Junnan Hao

Junnan Hao

School of Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

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

Junnan Hao received his Ph.D. degree in 2020 from the Institute of Superconducting & Electronic Materials at the University of Wollongong, Australia. After that, he joined Prof. Shi-zhang Qiao's group at the University of Adelaide (Australia) as a research fellow. Now, he is a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) fellow in the School of Chemical Engineering. His research interests are focused on energy storage and conversion, including aqueous Zn-ion batteries, high-voltage Li-ion batteries, and flexible energy storage devices.

1. ARC - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award; Designing advanced Zn-ion batteries towards practical applications; A$456,318.

2. AINSE-Early Career Researcher Grant; In-depth study the working mechanism of high-capacity Cu2+-based cathode sin aqueous Zn-ion batteries; A$10,000.

3. As a sole CI, he was granted University of Adelaide funding (COVID recognition seed funding scheme) for developing high-safety wearable aqueous Zn-ion batteries with a grant of A$15,000.

4. As a sole CI, he was granted South China Normal University funding (Graduate Innovation seed funding schemefor developing high-safety and high-performance supercapacitor with a grant of A$2,000.


1. Materials engineering for energy (CHEM ENG 7106), guest lecturer

2. CHEM ENG 4054 - Research Project, Semester 2, 2022

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 Co-Supervisor Fabricating high-energy aqueous zinc-based batteries: Materials preparation, advanced characterizations, and mechanism study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xun Zhao
    2023 Principal Supervisor Engineering Advanced Novel Hydrogel Electrolytes for Aqueous Zinc-ion Energy Storage Systems Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Rujiao Ma
    2022 Co-Supervisor Electrode/electrolyte Interphase Engineerings for Advanced Aqueous Zinc-ion Batteries Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yilong Zhu
    2022 Co-Supervisor Design and synthesis of novel materials for aqueous battery Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Qianru Chen
    2021 Co-Supervisor The Construction of High-Performance Zinc Anodes for Rechargeable Zinc Ion Batteries Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Shaojian Zhang
    2021 Co-Supervisor Exploration of advanced materials and electrolytes for energy storage Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Han Wu
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2023 - ongoing Board Member Journal of Energy Chemistry Elsevier Netherlands
    2023 - ongoing Board Member Nano Research Energy Tsinghua University Press, SciOpen China
    2022 - ongoing Board Member Battery MDPI Switzerland
    2022 - ongoing Board Member eScience elsevier Netherlands
    2022 - ongoing Consulting Editor Frontiers in Chemistry Springer Swaziland
    2021 - ongoing Board Member SusMat Wiley China
    2021 - ongoing Consulting Editor Frontiers in Energy Research Springer Swaziland

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