Professor Jimmy Chai Mei YU(余濟美教授)

Emeritus Professor of Chemistry

Research Professor

location Room 236 Science Centre
Phone No. (852) 3943 6268
Fax No. (852) 2603 5057
Email jimyu@cuhk.edu.hk
Research Group Webpage Environmental Chemistry and Nano-materials Laboratory

 

Education

1985 Ph.D. Idaho
1980 B.Sc. St. Martin’s Coll.

 

Position

2015 Chairman, Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Since 2012 Head, United College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Since 2011 Associate Director, Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Since 2002 Professor, Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2000-2010 Director, Environmental Science Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1995-2002 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry,The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1985-1995 Assistant / Associate Professor, University of Central Missouri
1984-1985 Assistant Professor, University of Puget Sound

 

Research Grants

1. Research Grants Council General Research Fund (14305417): Chemical Modification of Highly Crystallized Red Phosphorus for Photocatalysis.
2. Research Grants Council General Research Fund (14308018): Hollow Cadmium Sulfide Structures with Spatially Separated Reduction and Oxidation Surfaces for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution from Water.
3. Research Grants Council General Research Fund (14304019): Surface Engineering of Two-Dimensional Photocatalysts for Nitrogen Fixation.
4. Research Grants Council General Research Fund (14307620): In-Situ Epitaxy of Transition Metal-Phosphide Co-Catalysts on Red Phosphorus for Photocatalytic Overall Water Splitting.

 

Research Interests

1. Preparation and characterization of novel nano-structured materials
2. Environmental applications of photocatalysis

 

Professional Activities

Associate Editor, Journal of Nanoparticle Research
Editorial Advisory Board, Langmuir
Editorial Advisory Board, Advanced Materials Interfaces
Editorial Board, Environmental Chemistry
Editorial Board, Rare Metals
Council Member, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Chang Jiang Scholar Chair Professor, Ministry of Education

 

Representative Publications

1. Zhuofeng Hu, Luyan Yuan, Zhifeng Liu, Zhurui Shen, Jimmy C. Yu,
“An Elemental Phosphorus Photocatalyst with a Record High Hydrogen Evolution Efficiency,”
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2016, 55, 9580-9585. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201603331
2. Zhuofeng Hu, Zhurui Shen, Jimmy C. Yu,
“Converting Carbohydrates to Carbon-Based Photocatalysts for Environmental Treatment,”
Environmental Science and Technology 2017, 51, 7076-7083. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b00118
3. Qiming Sun, Ning Wang, Jihong Yu, Jimmy C. Yu,
“A Hollow Porous CdS Photocatalyst,”
Advanced Materials 2018, 30, 1804368. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201804368
4. Jianhua Yang, Yanzhen Guo, Ruibin Jiang, Feng Qin, Han Zhang, Wenzheng Lu, Jianfang Wang, Jimmy C. Yu,
“High-Efficiency “Working-in-Tandem” Nitrogen Photofixation Achieved by Assembling Plasmonic Gold Nanocrystals on Ultrathin Titania Nanosheets,”
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2018, 140, 8497-8508. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b03537
5. Bo Wang, Kemeng Xiao, Zhifeng Jiang, Jianfang Wang, Jimmy C. Yu, Po Keung Wong,
“Biohybrid Photoheterotrophic Metabolism for Significant Enhancement of Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Pure Microbial Cultures,”
Energy & Environmental Science 2019, 12, 2185-2191. DOI: 10.1039/C9EE00705A
6. Yang Liu, Zhuofeng Hu, Jimmy C. Yu,
“Fe Enhanced Visible-Light-Driven Nitrogen Fixation on BiOBr Nanosheets,”
Chemistry of Materials 2020, 32, 1488−1494. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b04448
7. Jie Li, Guangming Zhan, Jianhua Yang, Fengjiao Quan, Chengliang Mao, Yang Liu, Bo Wang, Fengcai Lei, Lejing Li, Alice W. M. Chan, Liangpang Xu, Yanbiao Shi, Yi Du, Weichang Hao, Po Keung Wong, Jianfang Wang, Shi-Xue Dou, Lizhi Zhang, Jimmy C. Yu,
“Efficient Ammonia Electrosynthesis from Nitrate on Strained Ruthenium Nanoclusters,”
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2020, 142, 7036-7046. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c00418
8. Lejing Li, Zhuofeng Hu, Jimmy C. Yu,
“On-Demand Synthesis of H2O2 by Water Oxidation for Sustainable Resource Production and Organic Pollutant Degradation,”
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2020, 59, in press. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202008031