Dr. Zhengping Hao is chair professor of University of Chinese Academic Sciences (UCAS). He is currently the director of Research Center for Environmental Material & Pollution Control Technology, UCAS (2017) and the director of National Engineering Laboratory for VOCs Pollution Control Material & Technology, China (2016). He is a recognized expert in air pollution control, enviromental engineering, catalysis and porous materials.

Research Center for Environmental Material & Pollution Control Technology,

National Engineering Laboratory for VOCs Pollution Control Material & Technology,

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences,

Beijing 101408, P. R. China.



Research Areas

Pollution (VOCs, acid gases and green house gases) control, nano porous materials, green catalysis, absorption/separation, hazardous material treatment, and environmental engineering


He received his PhD degree from the Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academic Sciences (CAS) in 1996.


In 1999 Dr. Hao joined the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Science(RCEES, CAS), as an associate professor. In the period of 2000-2001, he worked as a visiting scientist in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Queensland, Australia. He was promoted to full professor of RCEES, CAS in 2002. In 2018 he joined University of Chinese Academy Sciences (UCAS)  as the director of Research Center for Environmental Material & Pollution Control Technology UCAS and the director of National Engineering Laboratory for VOCs Pollution Control Material& Technology, China.

Work Experience

His research is funded by the NSFC, MOST, SOE of China, CAS, GM, SIDA and industrials. He has authored over 300 international journal publications and issued 50 patents for nano materials and air pollution control technologies. He did lots of research and development on functional materials, catalysts, environmental engineering and pollution control technologies. Some materials and control technologies for VOCs, H2S(SOx) and N2O(NOx) pollution have been validated, scaled and commercialized up. Dr. Hao has graduated 39 Ph.D students in Environmental Science & Engineering, and 14 students have received their M. Sc degrees under his mentorship.

The scientific contributions of Dr Hao have allowed him to receive some honors throughout his professional career. He got  the first prize of environmental protection technology progress in 2020, the distinguished young scholar award of National Natural Science Foundation of China in 2007 and UniSA Distinguished Researcher Award of 2010. His research work has been repeatedly cited and highlighted by many important journals. He services the industrial and scientific community, include serving as editor board of 5 academic journals and referee for more than 20 international academic journals. He attended lots of professional activities and served for international organization, government council and industrial consultancy in past twenty years.



Duan X, Zhao T, Niu B, Wei Z, Li G, Zhang Z, Cheng J, Hao Z, 2023, Simultaneously constructing active sites and regulating Mn-O strength of Ru-substituted perovskite for efficient oxidation and hydrolysis oxidation of chlorobenzene, Advanced Science, 10, e2205054.

Wei Z, Zhao M, Yang Z, Duan X, Jiang G, Li G, Zhang F, Hao Z, 2023, Oxygen vacancy-engineered titanium-based perovskite for boosting H2O activation and lower-temperature hydrolysis of organic sulfur, PNAS, 120, e2217148120.

Li G, Shui Z, Duan X, Cheng J, Hao Z, 2023, Unveiling the balance between catalytic activity and water resistance over Co3O4 catalysts for propane oxidation: the role of crystal facet and oxygen vacancy, ACS Catalysis, 13, 1, 237-247

Wang Junhui, Fu Qi, Yu Jiaxing, Yang Huangsheng, Hao, Zhengping, Zhu Fang, Ouyang Gangfeng, 2022, An ultrafast and facile nondestructive strategy to convert various inefficient commercial nanocarbons to highly active Fenton-like catalysts  PNAS, 119(3): e2114138119 

Hu M, Cai Z, Liang X, Hao Z, Zhou K, 2022, Surface-confined synthesis of ultrafine Pt-rare earth nanoalloys on N funcational supports, Advanced Funcational Materials, 32(38), 2202267

Li G, He K, Zhang F, Jiang G, Cheng J, Hao Z 2022, Defect enhanced CoMnNiOx catalysts derived from spent ternary Lithium-ion batteries for low-temperature propane oxidation, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 309: 121231

Zhao Z, Li G, Sun Y, Ma C, Hao Z, 2022, The positive effect of water on acetaldehyde oxidation depended on the reaction temperature and ManO2 structure, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 303: 120886

Na Li, Xin Xing, Jie Cheng, Zhongshen Zhang, Zhengping Hao, 2021, Influence of oxygen and water content on the formation of polychlorinated organic by-products from catalytic degradation of 1,2-dichlorobenzene over a Pd/ZSM-5 catalyst, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 403: 123952

Gang Wang, Ganggang Li, Xin Xing, Zhongshen Zhang, Zhengping Hao,  2021, Unraveling the adsorption and diffusion properties of hexamethyldisiloxane on zeolites by static gravimetric analysis, Water Research, 197, 117097.

