Staff profile

Prof Ying (Ian) Chen

Position: Chair in Nanotechnology
Faculty or Division: GTP Research
Department: Institute for Frontier Materials
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 52273243 +61 3 52273243
Email: ian.chen@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Biography

Professor Chen is well-known and respected internationally for his work in nanomaterials and nanotechnology.  His invention of a ball-milling and annealing method for the mass production of nanotubes and nanowires has made a significant impact on the emerging nanotube industry.  The team he has put together is a world leader in nanomaterials production and commercialisation.  His current research is focused on  developing different synthetic methods (ball milling and annealing method, chemical/physical vapour deposition, and mechanical alloying) and new applications (energy storage in batteries, capacitors, solar cells and drug delivery) for a variety of nanomaterials including nanotubes (C and BN), nanosheets, nanowires, nanorods, nanoparticles, and nano thin films(graphene). Professor Chen is the Director of the Deakin node of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Functional Nanomaterials.


Career highlights

2009-present: Chair in Nanotechnology, Institute for Technology Research and Innovation, Deakin University, Victoria
1993-2009: Associate Professor/Fellow, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, the Australian National University, Canberra


Affiliations

Chair in Nanotechnology
Institute for Frontier Materials
Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Victoria 3216, Australia
Ph: 61 3 52273243; Fax: 61 3 52271103
E-mail: ian.chen@deakin.edu.au
http://www.deakin.edu.au/itri/coe-crc/arccfn.php


Academic

Knowledge areas

• Nanomaterials synthesis using ball milling, CVD, and PVD methods
• Structures and properties of nanotubes, nanowires, nanorods, nanoparticles and graphene
• Boron nitride nanotubes and nanosheets for advanced composite, DUV light emission, and desalination application
• Energy storage in batteries, super-capacitors and solar cells
• Bio and medical applications of nanomaterials


Research

Research projects

  • Nanomaterials for high-performance batteries and supercapacitors
  • Nanotubes and nanosheets from synthesis and applications
  • Advanced composite materials 
  • Solid-state chemistry and phase transformations
  • Two-dimensional nanomaterials 


Research interests

Professor Chen is the Node Head and Program leader of ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials. His invention of the ball-milling and annealing method for the mass production of nanotubes and nanowires has made a significant impact on various applications. His current research interests include:

  • Nanomaterials synthesis using ball milling, high-temperature annealing, CVD and other methods
  • Structures and properties of nanotubes, nanosheets, nanowires, nanorods, nanoparticles and graphene
  • Boron nitride nanotubes for advanced composite, DUV light emission, and desalination applications
  • Energy storage in batteries, super-capacitors and solar cells
  • Bio and medical applications of nanomaterials


Research groups

http://www.deakin.edu.au/itri/coe-crc/arccfn.php


Research page

http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/admin/pubs/reports/database/dynamic/output/person/person.php?person_code=CHENYIN


Publications

Publications

Qiao Sun, Zhen Li, Debra J Searles, Ying Chen, Gaoqing (Max) Lu and Aijun Du, “Charge-Controlled Switchable CO2 Capture on Boron Nitride Nanomaterials”, accepted by Journal of the American Chemical Society. ja-2013-00243r.R1 -- Manuscript Accepted 16-May-2013. 

Weiwei Lei, David Portehault, Dan Liu, Si Qin and Ying Chen, "Porous Boron Nitride Nanosheets for Effective Water Cleaning", Nature Communications, 4:1777 (2013)  DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2818

Ling Li, Lu Hua Li, Ying Chen, Xiujuan J. Dai, Peter R. Lamb, Bing-Ming Cheng, Meng-Yeh Lin and Xiaowei Liu, “High Quality Boron Nitride Nanoribbons: Unzipping during Nanotube Synthesis”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition,52(15) (2013) 4212-4216.

Weiwei Lei,Si Qin, Dan Liu, David Portehault, Zongwen Liu and Ying Chen, “Large scale boron carbon nitride nanosheets with enhanced lithium storage capabilities”, Chem. Commun.,49 (2013) 352-354. (Cover-page story)

Lu Hua Li, Mladen Petravic, Bruce C. C. Cowie, Tan Xing, Robert Peter, Ying Chen, Chen Si, and Wenhui Duan, “High-resolution x-ray absorption studies of core excitons in hexagonal boron nitride”, Applied Physics Letters, 101 (2012) 191604.

Olga Kartachova, Alexey M Glushenkov, Yanhui Chen, Hongzhou Zhang, Xiujuan Dai and Ying Chen, “ Electrochemical capacitance of mesoporous tungsten oxynitride in aqueous electrolytes”, Journal of Power Sources, 220 (2012) 298-305. 

Li, Jia; Zhou, Gang; Chen, Ying; Gu, Bing-Lin; Duan, Wenhui, Magnetism of C adatoms on BN nanostructures: implication for functional nanodives, Journal of the American Chemical Society 131 (5) (2009) 1796-1801.

A. J. Du, Y. Chen, Z. H. Zhu, G. Q. Lu and Sean C. Smith, C-BN Single Walled Nanotubes with Novel Properties from Hybrid Connection of BN/C Nanoribbons: Prediction by ab initio Density Functional Calculations, Journal of the American Chemical Society as rapid communications 131(5) (2009) 1682-1683.

Lu Hua Li, Ying Chen, Meng-Yeh Lin, Alexey M Glushenkov and Bing-Ming Cheng, Single deep ultraviolet light emission from boron nitride nanotube film, Applied Physics Letters 97 (2010) 141104.

Alexey M. Glushenkov, Denisa Hulicova-Jurcakova, David Llewellyn, Gao Qing Lu and Ying Chen, Structure and Capacitive Properties of Porous Nanocrystalline VN Prepared by Temperature-Programmed Ammonia Reduction of V2O5, Chemistry of Materials, 22 (2010) 914-921.


Lu Hua Li and Ying Chen, "Superhydrophobic Properties of Nonaligned Boron Nitride Nanotube Films", Langmuir, 26(7) (2010) 5135-5140.


Lu Hua Li, Ying Chen and Alexey M. Glushenkov, "Boron nitride nanotube films grown from boron ink painting", Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20(43) (2010) 9679-9683. (FRONT COVER)


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