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· 3rd Chinese Chemical Letters Forum of Environmental Chemistry Young Scientists, 17-20 April 2020, Guangzhou, China. (Conference Chair)
· 1st Guangdong University of Technology Forum for young professionals on Environmental and Energy Catalysis, 10-12 Oct. 2017, Guangzhou, China. (Conference Chair)
· The 33rd International Conference of the Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health (SEGH 2017), June 30th-July 4th 2017, Guangzhou, China. (Organizing Committee Member)
· International Conference of Hydrogen Production 2017 (ICH2P-2017), July 29-31 2017, Brisbane, Australia. (Session Chair)
· Asian Advanced Materials 2017, 11-16 March 2017, Singapore. (Organizing Committee Member)
· The 10th International Conference on Computational Physics, 16-20 Jan. 2017, Macau, China. (Session chair).
· Forum of young scholars in photocatalysis 2016, 21-23 Oct. 2016 Shanghai Normal University, China. (Session chair).
· 2nd Annual International Conference on Energy, Environmental & Sustainable ecosystem development, 26-28 Aug. 2016, Kunming China. (Organizing Committee Member)
· 9th International Conference on Environmental Catalysis, 10th-13th July 2016, Newcastle, Australia. (Session Chair)
(1). Jiaquan Li, Mengting Li, Hongqi Sun, Zhimin Ao,* Shaobin Wang,* Shaomin Liu,* Fundamental Understanding of Oxidation Behaviour of Benzyl Alcohol by Peroxymonosulfate via Carbon Nanotubes Activation, ACS Catalysis 10 (2020) 3516-3525. (*Corresponding author)
(2). Teng Wang#, Chunyang Nie#, Zhimin Ao*, Shaobin Wang, Taicheng An, Recent progress in g-C3N4 quantum dots: synthesis, properties and applications in photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 8 (2020) 485. (*Corresponding author).
(3). Quanguo Jiang, Jianfeng Zhang*, Huajie Huang, Yuping Wu, Zhimin Ao*, A novel single atom catalyst for CO oxidation at humid environmental conditions: Ni-embeded divacancy graphene, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 8 (2020) 287-295. (*Corresponding author).
(4). Ming Wu#, Xin He#, Binghua Jing, Teng Wang, Chengyin Wang, Yanlin Qin, Zhimin Ao*, Shaobin Wang and Taicheng An, Novel Carbon and Defects co-modified g-C3N4 for Highly Efficient Photocatalytic Degradation of Bisphenol A under Visible Light, Journal of Hazard Materials 384 (2020) 121323. (*Corresponding author).
(5). Lin Ma, Deqiang Guo, Mengting Li, Cheng Wang, Zilin Zhou, Xin Zhao, Fangteng Zhang, Zhimin Ao*, Zhaogang Nie*, Temperature-dependent thermal decomposition pathway of organic-inorganic halide Perivskite Materials, Chemistry of Materials, 31 (2019) 8515-8522. (*Corresponding author).
(6). Chunyang Ni,# Zhenhua Dai,# Hong Meng, Xiaoguang Duan, Yanlin Qin, Yanbo Zhou, Zhimin Ao,* Shaobin Wang, Taicheng An, Peroxydisulfate activation by positively polarized carbocatalyst for enhanced removal of aqueous organic pollutants, Water Research 166 (2019) 115043. (*Corresponding author).
