Dr. Xiaobo Chen

Assistant Professor

Office: 410G Flarsheim Hall
Phone: (816) 235-6420
Fax: (816) 235-2290
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Degrees and Experience

B.S., Peking University, China (1998)
M.S., Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (2001)
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University (2005)
Research Engineer/Scientist, University of California and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2005 – 2011)
Assistant Professor, UMKC (2011 – present)

Honors and Awards

R&D 100 Award Winner (2011)
Principle Editor, Journal of Material Science
Assistant Editor, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology (JSST)

Research Interests

Photocatalysis, Electrocatalysis, (Nano)Materials Synthesis, Light-Materials Interactions, Rechargeable Batteries, Hydrogen Production, Microwave Absorption, Surface Coating, Environmental Pollution Removal, Cleaning Building Technologies, Renewable Energy Technologies.

Selected Publications

L. Tian, X. Yan, X. Chen “Electrochemical activity of iron phosphide nanoparticles in hydrogen evolution reaction”, ACS Catalysis, 2016, 6, 5441.

X. Yan, L. Tian, M. He, X. Chen “Three-Dimensional Crystalline/Amorphous Co/Co3O4 Core/Shell Nanosheets as Efficient Electrocatalysts for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction” Nano Lett. 2015, 15, 6015.

T. Xia, W. Zhang, Z. Wang, Y. Zhang, X.Song, J. Murowchick, V. Battaglia, G. Liu, X. Chen “Amorphous carbon-coated TiO2 nanocrystals for improved lithium-ion battery and photocatalytic performance” Nano Energy, 2014, 6, 109.

T. Xia , C. Zhang, N. A. Oyler, X. Chen, “Hydrogenated TiO2 nanocrystals: A novel microwave absorbing material” Adv. Mater. 2013, 25, 6905.

X. Chen, L. Liu, P. Y. Yu, S. S. Mao “Increasing solar absorption for photocatalysis with black hydrogenated titanium dioxide nanocrystals”  Science 2011, 331, 746.