Prof. Dr. Dunfeng Gao (高敦峰)
State Key Laboratory of Catalysis
Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dalian 116023, China
ResearcherID: O-9905-2015
ORCID: 0000-0002-2472-7349
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Dunfeng Gao is currently Professor of Chemistry at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He received his B.Sc. in Materials Chemistry from the China University of Petroleum in 2009 and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (Catalysis) with Profs. Xinhe Bao & Guoxiong Wang from the DICP in 2015. After postdoctoral studies with Prof. Beatriz Roldan Cuenya at the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) and the Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) of the Max Planck Society in Germany (2015–2019), he moved back to the DICP as an associate professor in 2019 and was promoted to a full professor in 2021. His research focuses on electrocatalytic reactions and catalytic materials.

Research Areas

Electrocatalysis & electrochemical activation of small molecules (e.g. COx, CxHy, H2O)
Electrocatalytic reactions and materials
In situ and operando characterizations
Multiscale and multiphysics modeling


2009.09–2015.05  Ph.D. Physical Chemistry (Catalysis)
Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, Dalian, China
Advisors: Prof. Xinhe Bao, Prof. Guoxiong Wang
2005.09–2009.07  B.Sc. Materials Chemistry
China University of Petroleum (East China), Qingdao, China


Major Position
2021.01–present  Full Professor
State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, Dalian, China
2019.09–2021.01  Associate Professor
State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, Dalian, China
2018.09–2019.08  Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Interface Science, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Beatriz Roldan Cuenya
2015.09–2018.08  Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Physics, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Beatriz Roldan Cuenya

Editorial Service
2024.012025.12  National Science Open, Young Scientist Committee Member of Chemistry
2022.11–2024.10  eScience, Young Editorial Board Member
2022.07–2024.06  Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica, Young Editorial Board Member
2021.052025.05  Nano Research, Young Star Editor
2021.012024.12  Transactions of Tianjin University, Early Career Editorial Board Member

Chinese Chemical Society, Senior Member, Since 2022
International Society of Electrochemistry, Member, Since 2019

Research Proposal Reviewer
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) 
National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development (FONDECYT, Chile)

Journal Reviewer
ACS Applied Energy Materials, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, ACS Applied Nano Materials, ACS Catalysis, ACS Energy Letters, Angewandte Chemie, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Applied Materials Today, Applied Science, Catalysis Communications, Catalysis Science & Technology, Catalysts, Cell Reports Physical Science, Ceramics International, ChemBioEng Reviews, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, Chemical Communications, Chemical Engineering Journal, Chemical Science, ChemistrySelect, Chemistry - An Asian Journal, ChemNanoMat, ChemSusChem, Chinese Chemical Letters, Chinese Journal of Catalysis, Communications Chemistry, Electrocatalysis, Electrochem, Electrochemical Energy Reviews, Energies, eScience, Frontiers in Chemistry, Fuel, InfoMat, Ionics, JACS, Joule, Journal of CO2 Utilization, Journal of Electrochemistry, Journal of Energy Chemistry, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Journal of Power Sources, Nano Research, Nanomaterials, Nature, Nature Catalysis, Nature Communications, Nature Reviews Methods Primers, New Journal of Chemistry, Research on Chemical Intermediates, RSC Advances, RSC Sustainability, Science Bulletin, Science China Chemistry, Scientific Reports, Surfaces, Sustainable Energy & Fuels


Scientific Output

H-index=37, ~8600 citations (Google Scholar), 67 peer-reviewed articles, 1 book chapter

Book Chapters

[1] 6.15 Inorganic catalysis for methane conversion to chemicals

Guangzong Fang, Dunfeng Gao, Xiulian Pan, Guoxiong Wang, Xinhe Bao

Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry III, edited by Jan Reedijk and Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier, Elsevier, 2023, Volume 6, Pages 327–353.

DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-823144-9.00048-0

Peer-Reviewed Articles


[67] Interparticle distance matters for selectivity control in industrially relevant CO electrolysis

Youwen Rong, Xinhui Guo, Guohui Zhang, Jiaqi Sang, Hefei Li, Dunfeng Gao*, Guoxiong Wang

ACS Energy Letters 2024, 9 (6), 32043211.

DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.4c01203

[66] CO electrolysis to multicarbon products over grain boundary-rich Cu nanoparticles in membrane electrode assembly electrolyzers

Hefei Li#, Pengfei Wei#, Tianfu Liu#, Mingrun Li, Chao Wang, Rongtan Li, Jinyu Ye, Zhi-You Zhou, Shi-Gang Sun, Qiang Fu, Dunfeng Gao*

Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao

Nature Communications 2024, 15, 4603.

DOI: 10.1038/s41467-024-49095-2

[65] Boosting electrocatalytic ethylene epoxidation by single atom modulation

Hanyu Wang#, Shuo Wang#, Yanpeng Song, Yang Zhao, Zhenyu Li, Yuxiang Shen, Zhangquan Peng, Dunfeng Gao*, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao

Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2024, 63 (20), e202402950.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.202402950

Angewandte Chemie 2024, 136 (20), e202402950.

DOI: 10.1002/ange.202402950

Selected by the Editors as Hot Paper

[64] Molecular enhancement of direct electrolysis of dilute CO2

Bingyu Chen, Youwen Rong, Xiang Li, Jiaqi Sang, Pengfei Wei, Qingda An*, Dunfeng Gao*, Guoxiong Wang

ACS Energy Letters 2024, 9 (3), 911–918.

DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.3c02812

[63] Reaction microenvironment control in membrane electrode assemblies for CO2 electrolysis

Chuanchuan Yan, Dunfeng Gao*, Juan-Jesús Velasco-Vélez, Guoxiong Wang* 

EES Catalysis 2024, 2 (1), 220230.

DOI: 10.1039/D3EY00155E


[62] Coverage-driven selectivity switch from ethylene to acetate in high-rate CO2/CO electrolysis

Pengfei Wei#Dunfeng Gao#, Tianfu Liu#, Hefei Li, Jiaqi Sang, Chao Wang, Rui Cai, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao*

Nature Nanotechnology 2023, 18 (3), 299–306.

DOI: 10.1038/s41565-022-01286-y

Behind the Paper

ESI Highly Cited Paper

[61] Directing the selectivity of CO electrolysis to acetate by constructing metal-organic interfaces

Youwen Rong#, Tianfu Liu#, Jiaqi Sang, Rongtan Li, Pengfei Wei, Hefei Li, Aiyi Dong, Li Che, Qiang Fu, Dunfeng Gao*, Guoxiong Wang

Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2023, 62 (45), e202309893.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.202309893

Angewandte Chemie 2023, 135 (45), e202309893.

DOI: 10.1002/ange.202309893

[60] Tailoring acidic microenvironments for carbon-efficient CO2 electrolysis over a Ni–N–C catalyst in a membrane electrode assembly electrolyzer

Hefei Li#, Haobo Li#, Pengfei Wei, Yi Wang, Yipeng Zang, Dunfeng Gao*, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao*

Energy & Environmental Science 2023, 16 (4), 1502–1510.

DOI: 10.1039/D2EE03482D

Highlighted by Nature Catalysis 2023, 6 (3), 217.

ESI Highly Cited Paper & Hot Paper

[59] The role of interfacial water in CO2 electrolysis over Ni-N-C catalyst in a membrane electrode assembly electrolyzer

Pengfei Wei, Hefei Li, Rongtan Li, Yi Wang, Tianfu Liu, Rui Cai, Dunfeng Gao*, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao

Small 2023, 19 (25), 2300856.

