Dr Bin Luo

ARC DECRA

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
b.luo1@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 63819

Overview

​Dr Bin Luo is currently an ARC DECRA Research Fellow in Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) at the University of Queensland (UQ). He received his doctoral degree in Physical Chemistry from National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) of China, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) in July 2013. In August 2014, Dr Luo joined UQ as a full-time Research Fellow in AIBN. He then secured highly competitive UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2015-2018) and ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Fellowship (commencing in 2018).

​Dr Bin Luo' s research focuses on the design of new functional nanomaterials/nanostructures for energy storage application. Specially, the goal of his current research is to develop two-dimensional hybrid nanostructures for high performance energy storage devices, including lithium-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteries, Lithium-sulfur batteries, and Aluminium-ion batteries. Dr Luo's research interest also includes the design of next generation energy conversion or storage devices (i.e. flexible/transparent/microsized batteries, supercapacitors, or solar cells) and new conceptual energy storage system (i.e. solar rechargeable battery).

Research Interests

  • Functional nanomaterials for energy related applications
    Development of new functional nanomaterials/nanostructures for energy related applications including rechargeable batteries, supercapacitors, and photocatalysis.
  • Next generation energy devices
    Design of next generation energy conversion or storage devices (i.e. flexible/transparent/microsized batteries, supercapacitors, or solar cells) and new conceptual energy storage system (i.e. solar rechargeable battery)

Research Impacts

Dr Luo has been working on the energy related nanomaterials over 8 years and contributed more than 50 original publications (including 2 book chapters and 12 first-authored peer-reviewed articles on top ranking journals such as Adv. Mater., Energy Environ. Sci., Nano Energy, Adv. Sci., Small, etc.). As of June 2017, nine papers (including 5 first-authored) have been recognised as highly cited papers by Essential Science Indicators (ESI, top 1% of the academic field of Materials Science based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year). His work has received over 2,000 citations as of July 2017 with h-index of 21 (ISI). Dr Luo's research has generated significant novel IP: he is an inventor on 13 patents on functional nanomaterials and their applications for energy conversion or storage including lithium-ion batteries, supercapacitors, and catalysis.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of the Chinese Academy of Science

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • Effective energy storage system plays an important role in the installation of renewable energies and electric vehicles. This project aims to develop new types of hierarchical cathode composites for high capacity lithium-sulfur battery with long cycling life.

  • This project aims to develop a new prototype of solar rechargeable battery for the direct capture and storage of abundant but intermittent solar energy. This Project will integrate newly designed solar-driven photoelectrochemical energy conversion process and bifunctional photoelectrode into lithium-sulfur battery to achieve high energy storage efficiency. Expected outcomes include high-performance solar rechargeable batteries and new knowledge resulting from the disciplinary collaborations between energy storage, photoelectrochemistry and nanotechnology. These will provide advances in material science and solar energy storage technologies, thus addressing the global energy shortage and environmental pollution issues.

  • This project aims to develop new types of hierarchical electrodes for high-rate lithium ion batteries with long cycling life. The key concepts are the development of multi-shelled hollow structured silicon-based anode and Li-rich layered oxides cathode to achieve both high power and energy density, and the adoption of graphene to further improve rate capability and cycling stability. Effective energy storage systems play an important role in the development of renewable energies and electric vehicles. The project outcomes will lead to innovative technologies in low carbon emission transportation and efficient energy storage systems.

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Effective energy storage system plays an important role in the installation of renewable energies and electric vehicles. This project aims to develop new types of hierarchical cathode composites for high capacity lithium-sulfur battery with long cycling life.

  • This project aims to develop a new prototype of solar rechargeable battery for the direct capture and storage of abundant but intermittent solar energy. This Project will integrate newly designed solar-driven photoelectrochemical energy conversion process and bifunctional photoelectrode into lithium-sulfur battery to achieve high energy storage efficiency. Expected outcomes include high-performance solar rechargeable batteries and new knowledge resulting from the disciplinary collaborations between energy storage, photoelectrochemistry and nanotechnology. These will provide advances in material science and solar energy storage technologies, thus addressing the global energy shortage and environmental pollution issues.

  • This project aims to develop new types of hierarchical electrodes for high-rate lithium ion batteries with long cycling life. The key concepts are the development of multi-shelled hollow structured silicon-based anode and Li-rich layered oxides cathode to achieve both high power and energy density, and the adoption of graphene to further improve rate capability and cycling stability. Effective energy storage systems play an important role in the development of renewable energies and electric vehicles. The project outcomes will lead to innovative technologies in low carbon emission transportation and efficient energy storage systems.