Lin, Zhang




Admissions Major

  • Master's admissions major:

  • Master of academic degree: 083000| Environmental science and engineering.

  • Master of professional degree: 085700| Resources and environment.

  • Doctoral admissions major:

  • Doctor of academic degree: 083000| Environmental science and engineering.

  • Doctor of professional degree: 085700| Resources and environment.

Working experience

  • 08/1999 - 128/2001: Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

  • 04/2002 – 02/2004: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  • 02/2005 - 03/2015: Working group leader, researcher and PhD supervisor, Fujian Institute of Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • 03/2015 - present: Professor and Doctoral Supervisor, School of Environment and Energy, South China University of Technology

Educational experience

  • 09/1989 – 07/1993: B.S., Department of Chemistry, Xiamen University

  • 09/1993 – 07/1996: M.S. degree, Fujian Institute of Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • 09/1996 - 07/1999: Ph.D., Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Field of research

Professor Lin Zhang and her team focus on environmental and resource issues with the purpose recycling and effective utilization.

1. In the filed of recovery and extraction of resource materials, Her research focuses on targeting the current difficult heavy metal pollution problems and the extraction of rare resources, researching the potential combination of nanomaterials and technologies, biological materials and technologies in various systems, which explores the related material construction and interfacial phenomena, selective action and related processes, fixation and transformation of heavy metals and rare resources. Her team is also dedicated to study the material macrosynthesis techniques, develop and design environment-friendly engineering strategies, developing portable and highly sensitive detection techniques for target substances in complex systems in response to the needs of environmental engineering applications.

2. In the area of energy fixation and effective utilization, Her team applies the photocatalytic characteristics of semiconductor nanomaterials (1) to achieve the chemical storage and effective utilization of natural energy (mainly solar energy); (2) to study the synthesis, construction and energy band regulation of various photocatalytic materials; (3) to explore the processes and microscopic mechanisms related to the conversion of light energy into various renewable and storable energy substances by materials in the coexistence of waste organic chemicals; (4) to study the methods, approaches and mechanisms of using solar energy to control chemical reactions under the action of photocatalysts; (5) to achieve the efficient photo-chemical energy conversion and green chemical synthesis by photoelectric conversion.

The main research topics include: new principles and technologies of nano-environmental materials and solid waste treatment, extraction of rare resources from water by nano-environmental materials, fixation of heavy metals by biogenic mineralization, CO2 photocatalytic reduction, detection of low concentration pollutants and devices.

Academic achievements

  • Prof.Lin has published more than 140 papers in J. am. Chem. SOC., angelw. Chem. Int. ed., environ. SCI. Technol., etc., with a total citation of nearly 3000 times. She also wrote 3 review articles, 1 monograph and 1 chapter in famous journals such as nanoscale. 43 patents were applied (16 authorized and 5 international patents). Many technologies have been approved by enterprises and a number of demonstration projects have been established with 23 master and doctoral students trained. She is a member of several professional committees, editorial board member of journals and director of Guangdong Environmental nanomaterials engineering technology research center.

Representative papers:

  • Liu, W.Z.; Huang, F.; Liao, Y.Q.; Zhang, J.; Ren, G.Q.; Zhuang, Z.Y.; Zhen, J.S.; Lin, Z.*; Wang, C. “Treatment of Cr-VI-containing Mg(OH)2 nanowaste” AngewandteChemie-International Edition 2008,47(30),5619-5622. (Nature China highlight)