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Ali Han

Postdoctoral Fellows

Alumni

Research Interest

​2012-2016, Studies for low-cost and stable catalysts for energy conversion for water splitting and carbon dioxide reduction;
2016-2018, 2D materials growth for TMD (WSe2), topological insulators (Bi2Se3), Bi2SeO2, etc and their applications for solar cell, FET, etc.

Selected Publications

  • Dandan Cai, Ali Han, Pingwu Du* and Minghua Zeng*; Heptanuclear Co, Ni and mixed Co-Ni clusters as high-performance water oxidation electrocatalysts; Electrochimica Acta, 2017, 249, 343–352; (Co-first author). 
  •  Ali Han, Pingwu Du*; Crystalline Copper Phosphide Nanosheets as an Efficient Janus Catalyst for Overall Water Splitting; 2016, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 
  •  Ali Han, Pingwu Du*; Ternary Metal Phosphide Nanosheets as a Highly Efficient Electrocatalyst for Water Reduction to Hydrogen Over a Wide pH Range From 0 to 14; J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 10195-10202. 
  •  Ali Han, Pingwu Du*; High Catalytic Activity for Water Oxidation Based on Nanostructured Nickel Phosphide Precursors; Chem. Commun, 2015, 51, 11626-11629. 
  • Ali Han, Pingwu Du*; A Robust Hydrogen Evolution Catalyst Based on Crystalline Nickel Phosphide Nanoflakes on Three-dimensional Graphene/nickel Foam: High Performance for Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Production from pH 0–14; J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 1941-1946.
  •  Ali Han, Pingwu Du*; Green Cobalt Oxide (CoOX) Film with Nanoribbon Structures Electrodeposited from the BF2-Annulated Cobaloxime Precursor for Efficient Water Oxidation; ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces; 2014, 6, 10929–10934. 
  • Ali Han, Pingwu Du*, Rui Cao*, and Richard Eisenberg*; Reversible Mechanochromic Luminescence at Room Temperature in Cationic Platinum(II) Terpyridyl Complexes; Inorg. Chem., 2014, 53, 3338-3344.  
  • Ali Han, Pingwu Du*; Cobalt Porphyrin Electrode Films for Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation; Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, 16, 11209-11217. 
  • Ali Han, Pingwu Du*; Cobalt Porphyrin Electrode Films for Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation; Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, 16, 11209-11217. 
  • Ali Han, Pingwu Du*; Facile Deposition of Cobalt Oxide Based Electrocatalyst on Low-cost and Tin-free Electrode for Water Splitting; J. Energy Chem. 2014, 23, 179-184. 
  • Ali Han, Pingwu Du*; Facile Deposition of Nanostructured Cobalt Oxide Catalysts from Molecular Cobaloximes for Efficient Water Oxidation; Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 12534-12538. 

Education

  • ​Postdoctoral fellow, Physical Sciences and Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2016-Present
  • Ph.D., School of Chemistry and Materials Science, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, China, 2011-2016
  • PhD program: Noble metal free catalysts for water splitting 
  • B.S., Department of Chemistry, Henan Normal University. 2007-2011

Awards

  • Zhu Li Yue Hua Scholarship for graduate students. (Top 2%), Hefei, China, 2014
  • National Scholarship for graduate students. (Top 5%), Hefei, China, 2014

KAUST Affiliations

● KAUST Solar Center (KSC)
● Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

2D Material Growth Energy storage for lithium ion battery Energy conversion for water splitting and carbon dioxide reduction Capacitors