The Federation Of Chinese Scholars In Australia


DOU Shi Xue

Position Professor, Director
Professional / Institution Affiliation and address
University of Wollongong/Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials
ISEM/AIIM Facility/Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong NSW 2500 Australia
Telephone 02 42214558
Mobile 0401171171

II. CAREER SUMMARY (Education and employment history, List major past positions and current positions):
Education and Qualifications

  2012, Director of Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, NSW Australia

  2007-2011, ARC Australian Professor & Director of Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, NSW Australia

  2002-2006, ARC Australian Professor & Director of Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, NSW Australia

  1998-, DSc, University of New South Wales, NSW Australia

  1984-, PhD, Dalhousie University, Canada

2012 Vice-Chancellor’s Outstanding partnership Award, University of Wollongong
2008 Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Researcher Excellence Award, University of Wollongong
2007-2011 ARC Australian Professorial Fellowship, UOW
2004 Australian Engineering Excellence Award
2003 Australian Centenary Medal for contributions in materials science and engineering, awarded by the Australian Government
2002-2006 ARC Australian Professorial Fellowship, UOW
1997 International Workshop Award by MRS and ISTEC, Hawaii, USA
1993-1997 ARC Professorial Research Fellowship, UNSW and UOW
1996 Fellow of International Electrical Engineering Academy
1994 Fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Science, Technology and Engineering

2012 ARC Panel member
2010 Editorial Board member of NPG Asia Materials
2010 Associate editor for Rare Earth Metals
2010 Member of Editorial Board for open materials journal
2007 Advisory Board member of Mater Sci and Technol
1994 Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering
1992-1998 Member of Advisory Board of Superconductor Science & Technology, UK Referee for Applied Physics Letters, Physical Review B, Journal of Applied Physics, Physical Review Letters, Superconductor Science and Technology, Advanced Materials, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Electrochem Communication, Advanced Functional Materials.
1990 Member of Materials Research Society

Shi Xue Dou is Professor and Director of the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM) at UOW. He received his PhD in chemistry in 1984 at Dalhousie University, Canada. He was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering in 1994. He was awarded a DSc by the University of New South Wales in 1998 and three Australian Professorial Fellowship by Australian Research Council in 1993, 2002 and 2007. He received the Australian Government’s Centenary Medal in 2003, the Engineering Excellence Award in 2006, Vice- Chancellors Senior Excellence Award in 2008, Vice-Chancellor Outstanding Partnership Award in 2012. He is author and co-author of more than 600 refereed journal papers, attracting over 13000 citations with an h-index >51. He has given 100+ invited talks at international conferences and institutions around the world. He has led more than 50 ARC and other competitive projects as a lead chief investigator. He is responsible for a number of breakthroughs in development of superconductors and energy materials. He has supervised 60 PhD students and more than 50 postdoctoral and visiting fellows who are widely spread across five continents, working within the fields of science, technology, and industry. They have made significant contributions in their fields and established themselves as research leaders on their own right.

VI. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR MOST IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS (publication number, impact and citations): 600 refereed journal papers, 13000 citation and h-index = 50
Best ten publications in the last ten years:
2011. P Jood et al., “Al-Doped Zinc Oxide Nanocomposites with Enhanced Thermoelectric Properties”
Nano Letters 11, (2011) 4337 (IF: 13.183)
2011. Z. Sun et al, “Rational Design of 3D dendritic TiO2 Nanostructures with Favorable Architectures”, Journal of the American Chemistry Society, (2011) (IF: 9.019)
2011. J.H. Kim et al, “Tailored Materials for High-Performance MgB2 Wire”, Advanced Materials, 23, 4942-4946 (2011) (IF: 13.857, inside cover page)
2011. W. K. Yeoh et al, “Direct Observation of Local Potassium Variation and Its Correlation to Electronic Inhomogeneity in (Ba(1-x)K(x))Fe(2)As(2) Pnictide” Physical Review Letters 106(24), 247002 (2011) (IF:7.621)
2009. X.L. Wang, et al, “Colossal Electroresistance and Giant Magnetoresistance in Doped PbPdO2 Thin Films” Advanced Materials. 21, 2196 (2009). (IF: 8.191)
2008. M.S. Park et al., “The effect of morphological modification on the electrochemical properties of SnO2 nanomaterials”, Advanced Functional Materials, 18, 3, 455-461, (2008) (IF: 6.808).
2007. S.X.Dou et al., “Mechanism of enhancement in electromagnetic properties of MgB2 by nano SiC doping”, Physical Review Letters 98, 97002-1 (2007) (IF: 7.489)
2007. M. S. Park et al., “Preparation and electrochemical properties of SnO2 nanowires for application in lithium-ion batteries”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 46, 750 (2007). (IF: 10.059)
2006. S.X.Dou et al., “Alignment of carbon nanotube additives for enhancing the magnesium diboride superconductors' performance”, Advanced Materials, 19, 785-788 (2006) (IF 9.107).
2004. F. Cai et al., “Ni(OH)2 tubes with mesoscale dimensions as positive-electrode materials of alkaline rechargeable batteries”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 43, 4212 (2004). (IF: 9.596)

Materials processing Materials characterization
Superconductors and applications Energy materials and applications
Nanomaterials Electronic materials
Solid state science Chemical engineering

VIII. VISIONS (related to China and Australia from the area of expertise):
I propose a global challenge program on energy and environment that has significant impact and commonality between Australia and China and will establish a strong platform on the basis of our institute, Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM) at Australian Institute of Innovative Materials (AIIM) to facilitate the strong collaboration between two countries. The proposed program will undertake strategic initiatives and carry out collaborative, fundamental and applied research and development to achieve major breakthroughs and advances in critical solutions to global challenging problems in energy and environment to ensure sustainable energy supply and clean and healthy living environment to humanity.

According to the reports from prestigious journals (Science 2006, 311, 484 and Special Issues of Nature (Insight) 2001, 414, 331-378), energy has been well recognised as number one of top ten problems humanity faces for next century. Environment was ranked at forth place while water was ranked at second place of the top ten problems. However, as water is considered as a part of environment so the energy and environment are actually the top two problems humanity is facing in next century. There is no doubt that the global challenge program on energy and environment is very significant.

My institute, ISEM’s program is clearly centred on energy and environment including energy generation, renewable energy, storage, transmission, conversion, conservation, harvesting, emission control and transport. ISEM not only has a wide range of projects supported by ARC, Auto CRC and other funds but also the industry partners well aligned with these program. The strength of ISEM can well be profiled as list below: ISEM Team has10 ARC fellows and more than 60 PhD; Electrification Program leader in Auto CRC 2020; Bao Steel Joint Centre with other 3 Universities; 65% and 50% publications in LIB and superconductors from ISEM in Australia; 94 PhD graduates widely spread across five continents with increasing number returning to China; 47 ARC fellowship awards to ISEM since 1995; 75 ARC projects in the last 15 years, $80m for building & $20m for facilities for research; Member of CoE, ANFF and Flagship. ISEM is a strong position to collaborate with a number of Chinese institutions on the energy and environment field. The strategies to achieve the mission goal consists of building on well-recognised research strengths at collaborative institutions; harnessing synergetic expertise from both sides; taking advantage of world-class infrastructure; promoting interdisciplinary research from both sides; enhancing well-established national and international network and strengthening strong industry links. The collaboration between two countries can be facilitated by personnel exchange, joint postgraduate and postdoc training, joint grant proposal and joint appointment of research scientists.