(7). Chunxiao Zhao,# Biao Liu,# Xining Li, Kaixin Zhu, Ruisheng Hu, Zhimin Ao,* Junhu Wang,* Co-Fe Prussian blue analogue for efficient Fenton-like catalysis: the effect of high-spin cobalt, Chemical Communications 55 (2019) 7151. (*Corresponding author)
(8). Hong-Mei Du, Zhi-Gang Zhou, Zhenhua Dai, Yi Mu, Qiu-Ju Xing, Shan-Shan Liu Zhimin Ao,* Jian-Ping Zou*, Degradation of organic pollutants by persulfates activated by MnO2 with different crystalline structures: catalytic performances and mechanisms, Chemical Engineering Journal 374 (2019) 170-180. (*Corresponding author)
(9). Qixing Zhou, Shaohu Ouyang, Zhimin Ao, Jing Sun, Guanlan Liu, Xiangang Hu, Integrating Biolayer Interferometry, Atomic Force Microscopy and Density Functional Theory Calculation Studies on the Affinity between Humic Acid Fractions and Graphene Oxide, Environmental Science & Technology 53 (2019) 3773-3781.
(10).Yuetan Su, Wenlang Li, Guiying Li, Zhimin Ao,* Taicheng An, DFT investigation on the enhanced adsorption mechanism and possible catalytic activity for formaldehyde degradation on Al-decorated C2N monolayer, Chinese Journal of Catalysis 40 (2019) 664-672. (*Corresponding author)
(11).Jiayi Liu, Xuning Li, Biao Liu, Chunxiao Zhao, Zhichong Kuang, Ruisheng Hu, Bin Liu*, Zhimin Ao,* Junhu Wang*, Shape-controlled synthesis of metal-organic frameworks with adjustable Fenton-like catalytic activity, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10 (2018) 38051-38056. (*Corresponding author)
(12).Xiaoguang Duan, Zhimin Ao*, Huayang Zhang, Martin Saunders, Hongqi Sun*, Zongping Shao, Shaobin Wang*, Nanodiamonds in sp2/sp3 configuration for radical to nonradical oxidation: Core-shell layer dependence, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 222 (2018) 176-181. (*Corresponding author)
(13).Chunyang Nie, Zhimin Ao*, Xiaoguang Duan, Chengying Wang, Shaobin Wang*, Taicheng An, Degradation of aniline by electrochemical activation of peroxydisulfate at MWCNT cathode: The proofed concept of nonradical oxidation process, Chemosphere 206 (2018) 432-438. (*Corresponding author)
(14).Binghua Jiang, Zhimin Ao,* Zhenyuan Teng, Chengyin Wang, Jiabao Yi, Taicheng An, Density Functional Theory Study on the Effects of Oxygen Groups on Band Gap Tuning of Graphitic Carbon Nitrides for Possible Photocatalytic Applications, Sustainable Materials and Technologies 16 (2018) 12-22. (*Corresponding author).
(15).Ming Wu, Hongying Lv, Teng Wang, Zhimin Ao*, Hongqi Sun, Chengying Wang*, Taicheng An and Shaobin Wang*, Ag2MoO4 nanoparticles encapsulated in g-C3N4 for sunlight photodegradation of pollutants, Catalysis Today 315 (2018) 205-212. (*Corresponding author).
(16). Guo, Xiaomeng; Ji, Junyi; Jiang, Quanguo; Zhang, Lili; Ao, Zhimin*; Fan, Xiaobin; Wang, Shaobin; Li, Yang; Zhang, Fengbao; Zhang, Guoliang; Peng, Wenchao*, Few-layered Trigonal WS2 Nanosheets Coated Graphite Foam as an Efficient Free-standing Electrode for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9 (2017) 30591-30598. (*Corresponding author)
(17). Xuning Li, Zhimin Ao, Jiayi Liu, Hongqi Sun, Alexandre I. Rykov, Junhu Wang, Topotactic Transformation of Metal-Organic Frameworks to graphene encapsulated transition metal nitrides for efficient peroxymonosulfate activation, ACS Nano 10 (2016) 11532-11540.
(18). Shuangqiang Chen,# Zhimin Ao,# (#Equal contribution) Bing Sun, Xiuqiang Xie, Guoxiu Wang, Porous carbon nanocages encapsulated with tin nanoparticles for high performance sodium-ion batteries, Energy Storage Mater. 5 (2016) 180-190.
