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Research Interest 1:

Incorporating enzyme-inspired

outer coordination sphere to improve

hydrogen production catalysis


Strategy: Incorporating enzyme-inspired outer coordination sphere

features around existing cobalt complexes



Goal: Improve their electro-catalytic performance and overall stability

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Research Interest 2:

Developing bio-inspired photosensitizer-electrocatalyst

adduct for facile photoreduction of water to hydrogen 


Strategy: Employing an interactive link organic/inorganic/

nanomaterial-based photosensitizer to active molecular catalyst


                                                   Goal: Photocatalytically produce hydrogen from neutral

water under natural sunlight

Research Interest 3:

Constructing copper-based oxygen reduction

catalysts following the blueprint of

multi-copper oxidase enzyme



Strategy: Develop multi-nuclear copper complexes confined

in a redox-active ligand scaffold for

active oxygen reduction



Goal: Produce energy-efficient and fast oxygen reduction

catalyst that can replace platinum in

proton exchange membrane fuel cell

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