Junhu Wang

Professional Title: Professor

Designation: MEDC Secretary General, DNL2005 Director


Tel: +86-411-84379159


Address: 457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023, China

Prof. Junhu Wang graduated from Lanzhou University (1991), majoring in radiochemistry, received his Ph.D. in inorganic and radiochemistry from Toho University, Japan (2002). He was a research fellow at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan (2002-2004). After that, he was appointed as an associate researcher at Chukyo University and senior advisor at NonamiScience, Japan for three years.

Since 2007, Prof. Junhu Wang was invited back to China from Japan, now he is a full professor and doctoral supervisor at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Since 2010, he has been Secretary General, Mössbauer Effect Data Center (MEDC) and Execute Chief Editor of Mössbauer Effect Reference and Data Journal (MERDJ, ISSN 0163-9587). Since 2016, he has been Director, Center for Advanced Mössbauer Spectroscopy (DNL2005), DICP, CAS.

Prof. Junhu Wang is a member of the Chinese Chemical Society and the American Chemical Society, a member of the Board on the Chinese Mössbauer Community, a advisor member of the International Board on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect (IBAME), a senior technical consultant of WissEl Mössbauer Instrument (Germany) and Sunday Produce (Japan), and a visiting professor of Tokyo Metropolitan University of Japan.

Prof. Junhu Wang has been engaged in Mössbauer spectroscopy and its applications in chemistry and catalysis for a long time. His researches have been widely evaluated and recognized by international peers. In 2009, he was selected as the emerging leader in the field of Mössbauer spectroscopy (the only representative in Asia, and 11 scientists were selected in the world according to the MEDC database). 5 book chapters have been published by Nova and Wiley, about 200 papers have been published in the peer-reviewed international journals, such as Nat. Commun., Sci. Adv., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., ACS Nano, Adv. Catal., Appl. Catal. B, Nanoscale, Chem. Mater., Chem. Commun., etc and a dozen patents have been authorized.

Prof. Junhu Wang has successively engaged in many researches, including in the structural chemistry of lanthanide and actinide compounds, photocatalytic splitting of water for hydrogen production by semiconductor composite oxides, degradation and mineralization organic pollutants by hydroxyapatite/titanium oxide nanocomposite photocatalyst, high-temperature anti-sintering high-efficiency nano gold catalysts by designing the novel strong support-metal interaction (SMSI), heterogeneous composite and cation/anion doped new titanium oxide photocatalytic materials, controllable synthesis of precious metals and composite oxide electrocatalytic materials, Prussian blue/hydroxyapatite and spinel oxide reactive adsorption materials development, advanced oxidation process (photocatalysis, Fenton-like reaction including hydrogen peroxide and persulfate activation), developments of in-situ/operando thermal/electro/photo-catalytic Mössbauer instruments, Mössbauer technique towards deep space exploration, and further development of the MEDC database, etc.

Prof. Junhu Wang has received many awards and honors, including the outstanding mentor award of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2018), Fellowship of China-Australia Younger Scientists Exchange Program of Ministry of Science and Technology of China (2012), Emerging Leader in the Applications of the Mössbauer Spectroscopy (2009), Hundreds Talents Program Award of CAS (2008), Hundreds Talents Program Award of DICP (2007), etc.

Research Areas:


1. Development of in situ/operando Mössbauer instruments applied in chemistry and catalysis

2. Study on the strong interaction between gold nanoparticles and supports

3. Development and characterization of novel high efficiency electrocatalytic materials for water electrolysis and electrode materials of ion batteries

4. Development & characterization of the novel functional nano-materials towards environmental and energy applications

5. Development and characterization of the novel nanocomposite functional materials for industrial catalysis and reactive adsorption

6. Advanced Mössbauer spectroscopic technique in China's deep space exploration

7. Development and application of a new Mössbauer database.

Representative Publications:

1. S. Liu, W. Xu, Y. Niu, B. Zhang, L. Zheng, W. Liu, L. Li, J. Wang, Ultrastable Au Nanoparticles on Titania through an Encapsulation Strategy under Oxidative Atmosphere, Nature Communications, 2019, 10, 5790

