Personal details

Name
Professor Huai Yong Zhu
Position(s)
Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Chemistry & Physics
Discipline *
Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural), Chemical Engineering, Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry
Phone
+61 7 3138 1581
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (Antwerp State Universtiy Centre)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • RACI
  • Clay Society
  • Society for Microscopy and Microanalysis
Keywords

adsorption and adsorbents, alumina nanofibres, ceramic membranes, characterisation of nanostructures, hydrothermal synthesis, inorganic nanostructures, nanomaterials, phase transition of nanostructure, photocatalysts, titanate and titania nanofibres

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

Biography

Research theme: Chemistry

Research discipline: Chemistry

Research program: Novel materials and nanotechnology

Research area

  • Direct photocatalysis of metal nanoparticles
  • Novel sorbents for removal of heavy metals and radioactive ions from water
  • Nanofibres and nanotubes of metal oxides and metallates.
  • Efficient photocatalysts of one-dimensional TiO2.
  • Ceramic membranes with nanomesh of metal oxides.

Areas of expertise

  • Photocatalysis
  • Inorganic nanomaterials
  • Sorption
  • Ceramic filtration membranes
  • Environment technology.

Current grants

  • ARC DP200102652 Optimising Catalyst Performance by Tuning Adsorption with Light
  • ARC DP150102110 A new strategy to enhance the performance of metal catalysts with sunlight
  • ARC DP110104990 Driving Chemical Reactions by Visible and Ultraviolet Light on Supported Noble Metal Nanoparticles
  • ARC DP0877108 Efficient One-Dimensional Photocatalysts from Titanate Nanofibres and Nanotubes
  • ARC DP0559724 Meshes of Oxide Nanofibres for Next-Generation Ceramic Membranes
  • ARC DP0557945 Reactions of Nanoparticles of Metal Oxides and Hydrous Oxides and their Applications in Photocatalysts and Electrode Materials

Selected research projects

  • Direct photocatalysis of metal nanoparticles
  • Novel sorbents for removal of heavy metals and radioactive ions from water
  • Nanofibres and nanotubes of metal oxides and metallates
  • Efficient photocatalysts of one-dimensional TiO2
  • Ceramic membranes with nanomesh of metal oxides
  • Catalysts and adsorbents from layere clays
  • High performance adsorbents for environmental applications.
This information has been contributed by Professor Huai Yong Zhu.

Teaching

Teaching Discipline: Chemistry
Teaching Areas:

  • Physical Chemistry
This information has been contributed by Professor Huai Yong Zhu.

Publications


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Research projects

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

Title
Optimising Catalyst Performance by Tuning Adsorption with Light
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP200102652
Start year
2020
Keywords
Title
A new strategy to enhance the performance of metal catalysts with sunlight
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP150102110
Start year
2015
Keywords
Metal catalysts; Localised surface plasmon resonance; Photocatalytic synthesis
Title
Driving Chemical Reactions by Visible and Ultraviolet Light on Supported Noble Metal Nanoparticles
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP110104990
Start year
2011
Keywords
Photocatalysis Noble Metal Nanoparticles Surface Plasmon Resonance Light Absorption Synthesis of Fine Chemicals
Title
Efficient One-Dimensional Photocatalysts from Titanate Nanofibres and Nanotubes
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0877108
Start year
2008
Keywords
Photocatalysts; Nanofibres and Nanotubes; Colloid and Interface Chemistry; Titanate; Doping and Coating; Phase Transitions;
Title
Meshes of Oxide Nanofibres for Next-Generation Ceramic Membranes
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0559724
Start year
2005
Keywords
Colloid and Interface Chemistry; Assembling Nanostructures; Microscopy and Microanalysis; Nanofibre Synthesis; Ceramic Membranes; Advanced Materials
Title
Reactions of Nanoparticles of Metal Oxides and Hydrous Oxides and their Applications in Photocatalysts and Electrode Materials
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0557945
Start year
2005
Keywords
Colloid and Interface Chemistry; Nanostructure Characterisation; Photocatalysts; Nanoparticle Synthesis; Metal Oxides and Hydrous Oxides; Lithium Batteries
Title
Novel Nanostructures of Metal Oxides and Sulfides Intercalated Laponite for Catalytic Applications
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0210065
Start year
2002
Keywords