Lianzhou Wang#

Lianzhou Wang
Membership Number:6102
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:AUSTRALIA

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2020 - now Australian Research Council (ARC) Australian Laureate Fellow, the University of Queensland (The ARC’s highest research title, only 14-17 awardees annually across all the disciplines in the country)
  • 2016 - now Senior Group Leader, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland
  • 2012 - now Director, Nanomaterials Centre, The University of Queensland
  • 2012 - now Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland
  • 2010 - 2012 Associate Professor, The University of Queensland
  • 2007 - 2010 Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland
  • 2004 - 2007 Research Fellow/ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellow, The University of Queensland
  • 2001 - 2004 Research Fellow, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
  • 1999 - 2001 STA Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

Fields of Scholarship
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Photoelectrochemistry
  • Photocatalysis
  • Electronics
  • Nanomaterials
  • New generation solar cells
  • Nanotechnology
  • Clean Energy Conversion and Storage
  • Semiconductors

Honours and Awards
  • 2021 Highly Cited Researcher in Material Science discipline, Clarivate and Web of Science
  • 2019 Australian Laureate Fellowship, Australian Research Council (The highest research title of the ARC)
  • 2019 and 2020: Highly Cited Researcher in Cross-field, Clarivate and Web of Science
  • 2019 Research Excellence Award in Chemical Engineering, IChemE, UK
  • 2018 Certified world record power conversion efficiency (16.6%) in quantum dot solar cells, recognized by the highly influential Best Research-Cell Efficiencies chart of the National Renewal Energy Lab’s, USA. Reported by > 170 news outlets around the globe including BBC, ABC, The Guardian, Science Daily, PV Magazine. Online Attention score (Altmetric) > 1220, ranked 232nd in more than 356,000 tracked articles, top 0.06%.
  • 2018 The IPS Scientist Award, 22nd International Conference on Photochemical Conversion and Storage of Solar Energy (IPS series, The most influential biennial conference series since 1970s)
  • 2018 Research Higher Degree Supervision Award, UQ
  • 2016 - 2019 ARC College of Experts (Engineering and IT), ARC
  • 2015 Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK.
  • 2014 - now Editorial Board Member and/or Associate Editor of 6 international journals including Advanced Materials (Wiley), Executive Editor/Editorial Board member of Science Bulletin (Elsevier); Journal of Nanoparticle Research (Springer Nature), and Journal of Materials Science and Technology (Elsevier).
  • 2014 - now Visiting professorship/Guest professorship of over 10 leading universities/research institutions including University of Giessen of Germany, Zhijiang University and Chinese Academy of Sciences of China, National Institute for Materials Science of Japan, and University of Washington of USA.
  • 2012 ARC Future Fellowship, ARC
  • 2011 Winner of Scopus Young Researcher Award (sole one in Engineering & Technology category), Elsevier
  • 2008 UQ Research Foundation Excellence Award, UQ
  • 2005 ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship, ARC
  • 2001 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Germany (Declined)
  • 1999 STA Fellowship, Science and Technology Agency (STA) of Japan
  • 1999 Outstanding President’s Prize, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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