Jingrun Ran

Jingrun Ran

School of Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

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


I am now recruiting two phd students with full Scholarships to work with us for the ARC FT on "photocatalysts for converting plastic into hydrogen and chemical" at University of Adelaide.

see information:
https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/atomic-scale-regulation-on-photocatalysts-for-solar-plastic-upcycling/?p163498

Dr. Jingrun Ran received his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Adelaide. Now he is appointed as a Senior lecturer in School of Chemical Engineering in University of Adelaide. He is now awarded with the ARC Future Fellowship in 2023. And he was awarded with the ARC DECRA Fellowship in 2020. 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 2020-2023, and recognised as the World’s Top 2% Scientists (released by Stanford University) in 2020-2023. He has also been recognised as a Journal of Materials Chemistry A Emerging Investigator in 2021. He has published 59 papers in well-renowed journals, including Nat. Commun., Adv. Mater., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Energy Environ. Sci., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Energy Mater., Chem. Soc. Rev., Sci. Adv. (over 17568 citations, h-index: 39 based on Google Scholar).

My research is focused on the atomic-level design and fabrication of advanced photocatalysts towards various pivotal reactions (e.g., reforming plastics, reforming biomass, light alkane activation and CO2 conversion) using renewable solar energy. Both state-of-art in-situ/ex-situ 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
    2024 - ongoing ARC Future Fellow University of Adelaide
    2023 - ongoing Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2021 - 2022 Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2020 - 2022 ARC DECRA Fellow University of Adelaide
    2017 - 2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • 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
  • Research Interests

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

ARC Future Fellowship, FT230100192, Jingrun Ran, Photocatalysts for Converting Plastic Wastes into Hydrogen and Chemicals, $848,325

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Principal Supervisor Engineering of photocatalyst for fuel and valuable chemical generation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Muhammad Adnan
    2022 Principal Supervisor Atomic-level photocatalysts for generation of solar fuels and value-added chemicals Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Elhussein Mohamed Mahmoud Hashem
    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 Atomic-level design and synthesis of photocatalysts for energy application Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Meijun Guo
    2021 Principal Supervisor Synthesis of Catalysts for Energy Application Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Amin Talebian Kiakalaieh
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - 2023 Co-Supervisor Atomic Level Insights for Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yanzhao Zhang
    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
    2018 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Two-dimensional nanomaterials as photocatalysts for solar-driven production of chemicals Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Bingquan Xia
    2018 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Revealing the Conversion Mechanisms in Metal-Sulfur Batteries via Computational Methodology and In-Situ Spectroscopy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Huan Li
    2017 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Metal-Organic Framework Nanosheets for Electrocatalysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dongdong Zhu

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