Dr Tianyi Ma

Dr Tianyi Ma

Lecturer

School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Career Summary

Biography

Right after he received his PhD, Dr. Ma worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow during 2013.5-2014.12 in
the School of Chemical Engineering in the University of Adelaide. He was awarded ARC Discovery Early Career
Researcher Award (DECRA), and started this fellowship in 2015.1 at the same school. In 2017.10, he joined Discipline of Chemistry, School of Environmental and Life Sciences in the University of Newcastle as a lecturer.

He has been working in the past 10 years on the rational design, synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials composed of a large variety of components from carbons, metals, metal oxides, organic polymers, metal-organic frameworks to their corresponding composites. He especially aims at the energy and environment related applications of these nanostructured materials including catalysis, adsorption&separation, and energy conversion&storage. He detailedly investigates several (photo)electrocatalytic reactions including oxygen evolution reaction, oxygen reduction reaction, hydrogen evolution reaction, nitrogen reduction reaction and carbon dioxide reduction reaction, as well as their practical applications in realistic energy devices, with recent effect focused on the design of gas cathode electrocatalysts for metal-O2 batteries and metal-CO2 rechargeable batteries.

Since 2008, he has published 1 chapter in refereed scholarly book, more than 85 refereed journal articles including 60 as the first or corresponding author, 20 with an impact factor > 10, 7 invited reviews, 7 conference papers and 5 issued patents. The total citation is over 5000 times, with an h-index of 35. As a guest editor, he has also organized 5 refereed journal issues.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Nankai University - China

Keywords

  • Catalyst
  • Electrocatalyst
  • Functional materials
  • Metal-air/carbon dioxide/nitrogen battery
  • Metal-organic framework
  • Nanostructure
  • Photocatalyst
  • Porous materials
  • Renewable energy

Languages

  • Mandarin (Mother)
  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
030306 Synthesis of Materials 40
030302 Nanochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry 30
030604 Electrochemistry 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/10/2017 -  ARC DECRA The University of Newcastle, NSW
Australia
1/01/2015 - 30/09/2017 ARC DECRA The University of Adelaide
School of Chemical Engineering
Australia
23/05/2013 - 31/12/2014 Postdoctoral Research Fellow The University of Adelaide
School of Chemical Engineering
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
2/08/2015 -  Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC) Royal Society of Chemistry UK
United Kingdom

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
25/06/2018 -  Editor American Journal of Environmental Sciences (Science Publications)
United States
25/04/2018 -  Topic Editor Frontiers in Chemistry (Frontiers) | Switzerland
Switzerland
1/03/2017 -  Editorial Board General Chemistry
United States
1/02/2017 -  Guest Editor Catalysts (MDPI)
Switzerland
1/08/2015 -  Editorial Community Board Materials Horizons (Royal Society of Chemistry)
United Kingdom
1/07/2013 -  Lead Guest Editor International Journal of Photoenergy (Hindawi)
United States

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2018 Publons Peer Review Awards 2018 – Top 1% of reviewers in Materials Science
Publons (Clarivate Analysis, US)

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
CHEM1020 Inorganic Chemistry
Discipline of Chemistry, University of Newcastle
Lecturer 1/01/2018 - 31/12/2050
CHEM2110 Analytical Chemistry
Discipline of Chemistry, University of Newcastle
Lecturer 1/01/2018 - 31/12/2050
CHEM2210 Inorganic Chemistry
Discipline of Chemistry, Univesrity of Newcastle
Lecturer 1/01/2018 - 31/12/2050
CHEM3560 Materials Chemistry: Solids and Semiconductors
Discipline of Chemistry, University of Newcastle
Lecturer 1/01/2018 - 31/12/2050
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Ma TY, Yuan ZY, 'Bioinspired Approach to Synthesizing Hierarchical Porous Materials', Hierarchically Structured Porous Materials: From Nanoscience to Catalysis, Separation, Optics, Energy, and Life Science 173-207 (2011)
DOI 10.1002/9783527639588.ch6
Citations Scopus - 1

Journal article (74 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Han X, He G, He Y, Zhang J, Zheng X, Li L, et al., 'Engineering Catalytic Active Sites on Cobalt Oxide Surface for Enhanced Oxygen Electrocatalysis', ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS, 8 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/aenm.201702222
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9
2018 Li H, Sun Y, Yuan ZY, Zhu YP, Ma TY, 'Titanium Phosphonate Based Metal¿Organic Frameworks with Hierarchical Porosity for Enhanced Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 57 3222-3227 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/anie.201712925
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2018 Wang JY, Ouyang T, Li N, Ma T, Liu ZQ, 'S, N co-doped carbon nanotube-encapsulated core-shelled CoS2@Co nanoparticles: efficient and stable bifunctional catalysts for overall water splitting', Science Bulletin, 63 1130-1140 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.scib.2018.07.008
Citations Scopus - 3
2018 Bi R, Zeng C, Ma T, Etogo A, Wang X, Zhang L, 'Encapsulated hollow Na2Ti3O7 spheres in reduced graphene oxide films for flexible sodium-ion batteries', ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, 284 287-293 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.electacta.2018.07.169
2018 Han X, Li X, White J, Zhong C, Deng Y, Hu W, Ma T, 'Metal¿Air Batteries: From Static to Flow System', Advanced Energy Materials, 8 (2018) [C1]

© 2018 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim As an emerging battery technology, metal¿air flow batteries inherit the advantageous features of the unique structural desi... [more]

© 2018 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim As an emerging battery technology, metal¿air flow batteries inherit the advantageous features of the unique structural design of conventional redox flow batteries and the high energy density of metal¿air batteries, thus showing great potential as efficient electrochemical systems for large-scale electrical energy storage. This review summarizes the operating principles and recent progress of metal¿air flow batteries from a materials and chemistry perspective, with particular emphasis on the latest advanced materials design and cell configuration engineering, which the authors divide into three categories based on the anode species: vanadium¿air, zinc¿air, and lithium¿air flow batteries. Since some of the capabilities developed for metal¿air static batteries can be leveraged for next-generation flow systems, classical works on conventional metal¿air batteries are selected and compared with the metal¿air flow systems, highlighting the prominent advantages of the latter in achieving high energy capacity and long cycle performance. At the end, a general perspective on current challenges/opportunities and future research directions to promote the commercial application of the metal¿air flow battery technology is provided. The aim is to provide a comprehensive overview and to set up a road map for guiding development from conventional static to advanced flow technologies of metal¿air batteries.

DOI 10.1002/aenm.201801396
2018 Yan J, Li L, Ji Y, Li P, Kong L, Cai X, et al., 'Nitrogen-promoted molybdenum dioxide nanosheets for electrochemical hydrogen generation', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6 12532-12540 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1039/c8ta03638a
Citations Scopus - 1
2018 Chen F, Huang H, Ye L, Zhang T, Zhang Y, Han X, Ma T, 'Thickness-Dependent Facet Junction Control of Layered BiOIO

© 2018 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim Thin layer fabrication and crystal facet engineering favor the prompt charge transfer from bulk to the surface of a materia... [more]

© 2018 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim Thin layer fabrication and crystal facet engineering favor the prompt charge transfer from bulk to the surface of a material and spatial charge separation among different facets, tremendously benefitting photocatalytic activity. However, the thickness and surface facet composition are considered as two entwined characteristics of layered materials with well-defined and tunable shapes, which possess great promise to achieve the simultaneous manipulation of charge transfer and spatial separation. Herein, it is demonstrated that one solution for the aforementioned issue by controllably regulating the surface {010}/{100} facet junctions of a layered thickness-tunable bismuth-based material, BiOIO3. The attenuation in thickness of BiOIO3nanoplates shortens the diffusion pathway of charge carriers, and more importantly the tuning of nanolayer thickness renders the ratio variation of the top {010} facet to the lateral {100} facet, which dominates the spatial separation of photogenerated electrons and holes. As a result, the highest CO evolution rate from CO2reduction over BiOIO3nanoplates with the optimal thickness and ratio of exposed facets reaches 5.42 µmol g-1h-1, over 300% that of the bulk counterpart (1.77 µmol g-1h-1). This work paves a new way for governing charge movement behaviors on the basis of the synergistic engineering of layer structure and exposing facets.

