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Department of Chemical Engineering
Xiwang Zhang

Xiwang Zhang

Associate Professor, ARC ARF, Larkins Fellow
+61 3 990 51867
Room 213, Building 36, Clayton Campus

Teaching Commitments:

  • CHE3175
  • CHE4172
  • CHE4180
  • CHE5883
  • ENE1621


  • >70 journal papers and 3 book chapters. Total citation (Scopus): > 2200 times; H-index: 24;
  • Full publication list:
  • G. Wang, W. Geng, X. Zeng, Z. Wang, C. Feng, D. McCathy, A. Deletic, X. Zhang*, Highly recoverable TiO2-GO nanocomposites for stormwater disinfection. Water Research, 2016, In press
  • X. Chen, J. Wei, R. Hou, Y. Liang, Z. Xie, Y. Zhu, X. Zhang, H. Wang*, Growth of g-C3N4 on mesoporous TiO2 spheres with high photocatalytic activity under visible light irradiation, Applied Catalysis B: environmental, 2016, 188, 342-350.
  • Y. Hu, J. Wei, Y. Wu, Y. Liang, H. Zhang, X. Zhang, H. Huang, W. Shen, H. Wang*, Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework/Graphene Oxide Hybrid Nanosheets as Seeds for Growth of Ultrathin Molecular Sieving Membranes, Angewandte Chemie, 2016, 55, 2048-2052.
  • N. Meng, R. Priestley, Y. Zhang, H. Wang, X. Zhang*, The effect of reduction degree of GO nanosheets on microstructure and performance of PVDF/GO hybrid membranes. Journal of Membrane science, 2016, 501:169-177.
  • X. Zeng, D. McCarthy, A. Deletic, X. Zhang*, Silver/Reduced Graphene Oxide Hydrogel as Novel Bactericidal Filter for Point-of-Use Water Disinfection, Advanced Functional Materials, 2015, 25, 4344-4351.
  • N. A. Zubir, C. Yacou, J. Motuzas, X. Zhang, G. Zhao and J. da Costa*, The sacrificial role of graphene oxide in stabilising Fenton-like catalyst GOFe3O4. Chemical Communications, 2015, 51:9291-9293.
  • E. Shamsaei, Z. Low, X. Lin, A. Mayahi, H. Liu, X. Zhang, J. Liu and H. Wang*, Rapid synthesis of ultrathin, defect-free ZIF-8 membranes via chemical vapour modification of polymeric support. Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 11474-11477.
  • H. Liu, H. Wang, X. Zhang*, Facile Fabrication of Freestanding Ultrathin Reduced Graphene Oxide Membranes for Water Purification, Advanced Materials, 2015, 27, 249-254.
  • W. Wang, E. Eftekhari, G. Zhu, X. Zhang*, Z. Yan*, Q. Li*, Graphene Oxide Membranes with Tunable Permeability due to Embedded Carbon Dots, Chemical Communications, 2014, 50, 13089-13092.
  • X. Zhang, Z. Ning, D. K. Wang, J. C. Diniz da Costa, Processing Municipal Wastewaters by Forward Osmosis using CTA Membrane. Journal of Membrane Science, 2014, 468, 269-275.
  • N. A. Nor, C. Yacou, J. Motuzas, X. Zhang, J. C Diniz da Costa*, Structural and functional investigation of graphene oxide Fe3O4 nanocomposites for the heterogeneous Fenton-like reaction. Scientific Report, 2014, 4, 04594.
  • D. Wang*, X. Zhang, J. C. Diniz da Costa, Claisen-type degradation mechanism of cellulose triacetate membranes in ethanol mixtures. Journal of Membrane science, 2014, 454, 119-125.
  • X. Zhang*, D. Wang, D. Schmeda Lopez, J. C. Diniz da Costa, Fabrication of nanostructured TiO2 hollow fiber membrane and application for wastewater treatment. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2014, 236, 314-322.
  • X. Zhang*, Z. Ning, D. K. Wang, J. C. Diniz da Costa, A novel ethanol dehydration process by forward osmosis, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2013, 232, 397-404.
  • J. Pan, X. Zhang, H. Bai, J. Ng, D.D Sun*, A hierarchically assembled mesoporous ZnO hemisphere array and hollow microspheres for photocatalytic membrane water filtration. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2012, 14, 7481-7489.
  • T. Zhang, X. Zhang*, J. Ng, H. Yang, J. Liu, D.D. Sun*, Fabrication of Magnetic Cryptomelane-Type Manganese Oxide Nanowires for Water Treatment, Chemical Communications, 2011, 47, 1890-1892.
  • J. Ng, S. Xu, X. Zhang, H.Y.Yang, D.D. Sun*. Hybridized Nanowires and Cubes - A novel architecture of heterojunctioned TiO2/SrTiO3 thin film for efficient Water Splitting. Advanced Functional Materials, 2010. 20, 4287-4294
  • X. Zhang*, T. Zhang, J.H. Pan, J. Ng, D.D. Sun*, Transformation of bromine species in TiO2 photocatalytic system. Environmental Science & Technology. 2010, 44, 439-444.
  • X. Zhang*, T. Zhang, J. Ng, D.D. Sun*, High-performance multifunctional TiO2 nanowire UF membrane with hierarchical layer structure for water treatment. Advanced Functional materials. 2009, 19, 3731-6.
  • X. Zhang*, J.H. Pan, A.J. Du, W. Fu, D.D. Sun*, J.O. Leckie, Combination of One-dimensional TiO2 Nanowire Photocatalytic Oxidation with Microfiltration for Water Treatment. Water research, 2009,43, 117-1186.
  • J.H. Pan*, X. Zhang, A.J. Du, D.D. Sun*, J.O. Leckie, Self-etching Reconstruction of Hierarchically Mesoporous F-TiO2 Hollow Microspherical Photocatalyst for Concurrent Membrane Water Purifications. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 11256-11257.
  • X. Zhang*, A.J. Du, P. Lee, D.D. Sun*, J.O. Leckie, Grafting multifunctional TiO2 nanotube membrane for separation and photodegradation of pollutants in water. Applied Catalysis B: environmental, 2008, 84, 262-267.
  • X. Zhang*, A.J. Du, P. Lee, D.D. Sun*, J.O. Leckie, TiO2 Nanowire Membrane for Concurrent Filtration and Photocatalytic Oxidation of Humic Acid in Water. Journal of Membrane Science, 2008, 313, 44-51.
  • G. Li, J. Qu*, X. Zhang, J. Ge, Electrochemically assisted photocatalytic degradation of Acid Orange 7 with TiO2 modified β-PbO2 electrodes. Water Research. 2006, 40: 213-220.

Professional Association:

Member, International Water Association (IWA)
Member, Membrane Society of Australasia (MSA)

Research Interests:

  • Photocatalysis, Membrane Technology, Nanocatalyst, Water Treatment and Disinfection