Chuan Shi

Graduate Student

My research interests lie in the nature of the electrochemical interface of water and metals for the purpose of better understanding electrochemical CO2 reduction to hydrocarbons. I use DFT to model the interface and gain insight on the kinetics of proton-electron transfers relevant to CO2 reduction. I also apply thermodynamic understanding of CO2 reduction to search for novel alloy catalysts through the use of scaling relations and simplified coverage effects. I am a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering at Stanford University that works with SUNCAT through my advisor, Jens Nørskov.

Theory PIs: 


Theoretical Study of EMIM+ Adsorption on Silver Electrode Surfaces. Makoto Urushihara, Karen Chan, Chuan Shi, Jens K. Nørskov. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119, 20023-20029. 2015. Theoretical Insights into a CO Dimerization Mechanism in CO2 Electroreduction. Joseph H. Montoya, Chuan Shi, Karen Chan, Jens K. Nørskov. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 6, 2032-2037. 2015.
CatMAP: A Software Package for Descriptor-Based Microkinetic Mapping of Catalytic Trends. Andrew J. Medford, Chuan Shi, Max J. Hoffmann, Adam C. Lausche, Sean R. Fitzgibbon, Thomas Bligaard, Jens K. Nørskov. Catalysis Letters, 145, 794-807. 2015. Trends in electrochemical CO2 reduction activity for open and close-packed metal surfaces. Chuan Shi, Heine A. Hansen, Adam C. Lausche, Jens K. Nørskov. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 16, 4720-4727. 2014.
Electroreduction of Methanediol on Copper. Heine A. Hansen, Joseph H. Montoya, Yin-Jia Zhang, Chuan Shi, Andrew A. Peterson, Jens K. Nørskov. Catalysis Letters, 143, 631-635. 2013. Modeling CO2 reduction on Pt(111). Chuan Shi, Christopher P. O'Grady, Andrew A. Peterson, Heine A. Hansen, Jens K. Nørskov. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15, 7114-7122. 2013.