Derek Hao is a materials scientist with experience in world-leading research institutes. He is using solar energy, nanomaterials, and nanotechnologies to contribute to a more sustainable environment.
Derek Hao joined School of Applied Chemistry & Environmental Science, RMIT as a Vice Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship. He previously studied at School of Materials Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences Beijing and Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University. In 2018, he started his Ph.D. at Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater, University of Technology Sydney. In 2021, he joined Centre for Catalysis and Clean Energy at Griffith University as a Research Fellow. In 2022, he was awarded the world-renowned Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship and started his work in Germany. In the middle of 2023, he joined the STEM college of RMIT.
His research is mainly focused on energy and environmental catalysis, including the design and modification of novel catalysts, deep understanding of catalytic mechanisms, design of photocatalytic reaction devices etc. Until now, he has published 82 peer-reviewed journals including Chem. Soc. Rev. (IF=46.2), Mater. Today (IF=24.2), Appl. Catal. B: Environ. (IF=22.1), Mater. Horiz. (IF=13.3), J. Hazard. Mater. (IF=13.6) etc. Seven of these papers were recognized as highly cited papers and two of his papers were hot papers. His publications have been cited over 2800 times and his H index is 29. Two of his patents have been commercialized.
- Associate editor: Frontiers in Carbon
- Review editor: Frontiers in Chemistry
- Guest editor: Materials, Nanomaterials, Frontiers in Chemistry, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems
- Young editor board member: Nano Research Energy, Advanced Fiber Materials, Nano-micro Letters
- Royal Society of Chemistry
- Australian Nanotechnology Network
- Australian Water Association
- Australian Materials Research Society
- 2022 - Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
- 2017 - B.Eg. in Materials Chemistry, School of Materials Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences Beijing, China
- Navidpour, A.,Hao, D.,Li, X.,Li, D.,Huang, Z.,Zhou, J. (2023). Key factors in improving the synthesis and properties of visible-light activated g-C3N4 for photocatalytic hydrogen production and organic pollutant decomposition In: Catalysis Reviews - Science and Engineering, , 1 - 72
- Xue, B.,Li, Q.,Wang, L.,Deng, M.,Hao, D., et al, . (2023). Ferric-ellagate complex: A promising multifunctional photocatalyst In: Chemosphere, 332, 1 - 11
- Yang, G.,Wang, L.,Zheng, S.,Wu, H.,Hao, D.,Li, Q.,Du, H.,Yamashita, H.,Wang, Q. (2023). Novel dual Z-scheme Ag-bridged AgI/FeVO4-C3N4 plasmonic heterojunction: A study on the performance and mechanism of photocatalytic reduction of Cr(VI) In: Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 11, 1 - 18
- Yuan, K.,Jia, H.,Chen, D.,Feng, Y.,Liang, Y.,Chen, K.,Hao, D. (2023). In Situ Synthesis of Bi2MoO6/Bi2SiO5 Heterojunction for Efficient Degrading of Persistent Pollutants In: Materials, 16, 1 - 13
- Deng, M.,Guo, J.,Ma, X.,Fu, Y.,Du, H.,Hao, Q.,Wang, Q. (2023). Enhanced photocatalytic Cr(VI) reduction performance by novel PDI/COFs composite In: Separation and Purification Technology, 326, 1 - 11
- Yuan, K.,Gong, B.,Peng, C.,Feng, Y.,Hu, Y.,Chen, K.,Chen, D.,Hao, D. (2023). Porphyrin Modified UiO-66-NH2 for Highly Efficient Photoreduction of Cr(VI) under Visible Light In: Catalysts, 13, 1 - 16
- Gao, X.,CHENG, Q.,Qin, Q.,Li, L.,Liu, M.,Hao, D.,Li, J.,Li, J.,Wang, Z.,Chen, Z. (2023). Realization of flexible in-memory computing in a van der Waals ferroelectric heterostructure tri-gate transistor In: Nano Research, , 1 - 7