Dr Xiaodan Huang is a material chemist. His major research areas are functional materials and chemistry, focusing on the design of innovative materials and application functions.

​Dr Xiaodan Huang specialises in electrochemical energy storage and conversion systems, which primarily include rechargeable batteries and supercapacitors which are among the leading technologies that have been projected to provide the solution to the complex energy storage gridlock. This project aims to develop advanced electrochemical energy storage systems with high energy density, high power density, and long-serving life for diverse applications. Dr Xiaodan Huang is part of a team designing new protocols to prepare nanostructured materials, including carbon, metal oxides and their composites, for a broad spectrum of energy storage applications.

​Dr Xiaodan Huang graduated with a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry in June 2012 from Fudan University, China. After his PhD, Dr Xiaodan Huang worked at the University of Technology Sydney for two years, as a full-time research fellow under the supervision of Professor Guoxiu Wang. In January 2015, he joined AIBN, after securing a highly competitive UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. He is currently an Advance Queensland Research Fellow (Mid-career) in Professor Chengzhong (Michael) Yu's group at AIBN, UQ.


2016 - Multifunctional nanoporous graphene monoliths for water desalination, UQ Early Career Researcher
2015-2018 Scalable and Applicable Nanostructured Adsorbents for Arsenic Removal with High Performance ARC Linkage Projects

Key Publications

  1. Xiaodan Huang, Kun, Qian, Jie Yang, Jun Zhang, Li Li, Chengzhong Yu and Dongyuan Zhao, Functional Nanoporous Graphene Foams with Controlled Pore Sizes, Advanced Materials, 2012, 24, 4419.
  2. Xiaodan Huang, Bing Sun, Dawei Su, Dongyuan Zhao and Guoxiu Wang, Soft-templat Synthesis of 3D Porous Graphene Foams with Tunable Architectures for Lithium-Oxygen Battery and Oil Adsorption Applications, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 7973.
  3. Xiaodan Huang, Yufei Zhao, Zhimin Ao and Guoxiu Wang, Micelle-Template Synthesis of Nitrogen-Doped Mesoporous Graphene as an Efficient Metal-Free Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Production, Scientific Reports, 2014, DOI: 10.1038/srep07557.
  4. Bing Sun, Xiaodan Huang, Shuangqiang Chen, Paul R. Munroe, and Guoxiu Wang, Porous graphene nanoarchitectures – an efficient catalyst for low charge-overpotential, long life and high capacity lithium-oxygen batteries, Nano Letters, 2014, 14, 3145.
  5. Xiaodan Huang, Bing Sun, Shuangqiang Chen and Guoxiu Wang, Self-assembling Synthesis of Free-standing Nanoporous Graphene-Transition-Metal Oxide Flexible Electrodes for High-Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries and Supercapacitors, Chemistry-An Asian Journal, 2014, 9, 206.
Featured projects Duration
Nanomaterials for Energy Storage
Nanotechnology for Sustainability