Wen-Yueh Yu Assistant Professor

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游文岳 助理教授
Wen-Yueh Yu
phone:(02)3366-1691
fax:(02)2362-3040
email:wenyueh@ntu.edu.tw
office:Tseng Jiang Hall(N)N504
Lab Info

Tseng Jiang Hall(N)N511
(02)3366-3025
  • Education Background

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering University of Texas at Austin 2015
M.S. in Chemical Engineering National Taiwan University 2004
B.S. in Chemical Engineering National Taiwan University 2002

Postdoctoral Researcher ETH Zurich 2015-2017
Research Associate Academia Sinica 2005-2009

  • Research Topic

Catalyst Chemistry and Surface Science

Catalyst development is essential to sustainable processes and energy technologies as suitable catalysts allow associated chemical reactions to proceed with reduced energy consumption and waste production, thus promoting efficient conversion between materials and energy. Our research group will engage in developing catalytic materials for green chemistry processes and alternative energy technologies. We will utilize renewable resources and earth-abundant elements as precursors via atom/energy-efficient and cost-effective processes to synthesize catalysts for efficiently converting renewable resources (e.g., CO2 and biomass) into chemicals and alternative fuels. We will integrate surface science, catalyst chemistry, and reaction engineering approaches to investigate catalysis mechanisms and determine the relationship between synthesis conditions, physicochemical properties and catalytic performance, by which rationally synthesize new-generation catalysts to improve current processes and energy technologies with an attempt to facilitate sustainable development of our society.

  • Recent Research Topic

Green Synthesis of Carbonate Esters from Carbon Dioxide and Alcohols: Development of Multifunctional Acid-Base Mixed-Metal- Oxide Catalysts 107-2218-E-002 -029 -MY3 (2018/01/01 – 2020/12/31)

  • Honor
  1. NATEA-Dallas Scholarship, North America Taiwanese Engineering & Science Association (2014)
  2. IPMI Metro New York Chapter Student Award, International Precious Metals Institute (2014)
  3. SETS Student Poster Contest Finalist, The Association of Chinese American Professionals (2013)
  1. E. J. Evans, Jr., H. Li, Wen-Yueh Yu, G. M. Mullen, G. Henkelman and C. Buddie Mullins*, “Mechanistic insights on ethanol dehydrogenation on Pd–Au model catalysts: a combined experimental and DFT study”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 30578 (SCI)
  2. Jakub Jagielski,1 Sudhir Kumar,1 Wen-Yueh Yu1 and Chih-Jen Shih*, “Layer-controlled two-dimensional perovskites: Synthesis and optoelectronics”, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017, 5, 5610 (SCI) 1equal contribution
  3. Wen-Yueh Yu, Liang Zhang, Gregory M. Mullen, Edward J. Evans Jr, Graeme Henkelman, and C. Buddie Mullins*, “Effect of annealing in oxygen on alloy structures of Pd-Au bimetallic model catalysts”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 20588 (IF: 4.449) (SCI)
  4. Wen-Yueh Yu, Liang Zhang, Gregory M. Mullen, Graeme Henkelman, and C. Buddie Mullins* “Oxygen activation and reaction on Pd-Au bimetallic surfaces”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119, 11754 (IF: 4.509) (SCI)
  5. Wen-Yueh Yu, Gregory M. Mullen, David W. Flaherty, and C. Buddie Mullins*, “Selective hydrogen production from formic acid decomposition on Pd-Au bimetallic surfaces”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 11070 (IF: 12.113) (SCI)
  6. Wen-Yueh Yu, Gregory M. Mullen, C. Buddie Mullins*, “Interactions of hydrogen and carbon monoxide on Pd-Au bimetallic surfaces”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118, 2129 (IF: 4.772) (SCI)
  7. Wen-Yueh Yu, Gregory M. Mullen, C. Buddie Mullins*, “Hydrogen adsorption and absorption with Pd-Au bimetallic surfaces”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2013, 117, 19535 (IF: 4.835) (SCI)
  8. Ming Pan, Adrian J Brush, Zachary D. Pozun, Hyung Chul Ham, Wen-Yueh Yu, Graeme Henkelman, Gyeong S. Hwang and C. Buddie Mullins*, “Model studies of heterogeneous catalytic hydrogenation reactions with gold”, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 5002 (IF: 30.425) (SCI)
  9. Ming Pan, Hyung Chul Ham, Wen-Yueh Yu, Gyeong S. Hwang and C. Buddie Mullins*, “Highly selective, facile NO2 reduction to NO at cryogenic temperatures on hydrogen pre-covered gold”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 436 (IF: 11.444) (SCI)