Nengchao Luo(罗能超)

title Associate Professor email ncluo[@]
degree Ph.D., Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS

Nengchao Luo(罗能超)

Associate professor
Email: ncluo[@]
B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Technology
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Ph.D in Organic Chemistry, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS

Research interests

  1. Photocatalytic C-C bond coupling

  2. Photocatalytic biomass valorisation to H2 and C1 chemicals

  3. Studies of photocatalytic reaction mechanism by advanced characterization techniques


  1. The Young Scientist Funding of NSFC, 2021-2023

  2. General Project of NSFC, 2022-2025

  3. Research Funding for Innovative Exploration, DICP-CAS, 2020-2022


  1. Chinese Academy of Sciences President's Special Award, CAS, 2019

  2. CPCIF-Clariant Sustainable Development Youth Innovation Award, China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation, 2021

  3. First Prize of Liaoning Provincial Natural Science Academic Achievement Award, 2022


  1. 1. Ren, P.#; Gao, Z.#; Montini, T.#; Zhao, Z.; Ta, N.; Huang, Y.; Luo, N.*; Fonda, E.; Fornasiero, P.*; Wang, F*. Stepwise photo-assisted decomposition of carbohydrates to H2. Joule 2023, 10.1016/j.joule.2023.01.002.

  2. 2. Sun, L.#; Huang, Y.#; Liu, S.; Liu, X.; Luo, N.*; Wang, F*. Photocatalytic reductive C-O bond scission promoted by low-work-function Cd single atoms and clusters. Chem. Commun. 2023, 10.1039/d2cc06649a.

  3. 3. Wang, X.; Luo, N.*; Wang, F*. Advances and challenges of photocatalytic methane C-C coupling. Chin. J. Chem. 2022, 40, 1492-1505.

  4. 4. Gao, Z.#; Mu, J.#; Zhang, J.; Huang, Z.; Lin, X.; Luo, N.*; Wang, F*. Hydrogen bonding promotes alcohol C-C coupling. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 18986-18994.

  5. 5. Luo, N.#; Nie, W.#; Mu, J.#; Liu, S.; Li, M.; Zhang, J.; Gao, Z.; Fan, F.; Wang, F*. Low-work function metals boost selective and fast scission of methanol C-H bonds. ACS Catal. 2022, 12, 6375-6384.

  6. 6. Gao, Z.; Luo, N.*; Huang, Z.; Taylor, S. H.; Wang, F*. Controlling radical intermediates in photocatalytic conversion of low-carbon-number alcohols. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2021, 9, 6188-6202.

  7. 7. Luo, N.; Montini, T.; Zhang, J.; Fornasiero, P.; Fonda, E.; Hou, T.; Nie, W.; Lu, J.; Liu, J.; Heggen, M.; Lin, L.; Ma, C.; Wang, M.; Fan, F.; Jin, S.; Wang, F*. Visible-light-driven coproduction of diesel precursors and hydrogen from lignocellulose-derived methylfurans. Nat. Energy 2019, 4, 575-584.

  8. 8. Luo, N.; Hou, T.; Liu, S.; Zeng, B.; Lu, J.; Zhang, J.; Li, H.; Wang, F*. Photocatalytic coproduction of deoxybenzoin and H2 through tandem redox reactions. ACS Catal. 2019, 10, 762-769.

  9. 9. Luo, N.; Wang, M.; Li, H.; Zhang, J.; Hou, T.; Chen, H.; Zhang, X.; Lu, J.; Wang, F*. Visible-light-driven self-hydrogen transfer hydrogenolysis of lignin models and extracts into phenolic products. ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 4571-4580.

  10. 10. Luo, N.; Wang, M.; Li, H.; Zhang, J.; Liu, H.; Wang, F*. Photocatalytic oxidation–hydrogenolysis of lignin β-O-4 models via a dual light wavelength switching strategy. ACS Catal. 2016, 6, 7716-7721.