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Super-anti-freezing, tough and adhesive titanium carbide and L-ornithine-enhanced hydrogels

Z Li, J LeBlanc, H Kumar, H Zhang, W Yang, H Xiao, Q Lu,  J Humbeck, K Kim, J Hu*, Journal of Bioresources and Bioproducts, 2023, DOI:10.1016/j.jobab.2023.01.005


Exploration of Optimal Reaction Conditions on Lactic Acid Production from Glucose Photoreforming over Carbon Nitride

H Zhao, X Wang, X Wu, J Wang, N Zhong, A Seifitokaldani, S Larter, Md Kibria, J Hu*, Resources Chemicals and Materials, 2023, 2, 111-116. DOI:10.1016/j.recm.2023.01.001


Visible light laser direct-writing of high-resolution, biocompatible, super-multifunctional and tough hydrogels without photoinitiators in 30 s

Z Li,  X He, H Kumar, J Shin, C Guo, B Abraham, A Shayesteh, Md Kibria, Q Lu,  H Bai, K Kim, J Hu*, Biomaterials Advances, 2023, 147, 213318. DOI:10.1016/j.bioadv.2023.213318


Dual-functional marigold-like ZnxCd1-xS homojunction for selective glucose photoreforming with remarkable H2 coproduction

F Kang, C Shi, Y Zhu, , M Eqi, J Shi, M Teng, Z Huang, C Si, F Jiang, J Hu*, Journal of Energy Chemistry, 2023, 79, 158-167. DOI:10.1016/j.jechem.2022.11.043


Spatial charge separation on the (110)/(102) facets of cocatalyst-free ZnIn2S4 for the selective conversion of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to 2,5-diformylfuran

H Zhao, D Trivedi, M Roostaeinia, X Yong, X Du, J Chen, P Kumar, J Liu, B Su, S Larter, Md Kibria, J Hu*, Green Chemistry, 2023, 25, 692-699. DOI:10.1039/D2GC04362A


In Situ Photo-Fenton-Like Tandem Reaction for Selective Gluconic Acid Production from Glucose Photo-Oxidation

J Wang, L Chen, H Zhao, P Kumar, SR Larter, MG Kibria, J Hu*, ACS Catalysis, 2023, 13, 2637-2646. DOI:10.1021/acscatal.2c05931



The Effect of Crosslinking Degree of Hydrogels on Hydrogel Adhesion

Z Li, C Yu, H Kumar, X He, Q Lv, H Bai, K Kim, J Hu*, Gels, 2022, 8, 1, 682. DOI:10.3390/gels8100682


Lignin-enzyme interaction: A roadblock for efficient enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosics

C Huang, X Jiang, X Shen, J Hu, W Tang, X Wu, A Ragauskas, H Jameel, X Meng, Q Yong, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 154, 111822, 2022. DOI:10.1016/j.rser.2021.111822

Complete conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into three high-value nanomaterials through a versatile integrated technical platform

D Tian, F Shen, J Hu, M Huang, L Zhao, J He, Q Li, S Zhang, F Shen, Chemical Engineering Journal, 428, 131373, 2022. DOI:10.1016/j.cej.2021.131373

Single-atom catalysts for biomass-derived drop-in chemicals

P Kumar, MA Khan, J Hu*, MG Kibria, Advanced Catalysis for Drop-in Chemicals, 63-100, 2022. DOI:10.1016/B978-0-12-823827-1.00009-2

Insights into lignocellulosic waste fractionation for lignin nanospheres fabrication using acidic/alkaline deep eutectic solvents

Y Guo, L Xu, F Shen, J Hu, M Huang, J He, Y Zhang, S Deng, Q Li, D Tian, Chemosphere, 286, 131798, 2022. DOI:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.131798

Carbon quantum dots modified TiO2 composites for hydrogen production and selective glucose photoreforming

