Prof Zhichuan Jason XU

Principal Investigator

Dr Xu received his PhD training from Lanzhou University, Institute of Physics, CAS, and Brown University (2002-2008). He worked in State University of New York at Binghamton as a Research Associate (2007-2009) and then he worked in Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Postdoctoral Researcher (2009-2012). Dr Xu's research interests include electrochemistry, catalysis, energy storage, magnetic nanomaterials and sensors.

Singapore - NTU


C4T extended projects

Research Interest

- Electrocatalysis
- Electrochemical energy storage
- Electrochemical interfaces
- Electrochemical sensors
- Magnetic nanomaterials
- Chemistry for materials recycle

Key Publications

Google Scholar Link

Li, Haiyan, Yubo Chen, Justin Zhu Yeow Seow, Chuntai Liu, Adrian C. Fisher, Joel W. Ager, and Zhichuan J. Xu. 2022. ‘Surface Reconstruction of Perovskites for Water Oxidation: The Role of Initial Oxides’ Bulk Chemistry’. Small Science 2 (1): 2100048.

Chen, Yubo, Yuanmiao Sun, Maoyu Wang, Jingxian Wang, Haiyan Li, Shibo Xi, Chao Wei, et al. 2021. ‘Lattice Site–Dependent Metal Leaching in Perovskites toward a Honeycomb-like Water Oxidation Catalyst’. Science Advances 7 (50): eabk1788.

Dai, Chencheng, Yuanmiao Sun, Gao Chen, Adrian C. Fisher, and Zhichuan Xu. 2020. ‘Electrochemical Oxidation of Nitrogen towards Direct Nitrate Production on Spinel Oxides’. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, March.

Song, Jiajia, Chao Wei, Zhen-Feng Huang, Chuntai Liu, Lin Zeng, Xin Wang, and Zhichuan J. Xu. 2020. ‘A Review on Fundamentals for Designing Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysts’. Chemical Society Reviews, March, 10.1039.C9CS00607A.

Wei, Chao, Reshma R. Rao, Jiayu Peng, Botao Huang, Ifan E. L. Stephens, Marcel Risch, Zhichuan J. Xu, and Yang Shao‐Horn. 2019. ‘Recommended Practices and Benchmark Activity for Hydrogen and Oxygen Electrocatalysis in Water Splitting and Fuel Cells’. Advanced Materials 31 (31): 1806296.

Wei, Jumeng, Min Zhou, Anchun Long, Yanming Xue, Hanbin Liao, Chao Wei, and Zhichuan J. Xu. 2018. ‘Heterostructured Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Under Alkaline Conditions’. Nano-Micro Letters 10 (4).

Mikhaylov, AA; Medvedev, AG; Grishanov, DA; Sladkevich, S; Gun, J; Prikhodchenko, PV; Xu, ZCJ; Nagasubramanian, A; Srinivasan, M; Lev, O. (2018). Vanadium Oxide Thin Film Formation on Graphene Oxide by Microexplosive Decomposition of Ammonium Peroxovanadate and Its Application as a Sodium Ion Battery Anode. Langmuir, 34(8), 2741-2747.

H. Liao, C. Wei, J. Wang, S. Xi, Z. Feng, Y. Du, A. Fisher, T. Sritharan, Z. J. Xu. (2017). A Multisite Strategy for Enhancing the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction at Nano-Pd Surface in Alkaline. Advanced Energy Materials, .

H. Liao, A. Fisher, Z. J. Xu. (2015). Surface segregation in bimetallic nanoparticles: a critical issue in electrocatalyst engineering. Small, 11(27), 3221.

H. T. Tan, X. Rui, H. Yu, W. Liu, C. Xu, Z. Xu, H. H. Hng, Q. Yan. (2014). Aqueous-Based Chemical Route Toward Ambient Preparation of Multi-component Core-Shell Nanotubes. ACS Nano, 8(4), 4004–4014.


2022 Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher