The Federation Of Chinese Scholars In Australia


ZHANG Shanqing

Birth Year 1968
Position A/Professor
Professional / Institution Affiliation and address
Centre for Clean Environment and Energy Environmental Futures Centre, Griffith School of Environment Gold Coast Campus, Griffith University, QLD 4222, Australia
Telephone +61 7 55528155
Mobile +61 468 989 083

II. CAREER SUMMARY (Education and employment history, List major past positions and current positions):
Education and Qualifications
2012-present Associate Professor, Griffith School of Environment and Centre for Clean Environment and Energy, GU
2009-present ARC Future Fellow, Centre for Clean Environment and Energy, Environmental Futures Centre, GU
2009-present Senior Lecturer, Griffith School of Environment, GU
2009-2009 Program leader, Queensland Smart Water Research Facilities
Senior Research Fellow, Urbane Water Security Research Alliance
2007-2009 Senior Research Fellow, Australia Rivers Institute, GU,
2005–2007 GU Research Fellowship and Part-time Lecturer, Australia Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Australia
2001–2005 Research fellow, Griffith University, Australia

2009-present ARC Future Fellowship
2005-2008 Griffith University Research Fellowship
1998-2001 PhD Scholarship, School of Environmental and Applied Sciences, Griffith University

Editorial Board member: Recent Patents on Materials Science since 2010

Dr. Zhang’s research can be classified into two aspects clean environment and energy. Since 1998, he has developed a series of electrochemical biosensors, photoelectrochemical sensors and flow injection systems for monitoring environmental pollutants. Especially in recent years, he has been the major thrust in developing nanostructured TiO2 electrodes for degradation of organic compounds and detection of chemical oxygen demand (namely PeCODTM technology). PeCODTM technology is a patented and commercialized nanotechnology worldwide. Based on his profound understanding of electrochemical properties of the nanostructured semiconductors in the development of sensors, Dr.Zhang has been also successfully applying these electrodes and materials for clean energy application, in particular, dye sensitized solar cells and lithium ion batteries, which leads to numerous quality publications. Dr. Zhang have full spectrum of research grants winning experience, he has been awarded competitive Australia Research council (ARC) grants, i.e., 1 ARC future fellowship grant, 2 ARC Discovery grants and 2 ARC linkage grants.

VI. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR MOST IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS (publication number, impact and citations):
Dr. Zhang has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles including many in reputable journals such as J. Am. Chem. Soc., Anal. Chem., Environ. Sci. Technol., J. Catal. and J. Membr. Sci. and 1 book chapters in the last 10 years. His publications have received > 1000 citations with an H-index of 22 as of October, 2012.

• Design, synthesis and characterization of nanostructured semiconductors for electrochemical sensors
• Development of functionalized polymer for high rate rechargeable lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors;
• Application of low cost, environmentally benign natural products for lithium ion batteries
• Design and fabrication of Intelligent sensors for online water quality monitoring and management

VIII. VISIONS (related to China and Australia from the area of expertise):
Dr. Zhang plans to address his concerns in both clean environment and clean energy in his future research works. For the former aspect, he will continue to advance his current monitoring technology using his current solid experience and skills. In particular, he plans to develop a series of low cost but effective instruments for online and onsite monitoring of pollutants address the needs of environmental monitoring instrument market in China. For the latter aspect, he plans to lead his team to develop novel materials and advanced technology in lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors, collaborating with various levels of research groups from China. The research quality delivered by research institutions of different tiers is dramatically different. In this context, besides the collaboration with world-level researchers in China, Dr. Zhang plans to put more emphasis on developing research collaboration with second-tier research intuitions in order to improve the research capacity and quality of these universities. This can be achieved by providing joint-supervision of their research students and early career researchers, joint-publishing high quality papers and finally supporting their national grant applications.