Authors

Ran MiaoFollow

Date of Completion

7-6-2017

Embargo Period

1-2-2018

Keywords

transition metal oxide; sulfide; mesoporous; characterization; photocatalytic; hydrogen evolution; oxygen evolution

Major Advisor

Steven L. Suib

Associate Advisor

Alfredo Angeles-Boza

Associate Advisor

Jing Zhao

Field of Study

Chemistry

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy

Open Access

Open Access

Abstract

In this thesis, I will focus on the synthesis of transition metal oxide/sulfide-based composite materials for different types of environmental and sustainable energy applications under ambient conditions. Controlled synthesis of these catalysts with unique crystalline structures, physical, and chemical properties will be carried out to achieve an improved catalytic activity. The correlations between the material structure and catalytic activity will be investigated by various characterization techniques. Finally, the catalytic activities for the resulting materials will be evaluated for environmental friendly photocatalytic dye degradation and electrochemical water splitting reaction, respectively.

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