- Doctorate - 1988 University of Pittsburgh
- Bachelors - 1982 Nanjing University, China
Understanding and developing metal carbides and bimetallic alloys as catalysts and electrocatalysts through combined theoretical and experimental approaches over model surfaces and supported catalysts. Investigating structural and electronic properties of catalysts using in situ synchrotron techniques.
Selected Recent Publications (2015-2017)
S. Kattel, P.J. Ramírez, J.G. Chen*, J.A. Rodriguez* and P. Liu*, “Active Sites for CO2 Hydrogenation to Methanol on Cu/ZnO Catalysts”, Science, 355 (2017) 1296.