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Professor Hongqi Sun

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5067
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO5.226  

Hongqi is the Professor of Chemical Engineering and Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Research Fellow (2016-2019), in School of Engineering. He is a 2019 Highly Cited Researcher (Web of Science Group).

Current Teaching

ENS3113 Reaction Engineering

ENS6171 Reaction Engineering


Dr. Sun became a Full Professor of Chemical Engineering at ECU in November 2017. He joined ECU in March 2016 as an Associate Professor through the global campaign of Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Research Fellowship. Prior to that he had worked at Curtin University for over seven years, with the position of Research Fellow (Level A, 2009-2012), Curtin Research Fellow (Level B, 2013-2014) and then Senior Research Fellow (Level C, 2015-2016). He has been an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University since 2016.

His research focuses on novel catalysis (photocatalysis, photo-thermal catalysis, photo-electro-chemical catalysis, and membrane catalysis) and advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) over nanostructured materials for solar-to-chemical conversion and environmental remediation. So far he has published over 190 refereed journal papers (over 40 papers published in journals with impact factor higher than 10) and received over 12,200 citations and achieved a h-index of 69 (Data from Google Scholar in November 2019). He has also secured four million dollars funding through four ARC discovery projects, four CRC projects and two fellowships. He serves as the Associate Editor of RSC Advances, and Speciality Chief Editor of Frontiers of Nanotechnology, assessor of ARC, committee member of international conferences, and referee of international journals.

Hongqi welcomes others to join his group to make a difference in solar energy utilisation and environmental nanotechnology!

Professional Associations

  • Associate Member, Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • 2019 Highly Cited Researcher (Web of Science Group)

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2016-2019 Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Research Fellowship
  • 2013-2016 Curtin Earlier Career Research Fellowship

National and International Research Positions

  • 2019 – Specialty Chief Editor, Frontiers of Nanotechnology
  • 2018 – 2019 Lead Guest Editor, Catalysts
  • 2018 – 2018 Visiting Professor, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
  • 2017– 2018 Guest Editor, Frontiers in Chemistry
  • 2016 – 2018 Associate Editor, Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies
  • 2016 – 2017 Lead Guest Editor, Nanomaterials
  • 2016 – Adjunct Professor, Curtin University
  • 2015 – Associate Editor, RSC Advances
  • 2015 – 2019 Academic board, 19th International Zeolite Conference
  • 2013 – 2013 Visiting Professor, University of Hyogo (Japan)

Research Areas and Interests

  • Solar energy conversion and utilisation;
  • Novel catalysis (photocatalysis, photo-thermal catalysis, photo-electro-chemical catalysis, and membrane catalysis);
  • Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies;
  • Advanced oxidation processes; and
  • Fossil fuels upgrading.


  • Degree of Doctor of Engineering, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan), 2008.


