Jiao Group


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Feng Jiao

Feng Jiao
Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Associate Director, Center for Catalytic Science & Technology E-mail: jiao@udel.edu
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Research Overview

The Jiao group develops novel electrochemical devices for solving critical issues in energy storage and sustainable chemical production. Currently, the group is focusing on two major research topics: (1) Electrochemical systems for carbon utilization. The team is developing high-rate carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide electrolysis processes with orders of magnitude higher current densities than conventional batch systems through innovative catalyst design and electrode-electrolyte interface engineering. (2) Nanostructured materials for energy applications. The team is investigating novel synthetic methods to prepare nanostructured materials with morphologies and compositions that cannot be accessed using existing approaches. The newly synthesized nanomaterials may exhibit unique properties as electrocatalysts and electrode materials.Breakthrough in these directions may help us address global climate changes by providing clean, sustainable, and environmentally friendly fuel and chemical supplies.

Recent News

2019-05-16: Our work was highlighted as a cover story in Nature Catalysis!


It looks awesome!

2019-04-08: 2D Cu nanosheets show superior properties in converting carbon monoxide to acetate!


We recently showed a two-dimensional Cu nanosheet can electrochemically convert carbon monoxide into acetate with a selectivity as high as 48%. This is a collaborative work together with Prof. Yijin Kang and Prof. Yuanyue Liu. The full article can be found at here. We also wrote a blog article regarding this study.

2019-04-06: Matt Jouny won the 2019 Kokes Award!

Congratulations, Matt. Look forward to your presentation at NAM26 in Chicago!

2018-08-21: Carbon monoxide electrolysis at high current densities!


We recently report a high-performance CO flow electrolyser with a well controlled electrode–electrolyte interface that can reach total current densities of up to 1 A cm–2, together with improved C2+ selectivities. A news story regarding this project can be found here. Our work is selected as the journal cover for the October issue and here is the link to full article.

2018-04-11: Dr. Jiao testified before a senate committee!


Dr. Jiao was invited by U.S. Senator John Barrasso and Senator Tom Carper to testify before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on April 11, 2018. The purpose of this hearing is to examine S. 2602, the Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies Act (or USE IT Act). The bill covers important research and investments on carbon capture and utilization technologies, including direct air capture, carbon utilization, and infrastructure. A full record of this hearing can be found at HERE. Link to the UDaily story.