Prof. Dr Jing Zhang,


Research Center for Environmental Material and Pollution Control Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China


Tel: 0086-10-69672977



Research Areas

1. Nanomaterials for Environmental remediation
2. Heavy metal pollution treatment
3. Growth, transform and fate of nanoparticles in the environment
4. Environmental colloids and bio-materials


2021/03-              Professor of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
2015/04-2021/03 Professor of Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences (100 Talent Program)
2012/03-2015/03 Post-doctor, Institute of Complex System, Research Center of Juelich, Germany
2011/09-2012/03 Post-doctor, Chemical Engineering Department, KU Leuven University, Belgium
2008/09-2011/08 Post-doctor, Institute of Complex System, Research Center of Juelich, Germany
2007/08-2008/08 Assistant Professor, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2004/09-2007/07 Ph.D. Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences


  1. Dashi Lei, Chunli Gou, Chunli Wang, Juanqin Xue, Zhongshen Zhang, Weizhen Liu, Zhang Lin*, Jing Zhang*. Visible−Light Accelerates Cr(III) Release and Oxidation in Cr−Fe Chromite Residues: An Overlooked Risk of Cr(VI) Reoccurrence. Environmental Science & Technology,  2022, 56, 24, 17674-17683.

  2. Jiaxin Li, Chongchao Yao, Bo Song, Zhihao Zhang, Andreas Libonati Brock, Stefan Trapp, Jing Zhang*. Enrichment of Sulfur-Oxidizing Bacteria Using S-doped NiFe2O4 Nanosheets as the Anode in Microbial Fuel Cell Enhances Power Production and Sulfur Recovery. Science of the Total Environment, 2022, 844, 156973.

  3. Chongchao Yao, Jiaxin Li, Zhihao Zhang, Chunli Gou, Zhongshen Zhang, Gang Pan, Jing Zhang*. Hierarchical Core–Shell Co2N/CoP Embedded in N, P-doped Carbon Nanotubes as Efficient Oxygen Reduction Reaction Catalysts for Zn-air Batteries. Small, 2022, 18, 2108094.

  4. Dashi Lei, Juanqin Xue*, Qiang Bi, Changbin Tang, Liang Zhang, Jing Zhang*. Visible-light Activation of Sulfite by ZnFe2O4@PANI Photocatalyst for As(III) Removal: The Role of Radicals and Fe(IV). Applied Surface Science, 2022, 578, 151940.

  5. Zhihao Zhang, Chunli Wang, Xuelu Ma, Feng Liu, Hai Xiao, Jing Zhang*, Zhang Lin*, Zhengping Hao. Engineering Ultrafine NiFe-LDH into Self-Supporting Nanosheets: Separation-and-Reunion Strategy to Expose Additional Edge Sites for Oxygen Evolution. Small, 2021, 17, 2103785.

  6. Hongbo Lu, Chunli Wang, Xueming Liu, Jing Zhang*, Zhang Lin, Zhengping Hao, Gang Pan. PH-dependent Photochemical Transformation of Arsenic Sulfide Sludge Catalyzed by Fe Ions under Visible Light Irradiation. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2021, 293, 120186.

  7. Weifang Zhang, Hongbo Lu, Feng Liu, Chunli Wang, Zhihao Zhang, Jing Zhang*. Hydrothermal Treatment of Arsenic Sulfide Slag to Immobilize Arsenic into Scorodite and Recycle Sulfur. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2021, 406, 124735.

  8. Dashi Lei, Juanqin Xue*, Xiangyu Peng, Shuhao Li, Qiang Bi, Changbin Tang, Liang Zhang, Jing Zhang*. Effective Photocatalytic Removal of As(III) by ZnFe2O4/Ag/AgCl Coupled Peroxymonosulfate: Z-Scheme Charge Transfer and Dual Active Sites. Applied Surface Science, 2021, 567, 150860.

