Pengfei ZHANGTenure-track Associate Professor

Email: chemistryzpf@sjtu.edu.cn 
Address: 上海市东川路800号建工楼 

Educational Background

2011-2012:德国Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces,交流学习
2013-2017;美国Oak Ridge National Laboratory,博士后

Work Experience

         2017-, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University
         2013-2017, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemical Science Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA) (Hosted by Prof. Dr. Sheng Dai)
         2008-2013, Ph D of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University (China)
 2011-2012, Exchange Research, Max-Planck Institute of Colloid and Interface (Germany)
(Supervisor: Prof. Markus Antonietti)
         2005-2008, B. Sc., School of Pharmacy, Fudan University (China)

Research Interests

  Mechaochamical synthesis of porous catalysts
       Design of high entropy Metal Oxide/Peroviskite materials for Catalysis

Research Project


















1.  P. F. Zhang and S. Dai,* Mechanochemical Synthesis of Porous Organic Materials. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 16118.
2.  W. Zhan, S. Yang, P. F. Zhang;* Y. Guo, G. Lu, M. Chisholm, S. Dai.* Incorporating Rich Mesoporosity into Ceria-based Catalyst via Mechanochemistry. Chem. Mater., 2017, 29, 7323-7329.
3.  P. F. Zhang,* et al. Sustainable Synthesis of Alkaline Metal Oxide-Mesoporous Carbons via Mechanochemical Coordination Self-Assembly. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 23446.
4.  P. F. Zhang*, et al., Pyridine-Functionalized and Metallized Meso-macroporous Polymers for Highly Selective Capture and Catalytic Conversion of CO2 into Cyclic Carbonates. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2017, 56, 15008–15016. 
5.  P. F. Zhang*, et al., Facile Synthesis of Highly Porous Metal Oxides by Mechanochemical Nanocasting.Chem. Mater., 2018, 30, 2924-2929.
6. P. F. Zhang, N. Chen, D. Chen, S. Yang, X. Liu, L. Wang, P. Wu, S. Dai*, Ultra-Stable and High Loading Cobalt@Ordered Mesoporous Carbon Catalysts: All-in-One Deoxygenation of Ketone into Alkylbenzene. ChemCatChem, 2018, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201800358.
7. P. F. Zhang, N. Chen, D. Chen, K. Huang, D. Tao,* S. Dai*, Porous Sulfonamide Polymers by Capturing Atmospheric Sulfur Dioxide. ChemSusChem, 2018, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201800572.
8. P. F. Zhang*, et al., Confined Ultrathin Pd-Ce Nanowires with Outstanding Moisture- and SO2- Tolerance in Methane Combustion". Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201803393 and 10.1002/ange.201803393.

9. D. Chen, P. F. Zhang* Q. Fang, S. Wan, H. Li, S. Yang, C. Huang and S. Dai*. Coordination-supported organic polymers: mesoporous inorganic–organic materials with preferred Stability. Inorganic Chemitry Frontier, 2018, DOI: 10.1039/c8qi00471d.
10. P. F. Zhang*. What is Driving the Acceleration of Materials Science in China. Chem. Mater., 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b02375.
11.S. T. Hou, N. Chen, P. F. Zhang*, S. Dai*, Heterogenous Viologen Catalysts for Metal-free and Selective Oxidations, Green Chemistry, 2019, DOI: 10.1039/C8GC03772H

12. D. Chen, J. Zhao, P. F. Zhang,* S. Dai.* Mechanochemical synthesis of metal–organic frameworks. Polyhedron 162 (2019) 59–64

13. J. Zhao, Y. Shu, P. F. Zhang.* Solid-State CTAB-Assisted Synthesis of Mesoporous Fe3O4 and Au@Fe3O4 by Mechanochemistry. Chinese J. Catalysis, 2019, DOI: S1872-2067(19)63288-2.

14. Y. Leng, Y. Jiang, H. Peng, Z. Zhang, M. Liu, K. Jie, P. F. Zhang*, S. Dai*. Heterogeneity of Polyoxometalates by Confining within Ordered Mesopores: Toward Efficient Oxidation of Benzene to Phenol. Catalysis Science &Technology, 2019, DOI: 10.1039/C9CY00288J.

