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  • Professor Zhigang Chen

    School of Chemistry and Physics, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia.

    Prof. Dr. Zhi-Gang Chen is currently a Capacity Building Professor of Energy Materials, at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Before he moved to QUT at 2021, he was a Professor in Energy Materials at University of Southern Queensland (USQ). Before he moved to USQ at 2016, Dr Chen had worked at the University of Queensland (UQ) as ARC APD Fellow, QLD Smart Future Fellow, and Senior Research Fellow for seven years. Dr Chen received his PhD at the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008, under the supervision of Professor Hui-Ming Cheng, and Professor Gaoqing (Max) Lu. His research concentrates in smart functional nanomaterials for thermoelectrics, nanoelectronics, and optoelectronics, from synthesizing materials to understanding their underlying physics and chemistry. As a lead Chief Investigator or Chief Investigator, Dr Chen has succeeded in winning 4 ARC Discovery grants (three are first lead CI and other one is APD Fellow), 1 ARC Linkage, 1 ARC LIEF grant, >10 Industry Investment, 2 Queensland smart future funds, 1 international linkage grant from the Australian Academy of Sciences, 1 UQ foundation excellence Award, and 4 UQ grants. Dr Chen has contributed more than 330 original journal publications (including top ranking journals, such as 1 Nature Energy, 1 Chemical Reviews, 1 Nature Nanotechnology, 2 Progress in Materials Science 4 Nature Communications, 11 in Advanced Materials, 3 in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2 in Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 4 Energy & Environmental Science, 4 Nano Letters, 13 ACS Nano, 11 Advanced Functional Materials, 12 Advanced Energy Materials, and 18 Nano Energy), 4 patents, and over 30 invited talks or oral presentations. His publications have been cited > 21,000 times (ISI web, with H index of 77

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