Research Highlights

  • Mingpeng Chen, Bing Ji, Ziyi Dai, Xinyu Du, Bingchen He, Ge Chen, Dong Liu, Shi Chen, Kin Ho Lo, Shuangpeng Wang*, Bingpu Zhou* and Hui Pan*, Vertically-aligned 1T/2H-MS2 (M= Mo, W) nanosheets for surface-enhanced Raman scattering with long-term stability and large-scale uniformity. Appl. Surf. Sci. 527, 146769 (2020).

  • Di Liu, Haoqiang Ai, Wan Tong Lou, Feifei Li, Kin Ho Lo, Shuang-Peng Wang* and Hui Pan*, Substrate Strain Engineering: an efficient strategy to enhance the catalytic activity of SACs on waved graphene for e-NRR, Sustainable Energy & Fuels 4, 3773 – 3779 (2020).

  • Haoqiang Ai, Youchao Kong, Di Liu, Feifei Li, Jiazhong Geng, Shuang-Peng Wang, Kin Ho Lo* and Hui Pan*, 1T‴ Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides: Strong Bulk Photovoltaic Effect for Enhanced Solar-Power Harvesting. J. Phys. Chem. C 124, 11221–11228 (2020).
  • Youchao Kong, Haoqiang Ai, Wei Wang, Xiuhua Xie, Kin Ho Lo, Shuang-Peng Wang*, and Hui Pan*, Waved 2D Transition-Metal Disulfides for Nanodevices and Catalysis: A First-Principle Study. ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 3, 2804-2812 (2020).

  • Xinyu Du, Haoqiang Ai, Mingpeng Chen, Dong Liu, Shi Chen, Xuesen Wang, Kin Ho Lo* and Hui Pan*, PLD-fabricated perovskite oxide nanofilm as efficient electrocatalyst with highly enhanced water oxidation performance. Appl. Catal. B 272, 119046 (2020).
  • Dong Liu, Rui Tong, Yuanju Qu, Qing Zhu, Xiongwei Zhong, Mingliang Fang, Kin Ho Lo, Feifei Zhang, Yinchao Ye, Yuxing Tang, Shi Chen*, Guichuang Xing* and Hui Pan*, Highly Improved Electrocatalytic Activity of NiSx: Effects of Cr-doping and Phase Transition. Appl. Catal. B 267, 118721 (2020).
  • Xiongwei Zhong, Wendi Yi, Yuanju Qu, Luozheng Zhang, Haoyu Bai, Yuanmin Zhu, Jing Wan, Shi Chen, Ming Yang, Li Huang, Meng Gu, Hui Pan*, and Baomin Xu*, Co Single-atom Anchored on Co3O4 and Nitrogen-Doped Active Carbon toward Bifunctional Catalyst for Zinc-Air Batteries, Appl. Catal. B 260, 118188 (2020).

  • Feifei Li, Li Chen, Hongmei Liu, Dongchao Wang, Changmin Shi* and Hui Pan*, Enhanced N2-fixation by Engineering the Edges of Two-dimensional Transition Metal Disulfides, J. Phys. Chem. C 123, 22221−22227 (2019).

  • Zhiqin Ying, Xi Yang, Rui Tong, Qing Zhu, Tian Chen, Zhubing He*, and Hui Pan*, Enhancing the efficiency and stability of NiOx based silicon photoanode via interfacial engineering. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2, 6883−6890 (2019).

  • Xiongwei Zhong, Yingzhi Li, Luozheng Zhang, Jun Tang, Xiangnan Li, Chang Liu, Mengmeng Shao, Zhouguang Lu*, Hui Pan*, and Baomin Xu*, High-Performance Sodium Ion Batteries based on Nitrogen-Doped Mesoporous Carbon Spheres with Ultrathin Nanosheets, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 11, 2970–2977 (2019).

  • Yangfan Shao, Qian Wang, Liang Hu, Hui Pan*, and Xingqiang Shi*, BC2N monolayer as a promising anchoring material for lithium-sulfur batteries: a first-principles study. Carbon 149, 530-537 (2019).

  • Qing Zhu, Wenzhou Chen, Hua Cheng, Zhouguang Lu, and Hui Pan*, WS2 Nanosheets with Highly-Enhanced Electrochemical Activity by Facile Control of Sulphur Vacancies. ChemCatChem 11, 2667-2675 (2019).
  • Qing Zhu, Mengmeng Shao, Shu Hearn Yu, Xina Wang, Zhe Tang, Bin Chen, Hua Cheng, Zhouguang Lu, Daniel HC Chua, and Hui Pan*, One-Pot Synthesis of Co-Doped VSe2 Nanosheets for Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution Reaction, ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2, 644-653 (2019).

