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Dr Jie Zhang is currently a senior lecturer at the School of Chemistry, Monash University and a Chief Investigator at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES). Dr Zhang is an electrochemist by training who has developed a solid background in both the experimental and theoretical aspects of electrochemistry during his research career. He has also obtained a broad experience in other research areas, such as biomedical engineering, materials engineering and nanotechnology. He has published 6 book chapters, 7 international patents and more than 190 refereed journal articles. His work has received more than 3300 citations with an H index of 33 based on the Web of Science. More information about his publication can be found at:

Dr Zhang has received numerous prestigious fellowships and awards, including:

  • Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Industry, the Australian Research Council, 2003 – 2006;
  • Future Fellowship, the Australian Research Council, 2009 – 2013;
  • Bond Medal, Electrochemistry Division, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, 2012;
  • Robert Cattrall Early Career Medal, Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Division, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, 2012;
  • Monash Research Accelerator Award, Monash University, 2013-2014.

The Monash Electrochemistry Group, jointly led by Dr Jie Zhang and Prof Alan Bond, consists of 15 – 20 researchers. The group has strong capability in the development of fundamental theories and instrumentation to advance modern electrochemistry. The Monash Electrochemistry Group has hosted many distinguished visitors and short term visiting academics/students from around the world. The current research activities in the group include:

  • Electrochemical activation of small molecules, such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen, water, alcohol, in the context of sensing and energy applications;
  • Design and synthesis of novel nanocomposite catalysts for pharmaceutical and energy applications;
  • Development of advanced dynamic electrochemical techniques and the corresponding quantitative theories.


  • Electrochemistry
  • Electromaterials
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Electrosynthesis
  • Energy conversion
  • Sensors

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Projects 2002 2020

ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science

Wallace, G., Forsyth, M., Macfarlane, D. R., Officer, D., Cook, M., Dodds, S., Spinks, G., Alici, G., Moulton, S., in het Panhuis, M., Kapsa, R., Higgins, M., Mozer, A., Crook, J., Innis, P., Coote, M., Wang, X., Howlett, P. C., Pringle, J. M., Hancock, L., Paull, B., Sparrow, R. J., Zhang, J., Spiccia, L., Diamond, D., Guldi, D., Kim, S. J., Unwin, P. & Watanabe, M.

Australian Research Council (ARC)


Project: Research

ARC Centre of Excellence - Australian Centre for Electromaterials Science. CE0561616

Macfarlane, D. R., Alici, G., Brown, H., Cheng, Y., Dodds, S., Forsyth, M., Innis, P., Kane-Maguire, L., Keller, P., Liu, H. K., Price, W., Spiccia, L., Spinks, G., Too, C., Wallace, G., Zhang, J., Clark, G., Kapsa, R., Minett, A. & Officer, D.

Australian Research Council (ARC), Monash University


Project: Research

Research Output 1995 2018

Advanced Composite 2D Energy Materials by Simultaneous Anodic and Cathodic Exfoliation

Li, F., Xue, M., Zhang, X., Chen, L., Knowles, G. P., Macfarlane, D. R. & Zhang, J., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Advanced Energy Materials. 8 p., 1702794.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Double-Layer Capacitance at Ionic Liquid-Boron-Doped Diamond Electrode Interfaces Studied by Fourier Transformed Alternating Current Voltammetry

Lucio, A. J., Shaw, S. K., Zhang, J. & Bond, A. M., 7 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 122, 22, p. 11777-11788 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Electrochemical reduction of CO2 on defect-rich Bi derived from Bi2S3 with enhanced formate selectivity

Zhang, Y., Li, F., Zhang, X., Williams, T., Easton, C. D., Bond, A. M. & Zhang, J., 2018, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 6, 11, p. 4714-4720 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Electrodeposition of nanocrystalline zinc‑tin alloy from aqueous electrolyte containing gluconate in the presence of polyethylene glycol and hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide

Esfahani, M., Zhang, J., Wong, Y. C., Durandet, Y. & Wang, J. Y. L., 15 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry. 813, p. 143-151 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review