Yao Zheng

Associate Professor Yao Zheng

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.


oxygen reduction reaction, hydrogen evolution reaction, electrocatalysis

My research focuses on fundamental studies of some key electrocatalysis processes by combining experiments and theoretical computations. I am also developing advanced electrocatalysts for energy conversion processes like hydrogen evolution reaction, CO2 reduction reaction, and nitrogen reduction reaction at ambient conditions.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2021 - 2024 ARC Future Fellowship University of Adelaide
    2020 - 2021 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2019 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2016 - 2018 DECRA Research Fellow The University of Adelaide
    2014 - 2015 Postdoc Research Fellow The University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2014 University of Queensland Australia PhD in Chemical Engineering
    2009 Nanjing University of Technology China ME in in Chemical Engineering
    2006 Nanjing University of Technology China BE in in Chemical Engineering
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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Yu, Q., Wang, J., Li, H., Li, R., Zeng, S., Li, R., . . . Zheng, Y. (2022). Natural DNA-derived highly-graphitic N, P, S-tridoped carbon nanosheets for multiple electrocatalytic applications. Chemical Engineering Journal, 429, 132102.
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    2021 Geng, S. K., Zheng, Y., Li, S. Q., Su, H., Zhao, X., Hu, J., . . . Qiao, S. Z. (2021). Nickel ferrocyanide as a high-performance urea oxidation electrocatalyst. Nature Energy, 6(9), 904-912.
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    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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    2021 Xu, C., Vasileff, A., Zheng, Y., & Qiao, S. Z. (2021). Recent progress of 3d transition metal single-atom catalysts for electrochemical CO₂ reduction. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 8(5), 1-10.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS6
    2021 Wang, Y. H., Li, R. Q., Li, H. B., Huang, H. L., Guo, Z. J., Chen, H. Y., . . . Qu, K. G. (2021). Controlled synthesis of ultrasmall RuP<inf>2</inf> particles on N,P-codoped carbon as superior pH-wide electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution. Rare Metals, 40(5), 1040-1047.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4
    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.
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    2021 Tang, C., Zheng, Y., Jaroniec, M., & Qiao, S. (2021). Electrocatalytic refinery for sustainable production of fuels and chemicals. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 60(36), 19572-19590.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS11
    2021 Tang, C., Zheng, Y., Jaroniec, M., & Qiao, S. (2021). Electrocatalytic Refinery for Sustainable Production of Fuels and Chemicals. Angewandte Chemie, 133(36), 19724-19742.
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    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.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS13
    2021 Li, L., Tang, C., Cui, X., Zheng, Y., Wang, X., Xu, H., . . . Qiao, S. (2021). Efficient nitrogen fixation to ammonia through integration of plasma oxidation with electrocatalytic reduction. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 60(25), 14131-14137.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4
    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.
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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.
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    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 Li, L., Tang, C., Cui, X., Zheng, Y., Wang, X., Xu, H., . . . Qiao, S. (2021). Efficient Nitrogen Fixation to Ammonia through Integration of Plasma Oxidation with Electrocatalytic Reduction. Angewandte Chemie, 133(25), 14250-14256.
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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.
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    2021 Jing, L., Tang, C., Tian, Q., Liu, T., Ye, S., Su, P., . . . Liu, J. (2021). Mesoscale Diffusion Enhancement of Carbon-Bowl-Shaped Nanoreactor toward High-Performance Electrochemical H2O2 Production.. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 13(33), 39763-39771.
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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, 57(75), 4 pages.
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    2020 Geng, S. -K., Zheng, Y., Li, S. -Q., Zhao, X., Hu, J., Shu, H. -B., . . . Qiao, S. (2020). Nickel Ferrocyanide as High-Performance Next Generation Electrocatalyst for Urea Oxidation.
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    2020 Wang, X., Zheng, Y., Sheng, W., Xu, Z., Jaroniec, M., & Qiao, S. (2020). Strategies for design of electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution under alkaline conditions. Materials Today, 36, 125-138.