H Zhao, X Yu, CF Li, W Yu, A Wang, ZY Hu, S Larter, Y Li, MG Kibria, J Hu*. Journal of Energy Chemistry, 201-208, 2022. DOI:10.1016/j.jechem.2021.04.033

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Single-atom catalysts for biomass-derived drop-in chemicals

P Kumar, M Khan, J Hu, M Kibria, Book Chapter-Advanced Catalysis for Drop-in Chemicals. 63-100, 2022. DOI:10.1016/B978-0-12-823827-1.00009-2

NiO-TiO2 p-n Heterojunction for Solar Hydrogen Generation

D Zheng, H Zhao, S Wang, J Hu, Z Chen, Catalysts. 11, 1427, 2021. DOI:10.3390/catal11121427

Size effect of bifunctional gold in hierarchical titanium oxide-gold-cadmium sulfide with slow photon effect for unprecedented visible-light hydrogen production

H Zhao, CF Li, ZY Hu, J Liu, Y Li, J Hu*, G Van Tendeloo, LH Chen, BL Su, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 604, 131-140, 2021. DOI:10.1016/j.jcis.2021.06.167

Estimation of higher heating values (HHVs) of biomass fuels based on ultimate analysis using machine learning techniques and improved equation

AS Noushabadi, A Dashti, F Ahmadijokani, J Hu*, AH Mohammadi, Renewable Energy, 179, 550-562, 2021. DOI:10.1016/j.renene.2021.07.003

Organosolv pretreatment assisted by carbocation scavenger to mitigate surface barrier effect of lignin for improving biomass saccharification and utilization

Q Chu, W Tong, J Chen, S Wu, Y Jin, J Hu, K Song, Biotechnology for biofuels, 14, 136, 2021. DOI:10.1186/s13068-021-01988-w

Carbocation scavenger assisted acid pretreatment followed by mild alkaline hydrogen peroxide (AHP) treatment for efficient production of fermentable sugars and lignin adsorbents from hardwood biomass

Y Huang, Q Chu, W Tong, S Wu, Y Jin, J Hu, K Song, Industrial Crops and Products, 170, 113737,2021. DOI:10.1016/j.indcrop.2021.113737

Performances of a multi-product strategy for bioethanol, lignin, and ultra-high surface area carbon from lignocellulose by PHP (phosphoric acid plus hydrogen peroxide) pretreatment platform

Z Liu, X Wan, Q Wang, D Tian, J Hu, M Huang, F Shen, Y Zeng, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 150, 111503, 2021. DOI:10.1016/j.rser.2021.111503

Solar-Driven Glucose Isomerization into Fructose via Transient Lewis Acid–Base Active Sites

J Wang, H Zhao, B Zhu, S Larter, S Cao, J Yu, MG Kibria, J Hu*, ACS Catalysis 11, 12170-12178, 2021. DOI:10.1021/acscatal.1c03252

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PtO nanodots promoting Ti3C2 MXene in-situ converted Ti3C2/TiO2 composites for photocatalytic hydrogen production

JX Yang, WB Yu, CF Li, WD Dong, LQ Jiang, N Zhou, ZP Zhuang, J Liu, ZY Hu, H Zhao, Y Li, L Chen, J Hu, BL Su. Chemical Engineering Journal, 420, 129695, 2021. DOI:10.1016/j.cej.2021.129695

Bacterial cellulose/lignin nanoparticles composite films with retarded biodegradability

D Tian, Y Guo, M Huang, L Zhao, S Deng, O Deng, W Zhou, J Hu, F Shen, Carbohydrate Polymers, 274, 118656, 2021. DOI:10.1016/j.carbpol.2021.118656

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Selective biomass photoreforming for valuable chemicals and fuels: A critical review

U Nwosu, AWang, B Palma, H Zhao, MA Khan, Md Kibria, J Hu*. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 148, 1112662021. DOI:10.1016/j.rser.2021.111266

