Assistant Professor (Associate Researcher) School of Environmental Science and Engineering

Principal Investigator

Dr. Hong Chen

Assistant Professor (Associate Professor) of Environmental Science and Engineering




B.S. in Material Chemistry, China University of Geosciences, Prof. Jinzhong Chen Group;

M. S. Student in Rock and Mineral Materials, China University of Geosciences, Prof. Xiuling Wu Group;

Ph D. in Inorganic Chemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden, Prof. Junliang Sun and Xiaodong Zou Group.


Assistant Professor(Associate Professor) in School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, 2018.9 till now.

Postdoc in Department of Organic Chemistry, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Prof. Licheng Sun Group, 2015-2016;

Wallenberg Research Fellow in Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, Stanford University, Prof. Michael F. Toney Group, 2016-2018;

Joint Postdoc in Department of Chemistry, University of California-Berkeley, Prof. Peidong Yang Group, 2016-2018.

Personal Profile

Working Experiences

2018.9 till now

Assistance professor at the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology.


Postdoctoral research working with Prof. Michael F. Toney at Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, Stanford University and Prof. Peidong Yang at University of California, Berkeley.


Postdoc researcher working with Prof. Licheng Sun. KTH-Royal Insitute of Technology.


Short Postdoc researcher with Prof. Junliang Sun. Stockholm University.


 Education Background


Ph. D student, working in inorganic chemistry working on a project of Combing X-ray and TEM for structure determination on microporous materials. Stockholm University, Sweden. 

SupervisorsProf. Junliang Sun and Prof. Xiaodong Zou


Master-doctorate program students in rock and mineral materials, college of materials science and chemical engineering, China University of Geosciences, China

SupervisorProf. Xiuling Wu


Bachelor in material chemistry, college of materials science and chemical engineering, China University of Geosciences, China                            

SupervisorsProf. Jingzhong Chen and Prof. Xiuling Wu


Academic Services

  1. Young Editorial Committee Member, Chinese Chemical Letters, 2018-2022
  2. Invited Reviewers for Advanced Materials, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., ChemSusChem, Dalton Transactions, CrysEngCommInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Journal of Membrane Science, ChemPhysChemChemPlusChemEuropean Inorganic Chemistry RCS Advances Applied Clay Science, Journal of Membrane Science, Applied Surface Science.

Research Interests

The Chen Lab is located at the School of Environmental Science & Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China. We are a metal-contained solid wastes/pollutant analysis and treatment lab with specific interests in developing atomic-scale structure characterization tools for probing the atomic-scale structure of solid wastes/pollutants. Based on our understanding of the metal's atomic-scale chemical environment, we will further develop advanced environmental materials, environmental engineering devices, and integrated systems for recycling or immobilizing the metal species in solid wastes/pollutants for various applications including clean energy engineering.


Our research interests focusing on the structural chemistry problems in the industrial solid waste resources and eco-material design. We are interested in the design and synthesis of new structured eco-materials, develop new strategies to use the mineral materials, resource utilization the novel industrial solid waste, explore the atomic-scale understanding on the eco-material and pollutants interaction mechanisms in soil remediation and water treatment.


Undergraduate: Environmental Chemistry

Graduate: Eco-material properties and characterization

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Selected Publication (+ equal contribution; * corresponding author)

1.Hong Chen+, Jia Lin+, Joohoon Kang+, Qiao Kong, Dylan Lu, Jun Kang, Minliang Lai, Li Na Quan, Zhenni Lin, Jianbo Jin, Lin-wang Wang, Michael F. Toney and Peidong Yang. Single Crystalline Ruddlesden-Popper Phase Halide Perovskites for Pure-Blue Light-Emitting Diodes, Science Advances, 2020, 6: eaay4045

2.Jia Lin+,Hong Chen+, Yang Gao+, Yao Cai, Jianbo Jin, Ahmed S. Etman, Joohoon Kang, Teng Lei, Zhenni Lin, Maria C. Folgueras, Li Na Quan, Qiao Kong, Matthew Sherburne, Mark Asta, Junliang Sun, Michael F. Toney, Junqiao Wu and Peidong Yang. Pressure Induced Semiconductor to Metal Phase Transition of a Charge-Ordered Indium Halide Perovskite”, PNAS, 2019, 116,47,23404-23409.

