Electrochemical conversion of CO2 and H2O to value-added chemical feedstocks and fuels, powered using renewable electricity, provides a sustainable and carbon-neutral approach to tackling global energy and climate concerns. The key challenge before the large-scale implementation of this electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR) is to find a catalytic system with high selectivity, high energy efficiency and high stability. In this presentation, I will talk about our recent advances in CO2RR to ethylene, a chemical used to produce plastics and the basis of a US$160B global industry. Specifically, molecular tuning catalyst design strategy, membrane electrode assembly (MEA) based electrolyser, and carbon balance in CO2RR will be discussed.

About School research seminars

Seminars cover all aspects of chemistry and molecular biosciences and are delivered by visiting national and international academics. PhD completion seminars are also incorporated into the program.

Seminars are usually held in person and via zoom. All are welcome to attend.  



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