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    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.
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    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.
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    2020 Li, L., Tang, C., Zheng, Y., Xia, B., Zhou, X., Xu, H., & Qiao, S. Z. (2020). Tailoring Selectivity of Electrochemical Hydrogen Peroxide Generation by Tunable Pyrrolic-Nitrogen-Carbon. Advanced Energy Materials, 10(21), 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus52 WoS43
    2020 Vasileff, A., Zhu, Y., Zhi, X., Zhao, Y., Ge, L., Chen, H. M., . . . Qiao, S. (2020). Electrochemical reduction of CO₂ to ethane through stabilization of an ethoxy intermediate. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 59(44), 19649-19653.
    DOI Scopus41 WoS37 Europe PMC4
    2020 Xu, C., Vasileff, A., Jin, B., Wang, D., Xu, H., Zheng, Y., & Qiao, S. -Z. (2020). Graphene-encapsulated nickel-copper bimetallic nanoparticle catalysts for electrochemical reduction of CO₂ to CO. Chemical Communications, 76(76), 11275-11278.
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    2020 Jin, H., Gu, Q., Chen, B., Tang, C., Zheng, Y., Zhang, H., . . . Qiao, S. Z. (2020). Molten salt-directed catalytic synthesis of 2D layered transition-metal nitrides for efficient hydrogen evolution. Chem, 6(9), 2382-2394.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS26
    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 Scopus131 WoS129 Europe PMC5
    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 Scopus40 WoS37 Europe PMC1
    2019 Zhu, D., Liu, J., Wang, L., Du, Y., Zheng, Y., Davey, K., & Qiao, S. (2019). A 2D metal-organic framework/Ni(OH)₂ heterostructure for an enhanced oxygen evolution reaction. Nanoscale, 11(8), 3599-3605.
    DOI Scopus57 WoS54 Europe PMC1
    2019 Shan, J., Guo, C., Zhu, Y., Chen, S., Song, L., Jaroniec, M., . . . Qiao, S. (2019). Charge-redistribution-enhanced nanocrystalline Ru@IrOx electrocatalysts for oxygen evolution in acidic media. Chem, 5(2), 445-459.
    DOI Scopus147 WoS140
    2019 Shan, J., Ling, T., Davey, K., Zheng, Y., & Qiao, S. Z. (2019). Transition-metal-doped ruIr bifunctional nanocrystals for overall water splitting in acidic environments. Advanced Materials, 31(17), e1900510.
    DOI Scopus190 WoS189 Europe PMC6
    2019 Zhu, D., Liu, J., Zhao, Y., Zheng, Y., & Qiao, S. Z. (2019). Engineering 2D metal-organic framework/MoS₂ interface for enhanced alkaline hydrogen evolution. Small, 15(14), e1805511.
    DOI Scopus82 WoS69
    2019 Li, L., Tang, C., Xia, B., Jin, H., Zheng, Y., & Qiao, S. Z. (2019). Two-dimensional mosaic bismuth nanosheets for highly selective ambient electrocatalytic nitrogen reduction. ACS Catalysis, 9(4), 2902-2908.
    DOI Scopus245 WoS233
    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.
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    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 Scopus232 WoS234 Europe PMC16
    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 WoS123
    2019 Wen, T., Zheng, Y., Zhang, J., Davey, K., & Qiao, S. Z. (2019). Co (II) boron imidazolate framework with rigid auxiliary linkers for stable electrocatalytic oxygen evolution reaction. Advanced Science, 6(9), 1-5.
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    2019 Wang, X., He, Q., Song, L., Jaroniec, M., Zheng, Y., & Qiao, S. Z. (2019). Breaking the volcano-plot limits for Pt-based electrocatalysts by selective tuning adsorption of multiple intermediates. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 7(22), 13635-13640.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS11
    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 WoS260 Europe PMC3
    2019 Jin, H., Li, L., Liu, X., Tang, C., Xu, W., Chen, S., . . . Qiao, S. Z. (2019). Nitrogen vacancies on 2D layered W₂N₃: a stable and efficient active site for nitrogen reduction reaction. Advanced Materials, 31(32), 1-8.
