Researcher

Professor Chuan Zhao

My Expertise

Electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, electroanalysis, electrosynthesis

Nanomaterials, electroactive materials, ionic liquids 

Hydrogen energy (water electrolysis, hydrogen fuel cells, hydrogen storage via NH3)

CO2 reduction and utilisation

Batteries

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

Chuan Zhao is a Professor at the School of Chemistry at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), and the head of UNSW Nanoelectrochemistry Lab of ~30 researchers. He also holds a Professorial Future Fellowship from Australian Research Council. He currently is the Chair of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Electrochemistry Division, and elected the Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Fellow of RACI (FRACI) and Fellow of...view more

Chuan Zhao is a Professor at the School of Chemistry at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), and the head of UNSW Nanoelectrochemistry Lab of ~30 researchers. He also holds a Professorial Future Fellowship from Australian Research Council. He currently is the Chair of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Electrochemistry Division, and elected the Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Fellow of RACI (FRACI) and Fellow of Royal Society of New South Wales (FRSN). Prof Zhao received his PhD in 2002 with an excellence award from Northwest University, then completed postdoctoral research at University of Oldenburg and Monash University. He started his independent research career as a Lecturer at UNSW in Oct 2010, and was promoted to full Professor in 2017.
 

 

 


My Grants

Recent grants include:

“Multi-angle in-operando mapping of nanoscale electro/photo-redox reactions” 2019, Australian Research Council, Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF)
“Highly efficient and low cost photovoltaic electrolysis (PVE) system to generate hydrogen by harvesting the full spectrum of sunlight”, 2018- 2021, Australian Renewable Energy Agency
“Low-Cost Perovskite/Silicon Semiconductors Integrated with Earth Abundant Catalysts for Efficient Solar Hydrogen Generation”, 2018- 2021, Australian Renewable Energy Agency
“Commercialisation of 3D electrode assembly”, 2016—,  UNSW Torch Initiative
“Fuel Cells”, 2017—, UNSW Torch Initiative
“Nanoconfined Ionic Liquids for Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide” 2018-2021, Australian Research Council, Future Fellowship
“Three-dimensional, precious-metal-free electrolysis of water” 2016-2018, Australian Research Council, Discovery Project
“Miniaturised Ionic Liquid Systems: Design, Electrochemistry and Application” 2015-2017, Australian Research Council, Discovery Project
“Conformal Bionics - addressing the challenges in bringing miniaturised implants to the site of therapeutic delivery”, 2014-2017, Australian Research Council, Linkage Project
“Chip-Scale Implantable Bionics for Next Generation Therapeutic Neural Prostheses”, 2011-2013, Australian Research Council, Linkage Project
"Photochemical and electrochemical control of redox enzyme cascades” 2012-2014, Australian Research Council, Discovery Project
“Tuning the electrolytes for high efficiency solar splitting of water,” 2011-2015, Australian Research Council, Australian Research Fellowship

 


My Research Activities

Prof Chuan Zhao's research focuses on discovering novel electroactive nanomaterials and their implications to electrochemical energy storage and conversion, and sensors applications including hydrogen production from water splitting, hydrogen fuel cells, CO2 & N2 reduction, and batteries. 


My Engagement

Chair Electrochemistry Division Royal Australian Chemical Institute (EDRACI)
Fellow of Royal Society of New South Wales (FRSN)
Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
Chartered Fellow Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI, CChem)


My Teaching

BSc Nanoscience (Hons) Program Coordinator 

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Location

Dalton Building, F10, room 127

Contact

93854645
93856141