DOI 10.1002/adfm.201804284
2018 Sun Y, Zhang W, Ma T-Y, Zhang Y, Shimakoshi H, Hisaeda Y, Song X-M, 'Enhanced photocatalytic activity of a B-12-based catalyst co-photosensitized by TiO2 and Ru(II) towards dechlorination', RSC ADVANCES, 8 662-670 (2018)
DOI 10.1039/c7ra13037f
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2017 Guo X, Zhu Y, Ma T, 'Lowering reaction temperature: Electrochemical ammonia synthesis by coupling various electrolytes and catalysts', JOURNAL OF ENERGY CHEMISTRY, 26 1107-1116 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jechem.2017.09.012
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 6
2017 Meng C, Ling T, Ma TY, Wang H, Hu Z, Zhou Y, et al., 'Atomically and Electronically Coupled Pt and CoO Hybrid Nanocatalysts for Enhanced Electrocatalytic Performance', Advanced Materials, 29 (2017)
DOI 10.1002/adma.201604607
Citations Scopus - 50Web of Science - 49
2017 Feng DM, Zhu YP, Chen P, Ma TY, 'Recent advances in transition-metal-mediated electrocatalytic CO2 reduction: From homogeneous to heterogeneous systems', Catalysts, 7 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/catal7120373
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2017 Li X-X, Chen G-F, Xiao K, Li N, Ma T-Y, Liu Z-Q, 'Self-Supported Amorphous-Edge Nickel Sulfide Nanobrush for Excellent Energy Storage', ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, 255 153-159 (2017)
DOI 10.1016/j.electacta.2017.09.162
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7
2017 Zhu YP, Ma TY, Jaroniec M, Qiao SZ, 'Self-Templating Synthesis of Hollow Co3O4 Microtube Arrays for Highly Efficient Water Electrolysis', ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 56 1324-1328 (2017)
DOI 10.1002/anie.201610413
Citations Scopus - 181Web of Science - 170
2017 Ye M-Y, Zhao Z-H, Hu Z-F, Liu L-Q, Ji H-M, Shen Z-R, Ma T-Y, '0D/2D Heterojunctions of Vanadate Quantum Dots/Graphitic Carbon Nitride Nanosheets for Enhanced Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalysis', ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 56 8407-8411 (2017)
DOI 10.1002/anie.201611127
Citations Scopus - 63Web of Science - 49
2017 Du X, Zhao C, Zhou M, Ma T, Huang H, Jaroniec M, et al., 'Hollow Carbon Nanospheres with Tunable Hierarchical Pores for Drug, Gene, and Photothermal Synergistic Treatment', SMALL, 13 (2017)
DOI 10.1002/smll.201602592
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 23
2017 Su C-Y, Cheng H, Li W, Liu Z-Q, Li N, Hou Z, et al., 'Atomic Modulation of FeCo-Nitrogen-Carbon Bifunctional Oxygen Electrodes for Rechargeable and Flexible All-Solid-State Zinc-Air Battery', ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS, 7 (2017)
DOI 10.1002/aenm.201602420
Citations Scopus - 108Web of Science - 86
2017 Ran J, Gao G, Li F-T, Ma T-Y, Du A, Qiao S-Z, 'Ti3C2 MXene co-catalyst on metal sulfide photo-absorbers for enhanced visible-light photocatalytic hydrogen production', NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 8 (2017)
DOI 10.1038/ncomms13907
Citations Scopus - 160Web of Science - 141
2016 Liu Z-Q, Cheng H, Li N, Ma TY, Su Y-Z, 'ZnCo2O4 Quantum Dots Anchored on Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanotubes as Reversible Oxygen Reduction/Evolution Electrocatalysts', ADVANCED MATERIALS, 28 3777-3784 (2016)
DOI 10.1002/adma.201506197
Citations Scopus - 197Web of Science - 194
2016 Chen G-F, Li X-X, Zhang L-Y, Li N, Ma TY, Liu Z-Q, 'A Porous Perchlorate-Doped Polypyrrole Nanocoating on Nickel Nanotube Arrays for Stable Wide-Potential-Window Supercapacitors', ADVANCED MATERIALS, 28 7680-+ (2016)
DOI 10.1002/adma.201601781
Citations Scopus - 69Web of Science - 63
2016 Ma TY, Dai S, Qiao SZ, 'Self-supported electrocatalysts for advanced energy conversion processes', MATERIALS TODAY, 19 265-273 (2016)
DOI 10.1016/j.mattod.2015.10.012
Citations Scopus - 56Web of Science - 47
