Prof. XIANG Lan



  • Office phone: 86-10-62788984
  • Office address: Room 306, Gongwuguan Building, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
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  • 1985 Bachelor, Department of Metal Material, Chengdu University of Science and Technology
  • 1988 Master, Department of Chemical Engineering, Chengdu University of Science and Technology
  • 1992 Doctor, Institute of Chemical Metallurgy, Chinese Academy of Science.
  • 1992-94 Assistant researcher, Institute of Chemical Metallurgy, Chinese Academy of Science
  • 1995 Visiting scholar, Laboratory of Hydrothermal Research, Kochi University, Japan
  • 1996 Guest Researcher, Shikoku National Industrial Research Institute, Japan 
  • 1998 Visiting Scholar, Department of Biology, Hongkong Baptist University
  • 1999 Associate professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University
  • 2008 Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University

Academic activities

  • Journal reviewer:
    Applied Catalysis B-Environmental, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Journal of Materials Chemistry, ACS Nano, Crystal Growth and Design, Journal of  Physical Chemistry, CrystEngComm, Journal of Crystal Growth, Applied Surface Science, Particuology, Materials Letters, Journal of Materials Science, Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, Journal of Inorganic Materials, the Chinese Journal of Process Engineering, Inorganic Chemicals Industry, etc.
  • Member of ISHA, Academic leader of Inorganic Chemical Industrial and Engineering, CIESC
  • Guest professor for Sichuan University, Shanxi University and Yunnan Minzu University
  • Editor: Material Research Innovations, Journal of Salt and Chemical Industry, Inorganic Chemicals Industry

Interests:Inorganic Chemical Engineering, Material Chemical Engineering, Chemical Metallurgy, Powder and Hydrothermal Technologies

Contents:Studying the dispersion and composite of nanos,  growth and modification of crystals, controllable crystal growth and modification, powder and hydrothermal technologies and to promote the efficient utilization of bulk mineral resources.

Previous projects: 

  • Joint control and utilization of the exhaust pollutants formed in the sintering of the iron ore(NNSFC)
  • Wet formation of ZnO whiskers(NNSFC)
  • Wet formation of MgO whiskers(NNSFC)
  • Efficient utilization of Magnesium salts in salt lake(863)
  • Fabrication of fly ash/PVC green composite (STSP)
  • Hydrothermal formation of Al2O3 whiskers (NNSFC)
  • Formation of MgO whiskers by hydrothermal and flux method (NNSFC)
  • Hydrothermal coating of inorganic powders (NNSFC)
  • Industrial Fabrication of nano-CaCO3(5,000-50,000ton/year, Hebei, Jiangxi)
  • Hydrothermal formation of dispersive MoNi/Al2O3 catalyst(CNPC/SINOPEC)
  • Hydrothermal formation of Al2O3 whiskers(Shandong)
  • Hydrothermal formation of Mg(OH)2 retardant(1000ton/year, Qinghai)
  • Removal of KCl from industrial CaSO4(Qinghai)
  • Hydrothermal Formation of ZnO nano-particles and whiskers(Yunnan)
  • Fabrication of porous PVC composite(Shanghai)
  • Utilization of Li-bearing resource in salt lake(Shanghai)

Current projects:

  • Separation and industrial application of bulk mineral resources (gypsum,steel slag,Co/Ni bearing minerals,etc.)
  • Fabrication and application of ZnO nano/whiskers (sensor,Al alloy, etc.)
  • Fabrication of Li-bearing salts and electrode materials 
  • Molecular simulation of inorganic materials


  1. Basic Technologies for Inorganic Materials (grade 4 undergraduate students, 32 h)
  2. Crystallization Principles of Inorganic Materials (graduate students, 32 h)

Award and Appraisal

  1. The award for the young researchers, China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association (CPCIA, 2009)
  2. The second-class award of the progress of science and technology, China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association (CPCIA)(2006)

Invited lecture in international conference

  1. Sixth International Conference on Solvothermal Reactions (India, invited lecture, 2004)
  2. 1st International Symposium on Aqua Science and Water Resource (Japan, keynote, 2007)
  3. 2008 International Solvothermal & Hydrothermal Association Conference (Britain, keynote, 2008)
  4. The 1st International Symposium on Particle Technology (Shanghai, invited lecture, 2008 )
  5. 2th International Symposium on Aqua Science and Water Resource (Sanya, plenary lecture, vice chairman, 2009)
  6. 2th International Solvothermal & Hydrothermal Association Conference (Beijing, invited lecture, 2010)
  7. The 4th International Symposium on Functional Materials(ISFM2011, invited lecture, Japan, 2011)
  8. 3th International Solvothermal & Hydrothermal Association Conference (U.S.A., invited lecture, 2013)
  9. ICMAT 2013(Singapore, invited lecture, 2013)
  10. 17th International Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy (Poland, invited lecture, 2013)
  11. 4th International Symposium on Aqua Science and Water Resources (Taiyuan, vice chairman, invited lecture, 2014)
  12. 6th International Hydrometallurgical Conference (Beijing, keynote, 2014)
  13. International Conference on Solis Waste 2015 (HongKong, session chair, invited lecture, 2015)
  14. ICMAT 2015(Singapore, invited lecture, 2015)
  15. 14th International Union of Materials Research Societies - International Conference on Advanced Materials (IUMRS-ICAM 2015, Korea, invited lecture, 2015)
  16. ISRERU-4 & ISFM-7(Changchun,keynote,2016 )
  17. International Symposium on Advanced Materials (Japan, invited lecture, 2017)
  18. ICMAT 2017 (Singapore, invited lecture, 2017)
  19. 4th International Symposium on Aqua Science & Exhibition and Water Resources (Japan, invited lecture, 2017)
  20. ISHA 2018 (Japan, invited lecture, 2018)

