AN Xiaoqiang

Name: Xiaoqiang An
Division: Center for Water Technology and Ecological Restoration
Position: Associate Professor
Address: Room 406, Weiqing Building, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Telephone: 86 10 62790565


Education background

2003/09 – 2008/07      Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry, Research Center of Material Science, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, P.R. China

1999/09 – 2003/07      Bachelor of Fire Protection and Engineering, Department of Fire Protection and Engineering, The Chinese people’s Armed Police Force Academy, P.R. China


2018/05 – Present       Associate Professor, Center for Water and Ecology, Tsinghua University, China

2015/01 – 2018/04      Associate Professor, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2014/01 – 2014/12    Research Associate, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2013/01 – 2013/12      Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London

2011/01 – 2012/10   Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hongkong

2008/08 – 2010/12   Lecture, Department of Fire Protection and Engineering, The Chinese people’s Armed Police Force Academy


Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects

Interfacial modulation of nanomaterials for heterogeneous catalysis and biological processes

Novel two-dimensional nanomaterials for membrane separation applications

Conversion of low-carbon energy for the sustainable water treatment

Research Status

(13) National Key R&D Programme: Physical methods for the treatment of petrochemical wastewater, 2019-2024

(12) National Key R&D project: Efficient utilization of water resources in the textile and thermal power industries, 2016-2019

(11) Beijing Natural Science Foundation: Water-plasma-assisted modulation of hydrogen/oxygen reactive sites on catalyst surface and the water purification applications, 2022-2024

(10) NSFC project:Modulating the water purification function of natural microorganisms by structure-tailored carbon nitride and related mechanism study, 2022-2025

(9) NSFC project:Defect-mediated synthesis of heterostructured photocathodes and the synergistic mechanism of photoelectrocatalytic water treatment, 2020-2023

(8) NSFC project:Process and control of motivating-factors-coupling heterogeneous catalytic oxidation for refractory organic pollutants in water, 2016-2020

(7) NSFC project:Bio-inspired self-assembly fabrication of multimetal sulfide/graphene/layered transition metal dichalcogenide hollow spheres and their application in photocatalytic hydrogen evolution,2015-2017

(6) NSFC project:Interfacial design of quantum dots sensitized photoelectrodes for simultaneous wastewater treatment and hydrogen production,2016-2019;

(5) NSFC project:Process and control of motivating-factors-coupling heretogeneous catalytic oxidation for refractory organic pollutants in water, 2016-2020;

(4) Project from Key Laboratory of Drinking Water Science and Technology:The application of photocatalytic/ultrafiltration membrane based on carbon nitride, 2015-2016.

(3) NSFC project: Generation mechanism of atomic hydrogen during indirect electroreduction treatment of water, 2015-2018

(2) Natural Science Fund of Hebei Province,Application of porous ZnO-SnO2 nanotubes in the gas sensing of flammables and explosives chemicals, 2010-2012

(1) NSFC project: Self-assembly fabrication of NaYF4:Yb,Tm/TiO2/Graphene heterostructures and their applications in high-efficiency photocatalysis, 2011-2014

Academic Achievement


(107) Hydrogen-Induced Defective Crystalline Carbon Nitride with Enhanced Bidirectional Charge Migration for Persulfate Photoactivation, Huachun Lan, Qingwen Tang, Zhiang Hou, Kai Zhu, Xiaoqiang An*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, ACS EST Engg. 2023, 3, 4, 580–589.

(106) Zhiang Hou, Xiaoqiang An, Kai Zhu, Qingwen Tang, Huachun Lan*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu. Revealing the Pore Size-Dependent Sorption Mechanism of Toluene and Cetane in Porous Carbon by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Environ. Sci. Technol. 2023, 57, 12, 5003.

(105) Xuelian Yu, Jian Xu, Jiangpeng Wang, Jinyu Qiu, Xiaoqiang An, Zhuan Wang, Guocheng Lv*, Libing Liao*, Jinhua Ye*, Mimicking Photosynthesis: A Natural Z-Scheme Photocatalyst Constructed from Red Mud Bauxite Waste for Overall Water Splitting, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, e202302050.