3.Ke Fan+, Hong Chen+, Yongfei Ji, Hui Huang, Per Martin Claesson, Quentin Daniel, Bertrand Philippe, Håkan Rensmo, Fusheng Li, Yi Luo, and Licheng Sun, Nickel–vanadium monolayer double hydroxide for efficient electrochemical water oxidation. Nature Communications, 2016, 11981

4.Jia Lin+, Hong Chen+, Jun Kang, Li Na Quan, Zhenni Lin, Qiao Kong, Minliang Lai, Sunmoon Yu, Lei Wang, Lin-wang Wang, Michael F. Toney and Peidong Yang, Copper(I) Based Highly Emissive All-Inorganic Rare-Earth Halide Clusters. Matter, 2019,1,180-191.

5.Yueran Ni, Bowen He, Siyuan Luo, Xiaoyong Wu, Xuezhen Feng, Yi Luo, Jia Lin, Junliang Sun, Ke Fan*, Yongfei Ji*, Gaoke Zhang*, Hong Chen*. Microporous Core-shell Co11(HPO3)8(OH)6 /Co11(PO3)8O6 Nanowires for Highly Efficient Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution Reaction. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2019, 259, 118091.

6.Jun Li, Xiaoyong Wu, Wenfeng Pan, Gaoke Zhang* and Hong Chen*. Vacancy-Rich Monolayer BiO2-x as Highly Efficient UV, Visible and Near-Infrared Responsive Photocatalyst. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2018, 57, 491-495.

7.Hong Chen, Jing Ju, Qingpeng Meng, Jie Su, Cong Lin, Zhengyang Zhou, Guobao Li, Weilu Wang, Wenliang Gao, Chunmei Zeng, Chiu Tang, Jianhua Lin, Tao Yang, Junliang Sun. PKU-3: An HCl-Inclusive Aluminoborate for Strecker Reaction Solved by Combining RED and PXRD. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137, 7047–7050.

8.Wei Hua+, Hong Chen+, Zhengbao Yu+, Xiaodong Zou, Jianhua Lin, Junliang Sun, A Stable Germanosilicate with 11×11×12-ring Channels Solved by Electron Crystallography. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2014, 53, 5868–5871.

9.Hong Chen, ZhengbaoYu, Zoltan Bacsik, Huishuang Zhao, Qingxia Yao, Junliang Sun, Construction of Mesoporous Frameworks with Vanadoborate Clusters. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2014, 126, 3682-3685.

10. Lei Wang+, Hong Chen +, Quentin Daniel, Lele Duan, Bertrand Philippe, Yi Yang, Håkan Rensmo and Licheng Sun. Promoting the Water Oxidation Catalysis by Synergistic Interactions between Ni(OH)2 and Carbon Nanotube, Advanced Energy Materials, 2016,1600516.

11.Hong Chen, Youqian Deng, Zhengbao Yu, Huishuang Zhao, Qingxia Yao, Xiaodong Zou, Jan-E. Bäckvall, Junliang Sun. 3D Open-Framework Vanadoborate as Highly Effective Heterogeneous Pre-Catalyst for Oxidation of Alkylbenzenes. Chemistry of Materials, 2013, 25, 5031–5036.

12. Qiuyue Ge, Xuezhen Feng, Ranhao Wang, Renji Zheng, Siyuan Luo, Lele Duan, Yongfei Ji*, Jia Lin*, and Hong Chen*. Mixed Redox-couple Involved Chalcopyrite Phase CuFeS2 Quantum Dots for Highly Efficient Cr(VI) Removal. Environmental Science & Technology, 2020, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c01018.

13. Wenfei Wei, Wensong Zou, Dazhong Yang, Renji Zheng, Ranhao Wang and Hong Chen*. Highly Efficient Porous Conductive Polymer Electrode for Seawater Desalination. Journal of Material Chemistry A, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0TA03939J.

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