(19). Xiaoguang Duang, Hongqi Sun,* Zhimin Ao,* Li Zhou, Guoxiu Wang, Shaobin Wang,* Unveiling the active sites of graphene-catalyzed peroxymonosulfate activation, Carbon 107 (2016) 371-378. (*Corresponding author)
(20). Lin Liu, Hongying Lv, Chengyin Wang,* Zhimin Ao*, Guoxiu Wang, Fabrication of the protonated graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets as enhanced electrochemical sensing platforms for hydrogen peroxide and paracetamol detection, Electrochimica Acta 206 (2016) 259-269. (*Corresponding author)
(21). Xiaoguang Duang,# Zhimin Ao,# (#Equal contribution) Degang Li, Hongqi Sun, Li Zhou, Alexandra Suvorova, Martin Saunders, Guoxiu Wang, Shaobin Wang, Surface-Tailored Nanodiamonds as Excellent Metal-Free Catalysts for Organic Oxidation, Carbon 103 (2016) 404-411.
(22). Xiaoguang Duang, Zhimin Ao, Li Zhou, Hongqi Sun, Guoxiu Wang, Shaobin Wang, Occurrence of radical and nonradical pathways from carbocatalysts for aqueous and nonaqueous catalytic oxidation, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 188 (2016) 98-105. (ESI highly cited)
(23). Zhimin Ao,* Quanguo Jiang, Shuang Li, Hao Liu, F. M. Peeters, Sean Li, Guoxiu Wang,* Enhancement of Stability of Fluorine Atom on Defective Graphene and at Graphene/ fluorographene Interface, ACS Appl. Mater. Interface, 7 (2015) 19659-19665. (*Corresponding author).
(24). Quanguo Jiang, Jianfeng Zhang,* Zhimin Ao,* Yuping Wu, First Principles Study on the Electronic Structure and Interface Stability of Hydrid Silicene/Fluorosilicene Nanoribbons, Scientific Rep. 5 (2015) 15734. (*Corresponding author)
(25). Q. G. Jiang, J. F. Zhang,* Z. M. Ao,* Y. P. Wu, Density functional theory study on the electronic properties and stability of the silicene/silicane nanoribbons, J. Mater. Chem. C, 3 (2015) 3954. (*Corresponding author).
(26). Xiaoguang Duan, Zhimin Ao, Hongqi Sun, Stacey Indrawirawan, Yuxian Wang, Jian Kang, Fengli Liang, Z. H. Zhu, Shaobin Wang, Nitrogen-Doped Graphene for Excellent Metal-Free Catalysis in Generation and Evolution of Reactive Radicals, ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 7 (2015) 4169-4178 (ESI highly cited).
(27). Weichang Wu, Zhimin Ao,* Cuihong Yang, Shuang Li, Guoxiu Wang, Changming Li, Sean Li, Hydrogenation of silicene with tensile strains, J. Mater. Chem. C, 3 (2015) 2593-2602. (*Corresponding author)
(28). Xiuqiang Xie,# Zhimin Ao,# (#Equal contribution) Dawei Su, Guoxiu Wang, MoS2/Graphene Composite Anodes with Enhanced Performance for Sodium Ion Batteries: the Role of the Two-dimensional Heterointerface, Adv. Functional Mater. 25 (2015) 1393-1403. (ESI top 1% Highly cited)
(29). Zhemi Xu, Zhimin Ao,* Dewei Chu, Adnan Younis, Chang Ming Li, Sean Li, Reversible Hydrophobic to Hydrophilic Transition in Graphene via Water Splitting Induced by UV Irradiation, Scientific Reports, 4 (2014) 6450. (Nature publishing group, *Corresponding author, highlighted by Phys.org: http://phys.org/news/2014-10-uv-irradiation-reversibly-graphene-hydrophobic.html).
(30). Zhimin Ao,* Shixue Dou, Zhemi Xu, Quangguo Jiang, Guoxiu Wang*, Hydrogen storage in porous graphene with Al decoration, Inter. J. Hydrogen Energy 39 (2014) 16244-16251. (*Corresponding author).
