Photoelectrocatalysis for CO2 reduction

​In Zhejiang University, Penglu Wang focuses on the design of “Core-Shell” SCR catalysts with titanate nanotubes as supporting material and further optimize the active phases and catalytic addictives to achieve enhanced resistance against alkali poisoning deactivation. Now in The Universith of Queensland, she mainly develop some efficient photoanode materials to convert CO2 to fuels under solar light in PEC system by combining with promising cathode materials.

Penglu Wang got her bachelor's degree in Zhengzhou University from in 2012 and the major is Environmental Science. Then studied in Zhejiang University from 2012 till now for PhD in major of Environmental Engineering. The PhD project is Selective Catalysis Reduction of NOx using nanotubes materials to release the air pollution. In 11/2016, Penglu Wang came to The University of Queensland and stayed in Professor Lianzhou Wang's group for one year as a joint PhD student and mainly do some research about novel photoanode materials for CO2 redution in PEC system. Penglu Wang had published 6 papers on the journal of J. Mater. Chem. A, Environ. Sci.: Nano, J. Hazard. Mater., Catal. Sci. Technol., ChemCatChem and Catal. Commun. and applied 3 national invention patents in China. She had recieved some rewards like National Scholarship, Juguang Scholarship and Outstanding Graduate Student in Zhejiang University, Henan Province's Outstanding University Graduate and First Class of Academic Scholarship in Zhengzhou University.


Penglu Wang studied in Zhejiang University for the PhD degree from 2012 and now stay in Wang Group for one year as an joint PhD student to do some collaboration.

Key Publications

​Wang, P.; Wang, H.; Chen, X.; Liu, Y.; Weng, X.; Wu, Z. Novel SCR catalyst superior alkaline resistance performance: enhanced self-protection originated modifying protonated titanate nanotubes. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 680-690.

Wang, P.; Wang, H.; Chen, X.; Wu, Z. Design strategies for deNOx catalyst with improved alkali poisoning resistance: significance of nano-confining spaces and acid-base balance. ChemCatChem, 2016, 8, 787-797.

Wang, H.; Wang, P.; Chen, X.; Wu, Z. Uniformly active phase loaded selective catalytic reduction catalysts (V2O5/TNTs) with superior alkaline resistance performance. J. Hazard. Mater., 2017, 324(B), 507-515.

Chen, X.; Wang, P.; Fang, P.; Wang, H.; Cen, C.; Zeng, W.; Wu, Z. Design Strategies for SCR Catalysts with Improved N2 Selectivity: the Significance of Nano-confining Effect by Titanate Nanotubes. Environ. Sci.: Nano, 2017, 4, 437-447.

Gao, S.; Wang, P.; Chen, X.; Wang, H.; Wu, Z.; Liu, Y.; Weng, X. Dual resistance to alkali metals and SO2: vanadium and cerium supported on sulfated zirconia as an efficient catalyst for NH3-SCR. Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, 6, 8148-8156.