Researcher biography

Prof. Dr Zhigang Chen is currently an Honorary Professor in the School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering, the University of Queensland. Dr Chen received his PhD from the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008 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 4 ARC Discovery grants (three are first lead CI and other one is APD Fellow), 1 ARC Linkage, 1 ARC LIEF grant, more then 10 Industry Investments, 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 220 original journal publications (including top ranking journals, such as Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, Energy & Environmental Science, Nano Letters, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, and Nano Energy), 4 patents, and over 50 keynote/invited talks presentations. His publications have been cited > 12100 times (ISI web) with H index of 55.