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Zhaoyong Bian

Visiting scholar from Beijing Normal University, China
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Room 1223D Chemical and Nuclear Building
University of Maryland, College Park MD 20740

E-mail: zbian@umd.edu



  • 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 and Engineering
    Department of Applied Chemistry
    Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, P. R. China


Research Interests

  • Environmental pollutant treatments
  • Solar energy utilization
  • CO2 conversion to useful fuel


  • 2011-present Associate Professor, College of Water Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
  • 2007-2011 Researcher, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy Sciences, Beijing, China



Journal Articles

  1. Yu Bian, Zhao-Yong Bian*, Jun-Xiao Zhang, Ai-Zhong Ding, Shao-Lei Liu, Hui Wang, Effect of the oxygen-containing functional group of graphene oxide on the aqueous cadmium ions removal, Applied Surface Science, 2015, 329, 269-275.
  2. Shaolei Liu, Hui Wang, Zhaoyong Bian, Comparative study on electrochemical 4-chlorophenol degradation in different diaphragm systems with combined reduction and oxidation properties, Water Science and Technology, 2015, 71, 126-130.
  3. Zhao-Yong Bian*, Ya-Qi Zhu, Jun-Xiao Zhang, Ai-Zhong Ding, Hui Wang, Visible-light driven degradation of ibuprofen using abundant metal-loaded BiVO4 photocatalysts, Chemosphere, 2014, 117, 527-531.
  4. Qin Shi, Hui Wang, Shaolei Liu, Zhaoyong Bian*, Electrocatalytic degradation of 2,4-dichlorophenol using a Pd/graphene gas-diffusion electrode, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 56263-56272.
  5. Zhao-Yong Bian*, 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.
  6. Hui Wang, Zhao-Yong Bian, Xin Liu. Conversion of CO2 to Fuels Using Carbon-Based Cathodes in Aqueous Electrochemical Reduction System, Reviews in Advanced Sciences and Engineering, 2014, 3,1-12.
  7. Guang Lu, Hui Wang, Zhao-Yong Bian, Xin Liu, The Scientific World Journal, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/424617
  8. Zhao-Yong Bian*, 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.
  9. Lei Pang, Hui Wang, Zhao-Yong Bian, Treatment of methyl orange dye wastewater by cooperative electrochemical oxidation in anodic-cathodic compartment, Water Science and Technology, 2013, 67, 521-525.
  10. Zhipeng Zeng, Hui Wang, Zhaoyong Bian, Lei Pang, Degradation of 2-chlorophenol using a Pd/MWNTs gas diffusion electrode in the divided cell, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 2013, 260-261, 499-504.
  11. Zhao-Yong Bian*, Hui Wang, Wen-Fu Fu, Li Li, Ai-Zhong Ding, Two bifunctional RuII/ReI photocatalysts for CO2 reduction: a spectroscopic, photocatalytic, and computational study, Polyhedron, 2012, 32, 78-85.
  12. Hui Wang, Zhaoyong Bian*, 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.
  13. Hui Wang, Xiangjia Wei, Zhaoyong Bian, 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.
  14. Hui Wang, Zhao-Yong Bian*, 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.
  15. Xin Gan, Shao-Ming Chi, Wei-Hua. Mu, Jia-Can Yao, Li Quan, Cong Li, Zhao-Yong Bian, 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.
  16. Zhao-Yong Bian*, Shao-Ming Chi, Li Li, Wen-Fu Fu, Conjugation effect of the bridging ligand on the CO2 reduction properties in difunctional photocatalysts, Dalton Transactions, 2010, 39, 7884-7887.
  17. Hui Wang, De-Zhi Sun, Zhao-Yong Bian*, Degradation mechanism of diethyl phthalate with electrogenerated hydroxyl radical on a Pd/C gas-diffusion electrode, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2010, 180, 710-715.
  18. Shao-Ming Chi, Jun-Feng Zhang, Zhao-Yong Bian, 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.
  19. Zhao-Yong Bian*, Katsuhiro Sumi, Masaoki Furue, 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 CO2 reduction, Dalton Transactions, 2009, 38, 983-993.
  20. Zhao-Yong Bian*, Masaoki Furue, 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.
  21. Zhao-Yong Bian*, Wen-Fu Fu, Mei-Gong Fan, Polypyridyl transition metal complexes for artificial photosynthetic reaction, Trends in Heterocyclic Chemistry, 2009, 14, 29-37.
  22. Quan-Qing Xu, Wen-Fu Fu, Gui-Ju Zhang, Zhao-Yong Bian, Jun-Feng Zhang, Xu Han,Wen-Zhan Xu, Photocatalytic H2 evolution from water based on cyclometalated platinum(II) complex, Catalysis Communications, 2008, 10, 49-52.
  23. Zhao-Yong Bian*, Katsuhiro Sumi, Masaoki Furue, Shunsuke Sato, Kazuhide Koike, Osamu Ishitani, A novel tripodal ligand, tris[(4’- methyl-2,2’- bipyridyl-4-yl)methyl] carbinol and its trinuclear RuII/ReI mixed-metal complexes: synthesis, emission properties, and photocatalytic CO2 reduction, Inorganic Chemistry, 2008, 47, 10801-10803.

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