Zhigang Chen

Zhigang Chen Zhigang Chen
Associate Professor, University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia
 
Biography
? Dr Zhigang Chen is currently an Associate Professor in Energy Materials, the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). Before he moved to USQ at 2016, Dr Chen has been 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 from the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008, on controllable synthesis, growth mechanisms, and properties of quasi-one-dimensional ZnS and BN semiconductor nanomaterials, under the supervision of Professor Hui-Ming Cheng, and Professor Gaoqing (Max) Lu. His research focuses on thermoelectrics for power generation and cooling; next-generation optoelectronic devices and functional system; topological insulators for next-generation chips and high-speed sensors. As a lead Chief Investigator or Chief Investigator, Dr Chen has succeeded in winning 3 ARC Discovery grants (two are first lead CI and other one is APD Fellow), 1 ARC Linkage, 1 ARC LIEF grant, several 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 130 original journal publications (including top ranking journals, such as 1 in Nature Nanotechnology, 2 in Nature Communications, 3 in Advanced Materials, 2 in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2 in Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 1 in Energy & Environmental Science, 3 in Nano Letters, 10 in ACS Nano, 6 in Advanced Functional Materials, 1 in Advanced Energy Materials, and 2 in Nano Energy), 4 patents, and over 30 invited talks or oral presentations. His publications have been cited > 6200 times (ISI web, http://www.researcherid.com/rid/D-1559-2010) with H index of 41
 
Research Interest
Dr Zhigang Chen is currently an Associate Professor in Energy Materials, the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). Before he moved to USQ at 2016, Dr Chen has been 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 from the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008, on controllable synthesis, growth mechanisms, and properties of quasi-one-dimensional ZnS and BN semiconductor nanomaterials, under the supervision of Professor Hui-Ming Cheng, and Professor Gaoqing (Max) Lu. His research focuses on thermoelectrics for power generation and cooling; next-generation optoelectronic devices and functional system; topological insulators for next-generation chips and high-speed sensors. As a lead Chief Investigator or Chief Investigator, Dr Chen has succeeded in winning 3 ARC Discovery grants (two are first lead CI and other one is APD Fellow), 1 ARC Linkage, 1 ARC LIEF grant, several 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 130 original journal publications (including top ranking journals, such as 1 in Nature Nanotechnology, 2 in Nature Communications, 3 in Advanced Materials, 2 in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2 in Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 1 in Energy & Environmental Science, 3 in Nano Letters, 10 in ACS Nano, 6 in Advanced Functional Materials, 1 in Advanced Energy Materials, and 2 in Nano Energy), 4 patents, and over 30 invited talks or oral presentations. His publications have been cited > 6200 times (ISI web, http://www.researcherid.com/rid/D-1559-2010) with H index of 41.