Prof. Lianzhou Wang

School of Chemical Engineering
Phone:+61 7 336 54218


Lianzhou Wang is currently Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering and Director of Nanomaterials Centre (Nanomac), the University of Queensland. He received his PhD degree from Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999. Before joining UQ in 2004, he has worked at two leading national research institutions (NIMS and AIST) of Japan as a research fellow for five years. Since joining UQ, he has worked/working as ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellow (2006), Senior Lecturer (2007), Associate Professor (2010), and Professor (2012-) in School of Chemical Engineering and Nanomac, and affiliated group leader of Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnolgy, UQ.


Research Overview 

Professor Wang's research focuses on the synthesis, characterisation and application of functional nanomaterials for use in renewable energy conversion/storage systems including photocatalytsts, rechargeable batteries and low cost solar cells. In the last seven years' time, as a Chief Investigator, he has succeeded in winning 15 competitive ARC grants, two CSIRO Flagship Cluster projects, one CRC program, a number of industry and UQ grants. Prof. Wang has contributed more than 210 original journal publications (including top ranking journals such as Chem. Rev., Angew. Chem., Adv. Mater., J. Am Chem. Soc., etc.), 11 patents and delivered over 50 plenary/keynote/invited presentations. He is serving as Associate Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Nanoparticles Research and Science Bulletin and is also on the Editorial Boards of other 3 international journals. He also won some prestigious Fellowships/awards including STA Fellowship of Japan, ARC QEII Fellowship, UQ Research Excellence Award of 2008, Scopus Young Researcher Award of 2011 (Engineering and Technology category), and ARC Future Fellowship of 2012.

Teaching and RHD supervision activities

  • Lecturer of second year undergraduate core course CHEE2003 Fluid & Particle Mechanics and fourth year engineering course CHEE4301 Nanomaterials and Their Characterisation
  • Research Supervision: 7 RHD awarded, 3 PhD theses submitted, currently principal supervisor of 12 PhD students & 6 Postdoctoral Fellows

Current Projects

  1. ARC DP (2013-2015): Self-cleaning thin films for anti-reflective solar cell coatings
  2. ARC DP (2013-2015): Designing Plasmon-enhanced Photocatalysts for Solar-driven Water Pollutant Removal
  3. ARC Future Fellowship (2012-2016): Designing new layered materials for efficient solar energy conversion
  4. CRC Polymer program (2012-2017): New barrier materials for solar cells
  5. ARC LP (2011-2014): New cathode materials for lithium ion batteries
  6. CSIRO Flagship Project (2011-2014) Flexible transparent electrodes for plastic electronics

Top publications 

Lianzhou Wang, T. Sasaki, Titanium Oxide Nanosheets: Graphene Analogues with Versatile Functionalities, Chemical Reviews, 2014, ASAP Article. (See here)

X. Zong, JF. Han, B. Seger, HM. Chen, GQ Lu, C. Li, Lianzhou Wang, An Integrated Photoelectrochemical–Chemical Loop for Solar-Driven Overall Splitting of Hydrogen Sulfide, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, pp 4399-4403. (Selected hot paper by Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.) (See here)

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

Y. Bai, H. Yu, Z. Li, R. Amal, GQ Lu, Lianzhou Wang, In-situ Growth of ZnO Nanowire Network within TiO2 Nanoparticle Film for Enhanced Dye-sensitized Solar Cell Performance, Advanced Materials, 2012, 24 (43), pp 5850-5856. (See here)

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

X. Wu, ZG Chen, GQ Lu, Lianzhou Wang, Nanosized Anatase TiO2 Single Crystals with Tunable Exposed (001) Facets for Enhanced Energy Conversion Efficiency of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Advanced Functional Materials, 2011, 21, 4167-4172. (Frontispiece) (See here)

A. Mukherji, R. Marschall, A. Tanksale, CH Sun, S. Smith, GQ Lu, Lianzhou 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 by Nature Photonics, 2011) (See here)

X. Wu, GQ Lu, Lianzhou 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. (See here)

Y Wang, C Sun, X Yan, FX Xiu, Lianzhou Wang, SC Smith, KL. Wang, GQ Lu, and J Zou, Lattice Distortion Oriented Angular Self-Assembly of Monolayer Titania Sheets, Journal of American Chemical Society, 2011, 133(4), 695-697. (See here)

G. Liu, Lianzhou Wang, H.G. Yang, H. Cheng, GQ Lu, Titania-based photocatalysts—crystal growth, doping and heterostructuring, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2010,  20(5), 831-843. (Review Article) (See here)

YC. Zhu, H. Liu, F. Li, Q. Ruan, H. Wang, M. Fujiwara, Lianzhou Wang, GQ Lu, Dipolar Molecules as Impellers Achieving Electric-Field-Stimulated Release, Journal of American Chemical Society, 2010, 132 (5), pp 1450–1451. (See here)

G. Liu, Lianzhou Wang, CH. Sun, X. Yan, XW Wang, ZG. Chen, S. Smith, HM. Cheng, GQ Lu, Band-to-Band Visible-Light Photon Excitation and Photoactivity Induced by Homogeneous Nitrogen Doping in Layered Titanates, Chemistry of Materials, 2009, 21, 1266-1274. (See here)

Lianzhou Wang, F.Q Tang, K. Ozawa, ZG Chen, A. Mukherj, Y.C Zhu, J. Zou, H. Cheng, GQ Lu, A General Single Source Route for Nanoporous Hollow Structure Preparation,  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2009, 7048-7051. (See here)



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