Meet & Greet: 10:30am - 10:50am
Seminar Presentation: 11:00am – Noon
Electronic and related properties of semiconductor photocatalysts
Photocatalysis has attracted continuous interests due to its potential applications in solving energy and environmental problems since the first demonstration of the water splitting on a TiO2 electrode under UV light irradiation in 1970s. With persistent efforts over the last forty years, significant progress has been made with the assistance of both nanotechnology and advanced characterization methods. However the poor efficiency still fails to meet the requirement of practical applications. In this seminar, I will give a talk about some of our recent works on the properties and mechanism of high-performance semiconductor photocatalysts such as plasmonic photocatalysts and spontaneously polarized photocatalysts.
Dr. Ying Dai currently serves as the Deputy Dean of the School of Physics at Shandong University. She received her bachelor degree in Physics and Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry from Shandong University. She was a postdoctoral research fellow during 1998-2000 at Peking University. She has been a professor in School of Physics, Shandong University since 2003. In recent years, her research group is interested in studying electronic structures, spintronics structures, and related properties of semiconductors such as photocatalysts, 2D monolayer materials and topological insulators. So far, more than 200 papers have been published in peer-reviewed journals including Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., J. Am. Chem. Soc., ACS Nano., Chem. Mater., Chem. Commun., J. Mater. Chem., Phy. Rev. B., Appl. Phy. Lett., J. Phys. Chem. (Lett, A, B, C), ACS Appl. Mater. Interf., PhysChemChemPhys., Langmuir, Scientific Reports , and Nanoscale etc.