Yan Jiao

Associate Professor Yan Jiao

Associate 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.


I received my PhD from the School of Chemical Engineering at The University of Queensland (UQ) in October 2012. After graduation, I joined the University of Adelaide as a Research Fellow in the School of Chemical Engineering (now School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials). I was appointed as Senior Lecturer in 2019 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2021. I am the School's Director of Research and ECMS Theme Leader for Functional Materials. I was recognised as one of the 40 Rising Stars by The Australian based on research performance, received Young Tall Poppy Award in 2020.

My research interest is molecular modelling, the development of computational electrochemistry, and the design of energy materials by computation methods. I have published 80+ papers in journals including Nature Energy, Nature Communications, Journal of the American Chemical Society, and Energy & Environmental Science. My research publications have collectively received more than 20,000 citations, with an h-index of 51. I am a Highly Cited Researcher as recognized by Clarivate Analytics. I have received more than $1M funding support, including an Australian Research Council supported Future Fellowship to develop catalyst materials for future fuels by advanced computation techniques.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship supported by ARC FT190100636 - Develop Catalyst Materials for Future Fuels by Operando Computation (for HDR students)

CMEC Scholarship (for HDR students)

Research Interest

Associate Professor Yan Jiao's research interest is molecular modelling, including Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculation and Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulation, the development of computational electrochemistry, and the design of energy materials by computation methods.

Background. Australia has a natural endowment of sunshine and prevailing wind. It is now standing at the forefront of transitioning to renewable energy supported economy. South Australia is currently leading the country with more than 50% of the electricity generated from renewable energy. The rapid expansion of generated renewable electricity can lead to short-term and long-term benefits for our society, such as reducing million tons of CO2 emission, solving the energy crisis, and potentially creating huge revenues for Australia on the energy market (billions of dollars). The current bottleneck is the conversion and storage of renewable electricity, where the development of catalyst materials is the most critical. A/Prof Jiao's research aims to solve this problem by molecular modelling. This powerful approach can tell if and why a type of material is suitable for a specific reaction and design better materials different from the normal trial-and-error materials discovery process. Using hydrogen/carbon/nitrogen/battery as energy carriers and renewable energy as input, A/Prof Jiao is researching better catalyst materials that can produce and utilise clean fuels that do not pollute our planet.

Methodology. The specific methodology A/Prof Jiao uses to discover and engineer these catalyst materials is molecular modelling on high-performance computers (HPC). She builds atom-by-atom models of these catalyst materials. She investigates the energetics of the reaction pathway for generating these fuels. Based on a fundamental understanding of the reaction mechanisms, she designs new catalyst materials to produce more fuels from the same amount of renewable electricity. She collaborates with researchers doing experiments extensively: she builds the models based on experimental observations and predicts better catalyst materials for experimental researchers to validate. She is also developing computational electrochemistry theory to more accurately model the energy conversion process and design more reliable catalyst materials.

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Publication Summary

The results from A/Prof Jiao's research were published in top tier journals, such as Nature Energy, Nature Communications, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Energy and Environmental Science, and Chemical Society Reviews. So far, she has published 80+ journal papers and a book chapter, which have collectively attracted more than 20,000 citations (h-index of 51). She is a Highly Cited Researcher (1 in 1,000 global scientists and social scientists whose papers have demonstrated significant citation impact during the last decade) for two consecutive years.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 Associate Professor The University of Adelaide
    2020 Future Fellow University of Adelaide
    2020 Director of Research, School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials University of Adelaide
    2019 Theme Leader, Functional Materials, Faculty of ECMS The University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2021 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2018 Assistant Director, Centre for Materials in Energy and Catalysis The University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2018 Beacon Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2012 - 2017 Postdoctoral Researcher University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2020 Award Highly Cited Researcher (Chemistry) Clarivate Analytics Australia
    2015 Award Women's Research Excellence Awards Early Career, The University of Adelaide
    2013 Award Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad
    2013 Award Dean's Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence, The University of Queensland
    2012 Award Graduate School International Travel Award, The University of Queensland
    2009 Scholarship UQIRTA, The University of Queensland
    2009 Scholarship School of Engineering Scholarship, The University of Queensland
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2009 - 2012 The University of Queensland Australia PhD
    2001 - 2005 Ocean University of China China BSc
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

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    2021 Wan, H., Jiao, Y., Bagger, A., & Rossmeisl, J. (2021). Three-dimensional carbon electrocatalysts for CO₂ or CO reduction. ACS Catalysis, 11(2), 533-541.
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    2021 Zhi, X., Jiao, Y., Zheng, Y., Davey, K., & Qiao, S. -Z. (2021). Directing the selectivity of CO₂ electroreduction to target C₂ products via non-metal doping on Cu surfaces. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 9(10), 6345-6351.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS4
    2021 Shan, J., Ye, C., Chen, S., Sun, T., Jiao, Y., Liu, L., . . . Qiao, S. -Z. (2021). Short-range ordered iridium single atoms integrated into cobalt oxide spinel structure for highly efficient electrocatalytic water oxidation. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 143(13), 5201-5211.
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    2021 Qu, Y., Wang, L., Yin, S., Zhang, B., Jiao, Y., Sun, Y., . . . Bi, J. (2021). Stability of Engineered Ferritin Nanovaccines Investigated by Combined Molecular Simulation and Experiments. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 125(15), 3830-3842.
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    2021 Zhou, X., Dong, J., Zhu, Y., Liu, L., Jiao, Y., Li, H., . . . Qiao, S. -Z. (2021). Molecular scalpel to chemically cleave metal-organic frameworks for induced phase transition. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142(17), 6681-6690.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS2
    2021 Fan, Z., Zhang, C., Hua, W., Li, H., Jiao, Y., Xia, J., . . . Yang, Q. H. (2021). Enhanced chemical trapping and catalytic conversion of polysulfides by diatomite/MXene hybrid interlayer for stable Li-S batteries. Journal of Energy Chemistry, 62, 590-598.
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    2021 Tang, C., Chen, L., Li, H., Li, L., Jiao, Y., Zheng, Y., . . . Qiao, S. -Z. (2021). Tailoring acidic oxygen reduction selectivity on single-atom catalysts via modification of first and second coordination spheres. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 43(20), 4819-4827.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS4
    2021 Chen, L., Tang, C., Davey, K., Zheng, Y., Jiao, Y., & Qiao, S. -Z. (2021). Spatial-confinement induced electroreduction of CO and CO₂ to diols on densely-arrayed Cu nanopyramids. Chemical Science, 23(23), 8086-8087.
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    2021 Meng, R., Zhang, C., Lu, Z., Xie, X., Liu, Y., Tang, Q., . . . Yang, Q. H. (2021). An Oxygenophilic Atomic Dispersed Fe-N-C Catalyst for Lean-Oxygen Seawater Batteries. Advanced Energy Materials, 11(23), 9 pages.
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    2021 Zhi, X., Vasileff, A., Zheng, Y., Jiao, Y., & Qiao, S. -Z. (2021). Role of oxygen-bound reaction intermediates in selective electrochemical CO₂ reduction. Energy and Environmental Science, 14(7), 3912-3930.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2021 Fu, S., Liu, X., Ran, J., & Jiao, Y. (2021). Theoretical considerations on activity of the electrochemical CO<inf>2</inf> reduction on metal single-atom catalysts with asymmetrical active sites. Catalysis Today.
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    2021 Xiong, L., Zhang, X., Chen, L., Deng, Z., Han, S., Chen, Y., . . . Peng, Y. (2021). Geometric modulation of local CO Flux in Ag@Cu₂ O nanoreactors for steering the CO₂ RR pathway toward high-efficacy methane production. Adv Mater, 33(32), e2101741-1-e2101741-11.
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    2021 Yao, D., Tang, C., Vasileff, A., Zhi, X., Jiao, Y., & Qiao, S. -Z. (2021). The controllable reconstruction of Bi‐MOFs for electrochemical CO₂ reduction through electrolyte and potential mediation. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 60(33), 18178-18184.