    DOI Scopus166 WoS151 Europe PMC1
    2019 Li, L., Tang, C., Yao, D., Zheng, Y., & Qiao, S. Z. (2019). Electrochemical nitrogen reduction: identification and elimination of contamination in electrolyte. ACS Energy Letters, 4(9), 2111-2116.
    DOI Scopus68 WoS64
    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 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 WoS63
    2019 Wang, X., Xu, C., Jaroniec, M., Zheng, Y., & Qiao, S. -Z. (2019). Anomalous hydrogen evolution behavior in high-pH environment induced by locally generated hydronium ions. Nature Communications, 10(1), 4876-1-4876-8.
    DOI Scopus70 WoS68 Europe PMC5
    2019 Xu, C., Vasileff, A., Wang, D., Jin, B., Zheng, Y., & Qiao, S. (2019). Synergistic catalysis between atomically dispersed Fe and a pyrrolic-N-C framework for CO2 electroreduction. Nanoscale Horizons, 4(6), 1411-1415.
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    2019 Shan, J., Zheng, Y., Shi, B., Davey, K., & Qiao, S. Z. (2019). Regulating electrocatalysts via surface and interface engineering for acidic water electrooxidation. ACS Energy Letters, 4(11), 2719-2730.
    DOI Scopus81 WoS77
    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 Scopus511 WoS478 Europe PMC37
    2018 Zheng, Y., & Qiao, S. Z. (2018). N-doping goes sp-hybridized. Nature chemistry, 10(9), 900-902.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS10 Europe PMC2
    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 Scopus91 WoS91
    2018 Zheng, Y., & Qiao, S. (2018). Metal-organic framework assisted synthesis of single-atom catalysts for energy applications. National Science Review, 5(5), 626-627.
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    2018 Vasileff, A., Xu, C., Ge, L., Zheng, Y., & Qiao, S. (2018). Bronze alloys with tin surface sites for selective electrochemical reduction of CO₂. Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 54(99), 13965-13968.
    DOI Scopus32 WoS32 Europe PMC1
    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 Scopus51 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 Scopus114 WoS111 Europe PMC7
    2018 Liu, J., Zheng, Y., Wang, Z., Lu, Z., Vasileff, A., & Qiao, S. -Z. (2018). Free-standing single-crystalline NiFe-hydroxide nanoflake arrays: a self-activated and robust electrocatalyst for oxygen evolution. Chemical Communications, 54(5), 463-466.
    DOI Scopus81 WoS78 Europe PMC7
    2018 Qu, K., Wang, Y., Zhang, X., Chen, H., Li, H., Chen, B., . . . Dai, S. (2018). Polydopamine-derived, in situ N-Doped 3D mesoporous carbons for highly efficient oxygen reduction. ChemNanoMat, 4(4), 417-422.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS13
    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 Scopus822 WoS802 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 WoS104 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.
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    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 Liu, J., Zhu, D., Zheng, Y., Vasileff, A., & Qiao, S. (2018). Self-supported earth-abundant nanoarrays as efficient and robust electrocatalysts for energy-related reactions. ACS Catalysis, 8(7), 6707-6732.
    DOI Scopus188 WoS184
    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.
    DOI Scopus96 WoS92
    2018 Wen, T., Zheng, Y., Xu, C., Zhang, J., Jaroniec, M., & Qiao, S. -Z. (2018). A boron imidazolate framework with mechanochromic and electrocatalytic properties. Materials Horizons, 5(6), 1152-1155.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS27
    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 Scopus263 WoS260 Europe PMC21
    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.
    DOI Scopus204 WoS211
    2017 Zhu, Y., Guo, C., Zheng, Y., & Qiao, S. -Z. (2017). Surface and interface engineering of noble-metal-free electrocatalysts for efficient energy conversion processes. Accounts of Chemical Research, 50(4), 915-923.
