Renewable energy

Zhiliang Wang is a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Chemical Engineering, the University of Queensland. He received his PhD degree from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2017.

Dr Zhiliang Wang’s research focus is on the design, synthesis and characterization of semiconductor material for application of solar conversion reaction. He has rich experiences in the metal oxide and oxynitride based photoelectrochemical reaction and contribute >30 publications in highly ranked journals such as Adv. Mater., Adv. Energy Mater., Chem. Sci., etc.


  1. Z. Wang, M. Lyu, P. Chen, S. Wang, L. Wang,* Energy loss analysis in photoelectrochemical water splitting: a case study of hematite photoanodes, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 22629.
  2. M. Xiao,‡ Z. Wang,‡ M. Lyu, B. Luo, S. Wang, G. Liu,* H. M. Cheng, L. Wang,* Hollow Nanostructures for Photocatalysis: Advantages and Challenges, Adv. Mater., 2018, Accepted.
  3. Z. Wang, L. Wang,* Progress in designing effective photoelectrodes for solar water splitting, Chin. J. Catal., 2018, 39, 369
  4. Z. Wang, L. Wang,* Photoelectrode for water splitting: Materials, fabrication and characterization, Sci. China Mater., 2018, 61, 808.
  5. Z. Wang,‡ J. Han,‡ Z. Li, M. Li, H. Wang, X. Zong,* C. Li,* Moisture-Assisted Preparation of Compact GaN:ZnO Photoanode Toward Efficient Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation, Adv. Energy Mater., 2017, 6, 1600864.
  6. Z. Wang, X. Zong,‡ Y. Gao, J. Han, Z. Xu, Z. Li, C. Ding, S. Wang, C. Li,* Promoting Charge Separation and Injection by Optimizing the Interfaces of GaN:ZnO Photoanode for Efficient Solar Water Oxidation, ACS Appl. Mater. Interface, 2017, 9, 30696.
  7. Z. Wang,‡ Y. Qi,‡ C. Ding, D. Fan, G. Liu, Y. Zhao, C. Li,* Insight into the Charge Transfer in Particulate Ta3N5 Photoanode with High Photoelectrochemical Performance, Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 4391.
  8. Z. Wang, F. Fan, S. Wang, C. Ding, Y. Zhao, C. Li,* Bridging Surface States and Current-potential Response over Hematite based Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation, RSC Adv., 2016, 85582.
  9. Z. Wang, G. Liu, C. Ding, Z. Chen, F. Zhang, J. Shi, C. Li,* Synergetic Effect of Conjugated Ni(OH)2/IrO2 Cocatalyst on Titanium-doped Hematite Photoanode for Solar Water Splitting,J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119, 19607.
  10. W. Wang,‡  Z. Wang, ‡  Q. Zhu, G. Han, C. Ding, J. Chen, J. R. Shen, C. Li,* Direct Electron Transfer from Photosystem II to Hematite in a hybrid Photoelectrochemical Cell, Chem. Comm., 2015, 51, 16952.
  11. Xiao, MuWang, Zhiliang, Luo, BinWang, Songcan and Wang, Lianzhou (2019)Enhancing photocatalytic activity of tantalum nitride by rational suppression of bulk, interface and surface charge recombinationApplied Catalysis B: Environmental246 195-201. doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.01.053
  12. Huang, XiaWang, ZhiliangKnibbe, RuthLuo, BinAhad, Syed AbdulSun, Dan and Wang, Lianzhou (2019)Cyclic voltammetry in lithium–sulfur batteries—challenges and opportunitiesEnergy Technology, . doi:10.1002/ente.201801001
  13. Wang, Zhiliang, Mao, XinChen, PengXiao, MuMonny, Sabiha AkterWang, SongcanKonarova, MuxinaDu, Aijun and Wang, Lianzhou (2019)Understanding the roles of oxygen vacancy in hematite based photoelectrochemical processAngewandte Chemie International Edition58 4: 1030-1034. doi:10.1002/anie.201810583
  14. Yang, YilongWang, SongcanJiao, YalongWang, Zhiliang, Xiao, MuDu, AijunLi, YongliWang, Jinshu and Wang, Lianzhou (2018)An unusual red carbon nitride to boost the photoelectrochemical performance of wide bandgap photoanodesAdvanced Functional Materials28 47: . doi:10.1002/adfm.201805698
  15. Wang, Zhiliang, Mao, XinChen, PengXiao, MuMonny, Sabiha AkterWang, SongcanKonarova, MuxinaDu, Aijun and Wang, Lianzhou (2018)Understanding the Roles of Oxygen Vacancies in Hematite-Based Photoelectrochemical ProcessesAngewandte Chemie131 4: 1042-1046. doi:10.1002/ange.201810583
  16. Xiao, MuWang, Zhiliang, Lyu, MiaoqiangLuo, BinWang, SongcanLiu, GangCheng, Hui-Ming and Wang, Lianzhou (2018)Hollow nanostructures for photocatalysis: advantages and challengesAdvanced Materials, 1801369. doi:10.1002/adma.201801369
  17. Wang, Zhiliang and Wang, Lianzhou (2018)Photoelectrode for water splitting: materials, fabrication and characterizationScience China Materials61 6: 806-821. doi:10.1007/s40843-018-9240-y
  18. Butburee, TeeraBai, YangWang, HuanjunChen, HongjunWang, ZhiliangLiu, GangZou, JinKhemthong, PongtanawatMax Lu, Gao Qing and Wang, Lianzhou (2018)2D porous TiO2 single-crystalline nanostructure demonstrating high photo-electrochemical water splitting performanceAdvanced Materials30 21: e1705666. doi:10.1002/adma.201705666
  19. Wang, Zhiliang and Wang, Lianzhou (2018)Progress in designing effective photoelectrodes for solar water splittingChinese Journal of Catalysis39 3: 369-378. doi:10.1016/S1872-2067(17)62998-X
  20. Wang, Zhiliang, Lyu, MiaoqiangChen, PengWang, Songcan and Wang, Lianzhou (2018)Energy loss analysis in photoelectrochemical water splitting: a case study of hematite photoanodesPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics20 35: 22629-22635. doi:10.1039/c8cp04021d