Conceptually integrating a multi-product strategy for the valorization of kitchen waste towards a more sustainable management

M Wu, J Hu, F Shen, M Huang, L Zhao, D Tian, Y Zhang, Y Liu, Y Zeng, S Deng, Journal of Cleaner Production, 127292, 2021. DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127292

Trichoderma bridges waste biomass and ultra-high specific surface area carbon to achieve a high-performance supercapacitor

Z Liu, J Hu, F Shen, D Tian, M Huang, J He, J Zou, L Zhao, Y Zeng. Journal of Power Sources, 497, 229880, 2021. DOI:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2021.229880

Modification of lignin by various additives to mitigate lignin inhibition for improved enzymatic digestibility of dilute acid pretreated hardwood

Q Chu, W Tong, S Wu, Y Jin, J Hu, K Song, Renewable Energy, 177, 992-1000, 2021. DOI:10.1016/j.renene.2021.06.048

3-D hierarchical porous carbon from oxidized lignin by one-step activation for high-performance supercapacitor

X Wan, F Shen, J Hu, M Huang, L Zhao, Y Zeng, D Tian, G Yang, Y Zhang. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 180, 51-60, 2021. DOI:10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2021.03.048

Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to Ethylene with Coproduction of Glycolic Acid Via Glycerol Oxidation

MA Khan, SK Nabil, TA Al-Attas, J Hu, MG Kibria, ECS Meeting Abstracts, 1277, 2021. 

Combining oxidative torrefaction and pyrolysis of Phragmites australis: improvement of the adsorption capacity of biochar for tetracycline

S. Jiang et al., Frontiers in Energy Research , vol. 9. p. 191, 2021.  DOI:10.3389/fenrg.2021.673758

Valorizing the waste bottom ash for improving anaerobic digestion performances towards a “Win-Win” strategy between biomass power generation and biomethane production

Q Xiao, J Hu, M Huang, F Shen, D Tian, Y Zeng, MK Jang, Journal of Cleaner Production, 126508, 2021. DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.126508

Surfactant-Free Cellulose Filaments Stabilized Oil in Water Emulsions

A Varamesh, R Prathapan, A Telmadarreie, J Li, K Gourlay, G Minhas, Q Lu, SL. Bryant, J Hu*, 2021. PREPRINT (Version 1) available at Research Square. DOI:10.21203/

Full utilization of sweet sorghum for bacterial cellulose production: A concept of material crop

Q Wang, PC Nnanna, F Shen, M Huang, D Tian, J Hu, Y Zeng, G Yang, S Deng, Industrial Crops and Products, vol. 162, 126508, 2021. DOI:10.1016/j.indcrop.2021.113256

Cannabis as a Feedstock for the Production of Chemicals, Fuels, and Materials: A Review of Relevant Studies To Date

FP Gomez, J Hu, MA Clarke, Energy & Fuels 35 (7), 5538-55572021. DOI:10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c04121

Coproduction of hydrogen and lactic acid from glucose photocatalysis on band-engineered Zn1-xCdxS homojunction

H Zhao, CF Li, X Yong, P Kumar, B Palma, ZY Hu, G Van Tendeloo, S Siahrostami, S Larter, D Zheng, S Wang, Z Chen, MG Kibria, J Hu*Iscience, 102109, 2021. DOI:10.1016/j.isci.2021.102109


Lipase-Immobilized Cellulosic Capsules with Water Absorbency for Enhanced Pickering Interfacial Biocatalysis

X He, BP Binks, J Hu, I Gates, Q Lu, Langmuir, vol. 37, pp.810-819, 2021. DOI:10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c03140

Confined Synthesis of BiVO4 Nanodots and ZnO Clusters Co-decorated 3DOM TiO2 for Formic Acid Production from Xylan-based Hemicellulose Photorefinery

H Zhao, X Yu, G Hu, N Zhong, ZY Hu, S Larter, Y Li, MG Kibria, J Hu*, Green Chem., 2021.. DOI:10.1039/D1GC02150H