Patent(30 patents including 23 granted patents)

  1. Xiang Lan, Xiang Yin, Wang Zhi-guo, Wei Fei, A method for the synthesis of CaCO3 nano-particle, Chinese patent, ZL01103944.2.
  2. Xiang Lan, Liu Feng, Wei Fei, Synthesis of magnesium hydrosulfate whiskers, Chinese patent, ZL03109842.8.
  3. Xiang Lan, Deng Xiang-yi, Wei Fei, Luo Guo-hua, A method for the synthesis of Fe-bearing catalysts used in the formation of carbon nano-tube, Chinese patent, ZL2100709.8.
  4. Li Zhi-qiang, Wei Fei, Xiang Lan, A kind of pulp reactor for hydrothermal reaction, Chinese patent, ZL03121941.1.
  5. Xiang Lan, Zhang Ying-cai,Wu Qing-liu,Wei Fei, Synthesis of Mg(OH)2 retardant via pressure ammonium precipitation-hydrothermal modification method, Chinese patent, ZL0510086473.9.
  6. Xiang Lan, Zhu Wan-cheng, Zhu Shen-lin, A method for the hydrothermal synthesis of magnesium borate whiskers, Chinese patent, ZL200610113032.8.
  7. Xiang Lan, Zhang Ying-cai, Chen Zhi-hang, Wang Qi, Chen Kui, A method for the removal of calcium from industrial potassium chloride, Chinese patent, ZL200510086474.3.
  8. Xiang Lan, Chen Zhi-hang, Zhang Ying-cai, Lin Rong-yi, Synthesis of dispersive Mg(OH)2 nano-plates via double injection–hydrothermal route, Chinese patent, ZL200510130711.1.
  9. Zhang Xue-yi, Zhu Wan-cheng, Xiang Lan, A software for the measuring of 1D micro-/nano- materials (V1.0), Software number: BJ8545.
  10. Xiang Lan, He Tao-bo,Gao Li-dong, Zhu Wang-cheng, Zhu Shen-lin, A method for the formation of Al2O3 fibers via hydrothermal-flux route, Chinese patent, ZL200710177969.6.
  11. Xiang Lan, Zhu Wan-cheng, Zhu Shen-lin, Synthesis of Mg2B2O5 whiskers with no pores and high crystallinity via flux thermal transformation route at low temperature, Chinese patent, ZL200810102550.9.
  12. Xiang Lan, Sun Xiao-tao, Shi Wen-tao,  A method for the preparation of magnesium oxysulfatewhiskers with high aspect ratios, Chinese patent, CN101348937B.
  13. Xiang Lan, Gao Guo, Shi Wen-tao, Wang Bo-yi, Zhang Li-zhao, Formation of ZnO nano-particles and whiskers using industrial ZnSO4 as the raw material, Chinese patent, ZL200910084446.6.
  14. Xiang Lan, Luo Kang-bi, Li Chun-mei, Li Hu-ping, A method for the formation of calcium sulfate whiskers with high aspect ratios, Chinese patent, ZL200910093758.3.
  15. Luo Kang-bi, Xiang Lan, Li-Hu-ping, Li Chun-mei, Ning Ping, Tan Yan-xia, Chen Rui, Formation of calcium sulfate whiskers from the impurity-bearing gypsum, Chinese patent, ZL200910218337.9.
  16. Xiang Lan, Zhang Li-zhao, Yang Li-ning, Liu Cheng-xiang, Wang Jing, A moderate hydrothermal solvent-recycling method for the formation of ZnO whiskers, Chinese patent, ZL201110280451.1.
  17. Xiang Lan, Hou Si-chao, Han Qing, Luo Kang-bi, Li Hu-ping, A method for the formation of calcium sulfate whiskers with superfine diameters and high aspect ratios, Chinese patent, ZL201210592239.3.
  18. Xiang Lan, Liang Ji, A method for the fabrication of PVC or polyolefin composites with high filling of industrial solid wastes, Chinese patent, ZL201310253135.4.
  19. Xiang Lan, Zhang Ying-cai, A method for the selective separation and recovery of the industrial wastes, Chinese patent, ZL201610173616.8.
  20. Zhang Ying-cai, Xiang Lan, A reactor for the continuous online separation of solid and liquid, Chinese patent, ZL201410263905.8.
  21. Xiang Lan, Zhang Jun-ping, Ji Yu, Yu Bo, Yi Mei-Gui, A method to fabricate Mg(OH)2 with high purity and high activity from Ca-bearing Mg(OH)2, Chinese patent, ZL201510041178.5.
  22. Xiang Lan, Yi Mei-gui, Zhang Jun-ping, Ma Xiang-wei, A method to fabricate dispersive Mg(OH)2 from agglomerated Mg(OH)2, Chinese patent, ZL 201510041178.5.
  23. Xiang Lan, Wei Fei, Zeng Yun, Zhang Ying-cai, Wen Hai-jun, Yuan Bo, Yi Mei-gui, A method to fabricate lithium carbonate with battery grade via phase conversion route, Chinese patent, ZL201610029273.8.
  24. Liang Ji, Xiang Lan, Chen Hao-yuan, A method for the fabrication of porous plastic composites with industrial solid wastes, Chinese patent, CN201410553836.4.
  25. Xiang Lan, Zhang Qing-jie, Ma Peng-yang, A method to fabricate light porous PVC insulation material containing coal residues, Chinese patent, CN201710947820.5.
  26. Xiang Lan, Zhang Qing-jie, Ma Peng-yang, A method to fabricate porous PVC composite containing resin paint residue, Chinese patent, CN201710967632.9.
  27. Xiang Lan, Hou Si-chao, A fast hydrothermal method for the fabrication of superfine CaSO4·0.5H2O whiskers with high aspect ratios, Chinese patent, CN201410757744.8.
  28. Xiang Lan, Jin Yong-cheng, Wei Fei, Jin Yong, Synthesis of plate-like Mg(OH)2 particles, Chinese patent, CN02131340.7.
  29. Li Xian, Xu Jian-long, Dai Rui-xuan, Zhao Yuan-fan, Wang Jing, Xiang Lan, Zhu Miao, Zhu Hong-wei, Jiang Ya-dong, A method  for sensor fabrication based on 2 D hybrid hierarchical sensitive film, Chinese patent, CN201510036987.7.
  30. Xiang Lan, Zhang Ying-cai, Zhang Qing-jie, Wu Bao-jian, A selective solid/solid separation method to fabricate purified gypsum from impurity-bearing gypsum produced in industry, in application.

