Huayang Zhang

Dr Huayang Zhang

Grant-Funded Researcher (A)

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 Zhang’s research focuses on the rational design, synthesis and investigation of nanostructured photo- and photo- electrocatalysts for solar energy conversion, including photocatalytic H2 production and photo-electrocatalytic water splitting. Using his advanced knowledge on crystallography and surface chemistry and with expertise in advanced in situ characterisations and computations, he has helped pioneer low-dimensional nanomaterials, ranging from zero- dimensional quantum dots to three-dimensional porous carbons. He has made notable contributions to the large-scale production of biomass-derived functionalized carbon by introducing the innovative idea of utilizing the cheap sodium bicarbonate as the pore-forming reagent. In particular, Dr Zhang has shown great skill in conducting interdisciplinary research. He was one of the first to combine diverse artificial materials with bio-enzymes for photoelectrochemical application, which forms the basis of the research in his DECRA fellowship.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 - ongoing Research Fellow University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    Curtin University Australia PhD

Dr Huayang Zhang, Prof Shaobin Wang, Prof San Ping Jiang, Shiyong Zhao, Xiaojie Li; Australian Synchrotron Beamtime; Project title: Ex-situ NEXAFS studies of novel electrocatalysts using the high- throughput NEXAFS chamber Source of support: ANSTO/Australian Synchrotron; Round:
2020/1; ID numbers: 15900

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor Nano-Porous Organic Frameworks for Wastewater Remediation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Karim Shaaban Abdelaziz Hassan Elnaggar
    2022 Co-Supervisor Engineering of light-matter interactions in semiconductor structures for photocatalysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Van Truc Ngo
    2021 Co-Supervisor Photochemical and photoelectrochemical catalytic reactions for energy conversion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jingkai Lin
  • Position: Grant-Funded Researcher (A)
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering North, floor N1
  • Org Unit: School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

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