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    2021 Hua, W., Li, H., Pei, C., Xia, J., Sun, Y., Zhang, C., . . . Yang, Q. H. (2021). Selective Catalysis Remedies Polysulfide Shuttling in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries. Advanced Materials, 12 pages.
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    2021 Zhi, X., Jiao, Y., Zheng, Y., & Qiao, S. -Z. (2021). Key to C-2 production: selective C-C coupling for electrochemical CO2 reduction on copper alloy surfaces. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 4 pages.
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    2021 Yao, D., Tang, C., Vasileff, A., Zhi, X., Jiao, Y., & Qiao, S. (2021). The Controllable Reconstruction of Bi‐MOFs for Electrochemical CO2 Reduction through Electrolyte and Potential Mediation. Angewandte Chemie, 133(33), 18326-18332.
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    2021 Fu, S., Liu, X., Ran, J., Jiao, Y., & Qiao, S. (2021). CO₂ reduction by single copper atom supported on g-C₃N₄ with asymmetrical active sites. Applied Surface Science, 540, 1-7.
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    2021 Chen, L., Tang, C., Jiao, Y., & Qiao, S. (2021). Anomalous C‐C coupling on under‐coordinated Cu(111) – a case study of Cu nanopyramids for CO2 reduction reaction by molecular modelling. ChemSusChem: chemistry and sustainability, energy and materials, 14(2), 671-678.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2021 Xu, C., Zhi, X., Vasileff, A., Wang, D., Jin, B., Jiao, Y., . . . Qiao, S. (2021). Highly selective two-electron electrocatalytic CO₂ reduction on single‐atom Cu catalysts. Small Structures, 2(1), 1-7.
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    2020 Yang, Y., Wang, R., Yang, L., Jiao, Y., & Ling, T. (2020). Two dimensional electrocatalyst engineering via heteroatom doping for electrocatalytic nitrogen reduction. Chemical Communications, 56(91), 14154-14162.
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    2020 Sun, H., Chen, L., Lian, Y., Yang, W., Lin, L., Chen, Y., . . . Qiao, S. (2020). Topotactically Transformed Polygonal Mesopores on Ternary Layered Double Hydroxides Exposing Under-Coordinated Metal Centers for Accelerated Water Dissociation. Advanced Materials, 32(52), 9 pages.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS3 Europe PMC1
    2020 Sun, H., Chen, L., Jiao, Y., Peng, Y., & Qiao, S. (2020). Topotactically Transformed Polygonal Mesopores on Ternary Layered Double Hydroxides Exposing Under‐Coordinated Metal Centers for Accelerated Water Dissociation. Advanced Materials.
    2020 Zhao, Y., Jin, B., Vasileff, A., Shi, B., Jiao, Y., & Qiao, S. (2020). The ampoule method: a pathway towards controllable synthesis of electrocatalysts for water electrolysis. Chemistry - A European Journal, 26(18), 3898-3905.
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    2020 Zhang, H. P., Kou, L., Jiao, Y., Du, A., Tang, Y., & Ni, Y. (2020). Strain engineering of selective chemical adsorption on monolayer black phosphorous. Applied Surface Science, 503, 6 pages.
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    2020 Li, H., Chao, D., Chen, B., Chen, X., Chuah, C., Tang, Y., . . . Qiao, S. -Z. (2020). Revealing principles for design of lean-electrolyte lithium metal anode via In situ spectroscopy. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142(4), 2012-2022.
    DOI Scopus51 WoS50 Europe PMC2
    2020 Liu, X., Jiao, Y., Zheng, Y., & Qiao, S. Z. (2020). Isolated boron sites for electroreduction of dinitrogen to ammonia. ACS Catalysis, 10(3), 1847-1854.
    DOI Scopus42 WoS46
    2020 Ye, C., Jiao, Y., Chao, D., Ling, T., Shan, J., Zhang, B., . . . Qiao, S. -Z. (2020). Electron-state confinement of polysulfides for highly stable sodium-sulfur batteries. Advanced Materials, 32(12), 1907557-1-1907557-8.
    DOI Scopus43 WoS38 Europe PMC2
    2020 Zhi, X., Jiao, Y., Zheng, Y., Vasileff, A., & Qiao, S. (2020). Selectivity roadmap for electrochemical CO₂ reduction on copper-based alloy catalysts. Nano Energy, 71, 104601-1-104601-8.
    DOI Scopus28 WoS29
    2020 Tang, C., Jiao, Y., Shi, B., Liu, J. -N., Xie, Z., Chen, X., . . . Qiao, S. (2020). Coordination tunes selectivity: two-electron oxygen reduction on high-loading Molybdenum single-atom catalysts. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 59(23), 1-7.
    DOI Scopus96 WoS89 Europe PMC9
    2020 Chen, Z., Chen, Z., Liu, X., Zhao, J., Jiao, Y., Yin, L., & Yin, L. (2020). Strain effect on the catalytic activities of B- And B/N-doped black phosphorene for electrochemical conversion of CO to valuable chemicals. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 8(24), 11986-11995.
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    2020 Xie, F., Zhang, L., Jiao, Y., Vasileff, A., Chao, D., & Qiao, S. -Z. (2020). Hydrogenated dual-shell sodium titanate cubes for sodium-ion batteries with optimized ion transportation. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 8(31), 15829-15833.
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    2019 Zhi, X., Jiao, Y., Zheng, Y., & Qiao, S. Z. (2019). Impact of interfacial electron transfer on electrochemical CO₂ reduction on graphitic carbon nitride/doped graphene. Small, 15(10), 1804224-1-1804224-7.
    DOI Scopus38 WoS37 Europe PMC1
    2019 Liu, X., Jiao, Y., Zheng, Y., Davey, K., & Qiao, S. Z. (2019). A computational study on Pt and Ru dimers supported on graphene for the hydrogen evolution reaction: new insight into the alkaline mechanism. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 7(8), 3648-3654.
    DOI Scopus63 WoS60
    2019 Chen, P., Jiao, Y., Zhu, Y. H., Chen, S. M., Song, L., Jaroniec, M., . . . Qiao, S. Z. (2019). Syngas production from electrocatalytic CO₂ reduction with high energetic efficiency and current density. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 7(13), 7675-7682.
    DOI Scopus32 WoS33
    2019 Zheng, Y., Vasileff, A., Zhou, X., Jiao, Y., Jaroniec, M., & Qiao, S. Z. (2019). Understanding the roadmap for electrochemical reduction of CO₂ to multi-carbon oxygenates and hydrocarbons on copper-based catalysts. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141(19), 7646-7659.
    DOI Scopus226 WoS227 Europe PMC16
    2019 Zhao, Y., Jin, B., Vasileff, A., Jiao, Y., & Qiao, S. Z. (2019). Interfacial nickel nitride/sulfide as a bifunctional electrode for highly efficient overall water/seawater electrolysis. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 7(14), 8117-8121.
    DOI Scopus71 WoS61
    2019 Jin, H., Liu, X., Chen, S., Vasileff, A., Li, L., Jiao, Y., . . . Qiao, S. Z. (2019). Heteroatom-doped transition metal electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction. ACS Energy Letters, 4(4), 805-810.
    DOI Scopus128 WoS121
    2019 Liu, X., Jiao, Y., Zheng, Y., Jaroniec, M., & Qiao, S. Z. (2019). Building up a picture of the electrocatalytic nitrogen reduction activity of transition metal single-atom catalysts. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141(24), 9664-9672.
    DOI Scopus261 WoS254 Europe PMC3
    2019 You, B., Zhang, Y., Jiao, Y., Davey, K., & Qiao, S. Z. (2019). Negative charging of transition-metal phosphides via strong electronic coupling for destabilization of alkaline water. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 58(34), 11796-11800.
    DOI Scopus79 WoS79 Europe PMC4
    2019 Zhao, Y., Jin, B., Vasileff, A., Jiao, Y., & Qiao, S. -Z. (2019). Contemporaneous oxidation state manipulation to accelerate intermediate desorption for overall water electrolysis. Chemical Communications, 55(57), 8313-8316.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS7
    2019 Zhao, Y., Ling, T., Chen, S., Jin, B., Vasileff, A., Jiao, Y., . . . Qiao, S. Z. (2019). Non-metal single-iodine-atom electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 58(35), 12252-12257.
    DOI Scopus85 WoS79 Europe PMC4
    2019 Guo, C., Jiao, Y., Zheng, Y., Luo, J., Davey, K., & Qiao, S. (2019). Intermediate modulation on noble metal hybridized to 2D metal-organic framework for accelerated water electrocatalysis. Chem, 5(9), 2429-2441.
    DOI Scopus66 WoS58
    2019 Wang, X., Vasileff, A., Jiao, Y., Zheng, Y., & Qiao, S. (2019). Electronic and structural engineering of carbon-based metal-free electrocatalysts for water splitting. Advanced Materials, 31(13), 1803625.
    DOI Scopus129 WoS128 Europe PMC5
    2019 Vasileff, A., Zhi, X., Xu, C., Ge, L., Jiao, Y., Zheng, Y., & Qiao, S. Z. (2019). Selectivity control for electrochemical CO2 reduction by charge redistribution on the surface of copper alloys. ACS Catalysis, 9(10), 9411-9417.
    DOI Scopus66 WoS62
    2019 Zhang, B. -W., Jiao, Y., Chao, D. -L., Ye, C., Wang, Y. -X., Davey, K., . . . Qiao, S. -Z. (2019). Targeted synergy between adjacent co atoms on graphene oxide as an efficient new electrocatalyst for Li-CO2 batteries. Advanced Functional Materials, 29(49), 1904206-1-1904206-7.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS24
    2018 Zheng, Y., Jiao, Y., Qiao, S., & Vasileff, A. (2018). The hydrogen evolution reaction in alkaline solution: from theory, single crystal models, to practical electrocatalysts. Angewandte Chemie, 57(26), 7568-7579.
    DOI Scopus508 WoS469 Europe PMC37
    2018 Jin, H., Liu, X., Jiao, Y., Vasileff, A., Zheng, Y., & Qiao, S. (2018). Constructing tunable dual active sites on two-dimensional C₃N₄@MoN hybrid for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution. Nano Energy, 53, 690-697.
    DOI Scopus90 WoS87
    2018 Ye, C., Jiao, Y., Jin, H., Slattery, A., Davey, K., Wang, H., & Qiao, S. (2018). 2D MoN-VN heterostructure to regulate polysulfides for highly efficient lithium-sulfur batteries. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 57(51), 16703-16707.
    DOI Scopus172 WoS171 Europe PMC6
    2018 Qu, K., Wang, Y., Vasileff, A., Jiao, Y., Chen, H., & Zheng, Y. (2018). Polydopamine-inspired nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6(44), 21827-21846.
    DOI Scopus49 WoS51
    2018 Jin, H., Liu, X., Vasileff, A., Jiao, Y., Zhao, Y., Zheng, Y., & Qiao, S. (2018). Single-crystal nitrogen-rich two-dimensional Mo₅N₆ nanosheets for efficient and stable seawater splitting. ACS Nano, 12(12), 12761-12769.
    DOI Scopus112 WoS108 Europe PMC7
    2018 Jin, H., Guo, C., Liu, X., Liu, J., Vasileff, A., Jiao, Y., . . . Qiao, S. -Z. (2018). Emerging two-dimensional nanomaterials for electrocatalysis. Chemical Reviews, 118(13), 6337-6408.
    DOI Scopus806 WoS789 Europe PMC63
    2018 Liu, J., Zheng, Y., Jiao, Y., Wang, Z., Lu, Z., Vasileff, A., & Qiao, S. (2018). NiO as a bifunctional promoter for RuO₂ toward superior overall water splitting. Small, 14(16), 1704073-1-1704073-10.
    DOI Scopus117 WoS99 Europe PMC6
    2018 Vasileff, A., Xu, C., Jiao, Y., Zheng, Y., & Qiao, S. (2018). Surface and interface engineering in copper-based bimetallic materials for selective CO₂ electroreduction. Chem, 4(8), 1809-1831.
