Vice Dean of School of Environmental Science and Engineering, the director of the Institute of Environmental Science

Phone: 15872384337


Academic Areas: environmental remediation and energy conversion

Research Interests:

Academic Degrees

Graduate School of Engineering, Utsunomiya Univ. Utsunomiya, Japan          Apr 2001-Mar 2004

Ph. D in energy and Environment

Lanzhou Univ. Lanzhou, China                                          Sep 1993-Jun 1996  

M. S. in Chemistry

Tianjing Univ. Tianjing, China                                           Sep 1986-Jun 1990  

B. S. in Instrument

Professional Experience

Environmental Science Research Institute, Huazhong University of Science and Technology  Professor                     Sep 2007-present  

Developing Visible driven photocatalyst and its application in environmental remediation and energy conversion.

The mechanism research on biochar and its application on environmental remediation. 

The joint of advanced oxidation technology and biochar and its application on environmental remediation.

Institute of Industry Science, The Univ. of Tokyo- COE advanced researcher                    Oct 2005-Sep 2007

Developing and evaluating electrode materials: developing a novel mesh-type diamond electrode by CVD process.

Selecting and evaluating some appropriate mediators for P680 measurement.

Investigating the control factors of physiological function in photosynthesis process.

Graduate School of Engineering, Utsunomiya Univ.-Doctoral course student, researcher                                   Oct 2000-Sep 2005

Fabrication of diamond film.

Developing a nickel detection sensor for Ni-P electroless plating process.

Waste water treatment.

Elucidating the catalytic effect of Au-nanoparticle deposited on BDD toward oxidation-reduction of oxygen.

Developing magnetic abrasive particles.

Designing, setting-up and testing the machine of magnetic field assisted fine finishing.

Magnetic field assisted fine finishing.

Lanzhou Univ. (China)  Assistant, lecturer                    Sep 1990-Sep 2000

In charge of lectures and experiments consulting of instrumental analysis, analytical chemistry and electrochemistry. Consulting of senior thesis.

Detecting and investigating of glycyrrhetic acid.

Chemical analysis

·element analysis of water in Huanghe River by LC.

·metallic element analysis by atomic absorption spectrometer.

Selected Publications

1. Jing Wan, Yu Lei, Yanrong Zhang, Yuan Leng, Jia Liu, Study on TiO2photoelectrode to improve the overall performance of dye-sensitized solar cells.Electrochim. Acta, 2012, 59, 75-80.

2. Yanrong Zhang, Ying Zhang, Nan Yang, Wenjuan Liao, Sachio Yoshihara, Electrochemical degradation and mechanistic analysis of microcystin-LR, J. Chem. Technol. Biot., 2013,88, 1529-1534.

3. Yanrong Zhang, Qian Li, Synthesis and characterization of Fe-doped TiO2 films by electrophoretic method and its photocatalytic activity toward methyl orange. Solid State Sci., 2013, 16, 16-20.

4. Yanrong Zhang, Nan Yang, Muthu Murugananthan, Sachio Yoshihara, Electrochemical degradation of PNP at boron-doped diamond and platinum electrodes. J. Hazard. Mater., 2013, 244–245, 295–302.

5. He Zhou, Yanrong Zhang, Enhancing the capacitance of TiO2 nanotube arrays by a facile cathodic reduction process, J. Power Sources, 2013, 239, 128-131.

6. Ying Zhang, Yanrong Zhang, Jue Tan, Novel magnetically separable AgCl/iron oxide composites with enhanced photocatalytic activity driven by visible light, J. Alloy. Compd., 2013, 574, 383–390.

7. Wenjuan Liao, Yanrong Zhang, Mi Zhang, Muthu Murugananthan, Sachio Yoshihara, Effective Photoelectrocatalytic Degradation of Microcystin-LR on Ag/AgCl/TiO2 Nanotube Arrays Electrode under Visible Light Irradiation. Chem. Eng. J., 2013, 231, 455-463.

8. Tao Zhou, Xiaohui Wu, Yanrong Zhang, Jianfeng Li, Teik-Thye Lim, Synergistic catalytic degradation of antibiotic sulfamethazine in a heterogeneous sonophotolytic goethite/oxalate Fenton-like system, Appl. Catal. B-Environ., 2013, 136–137, 294–301.

9. Wenjuan Liao, Muthu Murugananthan, Yanrong Zhang, Electrochemical degradation and mechanistic analysis of microcystin-LR at boron-doped diamond electrode,Chem. Eng. J., 2014, 243, 117-126.

10. He Zhou, Yanrong Zhang, Electrochemically self-doped TiO2 nanotube arrays for supercapacitors, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118, 5626-5636.

