Professor Lianzhou Wang
Professor Lianzhou Wang

PhD, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
ARC Future Fellow and Affiliate Group Leader


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Research: Characterisation and application of functional nanomaterials

Professor Lianzhou Wang has an international reputation in the characterisation and application of functional nanomaterials for use in renewable energy conversion/storage systems, including photocatalysts, rechargeable lithium batteries, and new generation solar cells. Professor Wang is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow; and past recipient of an STA Fellowship of Japan; and an ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship. He has attracted more than 12 ARC grants; two CSIRO Flagship Cluster projects; major Queensland Government funding, an CRC program and a number of UQ grants.

International links

Professor Wang has built strong international links and nurtured long term collaborations with several world leaders in material science, including Professor Michael Hoffmann from the California Institute of Technology; Professor Guozhong Cao from the University of Washington; Professors Takayoshi Sasaki, Jinhua Ye and Dr Kiyoshi Ozawa from the National Institute for Materials Sciences, Japan; Professor Michael Wark from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany; and Professors Huiming Cheng, Yingchun Zhu and Can Li from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Memberships, patents and funding

As a chief investigator, Professor Wang has secured 13 ARC grants, two CSIRO Flagship Cluster projects, major Queensland Government funding, a CRC project and a number of UQ grants, totaling more than $12 million. He is co-author of 13 patents for new materials for clean energy use. Professor Wang is a member of the American Chemical Society, Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and the Australian Nanotechnology Network.

Awards and plenaries

Additional to Professor Wang’s ARC Future Fellowship and QEII awards, he has received the STA Fellowship of Japan; UQ Research Excellence Award; and Scopus Young Researcher Award in the Engineering and Technology category. He has delivered more than 30 plenary and invited keynote presentations at international conferences and symposia.

Key publications

LZ Wang, T. Sasaki, Titanium Oxide Nanosheets: Graphene Analogues with Versatile Functionalities, Chemical Reviews, 2014, 114, 9455-9486.

X. Zong, H. J. Chen, B. Seger, T. Pedersen, M. Dargusch, E. McFarland, C. Li, LZ Wang, Selective production of hydrogen peroxide and oxidation of hydrogen sulfide in an unbiased solar photoelectrochemical cell, Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, 7, 3347-3351. (selected as back cover)

Y. Chen, DL. Ye, M. Wu, H.R. Chen, L. Zhang, J. L. Shi, LZ Wang, Break-up of two-dimensional MnO2 nanosheets promotes ultrasensitive pH-triggered theranostics of cancer, Adv. Mater., 2014, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201402572.

DL. Ye, K. Ozawa, B. Wang, D. Hulicova-Jurcakova, J. Zou, CH Sun, LZ Wang, Capacity-controllable Li-rich cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries, Nano Energy, 2014, 6, 92-102.

X. Zong, JF Han, B. Seger, HJ Chen, GQ Lu, Can Li, LZ Wang, An integrated Photoelectrochemical −Chemical Loop for Solar-driven Overall H2S Splitting, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 126, 4488-4492. (highlighted by C&E News and ChemViews) .

B Seger, J McCray, A Mukherji, X Zong, Z Xing, LZ Wang, An n-Type to p-Type Switchable Photoelectrode Assembled from Alternating Exfoliated Titania Nanosheets and Polyaniline Layers, Angew. Chem. Int.  Ed. 2013, 52, 6400-6403.

Y Bai, H Yu, Z Li, GQ Lu, R Amal, LZ Wang, In Situ Growth of a ZnO Nanowire Network within a TiO2 Nanoparticle Film for Enhanced Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Performance, Advanced Materials, 2012, 24, 5850-5856.

Mukherji, B. Seger, GQ Lu, LZ Wang, Nitrogen Doped Sr2Ta2O7 Coupled with Graphene Sheets as Photocatalysts for Increased Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production,  ACS Nano, 2011, 5 (5), pp 3483–3492

X. Wu, GQ Lu, LZ Wang, Shell-in-Shell TiO2 Hollow Spheres Synthesized by One-Pot Hydrothermal Method for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Application, Energy and Environmental Science, 2011, 4, 3565-3572.

A Mukherji, R. Marschall, A. Tanksale, CH Sun, S. Smith, GQ Lu, LZ Wang,  N-doped CsTaWO6 as a New Photocatalyst for Hydrogen Production from Water Splitting under Solar Irradiation, Advanced Functional Materials, 2011, 21(1), 126-132. (Frontispiece, highlighted in Nature Photonics, 2011, Vol.5, 265.)

Recent publications

Full list of publications available at UQ eSpace.

Professor Lianzhou Wang section

Nanomac: Research projects

Includes research on electrode materials for rechargeable batteries and targeted delivery of anti-tumour therapeutics

Nanomaterials Centre (Nanomac)

Focused on emerging nanomaterials research, including the synthesis and characterisation of nanomaterials
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