    DOI Scopus568 WoS555 Europe PMC63
    2017 Guo, C., Zheng, Y., Ran, J., Xie, F., Jaroniec, M., & Qiao, S. -Z. (2017). Engineering high-energy interfacial structures for high performance oxygen-involving electrocatalysis. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 59(29), 8539-8543.
    DOI Scopus206 WoS223 Europe PMC42
    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 Scopus709 WoS691 Europe PMC102
    2017 Bayatsarmadi, B., Zheng, Y., Vasileff, A., & Qiao, S. (2017). Recent advances in atomic metal doping of carbon-based nanomaterials for energy conversion. Small, 13(21), 1700191-1-1700191-19.
    DOI Scopus204 WoS206 Europe PMC33
    2017 Zheng, Y., & Qiao, S. (2017). Direct growth of well-aligned MOF arrays onto various substrates. Chem, 2(6), 751-752.
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    2017 Qu, K., Zheng, Y., Zhang, X., Davey, K., Dai, S., & Qiao, S. (2017). Promotion of electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction on nitrogen-doped carbon nanosheets with secondary heteroatoms. ACS Nano, 11(7), 7293-7300.
    DOI Scopus233 WoS225 Europe PMC24
    2017 Vasileff, A., Zheng, Y., & Qiao, S. (2017). Carbon solving carbon's problems: recent progress of nanostructured carbon-based catalysts for the electrochemical reduction of CO₂. Advanced Energy Materials, 7(21), 1700759-1-1700759-21.
    DOI Scopus189 WoS181
    2017 Liu, J., Zheng, Y., Zhu, D., Vasileff, A., Ling, T., & Qiao, S. (2017). Identification of pH-dependent synergy on Ru/MoS₂ interface: a comparison of alkaline and acidic hydrogen evolution. Nanoscale, 9(43), 16616-16621.
    DOI Scopus80 WoS80 Europe PMC10
    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 Scopus218 WoS223 Europe PMC44
    2016 Qu, K., Zheng, Y., Dai, S., & Qiao, S. (2016). Graphene oxide-polydopamine derived N, S-codoped carbon nanosheets as superior bifunctional electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction and evolution. Nano Energy, 19, 373-381.
    DOI Scopus467 WoS460
    2016 Li, X., Zheng, Y., Masters, A., & Maschmeyer, T. (2016). A nano-engineered graphene/carbon nitride hybrid for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution. Journal of Energy Chemistry, 25(2), 225-227.
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    2016 Bayatsarmadi, B., Zheng, Y., Tang, Y., Jaroniec, M., & Qiao, S. (2016). Significant enhancement of water splitting activity of N-carbon electrocatalyst by trace level co doping. Small: nano micro, 12(27), 3703-3711.
    DOI Scopus79 WoS81 Europe PMC14
    2016 Zhou, R., Zheng, Y., Jaroniec, M., & Qiao, S. (2016). Determination of the electron transfer number for the oxygen reduction reaction: from theory to experiment. ACS Catalysis, 6(7), 4720-4728.
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    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 Scopus389 WoS397 Europe PMC60
    2016 Bayatsarmadi, B., Zheng, Y., Casari, C., Russo, V., & Qiao, S. (2016). Pulsed laser deposition of porous N-carbon supported cobalt (oxide) thin films for highly efficient oxygen evolution. Chemical Communications, 52(80), 11947-11950.
    DOI Scopus25 WoS28 Europe PMC3
    2016 Bayatsarmadi, B., Zheng, Y., Russo, V., Ge, L., Casari, C., & Qiao, S. (2016). Highly active nickel-cobalt/nanocarbon thin films as efficient water splitting electrodes. Nanoscale, 8(43), 18507-18515.
    DOI Scopus44 WoS45 Europe PMC8
    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 Scopus465 WoS461 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.