DOI: 10.1002/smll.202300856

[58] Amorphous Sn(HPO4)2-derived phosphorus-modified Sn/SnOx core/shell catalyst for efficient CO2 electroreduction to formate

Chunfeng Cheng#, Tianfu Liu#, Yi Wang, Pengfei Wei, Jiaqi Sang, Jiaqi Shao, Yanpeng Song, Yipeng Zang, Dunfeng Gao*, Guoxiong Wang*

Journal of Energy Chemistry 2023, 81, 125–131.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jechem.2022.12.022

[57] PbHPO4 derived Pb catalysts modified by polyethylene glycol toward high-performance CO2 electroreduction to formate

Chunfeng Cheng#, Guohui Song#, Pengfei Wei, Tianfu Liu, Xiaoju Liu, Zhou Chen, Dunfeng Gao*, Guoxiong Wang* 

Journal of Catalysis 2023, 428, 115125.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2023.115125

[56] Designing electrolytes for aqueous electrocatalytic CO2 reduction

Youwen Rong, Jiaqi Sang, Li Che*, Dunfeng Gao*, Guoxiong Wang

Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica 2023, 39 (5), 2212027.

DOI: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB202212027

[55] Boosting CO2 electroreduction to formate via bismuth oxide clusters

Xiaole Jiang#,*, Le Lin#, Youwen Rong#, Rongtan Li, Qike Jiang, Yaoyue Yang, Dunfeng Gao*

Nano Research 2023, 16 (10), 12050–12057.

DOI: 10.1007/s12274-022-5073-0

Dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of China University of Petroleum

[54] Nickel-carbide interface encapsulated in nitrogen-doped carbon for efficient electrocatalytic CO2 reduction

Chong Zhou#, Youwen Rong#, Rui Zhang, Chuanchuan Yan, Yaoyue Yang, Xiaole Jiang*, Dunfeng Gao*

Applied Surface Science 2023, 637, 157897.

DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2023.157897

[53] Assessment of the degradation mechanisms of Cu electrodes during the CO2 reduction reaction

Rik V. Mom, Luis-Ernesto Sandoval-Diaz, Dunfeng Gao, Cheng-Hao Chuang, Emilia A. Carbonio, Travis E. Jones, Rosa Arrigo, Danail Ivanov, Michael Havecker, Beatriz Roldan Cuenya, Robert Schlögl, Thomas Lunkenbein, Axel Knop-Gericke, Juan-Jesús Velasco-Vélez*

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2023, 15 (25), 30052–30059.

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.2c23007

[52] Cationic copper species stabilized by zinc during the electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 revealed by in situ X-ray spectroscopy

Juan-Jesús Velasco-Vélez*, Jeffrey Poon, Dunfeng Gao, Cheng-Hao Chuang, Arno Bergmann, Travis E. Jones, Shu-Chih Haw, Jin-Ming Chen, Emilia Carbonio, Rik V. Mom, Danail Ivanov, Rosa Arrigo, Beatriz Roldan Cuenya, Axel Knop-Gericke, Robert Schlögl

Advanced Sustainable Systems 2023, 7 (5), 2200453.

DOI: 10.1002/adsu.202200453

[51] Reaction-induced iodine adsorption on Cu surfaces facilitates electrocatalytic CO2 reduction

Xinyue Wang, Chenyan Guo, Bowen Zhu, Daizhen Xiao, Dunfeng Gao, Zhi Liu, Fan Yang*

The Journal of Chemical Physics 2023, 158 (20), 204701.

DOI: 10.1063/5.0147300


[50] Catalyst design for electrolytic CO2 reduction toward low-carbon fuels and chemicals

Yipeng Zang#, Pengfei Wei#, Hefei Li, Dunfeng Gao*, Guoxiong Wang*

Electrochemical Energy Reviews 2022, 5 (Suppl 1), 29.

DOI: 10.1007/s41918-022-00140-y

[49] Electrochemical synthesis of catalytic materials for energy catalysis

Dunfeng Gao*, Hefei Li, Pengfei Wei, Yi Wang, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao

Chinese Journal of Catalysis 2022, 43 (4), 1001–1016.

