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Prof. Xiwang Zhang is a Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, and the Director of ARC Research Hub for Energy-efficient Separation. After obtaining his Ph.D degree from Research Centre of Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2006, he joined Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as Research fellow and then promoted to a Senior Research Fellow in 2009. In 2010, Prof. Zhang joined Keppel as an R&D Manager in Keppel Environmental Technology Centre. Prof. Zhang was awarded the prestigious ARC Australian Research Fellowship in 2010 and commenced his ARC fellowship at the University of Queensland in the end of 2011. In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Larkins Fellowship, which brought him to Monash University at associate professor level. He was promoted to a full professor in 2017. Prof. Zhang’s research interests focus on membrane and advanced oxidation technologies for water and wastewater treatment. He has authored and co-authored more than 130 peer-reviewed journal papers, including Energy & Environmental Sciences, Advanced Materials, J. Am. Chem. Soc, Advanced functional materials, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Applied Catalysis B, Water Research, Chemical Communications, Environmental Science & Technology, Journal of Membrane science, etc.


  • Membrane Technologies
  • Water Treatment
  • Nanomaterials
  • Catalytic oxidation
  • Photocatalysis
  • Desalination
  • Disinfection
  • Functional (Nano) Materials

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Projects 2011 2020

Research Output 2005 2019

2D laminar membranes for selective water and ion transport

Kang, Y., Xia, Y., Wang, H. & Zhang, X., 19 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Advanced Functional Materials. 17 p., 1902014.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Anisotropic wetting of droplets on stripe-patterned chemically heterogeneous surfaces: effect of length ratio and deposition position

Wang, Y., Jian, M., Liu, H. & Zhang, X., 2019, In : Langmuir. 35, 12, p. 4387-4396 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Computational design of single-molybdenum catalysts for the nitrogen reduction reaction

Li, Q., Qiu, S., Liu, C., Liu, M., He, L., Zhang, X. & Sun, C., 31 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 123, 4, p. 2347-2352 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Effects of Edge Functional Groups on Water Transport in Graphene Oxide Membranes

Qiu, R., Yuan, S., Xiao, J., Chen, X. D., Selomulya, C., Zhang, X. & Woo, M. W., 30 Jan 2019, In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 11, 8, p. 8483−8491 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Electrochemical oxidation disinfects urban stormwater: Major disinfection mechanisms and longevity tests

Feng, W., Deletic, A., Wang, Z., Zhang, X., Gengenbach, T. & McCarthy, D. T., 1 Jan 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 646, p. 1440-1447 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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