Recent Research Grants

  • Smart Self-propelled Micro- and Nanomotors (MNMs) for Catalytic Environmental Remediation,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Discovery Projects,  2019 - 2022,  $243,025.
  • Prussian blue sensitized carbon nitride for hydrogen evolution reaction,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2018 Round 1,  2018 - 2019,  $10,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Wang, S., Zhaoa, H., Zhao, X., Zhang, J., Ao, Z., Dong, P., He, F., Wu, H., Xu, X., Shi, L., Zhaoa, C., Wang, S., Sun, H., (2020), Surface engineering of hollow carbon nitride microspheres for efficient photoredox catalysis. Chemical Engineering Journal, 381(1 February 2020), Article number 122593, DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2019.122593.
  • Eshaq, G., Wang, S., Sun, H., Sillanpaa, M., (2020), Superior performance of FeVO4@CeO2 uniform core-shell nanostructures in heterogeneous Fenton-sonophotocatalytic degradation of 4-nitrophenol. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 382(15 January 2020), Article number 121059, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.121059.
  • Zhang, H., Tian, W., Duan, X., Sun, H., Liu, S., Wang, S., (2020), Catalysis of a Single Transition Metal Site for Water Oxidation: From Mononuclear Molecules to Single Atoms. Advanced Materials, 32(18), Article number 1904037, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201904037.
  • Eshaq, G., Wang, S., Sun, H., Sillanpää, M., (2020), Core/shell FeVO4@BiOCl heterojunction as a durable heterogeneous Fenton catalyst for the efficient sonophotocatalytic degradation of p-nitrophenol. Separation and Purification Technology, 231(16 January 2020), Article number 115915, Separation and Purification Technology, DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2019.115915.
  • Rabadia, C., Liu, Y., Jawed, S., Wang, L., Sun, H., Zhang, L., (2020), Deformation and toughness behavior of β -type titanium alloys comprising C15-type Laves phase. Materials Today Sustainability, 9(September 2020), Article number 100034, DOI: 10.1016/j.mtsust.2020.100034.
  • Duan, X., Indrawirawan, S., Kang, J., Tian, W., Zhang, H., Duan, X., Zhou, X., Sun, H., Wang, S., (2020), Synergy of carbocatalytic and heat activation of persulfate for evolution of reactive radicals toward metal-free oxidation. Catalysis Today, 355(15 September 2020), 319-324, DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2019.02.051.
  • Tian, W., Sun, H., Duan, X., Zhang, H., Ren, Y., Wang, S., (2020), Biomass-derived functional porous carbons for adsorption and catalytic degradation of binary micropollutants in water. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 389(5 May 2020), Article number 121881, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.121881.
  • Zhang, X., Pan, J., Wang, L., Sun, H., Zhu, Y., Chen, H., (2020), Simulated biomass tar removal mechanism by a Quench Coupled with ADsorption Technology (QCADT). Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 28(1), 279-285, DOI: 10.1016/j.cjche.2019.06.007.
  • Kang, J., Zhou, L., Duan, X., Sun, H., Wang, S., (2020), Catalytic degradation of antibiotics by metal-free catalysis over nitrogen-doped graphene. Catalysis Today, 357(1 November 2020), 341-349, DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2018.12.002.
  • Liu, Y., Zhang, J., Li, X., Yao, Z., Zhou, L., Sun, H., Wang, S., (2019), Graphitic Carbon Nitride Decorated with CoP Nanocrystals for Enhanced Photocatalytic and Photoelectrochemical H2 Evolution. Energy and Fuels, 33(11), 11663-11676, DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b02705.
  • Yang, Q., Xiao, Z., Kong, D., Zhang, T., Duan, X., Zhou, S., Niu, Y., Shen, Y., Sun, H., Wang, S., Linjie, Z., (2019), New insight to the role of edges and heteroatoms in nanocarbons for oxygen reduction reaction. Nano Energy, 66(December 2019), Article number 104096, DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2019.104096.
