Dr. Chuan Xia is a Professor of Materials and Energy at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC). He obtained his Ph.D. at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in 2018 followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard university and Rice university. In 2020 he joined UESTC, where he initiated an active research group focusing on developing methods for controlling the architecture of molecules and materials, understanding their fundamental properties, and utilizing such structures to develop novel catalysts. Dr. Jie Zeng obtained Bachelor’s degree from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2002, and PhD in Condensed Matter Physics in 2008. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis from 2008 to 2011 and was promoted to Research Assistant Professor in 2011. In 2012, he relocated to USTC to take the position of Professor of Chemistry. Dr. Yao Tu is a professor in Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Yu received his B.Sc. degree in Shandong University, and Ph.D. from Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was a Postdoc fellow in Sysbio Lab in Chalmers University of Technology before joining the faculty at SIAT. Artificial synthesis of C6 glucose from carbon dioxide (CO2) represents a substantially untapped opportunity to tackle food crisis, but nevertheless, has rarely been realized. Here the Cuan research group describes a hybrid electro-biosystem, coupling spatially-separate CO2 electrolysis with yeast fermentation, that efficiently converts CO2 to glucose with a high yield.

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