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Prof. Xiwang Zhang is a Professor of Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University. 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 was then promoted to a Senior Research Fellow in 2009. In 2010, Prof. Zhang joined Keppel, a multinational corporation in Singapore, as 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 University of Queensland in 2011. He was then awarded the prestigious Larkins Fellowship in 2012 by Monash University, which brought him to Monash University at associate professor level in end of 2012. He was promoted to 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 100 peer-reviewed journal papers, including 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. The total citation is over 5,000 times (GS) and the H-index is 37.


  • Membrane Technologies
  • Water Treatment
  • Nanomaterials
  • Catalytic oxidation
  • Photocatalysis
  • Desalination
  • Disinfection

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Projects 2011 2018

Research Output 2005 2019

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

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

Open Access

Two-dimensional nanomaterials for photocatalytic water disinfection: recent progress and future challenges

Liu, Y., Zeng, X., Hu, X., Hu, J. & Zhang, X., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. 94, 1, p. 22-37 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

A low-pressure GO nanofiltration membrane crosslinked via ethylenediamine

Meng, N., Zhao, W., Shamsaei, E., Wang, G., Zeng, X., Lin, X., Xu, T., Wang, H. & Zhang, X., 15 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Membrane Science. 548, p. 363-371 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review