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    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 Scopus1119 WoS1105 Europe PMC155
    2015 Liu, H., Zheng, Y., Wang, G., & Qiao, S. (2015). A three-component nanocomposite with synergistic reactivity for oxygen reduction reaction in alkaline solution. Advanced Energy Materials, 5(3), 1401186-1-1401186-7.
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    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 Scopus2731 WoS2702 Europe PMC378
    2015 Bayatsarmadi, B., Zheng, Y., Jaroniec, M., & Qiao, S. (2015). Soft-templating synthesis of N-Doped mesoporous carbon nanospheres for enhanced oxygen reduction reaction. Chemistry - An Asian Journal, 10(7), 1546-1553.
    DOI Scopus47 WoS47 Europe PMC14
    2015 Zhao, B., Zheng, Y., Ye, F., Deng, X., Xu, X., Liu, M., & Shao, Z. (2015). Multifunctional iron-oxide-nanoflake/graphene composites derived from mechanochemical synthesis for enhanced lithium storage and electrocatalysis. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7(26), 14446-14455.
    DOI Scopus56 WoS57 Europe PMC5
    2015 Qu, K., Zheng, Y., Dai, S., & Qiao, S. (2015). Polydopamine-graphene oxide derived mesoporous carbon nanosheets for enhanced oxygen reduction. Nanoscale, 7(29), 12598-12605.
    DOI Scopus88 WoS88 Europe PMC13
    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 Chen, S., Duan, J., Zheng, Y., Chen, X., Du, X., Jaroniec, M., & Qiao, S. (2015). Ionic liquid-assisted synthesis of N/S-double doped graphene microwires for oxygen evolution and Zn-air batteries. Energy Storage Materials, 1, 17-24.
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    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 Scopus1395 WoS1388 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 Scopus717 WoS707 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 Xing, T., Zheng, Y., Li, L., Cowie, B., Gunzelmann, D., Qiao, S., . . . Chen, Y. (2014). Observation of active sites for oxygen reduction reaction on nitrogen-doped multilayer graphene. ACS Nano, 8(7), 6856-6862.
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    2014 Ma, T., Zheng, Y., Dai, S., Jaroniec, M., & Qiao, S. (2014). Mesoporous MnCo₂O₄ with abundant oxygen vacancy defects as high-performance oxygen reduction catalysts. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2(23), 8676-8682.
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    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 Scopus724 WoS701 Europe PMC125
    2013 Zhou, R., Zheng, Y., Hulicova-Jurcakova, D., & Qiao, S. (2013). Enhanced electrochemical catalytic activity by copper oxide grown on nitrogen-doped reduced graphene oxide. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 1(42), 13179-13185.
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    2013 Li, H., Cheng, N., Zheng, Y., Zhang, X., Lv, H., He, D., . . . Mu, S. (2013). Oxidation stability of nanographite materials. Advanced Energy Materials, 3(9), 1176-1179.
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    2013 Duan, J., Zheng, Y., Chen, S., Tang, Y., Jaroniec, M., & Qiao, S. (2013). Mesoporous hybrid material composed of Mn3O4 nanoparticles on nitrogen-doped graphene for highly efficient oxygen reduction reaction. Chemical Communications, 49(70), 7705-7707.
    DOI Scopus220 WoS217 Europe PMC33
    2013 Yang, T., Liu, J., Zheng, Y., Monteiro, M., & Qiao, S. (2013). Facile fabrication of core-shell-structured Ag@Carbon and mesoporous yolk-shell-structured Ag@Carbon@Silica by an extended Stöber method. Chemistry-A European Journal, 19(22), 6942-6945.
    DOI Scopus114 WoS110 Europe PMC20
    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 Scopus755 WoS705 Europe PMC115
    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 Scopus508 WoS493 Europe PMC108
    2012 Zheng, Y., Ran, R., Qiao, S., & Shao, Z. (2012). Study on oxygen activation and methane oxidation over La₀.₈Sr₀.2MnO₃ electrode in single-chamber solid oxide fuel cells via an electrochemical approach. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37(5), 4328-4338.