  • Rabadia, C., Liu, Y., Zhao, C., Wang, J., Jawed, S., Wang, L., Chen, L., Sun, H., Zhang, L., (2019), Improved trade-off between strength and plasticity in titanium based metastable beta type Ti-Zr-Fe-Sn alloys. Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 766(24 October 2019), Article number 138340, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2019.138340.
  • Rabadia, C., Liu, Y., Chen, L., Jawed, S., Wang, L., Sun, H., Zhang, L., (2019), Deformation and strength characteristics of Laves phases in titanium alloys. Materials and Design, 179(5 October 2019), article no.107891, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2019.107891.
  • Kang, J., Zhou, L., Duan, X., Sun, H., Ao, Z., Wang, S., (2019), Degradation of Cosmetic Microplastics via Functionalized Carbon Nanosprings. Matter, 1(3), 745-758, Matter, DOI: 10.1016/j.matt.2019.06.004.
  • Liu, Q., Zeng, C., Xie, Z., Ai, L., Liu, Y., Zhou, Q., Jiang, J., Sun, H., Wang, S., (2019), Cobalt@nitrogen-doped bamboo-structured carbon nanotube to boost photocatalytic hydrogen evolution on carbon nitride. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 254(5 October 2019), 443-451, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.04.098.
  • Duan, X., Kang, J., Tian, W., Zhang, H., Ho, S., Zhu, Y., Ao, Z., Sun, H., Wang, S., (2019), Interfacial-engineered cobalt@carbon hybrids for synergistically boosted evolution of sulfate radicals toward green oxidation. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 256(5 November 2019), Article number 117795, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.117795.
  • Wang, Y., Huang, L., Ai, L., Wang, M., Fan, Z., Jiang, J., Sun, H., Wang, S., (2019), Ultrathin nickel-cobalt inorganic-organic hydroxide hybrid nanobelts as highly efficient electrocatalysts for oxygen evolution reaction. Electrochimica Acta, 318(20 September 2019), 966-976, DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2019.06.079.
  • Zheng, J., Li, X., Qin, Y., Zhang, S., Sun, M., Duan, X., Sun, H., Li, P., Wang, S., (2019), Zn phthalocyanine/carbon nitride heterojunction for visible light photoelectrocatalytic conversion of CO2 to methanol. Journal of Catalysis, 731(March 2019), 214-223, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2019.01.022.
  • Wu, H., Xu, X., Shi, L., Yin, Y., Zhang, L., Wu, Z., Duan, X., Wang, S., Sun, H., (2019), Manganese oxide integrated catalytic ceramic membrane for degradation of organic pollutants using sulfate radicals. Water Research, 167(15 December 2019), article number 115110, DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2019.115110.
  • Han, N., Yao, Z., Ye, H., Zhang, C., Liang, P., Sun, H., Wang, S., Liu, S., (2019), Efficient removal of organic pollutants by ceramic hollow fibre supported composite catalyst. Sustainable Materials and Technologies, 20(July 2019), article number e00108, DOI: 10.1016/j.susmat.2019.e00108.
  • Bai, Y., Zhang, C., Chen, B., Sun, H., (2019), Enhanced humidity sensing of functionalized reduced graphene oxide with 4-chloro-3-sulfophenylazo groups. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical: international journal devoted to research and development of physical and chemical transducers, 287(2019), 258-266, DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2019.02.056.
  • Shi, L., Yin, Y., Zhang, L., Wang, S., Sillanpää, M., Sun, H., (2019), Design and engineering heterojunctions for the photoelectrochemical monitoring of environmental pollutants: A review. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 248(5 July 2019), 405-422, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.02.044.
  • Qin, P., Chen, Y., Liu, Y., Zhang, J., Chen, L., Li, Y., Zhang, X., Cao, C., Sun, H., Zhang, L., (2019), Resemblance in Corrosion Behavior of Selective Laser Melted and Traditional Monolithic β Ti-24Nb-4Zr-8Sn Alloy. ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, 5(2), 1141-1149, DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.8b01341.
  • Yin, Y., Shi, L., Li, W., Li, X., Wu, H., Ao, Z., Tian, W., Liu, S., Wang, S., Sun, H., (2019), Boosting Fenton-Like Reactions via Single Atom Fe Catalysis. Environmental Science and Technology, 53(19), 11391-11400, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.9b03342.
