Welcometo the Chen-Sus Lab

Job opening in Dr. Chen's group

(1) Plastic recylcing

(2) Solar energy harvesting

(3) Nanostructure synthesis

(4) Biomass conversion

Candidates with interdisciplinary training at the chemistry and materials are encouraged to apply. Please contact Dr. Jinxing Chen directly by email at chenjinxing@suda.edu.cn

A definition of sustainability science has been formulated as “an emerging field of research dealing with interactions between natural and social systems, and with how those interactions affect the challenge of sustainability: meeting the needs of the present and future generations while substantially reducing poverty and conserving the planet's life support systems”

Our research focuses on the design and synthesis of various nanoscale catalsts to achieve sustainability. By using state-of-the-art characterization tools, we are trying to understand the formation mechanism and physiochemical properties of nanostructures, from which we can design and fabricate novel functional materials for various demanding applications. Specifically, our research topics include:

# Precise synthesis of nanostructures for solar energy harvesting;

# Chemical recycling of plastics through thermal-, photothermal-, photo-catalysis;

# Solar-driven water evaporation for sustainable water withdrawal.

Recent representative publications:

(10) Jinxing Chen*, et al, Grave-to-Cradle Photothermal Upcycling of Waste Polyesters over Spent LiCoO2, Nat. Commun. 2024, 15, 2730.

(9) Jinxing Chen*, et al, Layered Double Hydroxide Derivates for Polyolefin Upcycling, JACS, 2024, doi: 10.1021/jacs.4c00327

(8) Jinxing Chen*, et al, Stable Interfacial Ruthenium Species for High-Efficient Polyolefin Upcycling, JACS, 2024, 146, 7076–7087.

(7) Jinxing Chen*, et al, Integrated Photochromic‐Photothermal Processes for Catalytic Plastic Upcycling, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023135, 202308930.

(6) Jinxing Chen*, et al, Entropy confinement promotes hydrogenolysis activity for polyethylene upcycling, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 202362e202313174.

(5) Jinxing Chen*, et al, Solar Thermal Catalysis for Sustainable and Efficient Polyester Upcycling, Matter 2022, 5, 1305-1307  

(4) Jinxing Chen*, et al, Strain-Modulated Seeded Growth of Highly Branched Black Au Superparticles for Efficient Photothermal Conversion, JACS 2021, 143, 20513–20523.

(3) Jinxing Chen, et al, Anisotropic Seeded Growth of Ag Nanoplates Confined in Shape-Deformable Spaces, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 4117-4124.

(2) Jinxing Chen, et al, Manipulation of Interfacial Diffusion for Controlling Nanoscale Transformation, Acc. Chem. Res. 2021, 54, 1168-1177.

(1) Jinxing Chen, et al, Space-Confined Seeded Growth of Cu Nanorods with Strong Surface Plasmon Resonance for Photothermal Actuation, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 9275-9281.



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