Shaobin Wang

Professor Shaobin Wang

Professor

School of Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

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 and ARC Laureate Fellow at the 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 800 refereed journal papers with citation over 90,000 and H-index of 169. He was awarded 2012 Thomson Reuters Citation & Innovation Awards in Australia and 2023 Research Excellence Award of UoA. He is also the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher In Engineering, Chemistry and Environment/Ecology for 2016-2022. Prof Wang currently serves as the Editor of Applied Catalysis B: Environment and Energy, co-Editor of Journal of Colloid Interface Science, and Associate Editor of Chemical Engineering Journal Advances, Carbon Research, etc.

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-FL, Nonmetals for green catalysis, 3.3 M, 2024-2028

  • ARC-DP, Catalytic Degardation of Emerging Microplastic Pollutants.  $578K, 2020-2022

  • 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

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Principal Supervisor Photo-driven catalytic technology for environmental remediation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yuzhao Wu
    2023 Principal Supervisor Removal of micropollutants from water via chemical catalysis by nanoscale materials Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Yalan Mo
    2023 Co-Supervisor Development of Sustainable Catalytic Processes for Treatment of Emerging Micropollutants Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Shuhui Liu
    2023 Principal Supervisor Catalytic decomposition of aqueous organic pollutants in contaminated water Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Ya Liu
    2023 Co-Supervisor Upscale engineered catalysts for sustainable water decontamination Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Lingli Zhu
    2023 Principal Supervisor Oxidation and Adsorption Processes on Water Treatment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yunpeng Wang
    2023 Co-Supervisor Catalyst Preparation from Biomass Feedstock for Degradation of Micropollutants in Water Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Selusiwe Ncube
    2023 Principal Supervisor Preparation of Functional Materials through Metal Salt-Assisted Biomass Conversion for Environmental Catalysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zhihao Tian
    2023 Co-Supervisor Redox-active polymers and modified carbonaceous materials as heterogeneous reducing agents to boost Fe3+/Fe2+ cycle for peroxide activation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hongyu Zhou
    2023 Co-Supervisor Supported Transition Metal Catalyst for Advanced Oxidation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Junwen Chen
    2022 Principal Supervisor Thermoelectric materials for solar-driven energy conversion and environmental remediation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Seiya Motoki
    2022 Principal Supervisor Nano-Porous Organic Frameworks for Wastewater Remediation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Karim Shaaban Abdelaziz Hassan Elnaggar
    2021 Principal Supervisor Single Atom Catalysis for Advanced Oxidation Reactions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Zhongshuai Zhu
    2021 Principal Supervisor Catalytic Production of Hydrogen Peroxide and Fenton Oxidation for Water Purification Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Shuang Zhong
    2021 Principal Supervisor Catalytic microplastic degradation and transformation to value-added products Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Shiying Ren
    2021 Principal Supervisor Photochemical and photoelectrochemical catalytic reactions for energy conversion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jingkai Lin
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - 2023 Co-Supervisor Carbon dots engineered carbon nitride as green catalysts for environmental purification Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Yu Yao
    2019 - 2023 Principal Supervisor Microplastics Degradation by Advanced Oxidation Technologies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kunsheng Hu
    2019 - 2023 Principal Supervisor Smart Nanoreactors for Catalytic Environmental Remediation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yangyang Yang
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83133810
  • Email: shaobin.wang@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering North, floor Second Floor
  • Room: N208
  • Org Unit: Chemical Engineering

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