Designing and synthesis of hierarchically porous semiconductor materials for efficient pollutants elimination and sustainable energy evolution

Student thesis: Doc typesDoctor of Sciences


Currently, the environmental deterioration and energy shortage issues have appealed tremendous attention by scientists. The new technologies and devices to alleviate these problems such as catalysis, photocatalysis, and electrocatalysis have been intensively explored. In these regards, the exploitation of highly efficient materials is a core factor to achieve the goal of substituting traditional fuels with sustainable and clean energy, and achieve efficient pollutants treatment. As an important class of nano-structured materials, hierarchically porous semiconductor materials have aroused significant attention during the past decade. Compared with bulk materials, hierarchically porous semiconductor materials materials possess a series of merits including large specific surface area, rich surface active sites, convenient mass transportation channels. These intrinsic advantages ensure hierarchically porous semiconductor materials with huge application potentials in photocatalytic pollutants treatment and sustainable energy production.
Date of Award21 Oct 2022
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Namur
SponsorsChina Scholarship Council
SupervisorBAO LIAN SU (Supervisor), Vincent Liegeois (President), Olivier Deparis (Jury), Alexandru Vlad (Jury), Li-Hua Chen (Jury) & Tarek Barakat (Jury)

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