Nanostructured Semiconductors for Photoelectrocatalysis and Photocatalysis

Maximizing the harvesting of solar energy stands as the challenge of this century. Photocatalysis, a conventional and cost-effective approach for this target, has gained increasing attention. The design of nanostructures for photocatalysts fundamentally enhances conversion efficiency by addressing key issues such as photoexcited charge separation and transfer, as well as surface reactions. The Topical Collection titled "Nanostructured Semiconductors for Photoelectrocatalysis and Photocatalysis" invites cutting-edge research and review papers that delve into the physicochemical properties resulting from the design of nanostructured materials. These materials serve various energy and environmental applications, including water splitting, CO2 reduction, organic transformations, and more. By triggering potential advances in the field, this collection aims to facilitate the widespread adoption of solar energy as a sustainable solution.

Keywords: Photoelectrochemical, Photocatalysis, Water splitting, Organic transformaiton, Sustainable system.


  • Yuanxing Fang

    Prof. Yuanxing Fang, PhD, Fuzhou University, China. Prof. Fang obtained MChem (2012) and PhD (2017) degrees in the University of Sussex, UK. Then he went to Fuzhou University in 2017, as a post-doctoral fellow. He was appointed as an Associate Professor here in 2019, promoted to Special Professor in 2021 and to full Professor in 2023. His research interest is the development of photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical systems for chemical reactions. To date, he has achieved about 70 publications, including Nat. Energy, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Chem. Rev., Chem. Sci. and the publications have garnered about 4,000 citations and an h-index of 32.

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