15. L. Kong, J. Zhao, S. Han, T. Zhang, L. He, P. F. Zhang*, S. Dai.*. Facile Synthesis of Copper Containing Ordered Mesoporous Polymers via Aqueous Coordination Self-Assembly for Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b00669

16. L. Wang, J. Zhao, P. F. Zhang,* S. Yang, W.C. Zhan,* Mechanochemical Synthesis of Ruthenium Cluster@Ordered Mesoporous Carbon Catalysts by Synergetic Dual Templates. Chemistry-A European Journal, 2019, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201901714.

17.H. Peng, P. F. Zhang,* et al. Guarding Active Self-assembled Pt-ceria Nanowire by Silica Shell-Robust Nanoreactors for Catalytic Oxidation. Applied Catalysis B, 2019, DOI:10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.117807

18.Z. Zhang, S. Yang, P. F. Zhang,* et al. Endowing Metal Oxides with Well-defined mesopores via Mechanochemical Nonhydrolytic Sol-gel Strategy: the introduction of Mesoporous High-entropy Oxides. Chem. Mater., 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b01244

19. H. Chen, P. F. Zhang,* et al. ACS Material Letters, 2019 DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.9b00064.

20. P. F. Zhang,*Solvent-Free and Rapid Synthesis of Mesoporous Pt-Iron Oxide Catalysts via Mechanochemical Assembly. Catalysis Science Technology, 2019,DOI: 10.1039/C9CY00970A.

21. An aluminium hydroxide-directing mechanochemical  nanocasting strategy toward the synthesis ofmesoporous metal oxides. Jixing Liu, P. F. Zhang*,  Sheng Dai*, et al. J. Mater. Chem. A.2019, 7, 22977

22. Y. Leng, J. Liu, Z. Zhang, H. Chen, P.  F. Zhang,* S. Dai.* Polyoxometalate as an Oxidative Cluster Template:  Engineering Metal Oxides with Mesopores and Reactive Surface. J. Mater. Chem. A 2019, 7, 27297



23. J. H. Zhao, W. Shan, P. F. Zhang,* S. Dai.  Solvent-free and Mechanochemical Synthesis of Nitrogen-doped Mesoporous  Carbon from Tannin and Related Gas Sorption Property. Chem. Eng. J., 2020, 381, 122579

24. 熔盐法制备有序介孔碳-碳化物复合材料,孟敏珊,张鹏飞*,化工学报202071409-416.

25. Jiafeng Bao, H. Chen, S. Yang, P. F. Zhang*. Mechanochemical Redox-based Synthesis of highly porous CoxMn1-xOy  catalyst for total oxidation. Chinese J. Catal. A 2020, 1846-1854. 

26. Siyang Nie, Shize  Yang, P. F. Zhang.* Solvent-free synthesis of mesoporous platinum-aluminum oxide via mechanochemistry: Toward selective hydrogenation of nitrobenzene to aniline, Chemical Engineering Science, 2020, 220,  115619

27.Y. Shu, N. Chen, X. Duan, S. Yang, P. F. Zhang*, Z. H. Bao, Z. Wu, S. Dai. A Principle for Highly Active Metal Oxide Catalysts via NaCl-based Solid Solution. Chem.  2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2020.04.003.

28. S. Hou, X. Suo, N. Chen, P. F. Zhang,* S. Dai. Linear  Porous Organic Polymer with Unexpected Crystalline. Polymer Chem. 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0PY00816H.

29. S. Hou, X. Jiang, P. F. Zhang,* Facile Synthesis of Nitrogen-Rich Isoindoline-Based Porous Polymer. Green Energy Enviroment. 2020, doi.org/10.1016/j.gee.2020.06.021.

30. Jixing Liu, Lu Wang, Francis Okejiri, Jing Luo, Jiahua Zhao,  Pengfei Zhang,* et al. Deep Understanding of Strong Metal Interface Confinement: A Journey of Pd/FeOx Catalysts. ACS Catal, 2020, 2020, 10, 8950−8959. 31. Jiafeng Bao, Shize Yang, Pengfei Zhang.* Mechanochemical Redox: A Calcination-free Process to Support CoMnOx Catalysts. Catalysis Science & Technology. 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0CY01121E. 32. Yuan Shu, Jiafeng Bao, Shize Yang, Xiaolan Duan, Pengfei Zhang*. Entropy-Stabilized Metal-CeOx Solid Solutions for Catalysis Combustion of Volatile Organic Compounds. AIChE, 2020, DOI: 10.1002/aic.17046.

