Jinhua YE

Jinhua Ye
Solar energy conversion materials, Nano-structured photocatalytic materials
Academic degree:
Ph.D. The University of Tokyo, 1990
Recent Publications
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Educational & Working History

2011 - Present Director, Nano Photocatalyst, MANA, NIMS
2011 - Present Director, Environmental Remediation Materials Unit, NIMS
2008 - Present Adjunct Professor, Division of Chemistry, Graduate School & Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University, Japan
2008 - Present Principle Investigator, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), NIMS
2006 - 2011 Managing Director, Photocatalytic Materials Center, NIMS
2005 Associate Director, Eco-function Materials Group, Ecomaterials Center, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
2003 - 2006 Adjunct Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, China
2003 - 2006 Adjunct Researcher, Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
1994 Senior Researcher, National Research Institute for Metals (NRIM)
1991 Post Doctoral Researcher, National Research Institute for Metals (NRIM)
1990 Research Associate, Osaka University
1990 Ph.D., University of Tokyo

Research History

Jinhua Ye received her BSc from Zhejiang University, China, in 1983, and her Master and PhD from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1987 and 1990, respectively. After that, she joined Osaka University as a faculty staff, and then moved to National Research Institute for Metals (former name of NIMS) after a year and a half. She is currently the director of Research Unit for Environmental Remediation Materials, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), a Principle Investigator of International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), NIMS, and also an Adjunct Professor of Graduate School of Chemistry, Hokkaido University, Japan. Her current research interests focus on the research and development of photo functional materials and their applications in the fields of environment preservation and new energy production. She has contributed more than 300 high quality journal publications (including top ranking journals such as Nature, Nature Mater., Angew Chem., Adv. Mater., J. Am Chem. Soc., and ACS Nano, etc), which have been cited over 7500 times, and a large number of patents and invited presentations in international conferences.

She is currently serving as the Associate Editor, Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (since 2008), Editorial Advisory Board Member, NPG Asia Materials (since 2007), Editorial Board Member, Progress in Natural Science: Materials International (since 2011), Organizing Committee Member, Photo Functionalized Materials Society of Japan (since 2008), and International Organizing Committee (IOC) Member, International Conference on Photochemical Conversion and Storage of Solar Energy (IPS) (from 2010-2016).

Selected Papers

  1. In Situ Growth of Metal Particles on 3D Urchin-like WO3 Nanostructures
    Guangcheng Xi, Jinhua Ye*, Qiang Ma, Ning Su, Hua Bai, and Chao Wang
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 6508-6511, 2012.
  2. Surface alkalinization induced enhancement of photocatalytic H2 evolution over SrTiO3-based photocatalysts
    Shuxin Ouyang, Hua Tong, Naoto Umezawa, Junyu Cao, Peng Li, Yingpu Bi, Yuanjian Zhang, and Jinhua Ye*
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 1974-1977, 2012.
  3. Ultrathin W18O49 Nanowires with Diameters below 1 nm: Synthesis, Near-Infrared Absorption, Photoluminescence, and Photochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide
    Guangcheng Xi, Shuxin Ouyang, Peng Li, Jinhua Ye*, Qiang Ma,and Ning Su
    Angew Chem Int. Ed., 51, 2395-2399, 2012.
  4. Nano-photocatalytic Materials: Possibilities and Challenges
    Hua Tong, Shuxin Ouyang, Yingpu Bi, Naoto Umezawa, Mitsutake Oshikiri and Jinhua Ye*
    Adv. Mater., 24, 229-251, 2012.
  5. Self-Doped SrTiO3-δ Photocatalyst with Enhanced Activity for Artificial Photosynthesis under Visible Light
    Kui Xie, Naoto Umezawa, Ning Zhang, Pakpoom Reunchan, Yuanjian Zhang, and Jinhua Ye*
    Energy Environ. Sci., 4, 4211-4219, 2011.
  6. Enhanced Incident Photon-to-Electron Conversion Efficiency of Tungsten Trioxide Photoanodes Based on 3D-Photonic Crystal Design
    Xiaoqing Chen, Jinhua Ye*, Shuxin Ouyang, Tetsuya Kako, Zhaosheng Li, and Zhigang Zou
    ACS Nano, 5, 4310-4328, 2011.
  7. β-AgAl1-xGaxO2 solid-solution photocatalysts: continuous modulation of electronic structure towards enhanced visible-light photoactivity
    Shuxin Ouyang, Jinhua Ye*
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 7757-7763, 2011.
  8. Facet Effect of Single-Crystalline Ag3PO4 Submicro-crystals on Photocatalytic Properties
    Yingpu Bi, Shuxin Ouyang, Naoto Umezawa, Junyu Cao, and Jinhua Ye*
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 6490-6492, 2011.
  9. Electronic Coupling Assembly of Semiconductor Nanocrystals: Self-Narrowed Band Gap to Promise Solar Energy Utilization
    Hua Tong, Naoto Umezawa, Jinhua Ye*, and Takahisa Ohno
    Energy Environ. Sci., 4, 1684-1689, 2011.
  10. An orthophosphate semiconductor with photooxidation properties under visible-light irradiation
    Zhiguo Yi, Jinhua Ye*, Naoki Kikugawa, Tetsuya Kako, Shuxin Ouyang, Hilary Stuart-Williams, Hui Yang, Junyu Cao, Wenjun Luo, Zhaosheng Li, Yun Liu and Ray L Withers
    Nature Mater., 9, 559-564, 2010.
  11. Nitrogen-Doped Lamellar Niobic Acid with Visible Light-Responsive Photocatalytic Activity
    Xiukai Li, Naoki Kikugawa, and Jinhua Ye*
    Adv. Mater., 20, 3816-3819, 2008.
  12. Hollow Shells: Dendrite, Sphere, Dumbbell, and Their Photocatalytic Properties
    Di Chen and Jinhua Ye*, "Hierarchical WO3
    Advan. Funct. Mater., 18, 1922-1928, 2008.
  13. Efficient photocatalytic decomposition of acetaldehyde over a solid-solution perovskite (Ag0.75Sr0.25)(Nb0.75Ti0.25)O3 under visible-light irradiation
    Defa Wang, Tetsuya Kako, and Jinhua Ye*
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130, 2724-2725, 2008.
  14. Efficient Photocatalytic Decomposition of Organic Contaminants over CaBi2O4 under Visible Light Irradiation
    Junwang Tang, Zhigang Zou, and Jinhua Ye*
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 43, 4463-4466, 2004.
  15. A novel hydrogen-evolving photocatalyst InVO4 active under visible light irradiation
    Jinhua Ye, Zhigang Zou, Mitsutake Oshikiri, Akiyuki Matsushita, Masahiko Shimoda, Motoharu Imai, and Toetsu Shishido
    Chem. Phys. Lett., 356, 221-226, 2002.
  16. Direct splitting of water under visible light irradiation with an oxide semiconductor photocatalyst
    Zhigang Zou, Jinhua Ye, Kazuhiro Sayama and Hironori Arakawa
    Nature, 414, 625-627, 2001.