Xiaoguang Duan

Dr Xiaoguang Duan

Research Fellow

School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr. Duan obtained his PhD from Curtin University in 2016 and he is currently a Research Fellow at School of Chemical Engineering, ECMS of UoA. His research areas focus on environmental science and technology, green catalysis, and nanomaterials.

Dr. Duan has been dedicated to seeking feasible applications of nanomaterials in environmental remediation and facilitating mechanistic insights into carbocatalysis with advanced protocols

His research areas include:
• Heterogeneous and green catalysis
• Environmental remediation and advanced oxidation
• Development of functional materials and nanotechnology
• Solar-energy utilization
• Theoretical calculations

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 Research Fellow The University of Adelaide
    2016 - 2018 Postdoctoral Research Associate Curtin University
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2019 Achievement 2019 The Australian Research Early Achievers Leaderboard Rising Stars The Australian Australia
    2018 Award ACS Catalysis Early Career Researcher Award American Chemical Society United States
    2018 Achievement 2018 The Australian Research Early Career Leaderboard The Australian Australia
    2016 Recognition Materials Horizons Community Board The Royal Society of Chemistry United Kingdom
    2016 Award Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad Chinese Scholarship Council China
    2016 Award Chancellor‘’s Commendation for Outstanding Graduates Curtin University Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2013 - 2016 Curtin University Australia PhD
    2008 - 2012 China University of Petroluem China Bachelor
  • Research Interests

ARC Discovery Project: Smart self-propelled nanoreactors for catalytic environmental remediation. (DP190103548) 410,000 AUD

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Advanced Oxidation Technologies for Microplastic Remediation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kunsheng Hu
    2019 Co-Supervisor Smart Nanoreactors for Catalytic Environmental Remediation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yangyang Yang
  • Position: Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83135447
  • Email: xiaoguang.duan@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering Annex
  • Room: A205
  • Org Unit: School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

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