Developing nanostructured catalysts for renewable energy and fuels

Convert CO2 into valuable chemicals

Photocatalysis is a potential approach to convert greenhouse gas CO2 into more valuable chemicals and fuels.


N. T. Nguyen, M. Xia, P. N. Duchesne, L. Wang, C. Mao, A. A. Jelle, T. Yan, P. Li, Z.-H. Lu, G. A. Ozin, Enhanced CO2 photocatalysis by indium oxide hydroxide supported on TiN@TiO2 nanotubesNano Letters 2021, 21, 1311.

T. Yan, N. Li, L. Wang, W. Ran, P. Duchesne, L. Wan, N. T. Nguyen, L. Wang, M. Xia, G. Ozin, Bismuth atom tailoring of indium oxide surface frustrated lewis pairs boosts heterogeneous CO2 photocatalytic hydrogenationNature Communications 202011, 6095.

H2 production

Photocatalytic hydrogen production via solar water splitting is one of the promising solutions for clean and renewable energy.


M .Altomare, N. T. Nguyen, S. Hejazi, P. Schmuki, A cocatalytic electron transfer cascade site-selectively placed on TiO2 nanotubes yields enhanced photocatalytic H2 evolutionAdvanced Functional Materials 201828, 1704259.

N. T. Nguyen, M. Altomare, J.E. Yoo, P. Schmuki, Efficient photocatalytic H2 evolution: controlled dewetting–dealloying to fabricate site‐selective high‐activity nanoporous Au particles on highly ordered TiO2 nanotube arraysAdvanced Materials 201527, 3208