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Dr Yunfei Xi

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences,
Earth Systems

Personal

Name
Dr Yunfei Xi
Position(s)
Advance Queensland Fellow
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences,
Earth Systems
Visiting Fellow
Institute for Future Environments,
IFE Directorate
Discipline *
Environmental Science and Management, Inorganic Chemistry, Nanotechnology
Phone
+61 7 3138 1995
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

Committee member/the representative of Australian Clay Minerals Society. Guest Professor, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Keywords

Minerals, Clay minerals, Clay processing, Environmental remediation

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, 2007
  • Master of Engineering, Nankai University, China, 2002
  • Bachelor (Honours), Tianjin University, China, 1998.

Dr Xi is a Senior Research Fellow and level 2 accredited HDR supervisor; He also works as a committee member/the representative of Queensland at Australian Clay Minerals Society and supervisor for China Scholarship Council (CSC) funded visiting PhD students/scholars. Since 2003, he has authored and co-authored over 150 international journal papers. These publications have been cited  over 3200 times (Scopus), with H-index of 28 (Scopus). His research interests are in modified natural materials including clay minerals, nano catalysts, spectroscopy, environmental contaminants remediation and building materials etc. His achievements have been recognised by:

  • Guest Professor at Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry (GIG), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) 2014; 
  • Session Chair of ‘Clays and Environments’, Organising Committee member of the 3rd Asian Clay Conference, Guangzhou, China, 17-20 November 2016;
  • QUT Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellowship (Level C), 2013;
  • QUT Vice Chancellor’s ECARD/VCRF Travel Fellowship, 2013;
  • Elsevier Top Cited Article Award for 2010-2011 for the article published in J. Colloid Interf. Sci. (2010) 341(1): pp.153-161;
  • Elsevier Most Cited Article Award for 2007-2008 for the article published in J. Colloid Interf. Sci. (2007) 305(1): pp.150-158;
  • Reviewer for high impact international journals such as: Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Advanced Functional Materials, Chemical Engineering Journal, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Chemosphere, Applied Clay Science, ChemPhysChem, Clay and Clay Minerals, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Moledular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Spectroscopy Letters and International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, etc.;
  • Plenary speaker/session chair, the International Workshop on Industrial Minerals, 2nd to 6th November 2011, Hangzhou, China.

GRANTS:

  • Advanced Queensland Research Fellowships, Value-added building materials using Queensland’s natural mineral resources, 2017-2020;
  • Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project (DP15010717), Characterization of mechanical behaviour of TiO2 nanotube thin films, 2015-2018;
  • Advanced Queensland Innovation Partnerships, Biomanufacturing advanced animal feed supplements, 2017-2020;
  • QUT VC’s fellowship research grant, 2013-2016;
  • Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CARE) (CRC CARE) (6-11-01-09/10), Development and assessment of modified natural clay-materials for the management of hazardous chemicals, 2010;
  • Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CARE) (CRC CARE) (2-5-02-05/6), Natural and Modified Materials for Contamination Remediation, 2006-2009.
This information has been contributed by Dr Yunfei Xi.

Teaching

Undergraduate practical teaching at QUT:

  • Environmental Analytical Chemistry: CVB313_15se2 (20 July 2015 – 14 November 2015).
  • Analytical Chemistry: CVB202_15se1(23 February 2015 – 23 June 2015).
  • Analytical Chemistry: CVB202_14se1 (24 February 2014 – 24 June 2014).
  • Nanotechnology and Nanoscience: PQB404_13se2 (22 July 2013 – 16 November 2013).
  • Analytical Chemistry for Scientists and Technologists: PQB312_13se2 (22 July 2013 – 16 November 2013).
  • Analytical Chemistry for Scientists and Technologists: PQB312_13se1 (25 February 2013 – 25 June 2013).
  • Chemical research – PQB642, Thesis: Synthesis and characterisation of organoclays specifically designed for the removal of pollutants from water, Ms. Emily Grundgeider, 14/08/2013 – 03/11/2013;
  • Chemical research – PQB642, Thesis: Synthesis and characterisation of nano zero-valent iron supported palygorskite specifically designed for the removal of simazine from water, Ms. Yachna Soni, 14/08/2014 – 03/11/2014;
  • Chemical research – PQB642, Thesis: Removal of atrazine from aqueous solution using diatomite-supported nano zero-valent iron, Ms. Choyi Tang, 14/08/2014 – 03/11/2014;
  • Industry project – SCB500, Report: Synthesis and characterisation of nano zero-valent iron supported Palygorskite applied with an advanced Fenton process specifically designed for the decolourisation of Orange II from water, Ms. Yachna Soni,  17/03/2015 – 12/06/2015;
  • Mr Nathan Makelainen, Mr Edward Nevin, Mr Jack Cossart and Mr Daniel Rogers ‘Capstone’– Chemical research – CVB304, 2015.
This information has been contributed by Dr Yunfei Xi.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Characterization of Mechanical Behaviour of TiO2 Nanotube Thin Films
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP150101717
Start year
2015
Keywords
nanotube thin film; mechanical characterization; nanoindentation
Title
Synthesis of a Nano-Structured Titania Surface and it's Application in Photocatalytic Oxidation for Water Treatment
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0450363
Start year
2004
Keywords
Water Purification; Nanostructured Materials; Organic Degradation; Heterogeneous Photocatalysis; Inorganic Template; Titania Photocatalyst