 Before Join SJTU

1.  Solvent-free Aerobic Oxidation of Hydrocarbons and Alcohols with Pd@N-doped Carbon from Glucose. 
P. F. Zhang, Y. T. Gong, H. R. Li, Z. R. Chen, Y. Wang*. Nature Communications, 2013, 4, 1593.
2.  Mesoporous MnCeOx Solid Solutions for Low Temperature and Selective Oxidation of C-H Bonds by O2. 
 P. F. Zhang, H. Lu,* Y. Zhou, L. Zhang, Z. L. Wu, S. Z. Yang, H. L. Shi, Q. L. Zhu, Y. F. Chen, S. Dai*.  Nature Communications, 2015, 6, 8446.
3.  Lab-in-a-Shell: Encapsulating Metal Clusters for Size Sieving Catalysis. 
Z. Qiao, P. F. Zhang,* S. Chai, M. Chi, G. M. Veith, M. Kidder, S. Dai*. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 11260. 
4.  Soluble Porous Coordination Polymers by Mechanochemistry: From Metal-Containing Films/Membranes to Active Catalysts for Aerobic Oxidation.
P. F. Zhang, H. Y. Li, G. M. Veith, S. Dai*. Advanced Materials, 2015, 27, 234. 
5.  Nanoporous Ionic Organic Networks: Stabilizing and Supporting Gold Nanoparticles for Catalysis. 
P. F. Zhang, Z. Qiao, X. Jiang, G. M. Veith, S. Dai*. Nano Letters, 2015, 15, 823. 
6.  Mesoporous Graphene-like Carbon Nanosheets: High-Power Supercapacitor and Outstanding Catalysis Support. 
P. F. Zhang*, Z. Qiao, Z. Zhang, S. Wan, S. Dai*. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 12262
7.   Realizing Selective and Aerobic Oxidation by Porous Transition-Metal-Salt@Ceria Catalyst.
 P. F. Zhang*, H. Lu, S. Yang, W. Zhan, W. Zhu, X. Jiang, C. Huang, S. Dai*, ChemistrySelect 2016, 6, 1179–1183.
8.  Improving Hydrothermal Carbonization by Poly(ionic liquid)s. (Back Cover) P. F. Zhang, J. Y. Yuan*, T.-P. Fellinger, M. Antonietti, H. R. Li, Y. Wang*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 2013, 52, 6028
9.  Functionalization of Graphitic Carbon Nitride by Grafting Organic Molecule: Toward C–H bond  Oxidation using Atmospheric Oxygen. (Cover Paper)
    P. F. Zhang, H. Li, Y. Wang*. Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 6312
10.  Visible-Light-Induced Metal-Free Allylic Oxidation Utilizing a Coupled Photocatalytic System of g-C3N4 and N-Hydroxy Compounds.  P. F. Zhang, Y. Wang, J. Yao, C. M. Wang, C. Yan, M. Antonietti, H. R. Li*. Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 2011, 353, 1447.
11.  Metal-free oxidation of sulfides by carbon nitride with visible light illumination at room temperature.  P. F. Zhang, Y. Wang*, H. R. Li*, M. Antonietti. Green Chem., 2012, 14, 1904.
12.  Selective Oxidation of Benzene to Phenol by FeCl3/mpg-C3N4 Hybrids. P. F. Zhang, Y. T. Gong, H. R. Li, Z. R. Chen, Y. Wang*. RSC Advance, 2013, 3, 5121.
13.  Selective aerobic oxidation of alcohols by a mesoporous graphitic carbon nitride/N-hydroxyphthalimide system under visible-light illumination at room temperature.   P. F. Zhang, J. Deng, J. Mao, H. R. Li, Y. Wang, Chinese Journal of Catalysis, 2015, 36, 1580.
14.  Ionic liquids with metal chelate anions. (Cyclohexene Oxidation)     P. F. Zhang, Y. T. Gong, Y. Q. Lv, Y. Guo, Y. Wang, C. M. Wang, H. R. Li*, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 2334
15.  Acetylacetone–metal catalyst modified by pyridinium salt group applied to the NHPI-catalyzed oxidation of cholesteryl acetate.   P. F. Zhang, C. M. Wang, Z. R. Chen, H. R. Li*, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2011, 1, 1133.
