Project summary

This research program aims to develop new classes of layered metal oxides as efficient visible-light photocatalysts. The project will establish a fundamental understanding of the relationships between the synthesis, modification, structure, and ultimately the solar-driven catalytic performance of new material systems. The expected advances in materials and solar energy conversion technology will have applications in water purification, self-cleaning/anti-reflective coatings, and viable hydrogen generation process.

Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting on new Photocatalysts


Research Group

Wang Group


Nanomaterials, Energy, Photocatalysts, Solar energy, Hydrogen production, Water purification, Self-cleaning coating

Available Student Projects

Semiconductor nanostructure engineering for photoelectrochemical energy conversion

Development of low cost and high performance semiconductors for photoelectrochemical water splitting

New types of photocatalysts

Photoelectrochemical water splitting using 2D nanostructured semiconductors

Project members

Lead Investigator

Professor Lianzhou Wang

Senior Group Leader
Wang Group

Researchers Involved

Dr Sabiha Akter Monny

Research Scientist
Wang Group