Yujie Sun

Yujie Sun

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Rieveschl 722
Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221
Phone 513-556-0227
Email yujie.sun@uc.edu

Professional Summary

Group page: www.yujiesun.org

Yujie Sun (孙宇杰) received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Fudan University in 2005. He then pursued graduate studies in inorganic photochemistry with Prof. Claudia Turro at The Ohio State University and obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2010. Subsequently, he joined the group of Prof. Christopher J. Chang at the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a postdoctoral scholar, working on renewable energy catalysis. Yujie started his independent career as an assistant professor at Utah State University in 2013 and moved to the University of Cincinnati as an associate professor in 2018. His group is interested in developing and understanding inexpensive materials and complexes for energy catalysis and biomedical applications.

Education

Ph.D.: The Ohio State University Columbus, OH, 2010 (Inorganic Chemistry)

B.S.: Fudan University Shanghai, China, 2005 (Chemistry)

Research and Practice Interests

The overall theme of our laboratory is to use our expertise in coordination chemistry, materials science, electrochemistry, and photochemistry to address two frontier challenges: energy and health. Our programs are highly multidisciplinary. Students will be trained in a broad set of skills and inspired to become critical-thinking scientists with a passion on solving urgent problems from a fundamental science perspective.

Positions and Work Experience

08-2013 -06-2018 Assistant Professor, Utah State University, Logan, UT

08-2018 - Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Research Support

Grant: #CHE-1653978 Investigators:Yujie Sun 01-01-2017 -12-31-2021 National Science Foundation CAREER: SusChEM: Electrocatalytic valorization of biomass intermediates via 1st-row transition metal electrocatalysts Role:PI $592,791 Active Type:Grant

Investigators:Yujie Sun 07-01-2017 -06-30-2022 Herman Frasch Foundation Ammonium production from dinitrogen reduction via inexpensive electrocatalysts Role:PI $250,000 Active Type:Grant

Investigators:Yujie Sun 06-01-2015 -05-31-2016 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award Earth-abundant metal sulfides and phosphides as Janus water splitting catalysts Role:PI $10,000 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Tianbiao Liu, Yujie Sun 12-01-2015 -06-30-2016 USTAR MiniGrant Program, State of Utah Low cost and benign aqueous redox flow batteries (ARFBs) for electrochemical energy storage (EES) Role:Co-PI $12,481 (total $99,850) Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Yujie Sun 04-01-2018 -12-31-2019 UTAG, USTAR, State of Utah Developing competent and low-cost hydrogen fuel cells Role:PI $249,579 Completed Type:Grant

Grant: #Frasch Fund for Chemical Research Grant in Agricultural Chemistry Investigators:Sun, Yujie 10-22-2018 -06-30-2022 Herman Frasch Foundation for Chemical Research Yujie Sun Frasch award Role:PI $78,893.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #CHE-1914546 Investigators:Sun, Yujie 09-01-2018 -12-31-2021 National Science Foundation CAREER: SusChEM: Electrocatalytic Valorization of Biomass Intermediates via 1st-Row Transition Metal Electrocatalysts - Transfer from UTAH Role:PI $505,971.00 Active Type:Grant

Grant: #R40205 Investigators:Sun, Yujie; Watzman, Sarah; Wu, Jingjie 07-01-2019 -12-31-2020 UC's Collaborative Research Advancement Grant Program - Track 1: Pilot Teams Magneto-electrocatalysis for renewable energy applications Role:Collaborator $25,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Grant: #CHE-2102220 Investigators:Sun, Yujie 09-01-2021 -08-31-2024 National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: Electrocatalytic Synthesis of Heterocycles from Biomass-Derived Furanics via Immobilized 1st-Row Transition Metal Catalysts Role:PI 398459.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #CHE-1955358 Investigators:Sun, Yujie 09-01-2020 -08-31-2023 National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: Photocatalytic Ketyl and Amino Radicals-Initiated C-C Bond Formation via Semiconductor-Based Photocatalysts Role:PI $115,923.00 Active

Abbreviated Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Liu, X.; Leong, D.; Sun, Y. "Production of valuable biopolymer precursors from fructose" Green Chem., 2020, 22, 6531-6539.

Han, G.; Sun, Y. "Visible-light-driven organic transformations on semiconductors" Mater. Today Phys., 2021, 16, 100297.

Du, L.; Sun, Y.; You, B. "Hybrid water electrolysis: Replacing oxygen evolution reaction for energy-efficient hydrogen production and beyond" Mater. Rep. Energy, 2021, 1, 100004.

