Shizhang Qiao

Professor Shizhang Qiao

Chair of Nanotechnology

School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD, but is currently at capacity - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Qiao joined the School of Chemical Engineering of the University of Adelaide (UoA) in March 2012 as a professor (the inaugural Chair of Nanotechnology). His research expertise is in nanomaterials and nanoporous materials for new energy technologies (electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, batteries, fuel cell, supercapacitors). He has co-authored more than 370 papers in refereed journals, including Nature, Nature Energy, Nature Chemistry, Nature Materials, Nature Communications, Sicence Advance, Angew Chem Int Ed, J. Am. Chem. Soc, Advanced Materials (over 38,900 citations, h-index: 102). He has filed three patents on novel nanomaterials and attracted more than 11 million dollars in research grants from industrial partners and Australian Research Council (ARC).

In recognition of his achievements in research, he was honoured with a prestigious ARC Laureate Fellow (2017), ExxonMobil Award (2016), ARC Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA, 2013), a Emerging Researcher Award (2013, ENFL Division of the American Chemical Society) and a UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award (2008). He has also been awarded an ARC ARF Fellowship, an ARC APD Fellowship and an inaugural UQ Mid-Career Research Fellowship.

Dr Qiao is currently an Honorary Professor at The University of Queensland. He is an Associate Editor of Journal of Materials Chemistry A, a Fellow of Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE), Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI). Dr Qiao is a Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher (Chemistry, Materials Science).

ResearcherID: A-6057-2010
ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-4568-8422

Group page: https://chemeng.adelaide.edu.au/qiao/

Dr Qiao's research interests include synthesis and characterisation of nanoporous materials and nanoparticles as well as their applications in catalysis, drug and gene delivery, energy storage and conversion (fuel cell, lithium ion battery, supercapacitor and photocatalysis).

Student projects (with Scholarships) available
  • Nanostructured Non-precious Metal and Metal-free Catalysts for Sustainable Clean Energy Generation
  • Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials for High Performance Lithium Ion Batteries and Supercapacitors
  • Preparation of Nanostructured Materials for Photocatalysis
  • Synthesis and Functionalisation of Nanomaterials for Drug/si-RNA Delivery
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2012 Professor The University of Adelaide
    2010 - 2011 Associate Professor The University of Queensland
    2007 - 2009 Senior Research Fellow The University of Queensland
    2004 - 2006 Australian Postdoctoral Fellow (APD) The University of Queensland
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2000 The Hongkong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong (SAR of China) PhD in Chemical Engineering

 

Date Funding Body Project No./Name Amount
2017-2022 ARC Laureate Fellowship FL170100154, Solar-driven Sustainable Production of Fuels and Chemicals $2,683,730
2017-2019 ARC Discovery project DP170104464, Design of Photocatalysts for Solar Hydrogen Production $410,500
2016-2018 ARC Linkage project LP160100927, Reinforcement of Rubber Products using Nanostructured Carbon Materials $400,000+$300,000
2016-2020 ARC Discovery project DP160104866, Nanostructrued Electrocatalysts for Clean Fuels Production $730,000
2014-2016 ARC Discovery project DP140104062, Development of Functional Dendrimer-like Inorganic Nanomaterials with Hierarchical Pores for Biological Applications. (including DORA) $930,000
2013-2015 ARC Discovery project DP130104459, Nanostructured Non-precious Metal and Metal-free Catalysts for Sustainable Clean Energy Generation $410,000
2012-2014 UoA Start Up funding  
2010-2012 ARC Discovery project DP1095861, Multifuctional Porous Nanospheres Engineered Composite Membrances for Hydrogen and Methanol Fuel Cells $250,000
2009-2013 ARC Discovery project DP0987969, Synthesis of Unique Mesoporous Graphitic Carbons and their Application to Fundamental Problems in Adsorption Science $353,575
2008-2010 ARC Linkage project LP0882681, Porous Silica-Based Nano-capsules for Targeted and Controlled Release of Biocides $528,181
2007-2009 ARC Discovery project DP0773490, New Pillared Nano-porous Materials for Hydrogen Production by Photo-induced Water Splitting $180,000
2004-2006 ARC Discovery project Selective Adsorption through Molecular Imprinting in Nanoporous Silica $230,000
2014 ARC LIEF LE140100040, Advanced Electron Microscope Facility for Nanomaterials, Functional Materials and Minerals $1,375,000
2014 ARC LIEF Mocrodiffraction: Advanced Capabilities for Spatial Resolution, Trace Phase Detection and Solid Object Analysis $375,000
2013 ARC LIEF Materials Characterisation Facility for a Sustainable Future. $420,000
2013 ARC LIEF Scanning Auger Microscope Facility for Elemental Imaging and Characterisation of Surfaces and Interfaces. $450,000