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    2012 Zheng, Y., Liu, J., Liang, J., Jaroniec, M., & Qiao, S. (2012). Graphitic carbon nitride materials: controllable synthesis and applications in fuel cells and photocatalysis. Energy & Environmental Science, 5(5), 6717-6731.
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    2012 Liang, J., Zheng, Y., Chen, J., Liu, J., Hulicova-Jurcakova, D., Jaroniec, M., & Qiao, S. (2012). Facile oxygen reduction on a three-dimensionally ordered macroporous graphitic C₃N₄/carbon composite electrocatalyst. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 51(16), 3892-3896.
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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 Scopus823 WoS792 Europe PMC158
    2010 Su, C., Wu, Y., Wang, W., Zheng, Y., Ran, R., & Shao, Z. (2010). Assessment of nickel cermets and La<inf>0.8</inf>Sr<inf>0.2</inf>Sc<inf>0.2</inf>Mn<inf>0.8</inf>O<inf>3</inf> as solid-oxide fuel cell anodes operating on carbon monoxide fuel. Journal of Power Sources, 195(5), 1333-1343.
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    2010 Ran, R., Guo, Y., Zheng, Y., Wang, K., & Shao, Z. (2010). Well-crystallized mesoporous samaria-doped ceria from EDTA-citrate complexing process with in situ created NiO as recyclable template. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 491(1-2), 271-277.
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    2009 Zhang, C., Zheng, Y., Lin, Y., Ran, R., Shao, Z., & Farrusseng, D. (2009). A comparative study of La<inf>0.8</inf>Sr<inf>0.2</inf>MnO<inf>3</inf> and La<inf>0.8</inf>Sr<inf>0.2</inf>Sc<inf>0.1</inf>Mn<inf>0.9</inf>O<inf>3</inf> as cathode materials of single-chamber SOFCs operating on a methane-air mixture. Journal of Power Sources, 191(2), 225-232.
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    2009 Zheng, Y., Zhang, C., Ran, R., Cai, R., Shao, Z., & Farrusseng, D. (2009). A new symmetric solid-oxide fuel cell with La<inf>0.8</inf>Sr<inf>0.2</inf>Sc<inf>0.2</inf>Mn<inf>0.8</inf>O<inf>3-δ</inf> perovskite oxide as both the anode and cathode. Acta Materialia, 57(4), 1165-1175.
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    2009 Zheng, Y., Ran, R., & Shao, Z. (2009). Cr doping effect in B-site of La<inf>0.75</inf>Sr<inf>0.25</inf>MnO <inf>3</inf> on its phase stability and performance as an SOFC anode. Rare Metals, 28(4), 361-366.
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    2008 Zhang, C., Zheng, Y., Ran, R., Shao, Z., Jin, W., Xu, N., & Ahn, J. (2008). Initialization of a methane-fueled single-chamber solid-oxide fuel cell with NiO + SDC anode and BSCF + SDC cathode. Journal of Power Sources, 179(2), 640-648.
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    2008 Zheng, Y., Ran, R., Gu, H., Cai, R., & Shao, Z. (2008). Characterization and optimization of La<inf>0.8</inf>Sr<inf>0.2</inf>Sc<inf>0.1</inf>Mn<inf>0.9</inf>O<inf>3-δ</inf>-based composite electrodes for intermediate-temperature solid-oxide fuel cells. Journal of Power Sources, 185(2), 641-648.
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    2008 Zheng, Y., Zhou, W., Ran, R., & Shao, Z. (2008). Perovskite as anode materials for solid oxide fuel cells. Progress in Chemistry, 20(2-3), 413-421.
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    2008 Lin, Y., Ran, R., Zheng, Y., Shao, Z., Jin, W., Xu, N., & Ahn, J. (2008). Evaluation of Ba<inf>0.5</inf>Sr<inf>0.5</inf>Co<inf>0.8</inf>Fe<inf>0.2</inf>O<inf>3-δ</inf> as a potential cathode for an anode-supported proton-conducting solid-oxide fuel cell. Journal of Power Sources, 180(1), 15-22.