16.  Updating Biomass to Porous Carbon Materials in Ionothermal Manner.   P. F. Zhang, Y. Gong, Z. Wei, J. Wang, H. R. Li, Y. Wang*. ACS Appl. Mater. Inter., 2014, 6, 12515
17.  Ultrahigh Surface Area Carbon from Carbonated Beverages: Combining Self-Templating Process and in-situ Activation.   P. F. Zhang*, Z. Zhang, J. Chen, S. Dai*, Carbon, 2015, 93, 39-47
18.  Polymerized Ionic Networks with High Charge Density: Quasi-Solid Electrolytes in Lithium Metal Batteries.  P. F. Zhang, M. Li*, B. L. Yang, Y. X. Fang, X. G. Jiang, G. M. Veith, X. Sun, S. Dai*.    Advanced Materials, 2015, 27, 8088-8094
19.  Advancing Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity by Mechanochemistry (Cover Paper).P. F. Zhang,* X. Jiang, S. Wan and S. Dai*. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 6739.
20.  Charged Porous Polymers by Solid C-O Cross-Coupling Reaction (Cover Paper)     P. F. Zhang,* X. Jiang, S. Wan, Sheng Dai,* Chemistry-A European Journal, 2015, 21, 12688.
21.  Mesoporous Nitrogen-Doped Carbon for Copper-Mediated Ullmann-type C-O/-N/-S Cross-Coupling. Reactions. P. F. Zhang, J. Y. Yuan, H. R. Li, X. F. Liu, X. Xu, M. Antonietti, Y. Wang*, RSC Advance, 2013, 3, 1890.
22.  Recent Advances in Carbon Nanospheres: Synthetic Routes and Applications (Invited Review).  P. F. Zhang, Z. Qiao, S. Dai*. Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 9246-9256
23.  Porous Carbon Supports: Recent Advances with Various Morphologies and Compositions (Invited Review). P. F. Zhang, H. Zhu, S. Dai. ChemCatChem, 2015, 7, 2788. 
24.  Mesoporous Carbon Materials with Functional Compositions (Invited Review).  P. F. Zhang, J. S. Zhang, S. Dai*. Chemistry-A European Journal, 2016, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201602199.
25.  Mesoporous Carbon for Energy.  P. F. Zhang and Sheng Dai. Book title: Anisotropic Nanomaterials: Preparation, Properties, and Applications. ( Springer book)
26.   Poly (ionic liquid) Complex with spontaneous Micro/Mesoporosity: Template-free Synthesis and Application as Catalyst Support. Q. Zhao, P. F. Zhang, M. Antonietti, J. Y. Yuan, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 11852.
27.   Ionic liquid–mediated synthesis of meso-scale porous lanthanum-transition- metal perovskites with high CO oxidation performance   H. Lu,   P. F. Zhang,  Z. Qiao, J. Zhang, J. Chen, Y. Chen, H. Zhu and S. Dai, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 5910.
28.  Constructing Hierarchical Interfaces: TiO2@Supported PtFe−FeOx Nanowires for Room Temperature CO Oxidation  H Y. Zhu,* Z. Wu, D. Su, G. M. Veith, H. F. Lu, P. F. Zhang, S. Chai, S. Dai*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 10156−10159
29.  A Template-free Solvent-mediated Synthesis of High Surface Area Boron Nitride Nanosheets for Aerobic Oxidative Desulfurization.  P. Wu, W. Zhu, Y. Chao, J. Zhang, P. F. Zhang, H. Zhu, C. Li, Z. Chen, H. Li, S. Dai. Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 144-147.
30.  A Novel Catalyst Pd@ompg-C3N4 for Highly Chemoselective Hydrogenation of Quinoline under Mild Conditions.  Y. T. Gong, P. F. Zhang, X. Xu, Y. Li, H. R. Li, Y. Wang. Journal of Catalysis, 2013, 297, 272.
