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.

I obtained my PhD from Curtin University in 2016 and I am currently a Research Fellow at School of Chemical Engineering, ECMS of UoA. My research areas focus on environmental science and technology, green catalysis, and nanomaterials. I have published over 100 peer-reviewed research papers on Accounts of Chemical Research, Advanced Materials, Matter, ACS Catalysis, Environmental Science & Technology etc. My publications received over 5600 citations and h-index of 43.

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

  • Appointments

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

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2019 Award Journal of Materials Chemistry A Emerging Investigators Royal Society of Chemistry United Kingdom
    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

  1. ARC Discovery Project: Smart self-propelled nanoreactors for catalytic environmental remediation. 2019-2021 (DP190103548) 410,000 AUD
  2. Pawsey Supercomputing Centre: Interfacial engineering of carbon hybrids for evolution of sulfate radicals. Australia, 2020-2021, (pawsey0344) 250 K Core/Hour .


  • CHEM ENG 3036: Unit Operations Laboratory (Tutor) 2019 Semester 2
  • CHEM ENG 7105: Materials for Catalysis (Tutor/course coordinator) 2020 Semester 2
  • 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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