Ganggang Li, Na Li, Yonggang Sun, Yingmin Qu, Zeyu Jiang, Zeyu Zhao, Zhongshen Zhang, Jie Cheng, Zhengping Hao2021, Efficient defect engineering in Co-Mn binary oxides for low-temperature propane oxidation, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 282: 119512

Wang, Junhui, Yu, Jiaxing, Fu, Qi, Yang, Huangsheng, Tong, Qing, Hao, Zhengping, Ouyang, Gangfeng.  2021, Unprecedented Nonphotomediated Hole (h(+)) Oxidation System Constructed from Defective Carbon Nanotubes and Superoxides, ACS Central  Science 7(2): 355-364

Fawei Lin, Zhiman Zhang, Na Li, BeiBei Yan, Chi He, Zhengping Hao, Guanyi Chen, 2021, How to achieve complete elimination of Cl-VOCs: A critical review on byproducts formation and inhibition strategies during catalytic oxidation, Chemical Engineering Journal,  404: 126534

LinFawei, XiangLi, ZhangZhiman, LiNa, Yan BeiBei, HeChi, Hao Zhengping, Chen Guanyi,  2020, Comprehensive review on catalytic degradation of cl-vocs under the practical application conditions. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, (19), 1-45.

Chi He, Jie Cheng, Xin Zhang, Mark Douthwaite, Samuel Pattisson, Zhengping Hao,  2019, Recent Advances in the Catalytic Oxidation of Volatile Organic Compounds: A Review Based on Pollutant Sorts and Sources, Chemical Reviews, 119, 7, 4471-4568.

Wang Gang, Zhang Zhongshen, Hao Zhengping2019, Recent advances in technologies for the removal of volatile methylsiloxanes: A case in biogas purification process. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology,49(24): 2257-2313.

Sun Yonggang, Zhang Xin, Li Na, Xing Xin, Yang Hongling, Zhang Fenglian, Cheng Jie, Zhang Zhongshen, Hao Zhengping, 2019, Surface properties enhanced MnxAlO oxide catalysts derived from MnxAl layered double hydroxides for acetone catalytic oxidation at low temperature. Applied Catalysis B-Environmental, 251: 295-304.

Jiang Zeyu, Feng Xiangbo, Deng Jianlin, He Chi, Douthwaite Mark, Yu Yanke, Liu Jian, Hao Zhengping, Zhao Zhen, 2019, Atomic-Scale Insights into the Low-Temperature Oxidation of Methanol over a Single-Atom Pt-1-Co3O4Catalyst. Advanced Functional Materials, 29(31).

Yang Hongling, Ma Chunyan, Zhang Xin, Li Yang, Cheng Jie, Hao Zhengping, 2018, Understanding the Active Sites of Ag/Zeolites and Deactivation Mechanism of Ethylene Catalytic Oxidation at Room Temperature, ACS Catalysis, 8, 1248-1258.

Wang Junhui, Hao Zhengping, Wohlrab Sebastian, 2017, Continuous CO2esterification to diethyl carbonate (DEC) at atmospheric pressure: Application of porous membranes for in-situ H2O removal, Green Chemistry, 19, 3595-3600

Pan Hua, Jian Yanfei, Chen Changwei, He Chi, Hao Zhengping, Shen Zhenxing, Liu, Hongxia, 2017, Sphere-shaped Mn3O4catalyst with remarkable low-temperature activity for methyl-ethyl-ketone combustion. Environmental Science & Technology, 51, 6288-6297

Yang Li, Chunyan Ma, Hongling Yang, Zhongshen Zhang, Xin Zhang, Nanli Qiao, Junhui Wang, Zhengping Hao, 2016, Room-temperature isomerization of 1-butene to 2-butene over palladium-loaded silica nanospheres catalyst, Chemical Engineering Journal, 299, 1-7

Junhui Wang, Yang Li, Zhongshen Zhang, Zhengping Hao, 2015, Mesoporous KIsilica–polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) mixed matrix membranes for gas separation,Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3, 8650-8658

Yufei Wang, Samuel Höller, Peter Viebahn, Zhengping Hao, 2014, Integrated assessment of CO2reduction technologies in China's cement industry,International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 20, 27-36

Chunyan Ma, Wenjuan Xue, Jinjun Li, Wei Xing, Zhengping Hao, 2013, Mesoporous carbon-confined Au catalysts with superior activity for selective oxidation of glucose to gluconic acid, Green Chemistry, 15, 1035-1041

Jinjun Li, Renjie Lu, Baojuan Dou, Chunyan Ma, Qiuhong Hu, Yan Liang, Feng Wu, Shizhang Qiao, Zhengping Hao, 2012, Porous Graphitized Carbon for Adsorptive Removal of Benzene and the Electrothermal Regeneration, Environmental Science & Technology, 46, 12648-12654

Xinyan Zhang, Qun Shen, Chi He, Chunyan Ma, Jie Cheng, Landong Li, Zhengping Hao, 2012,Investigation of selective catalytic reduction of N2O by NH3over an Fe-mordenite catalyst: Reaction mechanism and O-2effect,ACS Catalysis, 2, 512-520

