Dr. Zefeng Ren 任泽峰

Associate Professor

Contact Info

Office:Physics Building W546, 物理楼西546



Personal Homepage:http://www.phy.pku.edu.cn/~zfren/index.html









Physical Chemistry

Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), CAS



Chemical Physics

University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)


Professional Appointments





Postdoctoral Fellow

Alexander von Humboldt fellowship

Fritz-Habar Institute of Max-Planck Society, Berlin


Research Interests

1. Electron Dynamics on Surfaces

2. Catalytic/Photocatalytic Dynamics on Surfaces

3. Nonlinear Spectroscopy on Interfaces/Surfaces


Honors and Awards

2014, NSFC Excellent Young Scientists

2011, Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of CAS

2009, Special award of Dean of CAS

2008, National Natural Science Award (2nd class), Minister of Science & Technique of China

2008, DICP-Corning Graduate Student Scholarship Award, DICP

2007, Natural Science Award of Liaoning Province (1st class), Liaoning Province

2007, Zhang Cunhao Award (the 1st year), 10th National Reaction Dynamics Conference

2007, Outstanding Student Scholarship of Dean of CAS, Chinese Academics of Science

2007, 2006, 2005, Outstanding Student Award, Graduate University of CAS

2004, Outstanding Graduate Dissertation, USTC

2004, Outstanding Graduate of the University, Anhui Province

2003, 2002, Zhang Zongzhi Scholarship of Science & Technology, USTC

2001, Outstanding Student Award (2rd class), USTC

2000, Outstanding Student Award for Freshmen (3rd class), USTC


Selected Publications

1. R.-r. Feng, A.-a. Liu, S. Liu, J. Shi, R. Zhang, Z. Ren, “In Situ Studies on the Dissociation and Photocatalytic Reactions of CH3OH on TiO2 Thin Film by Sum Frequency Generation Vibrational Spectroscopy.” J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 9798-9804 (2015).

2. C. Zhou, Z. Ma, Z. Ren, A.M. Wodtke, X. Yang, “Surface photochemistry probed by two-photon photoemission spectroscopy.” Energy Environ. Sci. 5, 6833-6844 (2012).

3. C. Zhou, Z. Ma, Z. Ren, X. Mao, D. Dai, X. Yang, “Effect of defects on photocatalytic dissociation of methanol on TiO2(110).” Chem. Sci. 2, 1980-1983 (2011).

4. C. Zhou, Z. Ren, S. Tan, Z. Ma, X. Mao, D. Dai, H. Fan, X. Yang, J. LaRue, R. Cooper, A.M. Wodtke, Z. Wang, Z. Li, B. Wang, J. Yang, J. Hou, “Site-specific photocatalytic splitting of methanol on TiO2(110).” Chem. Sci. 1, 575-580 (2010).

5. Z. Ren, L. Che, M. Qiu, X. Wang, W. Dong, D. Dai, X. Wang, X. Yang, Z. Sun, B. Fu, S.-Y. Lee, X. Xu, D. Zhang, “Probing the resonance potential in the F atom reaction with hydrogen deuteride with spectroscopic accuracy.” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 105, 12662-12666 (2008).

6. L. Che, Z. Ren, X. Wang, W. Dong, D. Dai, X. Wang, D. Zhang, X. Yang, L. Sheng, G. Li, H.-J. Werner, F. Lique, M.H. Alexander, “Breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation in the F+o-D2àDF+D reaction.” Science 317, 1061-1064 (2007).

7. M. Qiu, Z. Ren, L. Che, D. Dai, S.A. Harich, X. Wang, X. Yang, C. Xu, D. Xie, M. Gustafsson, R.T. Skodje, Z. Sun, D. Zhang, “Observation of Feshbach resonances in the F+H2àHF+H reaction.” Science 311, 1440-1443 (2006).


Open Positions

Our group is open for people who are interested in investigating the mysterious nature and the unknown world. Our research topic is an exciting interdisciplinary field, so students from either physics or chemistry are always welcome. There are no open positions for postdoc at this time, but this may change in the near future. Nevertheless, if you are interested in joining our research group, please do not hesitate to contact Zefeng Ren.