Prof. Jinsong Hu from Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) gave a talk entitled ‘Advanced Electrocatalysts for Water Electrolysis under the Carbon Neutrality Scenarios’ at the Faculty of Science and Technology on Apr. 28, 2023.

At the seminar, Prof. Hu, shared his/her latest research results in the fields of green hydrogen technology. His talk was focused on the exploration of earth-abundant efficient HER and OER electrocatalysts with an emphasis on the performance boosting by the synergistic engineering of catalyst structures. Several reasonable strategies were introduced for rationally engineering the morphological structure, electronic structure, and crystalline structure of electrocatalyst to augment the accessible catalytic sites and boost their intrinsic activity, leading to the significant performance enhancement of these low-cost materials for practical applications. These results may open opportunities for the rational design and bottom-up synthesis of cost-effective and high-performance electrocatalysts for sustainable hydrogen production through electrochemical water splitting.