Yong Ding



Professor Yong Ding received his Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry from Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 2005. Then, he joined the College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Lanzhou University. In 2009, he went to Emory University as a visiting scholar to work with Prof. Craig L. Hill. When he returned back Lanzhou University in 2011, he was promoted to a full professor. He is now the director of the institute of physical chemistry of Lanzhou University and is a guest professor of Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has been the Young Member of “Chinese Journal of Catalysis” since 2017. He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed papers in primary SCI journals and gave about 30 invited lectures at various scientific conferences so far.

Ding’s main research interests are as follows: 1) Artificial photosynthesis; 2) Water splitting by polyoxometalates, metal complexes and metal oxides under visible light or thermal condition or photoelectrochemical way; 3) synthesis, characterization and catalytic applications of polyoxometalates. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles in primary journals so far. He sponsored many projects such as the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities and the Natural Science Foundation of Gansu.

Representative Publications

1. Tian Tian, Hong Gao, Xichen Zhou, Lirong Zheng, Jianfeng Wu, Kai Li, and Yong Ding*, Study the Active Sites in Porous Nickel Oxide Nanosheets by Manganese Modulation for Enhanced Oxygen Evolution Catalysis, ACS Energy Lett. , 2018, 3, 2150-2158.

2. Min Zheng, Yong Ding*, Xiaohu Cao, Tian Tian, Junqi Lin, Homogeneous and heterogeneous photocatalytic water oxidation by polyoxometalates containing the most earth-abundant transition metal, iron, Appl. Catal.B.-Environ., 2018, 237, 1091-1100.

3. Xichen Zhou,a Hong Gao,a Yifan Wang,a Zhen Liu,a Junqi Lin,a and Yong Ding*ab P vacancies enriched 3D hierarchical reduced cobalt phosphide as a precursor template of defects engineering for efficient water oxidation, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 14939-14948.

4. Junqi Lin, Qing Han, Min Zheng, Baochun Ma*, Yong Ding*, Insight into a hexanuclear cobalt complex: strategy to construct efficient catalysts for visible light-driven water oxidation, Appl. Catal.B.-Environ., 2019, 241, 351-358.

5. Xichen Zhou, Zhen Liu, Yifan Wang, Yong Ding*, Facet effect of Co3O4 nanocrystals on visible-light driven water oxidation, Appl. Catal. B.-Environ., 2018, 237, 74-84.

6. Min Zheng, Xiaohu Cao, Yong Ding*, Tian Tian, Junqi Lin, Boosting photocatalytic water oxidation achieved by BiVO4 coupled with iron-containing polyoxometalate: Analysis the true catalyst, J. Catal., 2018, 363, 109-116.

7. Li Yu, Junqi Lin, Min Zheng, Mindong Chen and Yong Ding*, Homogeneous electrocatalytic water oxidation at neutral pH by a robust trinuclear copper ()-substituted polyoxometalate, Chem.Commun., 2018, 54, 354-357.

8. Min Zheng, Yong Ding*, Li Yu, Xiaoqiang Du, Yukun Zhao, In Situ Observation and Growth of Pristine Cobalt Sulfide acted as Bifunctional Photocatalyst for Hydrogen and Oxygen Evolution, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2017, 27, 1605846.

9. Jingwei Huang, Yan Zhang, Yong Ding*, Rationally Designed/Constructed CoOx/WO3 Anode for Efficient Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation, ACS Catal., 2017, 7, 1841-1845.

10. Li Yu, Yong Ding*, Min Zheng, Polyoxometalate-Based Manganese Clusters as Catalysts for Efficient Photocatalytic and Electrochemical Water Oxidation,          Appl. Catal. B.-Environ., 2017, 209, 45-52.

11. Li Yu, Yong Ding,* Min Zheng, Hongli Chen and Junwei Zhao, [{β-SiNi2W10O36(OH)2(H2O)}4]24-: a new robust visible light-driven water oxidation catalyst based on nickel-containing polyoxometalate, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 14494-14497.

12. Jingwei Huang, Yong Ding*, Xiao Luo, Yingying Feng, Solvation effect promoted formation of p–n junction between WO3 and FeOOH: A high performance photoanode for water oxidation, J. Catal., 2016, 333, 200-206.

13. Yukun Zhao, Xichen Zhou, Yong Ding*, Jingwei Huang, Min Zheng and Weichun Ye, A photocatalytic, chemical and electrocatalytic water oxidation study on ACo2O4 (Ni, Cu, Zn) samples through doping different metal ions, J. Catal., 2016, 338, 30-37.

14. Yan Zhang, Jingwei Huang, Yong Ding,* Porous Co3O4/CuO hollow polyhedral nanocages derived from metal-organic frameworks with heterojunctions as efficient photocatalytic water oxidation catalysts, Appl. Catal . B.-Environ., 2016, 198, 447-456.

15. Xiaoqiang Du, Jinli Zhao, Jiaqi Mi, Yong Ding, * Panpan Zhou, Baochun Ma, Junwei Zhao, * Jie Song, Efficient photocatalytic H2 evolution catalyzed by an unprecedented robust molecular semiconductor {Fe11} nanocluter without cocatalysts at neutral conditions, Nano Energy, 2015, 16, 247-255.

16. Yukun Zhao, Junqi Lin,Yongdong Liu, Baochun Ma,Yong Ding*, Mindong Chen, Efficient light-driven water oxidation catalyzed by a mononuclear cobalt (III) complex, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 17309-17312.

17. Li Yu, Xiaoqiang Du, Yong Ding,* Hongli Chen and Panpan Zhou, Efficient visible light-driven water oxidation catalyzed by an all-inorganic copper-containing polyoxometalate, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 17443-17446.

18. Xiaoqiang Du, Yong Ding*, Fangyuan Song, Baochun Ma, Junwei Zhao, Jie Song, Efficient photocatalytic water oxidation catalyzed by polyoxometalate of [Fe11 (H2O) 14(OH) 2(W3O10)2(α-SbW9O33)6]27– based on abundant metals, Chem. Comm., 2015, 51, 13925-13928.

19. Jie Wei, Yingying Feng, Panpan Zhou, Yan Liu, Jingyin Xu, Rui Xiang, Yong Ding*, Chongchao Zhao, Linyuan Fan, Changwen Hu, A Bio-inspired Molecular Polyoxometalate Catalyst with Double CoⅡ4O3 Cores for Efficient Photocatalytic Water Oxidation, ChemSusChem, 2015, 8, 2630-2634.

20. Fangyuan Song, Yong Ding*, Baochun Ma, Changming Wang, Qiang Wang, Xiaoqiang Du, Shao Fu and Jie Song*, K7[CoIIICoII(H2O)W11O39]: A Molecular Mixed-valence Keggin Polyoxometalate Catalyst of High Stability and Efficiency for Visible Light-driven Water Oxidation, Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, 6, 1170-1184.


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