BIAN ZhaoyongProfessor      



Research area:

Renewable energy driven environmental pollutant treatments

Environmental contaminant transfer and behavior

Solar energy utilization

Personal resume

Education Background:


2004-2007      Ph. D.  Environmental Chemistry

Department of Material and Environmental Science

Kochi University of Technology, Kochi, Japan


2001-2003  M. S.  Environmental Engineering

Department of Environmental Science and Engineering

Harbin Institute of Technology,Harbin,P. R. China


1996-2000  B.S.Polymer Materials andEngineering

Department of Applied Chemistry

Harbin Institute of Technology,Harbin,P. R. China

Job experiences:

2011-present  Professor, College of Water Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

2014-2015     Visiting Professor, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

2007-2011     Researcher, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, China Academy Sciences, Beijing, China

Scientific research


1.        Ning Ma, Acong Chen,ZhaoyongBian,Yajing Yang, Hui Wang. In situ synthesis of a cadmium sulfide/reduced graphene oxide/bismuth oxyiodide Z-scheme system for enhanced photocatalytic performance in chlorinated paraben degradation.Chemical Engineering Journal,2019,359, 530-541.

2.        Dandan Xu, Lu Zhang, Hui Wang,ZhaoyongBian. Optimization of electrochemical sequential reduction-oxidation of chlorophene with CoNi alloy anchored ionic liquid-graphene cathode: Comparison, mechanism and toxicity study.Chemical Engineering Journal,2019,358, 1371-1382.

3.        Yajing Yang, Ning Ma, Hui Wang, Qi Liang,ZhaoyongBian.Pd-Ag/Graphene electrochemical sensor for chlorophenol contaminant determination.Journal of The Electrochemical Society,2019,166, B266-B275.

4.        Lu zhang, Qin Shi, Yuye Guo, Dandan Xu, Hui Wang, Linyuan Wang,ZhaoyongBian. Interface optimization by impedance spectroscopy and photoelectrocatalytic degradation of clofibric acid.Electrochimica Acta,2019,300, 242-252.

5.        Xin Xin, Ning Ma, Changying Hu, Qi Liang, ZhaoyongBian. Abundant manganese Complex anchored BiOI hybrid photocatalysts for visible light driven CO2reduction.Nano,2019,14, 1950024.

6.        Meng Zhang, Qin Shi, Xiaozhe Song, Hui Wang, ZhaoyongBian. Recent electrochemical methods in electrochemical degradation of halogenated organics: a review.Environmental Science and Pollution Research,2019,26, 10457-10486.

7.        Yajing Yang, Linyuan Wang, Xin Ma, Liangsheng Zhu, ZhaoyongBian. Electrocatalytic reduction of CO­2on mono-metal/graphene/polyurethane sponge electrodes.International Journal of Electrochemical Science,2019,14, 3805-3823.

8.        Yajing Yang, Ning Ma, ZhaoyongBian. Cu-Au/rGO nanoparticle based electrochemical sensor for 4-chlorophenol detection.International Journal of Electrochemical Science,2019,14, 4095-4113.

9.        Jie Xu, Zhaoyong Bian, Xin Xin, Acong Chen, Hui Wang. Size dependence of nanosheet BiVO4with oxygen vacancies and exposed {001} facets on the photodegradation of oxytetracycline.Chemical Engineering Journal,2018,337, 684-696.

10.    Dandan Xu, Xiaozhe Song, Wenzhi Qi, Hui Wang, Zhaoyong Bian. Degradation mechanism, kinetics, and toxicity investigation of 4-bromophenol by electrochemical reduction and oxidation with Pd-Fe/graphene catalytic cathodes.Chemical Engineering Journal,2018,333, 477-485.

11.    Qin Shi, Sebastián Murcia-López, Pengyi Tang, Cristina Flox, Joan R. Morante, Zhaoyong Bian, Hui Wang, Teresa Andreu. Role of tungsten doping on the surface states in BiVO4photoanodes for water oxidation: tuning the electron trapping process.ACS Catalysis,2018,8, 3331-3342.

12.    Jie Xu, Zhaoyong Bian, Tianqi Li, Xin Xin, Hui Wang. Photoelectrocatalytic degradation of 4-chlorophenol by using decahedron BiVO4as catalyst and Pd and Mnox as cocatalysts on designed facets.Journal of the Electrochemical Society,2018, 165, H147-H154.

13.    Qin Shi, Xiaozhe Song, Hui Wang, Zhaoyong Bian. Enriched photoelectrochemical performance of phosphate doped BiVO4photoelectrode by coupling FeOOH and rGO.Journal of the Electrochemical Society,2018,165, H3018-H3027.

14.    Guangya He, Hanyu Tang, Hui Wang, Zhaoyong Bian. Highly selective and active Pd-In/three-dimensional graphene with special structure for electroreduction CO2to formate.Electroanalysis,2018,30, 84-93.

15.    Xiaozhe Song, Qin Shi, Hui Wang, Shaolei Liu, Chang Tai, Zhaoyong Bian. Preparation of Pd-Fe/graphene catalysts by photocatalytic reduction with enhanced electrochemical oxidation-reduction properties for chlorophenols.Applied Catalysis B: Environmental,2017,203, 442-451.

16.    Acong Chen, Zhaoyong Bian, Jie Xu, Xin Xin, Hui Wang. Simultaneous removal of Cr(Vi) and phenol contaminants using Z-scheme bismuth oxyiodide/reduced graphene oxide/bismuth sulfide system under visible-light irradiation.Chemosphere,2017,188, 659-666.

17.    Xiaozhe Song, Dandan Xu, Qin Shi, Fan Wang, Hui Wang, Zhaoyong Bian. Abundant size-controlled Cu-Ni(Fe) alloy nanoparticles decorated reduced graphene with enhanced electrocatalytic activities for chloramphenicol.Journal of the Electrochemical Society,2017,164, H779-H787.

18.    Bitao Liu, Lu Zhang, Hui Wang, Zhaoyong Bian. Preparation of MCC/MC silica sponge and its oil/water separation apparatus application.Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,2017,56, 5795-5801.

19.    Acong Chen, Xin Xin, Jie Xu, Yu Bian, Aizhong Ding, Zhaoyong Bian. Removal of aqueous arsenic using abundant boehmite coated zeolite.Desalination and Water Treatment,2017,77, 342-348.

20.    Dandan Xu, Yan Wang, Hui Wang, Zhaoyong Bian. Degradation kinetics of 4-chlorophenol wastewater and toxicity evolution in the process of electrochemical reduction-oxidation coupling under three-electrode diaphragm system.International Journal of Electrochemical Science,2017,12, 6445-6464.

21.    Junxiao Zhang, Changying Hu, Wei Wang, Hui Wang,Zhaoyong Bian. Visible light driven reduction of CO2catalyzed by an abundant manganese catalyst with zinc porphyrin photosensitizer.Applied Catalysis A: General,2016,522, 145-151.

22.     Changying Hu, Jie Xu, Yaqi Zhu, Acong Chen,ZhaoyongBian, Hui Wang. Morphological effect of BiVO4catalysts on degradation of aqueous paracetamol under visible light irradiation.Environmental Science and Pollution Research,2016,23, 18421-18428.

23.     Wei Wang, Junxiao Zhang, Hui Wang, Lianjia Chen,ZhaoyongBian. Photocatalytic and electrocatalytic reduction of CO2to methanol by the homogeneous pyridine-based systems.Applied Catalysis A: General,2016,520, 1-6.

24.     Xin Liu, Liangsheng Zhu, Hui Wang, Guangya He,ZhaoyongBian. Catalysis performance comparison for electrochemical reduction of CO2on Pd–Cu/graphene catalyst.RSC Advances,2016,6, 38380-38387.

25.     Fan Wang, Wenzhi Qi, Shaolei Liu, Hui Wang,ZhaoyongBian. Electrolysis Conditions Optimization of 4-Chlorophenol Degradation with Pd/graphene Gas-diffusion Electrode by Response Surface Methodology.International Journal of Electrochemical Science,2016,11, 1172-1183.

26.     Qin Shi, Hui Wang, Shaolei Liu, Qiong Luo,ZhaoyongBian. Optimization of a three-electrode system for electrochemical reduction-oxidation of 4-chlorophenol with response surface methodology,Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry,2016,98, 327-344.

27.     Qin Shi, Hui Wang, Shaolei Liu, Lei Pang,ZhaoyongBian. Electrocatalytic reduction-oxidation of chlorinated phenols using a nanostructured Pd-Fe modified graphene catalyst,Electrochimica Acta,2015,178, 92-100.

28.     Yu Bian,ZhaoyongBian, Junxiao Zhang, Aizhong Ding, Shaolei Liu, Hui Wang. Effect of the oxygen-containing functional group of graphene oxide on the aqueous cadmium ions removal,Applied Surface Science,2015,117, 527-531.

29.     Yu Bian,ZhaoyongBian, Junxiao Zhang, Aizhong Ding, Shaolei Liu, Lei Zheng, Hui Wang. Adsorption of cadmium ions from aqueous solutions by activated carbon with oxygen-containing functional groups,Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering,2015,23, 1705-1711.

30.     Shaolei Liu, Hui Wang,ZhaoyongBian.Comparative study on the electrochemical 4-chlorophenol degradation in different diaphragm systems with the combined reduction and oxidation properties,Water Science & Technology,2015,71, 126-130.

31.     ZhaoyongBian, Yaqi Zhu, Junxiao Zhang, Aizhong Ding, Hui Wang. Visible-light driven degradation of ibuprofen using abundant metal-loaded BiVO4photocatalysts,Chemosphere,2014,117, 527-531.

32.     Qin Shi, Hui Wang, Shaolei Liu,ZhaoyongBian. Electrocatalytic degradation of 2,4-dichlorophenol on a Pd/graphene gas-diffusion electrode,RSC Advances,2014,4, 56263-56272.

33.     ZhaoyongBian, Yu Bian, Hui Wang, Shao-Lei Liu, Guang Lu, Ai-Zhong Ding. Synthesis of Pd Nanoparticles Decorated with Graphene and Their Application in Electrocatalytic Degradation of 4-Chlorophenol,Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,2014,14, 7279-7285.

34.     Guang Lu, Hui Wang,ZhaoyongBian, Xin Liu, Ziming Li. Electrocatalytic Reduction of CO2to Formic Acid on Palladium-Graphene Nanocomposites Gas-Diffusion Electrode,Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,2014,14, 7097-7103.

35.     Hui Wang,ZhaoyongBian, Xin Liu. Conversion of CO2to Fuels Using Carbon-Based Cathodes in Aqueous Electrochemical Reduction System,Reviews in Advanced Sciences and Engineering,2014,3,121-132.

36.     Guang Lu, Hui Wang,ZhaoyongBian, Xin Liu,Electrochemical Reduction of CO2to Organic Acids by
a Pd-MWNTs Gas-Diffusion Electrode in Aqueous Medium,The Scientific World Journal,2013, 1-8. doi:10.1155/2013/424617

37.     ZhaoyongBian, Yu Bian, Hui Wang, Lei Pang, Ai-Zhong Ding, Electrocatalytic degradation kinetic of 4-chlorophenol by the Pd/C gas-diffusion electrode system,Water Science and Technology,2013,67, 1873-1879.

38.     Lei Pang, Hui Wang,ZhaoyongBian, Treatment of methyl orange dye wastewater by cooperative electrochemical oxidation in anodic-cathodic compartment,Water Science and Technology,2013,67, 521-525.

39.     Hui Wang,ZhaoyongBian, Guang Lu, Lei Pang, Zhipeng Zeng, Dezhi Sun, Preparation of multifunctional gas-diffusion electrode and its application to the degrading of chlorinated phenols by electrochemical reducing and oxidizing processes,Applied Catalysis B: Environmental,2012,125, 449-456.

