Shu Hu

Assistant Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Office Address:
9 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT; Lab Address: Energy Science Center II, 810 West Campus Drive, West Haven, CT 06516
Phone: (203) 737-6521
Fax: (203) 432-4387
  • Ph.D., Stanford University
  • B.S., Tsinghua University


The Hu research group at Yale designs and demonstrates photo-synthetic electrochemical devices, in particular, those splitting water into renewable hydrogen fuels and oxygen under sunlight. Our group employs a complementary set of modeling, materials synthesis, electrochemical and spectroscopic techniques to discover new phenomena and interrogate materials/electrolyte interfaces at meso-to-nano-scale.

We are currently investigating the following areas:

  • Modeling-inspired design principles towards efficient and stable photoelectrochemical devices
  • Thermo-chemical CO2 conversion and mitigation
  • Semiconductor photocatalyst model study

Selected Awards & Honors:

  • Gold Award, Materials Research Society (2011, Fall)
  • Ross N. Tucker Memorial Award (2011)

Selected Publications: