Shanlin Pan

Shanlin Pan



  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Texas at Austin, 2006-2008
  • PhD, Chemistry, University of Rochester, 2006
  • BS, Chemistry, Lanzhou University, 1998

Research Areas

  • Clean energy
  • Semiconductor Electrochemistry
  • Battery Materials
  • Electrochemical imaging and sensing


Research Interests

Our research efforts primarily focus on clean energy harvesting, conversion, and storage. We are interested in understanding electronic structure-function relationships and surface chemistry of energy electrode materials by measuring their electrochemical and optical properties that are closely relevant to electrochemical devices (e.g., solar cells, fuel cells, hydrogen electrolyzers, batteries, and light-emitting diodes).

We are also interested in developing electrochemical imaging techniques to help understand structure-function relationships of nanostructures and single redox molecules with improved spatial and spectral and temporal resolutions. These studies would greatly help develop next-generation optoelectronics and ultrasensitive chemical sensors.

Scanning Photoelectrochemical Microscopy for Searching Photocatalytic Semiconductors, ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2018, 1 (5), 2283-2294.

Students involved in these highly interdisciplinary projects will interact with faculties and students in various research areas from optics and electrochemistry to material science at the University of Alabama and other institutions across the country. Students will receive excellent training in various kinds of nanofabrication and surface characterization tools in addition to learning advanced electrochemistry and optical spectroscopy techniques.

Selected Publications

Dr. Pan’s publication list