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30. Y. Guo, V. Bolongaro, T. A. Hatton, Scalable Biomass-Derived Hydrogels for Sustainable Carbon Dioxide Capture, Nano Letters 2023 (Featured as Front Cover, also by ASME;; Nanowerk; Energy Theory

29. Y. Zhu, Y. Guo, K. Cao, S. Zeng, G. Jiang, W. Liu, W. Cheng, W. Bai, X. Weng, W. Chen, D. Zhao, H. Yu, G. Yu, A General Strategy for Synthesizing Biomacromolecular Ionogel Membranes via Solvent-Induced Self-Assembly, Nature Synthesis, 2023, 2, 864. (Featured by UT News; Phys.Org; EurekAlert!; Science Daily; Materials Today; Mirage News; etc.)

27. Y. Guo, L. de Vasconcelos, N. Manohar, J. Geng, K. Johnston, G. Yu, Highly Elastic Interconnected Porous Hydrogels through Self-Assembled Templating for Solar Water Purification, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2022, 61, e202114074.

26. Y. Guo*, G. Yu*, Materials Innovation for Global Water Sustainability, ACS Materials Letters 2022, 4, 713.

25. H. Lu#, W. Shi#, Y. Guo#, W. Guan, C. Lei, G. Yu, Materials Engineering for Atmospheric Water Harvesting: Progress and Perspectives, Advanced Materials 2022, 34, 2110079. (Featured by Nanowerk)

24. W. Guan, C. Lei, Y. Guo, W. Shi, G. Yu, Hygroscopic Microgels-Enabled Rapid Water Extraction from Arid Air, Advanced Materials 2022, 34, 2207786.

23. C. Lei, W. Guan, Y. Guo, W. Shi, Y. Wang, K. Johnston, G. Yu, Polyzwitterionic Hydrogels for Highly Efficient High Salinity Solar Desalination, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2022, 61, e202208487.

22. C. Lei, Y. Guo, W. Guan, H. Lu, W. Shi, G. Yu, Polyzwitterionic Hydrogels for Efficient Atmospheric Water Harvesting, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2022, 61, e202200271. (VIP, Featured by Angewandte Chemie; Science Daily; Phys.Org; EurekAlert!; Chemistry Views; NewAtlas; Azo CleanTech; Nanowerk; etc.)

21. P. Zhang, F. Zhao, W. Shi, H. Lu, Y. Guo, G. Yu, Super Water-Extracting Gels for Solar-Powered Volatile Organic Compounds Management in the Hydrological Cycle, Advanced Materials 2022, 34, 2110548. 

19. Y. Guo, G. Yu, Engineering Hydrogels for Efficient Solar Desalination and Water Purification, Accounts of Materials Research 2021, 2, 374.

18. W. Guan#, Y. Guo#, G. Yu, Carbon Materials for Solar Water Evaporation and Desalination, Small 2021, 17, 2007176.

17. C. Lei#, Y. Guo#, W. Guan, G. Yu, Polymeric Materials for Solar Water Purification, Journal of Polymer Science 2021, 59, 3084. (Featured as J. Polymer Sci. Breakthroughs

16. Y. Guo#, Z. Fang#, G. Yu, Multifunctional Hydrogels for Sustainable Energy and Environment, Polymer International 2021, 70, 1425.

15. G. Su, S. Yin, Y. Guo, Q. Guo, X. Zhang, T. Zhou, G. Yu, Balancing the mechanical, electronic, and self-healing properties in conductive self-healing hydrogel for wearable sensor applications, Materials Horizons 2021, 8, 1795.


14. Y. Guo#, J. Bae#, Z. Fang#, P. Li#, F. Zhao, G. Yu, Hydrogels and Hydrogel-Derived Materials for Energy and Water Sustainability, Chemical Reviews 2020, 120, 7642. (Featured as Cover)

13. Y. Guo, X. Zhao, F. Zhao, Z. Jiao, X. Zhou, G. Yu, Tailoring surface wetting states for ultrafast solar-driven evaporation, Energy & Environmental Science 2020, 13, 2087. (Featured as Cover)

12. Y. Guo, H. Lu, F. Zhao, X. Zhou, W. Shi, G. Yu, Biomass-Derived Hybrid Hydrogel Evaporators for CostEffective Solar Water Purification, Advanced Materials 2020, 32, 1907061.

11. F. Zhao#, Y. Guo#, X. Zhou#, W. Shi, G. Yu, Materials for Solar-Powered Water Evaporation, Nature Reviews Materials 2020, 5, 388. (Featured as Cover)

10. X. Zhou, Y. Guo, F. Zhao, W. Shi, G. Yu, Topology-Controlled Hydration of Polymer Network in Hydrogels for Solar-Driven Wastewater Treatment, Advanced Materials 2020, 32, 2007012.


9. Y. Guo#, X. Zhou#, F. Zhao#, J. Bae, B. Rosenberger, G. Yu, Synergistic Energy Nanoconfinement and Water Activation in Hydrogels for Efficient Solar Water Desalination, ACS Nano 2019, 13, 7913. (Featured as Cover)

8. Y. Guo#, F. Zhao#, X. Zhou, Z. Chen, G. Yu, Tailoring Nanoscale Surface Topography of Hydrogel for Efficient Solar Vapor Generation, Nano Letters 2019, 19, 2530.

7. X. Zhou#, Y. Guo#, F. Zhao#, G. Yu, Hydrogels as an Emerging Material Platform for Solar Water Purification, Accounts of Chemical Research 2019, 52, 3244. 

6. Y. Guo#, J. Bae#, F. Zhao, G. Yu, Functional Hydrogels for Next-Generation Batteries and Supercapacitors, Trends in Chemistry 2019, 1, 335.

5. X. Zhou, F. Zhao, Y. Guo, B. Rosenberger, G. Yu, Architecting Highly Hydratable Polymer Networks to Tune Water State for Solar Water Purification, Science Advances 2019, 5, eaaw5484. (Featured by Science News;


4. X. Zhou#, F. Zhao#, Y. Guo#, Y. Zhang, G. Yu, A Hydrogel-based Antifouling Solar Evaporator for Highly Efficient Water Desalination, Energy & Environmental Science 2018, 11,1985

3. F. Zhao, J. Bae, X. Zhou, Y. Guo, G. Yu, Nanostructured Functional Hydrogels as an Emerging Platform for Advanced Energy Technologies, Advanced Materials 2018, 30, 1801796.


2. Y. Liu, Y. Guo, L. T. Schelhas, M. Li, J. W. Ager, Undoped and Ni-Doped CoOx Surface Modification of Porous BiVO4 Photoelectrodes for Water Oxidation, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2016, 120, 23449.


1. Y. Guo, Y. Fu, Y. Liu, S. Shen, Photoelectrochemical Activity of ZnFe2O4 Modified α-Fe2O3 Nanorod Array Films, RSC Advances 2014, 4, 36967.