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  • Dr. Heng Rao

    State Key Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Preparative Chemistry
    College of Chemistry
    International Center of Future Science
    Jilin University
    Address: 2699 Qianjian Street, Changchun 130012, China
    Tel & fax: (+86) 431-85167482
    Email: rao@jlu.edu.cn
    Homepage: http://melab.jlu.edu.cn

    Dr. Heng Rao received his B. S. degree in 2012 and M. S. in 2015 both from College of Chemical Molecular Engineering, Zhengzhou University, China and his Ph. D in 2018 from Laboratoire d'Electrochimie Moléculaire (LEM), Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7, France (University of Paris since 2019). Now he is an associate professor in the State Key Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Preparative Chemistry and a member of International Center of Future Science at Jilin University, China. His research interests focus on photo/electrochemical water splitting and carbon dioxide reduction with earth-abundant-element based catalysis. He has published more than tens of peer-reviewed papers, including Nature, J. Am. Chem. Soc. and so on.

    2018    Ph.D., Chemistry, Laboratoire d'Electrochimie Moléculaire, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7
    2015    M.S., Applied Chemistry, College of Chemical Molecular Engineering, Zhengzhou University
    2012    B.S., Chemistry, College of Chemical Molecular Engineering, Zhengzhou University

    2018-  Associate Professor, College of Chemistry, Jilin University

    Research Interest
    1. Photocatalysis & electrocatalysis & photoelectrocatalysis
    2. CO2 reduction & water splitting
    3. Chemical energy conversion
    4. Artificial photosynthesis

    Selected Publications
    1. Carbon dioxide photo/electroreduction with cobalt
    Li, C.; Tong, X.; Yu, P; Du, W.; Wu, J.;* Rao, H.;* Wang, Z.* J. Mater. Chem. A 2019, 2019,7, 16622-16642. DOI: 10.1039/C9TA03892B
    2. Visible-light-driven conversion of CO2 to CH4 with an organic sensitizer and an iron porphyrin catalyst
    Rao, H.; Lim, C. H.; Bonin, J.; Miyake, G. M.;* Robert, M.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 17830. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b09740
    3. Visible-light homogeneous photocatalytic conversion of CO2 into CO in aqueous solutions with an iron catalyst
    Rao, H.; Bonin, J.; * Robert, M.* ChemSusChem 2017, 10, 4447. DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201701467
    4. Visible-light-driven methane formation from CO2 with a molecular iron catalyst
    Rao, H.; Schmidt, L. C.; Bonin, J.;* Robert, M.* Nature 2017, 548, 7665. DOI: 10.1038/nature23016
    5. Non-sensitized selective photochemical reduction of CO2 to CO under visible light with an iron molecular catalyst
    Rao, H.; Bonin, J.;* Robert, M.* Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 2830. DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09967J

    2019.1-2020.12 Visible-light-driven molecular catalysis for solar fuels, the Young Talents Support Project of Association of Science and Technology of Jilin Province, 0.2 million (RMB)
    2020.1-2022.12   Interface-directed assembly of molecular catalysts and quantum dots for CO2 reduction, the Young Scientists Fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 0.26 million (RMB)