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Current Research:

Dr Jingping Hu is starting his independent academic career in the School of Environmental Science and Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan China in 2014, supported by the the prestigious " Young Thousand Talents Scheme".

Dr Hu has a multi-disciplinary academic background across chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering, and has research experience on thin film grown, electrochemical sensing, synthesis of nanomaterials, and electronic structure of metal oxides. His current research at HUST focuses on nanomaterials for environmental applications, detection and treatment of environmental pollutant, and energy storage materials based on environmental waste .


Table of Content of his D.Phil. Thesis:
Electronic Thin Film Materials



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31. A novel electroless method to prepare a platinum electrocatalyst on diamond for fuel cell applications , X. Lyu, J. Hu*, J. S. Foord*, Q. Wang, J. Power Sources, 2013, 242, p631-637 [Full text online , PDF]

30. Shape selective plate-form Ga2O3 with strong metal-support interaction to overlying Pd for hydrogenation of CO2 to CH3OH , X. Zhou, J. Qu, F. Xu, J. Hu, J. S. Foord, Z. Zeng, X. Hong, S. C. E. Tsang, Chem. Commun., 2013,49, p1747-1749 [Full text online, PDF]

29. Plasma electrochemistry: Development of a reference electrode material for high temperature plasmas, T. Fowowe, E. Hadzifejzovic, J. Hu, J. S. Foord, D. J Caruana, Advanced Materials, 2012, 24 (47), p 63056309 [Full text online, PDF]

28. Electrodeposition of a Pt-PrO2-x electrocatalyst on diamond electrodes for the oxidation of methanol, L. Chen, J. Hu, J. S. Foord, Phys. Status Solidi A, 2012, 209 (9), p17921796 [Full text online, PDF]

27. Patent: UK Invention Application: Composition for hydrogen generation, Patent Appl No. 1217525.3, J. Hu, J.S. Foord, filed on 1 Oct 2012



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26. Electrochemical detection of DNA hybridization by a zirconia modified diamond electrode, B. Liu, J. Hu*, J.S. Foord*. , Electrochemistry Communications, 2012, 19, p4649 [Full text online, PDF]

25. Shape-Dependent Acidity and Photocatalytic Activity of Nb2O5 Nanocrystals with an Active TT (001) Surface. Y. Zhao, C. Eley, J. Hu, J.S. Foord, L. Ye, H. He, and S.C.E. Tsang. (2012), Ange-wandte Chemie – International Edition, 2012, 124(16), p39123915, doi: 10.1002/anie.201108580 (Hot Article) [Full text online, PDF]

24. Patent: PRC Invention Application (Patent): A method to electrodeposit Pt on carbon electrode, Publication No. CN 102071413 A

23. Fabrication of Hybrid Diamond and Transparent Conducting Metal Oxide Electrode for Spectroelectrochemistry, J. Hu, J. Hodge, A. Boff, J.S. Foord, International Journal of Electrochem-istry, Vol 2011, 2011, Article ID 286458 [Full text online, PDF]

22. Electrochemical deposition of Pt-Ru on diamond electrode for electro-oxidation of methanol, X. Lu, J. Hu*, J.S. Foord*, Q. Wang, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 654 (2011) p38-43 [Full text online, PDF]



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21. Electrochemical Deposition of Thin Film Zirconia on Diamond, B. Liu, J. Hu, J. S. Foord, Electro-chemical and Solid-State Letters, 2011,14 (2), p D20-D22 [Full text online,PDF]

20. Nanodiamond pretreatment for the modification of diamond electrodes by platinum nanoparticles. J. Hu, X. Lu, J.S. Foord, Electrochem. Commun., 2010, 12 (5), p676679. [Full text online, PDF]

19. Evaluation of intergranular corrosion susceptibility of UNS S31803 duplex stainless steel with an optimized DL-EPR method, J. Gong, Y.M. Jiang, B. Deng, J.L. Xu, J.P. Hu, Jin Li, Electrochimica Acta, 2010, 55 (18), p 5077-5083 [Full text online]

18. Electrochemical deposition of Pt nanoparticles on diamond substrates, J. Hu, X. Lu, J.S. Foord, Q. Wang, physica status solidi (a), 2009, 206, 9, p2057-2062 [PDF online, PDF]

17. Focused Ion Beam Fabrication of Boron-Doped Diamond Ultramicroelectrodes , Jingping Hu, Katherine B. Holt and John S. Foord, Anal. Chem., 2009, 81 (14), pp 56635670. [full text, pdf]

