/uploads/image/2019/04/08/26ac9a786f050d67180f5c8d95b4a9a7.jpg Name: Minrui Gao (高敏锐)
 Address:Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale

University of Science and Technology of China

Jinzhai Road 96, Hefei, 230026, P.R. China
 Tel:+86 551 63606059


  2016.07-presentProfessor, University of Science and Technology of China

Postdoctor, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany

  2014.04-2015.09Postdoctor, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  2012.09-2014.04Postdoctor, University of Delaware, USA
  2006.09-2012.07Ph.D., University of Science and Technology of China
  2002.09-2006.07B.S., Hefei University


  1.Development of new energy materials
  2.Photo/electrochemical energy devices
  3.Photo/electrochemical reaction mechanisms
  4.Commercial-scale developments


  1.The Qiu Shi Outstanding Young Scholar Award, 2018
  2.1000 Talent Youth Program, 2017

Chinese Academy of Sciences Pioneer Hundred Talents Program, 2016

  4.Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2014
  5.Springer Theses Prize Nominated by USTC, 2014

The Special Prize for the President Scholarship of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2012

  7.Lu Jiaxi Excellent Graduate Student Award, 2012

Academic Award for Doctoral Degree Candidates by Chinese Ministry of Education, 2011

  9.Zhu Li Yue Hua Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship, 2011

Academic Award for Doctoral Degree Candidates by USTC, 2011

  11.The Best Oral Report Award from Doctoral Forum of China (Chemistry & Material), 2009
  12.Funding support from the Creative Scientific Research Foundation for graduate students of USTC, 2009
  13.Zhang Zong Zhi Science and Technology Award, 2009


