Principal Investigator

Prof. Shaobin Wang

School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Australia

Research Areas and Interests:

  • Nanomaterials synthesis and applications

  • Fuels and energy conversion

  • methane conversion and olefin production

  • Reaction engineering and design

  • Environmental engineering and wastewater treatment

  • Industrial wastes management and utilisation

  • Carbon dioxide recycling and utilisation

  • Air pollution and control technology

Prof. Hongqi Sun

Department of Chemical Engineering, Edith Cowan University, Australia

Research Areas and Interests

  • Nanostructured catalyst materials;

  • Visible-light photocatalysis;

  • Photoelectrochemical degradation, fuels production and sensing;

  • Solar fuels and solar cells;

  • Advanced oxidation processes for wastewater treatment;

  • Air pollution control.

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Research Fellow

Dr. Xiaoguang Duan

Research Fellow, The University of Adelaide

Dr. Duan has been dedicated to seeking feasible applications of nanocarbon materials in environmental science and facilitating mechanistic insights and innovations of carbocatalysis with advanced protocols



Dr. Lei Shi

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Edith Cowan University

Dr. Shi is currently working on designing functional nanomaterials (e.g. graphene and its hybrids, metal nanoparticles, metal oxide nanoparticles; metal-organic frameworks), and fabricating structure-controllable films on conductive substrates for electrochemical/photo electrochemical sensing and catalysis applications. 


Dr. Lihong Liu

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Curtin University

Dr. Liu is working on nanomaterials as antimicrobial agent and catalyst.  


Dr. Wenjie Tian

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Adelaide

​Wenjie is working on developing novel three-dimensional porous carbons  for water pollutant treatment and energy applications in electrochemistry.


Dr. Huayang Zhang

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Adelaide

​Huayang's research is focused on the development of novel nano-structured photocatalysts and photoelectrocatalyst for solar-light-driven energy production and utilization.


Dr. Jun Wang

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Tianjin Polytechnic University

Dr. Jun Wang is currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Tianjin Polytechnic University, China. His current research interest is mainly focused on the macroscopic assembly and environmental applications of graphene-based materials.

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Ph.D Student

Jian Kang (KJ)

Nanocarbons, Environmental remediation

KJ is working on morphology and  structure controlling of nanocarbon materials such as graphene and CNT,  optimuming their physochemical properties for environmental as well as  electrochemical purposes. 


Qi Yang

Carbon materials, metal-free catalysis

Qi is working on develping novel metal-free carbon materials (nanoribbons, hybrids) for application of various heterogeneous catalytic processes as well as insightful mechanistic studies.


Li Zhou

Photocatalysis, nanohybrid

Li is working on developing surface modified nanocarbons for photodegradation of organic pollutants.


Xiaojie Li

photocatalysis, electrical catalysis, CO2 reduction

Xiaojie is working on photo and electro chemical reduction of carbon dioxide.


Qiaoran Liu

Metal oxides, Advanced oxidation

Qiaoran is working on the catalytic activity and structure controlling of manganses oxide materials, the materials are applied to waste water treatment.


Hong Wu

Membrane, Advance Oxidation

Hong is working on developing membrane immobilized catalysts for novel Advanced Oxidation Processes.


Zhengxin Yao

Catalysis, remediation

ZhengXin's research is focused on the potential catalytic oxidation capacity of Ore on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) decomposition in water and soil for various contaminated site remediation.


Jinqiang Zhang

Photocatalysis, Photoelectrochemistry

Jinqiang is working on development of novel photocatalysts and evaluation of their photoelectrochemical performances.


Jiaquan Li

Carbon material, Selective oxidation

Jiaquan is working on carbon-based materials as efficient catalysts in liquid phase selective oxidation reactions.


Xinyuan Xu

semiconductor, biomass

Xinyuan is working on the synthesis of novel semiconductor photocatalyst to proceed the applications based on biomass.


Kai Wang

Perovskite, Catalysis

Kai Wang is working on the synthesis of perovskite-based catalysts for catalytic ozonation of contaminated organics.


Abdul Hannan

Catalysis, Advance Oxidation Processes (AOPs)

Abdul Hannan is working on catalytic activity of shape controlled iron oxide materials for the removal of emerging contaminants.


Kunsheng Hu

Microplastics, Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs)

Kunsheng is working on developing nanomaterials for microplastics mineralization via AOPs.


Yangyang Yang

Micro/nanomotors, electrochemical deposition

Yangyang is working on developing Micro/nanomotors for environmental applications.


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Visiting Scholar

Dr. Hussein Abu Ali

Visiting Scholar, 2014-2016

Dr. Hussien currently works on synthesis and modification of various metal organic frameworks for different applications, especially for carbon dioxide capture, gas storage and  gas separations.


Dr. Yu Yin

Visiting Scholar, 2018-2019

Dr. Yin is currently a lecturer in Jiangsu University of Science and Technology. Her research interests focus on the functionalization of porous materials for adsorption applications.


Prof. Jing Jiang

Visiting Scholar, 2018-2019

Dr. Jiang is currently a professor in China West Normal University. His research interests focus on the environmental photocatalysis and energy electrocatalysis.


Assoc/Prof. Jian Gao

Visiting Scholar, 2018-2019

Dr. Gao is currently an associate professor in Tianjin Polytechnic University with research interests in design and synthesis of functional nanomaterials for oxygen reduction and/or oxygen evolution reaction.


Dr. Lingbao Xing

Visiting Scholar, 2018-2019

Dr. Xing is currently an associate professor in Shandong University of Technology. His research interests focus on the supramolecular photochemistry and self-assembly.


Assoc/Prof. Di Li

Visiting Scholar, 2018-2019

Dr. Di Li is currently an associate professor in Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology. His research interests focus on synthesis of materials and photocatalytic performances.


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Visiting Student

Wenjie Ma

Carbon materials,Advanced oxidation technology

Wenjie is interested in the controllable synthesis of carbon materials with multiple heteroatoms modification and specific pore structures for application of environmental remediation, as well as energy conversion fields.


Shuaijun Wang