Selected publications since 2000 (Citation:>1700,H-index:28)

  1. Jing Wang, Junping Zhang, Ruosong Chen, Cheng Yang, Lan Xiang, Meigui Yi, A vacuum calcination route to high-surface-area MgO nanoplates for superior arsenate adsorption and catalytic properties,Vacuum,2018,158,231-235.
  2. Yi Xia, Ran Li, Ruosong Chen, Jing Wang, Lan Xiang, 3D Architectured graphene/metal oxide hybrids for gas sensors: A review,Sensors, 2018,18(5),WOS:000435580300155.
  3. Weiwei Li, Changjiu Teng, Yilin Sun, Li Cai, Jian-Long Xu, Mengxing Sun, Xian Li, Xiaokuo Yang, Lan Xiang, Dan Xie, Sprayed, scalable, wearable, and portable NO2 sensor array using fully plexible AgNPs-all-carbon nanostructures,ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces,2018,10(40),34485-34493.
  4. Ruosong Chen, Jing Wang, Lan Xiang, Facile synthesis of mesoporous ZnO sheets assembled by small nanoparticles for enhanced NO2 sensing performance at room temperature, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2018, 270(1), 207-215.
  5. Yurong Yang, Qingjie Zhang, Wei Cai, Meigui Yi, Lan Xiang, Formation and application of hierarchical calcium silicate-calcium sulfate whiskers, Materials & Design, 2018, 146(15), 172-179.
  6. Jing Wang, Ruosong Chen, Lan Xiang, Sridhar Komarneni, Synthesis, properties and applications of ZnO nanomaterials with oxygen vacancies: A review, Ceramics International, 2018, 44(7), 7357-7377.
  7. Yi-Lin Sun, Dan Xie, Meng-Xing Sun, Chang-Jiu Teng, Liu Qian, Ruo-Song Chen, Lan Xiang, Tian-Ling Ren, Hybrid graphene/cadmium-free ZnSe/ZnS quantum dots phototransistors for UV detection,Scientific Reports, 2018, 8, 5107.
  8. Qingjie Zhang, Pengyang Ma, Yurong Yang, Xiaofei Pan, Jiufu Zhang, Lan Xiang, Reinforcement of recycled paint slag hybrid-filled lightweight calcium sulphate whisker/PVC foam composites, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 2018, 6(1), 520-526.
  9. Ruosong Chen, Jing Wang, Yi Xia, Lan Xiang, Near infrared light enhanced room-temperature NO2 gas sensing by hierarchical ZnO nanorods functionalized with PbS quantum dots, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2018, 255(3), 2538-2545.
  10. Pengyang Ma, Haoyuan Chen, Qingjie Zhang, Jing Wang, Lan Xiang, Preparation of Hierarchical CaSO4 Whisker and Its Reinforcing Effect on PVC Composites, Journal of Nanomaterials, 2018, DOI: 10.1155/2018/7803854.
  11. Wei Cai, Ruosong Chen, Yurong Yang, Meigui Yi, Lan Xiang, Removal of SO42− from Li2CO3 by Recrystallization in Na2CO3 Solution, Crystals, 2018, 8(1), 19.
  12. Xian Li, JingWang, Dan Xie, Jianlong Xu, Yi Xia, Lan Xiang, Enhanced p-type NO2-sensing properties of ZnO nanowires utilizing CNTs electrode, Materials Letters, 2017, 206(1), 18-21.
  13. Bo Yuan, Jing Wang, Wei Cai, Yurong Yang, Meigui Yi, Lan Xiang, Effects of temperature on conversion of Li2CO3 to LiOH in Ca(OH)2 suspension, Particuology, 2017, 34, 97-102.
  14. Xian Li, Jing Wang, Dan Xie, Jianlong Xu, Yi Xia, Weiwei Li, Lan Xiang, Zhemin Li, Shiwei Xu, Sridhar Komarneni, Flexible room-temperature formaldehyde sensors based on rGO film and rGo/MoS2hybrid film, Nanotechnology, 2017, 28, 32.
  15. Jian-Long Xu, Rui-Xuan Dai, Yan Xin, Yi-Lin Sun, Xian Li, Yang-Xin Yu, Lan Xiang, Dan Xie, Sui-Dong Wang, Tian-Ling Ren, Efficient and Reversible Electron Doping of Semiconductor-Enriched Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by Using Decamethylcobaltocene, Scientific Reports, 2017, 7, 6751.
  16. Yin Xie, Yongcheng Jin, Lan Xiang, Understanding Mn-Based Intercalation Cathodes from Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Crystals, 2017, 7(7), 221.
  17. Jing Wang, Yi Xia, Hongyuan Zhao, Guifang Wang, Lan Xiang, Jianlong Xu, Sridhar Komarneni, Oxygen defects-mediated Z-scheme charge separation in g-C3N4/ZnO photocatalysts for enhanced visible-light degradation of 4-chlorophenol and hydrogen evolution, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2017, 206(5), 406-416.
  18. Xian Li, Jing Wang, Dan Xie, Jianlong Xu, Yi Xia, Lan Xiang, Sridhar Komarneni, Reduced graphene oxide/MoS2 hybrid films for room-temperature formaldehyde detection, Materials Letters, 2017, 189(15), 42-45.
  19. Bo Yu, Lan Xiang, Composition and morphology of the thermal decomposition products of 3Mg(OH)2·MgCl2·8H2O nanowires, Particuology, 2017, 30, 129-134.
