Professor of Synthetic Chemistry and Catalysis

Phone: +86-27-8754-3032

Email: youbo@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Electrocatalysis

YOU Bo is a Professor of School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. His research interests focus on integration-designed electroactivation (IDEA) for advanced renewable energy such as water splitting, carbon dioxide reduction, biomass/biowaste upgrading and so on.

Academic Degrees


PhD in Analytical Chemistry, University of Science & Technology of China


ME in Analytical Chemistry, University of Science & Technology of China


BS in Applied Chemistry, Heilongjiang University

Professional Experience


Professor, School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology


Postdoctor, School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials, The University of Adelaide


Postdoctor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering,

Nanyang Technological University


Postdoctor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Utah State University

Courses Taught

1.Structural Chemistry (for undergraduate student)

Awards and Honors


Top Peer Reviewer 2019, Publons, Web of Science Group


Zhuliyuehua Scholar, China Academy of Sciences


P&G Researcher Scholar, University of Science & Technology of China

Selected Projects Funded

1.Start-up Funding of the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)

2.Program for HUST Academic Frontier Youth Team

Selected Publications

[1] Nan Jiang, Zhiwei Zhu, Wenjie Xue, Bao Yu Xia,* Bo You,* Emerging Electrocatalysts for Water Oxidation under Near-Neutral CO2 Reduction Conditions. Adv. Mater. 2021, DOI:10.1002/adma.202105852.

[2] Hu Zhao, Dan Lu, Jiarui Wang, Wenguang Tu, Dan Wu, See Wee Koh, Pingqi Gao, Zhichuan J. Xu, Sili Deng, Yan Zhou,* Bo You,* Hong Li,* Raw Biomass Electroreforming Coupled to Green Hydrogen Generation. Nat. Commun. 2021, 12, 2008.

[3] Bo You, Yadong Zhang, Yan Jiao, Kenneth Davey, Shi Zhang Qiao,* Negative Charging of Transition-Metal Phosphides via Strong Electronic Coupling for Destabilization of Alkaline Water. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 11796-11800.

[4] Bo You, Michael T Tang, Charlie Tsai, Frank Abild-Pedersen, Xiaolin Zheng, and Hong Li,* Enhancing Electrocatalytic Water Splitting by Strain Engineering. Adv. Mater. 2019, 31, 1807001.

[5] Bo You,* Yujie Sun,* Innovative Strategies for Electrocatalytic Water Splitting. Acc. Chem. Res. 2018, 51, 1571-1580.

[6] Bo You, Xuan Liu, Guoxiang Hu, Sheraz Gul, Junko Yano, De-en Jiang,* Yujie Sun,* Universal Surface Engineering of Transition Metals for Superior Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution in Neutral Water. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 12283-12290.

[7] Bo You, Xuan Liu, Nan Jiang, Yujie Sun,* A General Strategy for Decoupled Hydrogen Production from Water Splitting by Integrating Oxidative Biomass Valorization. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 13639-13646.

[8] Bo You, Nan Jiang, Xuan Liu, Yujie Sun,* Simultaneous H2 Generation and Biomass Upgrading in Water by an Efficient Noble-Metal-Free Bifunctional Electrocatalyst. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 9913-9917.

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