Prof Ziyi Zhong - Catalysis - Best Researcher Award

Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology - China

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

Prof Ziyi Zhong began his academic journey with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Wuhan University, graduating in 1985. He continued his education with a Master of Science degree in Chemistry at Wuhan University, completing it in 1988 under the guidance of Prof. Zhang Shaohui.

Following this, he pursued a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Nanjing University, completing it in 1995 under the mentorship of Prof. Fu Xiancai and Prof. Yan Qijie.

Professional Endeavors

After obtaining his Ph.D., Prof  Ziyi Zhong took up a postdoctoral position, spending a significant period (1997-2003) as a researcher at various institutions, including Bar-Ilan University, University of Washington, and National University. During this time, he also worked as an associate professor in the Chemistry department at Hunan Normal University from 1995 to 1997.

In 2003, he transitioned to Singapore, joining the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences. Over the next 15 years (2003-2018), he progressed from Scientist I to Senior Scientist, making substantial contributions to the field of Heterogeneous Catalysis.

In 2018, Ziyi Zhong took on a new role as a Full Professor in the Chemical Engineering department at Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT). Notably, he assumed a tenured professorship in October 2020.

Contributions and Research Focus

Prof  Ziyi Zhong's research interests are diverse and impactful. His primary focus lies in Heterogeneous Catalysis, particularly in the design and synthesis of nanosized catalysts for environmental remediation. His work extends to clean energy and energy storage materials, wastewater treatment, surface chemistry, and various nanosized materials, including solid adsorbents.

One of his significant contributions includes research on electrocatalytic and photocatalytic CO2 methanation, as evidenced by a recent publication in ChemCatChem. His work on porous In2O3 hollow tubes infused with g-C3N4 for CO2 photocatalytic reduction, published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, showcases his commitment to sustainable technologies.

Accolades and Recognition

Prof  Ziyi Zhong has garnered recognition for his scholarly contributions, with a total of 19000 citations as of January 16, 2024, and an impressive H-index of 71 according to Google Scholar.

Impact and Influence

Prof  Ziyi Zhong's influence extends beyond academia. He has been actively involved in professional organizations, serving as an executive member of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore. His membership in the Chinese Chemical Society and executive role in the Singapore catalysis society highlight his commitment to advancing the field.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As a tenured professor at GTIIT, Prof  Ziyi Zhong continues to shape the future of chemical engineering education. His teaching experience spans several decades, including courses in physical chemistry and heterogeneous catalysis. Through his research and teaching, Ziyi Zhong leaves a lasting legacy in the realms of catalysis, environmental remediation, and sustainable materials, setting the stage for future contributions in these crucial areas.

Notable Publication



Ziyi Zhong – Catalysis – Best Researcher Award

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