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Jian Zhang

Jian Zhang

Group leader
Metal-free Catalysis, Biomass Conversion

Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2001-2006
B.S., Chemistry, Nankai University, 1997-2001

Professor, Chinese Academy of Science, Institute of Material Technology & Engineering, Ningbo, China, 2012-present
• Professor, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2009-2012
• Postdoctoral fellow, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Germany, 2006-2009

Research Interests
• Metal-free catalysis by using carbon, phosphorus, boron, sulfur, etc.
• Biomass conversion to useful chemical intermediates
• Carbon nanomaterials as the catalyst or support for metals


   J. Zhang, X. Liu, R. Blume, A. Zhang, R. Schlögl, D.S. Su, Surface-modified carbon nanotubes catalyze oxidative dehydrogenation of n-butane. Science 322 (2008) 73.
 H. Wang, C.L. Chen, Y.X. Zhang, L.X. Peng, S. Ma*, T. Yang, H.H. Guo, Z.D. Zhang, D.S. Su, J. Zhang*. In situ oxidation of carbon-encapsulated cobalt nanocapsules creates highly active cobalt oxide catalysts for hydrocarbon combustion, Nature Communications 6 (2015) 7181.
 L.D. Li, J.Q. Yan, T. Wang, Z.-J. Zhao, J. Zhang, J.L. Gong, N.J. Guan. Sub-10 nm rutile titanium dioxide nanoparticles for efficient visible-light-driven photocatalytic hydrogen production. Nature Communications 5 (2014) 5881.
 J. Zhang, R. Wang, E.Z. Liu, X.F. Gao, Z.H. Sun, F.S. Xiao, Frank Girgsdies, D. S. Su*, Spherical structures composed of multiwalled carbon nanotubes: formation mechanism and catalytic performance, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 51(2012) 7581.
 J. Zhang, D.S. Su, R. Blume, R. Schlögl, R. Wang, X. Yang, A. Gajović, Surface chemistry and catalytic reactivity of nanodiamond for the steam-free dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 49 (2010) 8640.
 J. Zhang, D.S. Su, A. Zhang, D. Wang, R. Schlögl, C. Hébert, Nanocarbon as robust catalyst: novel mechanistic insight into carbon-mediated catalysis, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 46 (2007) 7319.
 J. Zhang, X. Wang, Q. Su, L.J. Zhi, A. Thomas, X.L. Feng, D. S. Su, R. Schlögl, K. Müllen. Metal-free phenanthrenequinone cyclotrimer as an effective heterogeneous catalyst, Journal of the American Chemical Society131(2009) 11296.
 J.P. Paraknowitsch, J. Zhang, D.S. Su, A. Thomas, M. Antonietti, Ionic liquids as precursors for nitrogen-doped graphitic carbon. Advanced Materials 22 (2009) 87.
 J. Zhang, Y.-S. Hu, J.-P. Tessonnier, G. Weinberg, J. Maier, R. Schlögl, D.S. Su, CNFs@CNTs: Superior carbon for electrochemical energy storage. Advanced Materials 20 (2008) 1450.
 J. Zhang, J.-O. Müller, W. Zheng, D. Wang, D.S. Su, R. Schlögl, Individual Fe-Co alloy nanoparticles on carbon nanotubes: structural and catalytic properties. Nano Letters 8 (2008) 2738.
 L.F. Wang, J. Zhang, D.S. Su, Y.Y. Ji, X.J. Cao, F.S. Xiao, Novel and template-free synthesis of honeycomb-like macrostructured carbon materials with uniformed micropores from microwave popping and thermal carbonization of maize. Chemistry of Materials 19 (2007) 2894.
 C.L. Chen, J. Zhang*, B.S. Zhang, C.L. Yu, F. Peng, D.S. Su. Revealing the enhanced catalytic activity of nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes for oxidative dehydrogenation of propane. Chemical Communications 49(2013) 8151.
 A. Rinaldi, J. Zhang, J. Mizera, F. Girgsdies, N. Wang, S.B.A. Hamid, R. Schlögl, D.S. Su, Facile synthesis of carbon nanotube/natural bentonite composites as a stable catalyst for styrene synthesis. Chemical Communications 48 (2008) 6528.
 J. Zhang, M. Comotti, F. Schüth, R. Schlögl, D.S. Su, Commercial Fe- or Co-containing carbon nanotubes as catalysts for NH3 decomposition. Chemical Communications 19 (2007) 1916.
 Y.X. Zhang, J. Zhang*, D. S. Su. Substitutional doping of carbon nanotubes with heteroatoms and their chemical applications, ChemSusChem 7 (2014) 1240.
 W.Q. Zheng, J. Zhang, B. Zhu, R. Blume, Y.L. Zhang, K. Schlichte, R. Schlögl, D.S. Su, Structure-function correlations for Ru/CNT in the catalytic decomposition of ammonia. ChemSusChem 3 (2010) 226.
 A. Rinaldi, J. Zhang, B. Frank, D.S. Su, S.B.A. Hamid, R. Schlögl, Oxidative purification of carbon nanotubes and its impact on catalytic performance in oxidative dehydrogenation reactions. ChemSusChem 3 (2010) 254.
 A.B. Chen*, Y.F. Yu, H.J. Lv, Y.Y. Wang, S.F. Shen, Y.Q. Hu, B. Li, Y. Zhang, J. Zhang. Thin-walled, mesoporous and nitrogen-doped hollow carbon spheres using ionic liquids as precursors. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 1(2013) 1045
 Y.X. Zhang, C.L. Chen, L.X. Peng, Z.S. Ma, Y.J. Zhang*, H.H. Xia, A.L. Yang, L. Wang*, D. S. Su, J. Zhang*, Carboxyl groups trigger the activity of carbon nanotube catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction and agar conversion, Nano Research 8 (2015) 502.
 A.B. Chen*, Y.F. Yu, Y. Zhang, W.W. Zang, Y.H. Yu, Y.X. Zhang, S.F. Shen, J. Zhang*. Aqueous-phase synthesis of nitrogen-doped ordered mesoporous carbon nanospheres as an efficient adsorbent for acidic gases. Carbon 80 (2014) 19.
 J. Zhang, H.Y. Xu, X.L. Jin, Q.J. Ge, W.Z. Li, Characterizations and activities of the nano-sized Ni/Al2O3 and Ni/La–Al2O3 catalysts for NH3 decomposition, Applied Catalysis A: General 290 (2005) 87. 
 J. Zhang, H.Y. Xu, W.Z. Li, Kinetic study of NH3 decomposition over Ni nanoparticles: The role of La promoter, structure sensitivity and compensation effect. Applied Catalysis A: General 296 (2005) 257.
 J. Zhang, D.Y. Liu, M.F. He, H.Y. Xu, W.Z. Li, Experimental and simulation studies on concentration polarization in H2 enrichment by highly permeable and selective Pd membranes. Journal of Membrane Science 274 (2006) 83.
 J. Zhang, H.Y. Xu, W.Z. Li, High–purity COx–free H2 generation from NH3 via the ultra permeable and highly selective Pd membranes. Journal of Membrane Science 277 (2006) 85.

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