Jiao Group

Current Group

Group Photo

Group Picture, January 2018. From left to right: Hongjie Tang, Wenlei Zhu, Brian Ko, Emily Jeng, Jingjing Lyu, Matthew Jouny, Wesley Luc, and Feng Jiao.

Feng Jiao

Feng Jiao

Principal Investigator
Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Mail Address: 150 Academy Street, Newark DE 19716 (USA)
E-mail: jiao@udel.edu
Office: 331 CLB
Phone: (302)831-3679
Fax: (302)831-1048
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My research interests include nanomaterials, electrochemistry, and photochemistry. More specifically, my research group is working on: (1) synthesis and characterization of nanoporous materials; (2) electrochemical reactor design and engineering; (3) fundamental electrocatalysis and photocatalysis.

Wenlei Zhu

Wenlei Zhu

Postdoctoral Researcher
Email: wzhu@udel.edu

I graduated from Brown University with a Ph.D. Degree in Chemistry. Then, I worked for Washington University in St Louis as a postdoc associate. Now my research interests include precise nanoparticle synthesis and developing CO2 reduction system with high efficiency and activity towards alcohol.

Hongjie Tang

Hongjie Tang

Postdoctoral Researcher
Email: htang@udel.edu

I completed my PhD study on materials science at Institute of Process Engineering (Chinese Academy of Sciences) on material science at 2015. After that, I work as a postdoc researcher in University of California, Riverside for 2 years on bio-inspired synthesis of multi-functional composite materials for advanced energy and environmental applications. Now I am working with Dr. Jiao, Dr. Xu and Dr. Yan in University of Delaware mainly focused on developing advanced electrocatalysts and reactor design for electrochemical nitrate reduction for environmental remediation.

Wesley Luc

Wesley Luc

Graduate Student
Email: wluc@udel.edu

I completed my undergraduate studies at University of California, San Diego in 2012 with a BS degree in chemical engineering. The following year, I earned my MS degree with a research focus on thermochemical hydrogen production. Now I am pursuing my PhD degree at University of Delaware with a focus on developing CO2 reduction electrocatalysts for liquid fuel production and for advanced oxygen recovery systems for prolonged deep space missions.

Matthew Jouny

Matthew Jouny

Graduate Student
Email: jounym@udel.edu

I graduated from Lafayette College in 2015 with a BS in chemical engineering and a BA in mathematics. I am currently pursuing my PhD in chemical engineering at the University of Delaware. My research interests include energy storage and developing electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction.

Emily Jeng

Emily Jeng

Graduate Student
Email: ecjeng@udel.edu

I graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in chemical engineering in 2016. I am currently pursuing my PhD in chemical engineering at the University of Delaware with Dr. Jiao's group, with the intent of focusing on materials for electrocatalysis and CO2 reduction for oxygen recovery purposes.

Byung Hee (Brian) Ko

Byung Hee Ko

Graduate Student
Email: bhko@udel.edu

I received my B.S. degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering at Cornell University in 2017. I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the University of Delaware with research interest in CO2 reduction.

Jingjing Lyu

Jingjing Lyu

Visiting Graduate Student
Email: jinglyu@udel.edu

I am a PhD student in Nanjing University (China). Now I am undergoing an international visiting PhD program for 18 months under the supervision of Dr. Jiao at University of Delaware. My research mainly focuses on the synthesis of advanced nanomaterials and their applications in electrocatalysis.

Current Undergraduate Assistants

    Sarah Elizabeth DiBenedetto
    Zachary LaDuca

High School Researchers

    • Edward Bao - Wilmington Charter (Summer 2012-2013)

Former Members

  • Andrew Craft, M.Ch.E., Summer 2017.
  • Jonathan Rosen, Ph.D., Spring 2016, ExxonMobil
  • Dr. Qi Lu, Postdoc Fellow, Spring 2016, Faculty at Tsinghua University
  • Yan Zhang, M.Ch.E., Fall 2015, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Gregory Hutchings, Ph.D., Fall 2015, Yale University
  • Bryan Yonemoto, Ph.D., Summer 2015, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Seif Yusuf, M.Ch.E., Fall 2012, Ph.D. candidate at NCSU