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Design and synthesis of nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yanzhao Zhang
    2018 Principal Supervisor Nanostructural Materials for Electrochemical Ammonium Synthesis Under Ambient Conditions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dazhi Yao
    2018 Principal Supervisor Advanced Nano-Material for Electrochemical Energy Storage Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Xin Xu
    2018 Principal Supervisor Fabrication of Nanomaterials as Highly Efficient Photocatalysts for Energy Conversion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Bingquan Xia
    2018 Co-Supervisor Nano materials for catalysts Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xianlong Zhou
    2018 Principal Supervisor Carbon Materials for Electrochemical Energy Storage Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Huan Li
    2017 Co-Supervisor Solid-state Lithium Batteries Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Chao Ye
    2017 Principal Supervisor Application of Carbon Materials in Electrochemical Energy Storage Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xin Liu
    2017 Principal Supervisor Two-dimensional Porous Carbonaceous Nanomaterials for Advanced Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Devices Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Jieqiong Shan
    2017 Co-Supervisor High-Performance Nanostructured Carbon Materials for Sustainable Energy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Xing Zhi
    2017 Principal Supervisor Carbon / Transition Metal Sulfides for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Laiquan Li
    2016 Co-Supervisor Development of New-generation Lithium-ion Batteries Based on Complex Metal Oxide Nanomaterials for Electric Vehicles Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Chaochen Xu
    2016 Principal Supervisor Designing Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Huanyu Jin
    2016 Principal Supervisor Graphene and Nanostructured Materials for Clean Energy Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Anthony Joseph Vasileff
    2015 Co-Supervisor Nanostructural Materials for Energy Storage Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yongqiang Zhao
    2015 Principal Supervisor Nano Functional Materials for Energy-Relevant Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Xuesi Wang
    2015 Principal Supervisor Preparation of Nano structured Materials for Energy-related Application Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Fangxi Xie
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Reinforcement of Natural Rubber using Nanostructured Carbon Materials Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Yang Shi
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Photocatalytic Solar Energy Conversion on Metal-free Semiconductors Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohammad Ziaur Rahman
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Functional Composite Nanocarriers for Traceable Drug Delivery Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Lei Liu
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Advanced Nano-Array Catalysts for Electrochemical Energy Conversion Reactions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jinlong Liu
    2014 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Metal-Organic Framework Nanosheets for Electrocatalysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dongdong Zhu
    2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Mesoporous Silica Nanocomposites for Drug and Gene Delivery Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Lin Xiong
    2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Fabrication of Carbon-based Nanomaterial for Energy Conversion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Bita Bayatsarmadi
    2012 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Design and Fabrication of Non-Noble-Metal Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reactions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ji Liang
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Lead sulfide quantum dots and their applications in solar cells Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Aabhash Shrestha
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Engineering Photocatalysts towards High-Performance Solar Hydrogen Production Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Jingrun Ran
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Advanced Non-Noble Catalysts for Electrocatalytic Energy Conversion Processes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Jingjing Duan
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2018 - ongoing Advisory Board Member Small Methods Wiley Germany
    2018 - ongoing Advisory Board Member Advanced Sustainable Systems Wiley Germany
    2014 - ongoing Advisory Board Member Advisory Board, Advanced Materials Technologies (Wiley)
    2014 - ongoing Advisory Board Member Advisory Board, Journal of Materials Science & Technology (Elsevier)
    2014 - ongoing Advisory Board, ChemNanoMat (Wiley)
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Board Member Electrochemical Energy Reviews (Springer-Nature United Kingdom
    2018 - ongoing Board Member EnergyChem Elsevier United Kingdom
    2014 - ongoing Board Member Editorial Board, ChemBioEng Review (Wiley)
    2014 - ongoing Board Member Editorial Board, Energy Storage Materials (Elsevier)
    2013 - ongoing Associate Editor Journal of Materials Chemistry A (RSC)
  • Position: Chair of Nanotechnology
  • Phone: 83136443
  • Email: s.qiao@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering North, floor 2
  • Room: 2 19
  • Org Unit: School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

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