Personal details

Name
Associate Professor Ziqi Sun
Position(s)
ARC Future Fellow
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Chemistry & Physics
Associate Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Chemistry & Physics
Discipline *
Materials Engineering, Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry, Nanotechnology
Phone
+61 7 3138 7432
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

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

Biography

Broad Area of Research:

Nanomaterials Design; Bio-inspired Smart Materials and Interfaces; Sustainable Energy and Technology; Functional Ceramics.

Main Research Areas:

(1) Self-assembly of metal oxide nanostructures

  •  Molecular self-assembly of two-dimensional metal oxide nanosheets – Ref: Nature Commun. 5 (2014) 3813.
  • Two-step self-assembly of hierarchically-ordered nanostructures – Ref: J. Mater. Chem A 3 (2015) 11677-11688 (Highlight article)
  • 3D complex nanostructures – Ref: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133 (2011) 19314-19317; Sci. China Mater. 60 (2017) 1-24.

(2) Bio-inspired smart materials and wettability

  • Self-assembly synthesis of bio-inspired nanostructures – Ref: Small 10 (2014) 3000, 3001-3006.
  • Wettability of complex nanostructures – Ref: ACS Nano 11 (2017) 2477; Nano Res. 6 (2013) 726-735.
  • Multifunctional bio-inspired coatings – Ref: NPG Asia Mater. 7 (2015) e232

(3) Sustainable energy 

  • Photovoltaics – Ref: Chem. Commun. 49 (2013) 6924; J. Mater. Chem. 22 (2012) 11711; CrystEngComm 14 (2012) 5472.
  • Energy Storage – Ref: Adv. Mater., 29 (2017) 1700176; Adv. Energy Mater. 6 (2016) 1501835; Nano Energy 30 (2016) 267-275; 2D Mater. 4 (2017) 015022.

(4) Synthesis-structure-property relationships of metal oxides

  • Synthesis-morphology-performance relationships in nanomaterials – Ref: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13 (2011) 7692; Sci. Rep. 5 (2015) 8987.
  • Synthesis-structure-properties relationships in bulk materials – Ref: Inter. Mater. Rev. 59 (2014) 357.
  • Theoretical structure-property design – Ref: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140 (2018) 9159; Nano Energy 32 (2017) 209.

Awards:

  • 2015 TMS FMD Young Leaders Professional Development Award, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), USA, 2015
  • ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), Australian Research Council, Australia, 2014 (with a grant of AU$373,536)
  • The UOW Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship, University of Wollongong, Australia, 2013 (with a grant of AU$350,000)
  • The CASS ECR Travel GrantAward, The CASS Foundation, Australia, 2011
  • ARC Australian Postdoctoral Research (APD) Fellowship, Australian Research Council, Australia, 2010 (with a grant of AU$330,000)
  • NIMS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan, 2009 (with a grant of JP¥9,000,000 )
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, 2009 (with a grant of EU€54,000)
  • “Shi Chang-Xu” Award, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2009
  • “Outstanding Graduate Student” Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2008-2009

Education:

  • 2009.7 PhD, Doctor of Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • 2003.6 BEng, Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University, China
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Ziqi Sun.

Teaching

CVB212 – Industrial Analysis Chemistry

ENN531 – Advanced Materials and Engineering Applications

CVB304 – Research in Chemistry

ENN59/591 – Projects for Master of Engineering

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Ziqi Sun.

Experience

Work experience:

  • 2018.6-present: Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • 2015.6-2018.6: Senior Lecturer & ARC DECRA Fellow, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • 2013.6-2015.6: VC Research Fellow & Senior Research Fellow (Level B/C), University of Wollongong, Australia
  • 2010.6-2013.6: ARC APD Fellow (Level B), University of Wollongong, Australia
  • 2009.7-2010.6: NIMS Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
  • 2015.7-2018.6: Honorary Fellow, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • 2014.8-2017.7: Guest Professor, Shenzhen Institute, Peking University, China

Community service:

