Dr Wan-Ting Chen

BSc (The University of Auckland), BSc (Honours) (The University of Auckland), PhD (The University of Auckland)

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Research Fellow


  • Research Fellow, School of Chemical Sciences, The University of Auckland (2017-)
  • PhD(Chemistry), The University of Auckland (2017)

Research | Current

Current research:

  • Development of efficient semiconductor catalysts for solar water splitting, alcohol photoreforming, carbon dioxide reduction and nitrogen fixation.
  • Development of metal-organic-frameworks (MOFs) for gas storage, catalysis and gas sensing.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Deas, R., Pearce, S., Goss, K., Wang, Q., Chen, W. T., & Waterhouse, G. I. N. (2020). Hierarchical Au/TiO<inf>2</inf> nanoflower photocatalysts with outstanding performance for alcohol photoreforming under UV irradiation. Applied Catalysis A: General, 602.10.1016/j.apcata.2020.117706
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Qing Wang, Geoffrey Waterhouse
  • Chen, W. T., Dong, Y., Yadav, P., Aughterson, R. D., Sun-Waterhouse, D., & Waterhouse, G. I. N. (2020). Effect of alcohol sacrificial agent on the performance of Cu/TiO<inf>2</inf> photocatalysts for UV-driven hydrogen production. Applied Catalysis A: General, 602.10.1016/j.apcata.2020.117703
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Yusong Dong, Geoffrey Waterhouse
  • Katancic, Z., Chen, W.-T., Waterhouse, G. I. N., Kusic, H., Bozic, A. L., Hrnjak-Murgic, Z., & Travas-Sejdic, J. (2020). Solar-active photocatalysts based on TiO2 and conductive polymer PEDOT for the removal of bisphenol A. JOURNAL OF PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY A-CHEMISTRY, 39610.1016/j.jphotochem.2020.112546
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/51632
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jadranka Travas-Sejdic, Geoffrey Waterhouse
  • Ma, S., Yang, H., Chen, X., Hu, G., Chen, W. T., Bradley, S. J., ... Jiang, D. E. (2020). Highly efficient electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution promoted by O-Mo-C interfaces of ultrafine β-Mo<inf>2</inf>C nanostructures. Chemical Science, 11 (13), 3523-3530. 10.1039/d0sc00427h
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/51563
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Geoffrey Waterhouse
  • Wang, Q., Ina, T., Chen, W. T., Shang, L., Sun, F., Wei, S., ... Waterhouse, G. I. N. (2020). Evolution of Zn(II) single atom catalyst sites during the pyrolysis-induced transformation of ZIF-8 to N-doped carbons. Science Bulletin10.1016/j.scib.2020.06.020
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Qing Wang, Shanghai Wei, Geoffrey Waterhouse
  • Gong, R., Yang, L., Qiu, S., Chen, W.-T., Wang, Q., Waterhouse, G. I. N., & Xu, J. (2020). A Nitrogen-Rich Covalent Triazine Framework as a Photocatalyst for Hydrogen Production. Advances in Polymer Technology, 2020 (Polymeric Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion), 1-12. 10.1155/2020/7819049
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/51698
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Geoffrey Waterhouse
  • Yang, H., Chen, X., Chen, W.-T., Wang, Q., Cuello, N. C., Nafady, A., ... Zawodzinski, T. A. (2019). Tunable Synthesis of Hollow Metal-Nitrogen-Carbon Capsules for Efficient Oxygen Reduction Catalysis in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells. ACS nano, 13 (7), 8087-8098. 10.1021/acsnano.9b02930
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48843
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Geoffrey Waterhouse
  • Chen, W.-T., Chan, A., Sun-Waterhouse, D., Llorca, J., Idriss, H., & Waterhouse, G. I. N. (2018). Performance comparison of Ni/TiO2 and Au/TiO2 photocatalysts for H-2 production in different alcohol-water mixtures. JOURNAL OF CATALYSIS, 367, 27-42. 10.1016/j.jcat.2018.08.015
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/45508
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrew Chan, Dongxiao Sun-Waterhouse, Geoffrey Waterhouse

Contact details

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 302 - Bldg 302
Level 9, Room 967
New Zealand