(104) Jinyu Qiu, Yanxia Zheng, Lanxin Wang, Meng Liu, Lintao Tian, Xuelian Yu*, Xiaoqiang An, Guocheng Lv*, Highly dispersed Co-modified covalent organic frameworks as bridging cocatalysts for boosting CO2 photoreduction over defective carbon nitride, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2023,11, 4572-4578

(103) Xiaoqiang An*, Tingcha Wei, Peijia Ding, Li-Min Liu*, Lunqiao Xiong, Junwang Tang*, Jiani Ma, Feng Wang, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Sodium-directed photon-induced assembly strategy for preparing multi-site catalysts with high atomic utilization efficiency, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 3, 1759.

(102) Zhiang Hou, Huachun Lan, Kai Zhu, Xiaoqiang An*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Hierarchically porous carbon derived from pore remodeling of waste polymeric membranes for high-efficiency adsorption applications, Resour. Conserv. Recy., 2023, 190, 106845.

(101) Huachun Lan, Shun Zhang, Jieyang Zhang, Yuqi Cui, Qingwen Tang, Xiaoqiang An*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Water-soluble Carbon Nitride as Phase-convertible Adsorbents for Removing Heavy Metals from Water, Appl. Surf. Sci. 2023, 614, 156172.

(100) Zhou, Jing; Wei, Tingcha; An, Xiaoqiang*,Combining non-thermal plasma technology with photocatalysis: a critical review,Phy. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2023, 25, 1538.

(99) Kexuan Gao, Li-an Hou, Xiaoqiang An, Doudou Huang, Yu Yang*, BiOBr/MXene/g-C3N4 Z-Scheme heterostructure photocatalysts mediated by oxygen vacancies and MXene quantum dots for tetracycline degradation: process, mechanism and toxicity analysis, Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 2023, 323, 122150.

(98) Xiaoqiang An, Qingwen Tang, Huachun Lan, Huijuan Liu, Xuelian Yu, Jiuhui Qu*, Huiwen Lin, Jinhua Ye*, Facilitating Molecular Activation and Proton Feeding by Dual Active Sites on Polymeric Carbon Nitride for Efficient CO2 Photoreduction, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 134, e202212706.

(97) Jie Mao, Zhenao Gu, Shun Zhang, Xiaoqiang An*, Huachun Lan, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Protonated carbon nitride elicits microalgae for water decontamination, Water Res. 2022, 222, 118955.

(96) Menglu Zhang, Yu Yang*, Xiaoqiang An, Jingjing Zhao, Yueping Bao, Li-an Hou, Exfoliation method matters: The microstructure-dependent photoactivity of g-C3N4 nanosheets for water purification, J. Hazard. Mater. 2022,424, 127424.

(95) Shun Zhang, Huachun Lan*, Yuqi Cui, Xiaoqiang An, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Insight into the Key Role of Cr Intermediates in the Efficient and Simultaneous Degradation of Organic Contaminants and Cr(VI) Reduction via g‑C3N4‑Assisted Photocatalysis, Environ. Sci. Technol. 2022, 56, 3552−3563.

(94) Shun Zhang, Shiyu Miao, Xiaoqiang An, Huachun Lan *, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, A homogeneous reagent for Ni2+ capture from wastewater: The phase transition mechanism and impact evaluation for aerobic sludge, Chem. Eng. J. 2022, 440, 135809.

(93) Jianfei Li, Huachun Lan*, Wei Zhang, Xiaoqiang An, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Characterization on the formation mechanism of Fe0/Fe3C/C nanostructure and its effect on PMS activation performance towards BPA degradation, Chem. Eng. J. 2022, 435, 134709.

(92) Jian Xu, Xinran Li, Yanxia Zheng, Xuelian Yu*, Jing Zhou*, Xiaoqiang An, Water-plasma-activated g-C3N4 for enhanced photodegradation of bisphenol A synergized with persulfate oxidation, Appl. Surf. Sci. 2022, 592, 153163.

(91) Yu Tian*, Aiji Wang, Yaqing Wei, Minghui Pei, Rongrong Cao, Zhenao Gu, Qi Yuan, Yiwen Hu, Jing Wang, Kunhui Liu, Dashan Shang, Jiebin Niu, Xiaoqiang An, Run Long*, Jinxing Zhang*, Large-Area Printing of Ferroelectric Surface and Super-Domain for Solar Water Splitting, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2022, 32, 2111180.

(90) Jiyong Bian, Yang Liao, Ruiping Liu*, Xiaoqiang An*, Chengzhi Hu, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Synergy of cyano groups and cobalt single atoms in graphitic carbon nitride for enhanced bio-denitrification, Water Res. 2022, 218, 118465.