  9. Chunli Wang, Zhihao Zhang, Xiaoheng Fu, Jing Zhang*, Jan K. G. Dhont. Formation of Amorphous PbCrO4 Nanoparticles Depending on the Quantitative Control of Interfacial Water. Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, 2021, 6, 918-924.

  10. Xuheng Li, Chunli Wang, Feng Liu, Zhihao Zhang, Jafar Ali, Qingwen Long, Jing Zhang*. Electrocatalytic Reduction of Cr(VI) over Heterophase MoS2 Film Electrode. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2021, 404, 126556.

  11. Sanja Novak, Jing Zhang*, Emmanuel Kentzinger, Ulrich Rücker, Giuseppe Portale*, Niklas Jung, Ulrich Jonas, Jin S. Myung, Roland G. Winkler, Gerhard Gompper, Jan K. G. Dhont, Emmanuel Stiakakis*. DNA Self-Assembly Mediated by Programmable Soft-patchy Interactions. ACS Nano, 2020, 14, 13524-13535.

  12. Qianzhe Sun, Feng Liu, Yanjie Yuan, Weizhen Liu, Weifang Zhang, Jing Zhang*, Zhang Lin. Cellulose Mediated Reduction and Immobilization of Cr(VI) in Chromite Ore Processing Residue. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2020, 394, 122538.

  13. Qingwen Long, Feng Liu, Yanjie Yuan, Yuting Dai, Chunli Wang, Xuheng Li, Jing Zhang*. Enhanced Degradation Performance of P-chlorophenol in Photo-Fenton Reaction Activated by Nano-Fe0 Encapsulated in Hydrothermal Carbon: Improved Fe(III)/Fe(II) Cycle. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2020, 594, 124650.

  14. Weifang Zhang, Feng Liu, Yonggang Sun, Jing Zhang*, Zhengping Hao. Simultaneous Redox Conversion and Sequestration of Chromate(VI) and Arsenite(III) by Iron(III)-Alginate based Photocatalysis. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2019, 259, 118046.

  15. Hongbo Lu, Xueming Liu, Feng Liu, Zhengping Hao, Jing Zhang*, Zhang Lin, Yvonne Barnett, Gang Pan. Visible-Light Photocatalysis Accelerates As(III) Release and Oxidation from Arsenic-Containing Sludge. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2019, 250, 1-9.

  16. Weizhen Liu, Changzhou Weng, Jiayi Zheng, Xiaoqian Peng, Jing Zhang*, Zhang Lin*. Treatment and Recycle of Heavy Metals from Nanosludges. Environmental Science: Nano, 2019, 6, 1657-1673.

  17. Weifang Zhang, Peixuan Zhang, Feng Liu, Weizhen Liu, Jing Zhang*, Zhang Lin. Simultaneous Oxidation of Cr(III) and Extraction of Cr(VI) from Chromite Ore Processing Residue by Silicate-Assisted Hydrothermal Treatment. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2019, 371, 565-574.

  18. Nan Zhao, Feiran Chang, Boyuan Hao, LianYu, Jean Louis Morel, Jing Zhang*. Removal of Organic Dye by Biomass-based Iron Carbide Composite with An Improved Stability and Efficiency. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2019, 369, 621-631.

  19. Feng Liu, Weifang Zhang, Le Tao, Boyuan Hao, Jing Zhang*. Simultaneously Photocatalytic Redox Removal of Chromium(VI) and Arsenic(III) by Hydrothermal Carbon-Sphere@Nano-Fe3O4. Environmental Science: Nano, 2019, 6, 937-947.

  20. Xuheng Li, Feng Liu, Weifang Zhang, Hongbo Lu, Jing Zhang*. Electrocatalytical Oxidation of Arsenite by Reduced Graphene Oxide via in-situ Electrocatalytic Generation of H2O2. Environmental Pollution, 2019, 254, 112958(1-10).

