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ZHANG Xiao 張曉 (Dr)
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ZHANG Xiao 張曉 (Dr)

Assistant Professor, Presidential Young Scholar

Area of Specialization: Electrocatalysis; Carbon capture and conversion; Electrochemical reactor design; Membrane electrode assembly; 2D nanomaterials.


PhD (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)


Short Description

Dr Xiao Zhang received his B. E. in Chemical Engineering and Technology, and M.E. in Applied Chemistry, from Harbin Engineering University in 2010 and 2012, respectively. He got his PhD degree from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) in 2017, and continued his research in the same group as a Research Fellow for two years. Prior to joining the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, he was a Rice Academy Junior Fellow at Rice University (US). He was awarded the 2020 Fondazione Oronzio e Niccolò De Nora Fellowship and listed as a “Highly Cited Researcher” (top 1%; by Clarivate Analytics) in 2020. 

Selected Journal Publications

  1. Xiao Zhang#*, Xunhua Zhao#, Peng Zhu, Zhen-Yu Wu, Zachary Adler, Yuanyue Liu*, and Haotian Wang*, Electrochemical Oxygen Reduction to Hydrogen Peroxide at Practical Rates in Strong Acidic Media, Nature Communications 13, 2880 (2022).
  2. Xiao Zhang#, Yang Xia#, Chuan Xia, Haotian Wang*, Insights into Practical-Scale Electrochemical H2O2 Synthesis. Trends in Chemistry, 2, 942-953 (2020).
  3. Xiao Zhang#, Zhimin Luo#, Peng Yu#, Yongqing Cai#, Yonghua Du, Daoxiong Wu, Si Gao, Chaoliang Tan, Zhong Li, Minqin Ren, Thomas Osipowicz, Shuangming Chen, Zheng Jiang, Jiong Li, Ying Huang, Jian Yang, Ye Chen, Chung Yen Ang, Yanli Zhao, Peng Wang, Li Song, Xiaojun Wu, Zheng Liu, Armando Borgna, Hua Zhang*, Lithiation-induced Amorphization of Pd3P2S8 for Highly Efficient Hydrogen Evolution, Nature Catalysis 1, 460-468 (2018).
  4. Xiao Zhang#, Zhuangchai Lai#, Qinglang Ma, Hua Zhang*, Novel Structured Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Nanosheets. Chem. Soc. Rev. 47, 3301-3338 (2018).
  5. Xiao Zhang, Hongfei Cheng, Hua Zhang*, Recent Progress on Preparation, Assembly, Transformation and Applications of Layer-structured Nanodisks beyond Graphene, Adv. Mater., 29, 1701704 (2017).
  6. Xiao Zhang#, Zhuangchai Lai#, Chaoliang Tan, Hua Zhang*, Solution-processed Two-dimensional MoS2 Nanosheets: Preparation, Hybridization and Applications, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55, 8816-8838 (2016).
  7. Xiao Zhang, Zhuangchai Lai, Zhengdong Liu, Chaoliang Tan, Ying Huang, Bing Li, Meiting Zhao, Linghai Xie, Wei Huang, H. Zhang*, A Facile and Universal Top-Down Method for Preparation of Monodisperse Transition-Metal Dichalcogenide Nanodots, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54, 5425–5428 (2015).
  8. Xiao Zhang, Haiming Xie, Zhengdong Liu, Chaoliang Tan, Zhimin Luo, Hai Li, Jiadan Lin, Liqun Sun, Wei Chen, Zhichuan Xu, Linghai Xie, Hua Zhang*, Black Phosphorus Quantum Dots, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54, 3653 –3657 (2015).
  9. Xiao Zhang, Zhuangchai Lai, Hua Zhang*, Doping-induced Phase Transition Enables Better Electrocatalysts, Sci. China Mater. 61, 1623-1624 (2018).
  10. Ye Chen#, Zhuangchai Lai#, Xiao Zhang#, Zhanxi Fan#, Qiyuan He#, Chaoliang Tan, Hua Zhang*, Phase Engineering of Nanomaterials, Nature Review Chemistry, 4, 243-256 (2020).
  11. Gengzhi Sun#, Xiao Zhang#, Rongzhou Lin, Jian Yang, Hua Zhang*, Peng Chen*, Hybrid Fibers Made of Molybdenum Disulfide, Reduced Graphene Oxide and Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Solid-State, Flexible, Asymmetric Supercapacitors, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54, 4651-4656 (2015).

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