Jie Zhang

Assoc Professor

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Dr Jie Zhang is currently an associate professor 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 200 refereed journal articles. His work has received more than 4000 citations with an H index of 34 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.

Research area keywords

  • 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., 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. L., Wang, X., Howlett, P. C., Pringle, J. M., Hancock, L., Paull, B., Sparrow, R., Zhang, J., Spiccia, L., Diamond, D., Guldi, D., Kim, S. J., Unwin, P. & Watanabe, M.

Australian Research Council (ARC)


Project: Research

Research Output 1995 2019

26 Citations (Scopus)

Conversion of dinitrogen to ammonia on Ru atoms supported on boron sheets: A DFT study

Liu, C., Li, Q., Zhang, J., Jin, Y., MacFarlane, D. R. & Sun, C., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 7, 9, p. 4771-4776 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Dual Quantum Dot-Decorated Bismuth Vanadate Photoanodes for Highly Efficient Solar Water Oxidation

Luan, P., Zhang, X., Zhang, Y., Li, Z., Bach, U. & Zhang, J., 21 Mar 2019, In : ChemSusChem. 12, 6, p. 1240-1245 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Oxomolybdate anchored on copper for electrocatalytic hydrogen production over the entire pH range

Zhang, X., Zhang, Y., Li, F., Easton, C. D., Bond, A. M. & Zhang, J., 15 Jul 2019, In : Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 249, p. 227-234 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Phosphomolybdic Acid-Assisted Growth of Ultrathin Bismuth Nanosheets for Enhanced Electrocatalytic Reduction of CO2 to Formate

Guo, S. X., Zhang, Y., Zhang, X., Easton, C. D., MacFarlane, D. R. & Zhang, J., 1 Jan 2019, In : ChemSusChem. 12, 5, p. 1091-1100 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Radio frequency alternating electromagnetic field enhanced tetraruthenium polyoxometalate electrocatalytic water oxidation

Tsubaki, S., Hayakawa, S., Ueda, T., Fujii, S., Suzuki, E. I., Zhang, J., Bond, A. & Wada, Y., 2019, In : Chemical Communications. 55, 8, p. 1032-1035 4 p.

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