40.     ZhaoyongBian, Hui Wang, Wen-Fu Fu, Li Li, Ai-Zhong Ding, Two bifunctional RuII/ReIphotocatalysts for CO2reduction: a spectroscopic, photocatalytic, and computational study,Polyhedron,2012,32, 78-85.

41.     Hui Wang, Xiangjia Wei,ZhaoyongBian, Degradation of 4-chlorophenol by the anodic-cathodic cooperative effect with a Pd/MWNT gas-diffusion electrode.Water Science and Technology,2012,65, 2010-2015.

42.     Hui Wang, ZhaoyongBian, De-Zhi Sun. Degradation mechanism of 4-chlorophenol with electrogenerated hydrogen peroxide on a Pd/C gas-diffusion electrode.Water Science and Technology,2011,63, 484-490.

43.     Xin Gan, Shao-Ming Chi, Wei-Hua. Mu, Jia-Can Yao, Li Quan, Cong Li,ZhaoyongBian, Yong Chen, Wen-Fu Fu. Cu(I) and Pd(II) complexes containing new tris(7-naphthyridyl)methane derivatives: synthesis, structures, spectroscopy and geometric conversion.Dalton Transactions,2011,40, 7365-7374.

44.     Hui Wang, De-Zhi Sun, ZhaoyongBian.Degradation mechanism of diethyl phthalate with electrogenerated hydroxyl radical on a Pd/C gas-diffusion electrode.Journal of Hazardous Materials,2010,180, 710-715.

45.     ZhaoyongBian, Shao-Ming Chi, Li Li, Wen-Fu Fu. Conjugation effect of the bridging ligand on the CO2reduction properties in difunctional photocatalysts.Dalton Transactions,2010,39, 7884-7887.

46.     Shao-Ming Chi, Jun-Feng Zhang, ZhaoyongBian, Wen-Fu Fu. Synthesis and spectra of copper bromide complex with N,N-bis[(diphenylphosphino)methyl]-2-pyridinlyamide.Spectroscopy and Spectral Analysis,2010,30, 1342-1346.

47.     ZhaoyongBian,Katsuhiro Sumi, MasaokiFurue, Shunsuke Sato, Kazuhide Koike, Osamu Ishitani. Synthesis and properties of a novel tripodal bipyridyl ligand tb-carbinol and its Ru(II)-Re(I) trimetallic complexes: investigation of multimetallic artificial systems for photocatalytic CO2reduction.Dalton Transactions,2009,38, 983-993.

48.     ZhaoyongBian, MasaokiFurue. Synthesis and spectroscopic and electrochemical properties of new ligand 1,3-bis(4’-methyl-2,2’-bipyridin-4-yl)propan-2-one and its ruthenium(II) complexes.Inorganic Chemistry Communications,2009,12, 32-34.

49.     ZhaoyongBian, Wen-Fu Fu, Mei-Gong Fan. Polypyridyl transition metal complexes for artificial photosynthetic reaction.Trends in Heterocyclic Chemistry,2009,14, 29-37.

50.     Quan-Qing Xu, Wen-Fu Fu, Gui-Ju Zhang, ZhaoyongBian, Jun-Feng Zhang, Xu Han,Wen-Zhan Xu. Photocatalytic H2evolution from water based on cyclometalatedplatinum(II) complex.Catalysis Communications,2008,10, 49-52.

51.     ZhaoyongBian,Katsuhiro Sumi, MasaokiFurue, Shunsuke Sato, Kazuhide Koike, Osamu Ishitani. A novel tripodal ligand, tris[(4’- methyl-2,2’- bipyridyl-4-yl)methyl] carbinol and its trinuclear RuII/ReImixed-metal complexes: synthesis, emission properties, and photocatalytic CO2reduction.Inorganic Chemistry,2008,47, 10801-10803.

Teaching experience

Water Chemistry

Wastewater Treatment

Analysis Technology for Environmental Samples

Social service

Honorary award

Beijing Normal University Elite Teacher Project (2014)