11. He Zhou, Yanrong Zhang, Enhanced electrochemical performance of manganese dioxide spheres deposited on a titanium dioxide nanotube arrays substrate, J. Power Sources, 2014, 272, 866-879.

12. Jingwei Yang, Wenjuan Liao, Yuan Liu, Muthu Murugananthan, Yanrong Zhang, Degradation of Rhodamine B using a visible-light driven photocatalytic fuel cell, Electrochim. Acta, 2014, 144, 7-15.

13. Ying Zhang, JieGu, Muthu Murugananthan, Yanrong Zhang, Development of novel α-Fe2O3/NiTiO3 heterojunction nanofibers material with enhanced visible-light photocatalytic performance, J. Alloy. Compd., 2015, 630, 110-116.

14. Mi Zhang, Xiaoqing Chen, He Zhou, Muthu Murugananthan, Yanrong Zhang, Degradation of p-nitrophenol by heat and metal ions co-activated persulfate, Chem. Eng. J., 2015, 264, 39-47.

15. Wenjuan Liao, Muthu Murugananthan, Yanrong Zhang, Synthesis of Z-scheme g-C3N4-Ti3+/TiO2 material: an efficient visible light photoelectrocatalyst for degradation of phenol, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 8877-8884.

16. Zhimi Hu, Xu Xiao, Liang Huang, Chi Chen, Tianqi Li, Tiecheng Su, Xiaofeng Cheng, Ling Miao, Yanrong Zhang, Jun Zhou, 2D vanadium doped manganese dioxides nanosheets for pseudocapacitive energy storage, Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 16094-16099.

17. Xiaoqing Chen, Muthu Murugananthan, Yanrong Zhang, Degradation of p-Nitrophenol by thermally activated persulfate in soil system, Chem. Eng. J., 2016, 283, 1357-1365.

18. 杨婧薇, 朱景熹, 古杰, 延荣, g-C3N4/TiO2瓷砖的制备及其性能研究, 环境科学与技术, 2016, 已接收.

19. He Zhou, Xiaopeng Zou, Yanrong Zhang,Fabrication of TiO2@MnO2 nanotube arrays by pulsed electrodeposition and their application for high-performance supercapacitors,Electrochim. Acta, 2016,192,259–267.

20. Wenjuan Liao, Mi Zhang, Yanrong Zhang, Effective photoelectrocatalysis degradation of microcystin-lr on Ag/AgCl/TiO2 nanotube array electrode under visible light irradiation, The 6th International Photonics and OptoElectronics Meetings (POEM 2013), NSa3A.03, Wuhan, China, 2013.05.25-26.

21. He Zhou, Yanrong Zhang, Enhance the capacitance of TiO2 nanotube arrays by a facile cathodic reduction process, The 6th International Photonics and OptoElectronics Meetings (POEM 2013), ASa3A.20, Wuhan, China, 2013.05.25-26.

22. Zhimi Hu, Wenjuan Liao, Yanrong Zhang, Effective photocatalytic disinfection of pathogenic bacteria with Ag/SiO2/TiO2 under visible light irradiation, The 6th International Photonics and OptoElectronics Meetings (POEM 2013), NSa3A.39, Wuhan, China, 2013.05.25-26.

23. Yanrong Zhang, Wenjuan Liao, Peng Xu, Zhimi Hu. Visible-light responsive photocatalytic fuel cell based on Ag/TiO2-NTs photoanode and Cu2O/TiO2 photocathode for simultaneous wastewater treatment and electricity generation, The 6th International Photonics and OptoElectronics Meetings (POEM 2013), NSa3A.38, Wuhan, China, 2013.05.25-26.

24. Ying Zhang, Yanrong Zhang, Jue Tan. Novel magnetically separable composites AgCl/iron oxide with enhanced photocatalytic activity driven by visible light, The 6th International Photonics and OptoElectronics Meetings (POEM 2013), ASa3A.35, Wuhan, China, 2013.05.25-26.

25. 张延荣, 周鹤, 一种可见光响应型CuxO-TiO2光催化剂及其制备方法, 专利号: 201210307902.0.

26. 张延荣, 张英, 一种用于可见光响应的磁性二氧化钛复合材料制备方法, 专利号: 201210270211.8.

27. 张延荣, 周鹤, 一种自掺杂改性的高电导性TiO2纳米管阵列制备方法, 专利号: 201310240390.5.

28. 张延荣, 廖文娟, 一种具有可见光响应的光催化材料、制备方法及应用, 专利号: 201310488120.6.

29. 张延荣, 杨婧薇, 廖文娟, 一种可见光光催化燃料电池及其制备方法, 专利号: 201410143758.0.

30. 张延荣, 廖文娟, 基于g-氮化碳复合的二氧化钛光触媒活性炭的制备方法, 专利号: 201410810678.6

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