Yun Hang Hu

Yun Hang Hu


  • Charles and Carroll McArthur Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • PhD, Chemistry, Xiamen University
  • MSc, Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • BSc, Chemistry, Nanchang University

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Graphene for solar energy
  • Dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Photocatalysis
  • Synthesis of novel solid materials and liquid fuels from CO2
  • Hydrogen storage materials
  • Synthesis, structures and properties of nano-structured materials
  • Heterogeneous catalysis for energy and fuels
  • Predictions of material properties


  • Y. H. Hu, "Novel meso-superstructured solar cells (MSSCs) with a high efficiency exceeding 12%", Adv. Mater. 26, 2102(2014).
  • H. Wang, K. Sun, F. Tao, D. J. Stacchiola, Y. H. Hu, "3D honeycomb-like structured graphene and its high efficiency as counter electrode catalysts for dye-sensitized solar cells", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52, 9210(2013).
  • H. Wang, Y. H. Hu, "Graphene as a counter electrode material for dye-sensitized solar cells", Energy Environ. Sci., 5, 8182(2012).
  • Y. H. Hu, "Highly efficient photocatalyst - hydrogenated black TiO2 for solar splitting of water to hydrogen", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51, 12410 (2012).
  • Y. H. Hu, L. Zhang,“Hydrogen Storage in Metal-Organic Frameworks”, Adv. Mater. 22, E117(2010).
  • Y. H. Hu, E. Ruckenstein,“Endohedral complexes of C60-based fullerene cages”, J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 127, 11277(2005).
  • Y. H. Hu, “ER-BOC calculations of crystal bulk properties from smallest-cluster models”, J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 125, 4388(2003).