Jingjie Wu

Jingjie Wu

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Engineering Research Cntr


CEAS - Chemical Eng - 0012

University of Cincinnati
2901 Woodside Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221


Ph.D., University of South Carolina Columbia, 2014 (Chemical Engineering)

M.S., Wuhan University of Technology Wuhan, 2009 (Materials Science and Engineering)

B.S., Wuhan University of Technology Wuhan, 2006 (Materials Science and Engineering)

Positions and Work Experience

08-2018 -To Present Assistant professor, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati,

Research and Practice Interests

  • Develop catalysts based on atomic-scale design for conversion of abundant feedstocks like C1 molecules (e.g. CO2, CO, CH4, and CH3OH), N2, and light alkanes into value-added chemicals or fuels.
  • Enhance the fundamental understanding of electronic and geometric structure-catalysis relationship.
  • Design and fabrication of nano/micro-scale stretchable energy storage devices for powering nano-bioelectronics and microelectronics. 
  • Two dimensional material synthesis and application in corrosion protection, water desalination, and optoelectronics.

Research Support

Grant: #Wu – URC research cost award March 2018 Investigators:Wu, Jingjie 05-01-2018 -06-30-2019 UC's University Research Council Wu URC Faculty Reserach Cost Support Awards 2018 Role:PI $7,500.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Grant: #ORAU 2018 Investigators:Wu, Jingjie 06-01-2018 -05-31-2019 Oak Ridge Associated Universities Developing the Design Principe of Layered Perovskites Catalysts for Chemical Synthesis Role:PI $5,000.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #URS Wu New Faculty Development Award – 2017/18 Investigators:Wu, Jingjie 06-01-2018 -06-30-2019 UC's Research Support URS Wu New Faculty Development Award – 2017/18 Role:PI $2,500.00 Active Level:Internal UC

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: #R40211 Investigators:Tu, Maobing; Wu, Jingjie 07-01-2019 -12-31-2020 UC's Collaborative Research Advancement Grant Program - Track 1: Pilot Teams Modular and Scalable CO2-to-Solar Liquid Fuels Production Role:PI $25,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC


Peer Reviewed Publications

J. Wu, S. Ma, J. Sun, J. I. Gold, C. Tiwary, N. Chopra, I. N. Odeh, R. Vajtai1, A. Z. Yu, R. Luo, J. Lou, G. Ding, P. J. A. Kenis, P. M. Ajayan (2016. )A Metal-Free Electrocatalyst for Carbon Dioxide Reduction to Multi-Carbon Hydrocarbons and Oxygenates .Nature Communications, ,7 ,13869

Y. Liu†, J. Wu†, K. P Hackenberg†, J. Zhang, Y M. Wang, Y. Yang, K. Keyshar, J. Gu, T. Ogitsu, R. Vajtai, J. Lou, P. M Ajayan, B. C. Wood, B. I Yakobson (2017. )Self-optimizing layered hydrogen evolution catalyst with high basal-plane activity .Nature Energy, ,6 ,17127

J. Wu†, M. Liu†, P. P Sharma, R. Manohar Yadav, L. Ma, Y. Yang, X. Zou, X. D. Zhou, R. Vajtai, B. I Yakobson, J. Lou, P. M Ajayan (2015. )Incorporation of Nitrogen Defects for Efficient Reduction of CO2 via Two-Electron Pathway on Three-Dimensional Graphene Foam .Nano Letters, ,16 ,466

J. Wu, R. Manohar Yadav, M. Liu, P. P. Sharma, C. Sekhar Tiwary, L. Ma, X. Zou, X. D. Zhou, B. I Yakobson, J. Lou, P. M Ajayan (2015. )Achieving Highly Efficient, Selective and Stable CO2 Reduction on Nitrogen Doped Carbon Nanotubes .ACS Nano, ,9 ,5364

X. She†, J. Wu†, H. Xu, J. Zhong, Y. Wang, Y. Song, K. Nie, Y. Liu, Y. Yang, M. F. Rodrigues, R. Vajtai, J. Lou, D. Du, H. Li 1and P. M. Ajayan (2017. )Promoting Quantum Efficiency of Visible Light Photocatalytic Water Splitting over alpha-Fe2O3 Nanosheet/2D g-C3N4 Z-Scheme Structure .Advanced Energy Materials, ,7 , 1700025

J. Wu, M. F. Rodrigues, R. Vajtai and P. M. Ajayan (2016. )Tuning Electrochemical Reactivity of Boron and Nitrogen Substituted Graphene .Advanced Materials, ,28 ,6239

J. Wu, S. G. Sun, X. D. Zhou (2016. )Origin of the Performance Degradation and Implementation of Stable Tin Electrodes for the Conversion of CO2 to Fuels .Nano Energy, ,27 ,225

J. Shen, J. Wu, M. Wang, Y. Ge, P. Dong, R. Baines, G. Brunetto, L. D. Machado, P. M. Ajayan, M. Ye (2016. )Insight into In Situ Amphiphilic Functionalization of Few-Layered Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Nanosheets .Advanced Materials, ,28 ,8469

J. Wu†, C. Wen†, X. Zou, N. Chopra, I. Odeh, J. Lauterbach, P. M. Ajayan (2017. )Carbon Dioxide Hydrogenation over a Metal-Free Carbon Based Catalyst .ACS Catalysis, ,7 ,4497

J. Yuan†, J. Wu†, W. Hardy, P. Loya, M. Lou, Y. Yang, S. Najmaei, M. Jiang, F. Qin, K. Keyshar, H. Ji, W. Gao, J. Bao, J. Kono, D. Natelson, P. M Ajayan, J. Lou (2015. )Facile Synthesis of Single Crystal Vanadium Disulfide Nanosheets by Chemical Vapor Deposition for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution Reaction .Advanced Materials , ,27 ,5605

P. P Sharma†, J. Wu†, R. Manohar Yadav†, M. Liu, C. J Wright, C. S. Tiwary, B. I Yakobson, J. Lou, P. M Ajayan, X. D. Zhou (2015. )Nitrogen‐Doped Carbon Nanotube Arrays for High‐Efficiency Electrochemical Reduction of CO2: On the Understanding of Defects, Defect Density, and Selectivity .Angewandte Chemie, ,127 ,13905


Invited Presentations

J.Wu (11-2016. )Heterogeneous catalysis of renewable fuels synthesis on low-dimensional materials .University of South Carolina, Columbia. Level:University

J.Wu (05-2015. )Two-Dimensional Materials for Electrochemical Synthesis of Fuels .227th ECS meeting, Chicago. Level:International

Post Graduate Training and Education

02-2014-08-2017 Postdoc Fellow, Rice University, ,Houston

Professional Affiliation

2010 -To Present: member of ECS, AIChE, ACS and MRS

Patents and Inventions

USSN 14/951,885 Self-improving electrocatalysts for gas evolution reactions Awarded

USSN 62/334,825 Metal-free catalysts for converting carbon dioxide into hydrocarbons and oxygenates

USSN 62/380,902 A scalable and cost-effective synthesis method for pristine two-dimensional materials

USSN 62/390,102 Methods and application of polymer composites incorporating high-aspect ratio and atomically-thin 2D materials

Contact Information

Academic - University of Cincinnati
2901 Woodside Drive
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221