    DOI Scopus243 WoS234
    2018 Wang, X., Zhu, Y., Vasileff, A., Jiao, Y., Chen, S., Song, L., . . . Qiao, S. -Z. (2018). Strain effect in bimetallic electrocatalysts in the hydrogen evolution reaction. ACS Energy Letters, 3(5), 1198-1204.
    DOI Scopus47 WoS93
    2018 Zhao, Y., Jin, B., Zheng, Y., Jin, H., Jiao, Y., & Qiao, S. (2018). Charge state manipulation of cobalt selenide catalyst for overall seawater electrolysis. Advanced Energy Materials, 8(29), 1801926-1-1801926-9.
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    2017 Qu, K., Zheng, Y., Jiao, Y., Zhang, X., Dai, S., & Qiao, S. (2017). Polydopamine-inspired, dual heteroatom-doped carbon nanotubes for highly efficient overall water splitting. Advanced Energy Materials, 7(9), 1602068-1-1602068-8.
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    2017 Zheng, Y., Jiao, Y., Zhu, Y., Cai, Q., Vasileff, A., Li, L., . . . Qiao, S. (2017). Molecule-level g-C₃N₄ coordinated transition metals as a new class of electrocatalysts for oxygen electrode reactions. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139(9), 3336-3339.
    DOI Scopus708 WoS690 Europe PMC102
    2017 Ling, T., Yan, D. -Y., Wang, H., Jiao, Y., Hu, Z., Zheng, Y., . . . Qiao, S. -Z. (2017). Activating cobalt(II) oxide nanorods for efficient electrocatalysis by strain engineering. Nature communications, 8(1), 1-7.
    DOI Scopus214 WoS220 Europe PMC44
    2017 Jiao, Y., Zheng, Y., Chen, P., Jaroniec, M., & Qiao, S. (2017). Molecular scaffolding strategy with synergistic active centers to facilitate electrocatalytic CO₂ reduction to hydrocarbon/alcohol. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139(49), 18093-18100.
    DOI Scopus261 WoS258 Europe PMC21
    2016 Zheng, Y., Jiao, Y., Zhu, Y., Li, L. H., Han, Y., Chen, Y., . . . Qiao, S. Z. (2016). High electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution activity of an anomalous ruthenium catalyst. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138(49), 16174-16181.
    DOI Scopus459 WoS456 Europe PMC77
    2016 Jiao, Y., Zheng, Y., Davey, K., & Qiao, S. (2016). Activity origin and catalyst design principles for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution on heteroatom-doped graphene. Nature Energy, 1(10), 16130-1-16130-9.
    DOI Scopus545 WoS559
    2016 Gao, G., Jiao, Y., Waclawik, E., & Du, A. (2016). Single atom (Pd/Pt) supported on graphitic carbon nitride as an efficient photocatalyst for visible-light reduction of carbon dioxide. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138(19), 6292-6297.
    DOI Scopus601 WoS584 Europe PMC72
    2016 Ling, T., Yan, D., Jiao, Y., Wang, H., Zheng, Y., Zheng, X., . . . Qiao, S. (2016). Engineering surface atomic structure of single-crystal cobalt (II) oxide nanorods for superior electrocatalysis. Nature Communications, 7(1), 1-8.
    DOI Scopus387 WoS393 Europe PMC60
    2015 Jiao, Y., Du, A., Smith, S., Zhu, Z., & Qiao, S. (2015). H₂ purification by functionalized graphdiyne-role of nitrogen doping. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3(13), 6767-6771.
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    2015 Zheng, Y., Jiao, Y., & Qiao, S. (2015). Engineering of carbon-based electrocatalysts for emerging energy conversion: from fundamentality to functionality. Advanced Materials, 27(36), 5372-5378.
    DOI Scopus195 WoS194 Europe PMC38
    2015 Zheng, Y., Jiao, Y., Jaroniec, M., & Qiao, S. (2015). Advancing the electrochemistry of the hydrogen-evolution reaction through combining experiment and theory. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 54(1), 52-65.
