Chemistry professor publishes book on black titanium dioxide

Xiaobo ChenBlack TiO2 Nanomaterials for Energy Applications. The book, published through World Scientific Publishing, aims to present the recent progress on the research of black TiO2 nanomaterials and how they can be used in a number of clean energy applications.

The book includes a theoretical analysis of TiO2 research, and provides a comprehensive review of the subject for students, researchers and practitioners in catalytic science, materials science, nanotechnology, green technology and chemistry.

Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. from the Department of Chemistry in Case Western Reserve University in 2005, and then spent 6 years in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley. In 2011, he joined University of Missouri-Kansas City Department of Chemistry as an Assistant Professor. His research specialties include photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, hydrogen production and more. More information on Dr. Chen’s new book can be found at