Cheng Tang

Dr Cheng Tang

Lecturer

School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr. Tang has been focusing on the atomic-level design and engineering of nanomaterials for high-performance batteries and electrochemical production of fuels and chemicals. He has co-published 1 book, 1 book chapter and >80 refereed journal papers, including 2 ESI Hot paper (top 0.1 %), 25 ESI Highly Cited papers (top 1 %), and 8 cover-featured papers. These include 45 papers as the first/co-first author in flagship Materials & Chemistry journals including J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Mater. (9), Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2), Sci. Adv. (1), Chem. Soc. Rev. (1), Acc. Chem. Res. (1), Joule, Chem, Matter, Adv. Funct. Mater. (1), J. Mater. Chem. A (6), and others. His h-index = 53 and total citations > 10400 on Google Scholar.

He has been awarded the ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Fellow 2022, 2021 MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Asia Pacific, 2021/2020 Global Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics), and was recognised as the World’s Top 2% Scientists (released by Stanford University). He was also awarded the 2019 Chorafas Foundation Award in Chemistry (only 5 winners worldwide), the 2018 CPCIF-Clariant CleanTech Award, NDNC2016 Young Scholar Award, China National Scholarship for Graduate Students (3 times), the Top-Grade Scholarship at Tsinghua University (10/33000), Academic Rookies of Tsinghua (10/33000), Tsinghua’s Person of the Year 2016 (10/45000), First Prize of Excellent Doctoral Dissertation, etc. He is highly honoured to give the commencement address at THU 2018 Graduate Graduation Ceremony.

His research interests include:
1. nanomaterials including graphene, 2D materials, single-atom catalysts, 3D porous frameworks, high-entropy nanomaterials, etc.
2. lithium-sulfur batteries
3. bifunctional oxygen reduction/evolution in zinc-air batteries
4. on-site/demand electrosynthesis of hydrogen peroxide
5. electrocatalytic nitrogen cycling (nitrogen reduction, nitrogen oxidation, nitrate reduction, etc.)

Dr. Tang has been focusing on the atomic-level design and engineering of nanomaterials for high-performance batteries and electrochemical production of fuels and chemicals. He has co-published 1 book, 1 book chapter and >70 refereed journal papers, including 1 ESI Hot paper (top 0.1 %), 19 ESI Highly Cited papers (top 1 %), and 8 cover-featured papers. These include 31 papers as the first/co-first author in flagship Materials & Chemistry journals including Adv. Mater. (9), Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2), Sci. Adv. (1), Chem. Soc. Rev. (1), Acc. Chem. Res. (1), Adv. Funct. Mater. (1), J. Mater. Chem. A (5), and others. His h-index = 45 and total citations > 8000 on Google Scholar.
He has been awarded the 2020 Global Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics), and was recognised as the World’s Top 2% Scientists (released by Stanford University). He was also awarded the 2019 Chorafas Foundation Award in Chemistry (only 5 winners worldwide), the 2018 CPCIF-Clariant CleanTech Award, NDNC2016 Young Scholar Award, China National Scholarship for Graduate Students (3 times), the Top-Grade Scholarship at Tsinghua University (10/33000), Academic Rookies of Tsinghua (10/33000), Tsinghua’s Person of the Year 2016 (10/45000), First Prize of Excellent Doctoral Dissertation, etc. He is highly honoured to give the commencement address at THU 2018 Graduate Graduation Ceremony.
His research interests include:
1. nanomaterials including graphene, 2D materials, single-atom catalysts, 3D porous frameworks, high-entropy nanomaterials, etc.
2. lithium-sulfur batteries
3. bifunctional oxygen reduction/evolution in zinc-air batteries
4. on-site/demand electrosynthesis of hydrogen peroxide
5. electrocatalytic nitrogen cycling (nitrogen reduction, nitrogen oxidation, nitrate reduction, etc.)

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Principal Supervisor Multiscale Design of Nanomaterials for Efficient Chemicals Electrosynthesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yingjie Gao
    2021 Co-Supervisor Developing Noble-Metal-Free Nanomaterials for Electrocatalytic Sustainable Production of Chemicals Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Junyu Zhang
    2021 Co-Supervisor Design of Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for Facile C-N Coupling by Molecular Modeling Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ling Chen
    2018 Co-Supervisor Nanostructural Materials for Electrochemical Ammonium Synthesis Under Ambient Conditions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dazhi Yao
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Email: cheng.tang@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Helen Mayo North, floor 6
  • Org Unit: School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

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