On April 26th, the 7th Young Scholars Forum on Photocatalysis and the 2023 Academic Annual Conference of the Photocatalysis Professional Committee of the Chinese Society of Photographic and Optoelectronic opened in Changchun, Jilin.
The theme of this conference was "New Journey, New Chapter," providing a platform for extensive discussions and showcasing of achievements for young scholars dedicated to research in the field of photocatalysis. Additionally, it served as a platform to promote collaboration between academia, industry, and research in the photocatalysis sector.
China's research on photocatalytic materials currently holds a leading position internationally. In the realm of new materials, many material systems with distinct Chinese characteristics have been created. In terms of application, with the current focus on energy and environmental issues, the characteristics of photocatalytic materials have advantages in addressing both of these problems, hence attracting widespread attention.
Professors Yang Xiaotian, President of Jilin Normal University, Che Guangbo, President of Baicheng Normal University, Zhu Yongfa from Tsinghua University, and Zhang Tierui, researcher at the Institute of Physical and Chemical Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, attended the opening ceremony of the conference. Professors Huang Baibiao, Xiao Wenjing, and Zhang Fuxiang each gave keynote speeches.
Prof. Huang Baibiao, in his presentation titled "Exploration and System Construction of Photoelectric Catalytic Materials," introduced the related work of his research group, such as exploring new types of surface plasmon photocatalysts, infrared light photocatalysts, polar photocatalysts, and perovskite photocatalysts. They also constructed a solar cell-photocatalytic electrochemical cell based on solar energy, achieving efficient conversion from solar energy to hydrogen energy and chemical energy.
Prof. Xiao Wenjing, in her talk titled "Visible Light-Induced Controllable Free Radical Reactions and Related Synthesis Transformations," detailed the discussions her research group conducted around visible light-induced photocatalysis, including photocatalytic oxidation-reduction, atom transfer, and energy transfer. They developed visible light-induced ring addition reactions, carbonylation reactions, oxidation reactions, and related asymmetric catalytic processes, and successfully applied these reactions to the synthesis of various complex and functionalized compounds, demonstrating good catalytic synthesis value and potential industrial application prospects.
Prof. Zhang Fuxiang, in his presentation titled "Energy Photocatalysis for Carbon Neutrality," briefly introduced the fundamental science and challenges of the full decomposition of water into hydrogen and carbon dioxide reduction during energy photocatalysis. He shared recent research on artificial photosynthesis focusing on several inorganic semiconductors with broad spectral absorption, and shared some experimental methods and strategies to promote charge separation, aiming to inspire peers to think and discuss this field of energy photocatalysis and ultimately contribute to the nation's carbon neutrality goal.
This conference also featured four parallel sessions: Energy Photocatalysis, Environmental Photocatalysis, Photochemical Synthesis, and Graduate Student Report Session.
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The conference is ongoing, and the excitement continues. We warmly welcome all teachers to visit and guide the conference at the Hyatt Regency Changchun. Perfectlight Technology will provide you with products, services, and solutions beyond your expectations.