(31). Weichang Wu, Zhimin Ao,* Tao Wang, Chang Ming Li, Sean Li, Electric field induced by hydrogenation of silicene, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 16 (2014) 16588-16594. (*Corresponding author)
(32). Q.G. Jiang, Z. M. Ao,* S. Li and Z. Wen,* Density functional theory calculations on the CO catalytic oxidation on Al-embedded graphene, RSC Advances 4 (2014) 20290-20296. (*Corresponding author)
(33). Q.G. Jiang, Z.M. Ao,* W.T. Zheng, S. Li, Q. Jiang,* Enhanced hydrogen sensing properties of graphene by introducing mono-atom-vacancy, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15 (2013) 21016-22. (*Corresponding author).
(34). Q.G. Jiang, Z.M. Ao*, D.W. Chu, Q. Jiang,* Reversible transition of graphene from hydrophobic to hydrophilic in the presence of an electric field, J. Phys. Chem. C, 116 (2012) 19321-19326. (*Corresponding author)
(35). Z.M. Ao,* A.D. Hernández-Nieves, F. M. Peeters, S. Li, The electric field as a novel switch for uptake/release of hydrogen storage in nitrogen doped graphene, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14 (2012) 1463-1467. (*Corresponding author)
(36). Z.M. Ao,* A.D. Hernandez-Nieves, F.M. Peeters, S. Li, Enhanced Stability of Hydrogen Atoms at the Graphene/Graphane Interface of Nanoribbons, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97 (2010) 233109. Also selected for the December 13, 2010 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology. (*Corresponding author)
(37). Z.M. Ao,* F.M. Peeters, Electric Field Activated Hydrogen Dissociative Adsorption to Nitrogen-doped Graphene, J. Phys. Chem. C 114 (2010) 14503. (*Corresponding author)
(38). Z.M. Ao,* F.M. Peeters, Electric field: A catalyst for hydrogenation of graphene, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96 (2010) 253106. Also selected for the July 2, 2010 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology. (*Corresponding author)
(39). Z.M. Ao, F.M. Peeters, High-capacity hydrogen storage in Al-adsorbed graphene, Phys. Rev. B 81 (2010) 205406. Also selected for the May 17, 2010 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.
(40). Z.M. Ao, S. Li, Q. Jiang, Thermal stability of interaction between the CO molecules and the Al doped graphene, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 11 (2009) 1683.
(41). Z.M. Ao, Q. Jiang, R.Q. Zhang, T.T. Tan, S. Li, Al doped graphene: A promising material for hydrogen storage at room temperature, J. Appl. Phys. 105 (2009) 074307. Also selected for the April 20, 2009 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.
(42). Z.M. Ao, S. Li, Q. Jiang, The determination of Young¢s modulus in noble metal nanowires, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93 (2008) 081905. Also selected for the September 8, 2008 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.
(43). Z.M. Ao, W.T. Zheng, Q. Jiang, Effects of electronic field on atomic structure of graphene/α-SiO2 interface, Nanotechnology 19 (2008) 275710.
(44). Z.M. Ao, W.T. Zheng, Q. Jiang, Lindemann-like size-independent glass- transition criterion for polymers, Polymer 49 (2008) 3578.
(45). Z.M. Ao, J. Yang, S. Li, Q. Jiang, Enhancement of CO detection in Al doped graphene, Chem. Phys. Lett. 461 (2008) 276.(ESI highly cited)
(46). Z.M. Ao, W.T. Zheng, Q. Jiang, Size effects on Kauzmann temperature and related thermodynamic parameters of Ag nanoparticles, Nanotechnology 18 (2007) 255706.
(47). Z.M. Ao, Q. Jiang, Size effects on miscibility and glass transition temperature of binary polymer blend films, Langmuir 22 (2006) 1241.