Jie Chen, Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

​• Solution and vapor phase growth of semiconducting nanomaterials for catalysis in hydrogen production or and fuel cells.
• Photoelectrochemisty and photocatalysis for the conversion/storage of solar energy to chemical energy.
• Growth of semiconducting materials for optoelectronic applications.

Selected Publications

  • Single-Crystal Thin Films of Cesium Lead Bromide Perovskite Epitaxially Grown on Metal Oxide Perovskite (SrTiO3) 
    Chen, J.; Morrow, D. J.; Fu, Y.; Zheng, W.; Zhao, Y.; Dang, L.; Stolt, M. J.; Kohler, D. D...
    Journal of the American Chemistry Sociaty, 139 (38), 13525-13532. , (2017)
  • Molecular Design of Polymer Heterojunctions for Efficient Solar-Hydrogen Conversion 
    Chen, J.; Dong, C. L.; Zhao, D.; Huang, Y. C.; Wang, X.; Samad, L.; Dang, L.; Shearer, M.;...
    Advanced Materials, 29 (21), 1606198, (2017)
  • Vapor-Phase Epitaxial Growth of Aligned Nanowire Networks of Cesium Lead Halide Perovskites (CsPbX3, X = Cl, Br, I) 
    Chen, J.; Fu, Y.; Samad, L.; Dang, L.; Zhao, Y.; Shen, S.; Guo, L.; Jin, S
    Nano Letters, 17 (1), 460-466, (2017)
  • In-situ reduction synthesis of nano-sized Cu2O particles modifying g-C3N4 for enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen prod... 
    Chen, J.; Shen, S.; Guo, P.; Wang, M.; Wu, P.; Wang, X.; Guo, L
    Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 152-153, 335-341., (2014)
  • Nitrogen-doped CeOx nanoparticles modified graphitic carbon nitride for enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen production 
    Chen, J.; Shen, S.; Wu, P.; Guo, L
    Green Chemistry, 17 (1), 509-517, (2015)
  • Spatial engineering of photo-active sites on g-C3N4 for efficient solar hydrogen generation 
    Chen, J.; Shen, S.; Guo, P.; Wu, P.; Guo, L
    Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2 (13), 4605, (2017)
  • Bifunctional Modification of Graphitic Carbon Nitride with MgFe2O4 for Enhanced Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation 
    Chen, J.; Zhao, D.; Diao, Z.; Wang, M.; Guo, L.; Shen, S
    ACS Applied Materials Interfaces, 7 (33), 18843-18848, (2015)
  • Nanogap Engineered Plasmon-Enhancement in Photocatalytic Solar Hydrogen Conversion 
    Chen, J.; Dong, C.-L.; Du, Y.; Zhao, D.; Shen, S
    Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2 (14), 1500280, (2015)
  • Plasmonic Ag@SiO2 core/shell structure modified g-C3N4 with enhanced visible light photocatalytic activity 
    Chen, J.; Shen, S.; Guo, P.; Wang, M.; Su, J.; Zhao, D.; Guo, L
    Journal of Materials Research, 29 (1), 64-70, (2013)
  • Ferrites boosting photocatalytic hydrogen evolution over graphitic carbon nitride: a case study of (Co, Ni)Fe2O4 mo... 
    Chen, J.; Zhao, D.; Diao, Z.; Wang, M.; Shen, S
    Science Bulletin, 61 (4), 292-301, (2016)


  • Ph. D. in Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics. Xi’an Jiaotong University. 2012.09-2017.12; Joint Ph. D. in Chemistry Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2015.09-2017.09.
  • M. S. in Thermal Power Engineering. Xi’an Jiaotong University. 2011.09-2012.07.
  • B. S. in Applied Chemistry. Xi’an Jiaotong University. 2007.09-2011.07.

Professional Profile

  • 03/2018-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.


  • China Scholarship Council scholarship: 2015-2017.
  • National scholarship: 2014-2015.
  • National encouragement scholarship: 2009-2010.

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Perovskites Crystal growth (Photo)catalysis Optoelectronics