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Prof. Jimmy C. M. YU

Choh-Ming Li Professor of Chemistry

location Room 236 Science Centre
Phone No. (852) 3943 6268
Fax No. (852) 2603 5057
Email jimyu@cuhk.edu.hk


1980 B.Sc. St. Martin's Coll.
1985 Ph.D. Idaho


Department of Chemistry, 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Since 2012
United College, 
Since 2011
Associate Director, 
Institute of Environment, 
Energy and Sustainability, 
Since 2002
Department of Chemistry,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Environmental Science Programme, 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Associate Professor, 
Department of Chemistry,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Assistant / Associate Professor, 
University of Central Missouri
Assistant Professor, 
University of Puget Sound

Research Interests

  1. Preparation and characterization of novel nano-structured materials
  2. Environmental applications of photocatalysis
  3. Development of analytical methods for environmental and biological samples

Research Grants

  1. RGC General Research Fund: A New Composite Photocatalyst of Graphene Quantum Dots Deposited on Titanium Dioxide Nanotube Arrays (404112, $775,000, 1 Nov 2012–31 Oct 2015, principal investigator).
  2. NSFC-RGC Joint Research Scheme: Synthesis and Design of New Photocatalysts for degradation of Toxic Organic compounds (N_CUHK464/10, $613,330, 1 Jan 2011 – 31 Dec 2013, principal investigator).
  3. RGC General Research Fund: Advanced Materials for the Photocatalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Fuels by Sunlight (404810, $869,055, 1 Nov 2010 – 31 Oct 2013, principal investigator).

Professional Activities

Associate Editor, Journal of Nanoparticle Research

Editorial Advisory Board, Langmuir

Editorial Board, International Journal of Photoenergy

Editorial Board, Environmental Chemistry

Editorial Board, Rare Metals

Board Member, Air & Waste Management Association - Hong Kong Section

Member, Hong Kong Research Grants Council Physical Science Panel

Council Member, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Chang Jiang Scholar Chair Professor, Ministry of Education

Representative Publications

  1. F. Wang, X.J. Chen, X.L. Hu, K.S. Wong, J.C. Yu 
    "Hierarchical P/YPO4 Microsphere for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production from Water under Visible Light Irradiation," 
    Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2012, 119-120, 267-272.
  2. F. Wang, W.K.H Ng, J.C. Yu, H.J. Zhu, C.H. Li, L. Zhang, Z.F. Liu, Q. Li 
    "Red Phosphorus: An Elemental Photocatalyst for Hydrogen Formation from Water," 
    Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2012, 111-112, 409-414.
  3. X.Q. An, J.C. Yu 
    "Graphene-Based Photocatalytic Composites," 
    RSC Advances 2011, 1, 1426-1434. [Review]
  4. G. Liu, J.C. Yu, G.Q. Lu, H.M. Cheng 
    "Crystal Facet Engineering of Semiconductor Photocatalysts: Motivations, Advances and Unique Properties," 
    Chemical Communications 2011, 47, 6763-6783. [Feature Article]
  5. C.H. Li, F. Wang, J.C. Yu 
    "Semiconductor/Biomolecular Composites for Solar Energy Applications," 
    Energy & Environmental Science 2011, 4, 100-113. [Perspective] 
  6. X.L. Hu, G.S. Li, J.C. Yu 
    "Design, Fabrication and Modification of Nanostructured Materials for Environmental and Energy Applications," 
    Langmuir 2010, 26, 3031-3039. [Cover Feature Article] 
  7. D.Q. Zhang, G.S. Li, J.C. Yu
    "Inorganic Materials for Photocatalytic Water Disinfection,"
    Journal of Materials Chemistry 2010, 20, 4529-4536. [Feature Article] 
  8. X.F. Yang, J. Chen, L. Gong, M.M. Wu, J.C. Yu
    "Cross-Medal Arrays of Ta-Doped Rutile Titania," 
    Journal of the American Chemical Society 2009, 131, 12048-12049.

Research Group