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Jingyue Liu

Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1504
Director, PSM-Nanoscience
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1504
Biography

Jingyue Liu received his BSc in metal physics from the University of Science and Technology Beijing and his Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from Arizona State University (ASU) under the guidance of Prof John M. Cowley. He was a postdoctoral research associate and research scientist in the LeRoy-Eyring Center for Solid State Science of ASU before he joined Monsanto Corporate Research as a Research Specialist and group leader in 1994. After a series of promotions, he was appointed as a Science Fellow of Monsanto in 2000 and a Senior Science Fellow in 2003 for sustained outstanding technical leadership and significant impacts on Monsanto's businesses. He received the prestigious 2001 Edgar M. Queeny Award for Science and Technology, the highest award within Monsanto for scientific achievement and business impact. In 2006, he joined the University of Missouri-St. Louis as the Director of the Center for Molecular Electronics and Professor of Physics and Chemistry and became the Founding Director of the Center for Nanoscience in 2007. He joined ASU as professor of physics in 2011 and became a Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America in 2012.

Research Interests

Our group focuses on the fundamental understanding of the synthesis-structure-performance relationships of nanostructures and nanostructured systems. We develop and utilize aberration-corrected electron microscopy techniques (imaging, diffraction and spectroscopy) to understand the synthesis processes of nanoscale materials, their unique properties and their applications in energy conversion and storage, heterogeneous catalysis, and sensing. For example, we are developing single-atom catalysts for production of energy or chemicals; synthesizing carbon and oxide nanostructures to improve the performance of supercapacitors and batteries; and exploring novel technologies for environmental remediation. One of our key research goals is to understand the formation processes of nanostructures so that we can develop scalable synthesis methodologies to manufacture better controlled nanostructures for desired applications. Another research goal is to understand the charge generation and transfer processes in nanostructures and nanoarchitectured systems.

Publications

Selected Publications (2011-present):

