Personal details

Name
Dr Dongchen Qi
Position(s)
ARC Future Fellow
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Chemistry & Physics
Senior Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Chemistry & Physics
Discipline *
Condensed Matter Physics, Nanotechnology, Materials Engineering
Phone
+61 7 3138 6842
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (National University of Singapore)

Professional memberships
and associations

Memberships

  • Australia Institute of Physics (AIP)
  • Vacuum Society of Australia (VSA)
  • Australian Carbon Society
  • Australian Nanotechnology Network
  • Materials Research Society of Singapore (MRS-S)
Keywords

Diamond, Nanotechnology, Surface Science, Surface Analysis, Synchrotron, Semiconductor Device, Spintronics, Organic Electronics

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

Biography

During 1999 to 2003 Dongchen Qi studied physics in Peking University for his undergraduate education before he moved to Singapore. After receiving his PhD degree in surface science from the National University of Singapore in 2009, he spent another two years as a research fellow at the same institute. In 2012, he joined the Institute of Materials Science and Engineering (IMRE) as a staff scientist working on organic electronic devices. He took up a faculty position as a lecturer in physics at La Trobe University in 2013. In 2017, Dr. Qi was awarded the prestigious ARC Future Fellowship to develop high-performance diamond surface electronics and quantum devices. In 2018, He joined the Queensland University of Technology as a Senior Lecturer.

Dongchen’s research interests lie in the area of experimental condensed matter physics and material physics, focusing on creating, understanding, and controlling at nanoscale the surfaces and interfaces of functional materials to develop new technologies and material platforms for the next-generation devices. He is particularly interested in using advanced synchrotron light to examine important interface phenomena and physics essential to enable electronic devices based on emerging materials including diamond and organic semiconductors. Dongchen has published more than 110 articles in internationally refereed journals including Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Materials, Physical Review Letters, Journal of the American Chemical Society, and Advanced Materials, with an H-index of 33 (Google Scholar).

Awards

  • ARC Future Fellowship ($666,424), 2017-2021.
  • International Expert Short-term Visit Program by Beihang University, 2019
  • La Trobe University Special Travel Award, 2016, Australia
  • La Trobe University Publication Awards, 2014-2017, Australia
  • Valedictorian of Faculty of Science in 2010 NUS Commencement Ceremony, National University of Singapore, 2010, Singapore
  • Surface Science Top Cited Article 2005-2010, Elsevier
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Student Abroad, 2008, Singapore
  • Best Student Oral Presentation Award, European Diamond 2007 Conference, Berlin, Germany
  • Best Graduate Researcher Award, National University of Singapore, 2007, Singapore
  • NUS President’s Graduate Fellowship, National University of Singapore, 2007, Singapore

Google Scholar Profile
Publons

QUT Surface Science and 2D Materials Research Group

This information has been contributed by Dr Dongchen Qi.

Teaching

I teach into a range of topics in Physics, Nanotechnology and Materials Science.

  • PVB321 – Introduction to Experimental Nanotechnology
  • PVB322 – Advanced Nanotechnology
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Experience

Broad Area of Research:

Condensed Matter Physics; Surface Science; Physics of Semiconductors; Synchrotron Science

Main Research Areas:

(1) Surface Transfer Doping of Semiconductors

  • Solid-state Surface Transfer Doping of Diamond and its Device Applications
  • Diamond Surface Electronics and Low-dimensional Transport
  • Surface Transfer Doping of 2D Materials

(2) Electronic Processes at Organic-Substrate Interfaces

  • Molecular-scale Interface Engineering for Molecular, Organic and 2D Electronics
  • Excitons in Molecular Solids
  • Ultrafast Charge Transfer Dynamics by Core-hole Clock Spectroscopy

(3) Organic Electronics and Molecular Electronics

  • Interface Engineering for OPVCs and OFETs
  • Synchrotron Characterisation of SAMs

(4) Interface Engineering of Oxide Materials

  • Diluted Magnetic Oxide and Oxide spintronics
  • Synchrotron Characterisation of Metal Oxide Electrocatalysts
  • Engineering New Magnetic and Electronic Phases in Oxide Heterostructures
This information has been contributed by Dr Dongchen Qi.

Publications


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

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Research Fellowship
Reference year
2017
Details
ARC Future Fellowship 2017-2021 (FT160100207), $653,385: D.-C. Qi, Enabling diamond nanoelectronics with metal oxide induced surface doping. The ARC Future Fellowship recognizes outstanding mid-career researchers in areas of critical national importance.
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2019
Details
I was appointed as an Associate Investigator in the ARC CoE FLEET. As the only QUT member, my role helps to build a QUT presence in this highly successful CoE, and provides a direct link with the research community in low-dimensional materials and devices
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2020
Details
Keynote Speaker: International Conference on Nanomaterial. & Atomaterial Sciences and Applications 2020 (ICNASA 2020), 31 Jan - 03 Feb 2020, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2016
Details
I Served on the Program Advisory Committee (PAC) of the Soft X-ray Spectroscopy Beamline of the Australian Synchrotron during 2016-2019. My role as a PAC member included reviewing beamtime proposals, monitoring the experimental program and utilisation of the facility, and making recommendations for the future development of the beamline
Type
Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Research Fellowship
Reference year
2015
Details
ARC Discovery Project 2015-17 (DP150101673), $266,300: C.I. Pakes, L. Ley, J.C. McCallum, D.-C. Qi, Surface doping of diamond: A new platform for 2D carbon-based spintronics

Research projects

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

Title
Enabling Diamond Nanoelectronics with Metal Oxide Induced Surface Doping
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
FT160100207
Start year
2017
Keywords

Supervision

Current supervisions