Yan Jiao

Dr Yan Jiao

Senior Lecturer

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.


Dr Yan Jiao's research interests involve discovering the origin of electrocatalytic activity possessed by carbon-based materials by Density Functional Theory computations, designing and engineering novel carbon-based catalysts for clean energy conversion reactions.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Senior Lecturer 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
    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
  • Education

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

  • 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

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CHEM ENG 7102 - Computation for Materials Engineering

CHEM ENG 1011 Introduction to Process Modelling

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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 Principal Supervisor Design Photocatalyst for CO2 Reduction by Molecular Modelling Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Sijia Fu
    2018 Co-Supervisor An Efficient Site Specific Conjugated Vaccine Development System Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Bingyang Zhang
    2017 Co-Supervisor Application of Carbon Materials in Electrochemical Energy Storage Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xin Liu
    2017 Co-Supervisor High-Performance Nanostructured Carbon Materials for Sustainable Energy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Xing Zhi
    2017 Co-Supervisor Computational Study and Experiments of Nanoscale Metal-Organic Frameworks as Drug Carrier for Brain Diseases Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yechuan Zhang
    2017 Co-Supervisor Nanostructural Materials for Energy Storage Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yongqiang Zhao
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Advanced Nano-Array Catalysts for Electrochemical Energy Conversion Reactions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jinlong Liu
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83135981
  • Email: yan.jiao@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering Annex, floor 2
  • Room: 2 03
  • Org Unit: School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

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