  21. Hongbo Lu, Weifang Zhang, Le Tao, Feng Liu, Jing Zhang*. Enhanced Removal of Antimony by Acid Birnessite with Doped Iron Ions: Companied by the Structural Transformation. Chemosphere, 2019, 226, 834-840.

  22. Nan Zhao, Zheng Yin, Feng Liu, Meiyi Zhang, Yizhong Lv, Zhengping Hao, Gang Pan, Jing Zhang*. Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals Mediated Removal of Cr(VI) from Highly Saline Water by Corn Straw Biochars. Bioresource Technology, 2018, 294-301.

  23. Nan Zhao, Chuanfang Zhao, Yizhong Lv, Weifang Zhang, Yuguo Du, Zhengping Hao, Jing Zhang*. Adsorption and Coadsorption Mechanisms of Cr(VI) and Organic Contaminants on H3PO4 Treated Biochar. Chemosphere, 2017, 186, 422-429.

  24. Miroslaw Salamonczyk#, Jing Zhang#, Giuseppe Portale, Chenhui Zhu, Emmanuel Kentzinger, James T. Gleeson, Antal Jakli, Cristiano De Michele, Jan K. G. Dhont, Samuel Sprunt, Emmanuel Stiakakis. Smectic Phase in Suspensions of Gapped DNA Duplexes. Nature Communications, 2016, 7, 13358(1-9). (#Co-first authors)

  25. Jing Zhang, Paul M. Lettinga, Jan K. G. Dhont, Emmanuel Stiakakis. Direct Visualization of Conformations and Dense Packing of DNA-Based Soft Colloids. Physical Review Letters, 2014, 113, 268303(1-5).

  26. Jing Zhang, Thomas Vad, Markus Heidelmann, Thomas E. Weirich, Wiebke Sager. Self-Assembly of Biaxial Discorectangular Lead Carbonate Nanosheets into Stacked Ribbons Studied by SAXS and HAADF-STEM Tomographic Tilt Series. Soft Matter, 2014, 10, 9511-9522.

  27. Jing Zhang, Peter R. Lang, Mathias Meyer, Jan K. G. Dhont. Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Squarelike PbCrO4 Nanoplatelets via Micelle-Mediated Depletion Attraction. Langmuir, 2013, 29, 4679-4687.

  28. Jing Zhang, Peter R. Lang, Wim Pyckhout-Hintzen, Jan K. G. Dhont. Controllable Synthesis and Self-Assembly of PbCO3 Nanorods in Shape-Dependent Nonionic W/O Microemulsions. Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 7576-7582.

  29. Shungao Yin, Feng Huang, Jing Zhang*, Jinsheng Zheng, Zhang Lin*. The Effects of Particle Concentration and Surface Charge on the Oriented Attachment Growth Kinetics of CdTe Nanocrystals in H2O. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2011, 115, 10357-10364.

  30. Jing Zhang, Feng Huang, Zhang Lin. Progress of Nanocrystalline Growth Kinetics Based on Oriented Attachment. Nanoscale, 2010, 2, 18-34.

  31. Jing Zhang, Yonghao Wang, Zhang Lin, Feng Huang. Formation and Self-assembly of Cadmium Hydroxide Nanoplates in Molten Composite-Hydroxide Solution. Crystal Growth & Design, 2010, 10, 4285-4291.

  32. Jing Zhang, Yonghao Wang, Jinsheng Zheng, Feng Huang, Dagui Chen, Youzhao Lan, Guoqiang Ren, Zhang Lin, Chen Wang. Oriented Attachment Kinetics for Ligand Capped Nanocrystals: Coarsening of Thiol-PbS Nanoparticles. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2007, 111, 1449-1454.

  33. Jing Zhang, Zhang Lin, Youzhao Lan, Guoqiang Ren, Dagui Chen, Feng Huang, Maochun Hong. A Multistep Oriented Attachment Kinetics: Coarsening of ZnS Nanoparticles in Concentrated NaOH. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2006, 128, 12981-12987.