2016 Hassan H, Jin B, Dai S, Ma T, Saint C, 'Chemical impact of catholytes on Bacillus subtilis-catalysed microbial fuel cell performance for degrading 2,4-dichlorophenol', CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 301 103-114 (2016)
DOI 10.1016/j.cej.2016.04.077
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7
2016 Ma TY, Cao JL, Jaroniec M, Qiao SZ, 'Interacting Carbon Nitride and Titanium Carbide Nanosheets for High-Performance Oxygen Evolution', ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 55 1138-1142 (2016)
DOI 10.1002/anie.201509758
Citations Scopus - 164Web of Science - 149
2016 Kuang P-Y, Zheng P-X, Liu Z-Q, Lei J-L, Wu H, Li N, Ma T-Y, 'Embedding Au Quantum Dots in Rimous Cadmium Sulfide Nanospheres for Enhanced Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution', SMALL, 12 6735-6744 (2016)
DOI 10.1002/smll.201602870
Citations Scopus - 43Web of Science - 41
2016 Chen G-F, Ma TY, Liu Z-Q, Li N, Su Y-Z, Davey K, Qiao S-Z, 'Efficient and Stable Bifunctional Electrocatalysts Ni/NixMy (M = P, S) for Overall Water Splitting', ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, 26 3314-3323 (2016)
DOI 10.1002/adfm.201505626
Citations Scopus - 243Web of Science - 232
2016 Wang W, Chen X, Zhang Y, Yu J, Ma T, Lv Z, et al., 'Nanodeserts: A Conjecture in Nanotechnology to Enhance Quasi-Photosynthetic CO2 Absorption', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE, (2016)
DOI 10.1155/2016/5027879
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2016 Ge H, Cui L, Zhang B, Ma T-Y, Song X-M, 'Ag quantum dots promoted Li4Ti5O12/TiO2 nanosheets with ultrahigh reversible capacity and super rate performance for power lithium-ion batteries', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, 4 16886-16895 (2016)
DOI 10.1039/c6ta06874j
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
2015 Ma TY, Ran J, Dai S, Jaroniec M, Qiao SZ, 'Phosphorus-Doped Graphitic Carbon Nitrides Grown In Situ on Carbon-Fiber Paper: Flexible and Reversible Oxygen Electrodes', ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 54 4646-4650 (2015)
DOI 10.1002/anie.201411125
Citations Scopus - 321Web of Science - 311
2015 Ran J, Ma TY, Gao G, Du X-W, Qiao SZ, 'Porous P-doped graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets for synergistically enhanced visible-light photocatalytic H-2 production', ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 8 3708-3717 (2015)
DOI 10.1039/c5ee02650d
Citations Scopus - 267Web of Science - 239
2014 Ma TY, Dai S, Jaroniec M, Qiao SZ, 'Metal-Organic Framework Derived Hybrid Co3O4-Carbon Porous Nanowire Arrays as Reversible Oxygen Evolution Electrodes', JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 136 13925-13931 (2014)
DOI 10.1021/ja5082553
Citations Scopus - 760Web of Science - 752
2014 Zhu Y-P, Ma T-Y, Ren T-Z, Li J, Du G-H, Yuan Z-Y, 'Highly dispersed photoactive zinc oxide nanoparticles on mesoporous phosphonated titania hybrid', APPLIED CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL, 156 44-52 (2014)
DOI 10.1016/j.apcatb.2014.03.001
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 15
2014 Ma TY, Dai S, Jaroniec M, Qiao SZ, 'Synthesis of Highly Active and Stable Spinel-Type Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysts by a Rapid Inorganic Self-Templating Method', CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 20 12669-12676 (2014)
DOI 10.1002/chem.201403946
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 24
2014 Zhu Y-P, Ren T-Z, Ma T-Y, Yuan Z-Y, 'Hierarchical Structures from Inorganic Nanocrystal Self-Assembly for Photoenergy Utilization', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHOTOENERGY, (2014)
DOI 10.1155/2014/498540
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 9
2014 Ma T-Y, Zhang Z-Y, Cao J-L, Andronic L, Ma Y, Liu L, 'Structurally and Elementally Promoted Nanomaterials for Photocatalysis', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHOTOENERGY, (2014)