  After joining the USTC(* Corresponding author; # Contributed equally)
  1.Z. Y. Yu, # Y. Duan, # J. D. Liu, # Y. Chen, X. K. Liu, W. Liu, T. Ma, Y. Li, X. S. Zheng, T. Yao, M. R. Gao*, J. F. Zhu, B. J. Ye, S. H. Yu*. Unconventional CN vacancies suppress iron-leaching in Prussian blue analogue pre-catalyst for boosted oxygen evolution catalysis, Nature Communications 10, NCOMMS-19-08585B (2019).
  2.Q. Gao, R. Wu, Y. Liu, Y. R. Zheng, Y. Li, L. M. Shang, Y. M. Ju, C. Gu, X. S. Zheng, J. W. Liu, J. F. Zhu, M. R. Gao*, S. H. Yu*. Synthesis of PdSx-Mediated Polydymite Heteronanorods and Their Long-Range Activation for Enhanced Water Electroreduction, Research RESEARCH-D-19-00009 (2019).
  3.X. X. Yu, Z. Y. Yu, X. L. Zhang, Y. R. Zheng, Y. Duan, Q. Gao, R. Wu, B. Sun, M. R. Gao,* G. X. Wang,* S. H. Yu*. A “Superaerophobic” Nickel Phosphide Nanoarray Catalyst for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution at Ultra-High Current Densities, Journal of the American Chemical Society 141, 7537-7543 (2019).
  4.R. Wu,# B. Xiao,# Q. Gao,# Y. R. Zheng, X. S. Zheng, J. F. Zhu, M. R. Gao,* S. H. Yu*. A Janus Nickel Cobalt Phosphide Catalyst for High-Efficiency Neutral-pH Water Splitting, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 57, 15445-15449 (2018). Inside Back Cover.
  5.Y. R. Zheng, P. Wu, M. R. Gao,* X. L. Zhang, F. Y. Gao, H. X. Ju, R. Wu, Q. Gao, R. You, W. X. Huang, S. J. Liu, S. W. Hu, J. F. Zhu, Z. Y. Li, S. H. Yu* Doping-Induced Structural Phase Transition in Cobalt Diselenide Enables Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution Catalysis, Nature Communications 9, 2533 (2018).
  6.C. Gu,# S. J. Hu,# X. S. Zheng, M. R. Gao*, Y. R. Zheng, L. Shi, Q. Gao, X. Zheng, W. S. Chu, H. B. Yao, J. F. Zhu, S. H. Yu*. Synthesis of Sub-2 nm Iron-Doped NiSe2 Nanowires and Their Surface-Confined Oxidation for Oxygen Evolution Catalysis, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 57, 4020-4024 (2018).
  7.Z. Y. Yu,# C. C. Lang,# M. R. Gao*, Y. Chen, Q. Q. Fu, Y. Duan, S. H. Yu*. Ni-Mo-O Nanorod-Derived Composite Catalysts for Efficient Alkaline Water-to-Hydrogen Conversion via Urea Electrolysis, Energy & Environmental Science 11, 1890-1897 (2018).
  8.M. R. Gao, Y. R. Zheng, J. Jiang, S. H. Yu*. Pyrite-Type Nanomaterials for Advanced Electrocatalysis, Accounts of Chemical Research 50, 2194-2204 (2017).
  Before joining the USTC
  9.M. R. Gao, Maria K. Y. Chan, Y. G. Sun* Edge-Terminated Molybdenum Disulfide with a 9.4-Å interlayer spacing for electrochemical hydrogen production, Nature Communications 6, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8493 (2015).
  10.M. R. Gao,# J. X. Liang,# Y. R. Zheng, Y. F. Xu, J. Jiang, Q. Gao, J. Li, S. H. Yu* An Effective Molybdenum Disulfide/Cobalt Diselenide Hybrid Catalyst for Electrochemical Hydrogen Generation, Nature Communications 6, DOI:10.1038/ncomms6982 (2015).
  11.M. R. Gao, W. C. Sheng, Z. B. Zhuang, Q. R. Fang, S. Gu, J. Jiang, Y. S. Yan* Efficient Water Oxidation Using Alpha-Nickel-Hydroxide as an Electrocatalyst, Journal of the American Chemical Society 136(19), 7077-7084 (2014).
  12.M. R. Gao, Y. F. Xu, J. Jiang, Y. R. Zheng, S. H. Yu*. Water Oxidation Electrocatalyzed by an Efficient Mn3O4/CoSe2 Nanocomposite, Journal of the American Chemical Society 134, 2930-2933 (2012).
  13.M. R. Gao, H. B. Yao, W. T. Yao, S. H. Yu*. Synthesis of Unique Ultrathin Lamellar Mesostructured CoSe2 Nanobelts in a Binary Solution, Journal of the American Chemical Society 131, 7486-7487 (2009).
  14.M. R. Gao*, S. H. Yu, J. Y. Yuan, W. Y. Zhang, M. Antonietti*. Poly(ionic liquid)-Mediated Morphogenesis of Bismuth Sulfide with a Tunable Band Gap and Enhanced Electrocatalytic Properties, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 55, 12812-12816 (2016).
  15.J. Jiang,# M. R. Gao,# W. Sheng, Y. S. Yan*. Hollow Chevrel-Phase NiMo3S4 for Hydrogen Evolution in Alkaline Electrolyte, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 55, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201607651R2 (2016).
  16.Y. J. Tang,# M. R. Gao,# C. H. Li, S. L. Li, H. L. Jiang, Y. Q. Lan*, M. Han, S. H. Yu*. Porous Molybdenum-Based Hybrid Catalysts for Highly Efficient Hydrogen Evolution, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 54, 12928-12932 (2015).
  17.Y. F. Xu,# M. R. Gao,# Y. R. Zheng, J. Jiang, S. H. Yu*. Nickel/Nickel(II) Oxide Nanoparticles Anchored onto Cobalt(IV) Diselenide Nanobelts for the Electrochemical Production of Hydrogen, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 52, 8546-8550 (2013).
  18.M. R. Gao, Q. Gao, J. Jiang, C. H. Cui, W. T. Yao, S. H. Yu*. A Methanol-Tolerant Pt/CoSe2 Nanobelt Cathode Catalyst for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 50, 4905-4908 (2011).
  19.M. R. Gao, Y. F. Xu, J. Jiang, S. H. Yu* Nanostructured Metal Chalcogenides: Synthesis, Modification, and Applications in Energy Conversion and Storage Devices, Chemical Society Reviews 42, 2986-3017 (2013). Invited Review.
  20.M. R. Gao, X. Cao, Y. F. Xu, Q. Gao, Y. R. Zheng, J. Jiang, S. H. Yu* Nitrogen-Doped Reduced Graphene Supported CoSe2 Nanobelt Composite Catalyst for Efficient Water Oxidation, ACS Nano, 8(4), 3970-3978 (2014).
  21.M. R. Gao, S. R. Zhang, Y. F. Xu, J. Jiang, S. H. Yu*. Self-Assembled Platinum Nanochain Networks Driven by Induced Magnetic Dipoles, Advanced Functional Materials 24, 916-924 (2014).
  22.M. R. Gao, J. Jinag, S. H. Yu*. Solution-Based Synthesis of Late Transition Metal Chalcogenides for Oxygen Reduction, Small 8, 13-27 (2012). Invited Review.
  23.M. R. Gao*, J. Y. Yuan, M. Antonietti*. Ionic Liquids and Poly(ionic liquid)s for Morphosynthesis of Inorganic Materials, Chem. Eur. J. 22, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201604191 (2016). Invited Review.

We welcome graduate students who are interested in electrochemistry, energy materials and technology to join in the group; motivated undergraduates with chemistry, physics and engineering backgrounds are also welcome to participate. Please send your wishes to the attention mgao@ustc.edu.cn .