TAO, Qi, Male,  Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, CAS
Telephone: 85290252
Address: 511 Kehua St, Guangzhou, PR China 
Postcode: 510640

Research Areas

Mineralogy, Planetary geology, Planetary chemistry, Crystal chemistry, Experimental mineralogy, Mineral synthesis, Mineral materials


2006.8-2010.1 Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Mineralogy, PhD

2003.9-2006.5 Jinan University, Inorganic Chemistry, Master



(1) Rrelease of Mg and Fe from the octahedral sheets during the transformation of montmorillonite into kaolinite, CLAYS AND CLAY MINERALS, 2021
(2) Clay coatings on sands in the western Qaidam Basin, Tibetan Plateau, China: Implications for the Martian clay detection, APPLIED CLAY SCIENCE, 2021
(3) Micro-interaction of mucin tear film interface with particles: The inconsistency of pharmacodynamics and precorneal retention of ion-exchange, functionalized, Mt-embedded nano- and microparticles, COLLOIDS AND SURFACES B-BIOINTERFACES, 2021
(4) Crystal Growth of Smectite: A Study Based on the Change in Crystal Chemistry and Morphology of Saponites with Synthesis Time, ACS EARTH AND SPACE CHEMISTRY, 2020
(5) Dual controlled release effect of montmorillonite loaded polymer nanoparticles for ophthalmic drug delivery, APPLIED CLAY SCIENCE, 2019
(6) Formation of saponite by hydrothermal alteration of metal oxides: Implication for the rarity of hydrotalcite, American Mineralogist, 2019

(7) Adsorption of ammonium by different natural clay minerals: Characterization, kinetics and adsorption isotherms, APPLIED CLAY SCIENCE, 2018
(8) Montmorillonite/chitosan nanoparticles as a novel controlled-release topical ophthalmic delivery system for the treatment of glaucoma, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NANOMEDICINE, 2018, 
(9) Structural effects on dissolution of silica polymorphs in various solutions, INORGANICA CHIMICA ACTA, 2018
(10) Hydrothermal transformation of mixed metal oxides and silicate anions to phyllosilicate under highly alkaline conditions, APPLIED CLAY SCIENCE, 2018
(11) Preparation of functionalized kaolinite/epoxy resin nanocomposites with enhanced thermal properties., APPLIED CLAY SCIENCE, 2017
(12) Metal occupancy and its influence on thermal stability of synthetic saponites, APPLIED CLAY SCIENCE, 2017
(13)An efficient SO2-adsorbent from calcination of natural magnesite, CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL, 2017
(14) Adsorption of phenol and Cu(II) onto cationic and zwitterionic surfactant modified montmorillonite in single and binary systems, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 2016
(15) Preparation and in vitro study of lipid nanoparticles encapsulating drug loaded montmorillonite for ocular delivery, APPLIED CLAY SCIENCE, 2016
(16) Kinetics and thermodynamic analysis of the adsorption of hydroxy-Al cations by montmorillonite, APPLIED CLAY SCIENCE, 2016
(17) Silylation of saponite with 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane, APPLIED CLAY SCIENCE, 2016
(18) Thermal analysis evidence for the location of zwitterionic surfactant on clay minerals, APPLIED CLAY SCIENCE, 2015
(19) Surface chemistry and reactivity of SiO2 polymorphs: A comparative study on α-quartz and α-cristobalite, Applied Surface Science, 2015
(20) From used montmorillonite to carbon monolayer-montmorillonite nanocomposites, APPLIED CLAY SCIENCE, 2014
(21) Kinetics, isotherm, thermodynamic, and adsorption mechanism studies of La(OH)3-modified exfoliated vermiculites as highly efficient phosphate adsorbents, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 2014
(22) Al-13-pillared montmorillonite modified by cationic and zwitterionic surfactants: A comparative study, APPLIED CLAY SCIENCE, 2014
(23) Effect of functionalized kaolinite on the curing kinetics of cycloaliphatic epoxy/anhydride system, APPLIED CLAY SCIENCE, 2014
(24) Tailoring surface properties and structure of layered double hydroxides using silanes with different number of functional groups, JOURNAL OF SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY, 2014
(25) Restricting layer collapse enhances the adsorption capacity of reduced-charge organoclays, APPLIED CLAY SCIENCE, 2014
(26) Silylation of mechanically ground kaolinite, CLAY MINERALS, 2014 
(27) Aluminum ion occupancy in the structure of synthetic saponites: Effect on crystallinity, AMERICAN MINERALOGIST, 2014
(28) Studies on self-assembly hydrothermal fabrication and thermal stability of Chromium oxyhydroxide nanomaterials synthesised from Chromium oxide colloids, JOURNAL OF THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY, 2013
(29) Silylation of montmorillonite surfaces: Dependence on solvent nature, JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE, 2013
(30) Locking effect: A novel insight in the silylation of montmorillonite surfaces, MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 2012
(31) Silylation of layered double hydroxides via an induced hydrolysis method, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, 2011
(32) Silylation of Layered Double Hydroxides via a Calcination-Rehydration Route, LANGMUIR, 2010
(33) Thermal decomposition of silylated layered double hydroxides, JOURNAL OF THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY, 2010
(34) Nanomaterials based upon silylated layered double hydroxides, APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 2009
(35) Effect of surfactant concentration on the stacking modes of organo-silylated layered double hydroxides, APPLIED CLAY SCIENCE, 2009
(36) A combined study by XRD, MR, TG and HRTEM on the structure of delaminated Fe-intercalated/pillared clay, JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE, 2008
(37) Synthesis and infrared spectroscopic characterization of selected layered double hydroxides containing divalent Ni and Co, MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 2008
(38) In situ synthesis of surfactant/silane-modified hydrotalcites, JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE, 2008
(39) Synthesis and characterization of layered double hydroxides with a high aspect ratio, JOURNAL OF SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY, 2006

Research Interests

Genesis of Martian clay minerals, Mineral synthesis and crystal struture, Mineral based materials


Fang, Yan,  Matster  070901-Mineralogy, petrology, mineral deposits  

Zhang, Dan,  Master  070901-Mineralogy, petrology, mineral deposits

Chen, Manyou,  Master  085217-Geological Engineering  

Zhang, Qiang,  PhD  083002-Environmental Engineering 

Zeng, Qiangjin,  PhD  070901-Mineralogy, petrology, mineral deposits  

Zhang, Tianqi, Master student 070901-Mineralogy, petrology, mineral deposits