  • Rui Tong, Zhi Sun, Xina Wang, Shuangpeng Wang*, and Hui Pan*, Network‐like Ni1-xMox nanosheets: multi‐functional electrodes for overall water splitting and supercapacitor, ChemElectroChem 6, 1338-1343 (2019). Featured as “Cover Feature” article.

  • Rui Tong, Zhi Sun, Fang Zhang, Xina Wang, Jingchen Xu, Xingqiang Shi, Shuangpeng Wang*, and Hui Pan*, N and V Coincorporated Ni Nanosheets for Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution Reaction, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 12, 16525-16531 (2018).

  • Wenzhou Chen, Xianhua Hou, Xingqiang Shi* and Hui Pan*, Two-Dimensional Janus transition metal oxides and chalcogenides: multifunctional properties for photocatalysts, electronics and energy conversion, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10, 35289–35295 (2018).

  • Yuanju Qu, Ye Ke, Yangfan Shao, Wenzhou Chen, Chi Tat Kwok, Xingqiang Shi and Hui Pan*, Effect of curvature on the hydrogen evolution reaction of graphene, J. Phys. Chem. C 122, 25331-25338 (2018).

  • Wenzhou Chen, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, Xingqiang Shi* and Hui Pan*, Two-dimensional pentagonal CrX (X = S, Se or Te) monolayers: Antiferromagnetic semiconductors for spintronics and photocatalysts, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 20, 18348 – 18354 (2018).

  • Mengmeng Shao, Yangfan Shao, Shengjie Ding, Jingwei Wang, Jinchen Xu, Yuanju Qu, Xiongwei Zhong, Xinman Chen, Weng Fai Ip, Ning Wang, Baomin Xu, Xingqiang Shi, Xuesen Wang, and Hui Pan*, Vanadium disulfide decorated graphitic carbon nitride for super-efficient solar-driven hydrogen evolution, Appl. Catal. B: Environmental 237, 295-301 (2018).

  • Yangfan Shao, Mengmeng Shao, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, Xingqiang Shi*, and Hui Pan*, Exploring new two-dimensional monolayers: pentagonal transitional metal borides/carbides (penta-TMB/Cs), J. Mater. Chem. A 6, 10226-10232 (2018). Featured as “Back Cover” article and selected as a Hot Article on the journal for 2018.

  • Mengmeng Shao, Yangfan Shao, Wenzhou Chen, Kin Long Ao, Rui Tong, Qing Zhu, Iat Neng Chan, Weng Fai Ip, Xingqiang Shi and Hui Pan*, Efficient nitrogen fixation to ammonia on MXenes, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 20, 14504 – 14512 (2018).

  • Wenzhou Chen, Yuanju Qu, Lingmin Yao, Xianhua Hou, Xingqiang Shi* and Hui Pan*, Magnetic, Catalytic, and Electrochemical properties of Two-Dimensional Janus Transition Metal Chalcogenides, J. Mater. Chem. A 6, 8021 – 8029 (2018).

  • Xiongwei Zhong, Jun Tang, Jingwei Wang, Mengmeng, Shao, Jianwei Chai, Shuangpeng Wang, Ming Yang, Ye Yang, Ning Wang, Shijie Wang, Baomin Xu * and Hui Pan*, 3D heterostructured pure and N-Doped Ni3S2/VS2 nanosheets for high efficient overall water splitting, Electrochimica Acta 269,  55-61 (2018).

  • Zi-Qian Ma, Yangfan Shao, Pak Kin Wong, Xingqiang Shi, and Hui Pan*, Structural and Electronic Properties of Two-Dimensional Organic-inorganic Halide Perovskites and their Stability against Moisture. J. Phys. Chem. C 112, 5844-5853 (2018).

  • Yangfan Shao, Xingqiang Shi*, and Hui Pan*, Electronic, Magnetic, and Catalytic Properties of Thermodynamically Stable Two-Dimensional Transition-Metal Phosphides. Chem. Mater. 29, 8892–8900 (2017).

  • Yangfan Shao, Fang Zhang, Xingqiang Shi*, and Hui Pan*, N-functionalized MXenes: Ultrahigh carrier mobility and multifunctional properties. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19, 28710 – 28717(2017).

  • Xiongwei Zhong, Linfei Zhang, Jun Tang, Jianwei Chai, Jincheng Xu, Lujie Cao, Mingyang Yang, Ming Yang, Weiguang Kong, Shijie Wang, Hua Cheng, Zhouguang Lu, Chun Cheng, Baomin Xu* and Hui Pan*,  Efficient coupling of a hierarchical V2O5@Ni3S2 hybrid nanoarray for pseudocapacitors and hydrogen production. J. Mater. Chem. A 5, 17954 – 17962 (2017).

