Feiyue Gao

Feiyue Gao

School of Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


Dr. Feiyue Gao was born in 1995, China. He obtained his bachelor degree of engineering at Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in June, 2017. He obtained his PhD degree in University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) under the supervision of Prof. Min-Rui Gao and then joined the USTC as a Postdoctoral Researcher until October 2023. Currently, he is a ARC-Grant Funded Researcher A in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Adelaide, which his supervisors are Prof. Shizhang Qiao and Prof. Yao Zheng.

Now, he focused on the research in the design and mechanistic understanding of electrocatalysts for fuel cell and seawater electrolysis. He has >30 high-quality refereed journal papers (13 as the first/co-first authors), h-index = 19 and total citations > 2,100 on Google Scholar, with over 1000 of these citations occurring in this year (2023) alone. A series of creative and significant research findings are produced in nanomaterials, electrocatalysis, mechanistic understanding and energy devices, which are highly relevant to this proposal. Specifically: (a) 5 ESI Highly Cited papers (top 1 %), 6 cover-featured papers and participated in the preparation of the “Encyclopedia of Nanomaterials” published by Elsevier. (b) 7 refereed journal papers as the first author on Nat. Catal. (1), Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (1), Acc. Chem. Res. (1), J. Mater. Chem. A (1), Nano Res. (1), Energy & Fuels (1), Curr. Opin. Chem. Eng. (1); and 6 co-first author on J. Am. Chem. Soc. (3), Energy Environ. Sci. (1), Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (c) 21 refereed journal papers as the co-author on Nat. Common. J. Am. Chem. Soc. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater., etc. (d) 3 Chinese authorized invention patents related to nanomaterial synthesis have been obtained.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2023 - ongoing ARC GrantFunded Researcher A University of Adelaide
    2022 - 2023 Postdoctoral fellow University of Science and Technology of China
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    Harbin Institute of Technology China Bachelor Degree
    University of Science and Technology of China China Doctoral Degree
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Zhang, Y. C., Zhang, X. L., Wu, Z. Z., Niu, Z. Z., Chi, L. P., Gao, F. Y., . . . Gao, M. R. (2024). Facet-switching of rate-determining step on copper in CO<inf>2</inf>-to-ethylene electroreduction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 121(25), e2400546121.
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    2024 Wang, Y. H., Yang, Y., Gao, F. Y., Zhang, X. L., Zhu, L., Yan, H. K., . . . Gao, M. R. (2024). Unraveling Stoichiometry Effect in Nickel-Tungsten Alloys for Efficient Hydrogen Oxidation Catalysis in Alkaline Electrolytes. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition.
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    2024 DuanMu, J. W., Gao, F. Y., & Gao, M. R. (2024). A critical review of operating stability issues in electrochemical CO<inf>2</inf> reduction. Science China Materials, 67(6), 1721-1739.
    DOI Scopus1
    2024 DuanMu, J. W., Wu, Z. Z., Gao, F. Y., Yang, P. P., Niu, Z. Z., Zhang, Y. C., . . . Gao, M. R. (2024). Investigation and Mitigation of Carbon Deposition over Copper Catalyst during Electrochemical CO<inf>2</inf> Reduction. Precision Chemistry, 2(4), 151-160.
    DOI Scopus6
    2023 Wu, Z. Z., Zhang, X. L., Yang, P. P., Niu, Z. Z., Gao, F. Y., Zhang, Y. C., . . . Gao, M. R. (2023). Gerhardtite as a Precursor to an Efficient CO-to-Acetate Electroreduction Catalyst. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 145(44), 24338-24348.