DOI 10.1155/2014/356864
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2014 Ma TY, Dai S, Jaroniec M, Qiao SZ, 'Graphitic Carbon Nitride Nanosheet-Carbon Nanotube Three-Dimensional Porous Composites as High-Performance Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysts', ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 53 7281-7285 (2014)
DOI 10.1002/anie.201403946
Citations Scopus - 387Web of Science - 373
2014 Ma TY, Tang Y, Dai S, Qiao SZ, 'Proton-Functionalized Two-Dimensional Graphitic Carbon Nitride Nanosheet: An Excellent Metal-/Label-Free Biosensing Platform', SMALL, 10 2382-2389 (2014)
DOI 10.1002/smll.201303827
Citations Scopus - 166Web of Science - 159
2014 Zhu Y-P, Ma T-Y, Ren T-Z, Yuan Z-Y, 'Mesoporous Cerium Phosphonate Nanostructured Hybrid Spheres as Label-Free Hg2+ Fluorescent Probes', ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 6 16344-16351 (2014)
DOI 10.1021/am504554h
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 18
2014 Zhu Y-P, Li J, Ma T-Y, Liu Y-P, Du G, Yuan Z-Y, 'Sonochemistry-assisted synthesis and optical properties of mesoporous ZnS nanomaterials', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, 2 1093-1101 (2014)
DOI 10.1039/c3ta13636a
Citations Scopus - 52Web of Science - 47
2014 Ma TY, Zheng Y, Dai S, Jaroniec M, Qiao SZ, 'Mesoporous MnCo2O4 with abundant oxygen vacancy defects as high-performance oxygen reduction catalysts', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, 2 8676-8682 (2014)
DOI 10.1039/c4ta01672f
Citations Scopus - 109Web of Science - 103
2014 Zhu Y-P, Ma T-Y, Liu Y-L, Ren T-Z, Yuan Z-Y, 'Metal phosphonate hybrid materials: from densely layered to hierarchically nanoporous structures', INORGANIC CHEMISTRY FRONTIERS, 1 360-383 (2014)
DOI 10.1039/c4qi00011k
Citations Scopus - 60Web of Science - 58
2014 Ma TY, Qiao SZ, 'Acid-Base Bifunctional Periodic Mesoporous Metal Phosphonates for Synergistically and Heterogeneously Catalyzing CO2 Conversion', ACS CATALYSIS, 4 3847-3855 (2014)
DOI 10.1021/cs501124d
Citations Scopus - 39Web of Science - 37
2013 Li H, Ma T-Y, Kong D-M, Yuan Z-Y, 'Mesoporous phosphonate-TiO2 nanoparticles for simultaneous bioresponsive sensing and controlled drug release', ANALYST, 138 1084-1090 (2013)
DOI 10.1039/c2an36631b
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 20
2013 Ren T-Z, Zhu X-H, Ma T-Y, Yuan Z-Y, 'Adsorption of Methylene Blue from Aqueous Solution by Periodic Mesoporous Titanium Phosphonate Materials', ADSORPTION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 31 535-548 (2013)
DOI 10.1260/0263-6174.31.6.535
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10
2013 Ma T-Y, Liu L, Yuan Z-Y, 'Direct synthesis of ordered mesoporous carbons', CHEMICAL SOCIETY REVIEWS, 42 3977-4003 (2013)
DOI 10.1039/c2cs35301f
Citations Scopus - 296Web of Science - 282
2012 Ma T-Y, Li H, Deng Q-F, Liu L, Ren T-Z, Yuan Z-Y, 'Ordered Mesoporous Metal-Organic Frameworks Consisting of Metal Disulfonates', CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 24 2253-2255 (2012)
DOI 10.1021/cm301256r
Citations Scopus - 37Web of Science - 35
2012 Ma T-Y, Li H, Ren T-Z, Yuan Z-Y, 'Mesoporous SrTiO3 nanowires from a template-free hydrothermal process', RSC ADVANCES, 2 2790-2796 (2012)
DOI 10.1039/c2ra00823h
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 21
2011 Liu L, Deng Q-F, Ma T-Y, Lin X-Z, Hou X-X, Liu Y-P, Yuan Z-Y, 'Ordered mesoporous carbons: citric acid-catalyzed synthesis, nitrogen doping and CO2 capture', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, 21 16001-16009 (2011)
DOI 10.1039/c1jm12887f
Citations Scopus - 101Web of Science - 96
2011 Liu L, Ma T, Yuan Z, 'Hierarchical meso-macroporous materials and their practical applications', Shiyou Huagong/Petrochemical Technology, 40 237-246 (2011)