    DOI Scopus1106 WoS1097 Europe PMC155
    2015 Jiao, Y., Zheng, Y., Jaroniec, M., & Qiao, S. (2015). Design of electrocatalysts for oxygen- and hydrogen-involving energy conversion reactions. Chemical Society Reviews, 44(8), 2060-2086.
    DOI Scopus2705 WoS2684 Europe PMC378
    2014 Zheng, Y., Jiao, Y., Zhu, Y., Li, L., Han, Y., Chen, Y., . . . Qiao, S. (2014). Hydrogen evolution by a metal-free electrocatalyst. Nature Communications, 5(1), 3783-1-3783-8.
    DOI Scopus1384 WoS1381 Europe PMC262
    2014 Zheng, Y., Jiao, Y., Li, L., Xing, T., Chen, Y., Jaroniec, M., & Qiao, S. (2014). Toward design of synergistically active carbon-based catalysts for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution. ACS Nano, 8(5), 5290-5296.
    DOI Scopus715 WoS703 Europe PMC125
    2014 Jiao, Y., Zheng, Y., Smith, S., Du, A., & Zhu, Z. (2014). Electrocatalytically switchable CO₂ capture: first principle computational exploration of carbon nanotubes with pyridinic nitrogen. ChemSusChem, 7(2), 435-441.
    DOI Scopus38 WoS54 Europe PMC9
    2014 Jiao, Y., Zheng, Y., Jaroniec, M., & Qiao, S. (2014). Origin of the electrocatalytic oxygen reduction activity of graphene-based catalysts: a roadmap to achieve the best performance. American Chemical Society Journal, 136(11), 4394-4403.
    DOI Scopus720 WoS694 Europe PMC125
    2013 Zheng, Y., Jiao, Y., Ge, L., Jaroniec, M., & Qiao, S. (2013). Two-step boron and nitrogen doping in graphene for enhanced synergistic catalysis. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 52(11), 3110-3116.
    DOI Scopus752 WoS703 Europe PMC115
    2013 Jiao, Y., Du, A., Hankel, M., & Smith, S. (2013). Modelling carbon membranes for gas and isotope separation. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15(14), 4832-4843.
    DOI Scopus72 WoS71 Europe PMC13
    2012 Zheng, Y., Jiao, Y., Jaroniec, M., Jin, Y., & Qiao, S. (2012). Nanostructured metal-free electrochemical catalysts for highly efficient oxygen reduction. Small, 8(23), 3550-3566.
    DOI Scopus506 WoS492 Europe PMC108
    2012 Liang, J., Jiao, Y., Jaroniec, M., & Qiao, S. (2012). Sulfur and nitrogen dual-doped mesoporous graphene electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction with synergistically enhanced performance. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 51(46), 11496-11500.
    DOI Scopus1673 WoS1594 Europe PMC234
    2012 Du, A., Sanvito, S., Li, Z., Wang, D., Jiao, Y., Liao, T., . . . Smith, S. (2012). Hybrid graphene and graphitic carbon nitride nanocomposite: gap opening, electron-hole puddle, interfacial charge transfer, and enhanced visible light response. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134(9), 4393-4397.
    DOI Scopus465 WoS456 Europe PMC86
    2012 Hankel, M., Jiao, Y., Du, A., Gray, S., & Smith, S. (2012). Asymmetrically decorated, doped porous graphene as an effective membrane for hydrogen isotope separation. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part C: Nanomaterials and Interfaces, 116(11), 6672-6676.
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    2011 Zheng, Y., Jiao, Y., Chen, J., Liu, J., Liang, J., Du, A., . . . Qiao, S. (2011). Nanoporous graphitic-C₃N₄@carbon metal-free electrocatalysts for highly efficient oxygen reduction. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133(50), 20116-20119.
    DOI Scopus820 WoS792 Europe PMC158
    2011 Jiao, Y., Du, A., Hankel, M., Zhu, Z., Rudolph, V., & Smith, S. (2011). Graphdiyne: a versatile nanomaterial for electronics and hydrogen purification. Chemical Communications, 47(43), 11843-11845.