(89) Liangliang Gui, Yuqi Cui, Yuzhang Zhu*, Xiaoqiang An*, Huachun Lan, Jian Jin*, g-C3N4 nanofibers network reinforced polyamide nanofiltration membrane for fast desalination, Sep. Purif. Technol. 2022, 293, 121125.

(88) Xiaoqiang An, Li Quan, Jianqiao Liu, Qingwen Tang, Huachun Lan, Huijuan Liu, Mo,Fe-codoped metal phosphide nanosheets derived from Prussian blue analogues for efficient overall water splitting, J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 2022, 615, 456–464.

(87) Xiaoqiang An, Zhiang Hou, Yue Yu, Jiangpeng Wang, Huachun Lan*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Red mud supported on reduced graphene oxide as photo-Fenton catalysts for organic contaminant degradation, Colloid. Surface. A. 2022, 640, 128461.

(86) Huachun Lan, Jing Zhou, Zhiang Hou, Xiaoqiang An*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Defect modulation of MOF-derived ZnFe2O4/CNTs microcages for persulfate activation: Enhanced nonradical catalytic oxidation, Chem. Eng. J. 2022, 431, 133369.

(85) Xiaoqiang An, Jiyong Bian, Kai Zhu, Ruiping Liu*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Facet-dependent activity of TiO2/covalent organic framework S-scheme heterostructures for CO2 photoreduction, Chem. Eng. J. 2022, 442, 135279.

(84) Yue Ran, Yuqi Cui, Yilin Zhang, Yaoxun Fang, Wenxuan Zhang, Xuelian Yu, Huachun Lan, Xiaoqiang An*, Assembly-synthesis of puff pastry-like g-C3N4/CdS heterostructure as S-junctions for efficient photocatalytic water splitting, Chem. Eng. J. 2022, 431, 133348.

(83) Ziming Shang, Xiaoqiang An*, Huijuan Liu, Chengzhi Hu, Jiuhui Qu, Silvered TiO2 for Facet-Dependent Photocatalytic Denitrification, ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2021, 4, 13534−13542.

(82) Yuqi Cui, Xiaoqiang An, Shun Zhang, Qingwen Tang, Huachun Lan*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu Emerging graphitic carbon nitride-based membranes for water purification, Water Res. 2021, 200, 117207.

(81) Shun Zhang, Shiyu Miao, Xiaoqiang An, Huachun Lan*, Ruiping Liu, Jianfeng Peng, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu Transformation of typical components in anaerobically digested sludge during its conditioning process by KMnO4, Resour. Conserv. Recy. 2021, 171, 105657.

(80) Huabin Zeng, Huachun Lan*, Xiaoqiang An, Eveliina Repo, Yuri Park, Olga Pastushok, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Insight into electroreductive activation process of peroxydisulfate for eliminating organic pollution: Essential role of atomic hydrogen, Chem. Eng. J. 2021, 426, 128355.

(79) He Liang, Ruiping Liu, Xiaoqiang An, Chengzhi Hu*, Xiwang Zhang, Huijuan Liu, Bimetal-organic frameworks with coordinatively unsaturated metal sites for highly efficient Fenton-like catalysis, Chem. Eng. J. 2021, 414, 128669.

(78) Menglu Zhang, Yu Yang*, Xiaoqiang An, Li-an Hou, A critical review of g-C3N4-based photocatalytic membrane for water purification, Chem. Eng. J. 2021, 412, 128663.

(77) Zhenao Gu#, Xiaoqiang An#, Ruiping Liu, Lunqiao Xiong, Junwang Tang, Chengzhi Hu, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu*, Interface-modulated nanojunction and microfluidic platform for photoelectrocatalytic chemicals upgrading, Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 2021, 282, 119541.

(76) Tingcha Wei, Peijia Ding, Tao Wang, Li-Min Liu*, Xiaoqiang An*, Xuelian Yu Facet-Regulating Local Coordination of Dual-Atom Cocatalyzed TiO2 for Photocatalytic Water Splitting, ACS Catal. 2021, 11, 14669−14676.

(75) Zhenao Gu, Jing Zhou, Xiaoqiang An*, Qiang Chen, Chengzhi Hu*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, A dual-biomimetic photocatalytic fuel cell for efficient electricity generation from degradation of refractory organic pollutants, Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 2021, 298, 120501.

