Dr. Zhengping Hao is the full professor of Research Center for Eco-Environmental Science (RCEES), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He is currently the department head of Environmental Nano-Materials, RCEES, CAS. He has authored over 240 international journal publications and issued 40 patents for nano materials and pollution control technologies.  Dr. Hao has graduated 26 Ph.D students in Environmental Science & Engineering, and 10 students have received their M. Sc degrees under his mentorship. His research work has been repeatedly cited and highlighted by many important journals. He services the industrial and scientific community, include serving as a referee for more than 20 international academic journals. He attended lots of professional activities and served for government council and industrial consultancy in past ten years.


Research Areas

Environmental science and technology, catalysis science, nanoporous materials, environmental policy research 



1. H2S-selective catalytic oxidation: catalysts and processes, ACS Catalysis, 2015, 5, 1053-1067. 
2. Mesoporous silica- polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) mixed matrix membranes for gas separation, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2015, 3, 8650 - 8658. 
3. Comprehensive study of H2S selective catalytic oxidation on combined oxides derived from layered double hydroxides, Applied Catalysis B, 2015, 176, 130–138. 
4. A new type of ordered mesoporous carbon/polyaniline composites prepared by a two-step nanocasting method for high performance supercapacitor applications. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 39, 16715-16722. 
5. Hydrophobic conjugated microporous polymer as a novel adsorbent for removal of volatile organic compounds, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 14028-14037. 
6. Selective catalytic oxidation of H2S over well-mixed oxides derived from Mg2AlxV1–x-LDH layered double hydroxides, ACS Catalysis, 2014, 4, 1500-1510.  
7. China's increasingly positive and active stance on climate change, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2011, 45, 2525-2526. 
8. Mesoporous Co3O4 and Au/Co3O4 catalysts for low-temperature oxidation of trace ethylene. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 2608-2613. 
9. Catalytic oxidation of benzyl alcohol on Au or Au-Pd nanoparticles confined in mesoporous silica. Applied Catalysis B, 2009, 92, 202-208. 
10. High Temperature Adsorption of carbon dioxide on mixed oxides derived from hydrotalcite- like compounds. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2008, 42, 614-618. 
11. Efficient elimination of trace ethylene over nano gold catalyst under ambient conditions. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2008, 163(1), 273-278. 
12. Novel muti-funcational mixed oxide catalysts for effective NOx capture, decomposition and reduction, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2007, 17, 3598-3606. 
13. Fe-USY zeolite catalyst for effective decomposition of nitrous oxide. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2007, 41(22), 7901-7906 
14. Novel trapping catalysts derived from Co-Mg/X-Al(X=Fe, Mn, Zr, La) hydrotalcite-like compounds, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2007, 41, 1399-1404. 

Research Interests

Nano materials, green catalysis, pollution control technologies, hazardous material treatment and environmental chemistry


International Advisory Board of 5th, 6th Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technologies (2005, 2007)
Co-Chair of the 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technologies (2009)


University of Southampton, UK
Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Germany

Honors & Distinctions

National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholar (NSFC), 2007
UniSA Distinguished Researcher Award, 2010