Le He Professor

Education and Professional Experience:

Prof. (2015- ), Soochow University

Post-Doc (2013-2015), University of Toronto

Ph.D. (2013), University of California Riverside

B.S. (2008), Nanjing University

Research Interests

    We are interested in the development of functional nanostructured materials for various demanding applications, especially heterogeneous CO2 photocatalysis.

Selected Publications

1.  Zhu, Z.†; Feng, K.†; Li, C.*; Tang, R.; Xiao, M.; Song, R.; Yang, D.; Yan, B.*; He, L.*, Stabilization of Exposed Metal Nanocrystals in High-Temperature Heterogeneous Catalysis, Adv. Mater. 2022, 34, 2108727. (†equal contribution)

2. Cai, M.†; Wu, Z.†; Li, Z.†; Wang, L.; Sun, W.; Tountas, A. A.; Li, C.; Wang, S.; Feng, K.; Xu, A. B.; Tang, S.; Tavasoli, A.; Peng, M.; Liu, W.; Helmy, A. S.; He, L.*; Ozin, G.*; Zhang, X.*, Greenhouse Inspired Supra-Photothermal CO2 Catalysis, Nat. Energy 2021, 6,  807-814. (†equal contribution)

3. Wu, Z.; Li, C.*; Li, Z.; Feng, K.; Cai, M.; Zhang, D.; Wang, S.; Chu, M.; Zhang, C.; Shen, J.; Huang, Z.; Xiao, Y.; Ozin, G.*; Zhang, X.*; He, L.*, Niobium and Titanium Carbides (MXenes) as Superior Photothermal Supports for CO2 Photocatalysis, ACS Nano 2021, 15, 5696-5705.

4. Feng, K.†; Wang, S.†; Zhang, D.†; Wang, L.; Yu, Y.; Feng, K.; Li, Z.; Zhu, Z.; Li, C.; Cai, M.; Wu, Z.; Kong, N.; Yan, B.; Zhong, J.*; Zhang, X.*; Ozin, G.*; He, L.*, Cobalt Plasmonic Superstructures Enable Almost 100% Broadband Photon Efficient CO2 Photocatalysis, Adv. Mater. 2020, 32, 2000014. (†equal contribution)

5. Fang, Y.†; Lv, K.†; Li, Z.; Kong, N.; Wang, S.; Xu, A.B.; Wu, Z.; Jiang, F.; Li, C.*; Ozin, G.*; He, L.*, Solution-Liquid-Solid Growth and Catalytic Applications of Silica Nanorod Arrays, Adv. Sci. 2020, 7, 2000310.

6.  Li, C.†; Zhang, J.†; Wang, S.; Zhu, Z.; Li, H.*; Xu, A. B.; Yu, Y.; Wang, X.; Yao, J.; Wang, L.*; Solovev, A. A.; He, L.*, Silica Nanocapsules with Unusual Shapes Accessed by Simultaneous Growth of the Template and Silica Nanostructure, Chem. Mater. 2020, 32, 575-581. (†equal contribution)

7. Li, H.†; Li, C.†; Sun, W.; Wang, Y.; Hua, W.; Liu, J.; Zhang, S.; Chen, Z.; Wang, S.; Wu, Z.; Zhu, Q.; Tang, R.; Yu, J.; He, L.*; Ozin, A. G.*; Zhang, X.*, Single-Stimulus-Induced Modulation of Multiple Optical Properties, Adv. Mater. 2019, 31, 1900388. (†equal contribution)

8.  Li, C.†; Yao, J.†; Huang, Y.; Xu, C.; Lou, D.; Wu, Z.; Sun, W.; Zhang, S.; Li, Y.; He, L.*; Zhang, X.*, Salt-Templated Growth of Monodisperse Hollow Nanostructures, J. Mater. Chem. A 2019, 7, 1404-1409. (†equal contribution)

9. Wang, L.†; Ghoussoub, M.†; Wang, H.; Dong, Y.; Shao, Y.; Tountas, A.; Wood, T.; Li, H.; Sun, W.; Xia, M.; Li, Y.; Wang, S.; Jia, J.; Qiu, C.; Qian, C.; He, L.*; Zhang, X.*; Ozin, G.*, Photocatalytic Hydrogenation of Carbon Dioxide with High Selectivity to Methanol at Atmospheric Pressure, Joule 2018,2, 1369-1381. (†equal contribution)

10. Li, C.; Zhang, S.; Zhang, B.; Liu, J.; Zhou, H.; Solovev, A.; Tang, R.; Bao, F.; Yu, J.; Zhang, Q.; Lifshitz, Y.*; He, L.*; Zhang, X.*, Local-Curvature-Controlled Non-Epitaxial Growth of Hierarchical Nanostructures, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 3772-3776.