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Jing Zhao, Ph.D. – Renewable Fuels



-Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Davis

-B.S., Chemistry, Peking University

Research Interests:

-Solar Energy Conversion to Renewable Fuels

-Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

-Non-oxidative Methane Conversion

Publications and Patents:

-Nail, B. A.; Fields, J. M.; Zhao, J.; Wang, J.; Greaney, M. J.; Brutchey, R. L.; Osterloh, F. E. Nickel Oxide Particles Catalyze Photochemical Hydrogen Evolution from Water—Nanoscaling Promotes P-Type Character and Minority Carrier Extraction. ACS Nano 2015, 9, 5135-5142

-Sui, F.; He, H.; Bobev, S.; Zhao, J.; Osterloh, F. E.; Kauzlarich, S. M. Synthesis, Structure, Thermoelectric properties, and Band Gaps of Alkali Metal Containing Type I Clathrates: A8Ga8Si38 (A = K, Rb, Cs) and K8Al8Si38. Chem. Mater. 2015, 27, 2812-2820

-Yang, Y.; Wang, J.; Zhao, J.; Yuan, X.; Guo, Y.; Osterloh, F. E. Photochemical Charge Separation at Particle Interfaces: The n-BiVO4-p-Silicon System. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 5959-5964

--Greaney, M.; Couderc, E.; Zhao, J.; Nail, B.; Mecklenburg, M.; Thornbury, W.; Osterloh, F. E.; Bradforth, S.; Brutchey, R. Controlling the Trap State Lanscape of Colloidal CdSe Nanocrystals with Cadmium Halide Ligands. Chem. Mater. 2015, 27, 744-756

-Zhao, J.; Olide, E.; Osterloh, F. E. Enhancing Photoelectrochemical Performance of Tungsten Trioxide Photoanode by Electrochemical Doping through a Controlled Reduction. J. Electrochem. Soc. 2015, 162, H65-H71

-Zhao, J.; Osterloh, F. E. Photochemical Charge Separation in Nanocrystal Photocatalyst Films: Insights from Surface Photovoltage Spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2014, 5, 782‒786

-Wu, P.; Wang, J.; Zhao, J.; Guo, L.; Osterloh, F. E. High Alkalinity Boosts Visible Light Driven H2 Evolution Activity of g-C3N4 in Aqueous Methanol. Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 15521-15524.

-Wu, P.; Wang, J.; Zhao, J.; Guo, L.; Osterloh, F. E. Structure Defects in g-C3N4 Limit Visible Light Driven Hydrogen Evolution and Photovoltage. J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2, 20338–20344.

-Muthuswamy, E.; Zhao, J.; Tabatabaei, K.; Holmes, M. A.; Amador, M. M.; Osterloh, F. E.; Kauzlarich, S. M. Thiol-capped Germanium Nanocrystals: Preparation and Surface Photovoltage Properties. Chem. Mater. 2014, 26, 2138‒2146

-Osterloh, F. E.; Holmes, M. A.; Zhao, J.; Chang, L.; Moule, A. J. Interfacial and Charge Transfer States in P3HT:PCBM Bulk-heterojunction Photovoltaic Cells as Observed with Surface Photovoltage Spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 14723–14731

-Dolyniuk, J.; Kaseman, D. C.; Sen, S.; Zhao, J.; Osterloh, F. E.; Kovnir, K. mP-BaP3: A New Phase from an Old Binary System. Chem. Europ. J. 2014, 20,10829-10837

-Zhao, J.; Holmes, M. A.; Osterloh, F. E. Quantum Confinement Controls Photocatalysis-A Free Energy Analysis for Photocatalytic Proton Reduction at CdSe Nanocrystals. ACS Nano 2013, 7, 4316–4325

-Osterloh, F. E; Holmes, M. A.; Chang, L.; Moule, A. J.; Zhao, J. Photochemical Charge Separation in Poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) Films Observed with Surface Photovoltage Spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem. C 2013, 117, 26905–26913

-Zhao, J.; Liang, Y.; Zhang, D.; Yan, Y.; Zhou, Y.; Zhang, X.; Huang, J. Soft Coordination Supramolecular Polymers: Novel Materials for Dual Electrocatalysis. RSC Advances 2012, 2, 12732‒12738

-Waller, M. R.; Townsend, T. K.; Zhao, J.; Sabio, E. M.; Chamousis, R. L.; Browning, N. D.; Osterloh, F. E. Single-crystal Tungsten Oxide Nanosheets: Photochemical Water Oxidation in the Quantum Confinement Regime. Chem. Mater. 2012, 24, 698‒704

-Zhao, Y.; Zhao, J.; Yan, Y.; Li, Z.; Huang, J. Unprecedented Parallel Packing of Unsymmetrical Bolaamphiphiles Driven by π–π Stacking of Cinnamoyl Groups. Soft Matter 2010, 6, 3282‒3288