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)
- R. Ye*, J. M. Tour*.
Graphene at Fifteen,
ACS Nano, In Press (2019)
- M. Zhu, J. Chen, L. Huang, R. Ye*,
J. Xu, Y. Han*,
Covalently Grafted Cobalt Porphyrin on Carbon
Nanotube for Efficient CO 2
Electroreduction, Angewandte Chemie, 58,
- R. Ye,* D. K. James, J. M.
graphene: from discovery to translation.
Advanced Materials, 31, 1803621 (2019)
- R. Ye, D. K. James, J. M.
graphene. Accounts of Chemical Research 51,
- 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, 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, R. MendozaCruz, Y. Li,
M. J. Yacaman, B. I. Yakobson, J. M. Tour.
Manganese deception on
graphene. Carbon, 132, 623-631 (2018)
- 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, Y. Chyan, J. Zhang, Y.
Li, X. Han, C. Kittrell, J. M. Tour.
formation on wood. Advanced Materials 29,
- R. Ye, Y. Liu, Z. Peng, T.
Wang, Y. Xu, B. I. Yakobson, S.-H. Wei and J. M.
Tour. High performance
electrocatalytic reaction of hydrogen and oxygen
on ruthenium nanoclusters. ACS Applied
Materials & Interfaceso 9, 3785-3791 (2017)
- R. Ye, Y. Liu, H. Zhang, H.
Su, L. Xu, R. Hu, R. T. K. Kwok, J. W. Y. Lam, W.
Goddard III, B. Z. Tang.
Non-conventional fluorescent biogenic and
synthetic polymers without aromatic rings.
Polymer Chemistry 8, 1722-1727 (2017)
- 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. Advanced
Materials 28, 1427–1432 (2016)
- 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, 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)
- Z. Li, R. Ye, R. Feng, Y.
Kang, X. Zhu, J. M. Tour, Z. Fang.
Graphene quantum dots
doping of MoS2 monolayers. Advanced
Materials 27, 5235-5240 (2015)
- H. Fei, R. Ye, G. Ye, Y.
Gong, Z. Peng, X. Fan, E.L.G. Samuel, P.M. Ajayan,
J. M. Tour. Boron-and
nitrogen-doped graphene quantum dots/graphene
hybrid nanoplatelets as efficient electrocatalysts
for oxygen reduction. ACS Nano 8