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Research Interests


Combine DFT calculations and microkinetic modelings to computationally study and design efficient catalysts based on Metal-Organic Frameworks(MOFs)

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B.S. Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China. 2009

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China. 2014

Previous Reserach Position

Postdoc, University of Pittsburgh, USA, 2014-2016

Intern, Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA, 2013

Exchange student, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA, 2011-2013

Selected Publications

J. Ye, J. K. Johnson, "Screening Lewis Pair Moieties for Catalytic Hydrogenation of CO2 in Functionalized UiO-66", ACS Catal., 5 (2015) 6219-6229.

J. Ye, J. K. Johnson, "Design of Frustrated Lewis Pair Functionalized Metal Organic Frameworks for CO2 Hydrogenation", ACS Catal., 5 (2015) 2921-2928.

J. Ye, C. J. Liu, D. Mei, Q. Ge, "Methanol Synthesis from CO2 hydrogenation on Pd4 cluster supported In2O3 (110) Surface: A DFT Study", J Catal., 317 2014 44-53.

J. Ye, C. J. Liu, D. Mei, Q. Ge, "Active Oxygen Vacancy Site for Methanol Synthesis from CO2 Hydrogenation on In2O3 (110): A DFT Study", ACS Catal., 3 (2013) 1296-1306.

Y. Xia, B. Zhang, J. Ye, Q. Ge, Z. Zhang, "Acetone-Assisted Oxygen Vacancy Diffusion on TiO2 (110)", J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 3 (2012) 2970-2974.

J. Ye, C. J. Liu, "Cu3(BTC)2: CO oxidation over MOF based catalysts", Chem. Commun., 47 (2011) 2167-2169.

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Jingyun Ye

Postdoctoral Associate

101 Smith Hall

University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
101 Smith Hall
207 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431

Phone: 612-624-1535
Fax: 612-626-7541

Email: jye(at)