Professor Lianzhou Wang

Senior Group Leader

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

Professor

School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
l.wang@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 54218

Overview

Biography:

Lianzhou Wang is currently Professor in School of Chemical Engineering, Director of Nanomaterials Centre (Nanomac), and Senior Group Leader of Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, the University of Queensland. He received his PhD degree from Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999. Before joining UQ in 2004, he has worked at two leading national research institutions (NIMS and AIST) of Japan as a research fellow for five years. Since joining UQ, he has worked/working as ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellow (2006), Senior Lecturer (2007), Associate Professor (2010), and Professor (2012-) in School of Chemical Engineering and Nanomac.

Research:

Professor Wang's research focuses on the synthesis, characterisation and application of functional nanomaterials for use in renewable energy conversion/storage systems including photocatalytsts, rechargeable batteries and low cost solar cells. In the last ten years' time, as a Chief Investigator, he has succeeded in winning 19 competitive ARC grants, two CSIRO Flagship Cluster projects, two CRC programs, and a number of industry funds. Prof. Wang has contributed 12 edited books/book chapters, more than 300 journal publications (including top ranking journals such as Chem. Rev., Chem Soc. Rev., Angew. Chem., Adv. Mater., J. Am Chem. Soc., etc.), 12 patents and delivered over 80 plenary/keynote/invited presentations. He is serving as Associate Editor of Journal of Nanoparticles Research and Science Bulletin and is also on the Editorial Boards of other 3 international journals. He also won some prestigious Fellowships/awards including STA Fellowship of Japan, ARC QEII Fellowship, UQ Research Excellence Award of 2008, Scopus Young Researcher Award of 2011 (Engineering and Technology category), and ARC Future Fellowship of 2012, and is the fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry.

Teaching and RHD supervision activities

  • Lecturer of second year undergraduate core course CHEE2003 Fluid & Particle Mechanics and fourth year engineering course CHEE4301 Nanomaterials and Their Characterisation
  • Research Supervision: 18 RHDs awarded, currently principal supervisor of 12 PhD students & 6 Postdoctoral Fellows

Current Projects

  • ARC Discovery Project: 2016-2019, Perovskite Materials: exploring new properties beyond solar cells,
  • CRC-P Project: 2017-2020, Printed Batteries
  • ARC Linkage Project: 2016-2019, Design of New Two-dimensional Materials for Lithium Sulfur Batteries,
  • Baosteel Australian-China Joint Research grant: 2016-2019, , new cathode materials for high performance Li-ion batteries,
  • ARC DP, 2016-2018: Bifunctional Photocatalytic System for Water treatment and hydrogen production,
  • ARC LIEF, 2016: Time-resolved terahertz and optical spectroscopy facility,
  • ARC Linkage Project, 2015-2017, Understanding the role of nanoparticles in water based lubrication,
  • ARC Future Fellowship (2012-2016): Designing new layered materials for efficient solar energy conversion
  • CRC Polymer program (2012-2017): New barrier materials for solar cells

Research Interests

  • Semiconducting nanomaterials for clean energy and environment applications
    Design and development of functional nanomaterials and composites for photocatalysis, low cost solar cells and rechargeable batteries

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Engineering, Chinese Acad.Sc.
  • Master of Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Shandong

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2017) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Rufford, Thomas, Yangyang Wen, Wang, Lianzhou and Hulicova-Jurcakova, Denisa (2016). Nitrogen and phosphorous doped graphene nanosheets for supercapacitors. In: Curtin-UQ Workshop on Nanostructured Electromaterials for Energy, Perth, (). 18-19 January 2016.

  • Wang, Lianzhou (2013). Designing semiconductor metal oxides for photoelectrochemical energy conversion. In: Advanced Optoelectronics for Energy and Environment, AOEE 2013. Advanced Optoelectronics for Energy and Environment, AOEE 2013, Wuhan, China, (). 25 - 26 May 2013. doi:10.1364/AOEE.2013.ASa4B.4

  • Zong, Xu, Mukherji, Aniruddh, Lu, Gao Qing and Wang, Lianzhou (2011). New layered semiconductors for efficient photoelectrochemical hydrogen and oxygen generation. In: Solar Hydrogen and Nanotechnology VI. Conference on Solar Hydrogen and Nanotechnology VI, San Diego CA, (1-7). 23-25 August 2011. doi:10.1117/12.895449

  • Wu, Xia, Lu, Gaoqing and Wang, Lianzhou (2011). The effect of the thickness of TiO2 nanosheets film with exposed (001) facets on the performance of dye-sensitized solar cells. In: Chemeca 2011 Proceedings. Chemeca 2011: Australasian Conference on Chemical Engineering, Sydney, Australia, (1-9). 18-21 September 2011.

