Ruotian Chen, PhD

State Key Laboratory of Catalysis

Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy

Dalian 116023, CHINA


Research Areas

Solar energy, photocatalysis, charge transfer, operando and spatiotemporal imaging technique, surface photovoltage technique  


  1. Chen, R., Fan, F. & Li, C. Unraveling Charge-Separation Mechanisms in Photocatalyst Particles by Spatially Resolved Surface Photovoltage Techniques. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 61, e202117567 (2022)
  2. Chen, R. et al. Giant Defect-Induced Effects on Nanoscale Charge Separation in Semiconductor Photocatalysts. Nano Lett. 19, 426-432 (2019).
  3. Chen, R. et al. Charge separation via asymmetric illumination in photocatalytic Cu2O particles. Nat. Energy 3, 655-663 (2018).
  4. Chen, R., Fan, F., Dittrich, T. & Li, C. Imaging photogenerated charge carriers on surfaces and interfaces of photocatalysts with surface photovoltage microscopy. Chem. Soc. Rev. 47, 8238-8262 (2018).