(74) Jie Mao, Zhenao Gu, Yue Yu, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Xiaoqiang An*, Revealing Surface Charge Population on Flake-Like BiVO4 Photocatalysts by Single Particle Imaging Spectroscopies, ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2021, 4, 2543-2551.

(73) He Liang, Ruiping Liu, Chengzhi Hu, Xiaoqiang An*, Xiwang Zhang, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Synergistic effect of dual sites on bimetal-organic frameworks for highly efficient peroxide activation, J. Hazard. Mater. 406, 2021, 124692.

(72) Jiyong Bian, Xiaoqiang An*, Wei Jiang, Ruiping Liu, Chengzhi Hu, Huijuan Liu, Defect-enhanced activation of carbon nitride/horseradish peroxidase nanohybrids for visible-light-driven photobiocatalytic water purification, Chem. Eng. J. 2021, 408, 127231.

(71) Qingwen Tang, Xiaoqiang An, Jing Zhou, Huachun Lan*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, One-step exfoliation of polymeric C3N4 by atmospheric oxygen doping for photocatalytic persulfate activation, J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 2020, 579, 455–462.

(70) Jie Mao, Xiaoqiang An, Zhenao Gu, Jing Zhou, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu* Visualizing the Interfacial Charge Transfer between Photoactive Microcystis aeruginosa and Hydrogenated TiO2, Environ. Sci. Technol. 2020, 54, 10323−10332.

(69) Jingjing Dong, Chengzhi Hu, Weixiao Qi, Xiaoqiang An*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Defect-enhanced photocatalytic removal of dimethylarsinic acid over mixed-phase mesoporous TiO2, J. Environ. Sci. 2020, 91, 35-42.

(68) Jianfei Li, Huijuan Liu, Huachun Lan, Qinghua Ji, Xiaoqiang An, Ruiping Liu, Jiuhui Qu, A promising treatment method for Cr(VI) detoxification and recovery by coupling Fe0/Fe3C/C fine powders and circulating fluidized bed, Chem. Eng. J. 2020, 398, 125565.

(67) Jing Zhou, Xiaoqiang An, Huachun Lan, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, New insights into the surface-dependent activity of graphitic felts for theelectro-generation of H2O2, Appl. Surf. Sci. 2020, 509, 144875.

(66) Rizwan Ullah, Minghui Pei, Junsheng Wu, Yu Tian, Zhenao Gu, Qinghua Zhang, Chuangye Song,Yuben Yang, Munir Ahmad, Johar Zeb, Fazal Qayyum, Yanyu Liu, Xiaoqiang An, Lin Gu, Xueyun Wang,* Jinxing Zhang*, Bifunctional Photoelectrode Driven by Charged Domain Walls in Ferroelectric Bi2WO6, ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2020, 3, 4149−4154.

(65) Qingwen Tang, Xiaoqiang An, Huachun Lan*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Polyoxometalates/TiO2 photocatalysts with engineered facets for enhanced degradation of bisphenol A through persulfate activation, Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 2020, 268, 118394.

(64) He Liang, Tianren Li, Jun Zhang, Dandan Zhou, Chengzhi Hu, Xiaoqiang An*, Ruiping Liu, Huijuan Liu, 3-D hierarchical Ag/ZnO@CF for synergistically removing phenol and Cr (VI): Heterogeneous vs. homogeneous photocatalysis, J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 2020, 558, 85–94.

(63) Tao Wang, Wenchao Yin, Xuelian Yu*, Xiaoqiang An*, A strategy of enhancing photoactivity of TiO2 via facet-dependent pyrolysis of dicyandiamide, Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 2020 264, 118527.

(62) Jing Zhou,Xiaoqiang An*,Qingwen Tang,Huachun Lan,Qiang Chen*,Huijuan Liu,Jiuhui Qu, Dual channel construction of WO3 photocatalysts by solution plasma for the persulfate-enhanced photodegradation of bisphenol A, Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 2020, 277, 119221.

(61) Tingming Ye, Weixiao Qi, Xiaoqiang An, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Faceted TiO2 photocatalytic degradation of anthraquinone in aquatic solution under solar irradiation, Sci. Total Environ. 2019, 688, 592–599.

(60) Mohua Li, Yanbiao Liu, Liming Dong, Chensi Shen, Fang Li, Manhong Huang, Chunyan Ma, Bo Yang, Xiaoqiang An, Wolfgang Sand, Recent advances on photocatalytic fuel cell for environmental applications—The marriage of photocatalysis and fuel cells, Sci. Total Environ. 2019, 668, 966–978.

(59) Yanbiao Liu, Peng Wu, Fuqiang Liu, Fang Li, Xiaoqiang An, Jianshe Liu, Zhiwei Wang, Chensi Shen, Wolfgang Sand, Electroactive Modified Carbon Nanotube Filter for Simultaneous Detoxification and Sequestration of Sb(III), Environ. Sci. Technol. 2019, 53, 1527−1535.

(58) Rizwan Ullah, Xiaoxing Ke, Iftikhar Ahmed Malik, Zhenao Gu, Chuanshou Wang, Munir Ahmad, Yuben Yang, Wenkai Zhang, Xiaoqiang An, Xueyun Wang, Jinxing Zhang, Controllable Ferroelastic Switching in Epitaxial Self-Assembled Aurivillius Nanobricks, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 11, 7296−7302.

(57) Jianfei Li, Huachun Lan*, Huijuan Liu, Gong Zhang, Xiaoqiang An, Ruiping Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Intercalation of Nanosized Fe3C in Iron/Carbon To Construct Multifunctional Interface with Reduction, Catalysis, Corrosion Resistance, and Immobilization Capabilities, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 11, 15709−15717.

(56) Zhenao Gu, Xiaoqiang An, Huachun Lan, Yu Tian, Jinxing Zhang, Ruiping Liu, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Microfluidic-enhanced 3-D photoanodes with free interfacial energy barrier for photoelectrochemical applications, Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 2019, 244, 740–747.

(55) Yuxuan Wu, Li-Min Liu,* Xiaoqiang An *, Tingcha Wei, New insights into interfacial photocharge transfer in TiO2/C3N4 heterostructures: effects of facets and defects, New J. Chem. 2019, 43, 4511.

(54) Yuxuan Wu, Tingcha Wei, Xiaoqiang An*, Li-Min Liu*, Colloidal synthesis of SnS nanocrystals with dimension-dependent photoelectrochemical properties, New J. Chem. 2019, 43, 7457.

(53) Weixiao Qi, Fan Zhang, Xiaoqiang An*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Oxygen vacancy modulation of {010}-dominated TiO2 for enhanced photodegradation of Sulfamethoxazole, Catal. Commun. 2019, 118, 35-38.

(52) Tingcha Wei, Yanan Zhu, Yuxuan Wu, Xiaoqiang An*, Li-Min Liu*, Effect of Single-Atom Cocatalysts on the Activity of Faceted TiO2 Photocatalysts, Langmuir 2019, 35, 391−397.

(51) Tingcha Wei, Woon Ming Lau*, Xiaoqiang An*, Xuelian Yu, Interfacial Charge Transfer in MoS2/TiO2 Heterostructured Photocatalysts: The Impact of Crystal Facets and Defects, Molecules 2019, 24, 1769.

(50) Xiaoqiang An, Ziming Shang, Yaohui Bai*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Synergetic Photocatalytic Pure Water Splitting and Self-Supplied Oxygen Activation by 2-D WO3/TiO2 Heterostructures, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 19902.

(49) Huachun Lan, Feng Wang, Mei Lan, Xiaoqiang An*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Hydrogen-Bond-Mediated Self-Assembly of Carbon-Nitride-Based Photo-Fenton-like Membranes for Wastewater Treatment, Environ. Sci. Tech. 2019, 53, 6981.

(48) Tingcha Wei, Ya-Nan Zhu, Xiaoqiang An*, Li-Min Liu*, Xingzhong Cao, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Defect Modulation of Z‑Scheme TiO2/Cu2O Photocatalysts for Durable Water Splitting, ACS Catal. 2019, 9, 8346−8354.

(47) Xiaoqiang An, Qingwen Tang, Huachun Lan*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Polyoxometalates/TiO2 Fenton-like photocatalysts with rearranged oxygen vacancies for enhanced synergetic degradation, Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 2019, 244, 407-413.

(46) Xiaoqiang An, Siqi Wu, Qingwen Tang, Huachun Lan*, Yulin Tang, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Strongly coupled polyoxometalates/oxygen doped g-C3N4 nanocomposites as Fenton-like catalysts for efficient photodegradation of sulfosalicylic acid, Catal. Commun. 2018, 112, 63–67.

(45) Xiaoqiang An, Chengzhi Hu,* Huachun Lan, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Strongly Coupled Metal Oxide/Reassembled Carbon Nitride/Co−Pi Heterostructures for Efficient Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting, ACS Appl. Mater. Interf. 2018, 10, 6424−6432.

(44) Huachun Lan, Yulin Tang, Xuehong Zhang, Shaohong You, Qingwen Tang, Xiaoqiang An*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Decomplexation of Cu(II)-EDTA over oxygen-doped g-C3N4: An available resource towards environmental sustainability, Chem. Eng. J. 2018, 345, 138–146.

(43) Zhenao Gu, Le Zhang, Bo Wen, Xiaoqiang An*,Huachun Lan, Li-Min Liu*, Tao Chen, Jing Zhang, Xingzhong Cao, Junwang Tang, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Efficient design principle for interfacial charge separation in hydrogenintercalated nonstoichiometric oxides, Nano Energy 2018, 53, 887–897.

(42) Xiaoqiang An, Chengzhi Hu*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, OrcidHierarchical Nanotubular Anatase/Rutile/TiO2(B) Heterophase Junction with Oxygen Vacancies for Enhanced Photocatalytic H2 Production, Langmuir 2018, 34, 5, 1883–1889.

(41) Xiaoqiang An, Wei Wang, Jiangpeng Wang, Haozhi Duan, Jintao Shi, Xuelian Yu*, The synergetic effects of Ti3C2 MXene and Pt as co-catalysts for highly efficient photocatalytic hydrogen evolution over g-C3N4, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018,20, 11405-11411.

(40) Tingcha Wei, Ya-Nan Zhu, Zhenao Gu, Xiaoqiang An*, Li-min Liu*, Yuxuan Wu, Huijuan Liu, Junwang Tang*, Jiuhui Qu, Multi-electric field modulation for photocatalytic oxygen evolution: Enhanced charge separation by coupling oxygen vacancies with faceted Heterostructures. Nano Energy 2018, 51, 764–773.

(39) Xiaoqiang An, Chengzhi Hu*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Oxygen vacancy mediated construction of anatase/brookite heterophase junctions for high-efficiency photocatalytic hydrogen evolution, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017,5, 24989-24994.

(38) Wenjing Sang, Gong Zhang, Huachun Lan*, Xiaoqiang An, Huijuan Liu, The effect of different exposed facets on the photoelectrocatalytic degradation of o-chlorophenol using p-type Cu2O crystals, Electrochimica Acta 2017, 231, 429–436.

(37) Xiaoqiang An, Huachun Lan,* Ruiping Liu, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Light absorption modulation of novel Fe2TiO5 inverse opals for photoelectrochemical water splitting, New J. Chem. 2017, 41, 7966.

(36) Huachun Lan, Lili Li*, Huijuan Liu, Xiaoqiang An*, Fei Liu, Cuibai Chen*, Jiuhui Qu, Melem-based derivatives as metal-free photocatalysts for simultaneous reduction of Cr(VI) and degradation of 5-Sulfosalicylic acid, J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 2017, 507, 162-171.

(35) Xiaoqiang An, Le Zhang, Bo Wen, Zhenao Gu, Li-Min Liu*, Jiuhui Qu, Huijuan Liu*, Boosting photoelectrochemical activities of heterostructured photoanodes through interfacial modulation of oxygen vacancies, Nano Energy 2017, 35, 290–298.

(34) Huachun Lan, Lili Li, Xiaoqiang An*, Fei Liu, Cuibai Chen, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Microstructure of carbon nitride affecting synergetic photocatalytic activity: Hydrogen bonds vs. structural defects, Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 2017, 204, 49–57.

(33) Weixiao Qi, Xiaoqiang An*, Fan Zhang, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Facet-dependent intermediate formation and reaction mechanism of photocatalytic removing hydrophobic anthracene under simulated solar irradiation, Appl. Catal. B-Environ. 2017, 206, 194–202.

(32) Tong Li, Yan Jiang, Xiaoqiang An, Huijuan Liu, Chun Hu, Jiuhui Qu*, Transformation of humic acid and halogenated byproduct formation in UV-chlorine processes, Water Res. 2016, 102, 421-427.

