Surface Science of Photocatalysis, Volume 32, summarizes significant findings on the surface science behind various classic and novel photocatalysts for energy and environmental applications, with special emphasis on important surface/interface processes in photocatalysis, such as interfacial charge transfer, function of co-catalysts, and adsorption over photocatalyst surface. This book timely and systematically reviews the state-of-the-art of the surface science in semiconductor-based photocatalysis, serving as a useful reference book for both new and experienced researchers in this field.
- Provides timely reviews on cutting-edge research on surface science and photocatalysts
- Comprehensively discusses novel photocatalysts, such as metal oxides, metal sulphides, graphitic carbon nitrides, graphene and metal-organics
- Presents important surface/interface processes in photocatalysis, like Z-scheme system and surface heterojunctions
- Investigates the function of co-catalysts and the adsorption on photocatalyst surfaces
- Edited by world-leading researchers in interface science
Professor Jiaguo Yu received his BS and MS degrees in chemistry from Central China Normal University and Xi'an Jiaotong University, respectively, and his PhD degree in materials science in 2000 from Wuhan University of Technology. In 2000, he became a Professor at Wuhan University of Technology. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 2001 to 2004, a visiting scientist from 2005 to 2006 at the University of Bristol, and a visiting scholar from 2007 to 2008 at University of Texas at Austin. His current research interests are semiconductor photocatalysis for energy and environmental applications, including photocatalytic hydrogen production from water splitting, CO2 reduction to hydrocarbon fuels, water and air purification, and so on. He has published more than 500 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, and has been on the list of Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics Highly-Cited Researchers since 2014. Prof. Yu became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2015. He is currently an Editor of the journal Applied Surface Science (since 2014), and serves on the editorial board of several international journals.
Mietek Jaroniec received his MS and PhD from M. Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland, in 1972 and 1976, respectively. Since 1991 he has been a Professor of Chemistry at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio (USA). Before joining Kent State he was a Professor of Chemistry at M. Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland. His research interests revolve primarily around inter-disciplinary topics of interfacial chemistry, and chemistry of materials, including physical adsorption at the gas/solid and liquid/solid interfaces, adsorbents, and catalysts. At Kent State he has established a vigorous research program in the area of ordered nanoporous materials such as ordered mesoporous silicas, organosilicas, inorganic oxides and carbons, focusing on their synthesis and environmental and energy-related applications.
Chuanjia Jiang received his BS and MS in environmental engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 2009 and 2011, respectively; his PhD in civil and environmental engineering from Duke University, Durham, NC, in 2016. From June 2016 to December 2017, he worked in the State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing at Wuhan University of Technology as an assistant professor and later as an associate professor, before joining Nankai University in January 2018. His current research interests include photocatalysis and thermal catalysis for air and water pollution control, environmental aquatic chemistry, as well as the environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology.