Jingjie Wu

Jingjie Wu

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

University of Cincinnati
2901 Woodside Drive
578 ERC
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221
Email jingjie.wu@uc.edu


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)

Research and Practice Interests

Electro-/-photo-/thermo-chemical conversion of CO2 into commodity chemicals or liquid fuels;

Modular/distributed electrosynthesis of polymers from CO2 and biomass feedstocks.

Atomic-scale material synthesis and application in energy conversion, corrosion protection, and water desalination.

Positions and Work Experience

08-2017 -To Present Assistant professor, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati,

05-2014 -07-2017 Postdoc fellow, Rice University, Houston

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

Grant: #CBET-2033343 Investigators:Weidner, John; Wu, Jingjie 01-01-2021 -12-31-2023 National Science Foundation Selective Ethylene Production from Carbon Dioxide Electroreduction via Gas Diffusion Electrode Engineering Role:PI $449,003.00 Active Level:National

Grant: #330224-01/DE-FE0031919 Investigators:Wu, Jingjie 09-01-2020 -08-31-2022 Department of Energy High-Efficiency Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 to Ethylene Role:PI $450,000.00 Active Level:National

Grant: #Sub# 330249-02 / DE-EE0009421 Investigators:Wu, Jingjie 06-01-2021 -05-31-2024 Department of Energy Modular Reactors for Capture and Electrohydro-Conversion of CO2 in Various Industrial Processes to Value-Added Chemicals Role:PI 147357.00 Awarded Level:Federal


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, 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

Tianyu Zhang, Zhengyuan Li, Jianfang Zhang, Jingjie Wu (2020. ) Enhance CO2-to-C2+ products yield through spatial management of CO transport in Cu/ZnO tandem electrodes .Journal of Catalysis, , 387 ,163-169

Xiaojie She, Tianyu Zhang, Zhengyuan Li, Huaming Li, Hui Xu, Jingjie Wu (2020. ) Tandem Electrodes for Carbon Dioxide Reduction into C2+ Products at Simultaneously High Production Efficiency and Rate .Cell Reports Physical Science, , 1 ,100051

Xiao-Chen Liu, Shuyang Zhao, Xueping Sun, Liangzi Deng, Xiaolong Zou, Youcheng Hu, Yun-Xiao Wang, Ching-Wu Chu, Jia Li, Jingjie Wu, Fu-Sheng Ke, Pulickel M Ajayan (2020. ) Spontaneous self-intercalation of copper atoms into transition metal dichalcogenides .Science Advances, , 6 (7 ) ,eaay4092

Jianfang Zhang, Yujing Tian, Tianyu Zhang, Zhengyuan Li, Xiaojie She, Yucheng Wu, Yan Wang, Jingjie Wu (2020. ) Confinement of intermediates in blue TiO2 nanotube arrays boosts reaction rate of nitrogen electrocatalysis .ChemCatChem, , 12 ,2760

Hui Xu, Xiaojie She, Ting Fei, Yanhua Song, Daobin Liu, Hongping Li, Xiaofei Yang, Jinman Yang, Huaming Li, Li Song, Pulickel M. Ajayan, Jingjie Wu (2019. ) Metal-Oxide-Mediated Subtractive Manufacturing of Two-Dimensional Carbon Nitride for High-Efficiency and High-Yield Photocatalytic H2 Evolution .ACS Nano, , 13 ,11294-11302

Zhengyuan Li, Ram Manohar Yadav, Linping Sun, Tianyu Zhang, Jianfang Zhang, Pulickel M Ajayan, Jingjie Wu (2020. ) CuO/ZnO/C electrocatalysts for CO2-to-C2+ products conversion with high yield: On the effect of geometric structure and composition .Applied Catalysis A: General, , 606 ,117829

Jingjie Wu, Tiva Sharifi, Ying Gao, Tianyu Zhang, Pulickel M. Ajayan (2018. ) Emerging Carbon‐Based Heterogeneous Catalysts for Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide into Value‐Added Chemicals .Advanced Materials, , 31 ,1804257

Mengmeng Fan, Juan D. Jimenez, Sharmila N. Shirodkar, Jingjie Wu, Shuangming Chen, Li Song, Michael M. Royko, Junjie Zhang, Hua Guo, Jiewu Cui, Kuichang Zuo, Weipeng WangChenhao ZhangFanshu YuanRobert VajtaiJieshu Qian, Jiazhi Yang, Boris I. Yakobson, James M. Tour, Jochen Lauterbach, Dongping Sun, Pulickel M. Ajayan (2019. ) Atomic Ru Immobilized on Porous h-BN through Simple Vacuum Filtration for Highly Active and Selective CO2 Methanation .ACS Catalysis, , 9 ,10077-10086


Invited Presentations

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

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

Jingjie Wu (10-2019. ) Developing Carbon Catalysts for Selective Electro-reduction of Carbon Dioxide into Target Products .236th ECS Meeting, Atlanta.

Jingjie Wu (10-2017. ) Atomic Carbon based Electrocatalysts for CO2 Reduction .232nd ECS meeting, National Harbor.

Jingjie Wu (10-2019. ) Tandem Catalytic Electro-Reduction of Carbon Dioxide into Ethylene at Industrial Scale .236th ECS Meeting, Atlanta.

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