  • Stable and solubilized active Au atom clusters for selective epoxidation of cis-cyclooctene with molecular oxygen, Nature Communications 8, #14881 (2017), DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14881
  • Remarkable effect of alkalis on the chemoselective hydrogenation of functionalized nitroarenes over high-loading Pt/FeOx catalysts, Chemical Sciences 8, 5126-5131 (2017), DOI: 10.1039/C7SC00568G
  • CO oxidation on metal oxide supported single Pt atoms: the role of the support, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 56, 6916–6925 (2017), DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b01477
  • More active Ir subnanometer clusters than single-atoms for catalytic oxidation of CO at low temperature, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Journal, online (2017), DOI: 10.1002/aic.15756
  • High-indexed Pt3Ni alloy tetrahexahedral nanoframes evolved through preferential CO etching, Nano Letters 17, 2204-2210 (2017),  DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b04731 
  • Toward the design of a hierarchical perovskite support: ultra-sintering-resistant gold nanocatalysts for CO oxidation, ACS Catalysis 7, 3388-3393 (2017),  DOI: 10.1021/acsatal.7b00483
  • Observing the overgrowth of a second metal on silver cubic seeds in solution by surface-enhanced raman scattering, ACS Nano 11, 5080-5086  (2017), DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b01924  
  • Catalysis by supported single metal atoms, ACS Catalysis 7, 34-59 (2017), DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.6b01534       
  • Atomic scale observation of oxygen delivery during silver-oxygen nanoparticle catalyzed oxidation of carbon nanotubes, Nature Communications 7, #12251 (2016)
  • Radially aligned porous carbon nanotube arrays on carbon fibers: A hierarchical 3D carbon nanostructure for high‐performance capacitive energy storage, Advanced Functional Materials 26, 3012-3020 (2016)
  • Facet-selective epitaxial growth of δ-Bi2O3 on ZnO nanowires,Chemistry of Materials 28, 8141-8148 (2016)
  • Strong metal–support interactions between gold nanoparticles and nonoxides, Journal of American Chemical Society 138, 56-59 (2016)
  • Pt-based icosahedral nanocages: using a combination of {111} facets, twin defects, and ultrathin walls to greatly enhance their activity toward oxygen reduction, Nano letters 16, 1467-1471 (2016)
  • Catalytically active Rh sub-nanoclusters on TiO2 for CO oxidation at cryogenic temperatures, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 128, 2870-2874 (2016)
  • Ultrastable hydroxyapatite/titanium-dioxide-supported gold nanocatalyst with strong metal–support interaction for carbon monoxide oxidation, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 55, 10606-10611 (2016)
  • Coating Pt-Ni octahedra with ultrathin Pt shells to enhance the durability without compromising the high activity toward oxygen reduction, ChemSusChem 9, 2209-2215 (2016)
  • Gold-based cubic nanoboxes with well-defined openings at the corners and ultrathin walls less than two nanometers thick, ACS Nano 10, 8019-8025 (2016)
  • Core–shell nanostructured Au@ Nim Pt2 electrocatalysts with enhanced activity and durability for oxygen reduction reaction, ACS Catalysis 6, 1680-1690 (2016)
  • Single atom gold catalysts for low-temperature CO oxidation, Chinese Journal of Catalysis 37, 1580-1586 (2016
  • Synthesis of Ag/PANI@ MnO2 core–shell nanowires and their capacitance behavior, RSC Advances 6, 17415-17422 (2016)
  • Platinum-based nanocages with subnanometer-thick walls and well-defined, controllable facets, Science 349, 412-416 (2015)           
  • Palladium–platinum core-shell icosahedra with substantially enhanced activity and durability towards oxygen reduction, Nature Communications 6, # 7594 (2015)
  • Catalysis on singly dispersed bimetallic sites, Nature Communications 6, # 7938 (2015)                       
  • Strong coupling between ZnO cxcitons and localized surface plasmons of silver nanoparticles studied by STEM-EELS, Nano Letters 15, 5926-5931 (2015)
  • Use of reduction rate as a quantitative knob for controlling the twin structure and shape of palladium nanocrystals, Nano Letters 15, 1445-1450 (2015)
  • Bifunctional Ag/Pd-Ag nanocubes for highly sensitive monitoring of catalytic reactions by surface-enhanced raman spectroscopy, Journal of the American Chemical Society 137, 7039-7042 (2015)
  • Pd/Pt core–shell concave decahedra: A class of catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction with enhanced activity and durability, Journal of the American Chemical Society 137, 15036-15042 (2015)
  • Self-assembly of atomically thin and unusual face-centered cubic Re nanowires within carbon nanotubes, Chemistry of Materials 27, 1569-1573 (2015)
  • Photochemical deposition of highly dispersed Pt nanoparticles on porous CeO2 nanofibers for the water-gas shift reaction, Advanced Functional Materials 25, 4153–4162 (2015)       
  • Facile synthesis of Ag nanorods with no plasmon resonance peak in the visible region by using Pd decahedra of 16 nm in size as seeds, ACS Nano 9, 10523–10532 (2015) 
  • Co–N–C catalyst for C–C coupling reactions: On the catalytic performance and active sites, ACS Catalysis 5, 6563–6572 (2015)
  • Highly efficient catalysis of preferential oxidation of CO in H2-rich stream by gold single-atom catalysts, ACS Catalysis 5, 6249–6254 (2015)        
  • Ultrastable single-atom gold catalysts with strong covalent metal-support interaction (CMSI), Nano Research 8, 2913-2924 (2015)
  • Hetero-epitaxially anchoring Au nanoparticles onto ZnO nanowires for CO oxidation, Chemical Communications 51, 15332-15335 (2015)