  20. Ruosong Chen, Sichao Hou, Jing Wang, Lan Xiang, Influence of Alkyl Trimethyl Ammonium Bromides on Hydrothermal Formation of α-CaSO4·0.5H2O Whiskers with High Aspect Ratios, Crystals, 2017, 7(1), 28.
  21. Jing Wang, Ruosong Chen, Yi Xia, Guifang Wang, Hongyuan Zhao, Lan Xiang, Sridhar Komarneni, Cost-effective Large-scale Synthesis of Oxygen-defective ZnO Photocatalyst with Superior Activities under UV and Visible Light, Ceramics International, 2017, 43(2), 1870-1879.
  22. Yi Xia, Jing Wang, Jian-long Xu, Xian Li, Dan Xie, Lan Xiang, Sridhar Komarneni, Confined Formation of Ultrathin ZnO Nanorods/Reduced Graphene Oxide Mesoporous Nano-composites for High-Performance Room-Temperature NO2 Sensors, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8(51), 35454-35463.
  23. Jing Wang, Xian Li, Changjiu Teng, Yi Xia, Jianlong Xu, Dan Xie, Lan Xiang, and Sridhar Komarneni, Ligand-directed rapid formation of ultralong ZnO nanowires by oriented attachment for UV photodetectors, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2016, 4(24), 5755-5765.
  24. Jing Wang, Yi Xia, Yan Dong, Ruosong Chen, Lan Xiang, Sridhar Komarneni, Defect-rich ZnO nanosheets of high surface area as an efficient visible-light photocatalyst, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2016, 192, 8-16.
  25. Wang J., Li X., Xia Y., Komarneni S., Chen H.Y., Xu J.L., Jianlong, Xiang L., Xie D., Hierarchical ZnO Nanosheet-Nanorod Architectures for Fabrication of Poly(3-hexylthiophene)/ZnO Hybrid NO2Sensor, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8(13), 8600-8607.
  26. Yan X., Liu W, Yan W.C., Sun D.Y., Jin Y.C., Wang J., Xiang L., Munakata H., Effect of Anatase TiO2 on Electrochemical Properties of Elongated Bending TiO2-Bronze Nanowires for Lithium Ion Batteries, Electrochimica ACTA, 2016, 191, 661-668.
  27. Wenchao Yan, Jicheng Jiang, Wei Liu, Xiao Yan, Deye Sun, Yongcheng Jin, Jing Wang, Lan Xiang, Hirokazu Munakata, and Kiyoshi Kanamura. Synthesis and evaluation of microspherical Li1.2Mn0.54Co0.13Ni0.13O2 through carbon dioxides-assisted co-precipitation method for lithium-ion battery, Electrochimica Acta, 2016, 212, 16-24.
  28. Yi Xia, Jing Wang, Ruosong Chen, Dali Zhou, Lan Xiang. A Review on the Fabrication of Hierarchical ZnO Nanostructures for Photocatalytic Application, Crystals, 2016, 6, DOI: 10.3390/cryst6110148.
  29. Yi Xia, Jing Wang, Xian Li, Dali Zhou, Lan Xiang, Sridhar Komarneni. Nanoseed-assisted Rapid Formation of Ultrathin ZnO Nanorods for Efficient Room Temperature NO2 Detection, Ceramics International, 2016, 42, 15876-15880.
  30. Li X., Wang J., Xie D., Xu J.L., Dai R.X., Xiang L., Zhu H.W., Jiang Y.D., Reduced Graphene Oxide/hierarchical Flower-like Zinc Oxide Hybrid Films for Room Temperature Formaldehyde Detection,Sensors and Actuators B:Chemical, 2015, 221, 1290-1298.
  31. Yan Xin, S.C.hou, Lan Xiang, Yangxin Yu, Adsorption and substitution effects of Mg on the growth of calcium sulfate hemihydrate: An ab initio DFT study, Applied Surface Science, 2015, 357, 1552-1557.
  32. H.Y. Chen, J.Wang, P.Y.Ma, J.Liang, L. Xiang, Influence of hydroxylation on fabrication of PVC/CaSO4 composite, Applied Surface Science, 2015, 357 ,2320-2326.
  33. Haoyuan Chen, Jing Wang, Si-chao Hou and Lan Xiang, Influence of NH4Cl on Hydrothermal Formation of α-CaSO4·0.5H2O Whiskers, Journal of Nanomaterials, 2015, Doi:10.1155/2015/670872.
  34. Lining Yang, Jing Wang and Lan Xiang, Hydrothermal Synthesis of ZnO Whiskers from ε-Zn(OH)2 in NaOH-Na2SO4 Solutions, Particuology, 2015, 19, 113-117.
  35. S.C.Hou, J.Wang, T.Y. Xue, W.J. Zheng and L. Xiang, Supersaturation-induced Hydrothermal Formation of α-CaSO4·0.5H2O Whiskers, CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 2141-2146.
  36. Jing Wang, Pengyang Ma, Lan Xiang, Effects of NaOH on Formation of ZnO Nanorods from ε-Zn(OH)2, Materials Letters, 2015, 141, 118-121.
  37. Xiang Lan, Wu Huijun, Wang Jing, Lu Yuchen, Aqua Science Innovations: Fundamentals, Materials Synthesis and Applications, Materials Research Innovations, 2015, 19(2), 201.
  38. Bo Yu, Jing Wang, Pengyang Ma, Lan Xiang, Lanjun Wang, Synthesis of 3Mg(OH)2·MgCl2·8H2O Nanowires from Mg(OH)2 Micro- agglomerates, Materials Research Innovations, 2015, 19(2), 158-161.
  39. Yu Ji, Jing Wang, Lan Xiang, (NaPO3)6-assisted Wet Formation of Dispersive Mg(OH)2 Nanoplates, Materials Research Innovations, 2015, 19(2), 153-157.
