ARC Nanotechnology Network
Nano-Materials & Clean Energy @ Chem-Engin-UoA

Nano-Materials & Clean Energy @ Chem-Engin-UoA

Name of Group Leader:

Prof. Shizhang Qiao  

Physical Address:

School of Chemical Engineering,
Engineering North Building,
University of Adelaide,
Adelaide, SA 5005  


08 831 36443  


08 8313 4373  


Nanotechnology Research Programs/Activities:

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  

Scale of Nanotechnology Research Effort:

The research expertise in this group is in nanomaterials and nanoporous materials for bioseparation, drug/gene/RNA delivery and new energy technologies. Prof. Qiao has co-authored more than 170 papers in refereed journals, including Nature, Nature Communications, Angew Chem Int Ed, J. Am. Chem. Soc, Advanced Materials with him as a corresponding or joint corresponding author (over 6200 citation times, h-index: 42). He has filed three patents on novel nanomaterials and attracted more than 6.5 million dollars in research grants from industrial partners and Australian Research Concile (ARC).

In recognition of his achievements in research, he was honoured with a prestigious 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 (relinquished), an ARC APD Fellowship and an inaugural UQ Mid-Career Research Fellowship.

Prof. Qiao is currently an Honorary Professor at The University of Queensland and is appointed to ARC College of Experts.  

Nanotechnology research facilities:

Basic material synthesis/characterization/performance evaluation instruments. e.g. nitrogen adsorption instruments, vacuum/high temperature furnaces, electro-chemical work stations, rotating disc electrodes, UV-vis spectrophotometer, etc.  

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