Department of Materials Science & Engineering
97 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3136
Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Phone: (860) 486-9213
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.engr.uconn.edu/~puxian/
|2015||United Technologies Corporation Professorship in Engineering Innovation, University of Connecticut|
|2014||Honoree, Boston Patent Law Association’s Invented Here! Event, patent #8,704,210 entitled Boundary-Modulated Nanoparticle Junctions and a Method for Manufacture Thereof. Boston, MA|
|2013||Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship|
|2013||Outstanding Faculty Award, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Connecticut|
|2012||Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, BeiHang University|
|2011||Certificate of Appreciation for valuable contribution and dedicated service in peer review of manuscripts submitted to ACS journals|
|2008||New Faculty Grant, ACS-Petroleum Research Funds|
|2008||Junior Faculty Summer Fellow, University of Connecticut|
|2007||Honda Initiation Grant Award|
|2006||Best Ph.D. Thesis Award in Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology|
|2005, 2006||Advanced Publication Awards, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology|
|2005||Featured on cover of 5-year Report on the US National Nanotechnology Initiative for invented ZnO nanowire-nanoribbon junction arrays|
|2005||Initial Research Award, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology|
Z. Ren, Z. Wu, W. Song, W. Xiao, Y.B. Guo, J. Ding, S.L. Suib, & P.X. Gao, “Low Temperature Propane Oxidation over Co3O4 based Nano-array Catalysts: Ni Dopant Effect, Reaction Mechanism and Structural Stability,” Appl. Catal. B, 2016, 180, 150-160.
S. Wang, Z. Ren, Y. Guo, P-X. Gao, “One-Dimensional Nanostructure-Enhanced Catalysis”, in Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry, edited by Timothy P. Hanusa, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2015, ISBN 978-1-118-70328-1, 387-415.
S. Wang, Z. Ren, W.Q. Song, Y.B. Guo, S.L. Suib, P.X. Gao, “ZnO/Perovskite core-shell nanorod array based monolithic catalysts with enhanced propane oxidation and material utilization efficiency at low temperature,” Catalysis Today, 2015, 549-555.
Z. Ren, Y.B. Guo, P.X. Gao, “Nano-array based monolithic catalysts: Concept, Rational Materials Design and Tunable Catalytic Performance,” Catalysis Today, 2015, 258(2), 441-453.
Y.B. Guo, Z. Ren, W. Xiao, and P.X. Gao, “Nano-array Catalysts for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Applications,” Chapter 12, Catalysis by Materials with Well-Defined Structures – 1st Edition, edited by Z.L. Wu, S. Overbury, Elsevier, 2014, ISBN: 9780128012178, 339-370. (invited)
X.C. Sun, H.J. Lin, H.Y. Gao, and P.X. Gao, Y. Lei, “Bimodular high temperature planar oxygen gas sensor,” Frontiers in Green and Environmental Chemistry, 2014, 2, 57. (invited article)
Z. Ren, V. Botu, S. Wang, Y. Meng, W. Song, Y.B. Guo, R. Ramprasad, S.L. Suib, and P.X. Gao, “Monolithically Integrated Spinel MxCo3-xO4 (M=Co, Ni and Zn) Nano-Array Catalysts: Scalable Synthesis and Cations Manipulation for Low Temperature Catalytic CH4 and CO Oxidation,” Angewandte Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53(28), 7223–7227.
Z. Ren, and P.X. Gao, “A Review of Helical Nanostructures: Growth Theories, Synthesis Strategies and Properties,” Nanoscale 2014, 6 (16), 9366 – 9400. (invited feature article)
C.H. Liu, H.Y. Chen, Z. Ren, S. Dardona, M. Piech, H.Y. Gao, and P.X. Gao, “Controlled Synthesis and Structure Tunability of Photocatalytically Active Mesoporous Metal-based Stannate Nanostructures,” Appl. Surf. Sci. 2014, 296, 53-60.
C.H. Liu, R. Roeder, L. Zhang, Z. Ren, H. Chen, Z. Zhang, C. Ronning and P.X. Gao, “Highly efficient visible-light driven photocatalysts: a case of zinc stannate based nanocrystal assemblies,” J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2 (12), 4157-4167. (Cover)