Research Interests

​Nanomaterials design and synthesis used as photocatalyst for water splitting and environmental application

Selected Publications

  • Microwave-assisted self-doping of TiO2 photonic crystal for efficient photoelectrochemical water splitting
    Z. Zhang, X. Yang, M. N. Hedhili, E. Ahmed, L. Shi and P. Wang
    Journal of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6, 691- 696 , (2014)
  • Mechanical rotating grid enhanced coagulation in the treatment of low temperature and low turbidity water research
    M. Jun, J. Jin, Y. You-qiang, L. Sheng-li, W. Zhi-jun, W. Zi-lin, D. Hao,W. Xing-ji, G. Zh...
    Journal of China Water & Wastewater, 2012, 17, (2012)

Education Profile

  • M.Sc., Environmental Science and Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 2015
  • B.S., Water Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, 2013


  • ​First Runner-up of 2nd Saudi National Day Art Competition, 2014
  • Excellent graduation project in Water Science and Engineering program, 2013
  • People’s Scholarship, 2012
  • Honorable Mention for Mathematic Contest of Modeling (MCM/ICM), 2012
  • Outstanding Volunteer of 2011 International Conference on Membrane Technology in Water Treatment: Research and Application, 2011

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences & Engineering Division (BESE)