  • Chen, Zhihua, Wu, Zheng, Bao, Jianjun, Lu, Gaoqing (Max), Zhang, Qiqing, Wang, Lianzhou and Zhu, Xianfang (2008). Improved fabrication of PMMA/Ag core-shell nanostructures with two steps. In: John Bell, Cheng Yan, Lin Ye and Liangchi Zhang, Frontiers in Materials Science and Technology, FMST 2008. International Conference on Frontiers in Materials Science and Technology, FMST 2008, Brisbane, QLD, (33-38). 26 - 28 March 2008. doi:10.4028/0-87849-475-8.33

  • Klaysom, Chalida, Germain, Leatitia, Burr, Shawn, Ladewig, Bradley P., Wang, Lianzhou, Diniz Da Costa, Joe C. and Lu, G.Q. M. (2008). Preparation of new composite membranes for water desalination using electrodialysis. In: N. H. Voelcker and H. W. Thissen, Smart Materials V. Conference on Smart Materials V, Melbourne, Australia, (C1-C8). 10-12 December 2008. doi:10.1117/12.810443

  • Hu, Hong, Li, Jiu-Yong, Wang, Hua, Daggard, Grant and Wang, Li-Zhen (2008). Robustness analysis of diversified ensemble decision tree algorithms for Microarray data classification. In: Proceedings of 2008 International Conference On Machine Learning and Cybernetics, Vols 1-7. 7th International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, Kunming Peoples R China, (115-120). Jul 12-15, 2008. doi:10.1109/ICMLC.2008.4620389

  • Mukherji, A., Wang, L. Z., Zou, J., Auchterlonie, G. J. and Lu, G. Q. (2007). Synthesis and characterization of K-doped MnO2 nanowires. In: Materials Today Asia 2007, Beijing, China, (). 3-5 September, 2007.

  • Qiao, Shizhang, Wang, Lianzhou, Hu, Qiuhong, Zhu, Zhonghua and Lu, G. Q. (Gao Qing Max) (2007). Synthesis of highly ordered large-pore periodic mesoporous organosilica rods. In: Chunli Bai, Sishen Xie and Xing Zhu, Solid State Phenomena: Nanoscience and Technology. ChinaNANO'2005: China International Conference on Nanoscience & Technology, 2005, Beijing, China, (381-384). 9-11 June 2005. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/SSP.121-123.381

  • H. Djojoputro, Zhou, X.F., Qiao, S.Z., Wang, L.Z., Yu, C.Z. and Lu, G.Q. (2006). Drug release properties of hollow Periodic mesoporous organosilica. In: The 5th International Mesostructured Materials Symposium, Shanghai, China, (). 4 -7 August 2006.

  • Qiao, S. Z., Wang, L. Z., Djojoputro, H. and Lu, G. Q. (2006). Functionalized periodic mesoporous organosilica hollow spheres for drug delivery. In: E-MRS IUMRS ICEM 2006 Spring Meeting, Nice, France, (). 29 May – 2 June 2006.

  • Wang, Lianzhou, Xu, Zhi P., Qiao, Shizhang and Lu, G.Q. Max (2006). Inorganic thin films self-assembled from lamellar TiO2 and layered double hydroxide and their electrochemical behaviour. In: Proceedings of the International Conference On Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2006. ICONN '06. International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2006, Brisbane, Australia, (541-542). 3-7 July 2006. doi:10.1109/ICONN.2006.340535

  • H. Djojoputro, Zhou, X.F., Qiao, S.Z., Wang, L.Z., Yu, C.Z. and Lu, G.Q. (2005). Synthesis of novel hollow spheres PMO using FC4 surfactant. In: 2005 Sir Mark Oliphant Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (A209-A209). 4-7 Dec 2005. doi:10.1203/00006450-198704010-00258

  • Wang, LZ, Yu, J, Shi, JL and Yan, DS (2001). Effect of synthetic conditions on the pore size of mesoporous silica materials. In: Proceedings of the First China International Conference On High-Performance Ceramics. 1st China International Conference on High-Performance Ceramics, Beijing Peoples R China, (214-217). Oct 31-Nov 03, 1998.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision