Staff profile - Ying (Ian) Chen

Prof Ying (Ian) Chen

Position: Alfred Deakin Professor and 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

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/20574/Prof-Ying-(Ian)-Chen


Publications

Publications

Daniel S. Fox, Yangbo Zhou, Pierce Maguire, Arlene O’Neill, Cormac Ó’Coileáin, Riley Gatensby, Alexey M. Glushenkov, Tao Tao, Georg S. Duesberg, Igor V. Shvets, Mohamed Abid, Mourad Abid, Han-Chun Wu, Ying Chen, Jonathan N. Coleman, John F. Donegan, and Hongzhou Zhang, “Nanopatterning and Electrical Tuning of MoS2 Layers with a Subnanometer Helium Ion Beam”, Nano Letters 15 (8) (2015) pp 5307–5313.

 Lu Hua Li, Elton J. G. Santos, Tan Xing, Emmanuele Cappelluti, Rafael Rolda??n, Ying Chen, “Dielectric Screening in Atomically Thin Boron Nitride Nanosheets”, Nano Letters, 15 (1), (2015) pp 218–223 

Tan Xing, Yao Zheng, Lu Hua Li, Bruce C. C. Cowie, Daniel Gunzelmann, Shi Zhang Qiao, Shaoming Huang, and Ying Chen, “Observation of Active Sites for Oxygen Reduction Reaction on Nitrogen-Doped Multilayer Graphene”, ACS Nano, 8 (7) (2014) 6856–6862.

Yao Zheng, Yan Jiao, Yihan Zhu, Lu Hua Li, Yu Han, Ying Chen, Aijun Du, Mietek Jaroniec & Shi Zhang Qiao, “Hydrogen evolution by a metal-free electrocatalyst”, Nature Communications, 5 (2014) 3783. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4783

Weiwei Lei, Hui Zhang, Ying Wu, Bao Zhang, Dan Liu, Si Qin, Zongwen Liu, Limin Liu, Yanming Ma, and Ying Chen, “Oxygen-doped boron nitride nanosheets with excellent performance in hydrogen storage”, Nano Energy, 6 (2014) 219–224

Lu Hua Li, Jiri Cervenka, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, and Ying Chen, “Strong Oxidation Resistance of Atomically Thin Boron Nitride Nanosheets”, ACS Nano.  8 (2) (2014) 1457–1462.

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.

 

 


 


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