Baojuan Dou, Jinjun Li, Yufei Wang, Hailin Wang, Chunyan Ma, Zhengping Hao, 2011, Adsorption and desorption performance of benzene over hierarchically structured carbon–silica aerogel composites,Journal of Hazardous Materials, 196, 194-200

Chunyan Ma, Donghui Wang, Wenjuan Xue, Baojuan Dou, Hailin Wang, Zhengping Hao, 2011,Investigation of formaldehyde oxidation over Co3O4-CeO2and Au/Co3O4-CeO2catalysts at room temperature: Effective removal and determination of reaction mechanism,Environmental Science and Technology,45, 3628-3634

Chunyan Ma, Zhen Mu, Jinjun Li, Yonggang Jin, Jie Cheng, Gaoqing Lu, Zhengping Hao, Shizhang Qiao, 2010, Mesoporous Co3O4and Au/Co3O4catalysts for low-temperature oxidation of trace ethylene,Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132, 2608-2613

Chi He, Jinjun Li, Peng Li, Jie Cheng, Zhengping Hao, Zhiping Xu, 2010, Comprehensive investigation of Pd/ZSM-5/MCM-48 composite catalysts with enhanced activity and stability for benzene oxidation,Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 96, 466-475

Qin Hu, Jinjun Li, Shizhang Qiao, Zhengping Hao, Hua Tian, Chunyan Ma, Chi He,2009,Synthesis and hydrophobic adsorption properties of microporous/mesoporous hybrid materials,Journal of Hazardous Materials, 164, 1205-1212

Jinjun Li, Chunyan Ma, Xiuyan Xu, Junjie Yu, Zhengping HaoShizhang Qiao,2008,Efficient elimination of trace ethylene over nano-gold catalyst under ambient conditions,Environmental Science and Technology, 42, 8947-8951

Xiaoping Wang,Junjie Yu,Jie ChengZhengping Hao, Zhiping Xu, 2008,Temperature adsorption of carbon dioxide on mixed oxides derived from hydrotalcite-like compounds, Environmental Science and Technology,42, 614-618

Landong Li, Qun Shen, Junjie Yu, Zhengping Hao, Zhiping Xu, Gaoqing Lu,2007,Fe-USY zeolite catalyst for effective decomposition of nitrous oxide,Environmental Science and Technology, 41(22), 7901-7906

Junjie Yu, Yanxin Tao, Changchun Liu, Zhengping Hao, Zhiping Xu, 2007,Novel trapping catalysts derived from Co-Mg/X-Al(X=Fe, Mn, Zr, La) hydrotalcite-like compounds,Environmental Science and Technology, 41, 1399-1404

Junjie Yu,Zheng Jiang, Zhengping Hao, Zhiping Xu, 2006,Storage and decomposition of NOxof well-mixed oxides derived from Co-Mg/Al- hydrotalcite-like compounds, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 110, 4291-4300

Xiaoping Dai, Ranjia Li, Changchun Yu, Zhengping Hao2006, Unsteady-state direct partial oxidation of methane to synthesis gas in a fixed-bed reactor using AFeO3(A ) La, Nd, Eu) perovskite-type oxides as oxygen storage, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 110, 22525-22531

Jinjun Li, Xiuyan Xu, Zheng Jiang, Zhengping Hao, Chun Hu, 2005,Nanoporous silica supported nanomtric palladium : Synthesis, characterization and catalytic deep oxidation of benzene, Environmental Science and Technology, 39, 1319-1323

Zhengping Hao, Daiyun Cheng, Yu Guo, Yihong Liang, 2001,Supported catalysts used for ozone decomposition and simultaneous elimination of ozone and carbon monoxide at ambient temperature, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental,33, 217-222

Research Interests

Nano porous materials, green catalysis, pollution control technologies, hazardous material treatment and environmental engineering

Honors & Distinctions

Awards and Activities

The First Prize of Enviromental Protection Science and Technology  2022

The First Prize of Technological Progress Enviromental Protection Industries 2021

National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholar (NSFC) 2007

UniSA Distinguished Researcher Award, 2010

Associate Editor of Global Environment Sciences, 2023-

Editorial Advisory Board of Environmental Surfaces and Interfaces, 2023-

Editorial Advisory Board of ACS ES&T Engineering, 2020-

Editorial Board of Catalysis Communication, 2012-

Editorial Board of J. Hazardous Materials, 2012-

Editorial Board of CEJ Advances, 2020-

Editorial Advisory Board of Rare Earth, 2003-

Board of Inter. J. Chem. Eng (ISSN 0974-5793), 2008-2016

Board of China Science Bulletin, 2002-2008

Guest Editor: Catalysis Today (2010), Energy and Fuel (2010), Asia Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering (2008).

Chief of Committee for Waste Gas Treatment of China Environmental Protection Industries, 2004-

Committee of Catalysis Society of China, 2001-

Co-Chair of the 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technologies (2009)