Dr. Hao Tian is now a Postdoctoral Research Associate under the supervision of Prof. Hao Liu and Prof. Guoxiu Wang in the Centre for Clean Energy Technology, University of Technology Sydney. He received his B. S. major in Chemistry (National Base for Fostering Talents in Basic Science) from Lanzhou University in 2009, M. S. from Lanzhou University in 2012 and University of New South Wales in 2014, his Ph.D. from Curtin University under the supervision of Prof. Jian Liu and Prof. Shaomin Liu in 2018. In 2016, he took an exchange scholarship to visit Prof Zhiqun Lin’s group at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Research experiences in fabrication and characterization of hollow, core-shell, yolk shell structured nanoparticles and single atom catalysts in the field of energy storage and conversion such as supercapacitor, batteries and catalysts.
Skilled microscopist of Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). Expertise on operation on SEM facilities such as Zeiss Supra, Evo, Neon, Verio, Helios; TEM facilities such as Tecnai T20, JEOL 2100 and FEI Titan G2 80-200, especially on advanced TEM techniques such as HRTEM, SAED, HAADF, STEM-element mapping and EELS.
Awards & Honours: Curtin Strategic International Research Scholarship (CSIRS), Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad (2016), Curtin University Mobility Scholarship (2016)
Memberships: Australian Nanotechnology Network
- Hao Tian, Fei Huang, Yihan Zhu, Shaomin Liu, Yu Han, Mietek Jaroniec, Qihua Yang, Hongyang Liu, Gao Qing Max Lu, and Jian Liu, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 28,1801737. (Back Cover)
- Hao Tian, Songcan Wang, Chi Zhang, Mietek Jaroniec, Lianzhou Wang and Jian Liu, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 11615–11622. (Back Cover)
- Hao Tian, Hao Liu, Tianyu Yang, Jean-Pierre Veder, Guoxiu Wang, Ming Hu, Shaobin Wang, Mietek Jaroniec and Jian Liu, Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 823-830. (Front Cover)
- Yash Boyjoo, Yi Cheng, Hua Zhong, Hao Tian, Jian Pan, Vishnu K. Pareek, San Ping Jiang, Jean-François Lamonier, Mietek Jaroniec and Jian Liu, Carbon, 2017, 116, 490-499.
- *Hao Tian, Martin Saunders, Aaron Dodd, Kane O'Donnell, Mietek Jaroniec, Shaomin Liu and Jian Liu, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 3721-3727. (Back Cover)
- Hao Tian, Jian Liu, Kane O’Donnell, Tingting Liu, Xinmei Liu, Zifeng Yan, Shaomin Liu, Mietek Jaroniec. J. Colloid Interface Sci., 2016, 476, 55-61. (Front Cover)
- Chi Zhang, Hao Tian, Dong Yang, Jaka Sunarso, Jian Liu, Shaomin Liu, ChemSusChem, 2016, 9, 502-512.
- Zhangfeng Shen, Guiqiang Wang, Hao Tian, Jaka Sunarso, Lihong Liu, Jian Liu, Shaomin Liu, Electrochim. Acta, 2016, 216, 429-437.
- Juming Liu, Lu Han, Huiyan Ma, Hao Tian, Jucai Yang, Qiancheng Zhang, Benjamin J Seligmann, Shaobin Wang and Jian Liu, Science Bulletin, 2016, 61,1543-1550.
- Tingting Liu, Hao Tian, Jian Liu, Lihong Liu and Shaomin Liu, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol., 2016, 16, 9173-9179.
- Jun Yong Chan, Kun Zhang, Chi Zhang, Hao Tian, Shaomin Liu. Ceram. Int., 2015, 10, 14935-14940.
- Hao Tian, Xiaoli Zhang, Jason Scott, Charlene Ng and Rose Amal, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 6432.
- Cunji Gao, Xiaojie Jin, Xuhuan Yan, Peng An, Yu Zhang, Liangliang Liu, Hao Tian, Weisheng Liu, Xiaojun Yao, Yu Tang. Sens. Actuators, B, 2013, 176, 775-781.
- Hao Tian, Bo Li, Junling Zhu, Haiping Wang, Yiran Li, Jun Xu, Jianwei Wang, Junling Zhu, Zhihong Sun, Xiaoguang Huang, Xuhuan Yan, Qin Wang, Wei Wang, Yu Tang, Wei Wang, Xiaojun Yao. Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 2060-2065.
- Jianwei Wang, Jiang Wu, Yanmei Chen, Haiping Wang, Yiran Li, Weisheng Liu, Hao Tian, Ting Zhang, Jun Xu and Yu Tang, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 12936-12941.
- Jun Xu, Lei Jia, Yufei Ma, Xiao Liu, Hao Tian, Weisheng Liu, Yu Tang, Mater. Chem. Phys., 2012, 136,112-119.
