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Associate Professor Hongxia Wang

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Energy and Process Engineering

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Name
Associate Professor Hongxia Wang
Position(s)
Associate Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Energy and Process Engineering
Discipline *
Materials Engineering, Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural), Condensed Matter Physics
Phone
+61 7 3138 1984
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Professional memberships
and associations

PhD (Physics), ME(Applied Chemistry), BE(Analytical Chemistry)

 

  •  Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, MRACI
  • Member of Australian Photovoltaic Institute
Keywords

Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, kinetics of carrier transport in solar cells, semiconductor material synthesis, thin film solar cells

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Broad Area of Research: Energy conversion and storage device, Semiconductor Materials, Charge Transport Process in solar cells. My Google Scholar citations is available via the link below http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=LR5t1MkAAAAJ&hl=en PhD project available: We are seeking highly motivated and creative individuals with solid background in chemistry, physics and materials to join our dynamic research team. China Scholarship Council (CSC) applicants are also very welcome. Please contact me for more information (hx.wang@qut.edu.au) Main Research Area: Our research is focus on development cost-effective solar cells,  supercapacitors and hydrogen production through innovative materials design and synthesis and in-depth understanding of the charge transport and recombination of the devices.

(i) Sensitized solar cells

  • Solid state dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) with novel fast ion transport electrolyte.
  • Metal oxides (TiO2, ZnO, SnO2) with unique 1D properties for DSCs.
  • Kinetics of charge transport and recombination of DSCs
  • Quantum dots sensitized solar cells

(ii) Perovskite solar cells (PSCs)

  • New hole transport materials for PSCs
  • Charge transport process of PSCs
  • High stability PSCs

(iii) Earth-abundant thin film solar cells

  • Synthesis of copper-zinc-tin-sulfide (Cu2ZnSnS4, CZTS) light absorber films through cost-effective chemical approach
  • High performance CZTS thin film solar cells through novel device architecture

(iV) Supercapacitors

  • Novel metal oxides electrode for supercapacitors
  • Wearable supercapacitive materials.

Awarded Grants:

  • 2015-2017,  Queensland government-Chinese Academy of Science Science Collaborative Fund (Q-CAS)  ” Clean, Low Cost Solar Electricity”, $125K
  • 2014-2015, ARC LIEF grant, “A New Integrated Photo-electrochemical Device Fabrication & Testing System”, $190K
  • 2012-2016, ARC Future Fellowship Grant. “Quantum dot-sensitized solar cells: Can efficiency beyond the Shockley-Queisser limit be achieved?”, $789K
  • 2008-2011, ARC linkage grant. “Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells-New Cathode Materials and Systems “, $483K

Prizes and Awards:

  • 2015, Recipient of QUT Vice-Chancellor Performance Award__Research.
  • 2012, Recipient of ARC Future Fellow. Australian Research Council (ARC).
  • 2008, Recipient of ARC Australian postdoctoral Fellowship – industry (APDI), ARC.
  • 2015-2020, Guest Professor, Central South University, China.
  • 2016-2020, Guest Professor, North China Electric Power University (“111″ project).

Career Path:

  • 2014 – Present Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology .
  • 2012 – 2014 Senior Lecture, Queensland University of Technology.
  • 2010 – 2012 Vice-Chancellor Senior Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology.
  • 2007 – 2010 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Bath, UK.
  • 2006 – 2007 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dyesol Ltd, Australia.
  • 2005 – 2006 Visiting Researcher, Shizuoka University, Japan.
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Hongxia Wang.

Teaching

Fundamental Chemistry (SCB111)

Physical Chemistry (CVB 203)

Industrial Analytical Chemistry (CVB 212)

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Hongxia Wang.

Experience

Work Related  Experience

  • 2014- present,   Associate Professor, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • 2012-2014       Senior Lecturer,  Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  •  2010-2012    Position: QUT Vice-Chancellor Senior Research Fellow
  •  2007-2010   Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bath, UK
  • 2006-2007    position: Postdoctoral fellow (Industry), Dyesol Ltd, Australia
  • 2005-2006   position: Visiting Scientist, Shizuoka University, Japan

Academic Qualifications

  • 2002-2005   PhD in Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • 1999-2002, ME in Applied Chemistry, Central South University, China
  • 1995-1999, BE in Analytical Chemistry (Industrial Analysis), Central South University, China

Awards

  • 2015  Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Award
  • 2012  ARC Future Fellowship
  • 2007   Australian Research Council (ARC)  Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship __Industrial  (APDI)
  • 2005   First-Prize of  “the President of Chinese Academy of Sciences” for Postgraduate
  • 2004  Excellent Postgraduate Student Award of Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2001  First Prize of “IET Educational Foundation” for Graduate
  •  2015, Guest Professor, Central South University, China
  • 2016, Guest Professor, North China Electric Power University (“111″ project)
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Hongxia Wang.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2016
Details
Chief Guest Editor of the special issue of "Solar Cells Using Earth-Abundant Materials" in International Journal of Photoenergy
Type
Visiting Professorships/Fellowships
Reference year
2016
Details
Guest Professor of "111" project School of Renewable Energy North China Electric Power University China
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
Receipt of QUT Vice-Chancellor Performance Award 2015
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2015
Details
Organize the first "International Symposium of Yound Scientists on next-Generation Batteries 2015 (ISYSNGB 2015)" which provided an excellent platform for over 200 young scientists for exchange of new ideas and development of collaboration in the field of energy storage and conversion systems.
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2015
Details
ARC LIEF grant "A new Integrated Photo-electrochemical Device Fabrication & Testing System" (LE150100153) $190,000
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2015
Details
Leading CI of Queensland Government-Chinese Academy of Science Collaborative fund: "Clean, Low Cost Solar Electricity" (total funding: $125,000)
Type
Visiting Professorships/Fellowships
Reference year
2015
Details
Guest Professor School of Material Engineering Central South University
Type
Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Research Fellowship
Reference year
2012
Details
Fellowship Type: ARC Principal Research Fellowship Project Title: Quantum dot-sensitised solar cells: can efficiency beyond the Shockley-Queisser limit be achieved? External Reference : FT120100674 Years Awarded: 2012-2016 Total Funding Awarded: $714,528
Type
Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Research Fellowship
Reference year
2007
Details
Australian Postdoctoral (industry) Fellowship (APDI) in a ARC linkage project : "Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells__New Cathode Materials and Systems" (LP0776643) Total funding: $460,000

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Quantum dot-sensitised solar cells: can efficiency beyond the Shockley-Queisser limit be achieved?
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
FT120100674
Start year
2012
Keywords
solar cells; quantum dots; efficiency
Title
Efficient Dye-Sensitised Solar Cells: New Cathodic Materials and Systems
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0776643
Start year
2008
Keywords
Dye Solar Cells; Photovoltaic Efficiency; Counter Electrode; Electrolytes

Supervision

Current supervisions

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)