  • Xu, X., Zhang, J., Wang, S., Yao, Z., Wu, H., Shi, L., Yin, Y., Wang, S., Sun, H., (2019), Photocatalytic reforming of biomass for hydrogen production over ZnS nanoparticles modified carbon nitride nanosheets. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 555(November 2019), 22-30, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2019.07.066.
  • Li, Y., Li, D., Han, W., Zhang, M., Ai, B., Zhang, L., Sun, H., Cui, Z., (2019), Facile Synthesis of Di-Mannitol Adipate Ester-Based Zinc Metal Alkoxide as a Bi-Functional Additive for Poly(Vinyl Chloride). Polymers, 11(5), Article number 813, DOI: 10.3390/polym11050813.
  • Zhao, L., Azhar, M., Li, X., Duan, X., Sun, H., Wang, S., Fang, X., (2019), Adsorption of cerium (III) by HKUST-1 metal-organic framework from aqueous solution. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 542(15 April 2019), 421-428, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2019.01.117.
  • Kang, J., Zhang, H., Duan, X., Sun, H., Tan, X., Wang, S., (2019), Nickel in hierarchically structured nitrogen-doped graphene for robust and promoted degradation of antibiotics. Journal of Cleaner Production, 218(1 May 2019), 202-211, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.01.323.
  • Kang, J., Zhang, H., Duan, X., Sun, H., Tan, X., Liu, S., Wang, S., (2019), Magnetic Ni-Co alloy encapsulated N-doped carbon nanotubes for catalytic membrane degradation of emerging contaminants. Chemical Engineering Journal, 362(15 April 2019), 251-261, DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2019.01.035.
  • Huang, Y., Gao, Y., Zhou, H., Sun, H., Zhou, J., Zhang, S., (2019), Pyrolysis of palm kernel shell with internal recycling of heavy oil. Bioresource Technology, 272(January 2019), 77-82, DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2018.10.006.
  • Wang, Y., Cao, H., Chen, C., Xie, Y., Sun, H., Duan, X., Wang, S., (2019), Metal-free catalytic ozonation on surface-engineered graphene: Microwave reduction and heteroatom doping. Chemical Engineering Journal, 355(1 January 2019), 118-129, DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2018.08.134.
  • Zhai, L., Kong, S., Zhang, H., Tian, W., Sun, M., Sun, H., Wang, S., (2019), Facile synthesis of Co-N-rGO composites as an excellent electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction. Chemical Engineering Science, 194(2 February 2019), 45-53, DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2018.05.020.
  • Wang, S., He, F., Zhao, X., Zhang, J., Ao, Z., Wu, H., Yin, Y., Shi, L., Xu, X., Zhao, C., Wang, S., Sun, H., (2019), Phosphorous doped carbon nitride nanobelts for photodegradation of emerging contaminants and hydrogen evolution. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 257(15 November 2019), Article number 117931, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.117931.
  • Duan, X., Tian, W., Zhang, H., Sun, H., Ao, Z., Shao, Z., Wang, S., (2019), sp2/sp3 Framework from Diamond Nanocrystals: A Key Bridge of Carbonaceous Structure to Carbocatalysis. ACS Catalysis, 9(8), 7494-7519, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.9b01565.
  • Duan, X., Li, W., Ao, Z., Kang, J., Tian, W., Zhang, H., Ho, S., Sun, H., Wang, S., (2019), Origins of boron catalysis in peroxymonosulfate activation and advanced oxidation. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 7(41), 23904-23913, DOI: 10.1039/C9TA04885E.
  • Yin, Y., Wen, Z., Shi, L., Zhang, Z., Yang, Z., Xu, C., Sun, H., Wang, S., Yuan, A., (2019), Cuprous/Vanadium Sites on MIL-101 for Selective CO Adsorption from Gas Mixtures with Superior Stability. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 7(13), 11284-11292, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00699.
  • Zhang, X., Pan, J., Wang, L., Qian, T., Zhu, Y., Sun, H., Gao, J., Chen, H., Gao, Y., Liu, C., (2019), COSMO-based solvent selection and Aspen Plus process simulation for tar absorptive removal. Applied Energy, 251(1 October 2019), Article number 113314, DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.113314.