  • Mengmeng Shao, Yangfan Shao, Jianwei Chai, Yuanju Qu, Mingyang Yang, Zeli Wang, Ming Yang, Weng Fai Ip, Chi Tat Kwok, Xingqiang Shi, Zhouguang Lu, Shijie Wang, Xuesen Wang, and Hui Pan*, Synergistic Effect of 2D Ti2C and g-C3N4 for efficient photocatalytic hydrogen production. J. Mater. Chem. A, 5, 16748–16756 (2017).

  • Yuanju Qu, Mengmeng Shao, Yangfan Shao, Mingyang Yang, Jincheng Xu, Chi Tat Kwok, Xingqiang Shi, Zhouguang Lu, and Hui Pan*, Ultra-high electrocatalytic activity of VS2 nanoflowers for efficient hydrogen evolution reaction. J. Mater. Chem. A, 5, 15080 – 15086 (2017).

  • Yuanju Qu, Mingyang Yang, Jianwei Chai, Zhe Tang, Chi Tat Kwok, Ming Yang, Zhenyu Wang, Daniel Chua, Shijie Wang, Zhouguang Lu and Hui Pan*, Facile Synthesis of Vanadium-Doped Ni3S2 Nanowire Arrays as Active Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 9, 5959–5967 (2017).

  • Wenzhou Chen, Haifeng Li*, Xingqiang Shi, and Hui Pan*, Tension-tailored electronic and magnetic switching of 2D Ti2NO2. J. Phys. Chem. C 121, 2572925735 (2017).

  • Lujie Cao, Mingyang Yang, Zhouguang Lu* and Hui Pan*, Exploring an effective oxygen reduction reaction catalyst via 4e- process based on waved-graphene. Science China Materials, 60(8), 739–746 (2017).

  • Hui Pan*, Ultra high electrochemical catalytic activity of MXenes. Scientific Reports 6, 32531 (2016).

  • Hui Pan*, Principles on design and fabrication of nanomaterials as photocatalyst for water-splitting. Renew. Sust. Energy Rev. 57, 584–601 (2016).

  • Hui Pan*, Electronic Properties and Lithium Storage Capacities of Two-Dimensional Transition-Metal Nitrides Monolayers. J. Mater. Chem. A 3, 21486-21493 (2015). Selected as a Hot Article on the journal for 2015.

  • Shijie Wen, Hui Pan*, and Yuebing Zheng, Electronic Properties of Tin Dichalcogenide Monolayers and Effects of Hydrogenation and Tension. J. Mater. Chem. C 3, 3714 – 3721 (2015).

  • Hui Pan*, Magnetic and electronic evolutions of hydrogenated VTe2 monolayer under tension. Scientific Reports 4, 7524 (2014).

  • Hui Pan*, Metal dichalcogenides monolayers: Novel catalysts for electrochemical hydrogen production, Scientific Reports 4, 5348 (2014).

  • Hui Pan* and Bin Chen, Ultra-flexibility and unusual electronic, magnetic, and chemical properties of waved graphenes and nanoribbons, Scientific Reports. 4, 4198 (2014).

 

Funding Sources
On-going Projects:

  • Science and Technology Development Fund from Macao SAR (FDCT- 0102/2019/A2) (from 09/2019 to 08/2022)
  • Science and Technology Development Fund from Macao SAR (FDCT- FDCT/0035/2019/AGJ) (from 01/2020 to 12/2021)
  • Science and Technology Development Fund from Macao SAR (FDCT- FDCT/0154/2019/A3) (from 05/2020 to 05/2023)
  • Multi-year research grant at University of Macau (MYRG2017-00027-FST) (from 01/2018 to 12/2020)
  • Multi-year research grant at University of Macau (MYRG2018-00003-IAPME) (from 01/2019 to 12/2021)

Completed Projects: 

  • Science and Technology Development Fund from Macao SAR (FDCT-076/2013/A) (from 01/2014 to 12/2014)
  • Science and Technology Development Fund from Macao SAR (FDCT-062/2014/A) (from 01/2015 to 12/2017)
  • Science and Technology Development Fund from Macao SAR (FDCT-132/2014/A3) (from 06/2015 to 05/2018)
  • Science and Technology Development Fund from Macao SAR (FDCT- 110/2014/SB) (from 11/2015 to 10/2018)
  • Start-up research grant at University of Macau (SRG2013-00033-FST) (from 10/2013 to 09/2015)
  • Multi-year research grant at University of Macau (MYRG2014-000159-FST) (from 05/2014 to 04/2017)
  • Multi-year research grant at University of Macau (MYRG2015-00017-FST) (from 04/2015 to 09/2018)

 

