ZHANG Jingdong


Email: zhangjd@mail.hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Analytical Chemistry

Jingdong Zhang is a professor at School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). He received his PhD degree from Hunan University (China) in 2000. Then he carried out five-year postdoctoral researches at Chonbuk National University (South Korea), Kwansei Gakuin University (Japan), Kyoto University (Japan) and Jackson State University (USA). His research spans analytical chemistry and environmental chemistry. His research interests include electroanalytical chemistry, environmental electrochemistry, pollutant determination and removal, and photoelectrochemical materials. Dr. Zhang has published more than 160 scientific papers and 4 book chapters. In his early study, he developed various modified electrodes for electrochemical analysis of different pollutants including phenols, pharmaceuticals and heavy metals. He prepared electrodes modified with self-assembled monolayers, gold nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes and graphene to improve the analytical sensitivity. He developed several DNA electrochemical sensors to study the interactions between DNA and organic pollutants. He applied electrochemical methods to monitoring of photodegradation of pollutants. In recent years, his research focused on application of photoelectrochemical materials to both degradation and sensing of pollutants. He developed liquid phase deposition method to prepare TiO2, ZnO, WO3, Fe2O3 and other metal oxide film electrodes with high photoelectrochemical activities. He improved the visible-light activity of these film electrodes by doping with elements or nanomaterials, dye sensitization, or forming composites. He successfully applied these film electrodes to photoelectrocatalytic degradation of various organic pollutants. He also coupled photoelectrocatalysis with electroenzymatic process for pollutant removal. He demonstrated that photoelectrocatalysis could provide an effective strategy for simultaneous removal of organic and heavy metal mixed pollutants. On the other hand, he developed photoelectrochemical sensors for pollutant detection, which was more sensitive than traditional electrochemical sensors. By coupling photocatalytic fuel cell with electrochemical sensing, he proposed visible-light induced self-powered sensors for organic pollutants. In order to improve the selectivity, he proposed the introduction of DNA, molecularly imprinted polymers and aptamers as recognition elements in construction of photoelectrochemical sensors. Based on these photoelectrochemical sensors, phenols and antibiotics were sensitively and selectively monitored.

Academic Degrees


Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry, Hunan University (China)


M.S. degree in corrosion and protection, Hunan University (China)


B.S. degree in chemistry, Anhui Normal University (China)

Professional Experience


Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, HUST


Associate Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, HUST


Associate Professor, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, HUST


Lecturer, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, HUST


Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Changsha University of Electric Power, China

Courses Taught

1.Instrumental Analysis (for undergraduate student)

2.Modern Photoelectric Analytical Technique (for graduated student)

Awards and Honors


Huazhong Scholar (Special Professor Position), HUST


Huazhong Scholar (Young Professor Position), HUST


Second Prize of National Natural Science Award, MOE

Selected Projects Funded

1.National Science Foundation of China (61571198)

2.National Science Foundation of China (61172005)

3.National Science Foundation of China (20977037)

4.Application Foundation Frontier Project of Wuhan Science and Technology Program (2020020601012286)

Selected Publications

[1] Jie Gao, Xiaoling Yao, Yingxu Chen, Zhonghong Gao, Jingdong Zhang*. Near-Infrared Light-Induced Self-Powered Aptasensing Platform for Aflatoxin B1 Based on Upconversion Nanoparticles-Doped Bi2S3 Nanorods. Analytical Chemistry, 2021, 93(2): 677-682.

[2] Xiaoling Yao, Jie Gao, Kai Yan, Yingxu Chen, Jingdong Zhang*. Ratiometric Self-Powered Sensor for 17β-Estradiol Detection Based on a Dual-Channel Photocatalytic Fuel Cell. Analytical Chemistry, 2020, 92(12): 8026-8030.

[3] Kai Yan, Yuhan Zhu, Weihao Ji, Fang Chen, Jingdong Zhang*. Visible Light-Driven Membraneless Photocatalytic Fuel Cell toward Self-Powered Aptasensing of PCB77. Analytical Chemistry, 2018, 90(16): 9662-9666.

[4] Kai Yan, Yaohua Yang, Yuhan Zhu, Jingdong Zhang*. Highly selective self-powered sensing platform for p-nitrophenol detection constructed with a photocathode-based photocatalytic fuel cell. Analytical Chemistry, 2017, 89(17): 8599-8603.

[5] Kai Yan, Yaohua Yang, Otieno Kevin Okoth, Ling Cheng, Jingdong Zhang*. Visible-light induced self-powered sensing platform based on a photofuel cell. Analytical Chemistry, 2016, 88(12): 6140-6144.

[6] Kai Yan, Yong Liu, Yaohua Yang, Jingdong Zhang*. A cathodic “signal-off” photoelectrochemical aptasensor for ultrasensitive and selective detection of oxytetracycline. Analytical Chemistry, 2015, 87(24): 12215-12220.

[7] Ruizhen Li, Yong Liu, Ling Cheng, Changzhu Yang, Jingdong Zhang*. Photoelectrochemical Aptasensing of Kanamycin Using Visible Light-Activated Carbon Nitride and Graphene Oxide Nanocomposites. Analytical Chemistry, 2014, 86 (19): 9372-9375.

[8] Kai Yan, Padmanathan Karthick Kannan, Dulyawat Doonyapisut, Kangbing Wu, Chan-Hwa Chung*, Jingdong Zhang*. Advanced Functional Electroactive and Photoactive Materials for Monitoring the Environmental Pollutants. Advanced Functional Materials, 2021, 31(12): 2008227.

[9] Yingxu Chen, Weihao Ji, Kai Yan, Jie Gao, Jingdong Zhang*. Fuel cell-based self-powered electrochemical sensors for biochemical detection. Nano Energy, 2019, 61: 173-193.

[10] Yuhan Zhu, Zuwei Xu, Kai Yan, Haibo Zhao, Jingdong Zhang*. One-step synthesis of CuO-Cu2O heterojunction by flame spray pyrolysis for cathodic photoelectrochemical sensing of L-cysteine. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9(46): 40452-40460.

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