DOI: 10.1016/S1872-2067(21)63940-2

[48] In situ Raman spectroscopy studies for electrochemical CO2 reduction over Cu catalysts

Hefei Li, Pengfei Wei, Dunfeng Gao*, Guoxiong Wang*

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry 2022, 34, 100589.

DOI: 10.1016/j.cogsc.2022.100589

[47] Heterogeneous catalysis for CO2 conversion into chemicals and fuels

Dunfeng Gao, Wanjun Li, Hanyu Wang, Guoxiong Wang*, Rui Cai* 

Transactions of Tianjin University 2022, 28 (4), 245–264.

DOI: 10.1007/s12209-022-00326-x

[46] Revealing structure-selectivity correlations in pulsed CO2 electrolysis via time-resolved operando synchrotron X-ray studies

Dunfeng Gao*

Nano Research 2022, 15 (8), 6860–6861. (Highlight)

DOI: 10.1007/s12274-022-4540-y

[45] A reconstructed Cu2P2O7 catalyst for selective CO2 electroreduction to multicarbon products

Jiaqi Sang, Pengfei Wei, Tianfu Liu, Houfu Lv, Xingming Ni, Dunfeng Gao, Jiangwei Zhang, Hefei Li, Yipeng Zang, Fan Yang, Zhi Liu, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao

Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2022, 61 (5), e202114238.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.202114238

Angewandte Chemie 2022, 134 (5), e202114238.

DOI: 10.1002/ange.202114238

[44] Asymmetric oxo-bridged ZnPb bimetallic electrocatalysis for efficient CO2-to-HCOOH reduction

Aya Gomaa Abdelkader Mohamed, Enbo Zhou, Zipeng Zeng, Jiafang Xie, Dunfeng Gao, Yaobing Wang*

Advanced Science 2022, 9 (4), 2104138.

DOI: 10.1002/advs.202104138

[43] In situ reconstruction of defect-rich SnO2 through an analogous disproportionation process for CO2 electroreduction

Yipeng Zang, Tianfu Liu, Hefei Li, Pengfei Wei, Yanpeng Song, Chunfeng Cheng, Dunfeng Gao, Yuefeng Song, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao

Chemical Engineering Journal 2022, 446, 137444.

DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2022.137444


[42] High-rate CO2 electroreduction to C2+ products over a copper-copper iodide catalyst

Hefei Li, Tianfu Liu, Pengfei Wei, Long Lin, Dunfeng Gao*, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao

Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2021, 60 (26), 14329–14333.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.202102657

Angewandte Chemie 2021, 133 (26), 14450–14454.

DOI: 10.1002/ange.202102657

Indexed in Angewandte Chemie Special Collection: Rethinking Chemistry

ESI Highly Cited Paper & Hot Paper

[41] Structure sensitivity in single-atom catalysis toward CO2 electroreduction

Dunfeng Gao*, Tianfu Liu, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao

ACS Energy Letters 2021, 6 (2), 713–727.

DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.0c02665

ESI Highly Cited Paper

[40] Designing electrolyzers for electrocatalytic CO2 reduction

Dunfeng Gao*, Pengfei Wei, Hefei Li, Long Lin, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao

Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica 2021, 37 (5), 2009021.

DOI: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB202009021

2022 Best Paper Award, Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica

[39] Nitrogen and boron co-doped carbon spheres for carbon dioxide electroreduction

Chunfeng Cheng, Jiaqi Shao, Pengfei Wei, Yanpeng Song, Hefei Li, Dunfeng Gao*, Guoxiong Wang*

ChemNanoMat 2021, 7 (6), 635–640.

