Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry Xiamen University Sep 2011 – Sep 2014
M.S. in Chemical Engineering & Technology Hunan University Sep 2008 – Jul 2011
B.S. in Chemical Engineering & Technology Hunan University Sep 2004 – Jul 2008
Senior Engineer, State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Xiamen University
Jun 2018 – Present
iChEM Research Fellow, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials (iChEM)
Sep 2017 – May 2018
iChEM Postdoc, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials (iChEM)
Sep 2014 – Sep 2017
China Catalysis Award for Rising Star (中国催化新秀奖) Jul 2019
ACS Catalysis Award for Early Career Researcher Jul 2018
Project & Funding
National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2016-2018.
First-class General Financial Grant from the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, 2015-2017.
Special Financial Grant from the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, 2016-2017.
Photocatalysis and electrocatalysis for CO2 reduction, biomass conversion, ethylene glycol synthesis and methane selective conversion.
 Wenchao Ma, Shunji Xie(co-first author), Xia-Guang Zhang, Fanfei Sun, Jincan Kang, Zheng Jiang, Qinghong Zhang,* De-Yin Wu,* Ye Wang,* Promoting electrocatalytic CO2 reduction to formate via sulfur-boosting water activation on indium surfaces, Nature Commun., 2019, 10, 892.
 Longfu Wei, Jinchi Lin, Shunji Xie,* Wenchao Ma, Qinghong Zhang, Zebin Shen, Ye Wang,* Photoelectrocatalytic reduction of CO2 to syngas over Ag nanoparticle modified p-Si nanowire arrays, Nanoscale, 2019, 11, 12530-12536 (Outside Back Cover).
 Xuejiao Wu, Shunji Xie(co-first author), Chenxi Liu, Cheng Zhou, Jinchi Lin, Jincan Kang, Qinghong Zhang,* Zhaohui Wang,* Ye Wang,* Ligand-Controlled Photocatalysis of CdS Quantum Dots for Lignin Valorization under Visible Light, ACS Catal., 2019, accepted.
 Shunji Xie, Ye Wang,* Recent Advances, Challenges and Perspectives in Selective Oxidation Catalysis, Chin. J. Catal., 2019, accepted. (Special Issue for NSFC, 催化与表界面化学学科前沿与发展战略研讨会特刊)
 Shunji Xie, Zebin Shen, Jiao Deng, Pu Guo, Qinghong Zhang, Haikun Zhang, Chao Ma, Zheng Jiang, Jun Cheng,* Dehui Deng,* Ye Wang,* Visible light-driven C−H activation and C–C coupling of methanol into ethylene glycol, Nature Commun., 2018, 9, 1181.
 Xuejiao Wu, Xueting Fan, Shunji Xie(co-first author), Jinchi Lin, Jun Cheng,* Qinghong Zhang,* Liangyi Chen, Ye Wang,* Solar energy-driven lignin-first approach to full utilization of lignocellulosic biomass under mild conditions, Nature Catal., 2018, 1, 772-780.
 Shunji Xie,* Shengqi Lin, Qinghong Zhang,* Zhongqun Tian, Ye Wang, Selective electrocatalytic conversion of methane to fuels and chemicals, J. Energy Chem., 2018, 27, 1629-1636.
 Shunji Xie, Zebin Shen, Huamin Zhang, Jun Cheng, Qinghong Zhang,* Ye Wang,* Photocatalytic coupling of formaldehyde to ethylene glycol and glycolaldehyde over bismuth vanadate with controllable facets and cocatalysts, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, 7, 923-933.
 Shunji Xie, Qinghong Zhang,* Guodong Liu, Ye Wang,* Photocatalytic and photoelectrocatalytic reduction of CO2 using heterogeneous catalysts with controlled nanostructures, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 35-59.