(31) Huachun Lan, Jianfei Li, Meng Sun, Xiaoqiang An, Chengzhi Hu, Ruiping Liu, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu*, Efficient conversion of dimethylarsinate into arsenic and its simultaneous adsorption removal over FeCx/N-doped carbon fiber composite in an electro-Fenton process, Water Res. 2016, 100, 57-64.

(30) Huachun Lan, Ran Mao, Yating Tong, Yanzhen Liu, Huijuan Liu, Xiaoqiang An, and Ruiping Liu*, Enhanced Electroreductive Removal of Bromate by a Supported Pd−In Bimetallic Catalyst: Kinetics and Mechanism Investigation, Environ. Sci. Technol. 2016, 50, 11872−11878.

(29) Huanhuan Ji, Lai Lyu, Lili Zhang, Xiaoqiang An, Chun Hu, Oxygen vacancy enhanced photostability and activity of plasmon-Ag composites in the visible to near-infrared region for water purification Appl. Catal. B-Environ 2016, 199, 230–240.

(28) Xiaoqiang An, Tong Li, Bo Wen, Junwang Tang, Ziyu Hu, Li-Min Liu*, Jiuhui Qu, C. P. Huang, Huijuan Liu*, New insights into defect-mediated heterostructures for photoelectrochemical water splitting, Adv. Energy Mater. 2016, 1502268.

(27) Xuelian Yu, Ruifeng Du, Baoying Li, Yihe Zhang*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Xiaoqiang An*, Biomolecule-assisted self-assembly of CdS/MoS2/graphene hollow spheres as high-Efficiency photocatalysts for hydrogen evolution without noble metals, Appl. Catal. B-Environ 2016, 182, 504-512.

(26) Ruifeng Du, Yihe Zhang*, Baoying Li, Xuelian Yu*, Huijuan Liu, Xiaoqiang An*, Jiuhui Qu, Biomolecule-assisted synthesis of defect-mediated Cd1-xZnxS/MoS2/graphene hollow spheres for highly efficient hydrogen evolution, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, 16208-16215.

(25) Xuelian Yu, Xiaoqiang An, Aziz Genc,̧ Maria Ibańez, Jordi Arbiol, Yihe Zhang*, Andreu Cabot*, Cu2ZnSnS4−PtM (M = Co, Ni) Nanoheterostructures for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution, J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119, 21882−21888.

(24) Qinghua Ji, Xiaoqiang An, Huijuan Liu*, Lin Guo, Jiuhui Qu, Electric Double-Layer Effects Induce Separation of Aqueous Metal Ions, ACS Nano 2015, 9, 10922-10930.

[23) Xiaoqiang An, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Savio J. A. Moniz, Junwang Tang*, Photocatalytic mineralisation of herbicide 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid: enhanced performance by triple junction Cu–TiO2–Cu2O and the underlying reaction mechanism, New J. Chem. 2015, 39, 314.

(22) Ernest Pastor, Federico M. Pesci, Anna Reynal*, Albertus D. Handoko, Mingjia Guo, Xiaoqiang An, Alexander J. Cowan, David R. Klug, James R. Durrant, Junwang Tang*, Interfacial charge separation in Cu2O/RuOx as a visible light driven CO2 reduction catalyst, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2014, 16, 5922.

(21) Xuelian Yu, Xiaoqiang An, Alexey Shavel, Maria Ibanez, Andreu Cabot*, The effect of the Ga content on the photocatalytic hydrogen evolution of CuIn1-xGaxS2 nanocrystals, J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2, 12317

(20) Xuelian Yu, Alexey Shavel, Xiaoqiang An, Zhishan Luo, Maria Ibańez, Andreu Cabot*, Cu2ZnSnS4‑Pt and Cu2ZnSnS4‑Au Heterostructured Nanoparticles for Photocatalytic Water Splitting and Pollutant Degradation, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 9236−9239

(19) Savio J. A. Moniz, Stephen A. Shevlin, Xiaoqiang An, Zheng-Xiao Guo, Junwang Tang*, Fe2O3–TiO2 Nanocomposites for Enhanced Charge Separation and Photocatalytic Activity, Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 15571 – 15579.

(18) Linfeng Fei, Tieyu Sun, Wei Lu, Xiaoqiang An, Zhuofeng Hu, Jimmy C. Yu, Renkui Zheng, Xiaomin Li, Helen L. W. Chan, Yu Wang*, Direct observation of carbon nanostructure growth at liquid–solid interfaces. Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 826.

