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.

Research Fellow

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. 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. 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.


Ph.D and Master Student

Li Zhou

Photocatalysis, nanohybrid

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


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.


Jiaquan Li

Carbon material, Selective oxidation

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


Kai Wang

Perovskite, Catalysis

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


Yangyang Yang

Micro/nanomotors, electrochemical deposition

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


Shuang Zhong


Shuang is working on developing carbon-based cathods for electrocatalytic production of hydrogen peroxide and fenton oxidation for water purification.


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.


Jinqiang Zhang

Photocatalysis, Photoelectrochemistry

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


Xinyuan Xu

semiconductor, biomass

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


Kunsheng Hu

Microplastics, Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs)

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


Zhongshuai Zhu

Single Atom, Advanced Oxidation Processes

Zhongshuai is working on developing single-atom catalysts for advanced oxidation reactions.


Shiying Ren

Microplastics, Photothermo Catalysis

Shiying Ren is working on developing photothermo catalysis for the degradation of microplastics.


Yu Yao

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Carbon dots, Advanced Oxidation Process

Yu is working on the synthesis of carbon dots catalysts for organic pollutants degradation and energy conversion.

Jingkai Lin

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Photoelectrocatalysis, photocatalysis

Jingkai's research interests focus on the design and synthesis of photoelectrocatalysts for energy conversion and environmental remediation applications.


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.


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.


Gang Nie

Photocatalysis, Advanced oxidation technology

Gang is very interested in photocatalytic technology and is currently working on photocatalytic technology and its combination with persulfate/sulfite activation technology for environmental remediation.


Shuaijun Wang


Shuaijun is working on developing of novel electrocatalysts and evaluating their electrochemical or photo-electrochemical performances.