Researcher biography

Zhiliang Wang is currently a ARC Discovery Early Career Fellow in the School of Chemical Engineering, the University of Queensland. He received his PhD degree from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2017.

Research Overview

Dr. Zhiliang Wang’s research focus is on the design, synthesis and characterization of semiconductor material for application of solar conversion reaction. He has rich experiences in the metal oxide and oxynitride based photoelectrochemical reaction and contribute >30 publications in highly ranked journals such as Adv. Mater., Adv. Energy Mater., Chem. Sci., etc.

Key Publications

1.    Z. Wang, M. Lyu, P. Chen, S. Wang, L. Wang,* Energy loss analysis in photoelectrochemical water splitting: a case study of hematite photoanodes, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 22629.
2.    M. Xiao,‡ Z. Wang,‡ M. Lyu, B. Luo, S. Wang, G. Liu,* H. M. Cheng, L. Wang,* Hollow Nanostructures for Photocatalysis: Advantages and Challenges, Adv. Mater., 2018, Accepted.
3.    Z. Wang, L. Wang,* Progress in designing effective photoelectrodes for solar water splitting, Chin. J. Catal., 2018, 39, 369
4.    Z. Wang, L. Wang,* Photoelectrode for water splitting: Materials, fabrication and characterization, Sci. China Mater., 2018, 61, 808.
5.    Z. Wang,‡ J. Han,‡ Z. Li, M. Li, H. Wang, X. Zong,* C. Li,* Moisture-Assisted Preparation of Compact GaN:ZnO Photoanode Toward Efficient Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation, Adv. Energy Mater., 2017, 6, 1600864.
6.    Z. Wang, X. Zong,‡ Y. Gao, J. Han, Z. Xu, Z. Li, C. Ding, S. Wang, C. Li,* Promoting Charge Separation and Injection by Optimizing the Interfaces of GaN:ZnO Photoanode for Efficient Solar Water Oxidation, ACS Appl. Mater. Interface, 2017, 9, 30696.
7.    Z. Wang,‡ Y. Qi,‡ C. Ding, D. Fan, G. Liu, Y. Zhao, C. Li,* Insight into the Charge Transfer in Particulate Ta3N5 Photoanode with High Photoelectrochemical Performance, Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 4391.
8.    Z. Wang, F. Fan, S. Wang, C. Ding, Y. Zhao, C. Li,* Bridging Surface States and Current-potential Response over Hematite based Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation, RSC Adv., 2016, 85582.
9.    Z. Wang, G. Liu, C. Ding, Z. Chen, F. Zhang, J. Shi, C. Li,* Synergetic Effect of Conjugated Ni(OH)2/IrO2 Cocatalyst on Titanium-doped Hematite Photoanode for Solar Water Splitting, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119, 19607.
10.    W. Wang,‡  Z. Wang, ‡  Q. Zhu, G. Han, C. Ding, J. Chen, J. R. Shen, C. Li,* Direct Electron Transfer from Photosystem II to Hematite in a hybrid Photoelectrochemical Cell, Chem. Comm., 2015, 51, 16952.