Patents
  1. Hui Pan, Mingpeng Chen, and Bingpu Zhou, “2D MS2 as Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering substrate for environmental and hygeian monitoring”, China Patent Application No. “Applied”.
  2. Hui Pan, Dong Liu and Guichuang Xing, “Bi-functional and low-cost elctrocatalyst for high-efficient and stable full-water-splitting: Cr-doped NiSx”, 16/08/2019, China Patent Application No. “201910758027. X”.
  3. Hui Pan and Mengmeng Shao, “MoS2/Mo2C/CdS: a super-efficient photocatalyst for hydrogen evolution”, 21/11/2018, China Patent Application No. “201811323293.1”.
  4. Hui Pan and Xiongwei Zhong, “Carbon-Coated N-rich C3N4 as an anode material for Lithium Battery”, 12/02/2018, China Patent Application No. “201810148357.2”.
  5. Hui Pan and Yuanju Qu, “TiS2: an excellent cathodic electrocatalyst for hydrogen production in electrolysis of water”, 26/09/2017, China Patent Application No. “201710917164.4”.
  6. Soo Jin Chua, Hailong Zhou, Jianyi Lin, Hui Pan, “Method of ZnO Film Grown on the Epitaxial Lateral Overgrowth GaN Template”, 04/25/2006, US Provisional Patent Application No. 60/794,775.
  7. Hui Pan, Jianyi Lin, Yuan Ping Feng, “Supercapacitor from Carbon Tubes-in-Tube Nanostructures”, 03/01/2006, US Provisional Patent Application No. 60/777,547.
  8. Hui Pan, Jianyi Lin, Yuan Ping Feng, “Synthesis of Mg doped ZnO Nanowires and Their Applications to Optical Devices and Hydrogen Storage”, 07/13/2005, US Provisional Patent Application No. 60/698,476.
  9. Hui Pan, Jianyi Lin, Jun Ding, Yuan Ping Feng, “Single Crystal Growth of Magnetic Nanowires”, 11/02/2004, US Provisional Patent Application No. 60/607,111.

 

Current PhD Students
Haoqiang AI   艾號強
E-mail: yb97468@connect.um.edu.mo
Kin Long AO   歐健朗
E-mail: yb77826@connect.um.edu.mo
Mingpeng CHEN   陳明鵬
E-mail: yb97809@connect.um.edu.mo
Xinyu DU   杜新宇
E-mail: yb97451@connect.um.edu.mo
Jiazhong GENG  耿嘉中
E-mail: yb97810@connect.um.edu.mo
Chon Chio LEONG   梁俊釗
E-mail: yb47439@connect.um.edu.mo
Feifei LI  李菲菲
E-mail: yb97807@connect.um.edu.mo
Yang LI  黎陽
E-mail: yb87804@connect.um.edu.mo
Dong LIU  劉東
E-mail: yb87831@connect.um.edu.mo
Yangfan SHAO   邵洋帆
E-mail: yb67450@connect.um.edu.mo
Rui TONG 童銳
E-mail: yb77816@connect.um.edu.mo
Zhiqin Ying   應智琴
E-mail: yb87820@connect.um.edu.mo

 

Research Assistants
Di LIU 劉地
Email: diliu@um.edu.mo

 

Current Undergraduates
Yunxiao LIU 劉云霄
Email: DB92837@connect.um.edu.mo

 

News and Events

Zhu Qing passed successfully his PhD oral defense on May 26, 2020. Congratulations, Dr. Zhu!

Congratulation to Mingyang and Lujie for their successful defenses of PhD theses on Nov. 20, 2019. Congratulations, Dr. Yang and Dr. Cao!

Congratulation to Xiongwei for his successful defense of PhD thesis on Sep. 04, 2019. Congratulations, Dr. Zhong!

Group lunch to welcome new PhD students and RA on Aug. 16, 2019.

 

PhD Graduates
Yuanju QU   屈元擧 (May 2017)
E-mail: yuanju.qu@gmail.com
Zi-Qian Ma   馬子乾 (April 2018)
E-mail: 18035@jluzh.com
Wenzhou CHEN  陳文周 (June 2019)
E-mail: yb67438@connect.um.edu.mo
Mengmeng SHAO   邵蒙蒙 (June 2019)
E-mail: yb67445@connect.um.edu.mo
Xiongwei ZHONG  鈡雄偉 (October 2019)
E-mail: yb67442@connect.um.edu.mo
Mingyang YANG   楊明陽 (January 2020)
E-mail: yb57486@connect.um.edu.mo
Lujie CAO   曹魯杰 (January 2020)
E-mail: yb57485@connect.um.edu.mo
Qing ZHU 朱慶 (June 2020)
E-mail: yb77811@connect.um.edu.mo

 

BS Graduates 
Shijie Wen 溫世傑
Email: mb65498@connect.um.edu.mo
Ziqing DAI 戴子晴
Email: DB52726@connect.um.edu.mo
Ye KE 柯燁
Email: DB42735@connect.um.edu.mo
Shengjie DING 丁晟傑
Email: DB62692@connect.um.edu.mo