Professor Ye CHEN(陳也教授)

Assistant Professor

location Room G58 Science Centre
location (852) 3943 0409
Research Group Chen Research Group Website











2015-2019 Ph.D. Nanyang Technological University (Supervisor: Prof. Zhang Hua)
2011-2015 B. Eng. (1st Class Hon.) Nanyang Technological University



Since 2020 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2019-2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University


Research Interests

The research interests of my group focus on the wet-chemical synthesis of novel inorganic nanomaterials and their applications in catalysis and clean energy.


Honours and Awards

2018 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, CSC
2012-2014 Member of the MSE Leadership Excellence Program (LEP) (NTU, Singapore)
2013 LEP Overseas Exchange Travel Award (NTU, Singapore)
2012 LEP Award in Excellence of Academic Achievement (NTU, Singapore)
2011-2015 SM3 Undergraduate Scholarship by MOE, Singapore (NTU, Singapore)


Representative Publications

1. Chen, Y.; Fan, Z.; Wang, J.; Ling, C.; Niu, W.; Huang, Z..; Liu, G.; Chen, B.; Lai, Z.; Liu, X.; Li, B.; Zong, Y.; Gu, L.; Wang, J.; Wang, X.; Zhang, H. Ethylene selectivity in electrocatalytic CO2 reduction on Cu nanomaterials: a crystal phase-dependent study, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 12760-12766.
2. Fan, Z.; Bosman, Z.; Huang, Z.; Chen, Y. (co-first); Ling, C.; Wu, L.; Akimov, Y.; Laskowski, R.; Chen, B.; Ercius, P.; Zhang, J.; Qi, X.; Goh, M.H.; Ge, Y.; Zhang, Z.; Niu, W.; Wang, J.; Zheng, H.; Zhang, H. Heterophase fcc-2H-fcc gold nanorods, Nat. Commun. 2020, 11, 3293.
3. Chen, Y.; Lai, Z.; Zhang, X.; Fan, Z.; He, Q.; Tan, C.; Zhang, H. Phase engineering of nanomaterials, Nat. Rev. Chem. 2020, 4, 243-256.
4. Chen, Y.; Fan, Z.; Zhang, Z.; Niu, W.; Li, C.; Yang, N.; Chen B.; Zhang, H. Two-dimensional metal nanomaterials: synthesis, properties, and applications, Chem. Rev. 2018, 118, 6409-6455.
5. Fan, Z.; Huang, X.; Chen, Y.; Huang, W.; Zhang H. Facile synthesis of gold nanomaterials with unusual crystal structures. Nat. Protoc. 2017, 12, 2367-2378.
6. Chen, Y.; Fan, Z.; Luo, Z.; Liu, X.; Lai, Z.; Li, B.; Zong, Y.; Gu, L.; Zhang, H. High‐yield synthesis of crystal-phase-heterostructured 4H/fcc Au@Pd core-shell nanorods for electrocatalytic ethanol oxidation, Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1701331.
7. Fan, Z.; Chen, Y. (co-first); Zhu, Y.; Wang, J.; Li, B.; Zong, Y.; Han, Y.; Zhang, H. Epitaxial growth of unusual 4H hexagonal Ir, Rh, Os, Ru and Cu nanostructures on 4H Au nanoribbons, Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 795-799.
8. Lai, Z.; Chen, Y. (co-first); Tan, C.; Zhang, X.; Zhang H. Self-assembly of two-dimensional nanosheets into one-dimensional nanostructures, Chem, 2016, 1, 59-77.
9. Li, B.; Chen, Y. (co-first); Ge, X.; Chai, J.; Zhang, X.; Hor, T.; Du, G.; Liu*, Z.; Zhang H. Mussel-inspired one-pot synthesis of transition metal and nitrogen Co-doped carbon (M/N–C) as efficient oxygen catalysts for Zn-air batteries, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 5067-5075.