  • Little do more: a highly effective Pt1/FeOx single-atom catalyst for the reduction of NO by H2, Chemical Communications 51, 7911-7914 (2015) 
  • Five-fold twinned Pd nanorods and their use as templates for the synthesis of bimetallic or hollow nanostructures, ChemNanoMat 1, 246–252 (2015)
  • Ultrastable 3V-PPh3 polymers supported single Rh sites for fixed-bed hydroformylation of olefins, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 404/405, 211–217 (2015)                      
  • The shape effect of TiO2 in VOx/TiO2 catalysts for selective reduction of NO by NH3, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 3, 14409-14415 (2015)
  • Highly active Au1/Co3O4 single-atom catalyst for CO oxidation at room temperature, Chinese Journal of Catalysis 36, 1505–1511 (2015) 
  • Highly active small palladium clusters supported on ferric hydroxide for carbon monoxide-tolerant hydrogen oxidation, ChemCatChem 6, 547-554 (2014)
  • Ferric oxide-supported Pt subnano clusters for preferential oxidation of CO in H2-rich gas at room temperature, ACS Catalysis 4, 2113–2117 (2014)
  • Polyol syntheses of palladium decahedra and icosahedra as pure samples by maneuvering the reaction kinetics with additives,  ACS Nano 8, 7041–7050 (2014)
  • FeOx-supported platinum single-atom and pseudo-single-atom catalysts for chemoselective hydrogenation of functionalized nitroarenes, Nature Communications 5, #5634 (2014)
  • Theoretical and experimental investigations on single-atom catalysis: Ir1/FeOx for CO oxidation, Journal Physical Chemistry C 118, 21945–21951 (2014)
  • HAuCl4: A dual agent for studying the chloride-assisted vertical growth of citrate-free Ag nanoplates with Au serving as a marker,  Langmuir 30, 15520–15530 (2014)
  • Supported single Pt1/Au1 atoms for methanol steam reforming, ACS Catalysis 4, 3886–3890 (2014)
  • Single-atom catalysis in mesoporous photovoltaics: The principle of utility maximization, Advanced Materials 26,  8147–8153 (2014)
  • Galvanic replacement-free deposition of Au on Ag for core–shell nanocubes with enhanced chemical stability and SERS activity, Journal of the American Chemical Society 1368153–8156 (2014)
  • Remarkable performance of Ir1/FeOx single-atom catalyst in water gas shift reaction, Journal of the American Chemical Society 135, 15314–15317 (2013)
  • Single-atom catalysts: A new frontier in heterogeneous catalysis, Account Chemical Research 46, 1740–1748 (2013)
  • Shape-controlled synthesis of palladium nanocrystals: A mechanistic understanding of the evolution from octahedrons to tetrahedrons, Nano Letters 13, 2276–2281 (2013)
  • Facile synthesis of gold wavy nanowires and investigation of their growth mechanism, Journal of the American Chemical Society 134, 20234–20237 (2012)
  • Design of a highly active Ir/Fe(OH)x catalyst: Versatile application of Pt-group metals for the preferential oxidation of carbon monoxide, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 51, 2920–2924 (2012)
  • Stabilized gold nanoparticles on ceria nanorods by strong interfacial anchoring, Journal of the American Chemical Society 134, 20585–20588 (2012)
  • Single-atom catalysis of CO oxidation using Pt1/FeOx, Nature Chemistry 3, 634–641 (2011)
  • Facile synthesis of Pd-Pt alloy nanocages and their enhanced performance for preferential oxidation of CO in excess hydrogen, ACS Nano 5, 8212–8222 (2011)
  • Enhanced catalytic activity of sub-nanometer titania clusters confined inside double-wall carbon nanotubes, ChemSusChem 4, 975–980 (2011)
  • Advanced electron microscopy of metal–support interactions in supported metal catalysts, ChemCatChem 3, 934–948 (2011)
  • Synthesis of Pd nanocrystals enclosed by {100} facets and with sizes <10 nm for application in CO oxidation, Nano Research 4, 83–91 (2011)
  • Facile synthesis of gold nanorice enclosed by high-index facets and their application for CO oxidation, Small 7,  2307–2312 (2011)
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 571Quantum Physics
MSE 571Quantum Physics
NAN 571Quantum Physics
NAN 591Seminar
NAN 593Applied Project
MSE 599Thesis
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
NAN 591Seminar
NAN 593Applied Project
PHY 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
NAN 591Seminar
NAN 593Applied Project
PHY 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 571Quantum Physics
MSE 571Quantum Physics
NAN 571Quantum Physics
NAN 591Seminar
NAN 593Applied Project
MSE 599Thesis
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
NAN 591Seminar
NAN 593Applied Project
PHY 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
NAN 591Seminar
NAN 593Applied Project
PHY 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
NAN 591Seminar
NAN 593Applied Project
MSE 599Thesis
PHY 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
NAN 591Seminar
NAN 593Applied Project
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
NAN 591Seminar
NAN 593Applied Project
PHY 792Research
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 552Electron Microscopy I
NAN 552Electron Microscopy I
PHY 552Electron Microscopy I
NAN 591Seminar
NAN 593Applied Project
PHY 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
NAN 591Seminar
NAN 593Applied Project
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
NAN 591Seminar
NAN 593Applied Project
PHY 792Research
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 584Internship
NAN 591Seminar
NAN 593Applied Project
PHY 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
NAN 591Seminar
NAN 593Applied Project
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
NAN 591Seminar
NAN 593Applied Project
PHY 792Research