31.  Highly Selective Pd@mpg-C3N4 Catalyst for Phenol Hydrogenation in Aqueous Phase.   Li, Y.; Xu, X.; P. F. Zhang; Gong, Y. T.; Li, H. R.; Y. Wang. RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 10973-10982
32.  Synthesis of Palladium Nanoparticles Supported on Mesoporous N‑Doped Carbon and Their Catalytic Ability for Biofuel  Upgrade.  X. Xu, Y. Li, Y. T. Gong, P. F. Zhang, H. R. Li, and Y. Wang. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 16987.
33.  A Practical and Benign Synthesis of Amines through Pd@mpg-C3N4 Catalyzed Reduction of Nitriles.  Y. Li, X. Xu, Y. T. Gong, P. F. Zhang, H. R. Li, Y. Wang, Catalysis Communications, 2012, 28, 9.
34.  Highly efficient and chemoselective hydrogenation of α, β-unsaturated carbonyls over Pd/N-doped hierarchically porous carbon.  Wei, Z. Z.; Gong, Y. T.; Xiong, T. Y.; P. F. Zhang; Li, H. R.; Wang, Y.* Catalysis Science & Technology. 2015, 5, 397.
35.  Enhanced performance of dicationic ionic liquid electrolytes by organic solvents.  S Li, P. F. Zhang, F F Pasquale, CH Patrick, G Feng, S Dai, TC Peter. J. Phy. Condens. Matter. 2014, 26, 284105.
36.  Toward Understanding the Structural Heterogeneity and Ion Pair Stability in Dicationic Ionic Liquids   S. Li, J. L. Banuelos,* P. F. Zhang,   G. Feng,*  S. Dai, G. Rother and P. T Cummings, Soft Matter, 2014, 10, 9193
37.  Elucidating Interactions between DMSO and Chelate-based Ionic Liquids   H. Chen, X. Wang, J. Yao, K. Chen, Y. Gao, P. F. Zhang, H. R. Li, ChemPhyChem, 2015, 16, 3836-3841.
38.  Porous Liquids: A Promising Class of Media for Gas Separation. (Cover Paper)   J. Zhang, S. Chai, Z. Qiao, S. M. Mahurin,* J. Chen, Y. Fang, S. Wan, K. Nelson, P. F. Zhang, S. Dai*.      Angew Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 1041.
39.  Design and Fabrication of Hierachically Porous Carbon with a Template-free Method.  Gong, Y. T.; Wei, Z. Z.; Wang, J.; P. F. Zhang.; Li, H. R.; Wang, Y.*  Sci. Rep. 2014, 4, 6349. 
40.  Mesoporous Zwitterionic Poly(ionic liquid): Intrinsic Complexation and Efficient Catalyti Fixation of CO2.  Soll, S.; P. F. Zhang; Zhao, Q.; Wang, Y.; Yuan, J. Y. Polymer Chem., 2013,4, 5048-5051.
41.  Highlight on Direct Amination of Unreactive C−H Bonds Catalyzed by N-hydroxyphthalimide.   K. Chen, P. F. Zhang, H. Li. J. PostDoc. Res., 2013, 1, 19-20.
42.  Rational Design of Bi Nanoparticles for Efficient Electrochemical CO2 Reduction: the Elucidation of Size and Surface Condition Effects    Z. Zhang, M. Chi, G. M. Veith, P. F. Zhang, D. A. Lutterman, J. Rosenthal, S. H. Overbury, S. Dai, H. Zhu,*    ACS Catalysis, 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.6b01297.                                       
43.  Metal-free allylic/benzylic oxidation strategies with molecular oxygen: recent advances and future Prospects (Invited Review).
K. Chen, P. F. Zhang, Y. Wang, H. R. Li. Green Chem., 2014, 16, 2344.
44.  Recent Advances of Lanthanum-Based Perovskite Oxides for Catalysis (Invited Review). H. Zhu,* P. F. Zhang, S. Dai,* ACS Catalysis, 2015, 5, 6370.
45.  Combination of Carbon Nitride and Carbon Nanotubes: Synergistic Catalysts for Energy Conversion. (Invited Review)   Y. Gong, J. Wang, Z. Wei, P. F. Zhang, H. R. Li, Y. Wang, ChemSusChem, 2014, 7, 2303.


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