Professor

Phone: (+86) 27-87557063

Email: bshan@mail.hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Materials Science

Research Interests: Materials Physics

A materials scientist and engineer, Bin Shan is the vice dean in the department of materials science, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.  His research interest spans rational design of highly efficient heterogeneous catalysts, atomically controlled fabrication of novel nanostructures, and multiscale simulation of materials on the nanoscale.  He research closely ties experimental and theoretical studies, and focuses on questions such as: What kind of composite catalysts are stable that can potentially replace platinum? What is the microscopic reaction mechanism on a catalyst surface? How can multi-scale simulation help screen and design catalysts and how such theoretical framework can be extended to other applications like biofuel, fuel cells and energy storage device?  He has published more than 40 papers on prestigious journals such as Science, Physical Review Letters, and ACS Nano, and his work has been featured on a variety of media including Stanford Daily, Phys.Org etc.  After graduation from Stanford University and worked in industry for five years, Dr. Shan joined Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2010 as a full professor.  He is the recipient of New Century Excellent Talents in University, One Hundred Talents of Hubei Province, and Outstanding Young Researcher of Hubei Province.  In his spare time, Dr. Shan maintains the website for Chinese Quantum Chemistry Community with over 5,000 registered professionals.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Applied Physics, PhD Minor in Electrical Engineering, 2006, Stanford Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, USA
  • Master in Applied Physics, 2005, Stanford Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, USA
  • BS Physics, 2001, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Professional Experience

  • Full Professor (2010-present): School of Materials Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Adjunct Researcher (2012-present): Ningbo Institute of Industrial Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Adjunct Professor (2009-present): Department of Materials Science, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Senior Research Scientiest (2009-2010): Nanostellar Inc, California, USA
  • Research Scientiest (2006-2009): Nanostellar Inc, California, USA

Selected Publications

  • W.J. Yang, Y.W.i Wen, R. Chen, D.W. Zeng and Bin Shan*, “Study of structural, electronic and optical properties of tungsten doped bismuth oxychloride by DFT calculations”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 16 (2014) 21349
  • X. Liu,Z.Z. Chen, Y.W. Wen, R. Chen, and Bin Shan*, “Surface stabilities and NO oxidation kinetics on hexagonalphase LaCoO3 facets: a first-principles study”, Catalysis Science & Technology, 4 (2014) 3687
  • X. Liu,Z.Z. Chen, Y.W. Wen, R. Chen, and Bin Shan*, “Surface stabilities and NO oxidation kinetics on hexagonalphase LaCoO3 facets: a first-principles study”, Catalysis Science & Technology, 4 (2014) 3687
  • G. Tang,S.Q. Tian, Z.X. Zhou, Y.W. Wen, A.M. Pang, Y.G. Zhang, D.W. Zeng, H.T. Li, Bin Shan*, and C.S. Xie, “ZnO Micro/Nanocrystals with Tunable Exposed (0001) Facets for Enhanced Catalytic Activity on the Thermal Decomposition of Ammonium Perchlorate”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118 (2014) 11833
  • B. Ma, C. Gong, Y.W. Wen, R. Chen, K. Cho, and Bin Shan*, “Modulation of contact resistance between metal and graphene by controlling the graphene edge, contact area and point defects: an ab initio study”, Journal of Applied Physics, 115 (2014) 183708
  • C. Zhou, X. Liu, C.Z. Wu, Y.W. Wen, Y.J. Xue, R. Chen, Z.L. Zhang, Bin Shan*, H.F. Yin, and W.G. Wang, “NO Oxidation Catalysis on Copper Doped Hexagonal Phase LaCoO3: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 16 (2014) 5106
  • G. Tang, Y.W Wen, A.P. Pang, D.W. Zeng,Y.G. Zhang, S.G. Tian, Bin Shan*, and C.S. Xie, “The atomic origin of high catalytic activity of ZnO nanotetrapods for decomposition of ammonium perchlorate”, CrystEngComm 16 (2014) 570
  • D.F. Hou, X.L. Hu, Y.W. Wen, Bin Shan*, P. Hu, X.Q. Xiong, Y. Qiao, and Y.H. Huang, “Electrospun sillenite Bi12MO20 (M = Ti, Ge, Si) nanofibers: general synthesis, band structure, and photocatalytic activity” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15 (2013) 20698
  • Q.B. Wang, Y.W. Wen, R. Chen, and Bin Shan*, “A hybrid functional study of the electronic and optical properties of tetragonal PbO-type phase of ZnO under pressure” Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 586 (2013) 611
  • W.J. Yang, B. Ma, W.C. Wang, Y.W. Wen, D.W. Zeng, and Bin Shan*, “Enhanced photosensitized activity of BiOCl-Bi2WO6 heterojunction by effective interfacial charge transfer” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15(2013) 19387
  • X. Liu, Y.W. Wen, Z.Z. Chen, H. Lin, R. Chen, K. Cho, and Bin Shan*, “Modulation of Dirac points and band-gaps in graphene via periodic fullerene adsorption” AIP Advances, 3(2013) 052126
  • Y. W. Wen, X. Liu, X.B. Duan, K. Cho, R. Chen, and Bin Shan*, “Theoretical Study of sp2‑sp3 Hybridized Carbon Network for Li-ion Battery Anode” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117 (2013) 4951
  • Y.W. Wen, X. Liu, X.B. Duan, R.Chen, and Bin Shan*, “First-principles study of the structural, energetic and electronic properties of C20-carbon nanobuds” Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng. 21(2013) 035006
  • W. Wang, G. McCool, N. Kapur, G. Yuan, Bin Shan, M. Nguyen, U. Graham, B. Davis, G. Jacobs, K. Cho, and X. Hao, “Mixed-Phase Oxide Catalyst Based on Mn-Mullite (Sm,Gd)Mn2O5 for NO Oxidation in Diesel Exhaust” Science, 337 (2012), 832
  • C. Gong, D. Hinojos, W. Wang, N. Nijemt, Bin Shan, K. Cho, and Y. J. Chabal, “Metal-Graphene-Metal Sandwich Contacts for Enhanced Interface Bonding and Work Function Control” ACS Nano, 6 (2012), 5381
  • H. Lin, Y.W Wen, C.X. Zhang, L.L. Zhang, Y.H. Huang, Bin Shan*, and R. Chen, “A GGA+U Study of Electronic Conductivity and Lithium Diffusion in Vanadium Doped LiFePO4” Solid State Communications, 152 (2012), 999
  • W. Wang, W. Yang, R. Chen, X. Duan, Y. Tian, D. Zeng, and Bin Shan*, “Investigation of band offsets of interface BiOCl:Bi2WO6: a first-principles study” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 14 (2012) 2450
  • R. Chen, Z. Chen, B. Ma, X. Hao, N. Kapur, J. Hyun, K. Cho, and Bin Shan*, “CO Adsorption on Pt(111) and Pd(111) Surfaces: A First-Principles Based Lattice Gas Monte-Carlo Study” Computational and Theoretical Chemistry,987 (2012) 77
  • Bin Shan*, L. Wang, S. Yang, Y. Zhao, J. Hyun, J.B. Nicholas and K. Cho “First-principles-based embedded atom method for PdAu nanoparticles”, Physical Review B, 80 (2009) 035404 
  • Bin Shan*, Y. Zhao, J. Hyun, N. Kapur, J.B. Nicholas and K. Cho “Coverage Dependent CO Adsorption Energies from First-Principles” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113 (2009) 6088
  • Bin Shan*, N. Kapur, J. Hyun, L. Wang, J.B. Nicholas, and K. Cho “CO-Coverage-Dependent Oxygen Dissociation on Pt(111) Surface” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113 (2009) 710
  • Bin Shan and Kyeongjae Cho* “First Principles Study of Work Functions of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes” Physical Review Letters, 94 (2005) 236602 

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Young Researcher, 2014, Hubei Province
  • One Hundred Talents Program, 2010, Hubei Province
  • New Century Excellent Talents in University, 2009, Chinese Ministry of Education
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