    DOI Scopus11
    2023 Wang, Y. -H., Gao, F. -Y., Zhang, X. -L., Yang, Y., Liao, J., Niu, Z. -Z., . . . Gao, M. -R. (2023). Efficient NH<sub>3</sub>-Tolerant Nickel-Based Hydrogen Oxidation Catalyst for Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 145(31), 17485-17494.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS2
    2023 Gao, F. -Y., & Gao, M. -R. (2023). Nickel-Based Anode Catalysts for Efficient and Affordable Anion-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells. ACCOUNTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH, 56(12), 1445-1457.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS4
    2023 Gao, F. -Y., Wang, Y. -H., Yang, Y., Liao, J., DuanMu, J. -W., Zhang, X. -L., . . . Gao, M. -R. (2023). Towards reliable assessment of hydrogen oxidation electrocatalysts for anion-exchange membrane fuel cells. NANO RESEARCH, 16(8), 10787-10795.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS3
    2023 Wang, X., Mao, Z., Mao, X., Hu, X., Gao, F., Gao, M., . . . Wang, L. (2023). Dual Integrating Oxygen and Sulphur on Surface of CoTe Nanorods Triggers Enhanced Oxygen Evolution Reaction. Advanced Science, 10(9), 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS8 Europe PMC2
    2023 Duan, Y., Zhang, X. L., Gao, F. Y., Kong, Y., Duan, Y., Yang, X. T., . . . Yu, S. H. (2023). Interfacial Engineering of Ni/V<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf> Heterostructure Catalyst for Boosting Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction in Alkaline Electrolytes. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 62(10), 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus37 WoS30 Europe PMC1
    2023 Zhang, X. L., Yu, P. C., Su, X. Z., Hu, S. J., Shi, L., Wang, Y. H., . . . Gao, M. R. (2023). Efficient acidic hydrogen evolution in proton exchange membrane electrolyzers over a sulfur-doped marcasitetype electrocatalyst. Science Advances, 9(27), 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus37 Europe PMC1
    2022 Wu, Z. -Z., Zhang, X. -L., Niu, Z. -Z., Gao, F. -Y., Yang, P. -P., Chi, L. -P., . . . Gao, M. -R. (2022). Identification of Cu(100)/Cu(111) Interfaces as Superior Active Sites for CO Dimerization During CO<sub>2</sub> Electroreduction. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 144(1), 259-269.
    DOI Scopus185 WoS138 Europe PMC20
    2022 Zheng, Y., Hu, S., Zhang, X., Ju, H., Wang, Z., Tan, P., . . . Yu, S. (2022). Black Phosphorous Mediates Surface Charge Redistribution of CoSe<sub>2</sub> for Electrochemical H<sub>2</sub>O<sub>2</sub> Production in Acidic Electrolytes. Advanced Materials, 34(43), 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus30 WoS11 Europe PMC3
    2022 Chen, S., Wang, C., Gao, F., Yang, Y., Huang, M., Tong, H., . . . Chen, Q. (2022). An indium-induced-synthesis In<sub>0.17</sub>Ru<sub>0.83</sub>O<sub>2</sub> nanoribbon as highly active electrocatalyst for oxygen evolution in acidic media at high current densities above 400 mA cm<sup>−2</sup>. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 10(7), 3722-3731.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS6
    2022 Yang, Y., Gao, F., Zhang, X., Qin, S., Zheng, L., Wang, Y., . . . Gao, M. (2022). Frontispiz: Suppressing Electron Back‐Donation for a Highly CO‐tolerant Fuel Cell Anode Catalyst via Cobalt Modulation. Angewandte Chemie, 134(42).
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    2022 Gao, F. -Y., Liu, S. -N., Ge, J. -C., Zhang, X. -L., Zhu, L., Zheng, Y. -R., . . . Yu, S. -H. (2022). Nickel–molybdenum–niobium metallic glass for efficient hydrogen oxidation in hydroxide exchange membrane fuel cells. Nature Catalysis, 5(11), 993-1005.
    DOI Scopus68 WoS32
    2022 Yang, Y., Gao, F., Zhang, X., Qin, S., Zheng, L., Wang, Y., . . . Gao, M. (2022). Suppressing Electron Back‐Donation for a Highly CO‐tolerant Fuel Cell Anode Catalyst via Cobalt Modulation. Angewandte Chemie, 134(42).
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    2022 Gao, F. Y., Yu, P. C., & Gao, M. R. (2022). Seawater electrolysis technologies for green hydrogen production: challenges and opportunities. Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, 36, 9 pages.
    DOI Scopus58 WoS23
    2022 Wang, Y. -R., Zhuang, Q., Cao, R., Li, Y., Gao, F. -Y., Li, Z. -R., . . . Yu, S. -H. (2022). Reduction-Controlled Atomic Migration for Single Atom Alloy Library. Nano Letters, 22(10), 4232-4239.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS10
    2022 Yang, Y., Gao, F. -Y., Zhang, X. -L., Qin, S., Zheng, L. -R., Wang, Y. -H., . . . Gao, M. -R. (2022). Suppressing Electron Back-Donation for a Highly CO-tolerant Fuel Cell Anode Catalyst via Cobalt Modulation. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 61(42), 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus49 WoS26 Europe PMC2
    2021 Zhang, X. L., Su, X., Zheng, Y. R., Hu, S. J., Shi, L., Gao, F. Y., . . . Gao, M. R. (2021). Strongly Coupled Cobalt Diselenide Monolayers for Selective Electrocatalytic Oxygen Reduction to H<inf>2</inf>O<inf>2</inf> under Acidic Conditions. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 60(52), 26922-26931.
