Jincai Zhao  Ph.D.  Professor
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Address:Zhongguancun North First Street 2, Haidian District, Beijing 

Research Areas

Ø    Nano-materials and photocatalysis
Ø    Novel approaches for the photooxidative remediation of environmental pollutants
Ø   Photochemical reaction mechanism of environmental pollutants


Ph. D.
1994  Ph.D. Meisei University, Japan


Work Experience
1999-Present     Professor in Institute of Chemistry, CAS, Deputy Director of Key Laboratory of Photochemistry

1995-1999          Professor in Institute of Photographic Chemistry, CAS

His research focus on semiconductor photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants and the mechanism; photodegradation of organic pollutants via activation of O2 or H2O2 by transition metal complexes; photochemical cycling of iron species and the relative environmental chemistry processes; photocatalytic selective oxidation of organic compounds. He has published over 160 papers in the international journals, over 85 of them are in the journals with an impact factor above 3.0. The publications have been cited over 4000 times by other researchers.

A member of the Editorial Board of Environ. Sci. Technol. (ACS), Energy Environ. Sci. (RSC), ChemCatChem, Catal. Commun., Int. J. Photoenergy and J. Adv. Oxid. Technol. Associate Editor of Chinese Science Bulletin and Environmental Chemistry. He is also an adjunct professor of Peking Univeristy and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Honors & Distinctions

2005  The Second Grade National Prize of Natural Science of China (the first contributor)    

2002  The Award of Excellent Young Scientists of Chinese Academy of Sciences- Bayer (Germany)

2002  The Fiste Grade Prize of Science and Technology in Beijing (Natural Science)

2002 The Second Grade Prize Military Science and Technique Progress Prize
2006  The Award of Excellent Advisot of Graduates of CAS

2002  The Award of Excellent Advisot of Graduates of CAS

1997  Supported by National Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar



M. Zhang, Q. Wang, C. C. Chen, L. Zang, W. H. Ma*, J. C. Zhao*, Oxygen Atom Transfer in the Photocatalytic Oxidation of Alcohols by TiO2: Oxygen Isotope Studies. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., In press, DOI. 200900322 (Highly Important Paper)

M. Zhang, C. C. Chen, W. H. Ma*, J. C. Zhao*, Visible-Light-Induced Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols in a Coupled Photocatalytic System of Dye-Sensitized TiO2 and TEMPO. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 9730 (Hot Paper)

W. Ma, J. Li, X. Tao, J. He, Y. Xu, J. Yu,  J. Zhao*, et al.,Efficient Degradation of Organic Pollutants Using Dioxygen Activated by Resin-Exchanged Iron (II) Bipyridine under Visible Irradiation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2003, 42, 1029

X. Tao, W. Ma,  T. Zhang, J. Zhao*, Efficient oxidative degradation of organic pollutants in the presence of iron tetrasulfophthalayanine under visible irradiation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2001, 113, 3013 

X. Chen, H.  Zhu, J. Zhao, Z. Zheng, X. Gao, Visible-Lighe-Driven Oxidation of Organic Contaminants in Air with Gold Nanoparticle Catalysts on Oxide Supports. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 5353 

Y. Che, A. Datar, X. Yang, T. Naddo, J. Zhao*, L. Zang*, Enhancing Conductivity Improvement for Organic Nanobelts. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 6354

 W. Zhao, W. H. Ma, and J. C. Zhao*, Z. Shuan, Efficient Degradation of Toxic Organic Pollutants with Ni2O3/TiO2-xB under Visible Irradiation. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 4782

H. Zhu, X. Gao, S. Ringer, Z. Zheng, D. Song, J. Zhao, Phase Transition between Nanostructures of Titanate and Titanium Dioxides via Simple Wet-Chemical Reactions. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 6730

 H. Zhu, X. Gao, Y. Lan, D. Song, Y. Xi, J. Zhao,  Hydrogen Titanate Nanofibers Covered with Anatase Nanocrystals:A Delicate Structure Achieved by the Wet Chemistry Reaction of the Titanate Nanofibers. J. Am.Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 8380

C. Sun, D. Zhao, C. Chen, W. Ma, J. Zhao*, TiO2-Mediated Photocatalytic Debromination of Decabromodiphenyl Ether: Kinetics and Intermediates. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2009, 43, 157

Y. Wang, D. Zhao, W. H. Ma, C. C. Chen, J. C. Zhao*, Enhanced Sonocatalytic Degradation of Azo Dyes by Au/TiO2. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2008, 42, 6173

Z. Wang, W. Ma, C. Chen, J. Zhao*, Photochemical Coupling Reactions between Fe(III)/Fe(II), Cr(VI)/Cr(III), and Polycarboxylates: Inhibitory Effect of Cr Species. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2008, 42, 7260

12 Chinese invention patents authorized

Research Interests

863 Program, 973 Program, Key Program and International Cooperation and Exchanges Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China, Major Programs of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Knowledge Innovation Program of The Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars


Xi Chen             Ph. D. 

Chunyan Sun     Ph. D.

Bo Wen             Ph. D.  

Guilin Liu           Ph. D.  

Jiang Wang        Ph. D.  

Yu Li                  Ph. D. 

Xianjun Lang      Ph. D. 

Hua Shen           Master  

Qin Li                 Master