Zili Wu

Zili Wu

Dr. Zili Wu is currently a Research & Development Staff member at Chemical Science Division and Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After his PhD in physical chemistry at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics in 2001, he spent over 3 years at Northwestern University as a postdoctoral associate. Dr. Wu has over 15-year experiences in heterogeneous catalysis, applied spectroscopy and nanomaterial synthesis. His research interests lie in the fundamental understanding of catalytically active sites on the surfaces and interfaces involved in traditional catalysis, photocatalysis and electrocatalysis, establishing relationships in catalytic solids as a function of time and space, using in situ and operando characterization methods, and fabricating nanomaterials with well-defined structures. His current research activities include: i). Investigation on the shape effect of oxide materials in catalysis: nanoshaped ceria as catalyst and catalyst support for redox and acid-base reactions; ii) Understanding fluid-solid interface phenomenon in electrocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis; iii). Catalysis by low-dimensional materials. He is an active ACS member and has organized four ACS Symposia in the area of fundamental catalysis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chemical Science Division and Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN, USA