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Jia received her Master Degree in Materials Science and Engineering (2014) from Zhejiang University, China. She was awarded and funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) and started her PhD the same year under the supervision of Prof. Eder in the University of Münster, Germany. Her doctoral topic started with photovoltaics based on organic-lead halide perovskite. In 2015 she received scholarship from DFG for short-term internship in the research group of Prof. Henry Snaith in Oxford University, UK.

Later she moved to Vienna University of Technology, Austria (Nov. 2015) where she continued her PhD in the institute of Molecular Materials Chemistry but shifted her research focus to heterogeneous photocatalysis. In Apr. 2019, Jia received her Doctor of Natural Sciences Degree. Now she is working in the group as project assistant.     


Current research

Jia’s research interests revolve around the development of advanced materials for solar energy conversion. Recently, her interest has shifted towards photocatalytic hydrogen production based on metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), in particular, Ti-based MOFs and the derivatives, including heteroatom-incorporated Ti-MOFs, such as Cu-, Fe- and Co- incorporated Ti-MOFs.

Another research interest is the thermal stability of MOFs and their conversion into nanostructured metal oxides. Various in-situ techniques have been applied to unveil this barely investigated calcination process to gain a better control over the derived products. 


J. Schubert, J. Popovic, G. Haselmann, S. Nandan, J.Wang, A. Giesriegl, A. S. Cherevan* and D. Eder*

Immobilization of Co, Mn, Ni and Fe oxide co-catalysts on TiO2 for photocatalytic water splitting reactions

 J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 18568-18579, DOI: 10.1039/C9TA05637H

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