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CBE’s Wu lead author on two publications in prominent journals

Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor Yue Wu

Yue Wu, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor, is the lead author on two research articles published simultaneously in two of the world’s most prominent scientific journals.

“Nanocomposites from Solution-Synthesized PbTe-BiSbTe Nanoheterostructure with Unity Figure of Merit at Low-Medium Temperatures (500–600 K)” (abstract here) has been published in the January 25, 2017 issue of Advanced Materials (international edition), a weekly peer-reviewed journal covering materials science. The research uses a low-temperature solution process for synthesis of materials as an effective and reliable way to curb energy consumption waste. The paper’s authors are Biao Xu (a Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering postdoctoral research associate), Matthias T. Agne, Tianli Feng, Thomas C. Chasapis, Xiulin Ruan, Yilong Zhou, Haimei Zheng, Je-Hyeong Bahk, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, Gerald Jeffrey Snyder and Wu.

The February 1, 2017 issue of Angewandte Chemie includes “Highly Porous Thermoelectric Nanocomposites with Low Thermal Conductivity and High Figure of Merit from Large-Scale Solution-Synthesized Bi2Te2.5Se0.5 Hollow Nanostructures” (abstract here). The project works with the synthesis of hollow nanostructures to enhance the performance of thermoelectric materials. Angewandte Chemie is also a weekly peer-reviewed journal published on behalf of the German Chemical Society. The paper’s authors are Xu, Feng, Agne, Prof. Dr. Lin Zhou (Ames Laboratory, Department of Energy, Ames, IA), Prof. Dr. Xiulin Ruan, Snyder, and Wu.