control of Cu2O Photocathodes via an in situ Electroconversion. Marina Caretti, Linda Lazouni, Meng Xia, Rebekah A. Wells, Simon Nussbaum, Dan Ren, Michael Grätzel & Kevin Sivula*. ACS Energy Lett. 7, 1618–1625 (2022).

 

 

Note: # represents equal-contribution authorship; * represents corresponding authorship. 

Publications before joining XJTU

Publications with first/corresponding authorship:

  1. Revisiting the Impact of Morphology and Oxidation State of Cu on CO2 Reduction Using Electrochemical Flow Cell. A.M. Asiri*, J. Gao*, S.B. Khan, K.A. Alamry, H.M. Marwani, M.S.J. Khan, W.A. Adeosun, S.M. Zakeeruddin, D. Ren* & M. Grätzel*. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 13, 345-351 (2022).
  2. Solar Water Splitting Using Earth-Abundant Electrocatalysts Driven by High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells. A.M. Asiri*, D. Ren*, H. Zhang, S.B. Khan, K.A. Alamry, H.M. Marwani, M.S.J. Khan, W.A. Adeosun, S.M. Zakeeruddin & M. Grätzel*. ChemSusChem 15, e202102471 (2022).
  3. New Insights into the Interface of Electrochemical Flow Cells for Carbon Dioxide Reduction to Ethylene. D. Ren*, J. Gao, S.M. Zakeeruddin & M. Grätzel*. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 12, 7583-7589 (2021).
  4. Micro-Electrode with Fast Mass Transport for Enhancing Selectivity of Carbonaceous Products in Electrochemical COReduction. Q. Zhang, D. Ren (equal contribution), S. Pan, M. Wang, J. Luo, Y. Zhao, M. Grätzel & X. Zhang*. Adv. Funct. Mater. 31, 2103966 (2021)
  5. Selective C-C Coupling via Efficient Spillover of Intermediates as Supported by Operando Raman spectroscopy. J. Gao, H. Zhang, X. Guo, J. Luo, S. M. Zakeeruddin, D. Ren* & M. Grätzel*. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141, 18704-18714 (2019). 
  6. Atomic Layer Deposition of ZnO on CuO Enables Selective and Efficient Electroreduction of Carbon Dioxide to Liquid Fuels. D. Ren, J. Gao, L. Pan, Z. Wang, J. Luo, S. M. Zakeeruddin, A. Hagfeldt & M. Grätzel*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 58, 15036-15040 (2019).
  7. Sequential Catalysis Enables Enhanced C-C Coupling towards Multicarbon Alkenes and Alcohols in Carbon Dioxide Reduction: A Study on CuAu Electrocatalysts. J. Gao, D. Ren*, X. Guo, S.M. Zakeeruddin & M. Grätzel*. Faraday Discuss. 215, 282-296 (2019).
  8. Understanding the Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide at Copper Surfaces. D. Ren*, J. Gao & M. Grätzel* in ‘Computational Photocatalysis: Modeling of Photophysics and Photochemistry at Interfaces’.  ACS Symposium series 9209-223 (2019).  
  9. Bimetallic Electrocatalysts for Carbon Dioxide Reduction. D. Ren, J. Gao, S.M. Zakeeruddin & M. Grätzel*. Chimia 73, 928 (2019).
  10. The Effects of Currents and Potentials on the Selectivities of Copper Toward Carbon Dioxide Electroreduction. D. Ren, J. Fong & B.S. Yeo*. Nat. Commun. 9, 925 (2018). 
  11. Continuous Production of Ethylene from Carbon Dioxide and Water Using Intermittent Sunlight. D. Ren, N.W.X. Loo, L. Gong & B.S. Yeo*. ACS Sus. Chem. & Eng. 5, 9191-9199 (2017).
  12. Tuning the Selectivity of Carbon Dioxide Electroreduction toward Ethanol on Oxide-Derived CuxZn Catalysts. D. Ren, B.S-H. Ang & B.S. Yeo*. ACS Catal. 6, 8239-8247 (2016). 
  13. Mechanistic Insights into the Enhanced Activity and Stability of Agglomerated Cu Nanocrystals for the Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to n-Propanol. D. Ren, N.T. Wong, A.D. Handoko, Y. Huang & B.S. Yeo*. J. Phy. Chem. Lett. 6, 20-24 (2016).
  14. Selective Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Ethylene and Ethanol on Copper(I) Oxide Catalysts. D. Ren, Y. Deng, A.D. Handoko, C.S. Chen, S. Malkhandi & B.S. Yeo*. ACS Catal. 5, 2814-2821 (2015). 
  15. Electrocatalysts for the Selective Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Useful Products. D. Ren, Y. Huang & B.S. Yeo*. Chimia 69, 131-135 (2015).

Publications with co-authorship:

  1. A Universal Co-solvent Dilution Strategy Enables Facile and Cost-effective Fabrication of Perovskite Photovoltaics. H. Zhang*, K. Darabi, N. Y. Nia, A. Krishna, P. Ahlawat, B. Guo, M. H. S. Almalki, T.-S. Su, D. Ren, V. Bolnykh, L. A. Castriotta, M. Zendehdel, L. Pan, S. S. Alonso, R. Li, S. M. Zakeeruddin, A. Hagfeldt, U. Rothlisberger, A. Di Carlo*, A. Amassian* & M. Grätzel*. Nat. Commun. 13, 89 (2022).
  2. Combined Precursor Engineering and Grain Anchoring Leading to MA-Free, Phase-Pure, and Stable α-Formamidinium Lead Iodide Perovskites for Efficient Solar Cells. X. Ling, H. Zhu, W. Xu, C. Liu, L. Pan, D. Ren, J. Yuan, B. W. Larson, C. Grätzel, A. R. Kirmani, O. Ouellette, A. Krishna, J. Sun, C. Zhang, Y. Li*, S. M. Zakeeruddin, J. Gao, Y. Liu, J. R. Durrant, J. M. Luther, W. Ma* & M. Grätzel*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 60, 27299-27306 (2022).
  3. Carbazol-phenyl-phenothiazine-based Sensitizers for Dye-sensitized Solar Cells. Y. Jiao, S. Liu, Z. Shen, L. Mao, Y. Ding, D. Ren, F. T. Eickemeyer, L. Pfeifer, D. Cao, W. Xu, J. Song, B. Mi, Z. Gao, S. M. Zakeeruddin, W. Huang & M. Grätzel. J. Mat. Chem. A  9, 26311-26322 (2021).
  4. Gold-in-copper at Low *CO Coverage Enables Efficient Electromethanation of CO2. X. Wang, P. Ou, J. Wicks, Y. Xie, Y. Wang, J. Li, J. Tam, D. Ren, J.Y. Howe, Z. Wang, A. Ozden, Y.Z. Finfrock, Y. Xu, Y. Li, A.S. Rasouli, K. Bertens, A.H. Ip, M. Grätzel, D. Sinton & E.H. Sargent*. Nat. Commun. 12, 3387 (2021).
  5. Multimodal Host–guest Complexation for Efficient and Stable Perovskite Photovoltaics. H. Zhang, F.T. Eickemeyer, Z. Zhou, M. Mladenović, F. Jahanbakhshi, L. Merten, A. Hinderhofer, M.A. Hope, O. Ouellette, A. Mishra, P. Ahlawat, D. Ren, T.-S. Su, A. Krishna, Z. Wang, Z. Dong, J. Guo, S.M. Zakeeruddin, F. Schreiber, A. Hagfeldt, L. Emsley, U. Rothlisberger, J.V. Milić* & M. Grätzel*. Nat. Commun. 12, 3383 (2021).
  6. Silica-copper Catalyst Interfaces Enable Carbon-carbon Coupling towards Ethylene Electrosynthesis. J. Li, A. Ozden, M. Wan, Y. Hu, F. Li, Y. Wang, R.R. Zamani, D. Ren, Z. Wang, Y. Xu, D.-H. Nam, J. Wicks, B. Chen, X. Wang, M. Luo, M. Grätzel, F. Che, E.H. Sargent & D. Sinton*. Nat. Commun. 122808 (2021).
  7. Benzylammonium-Mediated Formamidinium Lead Iodide Perovskite Phase Stabilization for Photovoltaics. A.Q. Alanazi, M.H. Almalki, A. Mishra, D.J. Kubicki, Z. Wang, L. Merten, F.T. Eickemeyer, H.Zhang, D. Ren, A.Y. Alyamani, H. Albrithen, A. Albadri, M.H. Alotaibi, A. Hinderhofer, S.M. Zakeeruddin, F. Schreiber, A. Hagfeldt, L. Emsley*, J.V. Milić* & M. Grätzel*. Adv. Funct. Mater. 31, 2101163 (2021).
  8. Spectroelectrochemical and Chemical Evidence of Surface Passivation at Zinc Ferrite (ZnFe2O4) Photoanodes for Solar Water Oxidation. Y. Liu, M. Xia, L. Yao, M. Mensi, D. Ren, M. Grätzel, K. Sivula & N. Guijarro*. Adv. Funct. Mater. 31, 2010081 (2021).
  9. A Hybrid Bulk-heterojunction Photoanode for Direct Solar-to-chemical Conversion. L. Yao, Y. Liu (equal contribution), H.H. Cho, M. Xia, A. Sekar, B.P. Darwich, R.A. Wells, J.H. Yum, D. Ren, M. Grätzel, N. Guijarro & K. Sivula*. Energy Environ. Sci. 14, 3141-3151 (2021).
  10. Crown Ether Modulation Enables over 23% Efficient Formamidinium-Based Perovskite Solar Cells. T.S. Su, F.T. Eickemeyer, M.A. Hope, F. Jahanbakhshi, M. Mladenovic, J. Li, Z. Zhou, A. Mishra, J.H. Yum, D. Ren, A. Krishna, O. Ouellette, T.C. Wei, H. Zhou, H.H. Huang, M.D. Mensi, K. Sivula, S.M. Zakeeruddin, J.V. Milić, A. Hagfeldt, U. Rothlisberger, L. Emsley, H. Zhang* & M. Grätzel*. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 142, 19980-19991 (2020).
