Photoelectrocatalytic solar energy conversion

The project aims to achieve efficient renewable hydrogen production through solar driven photoelectrochemical water splitting. As a carbon-emission free process, photoelectrochemical water splitting is significant in solar hydrogen supply. The key idea is to design innovative photoelectrode materials using diploe modulation strategy which allows more efficient conversion of solar energy to hydrogen. The expected outcomes include high Solar-to-Hydrogen conversion efficiency on the new materials and cutting-edge knowledge in advanced material design. The success of this project will contribute to the implementation of the Australia's National Hydrogen Strategy and position the nation at the frontier of renewable hydrogen supply technologies.

Key Publications

Xianlong Li, Zhiliang Wang, Wenzhong Ji, Teng Lu, Jiakang You, Kai Wang, Gang Liu, Yun Liu, Lianzhou Wang. Polarization Alignment in Polycrystalline BiFeO3 Photoelectrodes for Tunable Band Bending. ACS Nano, 2023, 17 (22), 22944-22951.

Xianlong Li, Zhiliang Wang, Lianzhou Wang, Metal–Organic Framework‐Based Materials for Solar Water Splitting. Small Sci., 2021, 1 (5), 2000074.

Haijiao Lu, Xianlong Li, Sabiha Akter Monny, Zhiliang Wang, Lianzhou Wang, Photoelectrocatalytic hydrogen peroxide production based on transition‐metal‐oxide semiconductors. Chin. J. Catal., 2022, 43, 1204–1215.