Transition pathways towards net-zero emissions methanol production

M. A. Adnan, M. A. Khan, P. M. Ajayan, M. M. Rahman, J. Hu*, and M. G. Kibria, Green Chem., 2021.. DOI:10.1039/D1GC01973B

Polymeric carbon nitride-based photocatalysts for photoreforming of biomass derivatives

J. Wang, P. Kumar, H. Zhao, M. G. Kibria, and J. Hu*, Green Chem., vol. 23, no. 19, pp. 7435–7457, 2021.. DOI:10.1039/D1GC02307A

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Seawater electrolysis for hydrogen production: a solution looking for a problem?

M. A. Khan T. Al-Attas, S. Roy, M. M. Rahman, N. Ghaffour, V Thangadurai, S Larter, J. Hu*, P. M Ajayan, M. G. Kibria, Energy Environ. Sci., vol. 14, no. 9, pp. 4831–4839, 2021. DOI:10.1039/D1EE00870F


Eco-friendly additives in acidic pretreatment to boost enzymatic saccharification of hardwood for sustainable biorefinery applications

Q Chu, W Tong, S Wu, Y Jin, J Hu, K Song, Green Chemistry, 2021. DOI:10.1039/D1GC00738F

Dual Physically Cross‐Linked Hydrogels Incorporating Hydrophobic Interactions with Promising Repairability and Ultrahigh Elongation

X Liu, X He, B Yang, L Lai, N Chen, J Hu*, Q Lu, Adv. Funct. Mater, 2008187, 2020. DOI:10.1002/adfm.202008187


Fabrication of spherical lignin nanoparticles using acid-catalyzed condensed lignins

Y Chen, Y Jiang, D Tian, J Hu, J He, G Yang, L Luo, Y Xiao, S Deng, O. Deng, W. Zhou, F. Shen, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, vol. 164, pp. 3038-3047, 2020. DOI:10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.08.167

Facile synthesis of manganese oxide modified lignin nanocomposites from lignocellulosic biorefinery wastes for dye removal

R Zhai, J Hu, X Chen, Z Xu, Z Wen, M Jin, Bioresource Technology, vol. 315, 123846, 2020. DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2020.123846

np Heterojunction of TiO2-NiO Core-shell Structure for Efficient Hydrogen Generation and Lignin Photoreforming

H Zhao, CF Li, LY Liu, B Palma, ZY Hu, S Renneckar, S Larter, Y Li, MG Kibria, J Hu*, BL Su, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2020.10.049


In Situ Alignment of Bacterial Cellulose Using Wrinkling

R Prathapan, AK Ghosh, A Knapp, A Vijayakumar, NNJ Bogari, B Abraham, A Al-Ghabkari, A Fery, J Hu*, ACS Appl. Bio Mater., 2020. DOI:10.1021/acsabm.0c01030


Sunlight-Driven Biomass Photorefinery for Coproduction of Sustainable Hydrogen and Value-Added Biochemicals

X Wu, H Zhao, MA Khan, P Maity, T Al-Attas, S Larter, Q Yong, O Mohammed, MG Kibria, J Hu*ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 8, 15772-15781, 2020. DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c06282


A novel strategy to alleviate medium acidosis for simultaneously yielding more bacterial cellulose and electricity

Q Wang, D Tian, J Hu, Y Zeng, F Shen, RSC Advances, vol. 10, no. 53, pp. 31815-31818, 2020. DOI:10.1039/D0RA06245F

Why can hydrothermally pretreating lignocellulose in low severities improve anaerobic digestion performances?