This paper reviewed synthetic processes for hierarchical meso-macroporous materials, including double-template method, one-step single surfactant/template-free method and biotempl... [more]

This paper reviewed synthetic processes for hierarchical meso-macroporous materials, including double-template method, one-step single surfactant/template-free method and biotemplate method, and their applications. Compared to single-sized pore materials, the hierarchical materials containing both interconnected macroporous and mesoporous structure are favorable for reactant molecular diffusion, due to increased mass transport through the materials and the maintenance of larger specific surface area at the level of fine pore system. These novel meso-macroporous materials can be widely applied to adsorption, separation of water pollutants, catalysis, solar cell electrode materials, fuel cell electrode materials, and controlled delivery and release of drug.

Citations Scopus - 2
2011 Cao J, Wang Y, Ma T, Liu Y, Yuan Z, 'Synthesis of porous hematite nanorods loaded with CuO nanocrystals as catalysts for CO oxidation', JOURNAL OF NATURAL GAS CHEMISTRY, 20 669-676 (2011)
DOI 10.1016/S1003-9953(10)60238-1
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 11
2011 Ma T-Y, Liu L, Deng Q-F, Lin X-Z, Yuan Z-Y, 'Increasing the H+ exchange capacity of porous titanium phosphonate materials by protecting defective P-OH groups', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 47 6015-6017 (2011)
DOI 10.1039/c1cc11583a
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 17
2011 Lin X-Z, Ma T-Y, Yuan Z-Y, 'Titania-silica-phosphonate triconstituent hybrid mesoporous materials as adsorbents in gas and liquid phases', CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 166 1144-1151 (2011)
DOI 10.1016/j.cej.2010.11.086
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 26
2011 Zhang S-X, Ma T-Y, Ren T-Z, Yuan Z-Y, 'Zirconium ribonucleotide surface-functionalized mesoporous SBA-15 materials with high capacity of CO2 capture', CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 171 368-372 (2011)
DOI 10.1016/j.cej.2011.04.021
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7
2011 Shao G-S, Liu L, Ma T-Y, Yuan Z-Y, 'Exotemplating synthesis of nitrogen-doped carbon materials with hierarchically porous structure and their application for lysozyme adsorption', CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 174 452-460 (2011)
DOI 10.1016/j.cej.2011.08.076
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8
2011 Ma T-Y, Li H, Tang A-N, Yuan Z-Y, 'Ordered, Mesoporous Metal Phosphonate Materials with Microporous Crystalline Walls for Selective Separation Techniques', SMALL, 7 1827-1837 (2011)
DOI 10.1002/smll.201100389
Citations Scopus - 37Web of Science - 36
2011 Ma T-Y, Yuan Z-Y, 'Metal Phosphonate Hybrid Mesostructures: Environmentally Friendly Multifunctional Materials for Clean Energy and Other Applications', CHEMSUSCHEM, 4 1407-1419 (2011)
DOI 10.1002/cssc.201100050
Citations Scopus - 67Web of Science - 68
2011 Ma T-Y, Lin X-Z, Zhang X-J, Yuan Z-Y, 'Hierarchical mesostructured titanium phosphonates with unusual uniform lines of macropores', NANOSCALE, 3 1690-1696 (2011)
DOI 10.1039/c0nr00841a
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16
2010 Liu L, Wang F-Y, Shao G-S, Ma T-Y, Yuan Z-Y, 'Synthesis of ultra-large mesoporous carbons from triblock copolymers and phloroglucinol/formaldehyde polymer', CARBON, 48 2660-2664 (2010)
DOI 10.1016/j.carbon.2010.03.035
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 22
2010 Ma T-Y, Lin X-Z, Yuan Z-Y, 'Cubic Mesoporous Titanium Phosphonates with Multifunctionality', CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 16 8487-8494 (2010)
DOI 10.1002/chem.201000364
Citations Web of Science - 35
2010 Ma T-Y, Lin X-Z, Yuan Z-Y, 'Periodic mesoporous titanium phosphonate hybrid materials', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, 20 7406-7415 (2010)
DOI 10.1039/c0jm01442g
Citations Scopus - 46Web of Science - 40
2010 Ma T-Y, Lin X-Z, Zhang X-J, Yuan Z-Y, 'High surface area titanium phosphonate materials with hierarchical porosity for multi-phase adsorption', NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 34 1209-1216 (2010)
DOI 10.1039/b9nj00775j
Citations Scopus - 42Web of Science - 39
2010 Ma T-Y, Yuan Z-Y, 'Functionalized periodic mesoporous titanium phosphonate monoliths with large ion exchange capacity', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 46 2325-2327 (2010)
DOI 10.1039/b920964f
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 39
2010 Shao G-S, Liu L, Ma T-Y, Wang F-Y, Ren T-Z, Yuan Z-Y, 'Synthesis and characterization of carbon-modified titania photocatalysts with a hierarchical meso-/macroporous structure', CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 160 370-377 (2010)
DOI 10.1016/j.cej.2010.03.011
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 33
2010 Ma T-Y, Yuan Z-Y, Cao J-L, 'Hydrangea-Like Meso-/Macroporous ZnO-CeO2 Binary Oxide Materials: Synthesis, Photocatalysis and CO Oxidation', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 716-724 (2010)
DOI 10.1002/ejic.200900991
Citations Scopus - 64Web of Science - 52
2010 Ma T-Y, Yuan Z-Y, 'Organic-Additive-Assisted Synthesis of Hierarchically Meso-/Macroporous Titanium Phosphonates', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 2941-2948 (2010)
DOI 10.1002/ejic.201000204
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 13
2010 Ma T-Y, Yuan Z-Y, 'Periodic mesoporous titanium phosphonate spheres for high dispersion of CuO nanoparticles', DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 39 9570-9578 (2010)
DOI 10.1039/c0dt00179a
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 21
2010 Ma T-Y, Wei Y-S, Ren T-Z, Liu L, Guo Q, Yuan Z-Y, 'Hexagonal Mesoporous Titanium Tetrasulfonates with Large Conjugated Hybrid Framework for Photoelectric Conversion', ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 2 3563-3571 (2010)