  • Han, W., Zhang, M., Li, D., Dong, T., Ai , B., Dou, J., Sun, H., (2019), Design and Synthesis of a New Mannitol Stearate Ester-Based Aluminum Alkoxide as a Novel Tri-Functional Additive for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) and Its Synergistic Effect with Zinc Stearate. Polymers, 11(6), Article number 1031, DOI: 10.3390/polym11061031.
  • Duan, X., Indrawirawan, S., Kang, J., Tian, W., Zhang, H., Sun, H., Wang, S., (2018), Temperature-dependent evolution of hydroxyl radicals from peroxymonosulfate activation over nitrogen-modified carbon nanotubes. Sustainable Materials and Technologies, 18(December 2018), article no. e00082, DOI: 10.1016/j.susmat.2018.e00082.
  • Qin, P., Liu, Y., Sercombe, TB., Li, Y., Zhang, C., Cao, C., Sun, H., Zhang, L., (2018), Improved Corrosion Resistance on Selective Laser Melting Produced Ti-5Cu Alloy after Heat Treatment. ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, 4(7), 2633-2642, DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.8b00319.
  • Kang, J., Duan, X., Wang, C., Sun, H., Tan, X., Tade, MO., Wang, S., (2018), Nitrogen-doped bamboo-like carbon nanotubes with Ni encapsulation for persulfate activation to remove emerging contaminants with excellent catalytic stability. Chemical Engineering Journal, 332(1), 398-408, DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2017.09.102.
  • Liu, H., Li, D., Li, R., Sun, H., Zhang, Y., Zhang, L., Zhao, P., (2018), Synthesis of pentaerythritol stearate ester‐based zinc alkoxide and its synergistic effect with calcium stearate and zinc stearate on PVC thermal stability. Journal of Vinyl and Additive Technology, 24(4), 314-323, DOI: 10.1002/vnl.21602.
  • Liu, Y., Zhang, H., Ke, J., Zhang, J., Tian, W., Xu, X., Duan, X., Sun, H., Tade, MO., Wang, S., (2018), 0D (MoS2)/2D (g-C3N4) heterojunctions in Z-scheme for enhanced photocatalytic and electrochemical hydrogen evolution. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 228(15 July 2018), 64-74, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2018.01.067.
  • Meng, F., Liu, Y., Wang, J., Tan, X., Sun, H., Liu, S., Wang, S., (2018), Temperature dependent photocatalysis of g-C3N4, TiO2 and ZnO: Differences in photoactive mechanism. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 532(2018), 321-330, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2018.07.131.
  • Rada, ZH., Abid, HR., Sun, H., Shang, J., Li, J., He, Y., Liu, S., Wang, S., (2018), Effects of -NO2 and -NH2 functional groups in mixed-linker Zr-based MOFs on gas adsorption of CO2 and CH4. Progress in Natural Science: communication of state key laboratories of China, 28(2), 160-167, DOI: 10.1016/j.pnsc.2018.01.016.
  • Tian, W., Zhang, H., Qian, Z., Ouyang, T., Sun, H., Qin, J., Tade, MO., Wang, S., (2018), Bread-making synthesis of hierarchically Co@ C nanoarchitecture in heteroatom doped porous carbons for oxidative degradation of emerging contaminants. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 225(5 June 2018), 76-83, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2017.11.056.
  • Duan, X., Sun, H., Wang, S., (2018), Metal-free carbocatalysis in advanced oxidation reactions. Accounts of Chemical Research, 51(3), 678-687, DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00535.
  • Liang, P., Wang, Q., Kang, J., Tian, W., Sun, H., Wang, S., (2018), Dual-metal zeolitic imidazolate frameworks and their derived nanoporous carbons for multiple environmental and electrochemical applications. Chemical Engineering Journal, 351(1), 641-649, DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2018.06.140.
  • Liu, Y., Xu, X., Zhang, J., Zhang, H., Tian, W., Li, X., Tade, MO., Sun, H., Wang, S., (2018), Flower-like MoS2 on graphitic carbon nitride for enhanced photocatalytic and electrochemical hydrogen evolutions. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 239(30 December 2018), 334-344, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2018.08.028.
