Jindui Hong

Dr Jindui Hong

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow

PhD Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, Singapore
BEng (honor) Xiamen University, China

Short biography

I obtained my BEng (honor) from Xiamen University (China) in 2008. Afterwards, I was awarded a PhD research scholarship to study in Nanyang Technological University of Singapore under supervision of Prof. Rong Xu, working on the development of photocatalyst for solar fuel production via water splitting and CO2 reduction. During the PhD study, I was an active researcher in the Singapore-Berkeley Research Initiative for Sustainable Energy (SinBeRISE) program. I graduated in 2013 and stayed in the same group for about one year and a half, first as project officer and then research fellow. Soon afterwards, I joined in Dr Camille Petit’s group in Imperial College London as research associate to design nanocomposite materials for CO2 capture and conversion. Since Aug 2015, I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow in Prof Grobert’s group.

Research summary

I am interested in the development of nanomaterials for energy and environmental applications including water splitting, CO2 capture and conversion and water treatment.


1. Hong, J. D.; Yin, S. M.; Pan, Y. X.; Han, J. Y.; Zhou, T. H.; Xu, R., Porous carbon nitride nanosheets for enhanced photocatalytic activities. Nanoscale 2014, 6 (24), 14984-14990.
2. Hong, J. D.; Zhang, W.; Wang, Y. B.; Zhou, T. H.; Xu, R. Photocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide over self-assembly of carbon nitride with layered double hydroxide: the role of CO¬2 enrichment, ChemCatChem 2014, 6 (8), 2315-2321.
3. Hong, J. D.; Wang, Y. S.; Wang, Y. B.; Zhang, W.; Xu, R. Noble metal-free NiS/C3N4 for efficient photocatalytic hydrogen production from water. ChemSusChem 2013, 6, 2263–2268. (F cover; Top 10 accessed )
4. Hong, J. D.; Zhang, W.; Ren, J.; Xu, R., Photocatalytic reduction of CO2: A brief review on product analysis and systematic methods. Analytical Methods 2013, 5, 1086-1097. (Front inside cover; Hot article; Top 10 accessed)
5. Hong, J. D.; Xia, X.; Wang, Y.; Xu, R., Mesoporous carbon nitride with in situ sulfur doping for enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen evolution from water under visible light. Journal of Materials Chemistry 2012, 22, 15006-15012.
6. Hong, J. D.; Wang, Y. B.; Pan, J. S.; Zhong, Z. Y.; Xu, R., Self-assembled dye–layered double hydroxide–Pt nanoparticles: a novel H2 evolution system with remarkably enhanced stability. Nanoscale 2011, 3 (11), 4655-4661.
7. Hong, J. D.; Hua, D.; Wang, X.; Wang, H. T.; Li, J., Solid−liquid− gas equilibrium of the ternaries ibuprofen+ myristic acid+ CO2 and ibuprofen+ tripalmitin+ CO2. Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data 2010, 55 (1), 297-302.
8. Hong, J. D.; Chen, H.; Li, J.; Matos, H. A.; de Azevedo, E. G., Calculation of solid− liquid− gas equilibrium for binary systems containing CO2. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2009, 48 (9), 4579-4586.
9. Zhang, W.; Hong, J. D.; Zheng, J. W.; Huang, Z. Y.; Zhou, J. R.; Xu, R., Nickel-thiolate complex catalyst assembled in one step in water for solar H2 production. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2011, 133, 20680-20683.
10. Wang, Y. B.; Hong, J. D.; Zhang, W.; Xu, R. Carbon nitride nanosheets for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution: Remarkably enhanced activity by dye sensitization. Catalysis Science & Technology, 2013, 3, 1703-1711.