  40. Yan Xin, Lan Xiang, Yangxin Yu, Influence of Structure on the Morphology of CaSO4·nH2O (n = 0, 0.5, 2): A Molecular Simulation Study, Materials Research Innovations, 2015, 19(2), 109-113.
  41. Jing Wang, Sichao Hou, Haoyuan Chen and Lan Xiang, Defects-induced Room Temperature Ferromagnetism in ZnO Nanorods Grown from ε-Zn(OH)2, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2014, 118(33), 19469-19476.
  42. Sichao Hou, Jing Wang, Xiaoxue Wang, Haoyuan Chen, Lan Xiang, Effect of Mg2+ on Hydrothermal Formation of α-CaSO4·0.5H2O Whiskers with High Aspect Ratios, Langmuir, 2014,30(32), 9804-9810.
  43. Jing Wang, Lizhao Zhang, Sichao Hou, Jincai Chen and Lan Xiang, Ultra-rapid Formation of ZnO Hierarchical Structures from Dilution–induced Supersaturated Solutions, CrystEngComm, 2014, 16(30), 7115-7123.
  44. Jing Wang, Lan Xiang, Formation of ZnO Rods with Varying Diameters from ε-Zn(OH)2, Journal of Crystal Growth, 2014, 401, 279-284.
  45. Xiang Lan, Wang Jing, Progress in the Hydrothermal Formation of Dispersive Nano-particles and Whiskers, Journal of Chemical Industry and Engineering (China), 2014, 65(7), 2638-2644.
  46. Cui C.J., Qian W.Z., Yu Y.T., Kong X.Y., Yu B., Xiang L., Wei F., Highly Electroconductive Mesoporous Graphene Nanofibers and Their Capacitance Performance at 4 V, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014, 136(6), 2256-2259.
  47. Zhu Wancheng, Zhang Xueyi, Zhang Qiang, Xiang Lan, Zhu Shenlin, Subunit Contribution Model for Thermodynamic Properties of Borates and its Application in Hydrothermal Synthesis of MgBO2(OH) Nanowhiskers, Journal of Chemical Industry and Engineering (China), 2013, 64(2), 443-351.
  48. Xiang L., Gao G., Yin Y.P.,Wu H.J., Jin.Y.C., Zhu W.C., Low-Dimensional Inorganic Nanofunctional Materials: Design, Assembly, and Application for Chemical Engineering (I), Journal of Nanomaterials, 2013, DOI: 10.1155/2013/306834.
  49. S.C.Hou, L.Xiang Influence of Activity of CaSO4·2H2O on Hydrothermal Formation of CaSO4·0.5H2O Whiskers, Journal of Nanomaterials, 2013, DOI: 10.1155/2013/ 237828.
  50. Qing Han, Kang Bi. Luo, Hu Ping. Li, Lan. Xiang, Influence of Phosphorus on Hydrothermal Formation of Hemihydrate Calcium Sulfate Whiskers, Particuology, 2015, 17, 131-135.
  51. Jing Wang, Chengxiang Liu and Lan Xiang, Influence of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfonate on the Formation of ZnO Nanorods from ε-Zn(OH)2, Journal of Nanomaterials, 2013, DOI: 10.1155/2013/621378.
  52. L.N. Yang, L. Xiang, Influence of the Mixing Ways of Reactants on ZnO Morphology, Journal of Nanomaterials, 2013, DOI:10.1155/2013/289616.
  53. Chengxiang Liu, Jing Wang, Jiarui Tian and Lan Xiang , Synthesis and Surface Characterization of γ-MnO2 Nano-structures, Journal of Nanomaterials, 2013, DOI: 10.1155/2013/389634.
  54. B. Yu, Z.H.Tian, J.Xiong, L. Xiang, Synthesis of Al(OH)3 nano-structures from Al(OH)3 micro-agglomerates via Dissoulution-precipitation Route, Journal of Nanomaterials, 2013, DOI: 10.1155/2013/718979.
  55. Lizhao Zhang, Lining Yang, Jing Wang, Lan Xiang, Synthesis of ZnO Whiskers via EDTA-assisted Hydrothermal Routes, International Journal of Nanotechnology, 2013, 10(1/2), 38-47.
  56. Guo Gao, Haixia Wu, Meijuan Chen, Lizhao Zhang, Bo Yu, and Lan Xiang, Synthesis of Size- and Shape-Controlled CuO Assemblies, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 2011, 158(3), 69-73.
  57. Zhu.W.C., Zhang X., Wang X.L., Zhang H., Zhang Q., Xiang L., Short Belt-like Ca2B2O5 Center Dot H2O Nanostructures: Hydrothermal Formation, FT-IR, Thermal Decomposition, and Optical Properties,Journal of Crystal Growth, 2011, 352(1), 81-86.
  58. Wancheng Zhu, Qiang Zhang, Lan Xiang, and Shenlin Zhu, Repair the Pores and Preserve the Morphology: Formation of High Crystallinity 1D Nanostructures via the Thermal Conversion Route,Crystal Growth & Design, 2011, 11, 709-718.
  59. Li-Zhao Zhang, Lan Xiang, Influence of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate on the Fabrication of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles, Research on Chemical Intermediates, 2011, 37, 281-289.
  60. A.Y.Xu, K.B.Luo, L. Xiang, H.P.Li, Formation of Calcium Sulfate Whiskers from CaCO3-bearing Desulfurization Gypsum, Research on Chemical Intermediates, 2011, 37, 449-455.
