Dr. Jing Gu
Jing received her graduate degree at Tulane University studying optical limiting materials and oxygen sensors based on ruthenium complexes. She currently works on the homogeneous catalytic reduction of CO2 to liquid fuels.
Dr. John Watkins
John received his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Bath in the UK under Prof. Frank Marken and Dr. Steve Bull. His background is in electrosynthesis in biphasic media, and he is currently working on electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction to useful fuels.
Dr. Yong Yan
Yong received his Ph.D. at Tulane University in inorganic chemistry under Prof. James Donahue. His background is about coordination chemistry, X-ray crystallography and spectroscopy. His current research interest is on the investigation of active intermediates for electrocatalytic CO2 reductions. He also tries to explore new organic or organometallic compounds as photoelectrocatalysts for CO2 conversion.
Beth grew up in Iowa. She completed her undergraduate research in particulate air pollution in the lab of Kathleen Purvis-Roberts at Scripps College. After graduation, Beth volunteered in Baltimore through Americorps and then worked in development for a nonprofit. She currently works on the electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 to useful chemicals.
Zach grew up outside of Philadelphia, in Bucks County. His undergraduate institution was the University of Mary Washington. He currently works on the CO2 reduction project, specifically, understanding the reduction mechanism of CO2 at metal surfaces. He is also advised by Prof. Steve Bernasek in this endeavor.
Kuo received his Bachelors degree in chemistry from Nanjing University in 2010 and entered the Bocarsly lab in 2011. His work focuses on electrode surface modification and mechanistic studies for carbon dioxide reduction to chemicals.
Yuan grew up in Nanjing China, and in 2008 he received his Bachelor Degree in Chemistry from Nanjing University. Then, he got his Master Degree of Science in Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Now he is pursuing his Ph.D. at Princeton, and his research interest aims at photoelectrochemical reduction of CO2 using various semiconductor electrodes.
Travis graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010 with a B.S. in biochemistry. While at UT Austin he worked on the total synthesis of a sesquiterpene-neolignan natural product under the advisory of Professor Dionicio Siegel. Travis also spent a summer performing synthetic studies in alkaloid total synthesis in the lab of Karl Gademann at the Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne. In the Bocarsly group, Travis studies carbon dioxide reduction using chemically modified electrodes.
Jim hails from Pennsylvania and got his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Delaware and did research there on solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). He currently works at the intersection of the CO2 reduction and fuel cell projects.