DOI 10.1021/am100741u
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 25
2009 Ma T, Feng Y, Liu L, Yuan Z, 'Insights into Shape Control and Growth Mechanism of Inorganic nanocrystals', Science in China Series B-Chemistry, 39 864-886 (2009)
2009 Ma T-Y, Zhang X-J, Yuan Z-Y, 'Hierarchically meso-/macroporous titanium tetraphosphonate materials: Synthesis, photocatalytic activity and heavy metal ion adsorption', MICROPOROUS AND MESOPOROUS MATERIALS, 123 234-242 (2009)
DOI 10.1016/j.micromeso.2009.04.009
Citations Scopus - 51Web of Science - 48
2009 Ma T-Y, Zhang X-J, Yuan Z-Y, 'Hierarchical Meso-/Macroporous Aluminum Phosphonate Hybrid Materials as Multifunctional Adsorbents', JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 113 12854-12862 (2009)
DOI 10.1021/jp903412m
Citations Scopus - 77Web of Science - 75
2009 Ma T-Y, Cao J-L, Shao G-S, Zhang X-J, Yuan Z-Y, 'Hierarchically Structured Squama-like Cerium-Doped Titania: Synthesis, Photoactivity, and Catalytic CO Oxidation', JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 113 16658-16667 (2009)
DOI 10.1021/jp906187g
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 43
2008 Ma T, Cao J, Feng Y, Yuan Z, 'Synthesis and photocatalytic activity of flower¿like ZnO¿CeO2 bicomponent mesoporous materials', Shiyou Xuebao/Acta Petrolei Sinica, 24 299-301 (2008)
2008 Zhang X-J, Ma T-Y, Yuan Z-Y, 'Synthesis of hierarchically meso-/macroporous titanium tetraphosphonate materials with large adsorption capacity of heavy metal ions', CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 37 746-747 (2008)
DOI 10.1246/cl.2008.746
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16
2008 Zhang X-J, Ma T-Y, Yuan Z-Y, 'Titania-phosphonate hybrid porous materials: preparation, photocatalytic activity and heavy metal ion adsorption', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, 18 2003-2010 (2008)
DOI 10.1039/b717060b
Citations Scopus - 97Web of Science - 87
2008 Zhang X-J, Ma T-Y, Yuan Z-Y, 'Nanostructured titania-diphosphonate hybrid materials with a porous hierarchy', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 2721-2726 (2008)
DOI 10.1002/ejic.200701368
Citations Scopus - 45Web of Science - 42
2008 Ma T-Y, Zhang X-J, Shao G-S, Cao J-L, Yuan Z-Y, 'Ordered macroporous titanium phosphonate materials: Synthesis, photocatalytic activity, and heavy metal ion adsorption', JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 112 3090-3096 (2008)
DOI 10.1021/jp710636x
Citations Scopus - 86Web of Science - 81
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Conference (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Ma T-Y, Ren T-Z, Yuan Z-Y, 'Synthesis and Photocatalytic Performance of Hierarchical Porous Titanium Phosphonate Hybrid Materials', ADVANCES IN NEW CATALYTIC MATERIALS, Cancun, MEXICO (2010)
DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.132.87
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
2010 Ma T-Y, Lin X-Z, Yuan Z-Y, 'Hierarchical meso-/macroporous phosphated and phosphonated titania nanocomposite materials with high photocatalytic activity', SCIENTIFIC BASES FOR THE PREPARATION OF HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSTS: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, Univ Catholique Louvain (UCL), Louvain la Neuve, BELGIUM (2010)
DOI 10.1016/S0167-2991(10)75111-9
Citations Scopus - 1
2010 Ma T-Y, Yuan Z-Y, 'Gold and CuO nanocatalysts supported on hierarchical structured Ce-doped titanias for low temperature CO oxidation', SCIENTIFIC BASES FOR THE PREPARATION OF HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSTS: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, Univ Catholique Louvain (UCL), Louvain la Neuve, BELGIUM (2010)
DOI 10.1016/S0167-2991(10)75112-0
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2009 Cao J-L, Shao G-S, Ma T-Y, Wang Y, Ren T-Z, Wu S-H, Yuan Z-Y, 'Hierarchical meso-macroporous titania-supported CuO nanocatalysts: preparation, characterization and catalytic CO oxidation', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, Namur, BELGIUM (2009)
DOI 10.1007/s10853-009-3583-8
Citations Scopus - 43Web of Science - 43
2009 Shao G-S, Ma T-Y, Zhang X-J, Ren T-Z, Yuan Z-Y, 'Phosphorus and nitrogen co-doped titania photocatalysts with a hierarchical meso-/macroporous structure', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, Namur, BELGIUM (2009)
DOI 10.1007/s10853-009-3628-z
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 29
2009 Ma T-Y, Zhang X-J, Yuan Z-Y, 'High selectivity for metal ion adsorption: from mesoporous phosphonated titanias to meso-/macroporous titanium phosphonates', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, Namur, BELGIUM (2009)
DOI 10.1007/s10853-009-3576-7
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 18
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Patent (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Ma T, The preparation method and application of ordered mesoporous titanium phosphonate hybrid materials. Chinese Invention Patent: ZL200910228947.7. (2013)
2011 Ma T, The preparation method and application of a class of meso-/macroporous aluminum phosphonate materials. Chinese Invention Patent: ZL200910067727.0. (2011)
2010 Ma T, The preparation method and application of mesoporous phosphonate-titania hybrid materials. Chinese Invention Patent: ZL200710050280.4. (2010)
2010 Ma T, The preparation method, applications in photocatalysis and CO oxidation of hierarchically structured mesoporous cerium doped titania materials. Chinese Invention Patent: ZL200910067913.4. (2010)
2010 Ma T, The preparation method and application of hierarchically porous transition metal phosphonate salts. Chinese Invention Patent: ZL200710056505.X. (2010)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 4
Total funding $890,793

