Yijiao Jiang

Associate Professor

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Personal profile


Yijiao is the Chair of Macquarie University (MQ) Women in Engineering, Co-Direactor of MQ-Jilin University Joint Research Centre for Green Catalysis, and Chief Investigator of MQ Sustainable Energy Research CentreSince joining MQ as a Senior Lecturer in 2014, she has secured competitive research grants from the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub with Rio Tinto and JITRI, ARC DPs, the EU H2020 etc. Currently Yijiao is leading a dynamic research group with 1 ARC DECRA Fellow, 1 postdoc, 6 PhD students, and 6 UG thesis 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. 

Selected Publications

Names underlined were students/postdoc under Yijiao's supervision

* indicates the corresponding author

  1. X. Yang, T. Kan, A. Kheradmand, H. Xu, V. Strezov, A. Yu, Y. Jiang*Tunable syngas production from two-stage sorption-enhanced steam gasification of sewage sludge, Chemical Engineering Journal, (2020) 126069 (IF: 10.652)
  2. Z. Wang, T. Li, Y. Jiang, O. Lafon, J. Trebosc, A. Baiker, J. Amoureux, J. Huang, Acidity enhancement through synergy of penta- and tetra-coordinated aluminum species in amorphous silica networks, Nature Communications, 225 (2020). (IF: 12.121)
  3. 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: 16.683)
  4. 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: 16.683)
  5. Y. Wei, Y. Zhu, Y. Jiang*Photocatalytic self-cleaning carbon nitride nanotube intercalated reduced graphene oxide membranes for enhanced water purification, Chemical Engineering Journal 356 (2019) 915-925. (IF: 10.652)
  6. 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: 12.959), 58 (2019) 2-10.
  7. 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: 16.683)
  8. 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: 16.683)
  9. 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: 12.121)
  10. 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: 12.350)
  11. 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: 12.350)
  12. 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: 16.683)
  13. 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: 16.683)
  14. 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: 14.612)
  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: 14.612)

Research interests

  • 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 

Research student supervision

Yijiao has supervised to completion 10 HDRs and 32 Engineering thesis students. 

Current HDR Students (Primary Supervisor)

Mr. Harry O'Donnell (S2 2020), BEng Macquarie University

Ms. Alena Kochubei (S2 2020), MEng Macquarie University

Mr. Amanj Kheramand (S1 2019), MEng Macqurie University 

Mr. Shengshen Gu (S2 2017), BSc and MSc East China Uni. of Sci. & Techn.

Ms. Haime Xu (S2 2017), BSc Lanzhou Uni., MSc Institute of Chem. Phys, CAS

Ms. Wenwen Zhang (S1 2017), BSc and MSc Sichun University

Current Research Associates (Primary Supervisor)

Dr Zichun Wang (Jan 2019) ARC DECRA

Dr Aleksei Marianov (May 2020) ARC DP

Ms Yutong Zhao (Dec 2019) Visiting Scholar

Mr Wenjie Yang (July 2020) Visiting Scholar  

Current Thesis Students (Primary Supervisor)

S2 2020: Jinge Hao,  Jessica Sharah

Education/Academic qualification

ARC DECRA Fellow, UNSW Australia


Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow, UNSW Australia


Postdoc Fellow, ETH Zurich


PhD, University of Stuttgart


BEng & MEng, Kunming University of Science and Technology


External positions

Visiting Professor, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Associate Lecturer, Yunnan University



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