- Hao Tian, Bo Li, Haiping Wang, Yiran Li, Jianwei Wang, Shuna Zhao, Junling Zhu, Qin Wang, Weisheng Liu, Xiaojun Yao and Yu Tang, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 10298-10303.
- Jun Xu, Zhihong Sun, Lei Jia, Bo Li, Long Zhao, Xiao Liu, Yufei Ma, Hao Tian, Qin Wang, Weisheng Liu and Yu Tang, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 12909-12916.
- Haiping Wang, Yufei Ma, Hao Tian, Ning Tang, Qiong Wang, Weisheng Liu, Yu Tang, Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 7485-7492.
- Design and synthesis hollow, core-shell, yolk shell structured nanoparticles and single atom catalysts
- Use various characterization techniques such as TEM, SEM, XRD, XPS, BET, TGA, ICP, UV-vis to study chemical and physical properties
- Investigate their behaviour in the field of energy storage and conversion such as supercapacitor, batteries and catalysts.
Liu, Q, Tian, H, Dai, Z, Sun, H, Liu, J, Ao, Z, Wang, S, Han, C & Liu, S 2020, 'Nitrogen-doped Carbon Nanospheres-Modified Graphitic Carbon Nitride with Outstanding Photocatalytic Activity', NANO-MICRO LETTERS, vol. 12, no. 1.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Tian, H, Zhang, C, Su, P, Shen, Z, Liu, H, Wang, G, Liu, S & Liu, J 2020, 'Metal-organic-framework-derived formation of Co-N-doped carbon materials for efficient oxygen reduction reaction', JOURNAL OF ENERGY CHEMISTRY, vol. 40, pp. 137-143.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Han, N, Wei, Q, Tian, H, Zhang, S, Zhu, Z, Liu, J & Liu, S 2019, 'Highly Stable Dual-Phase Membrane Based on Ce 0.9 Gd 0.1 O 2–δ —La 2 NiO 4+δ for Oxygen Permeation under Pure CO 2 Atmosphere', Energy Technology, vol. 7, no. 5.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2019 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim Dense oxygen ion–conducting ceramic membranes with CO 2 resistance can promote many advanced applications such as membrane reactors for green chemical synthesis and oxy-fuel combustion for clean energy delivery. The state-of-the-art perovskite oxide membranes are characterized by their high O 2 flux but low stability in a CO 2 -containing atmosphere. To solve this problem, dual-phase membranes have captured the imagination of researchers. Herein, a novel dual-phase hollow fiber membrane with a composition of 40 wt% Ce 0.9 Gd 0.1 O 2–δ (GDC)–60 wt% La 2 NiO 4+δ (LNO) is developed via a combined phase inversion sintering process. During the high temperature treatment, La-doping behavior is observed with La leaching out from the LNO phase and diffusing into the GDC phase. This dual phase membrane displays the O 2 flux of 1.47 at 950 °C, which is reduced by 10% to 1.31 mL min −1 cm −2 when the sweep gas is switched from helium to pure CO 2 . Such minor O 2 flux reduction is due to the strong CO 2 adsorption on membrane surface occupying the O 2 vacancies without permanent membrane damage, which is fully eliminated by an inert gas purge. Such a robust dual-phase membrane exhibits the potential to overcome the low stability problem under the CO 2 -containing atmosphere.
Tian, H, Liang, J & Liu, J 2019, 'Nanoengineering Carbon Spheres as Nanoreactors for Sustainable Energy Applications.', Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), vol. 31, no. 50.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Colloidal carbon sphere nanoreactors have been explored extensively as a class of versatile materials for various applications in energy storage, electrochemical conversion, and catalysis, due to their unique properties such as excellent electrical conductivity, high specific surface area, controlled porosity and permeability, and surface functionality. Here, the latest updated research on colloidal carbon sphere nanoreactor, in terms of both their synthesis and applications, is summarized. Various synthetic strategies are first discussed, including the hard template method, the soft template method, hydrothermal carbonization, the microemulsion polymerization method, and extension of the Stöber method. Then, the functionalization of colloidal carbon sphere nanoreactors, including the nanoengineering of compositions and the surface features, is discussed. Afterward, recent progress in the major applications of colloidal carbon sphere nanoreactors, in the areas of energy storage, electrochemical conversion, and catalysis, is presented. Finally, the perspectives and challenges for future developments are discussed in terms of controlled synthesis and functionalization of the colloidal carbon sphere nanoreactors with tunable structure, and the composition and properties that are desirable for practical applications.