Han, C.; Han, G.; Yao, S.; Yuan, L.; Liu, X.; Cao, Z.; Mannodi-Kanakkithodi, A.; Sun, Y. "Defective ultrathin ZnIn2S4 for photoreductive deuteration of carbonyls using D2O as the deuterium source", Adv. Sci., 2021, DOI:10.1002/advs.202103408.
 
Mason, J. B.; Sun, Y. "Microwave-assisted production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural from glucose" ChemistrySelect, 2021, 6, 10582-10586.
 
Song, F.; Zhang, T.; Qian, Y.; Shaw, J.; Chen, S.; Chen, G.; Sun, Y.; Rao, Y. "Multifunctional electrocatalysts of nickel boride nanoparticles for superior hydrogen oxidation and water splitting" Mater. Today Energy 2021, 22, 100846.
 
Liu, X.; Li, B.; Han, G.; Liu, X.; Cao, Z.; Jiang, D.; Sun, Y. "Electrocatalytic synthesis of heterocycles from biomass-derived furfuryl alcohols" Nature Commun., 2021, 12, 1868.
 
Shang, X.; Liu, X.; Sun, Y. "Flexible on-site halogenation paired with hydrogenation using halide electrolysis" Green Chem., 2021, 23, 2037-2043.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Yang, Yang; Sun, Xiaodong; Han, Guanqun; Liu, Xi; Zhang, Xiangyu; Sun, Yongfang; Zhang, Min; Cao, Zhi; Sun, Yujie (2019. ) Enhanced Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Oxidation on Ni/NiO/C Derived from a Nickel-Based Metalâ??Organic Framework .Angewandte Chemie International Edition, , 58 (31 ) ,10644-10649

Han, Guanqun; Yan, Tao; Zhang, Wei; Zhang, Yi C.; Lee, David Y.; Cao, Zhi; Sun, Yujie (2019. ) Highly Selective Photocatalytic Valorization of Lignin Model Compounds Using Ultrathin Metal/CdS .ACS Catalysis, , 9 (12 ) ,11341-11349

Song, Fuzhan; Li, Wei; Yang, Jiaqi; Han, Guanqun; Yan, Tao; Liu, Xi; Rao, Yi; Liao, Peilin; Cao, Zhi; Sun, Yujie (2019. ) Interfacial Sites between Cobalt Nitride and Cobalt Act as Bifunctional Catalysts for Hydrogen Electrochemistry .ACS Energy Letters, , 4 (7 ) ,1594-1601

Yan, Kaili; Sheng, Meili; Sun, Xiaodong; Song, Chang; Cao, Zhi; Sun, Yujie (2019. ) Microwave Synthesis of Ultrathin Nickel Hydroxide Nanosheets with Iron Incorporation for Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation .ACS Applied Energy Materials, , 2 (3 ) ,1961-1968

Han, Guanqun; Sun, Yujie (2019. ) One catalyst, two fuels .Nature Energy, , 4 (7 ) ,532-533

Liu, Xuan; Chi, Jingqi; Dong, Bin; Sun, Yujie (2019. ) Recent Progress in Decoupled H2 and O2 Production from Electrolytic Water Splitting .ChemElectroChem, , 6 (8 ) ,2157-2166

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Yujie Sun (2012. ) Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech & Nano-Bionics. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2012. ) East Lake International Forum on Frontiers of Science and Technology for Outstanding Overseas Young Scholars, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2012. ) Workshop on Materials Chemistry for Energy, Peking University, China. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2012. ) University of Science & Technology of China, China. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2013. ) Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2013. ) Bowling Green State University. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2013. ) Utah State University. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2013. ) Utah Valley University. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2014. ) Brigham Young University – Idaho. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2015. ) Idaho State University. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2016. ) Utah State University. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2016. ) University of California, Riverside. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2016. ) Washington State University. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2017. ) Dixie State University. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2017. ) Temple University. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2017. ) Shandong University. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2017. ) East China University of Science and Technology. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2017. ) Jiangsu University. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2017. ) China University of Petroleum (East), Qingdao. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2017. ) Tianjin University. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2017. ) Nankai University. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2017. ) Qinghai Institute of Salt Lakes, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2017. ) University of Miami. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2017. ) University of Cincinnati.

Yujie Sun (2017. ) University of California, Berkeley. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2018. ) University of Alabama. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2018. ) University of New Mexico. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2018. ) Iowa State University. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2018. ) Southern Methodist University. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2018. ) University of Delaware. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2018. ) University of California, Davis. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2018. ) Boston College. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2018. ) Boston University. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2018. ) University of New Hampshire. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2018. ) Wayne State University. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2018. ) University of Michigan. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2018. ) Caltech. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2018. ) University of British Columbia. Other Institution. .