    DOI Scopus270 WoS263 Europe PMC41
    2010 Jiao, Y., Du, A., Zhu, Z., Rudolph, V., & Smith, S. (2010). A density functional theory study of CO<inf>2</inf> and N<inf>2</inf> adsorption on aluminium nitride single walled nanotubes. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20(46), 10426-10430.
    DOI Scopus55 WoS56
    2010 Jiao, Y., Du, A., Zhu, Z., Rudolph, V., & Smith, S. (2010). Adsorption of carbon dioxide and nitrogen on single-layer aluminum nitride nanostructures studied by density functional theory. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114(17), 7846-7849.
    DOI Scopus44 WoS40
    Hua, W., Li, H., Pei, C., Xia, J., Sun, Y., Zhang, C., . . . Yang, Q. -H. (n.d.). Selective catalysis remedies polysulfide shuttling in lithium-sulfur batteries.
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2013 Jiao, Y., Hankel, M., Du, A., & Smith, S. (2013). Porous Graphene and Nanomeshes. In D. -E. Jiang, & Z. Chen (Eds.), Graphene Chemistry: Theoretical Perspectives (pp. 129-151). Chichester: Wiley.
    DOI Scopus2
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2011 Jiao, Y., Du, A., Zhu, Z., Rudolph, V., Lu, G., & Smith, S. (2011). A density functional theory study on CO<inf>2</inf> capture and activation by graphene-like boron nitride with boron vacancy. In Catalysis Today Vol. 175 (pp. 271-275). Beijing, PEOPLES R CHINA: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV.
    DOI Scopus66 WoS66
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2014 Qiao, S. Z., Zheng, Y., & Jiao, Y. (2014). Co-doped graphene metal-free electrocatalysts for key energy conversion processes. Poster session presented at the meeting of ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. San Francisco, CA: AMER CHEMICAL SOC.
  • FT190100636. Develop Catalyst Materials for Future Fuels by Operando Computation. 2020-2023
  • DP190103472. Design of Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen-Free Ammonia Production under Ambient Conditions. ARC - Discovery Projects. 2019 - 2021 
  • FND000164. Density Functional Theory aided material design for solar-fuel generation, University of Adelaide - Research Fellowships Scheme. 2018
  • ENG 1003 Programming (MATLAB/Excel)
  • CHEM ENG 7102 Computation for Materials Engineering
  • CHEM ENG 1011 Introduction to Process Modelling
  • CHEM ENG 3026 Unit Operation
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Co-Supervisor iPhD Project: Upscaling Atomic Layer Etching from the Bench to Full Fabrication Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Xiting Zhou
    2021 Principal Supervisor Design Electrocatalyst Materials for Synthetic Fuel/Chemical Production by Molecular Modelling Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yiran Jiao
    2021 Principal Supervisor Design of Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for Facile C-N Coupling by Molecular Modeling Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ling Chen
    2021 Principal Supervisor Design of Semiconductor Based Photo-/Electro-Catalyst Materials for Water Splitting Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Sijia Fu
    2020 Co-Supervisor Nonlinear behaviour of graphene-nanoplatelet-reinforced macro structural elements Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Kelly Yee
    2017 Principal Supervisor Computational Study and Experiments of Nanoscale Metal-Organic Frameworks as Drug Carrier for Brain Diseases Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Yechuan Zhang
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Design of g-C3N4 Based Electrocatalysts for CO2 Reduction to Ethylene by Molecular Modelling Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Sijia Fu
    2018 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Hepatitis B core (HBc) virus like particle (VLP) as a platform for innovation of chimeric adjuvant-free VLP vaccines targeting oncoviruses Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Bingyang Zhang
    2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Computational Design of Catalysts for Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution and Nitrogen Reduction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xin Liu
    2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Directing Selectivity of Carbon Dioxide Reduction Reaction via Heteroatom Doping Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Xing Zhi
    2017 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Advanced Nano-Array Catalysts for Electrochemical Energy Conversion Reactions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jinlong Liu
    2017 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Synthesis of Advanced Electrocatalysts via the Ampoule Method for Water Electrolysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yongqiang Zhao
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83130753
  • Email: yan.jiao@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering North, floor 1
  • Room: N1 16
  • Org Unit: School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

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