Jie Zhang

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Electrocatalysis for energy and sensing applications. Development of advanced electrochemical techniques and the corresponding quantitative theories.

1995 …2023

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Personal profile


Dr Jie Zhang is currently an associate professor in the School of Chemistry. He is an established electrochemist who has developed a solid background in both the experimental and theoretical aspects of electrochemistry during his research career. His research has led to broad experience in other areas, such as biomedical engineering, materials engineering, and nanotechnology. With published 6 book chapters, over 240 refereed journal articles and 7 international patents, his work has received more than 10,600 citations with an H index of 54 according to Google Scholar.

Fellowships and awards:

  • Monash Research Accelerator Award (2013 – 2014)

          Monash University

  • Robert Cattrall Early Career Medal (2012)

          Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Division, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute

  • Bond Medal (2012)

          Electrochemistry Division, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute

  • Future Fellowship (2009 – 2013)

          The Australian Research Council

  • Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Industry (2003 – 2006)

          The Australian Research Council

He also has extensive experience as a Chief Investigator and currently holds significant leadership roles in two major Australian Research Council (ARC) funded research centres:


  • Chief Investigator and Co-Leader of Catalyst Theme and Leader of the Urea Synthesis Flagship Program (2023 – 2029)

          ARC Centre of Excellence for Green Electrochemical Transformation of Carbon Dioxide (CE230100017)

  • Chief Investigator and Co-Leader of Electro & Photochemical Conversion Theme and Leader of Electrochemical Program (2023 – 2027)

          ARC Research Hub for Carbon Utilization and Recycling (IH220100012)


  • Chief Investigator (2014-2021)

          Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (CE140100012)

Dr Zhang currently leads the Monash Electrochemistry Group which typically consists of around 15 – 20 researchers. The group has strong capabilities in the development of fundamental theories and advanced instrumentation to drive the progress of modern electrochemistry. It regularly hosts many distinguished visitors and short-term visiting academics and students allowing members of the group to collaborate and learn from around the world.

Current research activities:

  • 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 artificial intelligent methods for quantitative voltametric data analysis and application of the methodologies to study proton-coupled electron transfer processes that are important in biology and energy conversion.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Research area keywords

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

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