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Huijun ZHAO

Professor Huijun Zhao, One Thousand Foreign Experts Program of “State Specially Recruited Experts”, Director of Centre for Environment and Energy nanomaterials, Institute of Solid State Physics, CAS. He has expertise in field-based sensing systems, water quality monitoring techniques, water source control and management, photocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis, functional materials for environmental and energy applications. The development of environmental and energy nanomaterials is one of his current research focuses.

Current Research Activities
• Energy
 New generation photoanodes for high performance solar cells
 Metal, metal oxide and graphitic carbon-based electrocatalysts for fuel cells and solar cells
 Perovskite-base thermochemical intermediates (catalysts) for tow-step solar fuel production
 Inorganic-biological hybrid artificial catalysts for photosynthesis
 Catalysts for biomass conversion
 Cathode and anode materials for Li-ion batteries
• Environmental and Water
 In situphotocatalytic and photoelectrocatalytic generation of bactericides for instant inactivation and rapid decomposition of waterborne pathogens
 Oxidative degradation of organic and biologicalcontaminants for wastewater and drinking water treatment
 Superior ion-uptake materials for capacitive deionization desalination
 Biomass conversion and transformation
 New generation multiple  membrane system for biohazards (bacteria and virus) removal
 New analytical principles/instruments for field-based (online, onsite or in situ) water quality monitoring:
 Artificial mediator-based rapid biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) assay
 Natively incubated bioreactor-based rapid BOD assay
 Natively incubated bioreactor-based toxicity assay
 Photoelectrocatalysis-based rapid chemical oxygen demand (COD) assay (PeCODTM)
 New sensing probe for portable onsite/in situ COD determination
 ‘Universal’ detector for organic compounds
 New generation DGT method forin situ continuous determination of nutrients (N&P) for large scale environmental assessment
 Real-time event detection system for wastewater and drinking water source control and management.

Education Background
1994 Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, awarded by University of Wollongong, Australia
1987 Master of Science in Electrochemistry, awarded by North-eastern University, China
1982 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, awarded by North-eastern University, China

Employment History
2012-present      Professor, Director of Centre for Environment and Energy nanomaterials,Institute of Solid State Physics, CAS
2010-2012 Professor, Director of Centre for Clean Environment and Energy, GriffithUniversity
2008-2010 Professor, Chair of Commercialisation Laboratory
GriffithSchool of Environment, GriffithUniversity
2005-2007 Research Professor, Chair of Commercialisation Laboratory
School of Environmental and Applied Sciences, Griffith University
2004-2006 CTO of Aqua Diagnostic Ltd
2003-2005 Associate Professor
School of Environmental and Applied Sciences, GriffithUniversity
2001-2002 Senior Lecturer
School of Environmental and Applied Sciences, GriffithUniversity
1997-2000 Lecturer
School of Environmental and Applied Sciences, GriffithUniversity
1997-1997 University Senior Research Fellow
 Department of Chemistry, University of Western Sydney, Australia
1993-1996 Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow
 Department of Chemistry, University of Wollongong, Australia
1988-1990 Exchange Lecturer
 Department of Chemistry, University of Wollongong, Australia
1986-1988 Lecturer
 Department of Chemistry, North-eastern University, China
1982-1986 Associate Lecturer
 Department of Chemistry, North-eastern University, China

Opportunities
Postdoctoral positions, M.S. and Ph.D students who are interested in environmental and energy nanomaterials are highly welcomed.

Contact Information
Tel: +86-551-65591263
Fax: +86-551-65591434
Email: hjzhao@issp.ac.cn
Mailing Address: Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
350 Shushan Hu Road
Hefei, Anhui Province 230031, PRC

Selected Publications
(1) H.M. Zhang, Y. Wang, P.R. Liu, Y.B. Li, H.G. Yang, T.C. An, P.K. Wong, D. Wang, Z.Y. Tang, H.J. Zhao*,“A fluorescent quenching performance enhancing principle for carbon nanodot-sensitized aqueous solar cells”NanoEnergy, 2015, 13, 124-130.
(2) Y. Li, H. Zhang, Y. Wang, P. Liu, H. Yang, X. Yao, D. Wang, Z. Tang, H. Zhao*, “A self-sponsored doping approach for controllable synthesis of S and N co-doped trimodal-porous structured graphitic carbon electrocatalysts” Energy & Environmental Science, 2014, 7, 3720-3726.
(3) C. Liu, H. Zhao*, Z. Ma, T. An, C. Liu, L. Zhao, D. Yong, J. Jia, X. Li and S. Dong*, “Novel Environmental Analytical System based on Combined Biodegradation and Photoelectrocatalytic Detection Principles for Rapid Determination of Organic Pollutants in Wastewaters” Environmental Science & Technology, 2014, 48, 1762–1768.
(4) P. Liu, H. Zhang, H. Liu, Y. Wang, T. An, W. Cai, H. Yang, X. Yao, G. Zhu, R. Webb and H. Zhao*, “Vapor-Phase Hydrothermal Growth of Novel Segmentally Configured Nanotubular Crystal Structure” Small, 2013, 9, 3043–3050. (IF:8.368)
(5) Y. Che, D. Gross, H. Huang, D. Yang, X. Yang, E. Discekici, Z. Xue, H. Zhao*, J. Moore and L. Zhang, “Diffusion-Controlled Detection of Trinitrotoluene: Interior Nanoporous Structure and Low Highest Occupied Molecular Orbital Level of Building Blocks Enhance Selectivity and Sensitivity” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2012, 134, 4978–4982.
(6) H. Zhang, Y. Wang, D. Yang, Y. Li, P. Liu, B. Wood and H. Zhao*, “Directly Hydrothermal Growth of Single Crystal Nb3O7(OH) Nanorod Film for High Performance Dye-sensitized Solar Cells” Advanced Materials, 2012, 24, 1598–1603.
(7) P. Liu, Y. Wang, H. Zhang, T. An, H. Yang, Z. Tang, W. Cai and H. Zhao*, “Vapor-phase Hydrothermal Transformation of HTiOF3 Intermediates into {001} Faceted Anatase Single Crystalline Nanosheets” Small, 2012, 8, 3664–3673. (IF:8.368)
(8) P. Liu, H. Zhang, H. Liu, Y. Wang, X. Yao, G. Zhu, S. Zhang and H. Zhao*, “A Facile Vapor-Phase Hydrothermal Method for Direct Growth of Titanate Nanotubes on a Titanium Substrate via a Distinctive Nanosheet Roll-Up Mechanism” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011, 133, 19032–19035.

   
 
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