  11. Tailored Amphiphilic Molecular Mitigators for Stable Perovskite Solar Cells with 23.5% Efficiency. H. Zhu, Y. Liu*, F. Eickemeyer, L. Pan, D. Ren, M.A. Ruiz-Preciado, B. Carlsen, B. Yang, X. Dong, Z. Wang, H. Liu, S. Wang, S.M. Zakeeruddin, A. Hagfeldt, M. I. Dar, X. Li* & M. Grätzel*. Adv. Mater. 32, 1907757 (2020).
  12. Cu2O Photocathodes with Band-tail States Assisted Hole Transport for Standalone Solar Water Splitting. L. Pan, Y. Liu, L. Yao, D. Ren, K. Sivula, M. Grätzel & A. Hagfeldt*. Nat. Commun. 11, 318 (2020).
  13. Guanine-Stablized Formamidinium Lead Iodide Perovskites. L. Hong, J.V. Milić, P. Ahlawat, M. Mladenović, D.J. Kubicki, F. Jahanabkhshi, D. Ren, M.C. Gélvez-Rueda, M.A. Ruiz-Preciado, A. Ummadisingu, Y. Liu, C. Tian, L. Pan, S.M. Zakeeruddin, A. Hagfeldt, F.C. Grozema, U. Rothlisberger, L. Emsley, H. Han* & M. Grätzel*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 59, 4691-4697 (2020).
  14. Atomic-Level Microstructure of Efficient Formamidinium-Based Perovskite Solar Cells Stabilized by 5-Ammonium Valeric Acid Iodide Revealed by Multi-Nuclear and Two-Dimensional Solid-State NMR. A.Q. Alanazi, D.J. Kubicki*, D. Prochowicz, E.A. Alharbi, M.E.F Bouduban, F. Jahanbakhshi, M. Mladenovic, J.V. Milić, F. Giordano, D. Ren, A.Y. Alyamani, H. Albrithen, A. Albadri, M.H. Alotaibi, J-E. Moser, S.M. Zakeeruddin, U. Rothlisberger, L. Emsley* & M. Grätzel*. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141, 17659-17669 (2019).
  15. TiC Supported Pt Nanocluster Electrocatalysts and Monolithic Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Cells Enabling 18.7% Solar Water Splitting. J. Gao, F. Sahli, C. Liu, D. Ren, X. Guo, J. Werner, Q. Jeangros, S.M. Zakeeruddin, C. Ballif, M. Grätzel* & J. Luo*. Joule3, 2930-2941 (2019).
  16. Photoelectrocatalytic Arean C-H Amination. L. Zhang, L. Liardet, J. Luo, D. Ren, M. Grätzel & X. Hu*. Nat. Catal. 2, 366-373 (2019).
  17. SnS Quantum Dots as Hole Transporter of Perovskite Solar Cells. Y. Li, Z. Wang, D. Ren, Y. Liu, A. Zheng, S.M. Zakeeruddin, X. Dong, A. Hagfeldt, M. Grätzel & P. Wang*. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2, 3822-3829 (2019).
  18. On the Role of Sulfur for the Selective Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to Formate on CuSCatalysts. Y. Deng, Y. Huang, D. Ren, A.D. Handoko, Z.W. Seh, P. Hirunsit* & B.S. Yeo*. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10, 28572-28581 (2018).
  19. Investigating the Role of Copper Oxide in Electrochemical CO2 Reduction in Real Time. L. Mandal, K.R. Yang, M.R. Motapothula, D. Ren, P. Lobaccaro, A. Patra, M. Sherburne, V.S. Batista, B.S. Yeo, J.W. Ager*, J. Martin* & T. Venkatesan*. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10, 8574-8584 (2018).
  20. Understanding the Heterogeneous Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide on Oxide-Derived Catalysts. J.E. Pander, D. Ren, Y. Huang, N.W.X. Loo, S.H.L. Hong & B.S. Yeo*. ChemElectroChem 5, 219-237 (2018).
  21. Practices for the Collection and Reporting of Electrocatalytic Performance and Mechanistic Information for the CO2 Reduction Reaction. J.E. Pander III, D. Ren & B.S. Yeo*. Catal. Sci. Technol. 7, 5820-5832 (2017).
  22. Efficient and Stable Evolution of Oxygen Using Pulse-Electrodeposited Ir/Ni Oxide Catalyst in Fe-Spiked KOH Electrolyte. L. Gong, D. Ren, Y. Deng & B.S. Yeo*. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 8, 15985-15990 (2016).
  23. Stable and Selective Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Ethylene on Copper Mesocrystals. C.S. Chen, A.D. Handoko, J.H. Wan, L. Ma, D. Ren & B.S. Yeo*. Catal. Sci. Technol. 5, 161-168 (2015).