Tian, H, Liu, X, Dong, L, Ren, X, Liu, H, Price, CAH, Li, Y, Wang, G, Yang, Q & Liu, J 2019, 'Enhanced Hydrogenation Performance over Hollow Structured Co-CoOx@N-C Capsules.', Advanced Science, vol. 6, no. 22, pp. 1900807-1900807.View/Download from: Publisher's site
It is desirable to design nonprecious metal nanocatalysts with high stability and catalytic performance for fine chemicals production. Here, a method is reported for the preparation of cobalt metal and cobalt oxide cores confined within nanoporous nitrogen-doped hollow carbon capsules. Core-shell structured Zn/Co-ZIF@polymer materials are fabricated through a facile coating polymer strategy on the surface of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIF). A series of hollow carbon capsules with cobalt metal and cobalt oxide are derived from a facile confined pyrolysis of Zn/Co-ZIF@polymer. The hollow Co-CoOx@N-C capsules can prevent sintering and agglomeration of the cobalt nanoparticles and the nanoporous shell allows for efficient mass transport. The specific surface area and Co particle size are optimized through finely tuning the original Zn content in ZIF particles, thus enhancing overall catalytic activity. The yolk-shell structured Zn4Co1Ox@carbon hollow capsules are shown to be a highly active and selective catalyst (selectivity >99%) for hydrogenation of nitrobenzene to aniline. Furthermore, Zn4Co1Ox@carbon hollow particles show superior catalytic stability, and no deactivation after 8 cycles of reaction. The hollow Co-CoOx@N-C capsules may shed light on a green and sustainable catalytic process for fine chemicals production.
Gao, J, Wu, S, Tan, F, Tian, H, Liu, J & Lu, GQM 2018, 'Nanoengineering of amino - functionalized mesoporous silica nanospheres as nanoreactors', PROGRESS IN NATURAL SCIENCE-MATERIALS INTERNATIONAL, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 242-245.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Tian, H, Huang, F, Zhu, Y, Liu, S, Han, Y, Jaroniec, M, Yang, Q, Liu, H, Lu, GQM & Liu, J 2018, 'The Development of Yolk-Shell-Structured Pd&ZnO@Carbon Submicroreactors with High Selectivity and Stability', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 28, no. 32, pp. 1801737-1801737.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Boyjoo, Y, Cheng, Y, Zhong, H, Tian, H, Pan, J, Pareek, VK, Jiang, SP, Lamonier, J-F, Jaroniec, M & Liu, J 2017, 'From waste Coca Cola (R) to activated carbons with impressive capabilities for CO2 adsorption and supercapacitors', CARBON, vol. 116, pp. 490-499.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Tian, H, Wang, S, Zhang, C, Veder, J-P, Pan, J, Jaroniec, M, Wang, L & Liu, J 2017, 'Design and synthesis of porous ZnTiO3/TiO2 nanocages with heterojunctions for enhanced photocatalytic H-2 production', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, vol. 5, no. 23, pp. 11615-11622.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Tian, H, Liu, H, Yang, T, Veder, J-P, Wang, G, Hu, M, Wang, S, Jaroniec, M & Liu, J 2017, 'Fabrication of core–shell, yolk–shell and hollow Fe 3 O 4 @carbon microboxes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries', Materials Chemistry Frontiers, vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 823-830.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Metal oxide–carbon composites with core–shell, yolk–shell and hollow structures have attracted enormous interest because of their applications in lithium-ion batteries. However, the relationship between structure and battery performance is still unclear. Herein, we report the designed synthesis of unique core–shell, yolk–shell and hollow Fe3O4@carbon microboxes through a one-step Stöber coating method, followed by a carbonization process. Different calcination temperatures were investigated to manipulate the various structures, and the impact of layer thickness on the battery performance was also assessed. Our results showed that the core–shell structured Fe3O4@carbon microboxes with nitrogen-doped carbon shells having a thickness of 15 nm exhibited an excellent performance in lithium-ion batteries with a high reversible capacity of 857 mA h g−1 that could be retained after 100 cycles at a current density of 0.1 A g−1.
