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20052022
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Biography

Yijiao is a Chief Investigator at Macquarie University (MQ) Energy and Environmental Research Centre and ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub. After completing her PhD at University of Stuttgart (Germany), she worked as postdoc at ETH Zürich (QS world ranking #7) from 2008 to 2010. Yijiao was awarded UNSW Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship in 2010 and ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) in 2011, which was jointly hosted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Since joining at MQ in August 2014, she has secured over AUD$4.3m in research grants from the ARC Research Hub with industrial partners (Rio Tinto and JITRI), ARC DP, the EU H2020 etc. Currently Yijiao is leading a dynamic research group with 1 ARC DECRA, 1 visiting professor and 7 PhD students. Her research interests mainly focus on the development of better thermal-, photo-, and electro-catalytic systems for green chemical processes, renewable energy production and environmental protection. She has developed various in situ and operando spectroscopic techniques including NMR, EPR, IR, UV-Vis and Raman for achieving breakthroughs in catalysis research. 

Research Interest

  • Heterogeneous catalysis, Photocatalysis, Electrocatalysis, Environmental catalysis, In situ spectroscopic techniques
  • Renewable energy, Green chemical processes, Solar fuels, Carbon dioxide capture and utilisation, Nitrogen fixation, Biomass utilsation, Air pollution control 

Selected Publications

Names underlined were students/postdoc under Yijiao's supervision

* indicates the corresponding author

  1. A. Marianov, Y. Jiang*Covalent ligation of Co molecular catalyst to carbon cloth for efficient electroreduction of CO2 in water, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 244 (2019) 881-888. (IF: 14.229)
  2. Y. Zhu, T. Wan, X. Wen, D. Chu, Y. Jiang*, Tunable Type I and II heterojunction of CoOx nanoparticles confined in in g-C3N4 nanotubes for photocatalytic hydrogen production, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 244 (2019) 814-822. (IF: 14.229)
  3. Z. Wang, J. Huang, R. Amal, Y. Jiang*Solid-state NMR study of photocatalytic oxidation of acetaldehyde over flame-made F-TiO2 catalyst, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 223 (2018) 16-21. (IF: 14.229)
  4. F. Wang, Z. Jin, Y. Jiang*, E. Backus, M. Bonn, S. Lou, D. Turchinovich, R. Amal, Probing the charge separation process on In2S3/Pt-TiO2 nanocomposites for boosted visible-light photocatalytic hydrogen production, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 198 (2016) 25-31. (IF: 14.229)
  5. Z. WangY. Jiang, O. Lafon, J. Trebosc, K. Kim, C. Stampfl, A. Baiker, J. Amoureux, J. Huang, Broensted acid sited based on penta-coordinated alumina species, Nature Communications, 13820 (2016). (IF: 11.878)
  6. F. WangY. Jiang*, D. Lawes, G. Ball, C. Zhou, Z. Liu, R. Amal, Analysis of the promoted activity and molecular mechanism of hydrogen production over fine Au-Pt alloyed TiOphotocatalysts, ACS Catalysis 5 (2015) 3924-3931. (IF: 12.221)
  7. F. WangY. Jiang*, A. Gautam, Y. Li, R. Amal, Probing surface active sites and reaction pathways for photocatalytic hydrogen production on Au/B-TiO2 catalysts, ACS Catalysis, 4 (2014) 1451-1457. (IF: 12.221)
  8. Y. Jiang, R. Amal, Selective synthesis of TiO2-based nanoparticles with highly active surface sites for gas-phase photocatalytic oxidation, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 138-139 (2013) 260-267. (IF: 14.229)
  9. Y. Jiang, J. Scott, R. Amal, Exploring the relationship between surface structure and photocatalytic activity of flame-made TiO2-based catalysts, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental126 (2012) 290-296. (IF: 14.229)
  10. J. Huang, N. van Vegtan, Y. Jiang, M. Hunger, A. Baiker, Increasing the Broensted acidity of flame-derived silica/alumina up to zeolitic strength, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 122 (2010) 7942-7947. (IF: 12.257)
  11. Y. Jiang, J. Huang, B. Kasumaj, G. Jeschke, M. Hunger, T. Mallat, A. Baiker, Adsorption-desorption induced structural changes of Cu-MOF evidenced by solid state NMR and EPR spectroscopy, Journal of the American Chemical Society 131 (2009) 2058-2059. (IF: 14.695)
  12. J. Huang, Y. Jiang, V. Marthala, M. Hunger, Insight into the mechanisms of the ethylbenzene disproportionation: Transition state shape selectivity on zeolites, Journal of The American Chemical Society 130 (2008) 12642-12644. (IF: 14.695)
  13. V. Marthala, Y. Jiang, J. Huang, W. Wang, R. Glaser, M. Hunger, Beckmann rearrangement of 15N-cyclohexanone oxime on zeolites silicalite-1, H-ZSM-5, and H-[B]ZSM-5 studied by solid-state NMR spectroscopy, Journal of the American Chemical Society 128 (2006) 14812-14813. (IF: 14.695)
  14.  Y. Jiang, M. Hunger, W.  Wang, On the reactivity of surface methoxy species in acidic zeolites, Journal of The American Chemical Society 128 (2006) 11679-11692. (IF: 14.695)

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Projects 2012 2022

BIOMASS-CCU: Biomass gasification with negative carbon emission through innovative CO2 capture and utilisation and integration with energy storage

Jiang, Y., Wu, C., Tu, X., Miskolczi, N., Bridgwater, A., Olazar, M., Magdziarz, A., Kong, J., Kovacs, F., Chen, H., Wang, F., Li, X., Quan, C., Huang, J., Tan, B. & Sluszniak, S.

1/01/1931/12/22

Project: Research

Research Outputs 2005 2019

cobalt oxides
carbon nitrides
Carbon nitride
hydrogen production
polarization (charge separation)

Correlation between acidity and catalytic performance of mesoporous zirconium oxophosphate in phenylglyoxal conversion

Xu, H., Wang, Z., Miao, Z., Zhu, Y., Marianov, A., Wang, L., Castignolles, P., Gaborieau, M., Huang, J. & Jiang, Y., 6 May 2019, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. 7, 9, p. 8931-8942 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Phenylglyoxal
Lewis Acids
Zirconium
Acidity
acidity

Covalent ligation of Co molecular catalyst to carbon cloth for efficient electroreduction of CO2 in water

Marianov, A. N. & Jiang, Y., 5 May 2019, In : Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 244, p. 881-888 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

porphyrin
Porphyrins
Carbon Monoxide
Carbon
catalyst

Effect of manganese porphyrin covalent immobilization on electrocatalytic water oxidation and oxygen reduction reactions

Marianov, A. N. & Jiang, Y., 21 Jan 2019, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. 7, 4, p. 3838-3848 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

porphyrin
Porphyrins
Manganese
immobilization
manganese

Photocatalytic self-cleaning carbon nitride nanotube intercalated reduced graphene oxide membranes for enhanced water purification

Wei, Y., Zhu, Y. & Jiang, Y., 15 Jan 2019, In : Chemical Engineering Journal. 356, p. 915-925 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Graphite
Carbon nitride
Oxides
Graphene
Nanotubes