Jingguang Chen

Thayer Lindsley Professor of Chemical Engineering

Vice Chair

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Email: jc3972@columbia.edu 
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  • Doctorate - 1988 University of Pittsburgh
  • Bachelors - 1982 Nanjing University, China

Research Interests:

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 (2015-2018)

For a complete listing of publications, please view the Full CV.

J.G. Chen*, R.M. Crooks*, L.C. Seefeldt*, K.L. Bren, R.M. Bullock, M.Y. Darensbourg, P.L. Holland, B. Hoffman, M.J. Janik, A.K. Jones, M.G. Kanatzidis, P. King, K.M. Lancaster, S.V. Lymar, P. Pfromm, W.F. Schneider, R.R. Schrock, “Beyond Fossil-Fuel-Driven Nitrogen Transformations”, Science, (2018) accepted.

E. Gomez, S. Kattel, B. Yan, S. Yao, P. Liu and J.G. Chen*, “Combining CO2 Reduction with Propane Oxidative Dehydrogenation over Bimetallic Catalysts”, Nature Communications, 9 (2018) 1398.
S. Kattel*, P. Liu* and J.G. Chen*, “Tuning Selectivity of CO2 Hydrogenation Reactions at the Metal/Oxide Interface”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139 (2017) 9739-9754.
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) 1296-1299.
W. Sheng*, S. Kattel, S. Yao, B. Yan, C.J. Hawxhurst, Q. Wu and J.G. Chen*, “Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to Synthesis Gas with Controlled CO/H2 Ratios”, Energy & Environmental Science, 10 (2017) 1180-1185.
B.M. Tackett, W. Sheng* and J.G. Chen*, “Opportunities and Challenges in Utilizing Metal-modified Transition Metal Carbides as Low-cost Electrocatalysts”, Joule, 1 (2017) 253-263.
M. Dunwell, Q. Lu, J.M. Heyes, J. Rosen, J.G. Chen, Y. Yan, F. Jiao, and B. Xu, “The Central Role of Bicarbonate in the Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 on Gold”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139 (2017) 3774-3783.
J.C. Matsubu, S. Zhang, L. DeRita, N.S. Marinkovic, J.G. Chen, G.W. Graham, X. Pan and P. Christopher, “Adsorbate-Mediated Strong Metal-Support Interactions in Oxide-Supported Rh Catalysts”, Nature Chemistry, 9 (2017) 120-127.
W. Wan, B.M. Tackett and J.G. Chen*, “Reactions of water and C1 molecules on carbide and metal-modified carbide surfaces”, Chemical Society Reviews, 46 (2017) 1807-1823 
S. Kattel, W. Yu, X. Yang, B. Yan, Y. Huang, W. Wan, P. Liu* and J.G. Chen*, “CO2 Hydrogenation on Oxide-supported PtCo Catalysts:  Fine-tuning Selectivity using Oxide Supports”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 55 (2016) 7968-7973.
S. Kattel, B. Yan, Y. Yang, J.G. Chen* and P. Liu*, “Optimizing Binding Energies of Key Intermediates for CO2 Hydrogenation to Methanol over Oxide-Supported Copper”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138 (2016) 12440.
M.D. Porosoff, B. Yan and J.G. Chen*, “Catalytic reduction of CO2 by H2 for synthesis of CO,methanol and hydrocarbons: Challenges and opportunities”, Energy & Environmental Science, 9 (2016) 62. 
M.D. Porosoff, M. Myint, S. Kattel, Z. Xie, E. Gomez, P. Liu and J.G. Chen*, “Identifying different types of catalysts for CO2 reduction by ethane through dry reforming and oxidative dehydrogenation”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 54 (2015) 15501.
X. Yang, S. Kattel, S.D. Senanayake, J.A. Boscoboinik, X. Nie, J. Graciani, J.A. Rodriguez, P. Liu, D.J. Stacchiola* and J.G. Chen*, “Low pressure CO2 hydrogenation to methanol over gold nanoparticles activated on a CeOx/TiO2 interface”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137 (2015) 10104.
X. Yang, S. Kattel, X. Ke, K. Mudiyanselage, S.A. Rykov, S.D. Senanayake, J.A. Rodriguez, P. Liu, D.J. Stacchiola and J.G. Chen*, “Direct Epoxidation of Propylene over Stabilized Cu+ Surface Sites on Ti Modified Cu2O”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 54 (2015) 11946.
W. Sheng, Z. Zhuang, M. Gao, J. Zheng, J.G. Chen* and Y. Yan*, “Correlating hydrogen oxidation/evolution reaction activity on platinum at different pH with measured hydrogen binding energy”, Nature Communications, 6 (2015) 5848.
Y. Zhou, Q. Lu, Z. Zhuang, G.S. Hutchings, S. Kattel, Y. Yan, J.G. Chen*, J.Q. Xiao* and F. Jiao*, “Oxygen Reduction at Very Low Overpotential on Nanoporous Ag Catalysts”, Advanced Energy Materials, 5 (2015) 1500149.
M.R. Stonor, T.E. Fergusonb, J.G. Chen* and A.-H. Park*, “Biomass Conversion to H2 with Substantially Suppressed CO2 Formation in the Presence of Group I & Group II Hydroxides and a Ni/ZrO2 Catalyst”, Energy & Environmental Science, 8 (2015) 1702.
Q. Lu, G.S. Hutchings, W. Yu, Y. Zhou, R.V. Forest, R. Tao, J. Rosen, B.T. Yonemoto1, Z. Cao, H. Zheng, J.Q. Xiao, F. Jiao* and J.G. Chen*, “Highly Porous Non-precious Bimetallic Electrocatalysts for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution”, Nature Communications, 6 (2015) 6567.

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