2. K. Zhu, C. Jin, C. Zhao, R. Hu, Z. Klencsár, G. Ayyakannu Sundaram, D. F. Srankó, R. Ge, J. Wang, Modulation Synthesis of Multi-shelled Cobalt-iron Oxides as Efficient Catalysts for Peroxymonosulfate-mediated Organics Degradation, Chem. Eng. J., 2019, 359, 1537-1549

3. X. Li, K. Zhu, J. Pang, M. Tian, J. Liu, A. I. Rykov, M. Zheng, X. Wang, X. Zhu, Y. Huang, B. Liu, J. Wang, W. Yang, T. Zhang, Unique role of Mössbauer Spectroscopy in Assessing Structural Features of Heterogeneous Catalysts, Appl. Catal. B: Environ., 2018, 224, 518-532

4. J. Liu, X. Li, A. I. Rykov, Q. Fan, W. Xu, W. Cong, C. Jin, H. Tang, K. Zhu, A. S. Ganeshraja, R. Ge, X. Wang, J. Wang, Zinc-Modulated Fe-Co Prussian Blue Analogs with Well-Controlled Morphologies for the Effcient Sorption of Cesium, J. Mater. Chem. A 5, 2017, 3284-3292

5. X. Li, Z. Ao, J. Liu, H. Sun, A. I. Rykov, J. Wang, Topotactic Transformation of Metal-Organic Frameworks to Graphene Encapsulated Transition Metal Nitrides as Efficient Fenton-Like Catalysts, ACS Nano10, 2016, 11532-11540

6. H. Tang, F. Liu, J. Wei, B. Qiao, K. Zhao, Y. Su, C. Jin, L. Li, J. Liu, J. Wang, T. Zhang, Ultrastable Hydroxyapatite/Titanium-Dioxide-Supported Gold Nanocatalyst with Strong Metal-Support Interaction for Carbon Monoxide Oxidation, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 10606-10611

7. H. Tang, J. Wei, F. Liu, B. Qiao, X. Pan, L. Li, J. Liu, J. Wang, T. Zhang, Strong Metal-Support Interactions between Gold Nanoparticles and Non-oxides, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 56-59

8. K. Liu, A. I. Rykov, J. Wang, T. Zhang, Recent Advances in the Application of Mössbauer Spectroscopy in Heterogeneous Catalysis, Adv. Catal., 2015, 58, 1-142

9. K. Zhao, H. Tang, B. Qiao, L. Li, J. Wang, High Activity of Au/γ-Fe2O3 for CO Oxidation: Effect of Support Crystal Phase in Catalyst Design, ACS Catal., 2015, 5, 3528-3539

10. X. Li, J. Liu, A I. Rykov, H. Han, C. Jin, X. Liu, J. Wang, Excellent Photo-Fenton Catalysts of Fe-Co Prussian Blue Analogues and Their Reaction Mechanism Study, Appl. Catal. B: Environ., 2015, 179, 196-205

11. J. Yin, J. Wang, M. Li, C. Jin, T. Zhang, Iodine Ion Mediated Formation of Monomorphic Single-Crystalline Platinum Nanoflowers, Chem. Mater, 2012, 24, 2645-2654

12. K. Zhao, B. Qiao, J. Wang, Y. Zhang, T. Zhang, A Highly Active and Sintering-resistant Au/FeOx-hydroxyapatite Catalyst for CO Oxidation, Chem. Comm., 2011, 47, 1779-1781

13. K. Liu, A. Wang, W. Zhang, J. Wang, Y. Huang, J. Shen, T. Zhang, Quasi in Situ Fe-57 Mössbauer Spectroscopic Study: Quantitative Correlation Between Fe2+ and H2 Concentration for PROX over Ir-Fe/SiO2 Catalyst, J. Phys. Chem., C114, 2010, 8533-8541

14. J. Wang, K. Ozawa, M. Takahashi, M. Takeda, T. Nonami, Photocatalytic Properties and Sb-121 Mössbauer Spectra of Antimonic Acid Fine Nano-Particles Prepared by Soft Chemical Solution Process, Chem. Mater., 2006, 18, 2261-2264

15. J. Wang, Gd-155, Er-166 and Np-237 Mössbauer Spectroscopic Studies on the Structure and Chemical Bonding in Lanthanide and Actinide Compounds, LSST Tech. Report (ISSN 1880-327X), Chukyo Uni, Japan, No. 2006-2 (2007), 1-29