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Yujie Sun

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Inorganic Chemistry

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: WIDT345
DialPhone: (435) 797-7608
SendEmail: yujie.sun@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Chemistry, The Ohio State University, 2010
Ru(II) and Os(II) Polypyridyl Complexes as Luminescence Sensors and PDT Agents
MS, Chemistry, The Ohio State University, 2007
Molecular Factors that Influence DNA Light-switch Behavior in Ruthenium (II) Complexes
BS, Chemistry, Fudan University, 2005
Direct Hydroxylation of Benzene to Phenol via Supported Iron Oxide Catalysts

Teaching Interests

Inorganic Chemistry

Research Interests

Inorganic Chemistry, Energy Catalysis, Hydrocarbon Upgrading, Sensing

Awards

Emerging Investigators, 2015

Inorganic Chemistry Frontier

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, 2015

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

Travel Award, 2010

Division of Inorganic Chemistry, American Chemical Society

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Book Chapters

    • Jiang, N., Sheng, M., Sun, Y., (2015). Hybrid Molecular-Nanomaterial Assemblies for Water Splitting Catalysis: Green Photo-active Nanomaterials : Sustainable Energy and Environmental Remediation. Royal Society of Chemistry

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • You, B., Liu, X., Jiang, N., Sun, Y., (2016). A General Strategy for Decoupled Hydrogen Production from Water Splitting by Integrating Oxidative Biomass Valorization. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138:41, 13639-13646.
        • Jiang, N., You, B., Sheng, M., Sun, Y., (2016). Bifunctionality and Mechanism of Electrodeposited Nickel–Phosphorous Films for Efficient Overall Water Splitting. ChemCatChem, 8:1, 106-112.
        • You, B., Sun, Y., (2016). Chalcogenide and Phosphide Solid-State Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Generation. ChemPlusChem, 81:10, 1045-1055.
        • Liu, X., Dong, J., You, B., Sun, Y., (2016). Competent overall water-splitting electrocatalysts derived from ZIF-67 grown on carbon cloth. RSC Advances, 6:77, 73336-73342.
        • Liu, X., You, B., Yu, X., Chipman, J., Sun, Y., (2016). Electrochemical oxidation to construct a nickel sulfide/oxide heterostructure with improvement of capacitance. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4:30, 11611-11615.
        • You, B., Sun, Y., (2016). Hierarchically Porous Nickel Sulfide Multifunctional Superstructures. Advanced Energy Materials, n/a-n/a.
        • Jiang, N., You, B., Boonstra, R., Terrero Rodriguez, I.M, Sun, Y., (2016). Integrating Electrocatalytic 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural Oxidation and Hydrogen Production via Co–P-Derived Electrocatalysts. ACS Energy Letters, 386-390.
        • You, B., Jiang, N., Sun, Y., (2016). Morphology-activity correlation in hydrogen evolution catalyzed by cobalt sulfides. Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers
        • Jiang, N., Tang, Q., Sheng, M., You, B., Jiang, D., Sun, Y., (2016). Nickel sulfides for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution under alkaline conditions: a case study of crystalline NiS, NiS2, and Ni3S2 nanoparticles. Catalysis Science & Technology, 6:4, 1077-1084.
        • You, B., Jiang, N., Liu, X., Sun, Y., (2016). Simultaneous H2 Generation and Biomass Upgrading in Water by an Efficient Noble-Metal-Free Bifunctional Electrocatalyst. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 55:34, 9913-9917.
        • Sheng, M., Jiang, N., Gustafson, S., You, B., Ess, D.H, Sun, Y., (2015). A nickel complex with a biscarbene pincer-type ligand shows high electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 over H2O. Dalton Transactions, 44:37, 16247-16250.
        • You, B., Jiang, N., Sheng, M., Drisdell, W.S, Yano, J., Sun, Y., (2015). Bimetal–Organic Framework Self-Adjusted Synthesis of Support-Free Nonprecious Electrocatalysts for Efficient Oxygen Reduction. ACS Catalysis, 7068-7076.
        • Jiang, N., You, B., Sheng, M., Sun, Y., (2015). Electrodeposited Cobalt-Phosphorous-Derived Films as Competent Bifunctional Catalysts for Overall Water Splitting. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 54:21, 6251-6254.
        • You, B., Jiang, N., Sheng, M., Bhushan, M.W, Sun, Y., (2015). Hierarchically Porous Urchin-Like Ni2P Superstructures Supported on Nickel Foam as Efficient Bifunctional Electrocatalysts for Overall Water Splitting. ACS Catalysis, 714-721.
        • You, B., Jiang, N., Sheng, M., Gul, S., Yano, J., Sun, Y., (2015). High-Performance Overall Water Splitting Electrocatalysts Derived from Cobalt-Based Metal–Organic Frameworks. Chemistry of Materials, 27:22, 7636-7642.
        • Nichols, E.M, Gallagher, J.J, Liu, C., Su, Y., Resasco, J., Yu, Y., Sun, Y., Yang, P., Chang, M.C, Chang, C.J, (2015). Hybrid bioinorganic approach to solar-to-chemical conversion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112:37, 11461-11466.
        • You, B., Jiang, N., Sheng, M., Sun, Y., (2015). Microwave vs. solvothermal synthesis of hollow cobalt sulfide nanoprisms for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution and supercapacitors. Chemical Communications, 51:20, 4252-4255.
        • Chantarojsiri, T., Sun, Y., Long, J.R, Chang, C.J, (2015). Water-Soluble Iron(IV)-Oxo Complexes Supported by Pentapyridine Ligands: Axial Ligand Effects on Hydrogen Atom and Oxygen Atom Transfer Reactivity. Inorganic Chemistry
        • Jiang, N., Bogoev, L., Popova, M., Gul, S., Yano, J., Sun, Y., (2014). Electrodeposited nickel-sulfide films as competent hydrogen evolution catalysts in neutral water. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2, 19407-19414.
        • Thoi, V.S, Sun, Y., Long, J.R, Chang, C.J, (2013). Complexes of earth-abundant metals for catalytic electrochemical hydrogen generation under aqueous conditions. Chemical Society Reviews, 42:6, 2388-2400.
        • Sun, Y., Liu, C., Grauer, D.C, Yano, J., Long, J.R, Yang, P., Chang, C.J, (2013). Electrodeposited Cobalt-Sulfide Catalyst for Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Generation from Water. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135:47, 17699-17702.
        • Sun, Y., Sun, J., Long, J.R, Yang, P., Chang, C.J, (2013). Photocatalytic generation of hydrogen from water using a cobalt pentapyridine complex in combination with molecular and semiconductor nanowire photosensitizers. Chemical Science, 4:1, 118-124.
        • Sun, Y., Sun, J., Long, J.R, Yang, P., Chang, C.J, (2013). Photocatalytic generation of hydrogen from water using a cobalt pentapyridine complex in combination with molecular and semiconductor nanowire photosensitizers. Chemical Science, 4:1, 118-124.
        • Karunadasa, H.I, Montalvo, E., Sun, Y., Majda, M., Long, J.R, Chang, C.J, (2012). A Molecular MoS2 Edge Site Mimic for Catalytic Hydrogen Generation. Science, 335:6069, 698-702.
        • Sun, Y., Bigi, J.P, Piro, N.A, Tang, M.L, Long, J.R, Chang, C.J, (2011). Molecular Cobalt Pentapyridine Catalysts for Generating Hydrogen from Water. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133:24, 9212-9215.
        • Sun, Y., Joyce, L.E, Dickson, N.M, Turro, C., (2010). DNA photocleavage by an osmium(II) complex in the PDT window. Chemical Communications, 46:36, 6759-6761.
        • Sun, Y., Ojaimi, M.E, Hammitt, R., Thummel, R.P, Turro, C., (2010). Effect of Ligands with Extended p-System on the Photophysical Properties of Ru(II) Complexes. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 114:45, 14664-14670.
        • Sun, Y., Joyce, L.E, Dickson, N.M, Turro, C., (2010). Efficient DNA photocleavage by [Ru(bpy)2(dppn)]2+ with visible light. Chemical Communications, 46:14, 2426-2428.
        • Sun, Y., Turro, C., (2010). Highly Solvent Dependent Luminescence from [Ru(bpy)n(dppp2)3-n]2+ (n = 0 - 2). Inorganic Chemistry, 49, 5025-5032.
        • Sun, Y., Liu, Y., Turro, C., (2010). Ultrafast Dynamics of the Low-Lying 3MLCT States of [Ru(bpy)2(dppp2)]2+. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132:16, 5594-5595.
        • Sun, Y., Collins, S.N, Joyce, L.E, Turro, C., (2010). Unusual Photophysical Properties of a Ruthenium(II) Complex Related to [Ru(bpy)2(dppz)]2+. Inorganic Chemistry, 49, 4257-4262.
        • Lutterman, D.A, Chouai, A., Liu, Y., Sun, Y., Stewart, C.D, Dunbar, K.R, Turro, C., (2008). Intercalation Is Not Required for DNA Light-Switch Behavior. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130:4, 1163-1170.
        • Sun, Y., Lutterman, D.A, Turro, C., (2008). Role of Electronic Structure on DNA Light-Switch Behavior of Ru(II) Intercalators. Inorganic Chemistry, 47:14, 6427-6434.

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

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              Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                Publications - Other

                  Other

                • Sun, Y., (2010). Ru(II) and Os(II) Polypyridyl Complexes as Luminescence Sensors and PDT Agents.

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                Scheduled Teaching

                Chem 3510 - Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry, Spring 2017

                CHEM 3510 - Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry, Spring 2017

                Chem 3520 - Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Spring 2017

                CHEM 1210 - Principles of Chemistry I, Fall 2016

                CHEM 3510 - Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry, Spring 2016

                Chem 3520 - Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Spring 2016

                CHEM 4800 - Research Problems, Spring 2016

                CHEM 7800 - Seminar, Spring 2016

                CHEM 6510 - Chemical Applications of Group Theory, Fall 2015

                CHEM 4800 - Research Problems, Fall 2015

                CHEM 7800 - Seminar, Fall 2015

                CHEM 3510 - Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry, Spring 2015

                CHEM 3520 - Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Spring 2015

                CHEM 6500 - Reactivity and Mechanisms in Inorganic Chemistry, Fall 2014

                CHEM 5530 - Advanced Synthesis Laboratory, Spring 2014

                CHEM 6510 - Chemical Applications of Group Theory, Fall 2013


                Graduate Students Mentored

                Guanqun Han, Chemistry & Biochemistry, August 2016
                Xuan Liu, Chemistry & Biochemistry, August 2015
                Meili Sheng, Chemistry & Biochemistry, August 2014
                Nang Jiang, Chemistry & Biochemistry, August 2013