C Xiang, D Tian, J Hu, M Huang, F Shen, Y Zhang, G Yang, Y Zeng, S. Deng, Science of The Total Environment, vol. 752, 141929, 2020. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141929

Harvesting bacterial cellulose from kitchen waste to prepare superhydrophobic aerogel for recovering waste cooking oil towards a closed-loop biorefinery

Q Wang, D Tian, J Hu, M Huang, F Shen, Y Zeng, G Yang, Y Zhang, J He, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, vol. 8, no. 35, pp. 13400-13407, 2020. DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c04212

Enzyme-Mediated Lignocellulose Liquefaction Is Highly Substrate-Specific and Influenced by the Substrate Concentration or Rheological Regime

T van der Zwan, A Sigg, J Hu, RP Chandra, JN Saddler, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, vol. 8, pp. 917, 2020. DOI:10.3389/fbioe.2020.00917

Synergism of Recombinant Podospora anserina PaAA9B with Cellulases Containing AA9s Can Boost the Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Cellulosic Substrates

L Long, H Yang, H Ren, R Liu, FF Sun, Z Xiao, J Hu, Z Xu, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, vol. 8, no. 32, pp. 11986-11993, 2020. DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c02564

Deacetylation Processing of Waste Cigarette Butts for High-Titer Bioethanol Production toward a Clean Recycling Process

F Shen, D Tian, G Yang, S Deng, F Shen, J He, Y Zhu, C Huang, J Hu, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, vol. 8, no. 30, pp. 11253-11262, 2020. DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c03979

Substrate Characteristics That Influence the Filter Paper Assay’s Ability to Predict the Hydrolytic Potential of Cellulase Mixtures

D Mboowa, RP Chandra, J Hu, JN Saddler, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, vol. 8, no. 28, pp. 10521-10528, 2020. DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c02883

Valorization of composting leachate for preparing carbon material to achieve high electrochemical performances for supercapacitor electrode

Z Liu, D Tian, F Shen, PC Nnanna, J Hu, Y Zeng, G Yang, J He, S Deng, Journal of Power Sources, vol. 458, pp. 228057, 2020. DOI:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.228057

Evaluation of Hydrothermal Pretreatment on Lignocellulose-Based Waste Furniture Boards for Enzymatic Hydrolysis

J Zhao, D Tian, J Hu, F Shen, Y Zeng, G Yang, C Huang, L Long, S Deng, Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol., vol. 192, pp. 415–431, 2020. DOI:10.1007/s12010-020-03315-9

Recent Progress in Cellulose Nanocrystal Alignment and Its Applications

R. Prathapan, R. F. Tabor, G. Garnier, and J. Hu*, ACS Appl. Bio Materials, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 1828–1844, Apr. 2020. DOI:10.1021/acsabm.0c00104

Potential of Xylanases to Reduce the Viscosity of Micro/Nanofibrillated Bleached Kraft Pulp

D. Tian, N. Zhong, J. Leung, F. Shen, J. Hu*, and J. N. Saddler, ACS Appl. Bio Materials, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 2201–2208, Apr. 2020. DOI:10.1021/acsabm.0c00041

Techno-economic analysis of a solar-powered biomass electrolysis pathway for coproduction of hydrogen and value-added chemicals

MA Khan, TA Al-Attas, NG Yasri, H Zhao, S Larter, J Hu*, MG Kibria, Sustainable Energy & Fuels, vol. 4, no. 11, pp. 5568–5577, 2020. DOI:10.1039/D0SE01149E 


Electrocoagulation Separation Processes

N Yasri, J Hu, MG Kibria, EPL Roberts, in Multidisciplinary Advances in Efficient Separation Processes, vol. 1348, American Chemical Society, pp. 167-203 Chapter 6, 2020. DOI:10.1021/bk-2020-1348.ch006

Fabrication and characterization of lignin-xylan hybrid nanospheres as pesticide carriers with enzyme-mediated release property

Y Jiang, Y Chen, D Tian, F Shen, X Wan, L Xu, Y Chen, H Zhang, J Hu, F. Shen, Soft Matter, 2020. DOI:10.1039/D0SM01402H

Hierarchical Ni(OH)2/Cu(OH)