    DOI Scopus62 Europe PMC6
    2021 Zhang, X. L., Yang, P. P., Zheng, Y. R., Duan, Y., Hu, S. J., Ma, T., . . . Gao, M. R. (2021). An Efficient Turing-Type Ag<inf>2</inf>Se-CoSe<inf>2</inf> Multi-Interfacial Oxygen-Evolving Electrocatalyst**. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 60(12), 6553-6560.
    DOI Scopus52 Europe PMC4
    2021 Chi, L. -P., Niu, Z. -Z., Zhang, X. -L., Yang, P. -P., Liao, J., Gao, F. -Y., . . . Gao, M. -R. (2021). Stabilizing indium sulfide for CO2 electroreduction to formate at high rate by zinc incorporation. Nature Communications, 12(1), 1-9.
    DOI Scopus106 WoS73 Europe PMC5
    2021 Qin, S., Duan, Y., Zhang, X. L., Zheng, L. R., Gao, F. Y., Yang, P. P., . . . Gao, M. R. (2021). Ternary nickel–tungsten–copper alloy rivals platinum for catalyzing alkaline hydrogen oxidation. Nature Communications, 12(1), 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus103 WoS67 Europe PMC13
    2021 Gao, F. Y., Wu, Z. Z., & Gao, M. R. (2021). Electrochemical CO<inf>2</inf>Reduction on Transition-Metal Chalcogenide Catalysts: Recent Advances and Future Perspectives. Energy and Fuels, 35(16), 12869-12883.
    DOI Scopus36 WoS18
    2021 Zhang, X., Yang, P., Zheng, Y., Duan, Y., Hu, S., Ma, T., . . . Gao, M. (2021). Back Cover: An Efficient Turing‐Type Ag<sub>2</sub>Se‐CoSe<sub>2</sub> Multi‐Interfacial Oxygen‐Evolving Electrocatalyst (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 12/2021). Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 60(12), 6828.
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    2021 Zhang, X., Su, X., Zheng, Y., Hu, S., Shi, L., Gao, F., . . . Gao, M. (2021). Frontispiece: Strongly Coupled Cobalt Diselenide Monolayers for Selective Electrocatalytic Oxygen Reduction to H<sub>2</sub>O<sub>2</sub> under Acidic Conditions. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 60(52).
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    2021 Chi, L. -P., Niu, Z. -Z., Zhang, X. -L., Yang, P. -P., Liao, J., Gao, F. -Y., . . . Gao, M. -R. (2021). Author Correction: Stabilizing indium sulfide for CO2 electroreduction to formate at high rate by zinc incorporation. Nature Communications, 12(1), 1 page.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS2
    2021 Niu, Z. Z., Gao, F. Y., Zhang, X. L., Yang, P. P., Liu, R., Chi, L. P., . . . Gao, M. R. (2021). Hierarchical Copper with Inherent Hydrophobicity Mitigates Electrode Flooding for High-Rate CO<inf>2</inf> Electroreduction to Multicarbon Products. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 143(21), 8011-8021.
    DOI Scopus180 WoS120 Europe PMC13
    2021 Wu, Z. Z., Gao, F. Y., & Gao, M. R. (2021). Regulating the oxidation state of nanomaterials for electrocatalytic CO<inf>2</inf>reduction. Energy and Environmental Science, 14(3), 1121-1139.
    DOI Scopus195 WoS138
    2021 Lin, Z., Huang, H., Cheng, L., Hu, W., Xu, P., Yang, Y., . . . Chen, Q. (2021). Tuning the p-Orbital Electron Structure of s-Block Metal Ca Enables a High-Performance Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction. Advanced Materials, 33(51), 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus83 WoS54 Europe PMC8
    2021 Zhang, X., Su, X., Zheng, Y., Hu, S., Shi, L., Gao, F., . . . Gao, M. (2021). Strongly Coupled Cobalt Diselenide Monolayers for Selective Electrocatalytic Oxygen Reduction to H<sub>2</sub>O<sub>2</sub> under Acidic Conditions. Angewandte Chemie, 133(52), 27128-27137.
