Jingrun Ran

Jingrun Ran

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. Jingrun Ran received his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Adelaide. Now he is appointed as a lecturer in School of Chemical Enigneering and Advanced Materials in University of Adelaide. His research is focused on the atomic-level design and synthesis of photocatalysts for producing energy fuels and value-added chemicals using renewable solar energy. Dr. Jingrun Ran has been recognised as a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher in 2020 and 2021, and recognised as the World’s Top 2% Scientists (released by Stanford University) in 2020 and 2021. He has also been recognised as a Journal of Materials Chemistry A Emerging Investigator in 2021. He has published 46 papers in well-renowed journals, including Nat. Commun., Adv. Mater., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Energy Environ. Sci., Adv. Energy Mater., Chem. Soc. Rev., Sci. Adv. (over 13475 citations, h-index: 32 based on Google Scholar).

My research is focused on the atomic-level design and fabrication of advanced photocatalysts towards various pivotal reactions (e.g., H2 production, N2 reduction and CO2 conversion) using renewable solar energy. Both state-of-art characterizations and density functional theory based calculations are adopted to unravel the atomic-level structure-performance relationship in photocatalysts as well as the in-depth and delicate photocatalysis mechanism. All these findings are concluded to develop the emerging high-performance photocatalysts.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 - ongoing Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2020 - 2022 ARC DECRA Fellow University of Adelaide
    2017 - 2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2012 - 2016 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Chemical Engineering
    2009 - 2012 Wuhan University of Technology China Master in Engineering
    2005 - 2009 Wuhan University of Technology China Bachelor in Engineering

ARC DECRA Fellowship, DE200100629, Jingrun Ran, Single-atom anchored photocatalysts for solar ammonia production, $409,516.

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Co-Supervisor Nanostructured photocatalysts for solar-driven production of fuels and chemicals Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Shuai Zhang
    2021 Principal Supervisor Rational Design and Preparation of Advanced Photocatalysts for Solar Fuels Production Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mahmoud Adel Hamza Elsayed Gharib
    2021 Principal Supervisor Atomic-level design and synthesis of photocatalysts for energy application Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Meijun Guo
    2021 Co-Supervisor Design, synthesis and application of electrocatalysts Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Xintong Gao
    2021 Principal Supervisor Synthesis of Catalysts for Energy Application Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Amin Talebian Kiakalaieh
    2019 Co-Supervisor Design and synthesis of nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yanzhao Zhang
    2018 Co-Supervisor Fabrication of Nanomaterials as Highly Efficient Photocatalysts for Energy Conversion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Bingquan Xia
    2018 Co-Supervisor Carbon Materials for Electrochemical Energy Storage Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Huan Li
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Design of g-C3N4 Based Electrocatalysts for CO2 Reduction to Ethylene by Molecular Modelling Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Sijia Fu
    2017 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Metal-Organic Framework Nanosheets for Electrocatalysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dongdong Zhu

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