Professor Huang’s research focus is the development of new catalysts that enable the efficient and ‘green’ processing of raw materials into useful products such as renewable fuels. He has also developed a catalyst to treat wastewater and clean up pollutants.
Professor Huang was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship in 2022 to further his research into the production of high-value chemicals from renewable alternatives.
Professor Huang was educated at the Institute of Chemical Technology at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He received specialised training in catalysis at the South German Catalysis Institute by nine renowned professors and an emerging course of Biorefinery Technology and Renewable Raw Materials organized by DECHEMA. After obtaining his PhD degree in 2008, Dr. Huang moved to the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA for his Postdoctoral research. He joined a strategic energy project of catalytic routes to fuels from biomass supported by Chevron. In 2009, he started to develop novel catalysts and processes for green chemicals and biofuels in the Institute of Chemical and Bio-Engineering at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He was appointed Lecturer at The School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Sydney in 2010 and promoted to Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, and Professor at USyd. Jun is the Editor-in-Chief of Materials Today Sustainability.