Liu, J, Han, L, Ma, H, Tian, H, Yang, J, Zhang, Q, Seligmann, BJ, Wang, S & Liu, J 2016, 'Template-free synthesis of carbon doped TiO2 mesoporous microplates for enhanced visible light photodegradation', SCIENCE BULLETIN, vol. 61, no. 19, pp. 1543-1550.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Liu, T, Tian, H, Liu, J, Liu, L & Liu, S 2016, 'Inorganic-Salts Assisted Self-Assembly of Pluronic F127-Organosilica into Ordered Mesostructures', JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, vol. 16, no. 9, pp. 9173-9179.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Shen, Z, Wang, G, Tian, H, Sunarso, J, Liu, L, Liu, J & Liu, S 2016, 'Bi-layer photoanode films of hierarchical carbon-doped brookite-rutile TiO2 composite and anatase TiO2 beads for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells', ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, vol. 216, pp. 429-437.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Tian, H, Liu, J, O'Donnell, K, Liu, T, Liu, X, Yan, Z, Liu, S & Jaroniec, M 2016, 'Revisiting the Stober method: Design of nitrogen-doped porous carbon spheres from molecular precursors of different chemical structures', JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE, vol. 476, pp. 55-61.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Tian, H, Saunders, M, Dodd, A, O'Donnell, K, Jaroniec, M, Liu, S & Liu, J 2016, 'Triconstituent co-assembly synthesis of N, S-doped carbon-silica nanospheres with smooth and rough surfaces', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, vol. 4, no. 10, pp. 3721-3727.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Wang, C, Huang, Y, Pan, H, Jiang, J, Yang, X, Xu, Z, Tian, H, Han, S & Wu, D 2016, 'Nitrogen-Doped Porous Carbon/Graphene Aerogel with Much Enhanced Capacitive Behaviors', ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, vol. 215, pp. 100-107.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Zhang, C, Tian, H, Yang, D, Sunarso, J, Liu, J & Liu, S 2016, 'Enhanced CO2 Resistance for Robust Oxygen Separation Through Tantalum-doped Perovskite Membranes', CHEMSUSCHEM, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 505-512.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Chan, JY, Zhang, K, Zhang, C, Tian, H & Liu, S 2015, 'Novel tungsten stabilizing SrCo1-xWxO3-delta membranes for oxygen production', CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL, vol. 41, no. 10, pp. 14935-14940.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Tian, H, Zhang, XL, Scott, J, Ng, C & Amal, R 2014, 'TiO2-supported copper nanoparticles prepared via ion exchange for photocatalytic hydrogen production', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, vol. 2, no. 18, pp. 6432-6438.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Gao, C, Jin, X, Yan, X, An, P, Zhang, Y, Liu, L, Tian, H, Liu, W, Yao, X & Tang, Y 2013, 'A small molecular fluorescent sensor for highly selectivity of zinc ion', SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL, vol. 176, pp. 775-781.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Tian, H, Li, B, Zhu, J, Wang, H, Li, Y, Xu, J, Wang, J, Wang, W, Sun, Z, Liu, W, Huang, X, Yan, X, Wang, Q, Yao, X & Tang, Y 2012, 'Two selective fluorescent chemosensors for cadmium ions in 99% aqueous solution: the end group effect on the selectivity, DFT calculations and biological applications', DALTON TRANSACTIONS, vol. 41, no. 7, pp. 2060-2065.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Wang, J, Wu, J, Chen, Y, Wang, H, Li, Y, Liu, W, Tian, H, Zhang, T, Xu, J & Tang, Y 2012, 'A small-molecular europium complex with anion sensing sensitivity', DALTON TRANSACTIONS, vol. 41, no. 41, pp. 12936-12941.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Xu, J, Jia, L, Ma, Y, Liu, X, Tian, H, Liu, W & Tang, Y 2012, 'Novel lanthanide hybrid functional materials for high performance luminescence application: The relationship between structures and photophysical behaviors', MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, vol. 136, no. 1, pp. 112-119.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Tian, H, Li, B, Wang, H, Li, Y, Wang, J, Zhao, S, Zhu, J, Wang, Q, Liu, W, Yao, X & Tang, Y 2011, 'A nanocontainer that releases a fluorescence sensor for cadmium ions in water and its biological applications', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, vol. 21, no. 28, pp. 10298-10303.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Xu, J, Sun, Z, Jia, L, Li, B, Zhao, L, Liu, X, Ma, Y, Tian, H, Wang, Q, Liu, W & Tang, Y 2011, 'Visible light sensitized attapulgite-based lanthanide composites: microstructure, photophysical behaviour and biological application', DALTON TRANSACTIONS, vol. 40, no. 48, pp. 12909-12916.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Tian, H, Liu, S, Jiang, SP & Liu, J 2017, 'Functional mesoporous carbons from template methods for energy storage and conversion' in Mesoporous Materials for Advanced Energy Storage and Conversion Technologies, pp. 1-50.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2017 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. In order to make high-performance electrodes in the field of energy storage and conversion such as fuel cells, supercapacitors and batteries, a great deal of efforts has been devoted to the functionalization of nanoporous carbons. In this chapter, the classification of nanoporous carbon materials according to pore sizes will be briefly introduced first. In the following part, three main common strategies including hard template method, soft template method and hard-soft template method will also be presented to prepare ordered porous carbon materials in energy-related fields. The emphasis of this chapter will be focused on the control of porosity, morphology, surface modification and framework composition. Finally, the outlook of nanoporous carbon materials towards optimizing the electrochemical behaviour in fuel cells, batteries and supercapacitors will be discussed.