  61. Chen MJ, Xiang L, Influence of the Sediment Properties of Al2O3.xH2O on the Hydrothermal Formation AlOOH Whiskers, AIP Conference Proceedings, 2010, 1251, 324-327.
  62. Zhang LZ, Yi MG, Xiang L, Wang BY, Size Control of ZnO Nano-particles Formed via Thermal-Decomposition Route, AIP Conference Proceedings, 2010, 1251, 320-323.
  63. Luo KB, Li CM, Xiang L, Li HP, Hydrothermal Formation of Hemi-hydrate Calcium Sulfate Whiskers in the Presence of Additives, AIP Conference Proceedings, 2010, 1251, 296-299.
  64. Wancheng Zhu, Qiang Zhang, Lan Xiang and Shenlin Zhu, Green co-precipitation byproduct-assisted thermal conversion route to submicron Mg2B2O5 whiskers, CrystEngComm, 2011, 13(5), 1654-1663.
  65. M.J.Chen, L. Xiang. Influence of Al2O3•xH2O Crystallinities on the Morphology of AlOOH Whiskers,Nano Biomed Eng., 2010, 2(2), 121-125.
  66. Wancheng Zhu, Guangdong Li, Qiang Zhang, Lan Xiang, Shenlin Zhu, Hydrothermal Mass Production of MgBO2(OH) Nanowhiskers and Subsequent Thermal Conversion to Mg2B2O5 Nanorods for BiaxiallyOriented Polypropylene Resins Reinforcement, Powder Technology, 2010, 203,265-271.
  67. SHI Wen-tao, GAO Guo, XIANG Lan, Synthesis of ZnO Whiskers via Hydrothermal Decomposition route, Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China,  2010, 20(6), 1049-1052.
  68. Hao B.H., Fang K.M., Xiang L., Liu Q., Synthesization and Crystallization Mechanism of Nano-Scale Gamma-AlOOH with Various Morphologies, International Journal of Minerals Metallurgy and Materials, 2010, 17(3), 376-379.
  69. G. Gao, L. Xiang, Emulsion-phase Synthesis of Honeycomb- like Mg5(OH)2(CO3)4·4H2O Micro-spheres and Subsequent Decomposition to MgO, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2010, 495(1), 242-246.
  70. K.B.Luo, C.M.Li, L.Xiang, H.P.Li, P.Ning, Influence of Temperature and Solution Composition on the Formation of Calcium Sulfates, Particuology, 2010,8, 240-244.
  71. Guo Gao, Wentao Shi, and Lan Xiang, Controllable Synthesis of Highly Dispersed ZnO Nanoparticles and Nanorods, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 2009, 156 (9), 155-159.
  72. Taobo He, Lan Xiang, and Shenlin Zhu, Different Nanostructures of Boehmite Fabricated by Hydrothermal Process: Effects of pH and Anions, CrystEngComm, 2009, 11(7), 1338-13442.
  73. Wancheng Zhu, Shenlin Zhu, and Lan Xiang, Successive Effect of Rolling Up, Oriented Attachment and Ostwald Ripening on the Hydrothermal Formation of Szaibelyite MgBO2(OH) Nanowhiskers,CrystEngComm, 2009,11, 1910- 1919.
  74. Guo Gao, Lan Xiang, Emulsion-Phase Synthesis of Highly Dispersed Cu2O Aggregates: From Microspheres, to Flower-Like Cubes, to Octahedra, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 2009, 156(5), 91-96.
  75. Wancheng Zhu, Xueyi Zhang, Lan Xiang, Shenlin Zhu, Hydrothermal Formation of the Head to Head Coalesced Szaibelyite MgBO2(OH) Nanowires, Nanoscale Research Letters, 2009, 4(7), 724-731.
  76. J. Chen, L. Xiang, Controllable Synthesis of Calcium Carbonate Polymorphs at Different Temperatures, Powder Technology, 2009, 189(1), 64-69.
  77. Wancheng Zhu, Qiang Zhang, Lan Xiang, Fei Wei, Xianglan Piao and Shenlin Zhu, Flux-assisted Thermal Conversion Route to Pore-free High Crystallinity Magnesium Borate Nanowhiskers at a Relatively Low Temperature, Crystal Growth & Design, 2008, 8(8), 2938-2945.
  78. Taobo He, Lan Xiang, and Shenlin Zhu, Hydrothermal Preparation of Boehmite Nanorods by Selective Adsorption of Sulfate, Langmuir, 2008, 24(15), 8284-8289.
  79. Wancheng Zhu, Lan Xiang, Qiang Zhang, Xueyi Zhang, Ling Hu, and Shenlin Zhu, Morphology preservation and crystallinity improvement in the thermal conversion of the hydrothermal synthesized MgBO2(OH) nanowhiskers to Mg2B2O5 nanowhiskers, Journal of Crystal Growth, 2008,310,4262-4267.
  80. X.T.Sun, W.T. Shi, L.Xiang, W.C Zhu, Controllable Synthesis of Magnesium Oxysulfate Nanowires with Different Morphologies, Nanoscale Research Letters, 2008, 3(10), 386-389.
  81. X. T. Sun, L. Xiang, W. C. Zhu and Q. Liu, Influence of solvents on the hydrothermal formation of one-dimensional magnesium hydroxide, Crystal Research and Technology, 2008, 43(10), 1057-1061.
  82. Q. Liu, Q. Wang, L.Xiang, Influence of Poly Acrylic Acid on the Dispersion of Calcite Nano-particles,Applied Surface Science, 2008, 254, 7014-7018.
