Dr. Ruquan Ye obtained his B.Sc in Chemistry from Hong Kong University of
Science and Technology (2012), where he worked on fluorescent molecules under
the supervision of Prof. Ben Zhong Tang. Then he received his Ph.D. in Chemistry
from Rice University (2017) under the supervision of Prof. James M. Tour. During
his graduate study, he developed new methodologies for the synthesis of
nanomaterials and applications in catalysis and photophysics. Afterwards, he
worked as a postdoc associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology with
Prof. Karthish Manthiram on electrochemical CO2 reduction and alcohol oxidation.
He joined the City University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor in 2018.
- The use of laser-induced graphene in
sustainable energy and environment
- The development of electrocatalysts
for water splitting, CO2 reduction and
fuel cell technology
list of publications at Google Scholar)
- J. Su, J.-J. Zhang, J. Chen, Y. Song, L.
Huang, M. Zhu*, B. I. Yakobson, B. Z. Tang,
Building a stable cationic molecule/electrode
interface for highly efficient and durable CO2
reduction Energy & Environmental
Science, ASAP (2020)
- Y. Song, J.-J. Zhang, Z. Zhu, X. Chen, L.
Huang, J. Su, Z. Xu, T. H. Ly, C.-S. Lee, B. I.
Yakobson, B. Z. Tang, R. Ye*
2D covalent organic polymers for
high-performance electrocatalytic carbon dioxide
reduction Appl. Catal. B.,
- J. Tian, Y. Zhang, L. Du, Y. He, X. Jin, S.
Pearce, J.-C. Eloi, R. L. Harniman, D. Alibhai,
R. Ye, D. L. Phillips, I.
self-assembled photocatalytic nanofibers for
visible-light driven hydrogen production,
Nature Chemistry 12, 1150–1156 (2020)
- L. Huang, S. Xu, Z. Wang, K. Xue, J. Su, Y.
Song, S. Chen, C.Zhu*, B. Z. Tang*, R.
Self-Reporting and Photothermal Enhanced Rapid
Bacterial Killing on Laser-Induced Graphene Mask
ACS Nano 14, 12045–12053 (2020)
- L. Huang, J. Su, Y. Song, R. Ye*.
graphene: En route to smart sensing.
Nano-Micro Letters 12:157 (2020)
- L. Huang, L. Ling, J. Su, Y. Song, Z. Wang,
P. Westerhoff, R. Ye*
graphene on wood enables efficient
antibacterial, anti-salt-fouling and
lipophilic-matter-rejection solar evaporation
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12,
- R. Ye*, J. M. Tour*
Graphene at fifteen.
ACS Nano, 13, 10872-10878 (2019)
- M. Zhu, J. Chen, L. Huang, R. Ye*,
J. Xu, Y. Han.
Covalently grafting cobalt porphyrin on carbon
nanotube for efficient CO2
electroreduction. Angewandte Chemie
International Edition, 58, 6595-6599 (2019)
- Z. Wang, P. Zhang, H. Liu, Z. Zhao, L.
Xiong, W. He, R. T. K. Kwok, J. W. Y. Lam,
R. Ye*, B. Z. Tang*.
albumin-responsive AIEgen enables latent
bloodstain visualization in high resolution and
reliability for crime scene investigation.
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11,
- R. Ye, D. James, J. M.
graphene. Accounts of Chemical
Research 51, 1609-1620 (2018)
- R. Ye,* D. James, J. M.
graphene: from Discovery to translation.
Advanced Materials 31, 1803621 (2019)
- Before joining CityU
- M. Zhu,#R. Ye,# K. Jin, N.
Lazouski, K. Manthiram. Elucidating reactivity and mechanism of CO2
electroreduction at highly dispersed cobalt
phthalocyanine. ACS Energy Letters. 3,
- R. Ye, C. Xiang, J. Lin, Z.
Peng, K. Huang, Z. Yan, N. P. Cook, E. L.G.
Samuel, C. Hwang, G. Ruan, G. Ceriotti, A. O.
Raji, A. A. Martí, J. M. Tour.
Coal as an abundant
source of graphene quantum dots.
Nature Communications 6 (2013)
- R. Ye, Y. Chyan, J. Zhang, Y.
Li, X. Han, C. Kittrell, J. M. Tour.
formation on wood. Advanced Materials 29,
- R. Ye, X. Han, D. Kosynkin,
Y. Li, C. Zhang, B. Jiang, A. A. Marti, J. M.
conversion of Teflon into fluorinated nanodiamonds
or fluorinated Graphene. ACS Nano 12,
- R. Ye, Z. Peng, A. Metzger,
J. Lin, J. A. Mann, K. Huang, C. Xiang, X. Fan,
E.L.G. Samuel, L. B. Alemany, A. A. Martí, J. M.
engineering of coal-derived graphene quantum dots.
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7, 7041-7048
- R. Ye, Z. Peng, T. Wang, Y.
Xu, J. Zhang, L. G. Nilewski, J. Lin, J. M. Tour.
In situ formation of
metal oxide nanocrystals embedded in laser-induced
graphene. ACS Nano 9, 9244-9251 (2015)
- R. Ye, P. D. A. Vicente, J.
Arellano-Jimenez, Z. Peng, T. Wang, Y. Li, M. J.
Yacaman, J. M. Tour. High-performance hydrogen evolution from
MoS2(1-x)Px solid solution.
Materials 28, 1427–1432 (2015)
- Y. Chyan,# R. Ye,# Y. Li, S.
Singh, C. Arnusch, J. M. Tour.
by multiple lasing: towards electronics on cloth,
paper and food. ACS Nano, 12, 2176-2183
- R. Ye, R. MendozaCruz, Y. Li,
M. J. Yacaman, B. I. Yakobson, J. M. Tour.
Manganese deception on
graphene. Carbon, 132, 623-631 (2018)