Dr Xuebin Ke
This person does not currently hold a position at QUT.
- Doctor, 2007, Nanjing University of Technology, China
- Bachelor, 1993, Dalian University of Technology, China
Awards and Research Funding
- Smart Futures Fellowship of Queensland (2012-2014)
- ARC Discovery Project, DP0987953 (2009-2011)
- Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship of QUT (2009-2011)
- Grants of the Australian Academy of Science; Visit the University of Oxford (2011)
Research Summary Dr Ke’s research is focused on zeolite science, functional nanofibres, and photocatalysis. He has acquired valuable experience and knowledge in this area through previous work on successful ARC grants, which focus on synthesis and application of nanofibres and nanoparticles. Significant contributions to the discipline area include:
- Being one of the pioneers to develop new photocatalysts of supported gold nanoparticles for synthesis of fine chemicals under visible light irradiation. These research outcomes have been published in several high impact journals, including Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. , Chem.-Eur. J., and Green Chem.
- Constructing ceramic filtration membrane for the first time with ceramic nanofibres, in which a radical change in membrane texture is introduced, the randomly oriented ceramic nanofibres form a mesh-like layer without any pin-holes and cracks. The resultant membranes have large porosity, exhibiting excellent selectivity at a high fluxes and being inherently resistant to the structural deficiencies of conventional ceramic membranes such as cracks, pin-holes and dead-end pores. The outcomes on these ceramic nanofibre membranes were published in Adv. Mater. , Chem. Commun. and J. Membr. Sci.
- Proposing an innovative design of assembling zeolite nanocrystals on ceramic nanofibre substrates, in which zeolite crystals are in defined orientation with respect to the nanofibres. Preliminary outcomes highlight the potential of the new materials to resolve the problems that impede practical application of zeolite nanocrystals in sustainable chemical processes.The outcomes have been published in J. Am. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. and ACS Nano.
membrane filtration, membrane separation, metal oxide nanofibres, photocatalysis, porous materials
Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural)
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- PhD (Nanjing University)
- Ke X, Zhang X, Liu H, Xue S, Zhu H, (2013) Efficient catalysts of zeolite nanocrystals grown with a preferred orientation on nanofibers, Chemical Communications, 49 (84), pp. 9866-9868.
- Ke X, Zhang X, Zhao J, Sarina S, Barry J, Zhu H, (2013) Selective reductions using visible light photocatalysts of supported gold nanoparticles, Green Chemistry, 15 (1), pp. 236-244.
- Ke X, Sarina S, Zhao J, Zhang X, Chang J, Zhu H, (2012) Tuning the reduction power of supported gold nanoparticle photocatalysts for selective reductions by manipulating the wavelength of visible light irradiation, Chemical Communications, 48 (29), pp. 3509-3511.
- Zhang X, Ke X, Zhu H, (2012) Zeolite-supported gold nanoparticles for selective photooxidation of aromatic alcohols under visible-light irradiation, Chemistry - A European Journal, 18 (26), pp. 8048-8056.
- Ke X, Ribbens S, Fan Y, Liu H, Cool P, Yang D, Zhu H, (2011) Integrating efficient filtration and visible-light photocatalysis by loading Ag-doped zeolite Y particles on filtration membrane of alumina nanofibers, Journal of Membrane Science, 375 (1 - 2), pp. 69-74.
- Liu H, Zheng Z, Yang D, Ke X, Jaatinen E, Zhao J, Zhu H, (2010) Coherent interfaces between crystals in nanocrystal composites, ACS Nano, 4 (10), pp. 6219-6227.
- Zhu H, Ke X, Yang X, Sarina S, Liu H, (2010) Reduction of nitroaromatic compounds on supported gold nanoparticles by visible and ultraviolet light, Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 49 (50), pp. 9657-9661.
- Yang D, Liu H, Zheng Z, Yuan Y, Zhao J, Waclawik E, Ke X, Zhu H, (2009) An efficient photocatalyst structure: TiO2(B) nanofibers with a shell of anatase nanocrystals, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131 (49), pp. 17885-17893.
- Ke X, Shao R, Zhu H, Yuan Y, Yang D, Ratinac K, Gao X, (2009) Ceramic membranes for separation of proteins and DNA through in situ growth of alumina nanofibres inside porous substrates, Chemical Communications, 2009 (10), pp. 1264-1266.
- Ke X, Zhu H, Gao X, Liu J, Zheng Z, (2007) High-Performance Ceramic Membranes with a Separation Layer of Metal Oxide Nanofibers, Advanced Materials, 19 (6), pp. 785-790.
- Funding Award
- Reference year
- ARC Discovery Project (DP0987953), as the 1st Chief Investigator "Developing High Flux Ceramic Membranes via In Situ Synthesis of Metal Oxide Nanofibres for Separations of Biological Substances"
- Developing High-Flux Ceramic Membranes Via In Situ Synthesis Of Metal Oxide Nanofibres For Separations Of Biological Substances
- Primary fund type
- CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
- Project ID
- Start year
- metal oxide nanofibre; ceramic membrane; in situ synthesis; biological separation; surface chemistry
Completed supervisions (Doctorate)
- Plasmonic Photocatalysts of Supported Gold Nanoparticles for Organic Conversions (2014)
- New catalysts for organic synthesis driven by light and efficient sorbents for removal of radioactive ions from water (2013)
- Supported Gold Nanoparticles as Photocatalysts Utilising the Full Solar Spectrum for Organic Synthesis (2013)