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    2020 Gao, F., Hu, S., Zhang, X., Zheng, Y., Wang, H., Niu, Z., . . . Yu, S. (2020). High‐Curvature Transition‐Metal Chalcogenide Nanostructures with a Pronounced Proximity Effect Enable Fast and Selective CO<sub>2</sub> Electroreduction. Angewandte Chemie, 132(22), 8784-8790.
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    2020 Gao, F. Y., Bao, R. C., Gao, M. R., & Yu, S. H. (2020). Electrochemical CO<inf>2</inf>-to-CO conversion: Electrocatalysts, electrolytes, and electrolyzers. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 8(31), 15458-15478.
    DOI Scopus128 WoS106
    2020 Yang, P. P., Zhang, X. L., Gao, F. Y., Zheng, Y. R., Niu, Z. Z., Yu, X., . . . Yu, S. H. (2020). Protecting Copper Oxidation State via Intermediate Confinement for Selective CO<inf>2</inf> Electroreduction to C<inf>2+</inf> Fuels. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142(13), 6400-6408.
    DOI Scopus414 WoS297 Europe PMC46
    2020 Duan, Y., Yu, Z. Y., Yang, L., Zheng, L. R., Zhang, C. T., Yang, X. T., . . . Yu, S. H. (2020). Bimetallic nickel-molybdenum/tungsten nanoalloys for high-efficiency hydrogen oxidation catalysis in alkaline electrolytes. Nature Communications, 11(1), 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus206 WoS142 Europe PMC23
    2020 Zhang, X. -L., Yang, P. -P., Zheng, Y. -R., Duan, Y., Hu, S., Ma, T., . . . Gao, M. -R. (2020). An efficient Turing-type Ag2Se-CoSe2 multi-interfacial oxygen-evolving electrocatalyst.
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    2020 Gao, F. Y., Hu, S. J., Zhang, X. L., Zheng, Y. R., Wang, H. J., Niu, Z. Z., . . . Yu, S. H. (2020). High-Curvature Transition-Metal Chalcogenide Nanostructures with a Pronounced Proximity Effect Enable Fast and Selective CO<inf>2</inf> Electroreduction. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 59(22), 8706-8712.
    DOI Scopus142 WoS115 Europe PMC10
    2019 Zhang, X. L., Hu, S. J., Zheng, Y. R., Wu, R., Gao, F. Y., Yang, P. P., . . . Yu, S. H. (2019). Polymorphic cobalt diselenide as extremely stable electrocatalyst in acidic media via a phase-mixing strategy. Nature Communications, 10(1), 9 pages.
    DOI Scopus78 WoS62 Europe PMC2
    2018 Zheng, Y. R., Wu, P., Gao, M. R., Zhang, X. L., Gao, F. Y., Ju, H. X., . . . Yu, S. H. (2018). Doping-induced structural phase transition in cobalt diselenide enables enhanced hydrogen evolution catalysis. Nature Communications, 9(1), 9 pages.
    DOI Scopus354 WoS307 Europe PMC32
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2023 Zhang, X. L., Gao, F. Y., Wu, Z. Z., & Gao, M. R. (2023). Synthesis of layered nanomaterials. In Encyclopedia of Nanomaterials (pp. V1-171-V1-188). Elsevier.
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(1) Fei-Yue Gao, Design, Synthesis, and Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cell Application Study of Nickel-based Metal-Glass Alloy Catalysts, The 73rd batch of General Funding for China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Grant Number: 2023M733371; RMB $80,000).
(2) Fei-Yue Gao, Design, Preparation, and Performance Study of Nickel-Molybdenum-Based Multicomponent Alloy Anode Catalysts for Alkaline Membrane Hydrogen Fuel Cells, The 16th batch of Special Funding for China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Grant Number: 2023T160617; RMB $180,000).

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Co-Supervisor Seawater Electrolysis for Hydrogen Production Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Dengyu Fu
    2024 Co-Supervisor Non-Noble Metal Catalysts for High-Performance Urea Oxidation and Water Splitting Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Zhenting Yin
    2024 Co-Supervisor Design and application of high performance electrocatalysts and devices for the production of fuels and chemicals Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Qian Niu
    2024 Co-Supervisor Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction and Clean Energy Generation by Functional Nanomaterials Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Haifeng Shen
    2024 Co-Supervisor Designing catalyst for electrocatalysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hao Liu
    2024 Co-Supervisor Electrochemical conversion of small molecules into value-added chemicals Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kai Dong

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