16. An X-ray spectroscopic study of the electronic structure of CuCrO2, T. Arnold, D.J. Payne, A. Bourlange, J. Hu, R.G. Egdell, Physical Review B. 79, 075102 (2009). [full text, pdf]



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15. Heterogeneous Electron Transfer Kinetics at the Ionic Liquid/Metal Interface studied using Cyclic Voltammetry and Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy, A.W. Taylor, F. Qiu, J. Hu, P. Licence, D.A. Walsh, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2008, 112 (42), 13292-13299. [full text, pdf]

14. Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM) Studies of Redox Processes at Undoped Nanodiamond Surfaces, K. B. Holt, C. Ziegler, J. Zang, J. Hu, J. S. Foord, Journal of Physical Chemistry 2009, 113 (7), pp 27612770. [full text, pdf]

13. On-site interband excitations in resonant inelastic X-ray scattering from Cu2O, J. Hu, D. J. Payne, R. G. Egdell, P.-A. Glans, T. Learmonth, K.E. Smith, J. Guo, N.M. Harrison, Phys. Rev. B, 77, 155115 (2008). [full text, pdf]

12. The electronic structure of SrCu2O2 studied by vacuum ultraviolet photoemission and density functional calculations, J. Hu, D.J. Payne, R.G. Egdell, V.R. Dhanak, G. Miller, Chemical Physics Letters, 450, 39-43 (2007). [full text, pdf]

11.. Redox Properties of Undoped 5 nm Diamond Nanoparticles , K. B Holt, C. Ziegler, D. J. Caruana, J. Zang, E. J. M. Barrios, J. Hu, J. S. Foord, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 10, 303-310 (2008). [full text, pdf]



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10. Hot Filament Chemical Vapour Deposition of Diamond Ultramicroelectrodes , J. Hu, J. S. Foord, K.B. Holt, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 9 (39), p.5469-5475, 2007 (published as a HOT Article). [full text, pdf]

9. Diamond Ultramicroelectrodes , J. S. Foord, J. Hu, and K. B. Holt, phys. stat. sol (a), 204, No. 9, 2940C2944 (2007). [full text, pdf]

8. Photon energy dependence of final state screening in a dilute electron gas system: a synchrotron radiation photoemission study of beta-PbO2, D.J. Payne, J. Hu, R.G. Egdell, V.R. Dhanak, G. Miller, Chemical Physics Letters (2007), Volume 443, Issues 1-3, Pages 61-65. [full text, pdf]

7. Fabrication and Characterization of Diamond Ultramicroelectrodes of Diameter < 25 micron for Use in Electroanalysis, Sensing and Imaging Applications, K. B. Holt, D. J. Caruana, J. Raja, J. Hu, J. S. Foord, ECS Transactions, 3, (28) 37-47 (2007). [full text, pdf]

6. Fabrication of Boron-Doped Diamond Ultramicroelectrodes for Use in Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy Experiments , K. B. Holt, J. Hu, and J. S. Foord, Anal. Chem. (2007), 79 (6), 2556-2561. [full text, pdf]



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5. Electrochemical oxidation and reduction processes at diamond electrodes of varying phase purity , J.S. Foord, J. Hu., phys. stat. sol. (a) 203, No. 12, p. 3121-3127 (2006). [full text, pdf]

4. Energy-dispersive X-ray reflectivity and GID for Real-time Growth Studies of Pentacene Thin Films, S. Kowarik, A. Gerlach, W. Leitenberger, J. Hu, G. Witte, C. Woell, U. Pietsch, and F. Schreiber, Thin Solid Films 515 (2007) 5606. [full text, pdf]

3. Radiotracer measurements as a sensitive tool for the detection of metal penetration in molecular based organic electronics, M. Scharnberg, J. Hu, J. Kanzow, K. Räzke, R. Adelung, F. Faupel, C. Pannemann, U. Hilleringmann, S. Meyer, and J. Pflaum, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86(2), 024104 (2005). [full text, pdf]

2. Ag-Diffusion in the Organic Semiconductor Diindenoperylene, M. Scharnberg, J. Hu, J. Kanzow, K. Räzke, R. Adelung, F. Faupel and J. Pflaum, , Defect and Diffusion Forum (2005), 237-240(Part. 2, Diffusion in Materials), 993-997. [full text, pdf]

1. Study on Impedance Transition of PEN Thin Film, Guo Feng, Jiang Yi-Ming, Xie Heng-Bo, Wan Xing-Gong, Hu Jing-Ping, Li Jin, Wuli Xuebao (2005), 54(3), 1396-1399. [full text, pdf]