Welcome to Yu Lab


Electrochemistry and Materials Science Group

at George Mason University



We aim to understand and tailor the chemistry of energy conversion (electrocatalysis and photocatalysis) at low–dimensional catalysts spanning from plasmonic nanoparticles to layered van der Waals (vdW) materials.  Our research focuses on leveraging nanoscale electrochemical techniques to probe the structure–activity relationships and obtain insights onto the fundamental factors determining the interfacial reactivities.

Lab News

May 21, 2024

Our review article on Scanning Electrochemical Probe Microscopy Investigation of Two- Dimensional Materials is published in 2D Materials.


May 9, 2024

Congrats to Ingrid for successfully completing her master's degree!


April 30, 2024

Congrats to Ingrid for winning the Outstanding Graduating Master's Student Award!


June 26, 2023

Welcome our ASSIP interns, Siddarth, Woojin, and Neha to join us for summer research!


June 2, 2023

Our collaboration with Sen Zhang Lab @UVA has been funded by 4-VA. Congrats!


May 22, 2023

Welcome Ingrid to join our group as a master student!


May 15, 2023

We thank QSEC for providing seed fund to support our summer research!


May 8, 2023

Melissa received the Meites-ACS Undergraduate Award. Solyip received the ACS Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry. Congrats! 


April 20, 2023

Welcome Pelumi to join our group as a PhD student!


April 5, 2023

Solyip's proposal has been funded by Summer 2023 (Intensive) URSP program. Congrats!


August 25, 2022

Yun officially joined the faculty in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department at Mason.