DOI: 10.1002/cnma.202100110

[38] Benzoic anhydride as a bifunctional electrolyte additive for hydrogen fluoride capture and robust film construction over high-voltage Li-ion batteries

Sen Jiang, Haihua Wu, Junying Yin, Zhihua Wei, Jiahao Wu, Lai Wei, Dunfeng Gao, Xin Xu*, Yunfang Gao*

ChemSusChem 2021, 14 (9), 2067–2075.

DOI: 10.1002/cssc.202100061


[37] CO2 electrolysis at industrial current densities using anion exchange membrane based electrolyzers

Pengfei Wei, Hefei Li, Long Lin, Dunfeng Gao*, Xiaomin Zhang, Huimin Gong, Guangyan Qing, Rui Cai, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao

Science China Chemistry 2020, 63 (12), 1711–1715.

DOI: 10.1007/s11426-020-9825-9

[36] pH dependence of CO2 electroreduction selectivity over size-selected Au nanoparticles

Xiaole Jiang*, Hefei Li, Yaoyue Yang, Dunfeng Gao*

Journal of Materials Science 2020, 55 (28), 13916–13926.

DOI: 10.1007/s10853-020-04983-y

[35] On the activity/selectivity and phase-stability of thermally-grown copper oxides during the electrocatalytic reduction of CO2

Juan-Jesús Velasco-Vélez*, Cheng-Hao Chuang, Dunfeng Gao, Qingjun Zhu, Danail Ivanov, Hyo Sang Jeon, Rosa Arrigo, Rik Valentijn Mom, Eugen Stotz, Heng-Liang Wu, Travis E. Jones, Beatriz Roldan Cuenya, Axel Knop-Gericke, Robert Schlögl

ACS Catalysis 2020, 10 (19), 11510–11518.

DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c03484

[34] Revealing the active phase of copper during the electroreduction of CO2 in aqueous electrolyte by correlating in situ X-ray spectroscopy and in situ electron microscopy

Juan-Jesús Velasco-Vélez*, Rik Valentijn Mom, Luis Sandoval, Lorenz J. Falling, Cheng-Hao Chuang, Dunfeng Gao, Travis E. Jones, Qingjun Zhu, Rosa Arrigo, Beatriz Roldan Cuenya, Axel Knop-Gericke, Thomas Lunkenbein, Robert Schlögl

ACS Energy Letters 2020, 5 (6), 2106–2111.

DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.0c00802

[33] Enhancing CO2 electroreduction to methane with cobalt phthalocyanine and zinc-nitrogen-carbon tandem catalyst

Long Lin, Tianfu Liu, Jianping Xiao, Hefei Li, Pengfei Wei, Dunfeng Gao, Bing Nan, Rui Si, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao

Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2020, 59 (50), 22408–22413.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.202009191

Angewandte Chemie 2020, 132 (50), 22594–22599.

DOI: 10.1002/ange.202009191

ESI Highly Cited Paper

[32] In situ reconstruction of hierarchical Sn-Cu/SnOx core/shell catalyst for high-performance CO2 electroreduction

Ke Ye, Zhiwen Zhou, Jiaqi Shao, Long Lin, Dunfeng Gao, Na Ta, Rui Si, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao

Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2020, 59 (12), 4814–4821.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201916538

Angewandte Chemie 2020, 132 (12), 4844–4851.

DOI: 10.1002/ange.201916538

ESI Highly Cited Paper

[31] In situ investigation of reversible exsolution/dissolution of CoFe alloy nanoparticles in a Co-doped Sr2Fe1.5Mo0.5O6−δ cathode for CO2 electrolysis

Houfu Lv, Le Lin, Xiaomin Zhang, Yuefeng Song, Hiroaki Matsumoto, Chaobin Zeng, Na Ta, Wei Liu, Dunfeng Gao, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao

Advanced Materials 2020, 32 (6), 1906193.

DOI: 10.1002/adma.201906193

ESI Highly Cited Paper

[30] Copper-indium bimetallic catalysts for the selective electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide

Jiaqi Shao, Yi Wang, Dunfeng Gao, Ke Ye*, Qi Wang*, Guoxiong Wang

Chinese Journal of Catalysis 2020, 41 (9), 1393–1400.

