Shaobin Wang

Professor Shaobin Wang

Professor

School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

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


Prof. Wang obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Queensland, Australia. He is now a Professor at School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Australia. His research interests focus on nanomaterial synthesis and application for adsorption and catalysis, fuel and energy conversion and environmental remediation. He has published more than 400 refereed journal papers with citation over 27,000 and H-index of 92. He was awarded 2012 Thomson Reuters Citation & Innovation Awards in Australia. He is also the Highly Cited Researcher In the divisions of Chemical/Environmental Engineering for 2016, 2017and 2018.

My Research Interests include

  • Nanomaterials synthesis and applications

  • Fuels and energy conversion

  • methane conversion and olefin production

  • Reaction engineering and design

  • Environmental engineering and wastewater treatment

  • Industrial wastes management and utilisation

  • Carbon dioxide recycling and utilisation

  • Air pollution and control technology

Detailed research areas of my research group are listed as below:

1. Environmental Remediation

Our group is working on edge-cutting technologies for environmental remediation. New advanced oxidative processes (AOPs) were developed utilizing novel metal nanocrystals, metal-free nanocarbons for activating versatile superoxides toward adsorption, aqueous oxidation of toxic contaminants and control of air pollution.

2. Energy Conversion and Utilization

Our research focuses on synthesis of nanostructured catalyst materials, such as shape-controlled metals or oxides, nanocarbons, hybrids, arrays and quantum dots for energy conversion and storage (ORR, OER, HER, supercapacitors), solar energy utilization (solar cells, photocatalysis, photoelectrochemical reactions, water splitting), and electrochemical catalysis.

3. CO2 recycling and utilisation

Nanocarbons and MOF materials with extra-large specific areas, porous structure, and tunable surface chemistry, are deveolped for CO2, CH4 adsorption, storage, and hydrocarbon conversions via photocatalysis and electrochemistry. 

 

  • ARC-DP, Greent remediation of water by smart micro-reactors.  $410K, 2019-2021

  • ARC-DP, Carbon dioxide conversion and utilization, $357K, 2017-2019

  • ARC-DP, Engineered and functionalized nanocarbons for clean energy and water, $415K, 2015-2017

  • CRC-CARE, Development of novel nanocarbon materials for extractive analysis and remediation, $529, 2013-2015

  • CRC-CARE, Design and fabrication of a photocatalytic air purifier for demonstration, $64K, 2014

  • ARC-DP, Green catalysis for energy and environment using metal free nanostructured carbons, $320K, 2013-2015

  • CRC-CARE, Natural clay mineral-graphene composites for sustainable remediation, $315K, 2013-2015

  • ARC-DP, Production, Processing and Combustion of an Innovative Slurry Fuel for High Efficiency Distributed Power Generation, $300K, 2011-2013

  • CRC-CARE, Integrating advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) and nanotechnologies for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) removal from contaminated water and soil, $390, 2012-2014

  • CRC-CARE Efficient capture and utilization of gas and leachate emissions in controlled landfill bioreactor processing of

  • municipal solid waste, $200K, 2010-2012

  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83133810
  • Email: shaobin.wang@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering North, floor 2
  • Room: N2 08
  • Org Unit: School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

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