Yijiao Jiang

Associate Professor

  • 1973 Citations
  • 27 h-Index
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Personal profile


Yijiao is the Chair of Macquarie University (MQ) Women in Engineering Committee and Associate Editor of the Frontier in Nanotechnology. 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 Lab. Since joining at MQ in August 2014, she has secured over AUD$4.3m in research grants from the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub with Rio Tinto and JITRI, ARC DP, the EU H2020 etc. Currently Yijiao is leading a dynamic research group with 1 ARC DECRA Fellow, 1 postdoc, 6 PhD students, and 5 UG thesis students under her principal supervision. 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, L. O'Dell, X. Zeng, C. Liu, S. Zhao, W. Zhang, M. Gaborieau, Y. Jiang, J. Huang, Insight into tri-coordinated aluminium species on ethanol-to-olefin conversion over ZSM-5 zeolites, Angewandte Chemie International Edition (VIP Paper, Front Cover, IF: 12.257), 58 (2019) 2-10.
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. 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. (Editor's Choise and Most Read Articles in ACS Catalysis, IF: 12.221)
  9. 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)
  10. 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)
  11. 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)
  12. 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)
  13. 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)
  14. 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)
  15.  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.


Project: Research

Research Outputs 2005 2020

NMR spectroscopic characterization of flame-made amorphous silica-alumina for cyclohexanol and glyceraldehyde conversion

Wang, Z., Jiang, Y., Stampfl, C., Baiker, A., Hunger, M. & Huang, J., 8 Jan 2020, In : ChemCatChem. 12, 1, p. 287-293 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Aluminum Oxide
Silicon Dioxide

Catalytic arene alkylation over H-Beta zeolite: influence of zeolite shape selectivity and reactant nucleophilicity

Zeng, X., Wang, Z., Ding, J., Wang, L., Jiang, Y., Stampfl, C., Hunger, M. & Huang, J., Dec 2019, In : Journal of Catalysis. 380, p. 9-20 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Characterising trace element profiles in atmospheric particles at iron and steelmaking industrial areas in China

Zhou, X., Strezov, V., Yang, X., Evans, T. & Jiang, Y., 2019, Chemeca2019. p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

atmospheric particle
trace element
atmospheric pollution

Characterization of size resolved atmospheric particles in the vicinity of iron and steelmaking industries in China

Yang, X., Zhou, X., Kan, T., Strezov, V., Nelson, P., Evans, T. & Jiang, Y., 1 Dec 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 694, 11 p., 133534.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

atmospheric particle
Air quality

Cobalt oxide on mesoporous carbon nitride for improved photocatalytic hydrogen production under visible light irradiation

Kheradmand, A., Zhu, Y., Zhang, W., Marianov, A. & Jiang, Y., 5 Jul 2019, In : International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 44, 33, p. 17930-17942 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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