DOI: 10.1016/S1872-2067(20)63577-X

[29] Self-assembled synthesis of waxberry-like open hollow NiCo2S4 with enhanced capacitance for high-performance hybrid asymmetric supercapacitors

Yunfang Gao, Baoliang Wu, Jinpei Hei, Dunfeng Gao, Xin Xu, Zhihua Wei, Haihua Wu*

Electrochimica Acta 2020, 347, 136314.

DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2020.136314

[28] In-situ synthesis of three-dimensionally flower-like Ni3V2O8@carbon nanotubes composite through self-assembling for high performance asymmetric supercapacitors

Yan Zhang, Xin Xu, Yunfang Gao, Dunfeng Gao, Zhihua Wei, Haihua Wu*

Journal of Power Sources 2020, 455, 227985.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.227985


[27] Rational catalyst and electrolyte design for CO2 electroreduction towards multicarbon products

Dunfeng Gao, Rosa M. Arán-Ais, Hyo Sang Jeon, Beatriz Roldan Cuenya*

Nature Catalysis 2019, 2 (3), 198–210.

DOI: 10.1038/s41929-019-0235-5

The most read Review Article in Nature Catalysis 2019, Highlighted by Nature Catalysis 2020, 3 (1), 1.

ESI Highly Cited Paper and & Hot Paper

[26] Selective CO2 electroreduction to ethylene and multicarbon alcohols via electrolyte-driven nanostructuring

Dunfeng Gao, Ilya Sinev, Fabian Scholten, Rosa M. Arán-Ais, Nuria J. Divins, Kristina Kvashnina, Janis Timoshenko, Beatriz Roldan Cuenya*

Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2019, 58 (47), 17047–17053.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201910155

Angewandte Chemie 2019, 131 (47), 17203–17209.

DOI: 10.1002/ange.201910155

Highlighted by ESRF Spotlight on Science

Indexed in ESRF Highlights 2020

[25] The role of the copper oxidation state in the electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 into hydrocarbons

Juan J. Velasco-Vélez*, Travis Jones, Dunfeng Gao, Emilia Carbonio, Rosa Arrigo, Cheng-Jhih Hsu, Yu-Cheng Huang, Chung-Li Dong, Jin-Ming Chen, Jyh-Fu Lee, Peter Strasser, Beatriz Roldan Cuenya, Robert Schlögl, Axel Knop-Gericke, Cheng-Hao Chuang*

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2019, 7 (1), 1485–1492.

DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05106

[24] In situ exsolved FeNi3 nanoparticles on nickel doped Sr2Fe1.5Mo0.5O6–δ perovskite for efficient electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction

Houfu Lv, Le Lin, Xiaomin Zhang, Dunfeng Gao, Yuefeng Song, Yingjie Zhou, Qingxue Liu, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao*

Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2019, 7, 11967–11975.

DOI: 10.1039/C9TA03065D


[23] Structure- and electrolyte-sensitivity in CO2 electroreduction

Rosa M. Arán-Ais#, Dunfeng Gao#, Beatriz Roldan Cuenya*

Accounts of Chemical Research 2018, 51 (11), 2906–2917.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.8b00360

ESI Highly Cited Paper

[22] Dynamic changes in the structure, chemical state and catalytic selectivity of Cu nanocubes during CO2 electroreduction: size and support effects

Philipp Grosse#Dunfeng Gao#, Ilya Sinev, Hemma Mistry, Fabian Scholten, Beatriz Roldan Cuenya*

Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2018, 57 (21), 6192–6197.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201802083

Angewandte Chemie 2018, 130 (21), 6300–6305.