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20182 grants / $190,793

China Scholarship Council (CSC) PhD and visiting scholarship$123,600

1 PhD scholarship (3 years); 2 exchange PhD scholarship (1 year); 1 visiting scholarship (1 year).

Funding body: China Scholarship Council

Funding body China Scholarship Council
Scheme PhD and visiting scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2021
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

Porous Metal Phosphonate Ion Exchange Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries$67,193

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Tianyi Ma
Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1701248
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20161 grants / $400,000

Reinforcement of Rubber Products using Nanostructured Carbon Materials$400,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team

Prof. Shizhang Qiao, Dr. Tianyi Ma, Prof. Zhengtao Su, Dr. Peng Wang

Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

20151 grants / $300,000

Porous Metal Phosphonate Ion Exchange Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries$300,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team

Dr. Tianyi Ma

Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current2

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2018 PhD Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for Clean Fuels Production PhD (Chemistry), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 Honours Electrochemical nitrogen fixation Chemical Sciences, The University of Newcastle, Australia Principal Supervisor
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Research Projects

Metal-Carbon Dioxide Battery 2018 - 2023

This project aims to achieve rechargeable lithium-carbon dioxide batteries with high specific capacity, large energy density and excellent durability for clean energy conversion&storage, which will be used for applications from electric lighting, vehicles to grid energy storage. The reversible carbon dioxide conversion in the battery's gas cathode will be efficiently and stably catalyzed by low-cost graphene and MXene derived materials composed of earth-abundant nonmetallic and transition-metallic active species with controllable surface chemistry and nanostructure. The resulting lithium-carbon dioxide batteries are of great importance for minimising fossil fuel consumption, increasing energy security and expanding clean energy industry.

PhD Scholarship available


Catalysts for Gas-Involved Energy Reactions 2018 - 2019

Themed Issue in Catalysts

Impact Factor: 3.082 (2016), 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.947 (2016)

Guest Editor: Dr. Tianyi Ma (Discipline of Chemistry, University of Newcastle)

Various gas-involved, key and clean energy reactions, driven by electrocatalytic processes, including oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), oxygen evolution reaction (OER), hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), nitrogen reduction reaction (NRR), and carbon dioxide reduction reaction (CRR), have attracted tremendous research interest for the sake of clean, renewable, and efficient energy technologies. However, these heterogeneous reactions exhibit sluggish kinetics due to multistep electron transfer and only occur at triple-phase boundary regions. Therefore, much effort has been devoted to the development of cost-effective and high-performance electrocatalysts to boost the electrocatalytic activities as promising alternatives to noble metal benchmarks.

On top of the prolific achievements in materials science, the advances in interface chemistry are also very critical in consideration of the complex phenomena proceeded at triple-phase boundary regions, such as mass diffusion, electron transfer, and surface reaction. Therefore, insightful principles and effective strategies for a comprehensive optimization, ranging from active sites to electrochemical interface, are necessary to fully enhance the electrocatalytic performance aiming at practical device applications.

The aim of this Special Issue is to cover promising recent research and novel trends in efficient gas-involved electrocatalysis with multiscale principles in terms of electronic structure, surface chemistry, hierarchical morphology, and electrode interface. The design and definition of various electrocatalysts for ORR, OER, HER, NRR, CRR is expected, as well as their practical applications in metal-air batteries, water splitting devices, fuel cells, etc.

Open for submissions


Nanocatalysts for key energy reactions 2018

Themed issue in Frontiers in Chemistry

Impact Factor: 3.994

Topic Editor: Dr. Tianyi Ma (Discipline of Chemistry, University of Newcastle)

The drive toward clean, renewable, and efficient energy technologies has generated tremendous research interest in developing clean key energy reactions that are driven by electrocatalytic processes, including oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), oxygen evolution reaction (OER), hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), nitrogen reduction reaction (NRR), and carbon dioxide reduction reaction (CRR). However, these reactions exhibit sluggish kinetics due to multistep electron transfer, and only occur at triple-phase boundary regions. Therefore, much effort has been devoted to the development of cost-effective and high-performance electrocatalysts to boost such electrocatalytic activities, as promising alternatives to noble metal benchmarks.

In addition to prolific achievements in materials science, advances in interface chemistry have also been critical in considering the complex phenomena taking place at triple-phase boundary regions, such as mass diffusion, electron transfer, and surface reaction. Therefore, insightful principles and effective strategies for comprehensive optimization--ranging from active sites to electrochemical interface--are necessary to fully enhance electrocatalytic performance with an aim toward practical device applications.

The aim of the current Research Topic is to cover promising, recent, and novel research trends in efficient electrochemical energy conversion reactions, with multiscale principles in terms of electronic structure, surface chemistry, hierarchical morphology, and electrode interface. Insights into the design and definition of various electrocatalysts for ORR, OER, HER, NRR, CRR are welcome, as well as their practical applications in metal-air batteries, water splitting devices, fuel cells, etc.

Keywords: oxygen reduction reaction, oxygen evolution reaction, hydrogen evolution reaction, nitrogen reduction reaction, carbon dioxide reduction reaction, water splitting, metal-air battery, fuel cell, electrocatalysis, heterogeneous catalysis

Open for submissions


Nitrogen Reduction for Ammonia Production 2018 - 2023

Electrochemical nitrogen reduction represents a promising technique for sustainable utilization of renewable energy like wind and solar energy, providing an alternative way to the climate and energy issues in Australia.

PhD Scholarship available


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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
China 69
Australia 36
United States 9
Japan 3
United Kingdom 2
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Dr Tianyi Ma

Position

Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science

Contact Details

Email tianyi.ma@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 49138038
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