  • Editor Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Elsevier
  • Principal EditorJournal of Materials Research, MRS
  • Associate Editor – Surface Innovations, ICE Science
  • Editorial Board MemberScientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group
  • Editorial Board Member – Journal of Materials Science and Technology, Elsevier
  • Vice-chair: Energy Committee, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), 2016-2018
  • Lead organizer: Symposium of the Energy Technology and Carbon Dioxide, TMS2018, Phoenix, AZ, March 11-15, 2018, USA
  • Lead organzer: Symposium of Responsive Materials for Sustainable Energy, Materials Science and Technology 2017 (MS&T2017), Pittsburgh, PA USA, Oct. 9-12 2017
  • Member of Organizing Committee: Symposium of Ceramics for Energy and Environment, 7th International Congress on Ceramics (ICC7), June 17-21 2018, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
  • Member of Organizing Committee: 13th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Osaka, Japan, 26-28 Oct. 2017
  • Member: Best Paper Selection Committee, LMD/EPD, TMS, 2015-2016
  • Co-organizer: Materials for Li-ion and Na-ion batteries, the 5th International Conference on Electronic Materials and Nanotechnology for Green Environment, Nov 11-14 2018, Jeju Korea
  • Co-organizer: Symposium on Graphene and 2D Materials, 12th International Conference on Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy and Environmental Applications (CMCEE-12), Sigapore, 22-27 Jul. 2018
  • Co-Organizer: Symposium of Energy Technology and Carbon Dioxide, TMS2017 Conference, San Diego, CA USA, 26 Feb – 2 March 2017.
  • Co-organizer: Symposium of Carbon Nanostructures and 2D Materials and Composites, 3rd Pacific Rim Engineering Ceramics Summit, 41st International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC2017), Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, Jan. 22-27, 2017.
  • Co-organizer:  Symposium of Responsive Materials for Sustainable Energy, Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) 2016 (MS&T2016), Salt Lack City, UT, USA, Oct. 23-27, 2016
  • Co-organizer:  5th Global Young Investigator Forum, 40th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC2016), Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, Jan. 24-29, 2016
  • Co-organizer: Symposium 4: The World Wide Increasing Demand in Energy, The 9th International Meeting of Pacific Rim Ceramic Societies (PACRIM9), Cairns, Australia, July 10-14, 2011
  • Session Chair: 2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2016), Orlando, FL USA, February 14-18, 2016
  • Session Chair: 39th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC2015), Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, January 25-30, 2015
  • Member: The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), USA
  • Member: The American Ceramics Society, USA
  • Member: Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Ziqi Sun.

Publications


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

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2019
Details
JSPS Invitational Fellowship for Senior Researcher to perform collaboration and research in Japanese institute for 2 months.
Type
Recipient of an Australia Council Grant or Australia Council Fellowship
Reference year
2019
Details
ARC Discovery Project 2020, DP200103568, 2D heterostructures for sustainable energy applications, $330K
Type
Recipient of an Australia Council Grant or Australia Council Fellowship
Reference year
2018
Details
ARC Future Fellowship, Step 2, FT180100387, "Bioinspired 2D nanomaterials for sustainable applications", $898K, a prestigious fellowship to support outstanding mid-career researchers to conduct world-class research in Australia.
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2016
Details
Chair (2018-2020) and past Vice-Chair (2016-2018) of Energy Committee of TMS in USA; Member of Award Committee of TMS (2015-2020)
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2016
Details
Editor-in-Chielf of SCIE indexed Q1 journal Sustainable Materials and Technologies (CiteScore = 8.43) published by Elsevier; Associate Editor of SCI indexed Surface Innovations (IF = 2.333) published by ICE Science UK; Principal Editor of SCI-indexed Journal of Materials Research, Materials Research Society; Editorial Board Member of SCI indexed Journal of Materials Science and Technology published by Elsevier (IF = 5.44); and SCI indexed Q1 journal Scientific Reports (IF = 4.259) published by Nature Group.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
TMS FMD YOUNG LEADERS DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Type
Recipient of an Australia Council Grant or Australia Council Fellowship
Reference year
2015
Details
ARC DECRA Fellowship: DE150100280,"Bio-inspired Multifunctional Inorganic Nanostructured Interfaces" 2015.6 -2018.6, $373,536.
Type
Recipient of an Australia Council Grant or Australia Council Fellowship
Reference year
2010
Details
ARC APD Fellowship: DP1096546, "Directed assembly and photoelectric properties of core-shell nanowire networks of PbSe-TiO2 heterostructures for high efficiency low-cost solar cells" 2010.6-2013.6, $300,000.

Research projects

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

Title
2D Heterostructures with Ultrafast Interlayer Transport for Energy Devices
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP200103568
Start year
2020
Keywords
Title
Bio-inspired two-dimensional nanomaterials for sustainable applications
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
FT180100387
Start year
2019
Keywords
Title
Multifunctional 2D Materials for Sustainable Energy Applications
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP160102627
Start year
2016
Keywords
Title
Bio-inspired Multifunctional Inorganic Nanostructured Interfaces
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DE150100280
Start year
2015
Keywords
Bio-inspired Interfaces; Multiscale structure design; Solidophobicity

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