Wenjie Tian

Dr Wenjie Tian

ARC Externally-Funded Research Fellow (B)

School of Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

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


My research interest focuses on developing facile, green methods for synthesis of porous-carbon-based nanostructures and apply them as efficient adsorbents for CO2 capture, effective adsorbents as well as catalysts for persistent organic pollutant removal in wastewater and energy applications.

My research interest focuses on developing facile, green methods for synthesis of porous-carbon-based nanostructures and apply them as efficient adsorbents for CO2 capture, effective adsorbents as well as catalysts for persistent organic pollutant removal in wastewater and energy applications.

Australia Research Council - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (ARC DECRA): Conversion of biowastes to porous carbon materials for green catalysis, 2022-2024, $ AUD 424,500.00

Australia Research Council - Discovery Project (DP23): Integrated nonmetal-metal single-atom catalysis for selective synthesis, 2023-2025, $ AUD 530,953.00

University of Adelaide Research Small Equipment Support Scheme, 2022, $ AUD 8,588  

Soft X-ray spectroscopy beamline at the Australian Synchrotron, 2022, Grant Value: $ AUD 163,920.00 

The Australian Federation of University Women SA Inc. Trust Postdoctoral Grants 2021, $ AUD 5,000

Teaching assistant for Fundamentals of Materials (CHEM ENG 7110, 2022) at UoA

Teaching assistant for Fundamentals of Materials (CHEM ENG 7110, 2021) at UoA

Lecturer for Materials Engineering for Catalysis (CHEM ENG 7105, Semester 2, 2022) at UoA

Lecturer for Materials Engineering for Catalysis (CHEM ENG 7105, Semester 2, 2021) at UoA

Teaching assistant for Research Project GEN Class (4120 CHEM ENG 4054, 2022) at UoA

Teaching assistant for Research Project GEN Class (4120 CHEM ENG 4054, 2021) at UoA

Teaching assistant for Masters Research Project  (4120 CHEM ENG X 0001, 2021) at UoA

Advisor for Research Methods and Project Management (4210 ENG 3005, 2022) at UoA

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Co-Supervisor Engineered nanomaterials for catalytic oxidation and transformation of (micro)plastic pollutants Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Xiao Lu
    2024 Co-Supervisor Application of layered materials in catalysis for water treatment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yang Jin
    2023 Principal Supervisor Development of Sustainable Catalytic Processes for Treatment of Emerging Micropollutants Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Shuhui Liu
    2023 Co-Supervisor Oxidation and Adsorption Processes on Water Treatment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yunpeng Wang
    2023 Principal Supervisor Catalyst Preparation from Biomass Feedstock for Degradation of Micropollutants in Water Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Selusiwe Ncube
    2023 Co-Supervisor Preparation of Functional Materials through Metal Salt-Assisted Biomass Conversion for Environmental Catalysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zhihao Tian
  • Position: ARC Externally-Funded Research Fellow (B)
  • Email: wenjie.tian@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering North
  • Org Unit: Chemical Engineering

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