  • Abid, HR., Rada, ZH., Duan, X., Sun, H., Wang, S., (2018), Enhanced CO2 Adsorption and Selectivity of CO2/N2 on Amino-MIL-53(Al) Synthesized by Polar Co-solvents. Energy and Fuels, 32(4), 4502–4510, DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b03240.
  • Azhar, MR., Abid, HR., Tade, MO., Periasamy, V., Sun, H., Wang, S., (2018), Cascade applications of robust MIL-96 metal organic frameworks in environmental remediation: Proof of concept. Chemical Engineering Journal, 341(1 June 2018), 262-271, DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2018.02.030.
  • Azhar, MR., Periasamy, V., Tade, MO., Sun, H., Wang, S., (2018), Submicron sized water-stable metal organic framework (bio-MOF-11) for catalytic degradation of pharmaceuticals and personal care products. Chemosphere, 196(1), 105-114, United Kingdom, Pergamon, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.12.164.
  • Duan, X., Ao, Z., Zhang, H., Saunders, M., Sun, H., Shao, Z., Wang, S., (2018), Nanodiamonds in sp2/sp3 configuration for radical to nonradical oxidation: Core-shell layer dependence. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 222(March 2018), 176-181, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2017.10.007.
  • Duan, X., Su, C., Miao, J., Zhong, Y., Shao, Z., Wang, S., Sun, H., (2018), Insights into perovskite-catalyzed peroxymonosulfate activation: Maneuverable cobalt sites for promoted evolution of sulfate radicals. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 220(January 2018), 626-634, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2017.08.088.
  • Duan, X., Sun, H., Shao, Z., Wang, S., (2018), Nonradical reactions in environmental remediation processes: uncertainty and challenges. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 224(2018), 973-982, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2017.11.051.
  • Duan, X., Sun, H., Tade, MO., Wang, S., (2018), Metal-free activation of persulfate by cubic mesoporous carbons for catalytic oxidation via radical and nonradical processes. Catalysis Today, 307(1 June 2018), 140-146, DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2017.04.038.
  • Yin, Y., Wu, H., Shi, L., Zhang, J., Xu, X., Zhang, H., Wang, S., Sillanpää, M., Sun, H., (2018), Quasi single cobalt sites in nanopores for superior catalytic oxidation of organic pollutants. Environmental Science: Nano, 5(12), 2842-2852, DOI: 10.1039/c8en01047a.
  • Chen, D., Zhang, H., Li, Y., Pang, Y., Yin, Z., Sun, H., Zhang, L., Wang, S., Saunders, M., Barker, E., Jia, G., (2018), Spontaneous formation of noble‐ and heavy‐metal‐free alloyed semiconductor quantum rods for efficient photocatalysis. Advanced Materials, 30(39), article no.1803351, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201803351.
  • Rabadia, C., Liu, Y., Jawed, S., Wang, L., Li, Y., Zhang, X., Sercombe, T., Sun, H., Zhang, L., (2018), Improved deformation behavior in Ti-Zr-Fe-Mn alloys comprising the C14 type Laves and β phases. Materials and Design, 160(15 December 2018), 1059-1070, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2018.10.049.
  • Ye, H., Kang, J., Ma, G., Sun, H., Wang, S., (2018), High-speed graphene@ Ag-MnO2 micromotors at low peroxide levels. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 528(15 October 2018), 271-280, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2018.05.088.
  • Zhang, H., Tian, W., Li, Y., Sun, H., Tade, MO., Wang, S., (2018), A comparative study of metal (Ni, Co, or Mn)-borate catalysts and their photodeposition on rGO/ZnO nanoarrays for photoelectrochemical water splitting. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6(47), 24149-24156, DOI: 10.1039/c8ta06921b.
  • Rabadia, C., Liu, Y., Cao, G., Li, Y., Zhang, C., Sercombe, T., Sun, H., Zhang, L., (2018), High-strength β stabilized Ti-Nb-Fe-Cr alloys with large plasticity. Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 732(8 August 2018), 368-377, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2018.07.031.
