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 converting sunlight, water, and air into energy-dense fuels. We are also interested in the emergent adaptive and regenerative behavior of photoelectrochemical interfaces. 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:

  • Electronic Structure Tuning for Photocatalysis and Electrocatalysis
  • Multi-Functional Coatings
  • Non-Equilibrium Rate Processes at Semiconductor Photocatalysts
  • Scalable Synthesis of Nanoscale Semiconductors and Synergistic Effects with Oxide Catalysts
  • Transport Modeling for Solar-to-Fuel Conversion Devices

Selected Awards & Honors:

  • Journal of Materials Chemistry Emerging Young Investigator (2018)
  • Gold Award, Materials Research Society (2011, Fall)
  • Ross N. Tucker Award of Electronic Materials (2011)

Selected Publications:

     For a full list, visit Prof. Hu's Google Scholar profile.