Professor Lianzhou Wang

Professor

School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Senior Group Leader

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
l.wang@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 54218

Overview

Biography:

Lianzhou Wang is currently Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering and Research Director of Nanomaterials Centre (Nanomac), 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 seven years' time, as a Chief Investigator, he has succeeded in winning 19 competitive ARC grants, two CSIRO Flagship Cluster projects, one CRC program, and a number of UQ grants. Prof. Wang has contributed more than 270 journal publications (including top ranking journals such as Chem. Rev., Angew. Chem., Adv. Mater., J. Am Chem. Soc., etc.), 12 patents and delivered over 60 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: 16 RHD 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,
  • 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

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision