I joined Aston in 2015 as a lecturer within Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry. I studied chemical engineering at the Nanjing University of Technology, obtained BEng with Highest Distinction in 2003 and PhD in 2008. In the last year of PhD, my first employment started at The University of Hong Kong (Department of Chemistry), the topic covered nanomaterials for electrocapacitors and fuel-cell electrocatalysts. The next position was at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Department of Physics) from 2010 to 2013 and focusing on chalcogenides as photovoltaic materials and photosynthesis proteins for photocatalysis. Early 2013, I moved to University of Liverpool (Department of Physics) and assisted to set up a new research group focusing on hybrid nanomaterials for low carbon energy sources. Before I moved to Aston, I had a four-month experience working in National Graphene Institute, University of Manchester.
My work has appeared in about 30 publications in high quality journals (e.g. ACS Nano, Nanoscale, Small, J. Mater. Chem., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, Environ. Sci. & Technol.) with nearly 800 citations and H-Index of 14.
Research FellowDr Yang Bai, Visiting Research Fellow
PhD studentKassam Ahmed
MEng studentsNavpreet ManderJeremy Wong
Visiting studentQuentin Ruiz (from Polytech Montpellier, France)
Alumni with most recent known affiliation George Sykes, MEng