(17) Kimfung Li, Xiaoqiang An, Kyeong Hyeon Park, Majeda Khraisheh*, Junwang Tang*, A critical review of CO2 photoconversion: Catalysts and reactors, Catal. Today 2014, 224, 3–12.

(16) Yuanxu Liu, Zhonglei Wang, Wendong Wang, Xiaoqiang An, Shiyang Mi, Junwang Tang, Weixin Huang*, Sandwich SrTiO3/TiO2/H-Titanate nanofiber composite photocatalysts for efficient photocatalytic hydrogen evolution, Appl. Surf. Sci.2014,315, 314–322.

(15) Xiaoqiang An, Jimmy C. Yu, Junwang Tang*, Biomolecule-assisted fabrication of copper doped SnS2 nanosheet-reduced graphene oxide junctions with enhanced visible-light photocatalytic activity, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 1000-1005.

(14) Xiaoqiang An, Kimfung Li, Junwang Tang*, Cu2O/Reduced Graphene Oxide Composites for the Photocatalytic Conversion of CO2, ChemSusChem, (Inside Cover Page), 2014, 7, 1086-1093.

(13) Xiaoqiang An, Jimmy C. Yu*, Feng Wang, Chuanhao Li and Yecheng Li, One-pot synthesis of In2S3 nanosheets/graphene composites with enhanced visible-light photocatalytic activity, Appl. Catal. B-Environ, 2013, 129, 80-88.

(12) Xiaoqiang An, Xuelian Yu, Jimmy C Yu*, Guangjin Zhang*, Rongji Liu, CdS nanorods/reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites for photocatalysis and electrochemical sensing, J. Mater. Chem. A 2013, 1, 5158-5164.

(11) Xuelian Yu, Guangjin Zhang*, Hongbin Cao, Xiaoqiang An, Yun Wang, Zhongjun Shu, Xiaoli An, Fei Hua, ZnO@ZnS hollow dumbbells–graphene composites as high-performance photocatalysts and alcohol sensors, ZnO@ZnS hollow dumbbells–graphene composites as high-performance photocatalysts and alcohol sensors, New J. Chem. 2012,36, 2593-2598

(10) Xiaoqiang An, Jimmy C. Yu*, Yu Wang, Yongming Hu, Xuelian Yu, Guangjin Zhang, WO3 nanorods/graphene nanocomposites for high-Efficiency visible-light-driven photocatalysis and NO2 gas sensing, J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 8525-8531.

(9) Xiaoqiang An, Jimmy C. Yu*, Graphene-based photocatalytic composites, RSC Adv. 2011, 1, 1426-1434.

(8) Xuelian Yu, Xiaoqiang An, Controllable hydrothermal synthesis of Cu2S nanowires on the copper substrate, Mater. Lett. 2010, 64, 252–254

(7) Xuelian Yu, Xiaoqiang An, Enhanced magnetic and optical properties of pure and (Mn, Sr) doped BiFeO3 nanocrystals, Solid State Commun. 2009, 149, 711–714

(6) Chuanbao Cao*, Zhuo Chen, Xiaoqiang An, and Hesun Zhu, Growth and Field Emission Properties of Cactus-like Gallium Oxide Nanostructures, J. Phys. Chem. C 2008, 112, 95-98

(5) Xiaoqiang An, Chuanbao Cao*, Biomineralization of CaCO3 through the cooperative interactions between multiple additives and self-assembled monolayers, J. Phys. Chem. C 2008, 112, 6526-6530.

(4) Xiaoqiang An, Chuanbao Cao*, Co–effect of silk fibroin and self–assembly monolayers (SAMs) on the biomineralization of calcium carbonate, J. Phys. Chem. C 2008, 112, 15844-15849.

(3) Xiaoqiang An, Chuanbao Cao*, Hesun Zhu, Optical and photocatalytic properties of sulfide semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) synthesized by silk fibroin template, Mater. Lett. 2008, 62, 2754-2757.

(2) Hongli Du, Chuanbao Cao*, Yajie Xu, Xiaoqiang An, Hesun Zhu, Synthesis of aligned ripple-like and helical structure silica fibres, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 2007, 353, 1041–1045

(1) Xiaoqiang An, Chuanbao Cao*, Hesun Zhu, Bio-inspired fabrication of ZnO nanorod arrays and their optical and photoresponse properties, J. Cryst. Growth 2007, 308, 340-347.