Pengtao XUTenure-track Associate Professor

Email: xupengtao[at]sjtu.edu.cn 
Address: Xiaguang Building, Room 304 
Home Page: https://insitu.sjtu.edu.cn/ 

Educational Background

2013 - 2018, Penn State University, Chemistry, Ph.D. (Advisor: Prof. Thomas E. Mallouk)

2009 - 2013, Nankai University, Chemistry, B.S. (Advisor: Prof. Zhen Zhou)

Work Experience

2023 - Present, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Tenure-track Associate Professor

2018 - 2022, Cornell University, Materials Science and Engineering, Postdoc (Advisor: Prof. Jin Suntivich)

Research Interests

Developing advanced spectroscopic tools to characterize the fundamental processes at electrode-electrolyte interfaces

Research Project

  • Electrochemical interfaces

  • Electrochemical CO2 reduction

  • Electrochemical biomass conversion


(1) Xu, P.; von Rueden, A. D.; Schimmenti, R.; Mavrikakis, M.; Suntivich, J. Optical Method for Quantifying the Potential of Zero Charge at the Platinum–Water Electrochemical Interface. Nat. Mater. 202322 (4), 503–510. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-023-01474-8. (co-first author)

(2) Xu, P.; Suntivich, J. Time-Resolved Monitoring of Electrochemical Reactions Using In Situ Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 202311 (1), 13–17. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.2c04873.


(3) Xu, P.; Huang, A.; Suntivich, J. Phase-Sensitive Second-Harmonic Generation of Electrochemical Interfaces. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 202011 (19), 8216–8221. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c02364.


(4) Xu, P.; Mallouk, T. E. Charge Transfer Dynamics in Aqueous Dye-Sensitized Photoelectrochemical Cells: Implications for Water Splitting Efficiency. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2019123 (1), 299–305. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b11356.


(5) Xu, P.; Huang, T.; Huang, J.; Yan, Y.; Mallouk, T. E. Dye-Sensitized Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation through a Buried Junction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2018115 (27), 6946–6951. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1804728115. (co-first author)


(6) Xu, P.; Gray, C. L.; Xiao, L.; Mallouk, T. E. Charge Recombination with Fractional Reaction Orders in Water-Splitting Dye-Sensitized Photoelectrochemical Cells. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2018140 (37), 11647–11654. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b04878.


(7) Xu, P.; McCool, N. S.; Mallouk, T. E. Water Splitting Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Nano Today 201714, 42–58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nantod.2017.04.009.


(8) Xu, P.; Milstein, T. J.; Mallouk, T. E. Flat-Band Potentials of Molecularly Thin Metal Oxide Nanosheets. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 20168 (18), 11539–11547. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.6b02901.

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