 Zebin Shen, Shunji Xie(co-first author), Wenqing Fan, Qinghong Zhang,* Zaiku Xie, Weimin Yang, Yangdong Wang, Jinchi Lin, Xuejiao Wu, Huilin Wana, Ye Wang,* Direct conversion of formaldehyde to ethylene glycol via photocatalytic carbon-carbon coupling over bismuth vanadate, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, 6, 6485-6489.
 Shunji Xie, Yu Wang, Qinghong Zhang,* Weiping Deng, Ye Wang,* SrNb2O6 nanoplates as efficient photocatalysts for the preferential reduction of CO2 in the presence of H2O, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 3430-3433.
 Guodong Liu, Shunji Xie(co-first author), Qinghong Zhang,* Zhengfang Tian, Ye Wang,* Carbon dioxide-enhanced photosynthesis of methane and hydrogen from carbon dioxide and water over Pt-promoted polyaniline-TiO2 nanocomposites, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 13654-13657.
 Shunji Xie, Yu Wang, Qinghong Zhang,* Weiping Deng, Ye Wang,* MgO- and Pt-Promoted TiO2 as an Efficient Photocatalyst for the Preferential Reduction of Carbon Dioxide in the Presence of Water, ACS Catal., 2014, 4, 3644-3653.
 Qingge Zhai, Shunji Xie(co-first author), Wenqing Fan, Qinghong Zhang,* Yu Wang, Weiping Deng, Ye Wang,* Photocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide with water into methane: platinum and copper (I) oxide co-catalysts with a core-shell structure, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 5776-5779.
 Shunji Xie, Yu Wang, Qinghong Zhang,* Wenqing Fan, Weiping Deng, Ye Wang,* Photocatalytic reduction of CO2 with H2O: significant enhancement of the activity of Pt-TiO2 in CH4 formation by addition of MgO, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 2451-2453.
 Longfu Wei, Junxian Zhang, Weiping Deng,* Shunji Xie, Qinghong Zhang,* Ye Wang,* Catalytic transformation of 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid to adipic acid over niobic acid-supported Pt nanoparticles, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 8013-8016.
 Quan Quan, Shunji Xie, Bo Weng, Nan Zhang, Ye Wang,* Yi-Jun Xu,* Revealing the Double-Edged Sword Role of Graphene on Boosted Charge Transfer versus Active Site Control in TiO2 Nanotube Arrays@RGO/MoS2Heterostructure, Small, 2018, 1704531.
 Quan Quan, Shunji Xie, Ye Wang,* Yi-Jun Xu,* Photoelectrochemical Reduction of CO2 over Graphene-Based Composites: Basic Principle, Recent Progress, and Future Perspective, Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin., 2017, 33, 2404-2423.
 Hao Yin, Jun Yi, Zhen-Wei Yang, Zhen-Yang Xu, Shunji Xie, Lei Li, Chao-Yu Li, Juan Xu, Hua Zhang,* San-Jun Zhang, Jian-Feng Li,* Zhong-Qun Tian. Plasmon enhanced quantum dots fluorescence and energy conversion in water splitting using shell-isolated nanoparticles, Nano Energy, 2017, 42, 232-240.
 Nan Zhang, Shunji Xie, Bo Weng, Yi-Jun Xu,* Vertically aligned ZnO-Au@CdS core-shell nanorod arrays as an all-solid-state vectorial Z-scheme system for photocatalytic application, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 18804-18814.
 Rui shen, Fei Yang, Jianping Wang, Yong Li, Shunji Xie, Chunyan Chen, Qingyun Cai,* Shouzhuo Yao, Application of magnetic material in the determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in tree leaves by high performance liquid chromatography, Anal. Methods, 2011, 3, 2909-2914.
 Dalei Sun, Shunji Xie, Jianru Deng, Caijuan Huang, Eli Ruckenstein,* Zisheng Chao,* CH3COONa as an effective catalyst for methoxycarbonylation of 1,6-hexanediamine by dimethyl carbonate to dimethylhexane-1,6-dicarbamate, Green Chem., 2010, 12, 483-490.