Nano and Interfacial Catalysis Group

Prof. Rentao Mu
2023-07-04 10:23:21

Prof. Rentao Mu received his BS (Chemistry, 2006) from Shandong Normal University and PhD (Physical Chemistry, 2012) from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS. Prof. Mu's research interest in the molecular-level understanding of correlation between the structure and catalytic performance in heterogeneous catalysis, by employing surface science techniques and in-situ characterizations.



§ Ph. D, Physical Chemistry – Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, 09/2006 ~ 05/2012

§ Bachelor, Chemistry – Shandong Normal University, 09/2002 ~ 07/2006


§ Professor, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, 07/2022~ present

§ Associate Professor, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, 04/2019 ~ 06/2022

§ Associate Professor, Tianjin University, 03/2016 ~ 04/2019

§ Postdoctoral Researcher, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA, 11/2012 ~ 12/2015

§ Research Associate, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, 05/2012 ~ 10/2012


§ Surface and interfacial catalysis at metal and metal oxide catalysts

§ Catalysis of oxide defects

§ The role of water and hydroxyls in heterogeneous catalysis


§ 2016 “Thousand Youth Talents Plan” of Tianjin City

§ 2016 Young Scientist Prize of the 16th International Congress on Catalysis

§ 2012 Excellent Award of the President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

§ 2012 Outstanding Graduate of the Chinese Academy of Sciences


(1) Direct observation of accelerating hydrogen spillover via surface-lattice-confinement effect, Nature Communications, 2023, Corresponding author

(2)Modulating the formation and evolution of surface hydrogen species on ZnO through Cr addition,ACS Catalysis, 2022, Corresponding author

(3)Activation and spillover of hydrogen on sub‐1 nm palladium nanoclusters confined within sodalite zeolite for the semi‐hydrogenation of alkynes, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2019, Corresponding author

(4) Subsurface catalysis-mediated selectivity of dehydrogenation reaction, Science Advances, 2018, First author

(5) Probing equilibrium of molecular and deprotonated water on TiO2(110), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2017, First author


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