  83. Juncheng Li, Lan Xiang, Xu Feng, Zhanwen Wang, Influence of Hydrothermal Modification of g-Al2O3 on Properties of NiMo/g-Al2O3 Catalyst, Applied Surface Science, 2008, 254, 2077-2080.
  84. X.T.Sun, L.Xiang, Synthesis of Magnesium Oxysulfate Whiskers in the Presence of Sodium Dodecyl Benzene Sulfonateon, Crystal Research and Technology, 2008, 43(5), 479-482.
  85. Xiaotao Sun , Lan Xiang, Hydrothermal Conversion of Magnesium Oxysulfate Whiskers to Magnesium Hydroxide Nanobelts, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2008, 109, 381-385.
  86. T.B.He, L.Xiang,W.C. Zhu, and S.L.Zhu, Hydrothermal Formation of γ-AlOOH Nanorods in the Presence of H2SO4, Materials Letters, 2008, 62(17-18),2939-2942.
  87. Q. Wang, L. Xiang, Y.C. Zhang and Y. Jin, Simulation of the adsorption of CaCl2 on Mg(OH)2 planes,Journal of Materials Science, 2008, 43(7), 2387-2392.
  88. Zhu W, Xiang L, Zhang X, Zhu S., Influence of Process Parameters on Hydrothermal Formation of Magnesium Borate Hydroxide Nanowhiskers, Materials Research Innovations, 2007, 11(4), 188-192.
  89. Wancheng Zhu, Lan Xiang, Taobo He, Shenlin Zhu, Hydrothermal Synthesis and Characterization of Magnesium Borate Hydroxide Nanowhiskers, Chemistry Letters, 2006, 35(10), 11-12.
  90. L.Xiang, Y.Wen, Q.Wang, Y.Jin,Formation and Characterization of Dispersive Mg Substituted CaCO3, Materials Letters, 2006, 60(13-14), 1719-1723.
  91. Q.L.Wu, L.Xiang, Y.Jin, Influence of CaCl2 on the Hydrothermal Modification of Mg(OH)2, Powder Technology, 2006, 162(2), 100-104.
  92. L.Xiang, Y.Wen, Q.Wang, Y.Jin, Synthesis of Dispersive CaCO3 in the Presence of MgCl2, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2006, 98(2-3), 236-240.
  93. Li Jun-cheng, Xiang Lan, Xu Feng, Wang Zhan-wen, Effect of Hydrothermal Treatment on the Distribution of Acidity of g-Al2O3 Support, Applied Surface Science, 2006, 253(2), 766-770.
  94. CHEN Zhi-Hang, XIANG Lan, ZHANG Ying-Cai,Lin Rong-Yi, Preparation of Highly Dispersed Mg(OH)2 Nano-plates via Double Injection-hydrothermal Method, Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2006, 22(6), 1062-1066 (in Chinese).
  95. J.Li, L.Xiang, Y.Jin, Hydrothermal Formation of Magnesium Oxysulfate Whiskers in the Presence of Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid, Journal of Materials Science, 2006, 41(5), 1345-1348.
  96. H.B.Liu, L.Xiang, Y.Jin Hydrothermal Modification and Characterization of Ni(OH)2 with High Discharge Capability, Crystal Growth & Design, 2006, 6(1), 283-286.
  97. L.Xiang, Y.P.Yin, Y.Jin, Hydrothermal Preparation of Nickel Hydroxide Coated Iron Oxide Particles, Materials Letters, 2005, 59(17), 2223-2228. 
  98. LIU Hong-bing, XIANG Lan, JIN Yong, Synthesis and High-temperature Performance of Ti Substituted a-Ni(OH)2, Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China, 2005, 15(4), 823-827.
  99. Li Jun-Cheng, Xiang Lan, Feng Xu, Wang Zhan-Wen, Wei Fei,The Effect of Hydrothermal Modification on the Texture and Surface Properties of Alumina Support, Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2005, 21(2), 212-216(in Chinese).
  100. L.Xiang, Y. Xiang, Y.Wen, F. Wei, Formation of CaCO3 Nano-particles in the Presence of Terpineol, Material Letters, 2004, 58, 959-965.
  101. Wong JWC, Xiang L.,Gu XY, Zhou LX, Bioleaching of Heavy Metals from Anaerobically Digested Sewage Sludge Using FeS2 as an Energy Source, Chemosphere, 2004, 55(1), 101-107.
  102. XIANG Lan , JIN Yong-cheng , JIN Yong, Hydrothermal Formation of Dispersive Mg(OH)2 Particles in NaOH Solution, Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China, 2004, 14(2), 370-375.
  103. F.Liu, L.Xiang, Y.Jin, Hydrothermal Synthesis Process of Magnesium Oxysulfate Whiskers, Journal  of  Inorganic  Materials, 2004, 19(4), 784-788(in Chinese).
  104. WU Hui-Jun, XIANG Lan, JIN Yong-Cheng, JIN Yong, Preparation of Highly-dispersed Mg(OH)2 Powders and Influence Factors, Journal of Inorganic Materials, 2004, 19(5), 1181-1185(in Chinese).
  105. J. Li, L. Xiang, Y. Jin, Formation of Dispersive NiO Nano-particles via Hydrothermal Modification, Rare Metal Materials and Engineering, 2004, 33(4), 425-428(in Chinese).
  106. L.Xiang, Y.P.Yin, Y.Jin, Preparation and Characterization of NiO(core)/Fe2O3(shell) Composite Particles, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 2004, 177, 1535-1541.
