The Federation Of Chinese Scholars In Australia


WANG Lianzhou

Birth Year 1971
Position Professor, Research Director
Professional / Institution Affiliation and address
ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia
Telephone +61 7 33654218
Mobile +61 466 150 972

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

  2012, Professor, Research Director, ARC Future Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, School of Chemical Engineering, the University of Queensland, Australia

  2010-2012, Associate Professor, ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, School of Chemical Engineering, the University of Queensland, Australia

  2006-2010, ARC QEII Fellow, Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering, ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

  2004-2005, Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, the University of Queensland, Australia

  2001-2004, Research Fellow, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan

  1999-2001, STA Research Fellow, National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

  1996-1999, PhD student, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  1993-1996, Master student, Nanjing University of Technology, China

  1989-1993, Undergraduate student, Shandong Polytechnic University, Jinan, China

2013 ARC Future Fellowship, ARC
2011 Scopus Young Researcher Award (Eng & Tech category), Australian Universities and Elsevier
2011 Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellowship, the University of Queensland
2008 UQ Research Foundation Excellence Award, the University of Queensland
2005 ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship, Australia Research Council
2001 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Germany (Declined)
1999 STA Fellowship, Science and Technology Agency of Japan
1999 Excellent Prize of the President Scholarship, Chinese Academy of Sciences

. Editorial Board Member/Associate Editor: Chinese Science Bulletin (Technology and Engineering Category), since 2010
. Editorial Board member / Associate Editor: Recent Patents on Materials Science since 2008
. Editorial Board Member: Advances in Materials Science and Engineering since 2009
. Editorial Board Member: Nanomaterials, since 2010

Professor Wang’s research focuses on the preparation, characterisation and applications of functional nanomaterials. He has made significant contributions to the fields of clean and efficient energy conversion/storage systems, including photocatalytsts, electrochemical lithium batteries, and water treatment membranes. Before joining the University of Queensland (UQ), at two leading national research institutes of Japan as a research fellow, he has developed innovative techniques to rationally design layered nanostructures using ion-exchange and self-assembly routes for photocatalysis and electrochemical applications, which have led to a number high quality publications. Since joining UQ in late 2004, Prof. Wang has developed effective approaches in extending the UV-active only layered compounds to be highly visible light active photocatalysts, which has demonstrated a high potential for efficient water/air purification and solar cells (four international patents, and venture capital investment of $930K Australian dollars). In six years’ time, he has succeeded in winning 13 competitive Australia Research council (ARC) grants, two CSIRO Water Flagship Cluster projects, one major Queensland Government grant, one CRC polymer project, and four UQ grants (over 12 million Australian $ so far), working on the self-assembly of nanomaterials, visible light active photocatalysts, and water purification membranes.

VI. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR MOST IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS (publication number, impact and citations): 600 refereed journal papers, 13000 citation and h-index = 50
Professor Wang has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles including many in flagship journals such as Angew Chem., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Funct. Mater., ACS Nano, and Chem. Mater. etc. and 5 book chapters in the last 13 years. He also delivered >30 plenary/keynote/invited presentations at international conferences/symposia/workshops. His publications have received > 2800 citations with an H-index of 28 as of October, 2012. Five papers focusing on the new material/system design for clean energy conversion were highlighted by the Editors as the Cover or Frontispiece stories in Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials (Impact factor: 8.49), and Advanced Energy Materials in 2011~2012. As a clear recognition of his research standing, he was the winner of the prestigious Scopus Young Researcher of Year Award in 2011 (Engineering and Technology Category, organized by Elsevier Scopus and Australian Universities).

• Materials design as efficient photocatalysts for water/air purification, low cost solar cells, self-cleaning coatings and water splitting for solar hydrogen production;
• Layered metal oxides as electrodes for rechargeable lithium ion battery and supercapacitors;
• Ion-exchange nanocomposite membranes for water purification;
• Wet-chemically self-assembled nanomaterials for photoelectronic devices.

VIII. VISIONS (related to China and Australia from the area of expertise):
In the years ahead, Professor Wang plans to further lead his research team to address the global challenges on Climate Change and renewable energy utilization in collaboration with a number of worldleading researchers particular many from China. His aspiration is to position his research work at the forefront of solar energy materials research internationally, leading to enhanced strength and reputation for Australia as whole. He will further enhance his capacity and leadership for collaborative relationship with Chinese top researchers, in the sectors of top-quality scientific paper publications, government and industry competitive grants attraction, commercialization of generated IPs, and supervision of high-quality postgraduate students.