DOI: 10.1002/ange.201802083

ESI Highly Cited Paper

[21] Activity and selectivity control in CO2 electroreduction to multicarbon products over CuOx catalysts via electrolyte design

Dunfeng Gao, Ian T. McCrum, Shyam Deo, Yong-Wook Choi, Fabian Scholten, Weiming Wan, Jingguang G. Chen, Michael J. Janik*, Beatriz Roldan Cuenya*

ACS Catalysis 2018, 8 (11), 10012–10020.

DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b02587

[20] Pd-containing nanostructures for electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction

Dunfeng Gao, Hu Zhou, Fan Cai, Jianguo Wang, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao*

ACS Catalysis 2018, 8 (2), 1510–1519.

DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b03612

ESI Highly Cited Paper

[19] Pd/C catalysts for CO2 electroreduction to CO: Pd loading effect

Dunfeng Gao, Chengcheng Yan, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao*

Journal of Electrochemistry 2018, 24 (6), 757–765.

DOI: 10.13208/j.electrochem.180845

In Honor of Professor Baolian Yi on His 80th Birthday

[18] Carbon dioxide electroreduction over imidazolate ligands coordinated with Zn(II) center in ZIFs

Xiaole Jiang, Haobo Li, Jianping Xiao, Dunfeng Gao, Rui Si, Fan Yang, Yanshuo Li*, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao*

Nano Energy 2018, 52, 345–350.

DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2018.07.047

[17] Selective CO2 electroreduction over oxide-derived gallium Catalyst

Chengcheng Yan, Long Lin, Dunfeng Gao, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao*

Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2018, 6, 19743–19749.

DOI: 10.1039/C8TA08613C


[16] Enhancing CO2 electroreduction with the metal-oxide interface

Dunfeng Gao#, Yi Zhang#, Zhiwen Zhou#, Fan Cai, Xinfei Zhao, Wugen Huang, Yangsheng Li, Junfa Zhu, Ping Liu, Fan Yang*, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao*

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2017, 139 (16), 5652–5655.

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b00102

Highlighted by Lin Zhuang, Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. 2017, 33 (7), 1271-1272.

ESI Highly Cited Paper & Hot Paper

[15] Plasma-activated copper nanocube catalysts for efficient carbon dioxide electroreduction to hydrocarbons and alcohols

Dunfeng Gao#, Ioannis Zegkinoglou#, Nuria J. Divins, Fabian Scholten, Ilya Sinev, Philipp Grosse, Beatriz Roldan Cuenya*

ACS Nano 2017, 11 (5), 4825–4831.

DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b01257

ESI Highly Cited Paper

[14] Improved CO2 electroreduction performance on plasma-activated Cu catalysts via electrolyte design: halide effect

Dunfeng Gao, Fabian Scholten, Beatriz Roldan Cuenya*

ACS Catalysis 2017, 7 (8), 5112–5120.

DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b01416

[13] Switchable CO2 electroreduction via engineering active phases of Pd nanoparticles

Dunfeng Gao#, Hu Zhou#, Fan Cai#, Dongniu Wang, Yongfeng Hu, Bei Jiang, Wen-Bin Cai, Xiaoqi Chen, Rui Si, Fan Yang, Shu Miao, Jianguo Wang*, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao*

Nano Research 2017, 10 (6), 2181–2191.

DOI: 10.1007/s12274-017-1514-6

ESI Highly Cited Paper 

[12] Nanostructured heterogeneous catalysts for electrochemical reduction of CO2

Dunfeng Gao, Fan Cai, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao*

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry 2017, 3, 39–44.

DOI: 10.1016/j.cogsc.2016.10.004

[11] Electrochemical promotion of catalysis over Pd nanoparticles for CO2 reduction

Fan Cai, Dunfeng Gao, Hu Zhou, Guoxiong Wang*, Ting He, Huimin Gong, Shu Miao, Fan Yang, Jianguo Wang, Xinhe Bao*

Chemical Science 2017, 8, 2569–2573.

DOI: 10.1039/C6SC04966D

[10] Effect of metal deposition sequence in carbon-supported Pd-Pt catalysts on activity towards CO2 electroreduction to formate

Fan Cai, Dunfeng Gao, Rui Si, Yifan Ye, Ting He, Shu Miao, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao

Electrochemistry Communications 2017, 76, 1–5.

DOI: 10.1016/j.elecom.2017.01.009


[9] Highly selective palladium-copper bimetallic electrocatalysts for the electrochemical reduction of CO2 to CO

Zhen Yin#, Dunfeng Gao#, Siyu Yao, Bo Zhao, Fan Cai, LiLi Lin, Pei Tang, Guoxiong Wang*, Ding Ma*, Xinhe Bao

Nano Energy 2016, 27, 35–43.

DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.06.035

[8] Silicon carbide supported iron nanoparticles encapsulated in nitrogen-carbon for oxygen reduction reaction

Jiayuan Li, Jing Wang, Dunfeng Gao, Xingyun Li, Shu Miao, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao*

Catalysis Science & Technology 2016, 6, 2949–2954.

DOI: 10.1039/C5CY01539A

[7] Electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide over reduced nanoporous zinc oxide

Xiaole Jiang, Fan Cai, Dunfeng Gao, Jinhu Dong, Shu Miao, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao*

Electrochemistry Communications 2016, 68, 67–70.

DOI: 10.1016/j.elecom.2016.05.003


[6] Size-dependent electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 over Pd nanoparticles

Dunfeng Gao#, Hu Zhou#, Jing Wang, Shu Miao, Fan Yang, Guoxiong Wang*, Jianguo Wang*, Xinhe Bao

Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015, 137 (13), 4288–4291.

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b00046

ESI Highly Cited Paper

[5] pH effect on electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 over Pd and Pt nanoparticles

Dunfeng Gao, Jing Wang, Haihua Wu, Xiaole Jiang, Shu Miao, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao

Electrochemistry Communications 2015, 55, 1–5.

DOI: 10.1016/j.elecom.2015.03.008

[4] High-density iron nanoparticles encapsulated within nitrogen-doped carbon nanoshell as efficient oxygen electrocatalyst for zinc-air battery

Jing Wang, Haihua Wu, Dunfeng Gao, Shu Miao, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao*

Nano Energy 2015, 13, 387–396.

DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2015.02.025

ESI Highly Cited Paper

[3] Ball-milling MoS2/carbon black hybrid material for catalyzing hydrogen evolution reaction in acid medium

Jiayuan Li, Dunfeng Gao, Jing Wang, Shu Miao, Guoxiong Wang*, Xinhe Bao*

Journal of Energy Chemistry 2015, 24 (5), 608–613.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jechem.2015.08.003


[2] Gas-phase electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide using electrolytic cell based on phosphoric acid-doped ploybenzimidazole membrane

Dunfeng Gao, Fan Cai, Qinqin Xu, Guoxiong Wang*, Xiulian Pan, Xinhe Bao*

Journal of Energy Chemistry 2014, 23 (6), 694–700.

DOI: 10.1016/S2095-4956(14)60201-1

[1] Cobalt nanoparticles encapsulated in nitrogen-doped carbon as a bifunctional catalyst for water electrolysis

Jing Wang, Dunfeng Gao, Guoxiong Wang*, Shu Miao, Haihua Wu, Jiayuan Li, Xinhe Bao*

Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2014, 2, 20067–20074.

DOI: 10.1039/C4TA04337E


Prof. Beatriz Roldan Cuenya (Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany)

Dr. Juan J. Velasco-Velez (3Sbar, Beamline PI, ALBA Synchrotron Light Source, Barcelona, Spain)

Honors & Distinctions

Liaoning Revitalization Talents Program (2023)

Zhang Dayu Youth Scholar of Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (2021)

Overseas Young Talents Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2020)

Overseas Young Talents Program of China (2020)