  107. Li Jun-cheng, XIANG Lan, WANG Zhan-wen, WEI Fei, Effect of Hydrothermal Modification on Structure and Properties of NiMo/g-Al2O3 HDN Catalyst, Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2004, 20(6), 739-742(in Chinese).
  108. L.Xiang, Y.L.Gong, J.C,Li, Z.W.Wang, Influence of Hydrothermal Modification on the Properties of Ni/Al2O3  Catalyst, Applied Surface Science, 2004, 239(1), 94-100.
  109. L.Xiang, F.Liu, J.Li, Y.Jin, Hydrothermal Formation and Characterization of Magnesium Oxysulfate Whiskers, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2004, 87(2-3), 424-429.
  110. Y. Wen, L.Xiang, Y.Jin,  Synthesis of  Plate-like  Calcium Carbonate via Carbonation Route, Material Letters, 2003, 57(16-17), 2565-2571.
  111. XIANG Lan, JIN Yong-Cheng, Jin Yong, Study on the Growth of Magnesium Hydroxide Crystals,Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2003, 19(8), 837-842 (in Chinese).
  112. Y. L. Gong, L. Xiang, Y. Jin, Effect of Hydrothermal Modification on the Structure and Properties  of Ni/Al2O3 Catalyst, Chinese Journal of Catalysis, 2003, 24(12), 919-923 (in Chinese).
  113. Qian W.Z., Wei F., Wang Z.W., Liu T., Yu H., Luo G.H., Xiang L., Deng X.Y., Production of Carbon Nanotubes in a Packed Bed and a Fluidized Bed, AICHE JOURNAL, 2003, 49(3), 619-625.
  114. L. Xiang, Y.P. Yin, and Y. Jin,   Hydrothermal   Formation   of  Ni-Zn  Ferrite from  Heavy  Metal  Co- precipitates,  Journal of Materials Science, 2002, 37(2), 349-352.
  115. L.Xiang, Y.Xiang, Z.G.Wang, and Y. Jin, Influence of Chemical Additives on  the  Formation  of Super- fine Calcium Carbonate, Powder Technology, 2002, 126(2), 129-133.
  116. L.Xiang,  X.Y.Deng, Y. Jin,  Experimental  Study  on Synthesis of NiO  Nano-particles, Scripta Materialia, 2002, 47(4), 219-224.
  117. Wen Y., Xiang L., Jin Y., Preparation of Plate-like Calcium Carbonate, Journal  of  Inorganic  Materials, 2002, 17(6), 1315-1320 (in Chinese).
  118. Wong JWC, Xiang L., Chan L.C. pH Requirement for the Bioleaching of Heavy Metals from Anaerobically Digested Wastewater Sludge, Water Air and Soil Pollution, 2002, 138(1-4), 25-35.
  119. Xiang L.Chan LC, Wong JWC, Removal of Heavy Metals from Anaerobically Digested Sewage Sludge by Isolated Indigenous Iron-oxidized Bacteria, Chemosphere, 2000, 41(1-2), 283-287.
  120. XIANG Lan, WANG Tang, WU Qing-liu, JIN Yong, Agglomeration and Precipitation of Mg(OH)2Particles in the Presence of Polyacrylamide, The Chinese Journal of Process Engineering, 2005, 5(1), 58-61 (in Chinese).
  121. Li Zhiqiang, Wu Qingliu, Xiang Lan, Wei Fei, Influence of Synthesis Condition on Magnesium Hydroxide Properties by Two-step Reaction on Pilot Scale, Journal of Chemical Industry and Engineering (China), 2005, 56(6), 1106-1111 (in Chinese).
  122. Li Zhiqiang, Wu Qingliu, Xiang Lan, Wei Fei, Effect of Hydrothermal Modification Conditions on Preparation of Flame Retardant Mg(OH)2 in Large-scale Experimental Set-up, Journal of Chemical Industry and Engineering (China), 2005, 56(7), 1349-1354 (in Chinese).
  123. Gong Yanli, Xiang Lan, Li Jianbao, Yang Xiaozhan, Effect of Hydrothermal Modification on the Structure of Ni/Al2O3 Catalyst, Rare Metal Materials and Engineering, 2005, 34, SUPPL.1(Part 2), 649-652 (in Chinese).
  124. XIANG Lan,   JIN Yong-cheng,   JIN Yong, Hydrothermal Modification of Mg(OH)2 Particles in NaOH Solution, The Chinese Journal of Process Engineering, 2003,3(2),116-120 (in Chinese).
  125. Xiang L., Xiang Y., Yuan H.X.,Wang T.J., Preparation of Super-fine Spherical CaCO3 by the Carbonation Method, The Chinese Journal of Process Engineering, 2002, 2(1), 49-54 (in Chinese).

Current group:Ph.D. student 3, master student 3, engineer 3, visiting scholar 1

Graduates :Post doctor 5, doctor 6, master 33, bachelor 30, visiting scholar 6

Working place of graduates:MIT, Argonne National Laboratory, UCL, Tohoku University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiaotong University,Beihang University, South China University of Technology,Jiangnan University,CNPC, Sinopec, Sinochem Group, Shenhua Group,Chongqing Chemicals and Pharmaceutical Holding Group Company, China Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering Corporation, China Tianchen Engineering Corpotation, Tencent, Nafine Chemical Industry Group, etc.