Yujie Sun (2019. ) Carnegie Mellon University. Other Institution. . Level:University

Poster Presentations

Yujie Sun (2014. ) Gordon Research Conference: Electrodeposition, Biddeford, ME. . Level:International

Yujie Sun (2016. ) Gordon Research Conference: Electrochemistry, Ventura, CA. . Level:International

Colloquium

Yujie Sun (2010). 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA. Conference. Level:International

Yujie Sun (2012). Gordon Research Conference: Photosynthesis, Davidson College, NC. Conference. Level:International

Yujie Sun (2015). 249th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Denver, CO. Conference. Level:International

Yujie Sun (2015). 70th ACS Northwest Regional Meeting, Pocatello, ID. Conference. Level:National

Yujie Sun (2015). 67th SERMACS, ACS Southeastern Regional Meeting, Memphis, TN. Conference. Level:National

Yujie Sun (2016). 251st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, PA. Conference. Level:International

Yujie Sun (2017). 253rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA. Conference. Level:International

Yujie Sun (2017). Telluride Workshop: Computational Materials Chemistry, Telluride, CO. Professional Meeting. Level:International

Yujie Sun (2017). Gordon Research Conference: Photochemistry, Lewiston, ME. Conference. Level:International

Yujie Sun (2017). 232nd National Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, National Harbor, MD. Conference. Level:International

Yujie Sun (2018). 255th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA. Conference. Level:International

Honors and Awards

2017 -2022 National Science Foundation CAREER Award Status:Recipient Level:National

2016 Emerging Investigator Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, Royal Society of Chemistry Status:Recipient Level:International Type:Non-Monetary

2015 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award Oak Ridge Associated Universities Status:Recipient Level:National

2015 -2016 Utah Governor’s Energy Leadership Scholar (Supervisor) State of Utah Status:Recipient Level:State

2014 -2015 Utah Governor’s Energy Leadership Scholar (Supervisor) State of Utah Status:Recipient Level:State

2010 Student Travel Award Division of Inorganic Chemistry, American Chemical Society Status:Recipient Level:National

2010 1st Career Development Grant The Ohio State University Status:Recipient Level:University

Student Advising

Nan Jiang (Doctoral ) Supervisor Status:Completed 2018

Meili Sheng (Master ) Supervisor Status:Completed 2016

Xuan Liu (Doctoral ) Supervisor Status:In Progress

Guanqun Han (Doctoral ) Supervisor Status:In Progress

Kaili Yan (Doctoral ) Supervisor Status:In Progress

Brett Mason (Doctoral ) Supervisor Status:In Progress

Rohesh Silva (Doctoral ) Supervisor Status:In Progress

Bo You (Postdoctoral ) Supervisor Status:Completed 2016

Wei Li (Postdoctoral ) Supervisor Status:Completed 2018

Fuzhan Song (Postdoctoral ) Supervisor Status:In Progress

Kui Li (Postdoctoral ) Supervisor Status:In Progress

Yang Yang (Postdoctoral ) Supervisor Status:In Progress

Service

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Utah State University (NMR/EPR Users ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2013 -2018

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Utah State University (Capital Expenditures/Resources ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2013 -2014

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Utah State University (Graduate Studies ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2014 -2018

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Utah State University (Inorganic Faculty Search ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2014 -2015

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Utah State University (NMR/EPR Manager Search ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2014 -2015

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Utah State University (Curriculum/Assessment ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2015 -2018

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Utah State University (Graduate Student Recruiting ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2017 -2018

Utah State University (Microscopy Imaging Center Faculty Advisory Board ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 2016 -2018

Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati (Executive Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2018

Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati (Graduate Admissions ) Committee Member Type:Development Service Level:Department 2018

(Sustainability Faculty Search Committee ) Committee Chair Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2019 -2020

Spring 2019 ACS National Meeting (symposium “Applied Electrocatalysis for Renewable Energy & Synthesis” in the Division of Energy and Fuels ) Co-Chair Type:Community Service Level:International 2019 -2019

Post Graduate Training and Education

2010-2013 Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, , Berkeley, CA

Professional Affiliation

2006: Member American Chemical Society

2010: Member Inter-American Photochemical Society

2014: Member Electrochemical Society

Courses Taught

Green Chemistry and Sustainability Level:Undergraduate

Advanced Electrocatalysis and Photocatalysis Level:Graduate

-CHEM-4020 INORG CHEM LECTURE Level:Undergraduate

Contact Information

Academic - Rieveschl 722
Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221
Phone: 513-556-0227
yujie.sun@uc.edu