Jianfeng Zhao, Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Alumni and Former Staff

Research Interests

​Exploring the photophysical properties of photoactive materials using 4D Scanning ultrafast electron microscopy

Selected Publications

  • Photophysical properties controlled by the substituents with lone-paired electrons on the ortho- or para- position ... 
    Jianfeng Zhao, # Xiting Zhang, # Ruixue Zhu,* Tao Su, and David Lee Phillips
    J. Phys. Chem. B 2019, 123, 15, 3156-3162, (2019)
  • Graphene oxide: A potential bodyguard protecting proteins from photosensitive damage 
    Jianfeng Zhao,# Bowu Zhang,# Chuhong Yu, Yancheng Liu, Wenfeng Wang,* Jingye Li.* 
    Carbon, 2016, 109, 487-494 , (2016)
  • Photo-enhanced oxidizability of tetrazolium salts and its impact onto superoxide assay 
    Jianfeng Zhao, Bowu Zhang,* Jingye Li, Yancheng Liu and Wenfeng Wang*. 
    Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 11595-11598, (2016)
  • Effect of C-5 position on the photochemical properties and phototoxicity of antofloxacin and levofloxacin: A stable... 
    Jianfeng Zhao, Yancheng Liu, Xingxing Jiang, Ping Guo, Yulie Xu, Peng Zhang, Tianyi Ji, Zh...
    J. Photochem. Photobio. B., 2016, 155, 122129, (2016)


  • 2017: PhD, Inorganic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shanghai, China
  • 2011: Bachelor, Applied Chemistry, Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), Wuhan, China

Professional Profile

  • 2019-..: Post-doc fellow, KCC, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2017- 2019:  Research Associate in the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China 
  • 2011- 2012:  Assistant R&D engineer in Kansai Coating Co., Ltd. Changsha, China

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Member of Chinese Chemical Society


  • Outstanding graduates of UCAS in 2017, China
  • National scholarship for graduate students in 2016, China

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center(KCC)
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering(PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Ultrafast scanning electron microscopy surface dynamics photovoltaic materials