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    2008 Zheng, Y., Ran, R., & Shao, Z. (2008). Activation and deactivation kinetics of oxygen reduction over a la <inf>0.8</inf>Sr<inf>0.2</inf>Sc<inf>0.1</inf>Mn<inf>0.9</inf>O<inf>3</inf> cathode. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112(47), 18690-18700.
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    2008 Gu, H., Zheng, Y., Ran, R., Shao, Z., Jin, W., Xu, N., & Ahn, J. (2008). Synthesis and assessment of la<inf>0.8</inf>Sr<inf>0.2</inf>Sc <inf>y</inf>Mn<inf>1-y</inf>O<inf>3-δ</inf> as cathodes for solid-oxide fuel cells on scandium-stabilized zirconia electrolyte. Journal of Power Sources, 183(2), 471-478.
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    2007 Zhou, W., Xue, X. -P., Ge, L., Zheng, Y., Shao, Z. -P., & Jin, W. -Q. (2007). Effect of HNO3 treatment on the La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-delta obtained via combined EDTA-citrate complexing process. JOURNAL OF INORGANIC MATERIALS, 22(4), 657-662.
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2018 Liang, J., Zheng, Y., Vasileff, A., & Qiao, S. (2018). Carbon-based electrochemical oxygen reduction and hydrogen evolution catalysts. In L. Dai (Ed.), Carbon-based metal-free catalysts: design and applications (Vol. 2, pp. 403-455). Weinheim: Wiley-VCH.
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ARC Future Fellowship, FT200100062, Yao Zheng, Electrocatalytic Refinery for Fuels and Chemicals, $800,000.

ARC Discovery Project, DP190103472, Yan Jiao, Yao Zheng, Shaojun Guo, Egill Skulason, Yihan Zhu, Catalysts for Hydrogen-free Ammonia Production by Electrochemical Method. $350,000.

ARC DECRA Fellowship, DE160101163, Yao Zheng, Design of Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for Water Splitting, $365,000.

ARC Discovery Project, DP170104464, Yao Zheng, Jiaguo Yu, Design of Photocatalysts for Solar Hydrogen Production, $410,500.

ARC LIEF, LE210100153, Integrated In situ Characterisation Facilities for Energy Studies, $497,264.

ARC LIEF, LE210100109, Raman Spectroscopic System for In-Operando Electrochemical Studies, $240,000.

2016 Semester 1, Lecture Research Practice_3610_CHEM_ENG_4056

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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 Principal Supervisor Design New Materials and Novel Adjusting Strategies for High-Performance Aqueous Sodium and Potassium Ion Batteries Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Yunling Jiang
    2021 Co-Supervisor Design of Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for Facile C-N Coupling by Molecular Modeling Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ling Chen
    2020 Principal Supervisor Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for Overall Water Splitting/CO2 reduction reaction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Min Zheng
    2018 Principal Supervisor Nano materials for catalysts Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xianlong Zhou
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Noble Metal Catalysts for Electrocatalytic Water Splitting in Acidic Environments Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Jieqiong Shan
    2017 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Reinforcement of Natural Rubber using Nanostructured Carbon Materials Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Yang Shi
    2017 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Design and Mechanism Study of Electrocatalysts for Alkaline Hydrogen Evolution Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Xuesi Wang
    2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Directing Selectivity of Carbon Dioxide Reduction Reaction via Heteroatom Doping Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Xing Zhi
    2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Production of Chemicals from Air Through Electrocatalytic Nitrogen and Oxygen Reduction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Laiquan Li
    2016 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Designing Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials for Electrocatalytic Clean Energy Conversion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Huanyu Jin
    2016 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Copper and Copper Alloy Electrocatalysts for the Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Fuels Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Anthony Joseph Vasileff
    2015 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Fabrication of Carbon-based Nanomaterial for Energy Conversion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Bita Bayatsarmadi
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83135981
  • Email: yao.zheng01@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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