The Federation Of Chinese Scholars In Australia


WEI Gang

Birth Year 1959
Position Senior Principal Research Scientist and Director of China Engagement
Professional / Institution Affiliation and address
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Materials Science and Engineering Bradfield Road, West Lindfield
West Lindfield, NSW 2070, Australia
Telephone +61 2 9413 7704

II. CAREER SUMMARY (Education and employment history, List major past positions and current positions):
Education and Qualifications
2002– Director of China Engagement and Senior Principal Research Scientist (2010-2012), CSIRO International Senior Advisor (2008-2010), Principal Research Scientist (2007), Research Scientist (2002), CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, Australia
1997-2002 Research Fellow, School of Chemistry, the University of Sydney, Australia
1993-1997 Ph.D, Department of Chemistry, the University of Newcastle, Australia
1992-1993 Visiting Scholar, Department of Chemistry, the University of Newcastle, Australia
1982-1992 Lecturer of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Zunyi Medical College, P. R. China
1978-1982 B.Sc, Department of Chemistry, Guiyang Teachers College, P. R. China

2006- Follow, The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), Australia
2012- Honorary Professor, Australian Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology (AIBN), the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
2002- Honorary Associate, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, Australia
2009- Chair Professor, East China University of Science and Technology, P. R. China
2006- Guest Professor, East China University of Science and Technology, P. R. China
2012- Guest Professor, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology,Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China
2010- Chair Professor, Henan University of Science and Technology, P. R. China
2000- Honorary Professor, Guizhou Normal University, P. R. China
2002- Honorary Professor, Guizhou University, P. R. China
2008- Guest Professor, Guizhou Teachers College and Guiyang College, P. R. China
2009- Guest Professor, Yunnan Normal University and Zunyi Medical College, P. R. China
2005- Fellow, Honorary Member, Asia Pacific Nanotechnology Forum (APNF), Australia.
2009 Visiting Professor, Seoul National University and Gyeongsang National University, South Korea
2005 Visiting Chair Professor (Tamkang Chair Lecture), Department of Chemistry, Tamkang University, Taiwan
2007 Australian New Immigrant Remarkable Achievement Award, The Australian Federation of Chinese Organisations, Australia.

2008-present Expert of The Expert Advisory Panel, Shanghai Nanotechnology and Promotion Centre, P. R. China.
2008-present Director of the Yunnan Normal University Board, Yunnan Normal University, P. R. China
2012-prresent Senior Science and Technology Advisor, Shenzhen Government Pingshan New District Committee, P. R. China.

Professor Wei has developed extensive research collaboration links between CSIRO and national and international universities and research institutes; with good success in developing broad research links with Chinese institutes and organisations.

He has played a key role in the establishment of “Australia China Nanoscience and Technology Centre” and CSIRO China Nanotechnology Strategy. He has also initiated the dialog and discussion on the collaboration of CSIRO Green Car technology with China and has a lead role in the establishment of “China Australia Alliance for New Energy Vehicle Innovation” and CSIRO Green Car Research China Strategy. He has played a crucial role of strengthening CSIRO’s position in Shanghai. He has initiated, facilitated and organised number of Australia China joint international conferences in the areas of Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, ICT and New Energy Vehicle Innovation. He has played a significant role in assisting DIISR, DFAT, Australia Academy of Sciences and Australia Technology Science and Engineering to organise a successful Australia China Science and Technology Week in Australian Pavilion at Shanghai World Expo 2010. Thus, significantly enhance Australia’s S&T profile in China and internationally.

He also actively serves for the international scientific society and holds a large number of professorships, honorary titles and positions. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI); Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney; Overseas Review Expert for “Cheung Kong Scholars Programme”, Chinese Ministry of Education; Director of the Yunnan Normal University Board and Expert of the Expert Advisory Panel, Shanghai Nanotechnology and Promotion Centre (SNPC), and Chair Professor of East China University of Science and Technology, P. R. China.

VI. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR MOST IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS (publication number, impact and citations): 600 refereed journal papers, 13000 citation and h-index = 50
Professor Wei is the author and co-author of 176 referred international journal (such as Nano Lett., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Inorg. Chem., Cryst. Growth Des., CrystEngComm., Dalton, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Sensors and Actuators B., Supramol. Chem., Langmuir, J. Phys. Chem. C, Chem. Phy. Lett., Bioelectrochem., Org. Biomol. Chem.) and conference papers. Since 2000, he has also delivered more than 60 invited research lectures at universities, research institutes and international conferences.

Professor Wei’s research background is in the area of the design, synthesis and characterization of organic molecules for metal and small molecule recognition as well as metal directed self-assembly in supramolecular chemistry. His current research interests are in the field of synthesis and characterization of novel nanoscale compounds and materials, molecular electronics and sensors.

VIII. VISIONS (related to China and Australia from the area of expertise):
It is important to have a good relationship between Australia and China. Professor Wei will continue to do his best to build up this relationship, particularly in science, technology and education, to benefit the two countries.