Xu Lu

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Physical Science and Engineering Division
Center membership : 
Clean Combustion

Low-carbon Energy Conversion and Storage Lab (LECS)


Education Profile

  • ​Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry, Yale University, 2017-2020
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Hong Kong, 2017
  • MSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Hong Kong, 2013
  • BEng, Mechanical Engineering, University of Hong Kong, 2012

Research Interests

Professor Lu's group focuses on reactor and material engineering for electrochemical CO2 conversion and long-term energy storage. He is also interested in hydrogen fuel cell, seawater electrolysis, and in-situ flow/material characterizations. 

Selected Publications

  1.  Xu Lu, Chongqin Zhu, Zishan Wu, Jin Xuan, Joseph S. Francisco*, and Hailiang Wang*. "In Situ Observation of the pH Gradient near the Gas Diffusion Electrode of CO2 Reduction in Alkaline Electrolyte." Journal of the American Chemical Society 142.36 (2020) 15438-15444. Selected as the "Front Cover".
  2. Pengsong Li, Xu Lu*, Zishan Wu, Yueshen Wu, Richard Malpass-Evans, Neil B. McKeown, Xiaoming Sun*, and Hailiang Wang*. "Acid-base interaction enhancing oxygen tolerance in electrocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction." Angewandte Chemie International Edition 59.27 (2020) 10918-10923.
  3. Xu Lu, Yueshen Wu, Xiaolei Yuan, and Hailiang Wang*. "An integrated CO2 electrolyzer and formate fuel cell enabled by a reversibly restructuring Pb‐Pd bimetallic catalyst." Angewandte Chemie International Edition 58.12 (2019) 4031-4035.
  4. Yueshen Wu, Zhan Jiang, Xu Lu, Yongye Liang*, and Hailiang Wang*. "Domino electroreduction of CO2 to methanol on a molecular catalyst." Nature 575.7784 (2019) 639-642.
  5. Xu Lu, Yueshen Wu, Xiaolei Yuan, Ling Huang, Zishan Wu, Jin Xuan, Yifei Wang, and Hailiang Wang*. "High-performance electrochemical CO2 reduction cells based on non-noble metal catalysts." ACS Energy Letters 3.10 (2018): 2527-2532.

*Communication authorship