  • Zhang, H., Tian, W., Li, Y., Sun, H., Tade, MO., Wang, S., (2018), Heterostructured WO3@CoWO4 bilayer nanosheets for enhanced visible-light photo, electro and photoelectro-chemical oxidation of water. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6(15), 6265-6272, DOI: 10.1039/c8ta00555a.
  • Zhang, H., Tian, W., Qian, Z., Ouyang, T., Saunders, M., Qin, J., Wang, S., Tade, MO., Sun, H., (2018), Co@C/CoOx coupled with N-doped layer-structured carbons for excellent CO2 capture and oxygen reduction reaction. Carbon, 133(July 2018), 306-315, DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2018.03.044.
  • Tian, W., Zhang, H., Sun, H., Tade, MO., Wang, S., (2018), One-step synthesis of flour-derived functional nanocarbons with hierarchical pores for versatile environmental applications. Chemical Engineering Journal, 347(1 September 2018), 432-439, DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2018.04.139.
  • Wang, Y., Cao, H., Chen, L., Chen, C., Duan, X., Xie, Y., Song, W., Sun, H., Wang, S., (2018), Tailored synthesis of active reduced graphene oxides from waste graphite: Structural defects and pollutant-dependent reactive radicals in aqueous organics decontamination. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 229(5 August 2018), 71-80, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2018.02.010.
  • Wu, M., Lv, H., Wang, T., Ao, Z., Sun, H., Wang, C., An, T., Wang, S., (2018), Ag2MoO4 nanoparticles encapsulated in g-C3N4 for sunlight photodegradation of pollutants. Catalysis Today, 315(1 October 2018), 205-212, DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2018.01.019.
  • Ye, H., Ma, G., Kang, J., Sun, H., Wang, S., (2018), Pt-Free microengines at extremely low peroxide levels. Chemical Communications, 54(37), 4653-4656, DOI: 10.1039/c8cc01548a.
  • Zhang, H., Tian, W., Zhou, L., Sun, H., Tade, M., Wang, S., (2018), Monodisperse Co3O4 quantum dots on porous carbon nitride nanosheets for enhanced visible-light-driven water oxidation. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 223(April 2018), 2-9, Elsevier B.V., DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2017.03.028.
  • Rabadia, C., Liu, Y., Wang, L., Sun, H., Zhang, L., (2018), Laves phase precipitation in Ti-Zr-Fe-Cr alloys with high strength and large plasticity. Materials and Design, 154(15 September 2018), 228-238, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2018.05.035.
  • Han, E., Hu, F., Zhang, S., Luan, B., Li, P., Sun, H., Wang, S., (2018), Worm-like FeS2/TiO2 Nanotubes for Photoelectrocatalytic Reduction of CO2 to Methanol under Visible Light. Energy and Fuels, 32(4), 4357-4363, DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b03234.
  • Liang, P., Zhang, C., Duan, X., Sun, H., Liu, S., Tade, MO., Wang, S., (2017), An insight into metal organic framework derived N-doped graphene for the oxidative degradation of persistent contaminants: formation mechanism and generation of singlet oxygen from peroxymonosulfate. Environmental Science: Nano, 4(2), 315-324 , DOI: 10.1039/c6en00633g.
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Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Sulfate radical based ceramic catalytic membranes for water treatments

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Master by Research, Magnetic nanocatalysts for oxidative decomposition of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in contaminated water.
  • PhD, Catalytic oxidative degradation of hydrocarbons using novel metal-free nanocarbon catalysts.
  • PhD, Metal-based nanocatalysts for oxidative degradation of aqueous organic pollutants in contaminated water

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Microstructure and mechanical behavior of metastable beta type titanium alloys
  • Master of Engineering Science,  Using agricultural wastes to treat lead-contaminated water in Western Australia
  • Master of Engineering Science,  Corrosion behaviour of titanium-based materials produced by selective laser melting
  • Master by Research, Preparation and photocatalysis of graphite carbon nitride based photocatalysts.
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