Dr Weiwei Lei

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow ? Plasma & Nanotechnology

Faculty

Instit for Frontier Materials

Department

Instit for Frontier Materials

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

weiwei.lei@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72881

Biography

Dr Weiwei Lei received his PhD degree in Condensed Matter and High-pressure Physics from the Jilin University in end of 2009. He then joined Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany, working with Prof. Dr. Markus Antonietti as Research Fellow. He was awarded an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Deakin University in mid of 2011. He was then granted a prestigious Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) in 2014. His inventions of porous BN nanosheets for water cleaning (Nature Communications 2013, 4, 1777), solvent free ball-milling method for the mass production of 2D nanomaterials (Nature Communications 2015, 6, 8849), and BN membranes for solute screening in water as well as in organic solvents (Nature Communications 2018, 9, 1902) have made a significant impact on the applications of water cleaning, functional material and energy storage. The research outcomes have attracted more than 250 media coverages internationally (e.g. BBC, ABC, Global Water Forum, SBS, The Conversation) and industry requests (i.e. UK Highways, AquaPure, GOV. UK, Graphene technologies, MonarchGreen, Inc). He has published more than 100 peer reviewed papers in Q1 Journals.

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Career highlights

  •  Jan. 2014~now, Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), Deakin University, Australia.
  •  July. 2011~Dec. 2013, Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Deakin University, Australia.
  •  June. 2010 ~ June. 2011, Research fellow, Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany.

Research interests

  1. Designing novel two- and three-dimensional and porous nanomaterials, especially boron nitride (BN) nanosheets and graphene.
  2. Developing new nanomaterials for water cleaning, environment protection and green energy conversion and storage devices.
  3. Plasma surface functionalization of materials

Affiliations

Jan. 2015~now, Editorial Board member: Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group)

Knowledge areas

Nanomaterials, nanotechnology, photoluminescence, water cleaning, electrochemistry, green energy, supercapacitors, batteries

Expertise

Nanomaterials Synthesis Quite proficient in the physical and chemical knowledge, synthesis techniques, and characterizations and analyses method. The synthesis of 2D nanomaterials (BN, BCN, Graphene, MoS2, WS2, MoO3 nanosheets) and their related 3D structures. The synthesis of metal nitride (AlN, WN2, MoN2,TaN,GaN, InN, GaInN) nanostructures with different morphologies including rose-like, pine-like, wall-like, 6-fold symmetries, multipede-like, hollow-sphere urchin-like, 3D hierarchical nanoflowers and 1D nanorods by arc plasma technique . Material Characterization XRD, TEM, SEM, FTIR, Raman, UV, XPS, TGA, BET, AFM, TEM, EELS, PL and EDS etc. Electrochemistry and Green Energy Electrocatalysis of oxygen reduction/evolution and hydrogen evolution reactions, evaluation of energy conversion devices, supercapacitors, and batteries. Application Test Hydrogen storage, molecular absorption, water separation, gas separation, catalyst, light emission, photoluminescence, ferromagnetic, and biological applications.

Awards

1. 2019 Vice Chancellor’s Mid-Career Research Award for Career Excellence
2. 2019 Australian Research Council Discovery Project, $420,000
3. 2019 Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC): Atmospheric Plasma Coating System, $3.4M
4. 2018 Deakin University, IFM: ICYRAM conference travel award
5. 2018 Deakin University, IFM: Research Equipment Support Scheme
6. 2017 Deakin University, IFM: Impact grants
7. 2017 Deakin University, IFM: Research Equipment Support Scheme
8. 2016 Selected Global Young Scientists Summit@one-north 2016 (GYSS 2016) Awardee, Singapore.
9. 2015 Editorial Board member: Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group)
10. 2015 TechConnect Innovation Award from the TechConnect Corporate & Investment Partner Committee, Washington DC, USA.
11. 2014 Finalist of 2014 Australian Innovation Challenge.
12. 2014 Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) ($367,420)
13. 2014 Deakin University: Central Research Grants Scheme ($25,000)
14. 2013 Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Researcher Award ($5,000)
15. 2013 Smart Geelong Award for Early Career Researcher ($3,000)
16. 2012 Deakin University: Central Research Grants Scheme ($18,000)
17. 2012 The nomination award of 100 outstanding PhD theses of China
18. 2011 Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Deakin University ($225,000)
19. 2011 Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FRQNT) awards, Canada ($50,000)
20. 2011 Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces Research Fellowship, Germany (€26,000)
21. 2010 The award of outstanding PhD theses of Jilin Province of China.
22. 2010 The award of outstanding PhD theses of Jilin University of China.
23. 2009-2010 Research grant from Postgraduate invention fellowship of Jilin University.
24. 2008-2009 Research grant from Postgraduate invention fellowship of Jilin University.
25. 2009 The “Hua-Yan” Scholarship of graduate student of Jilin University.

Publications

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2020

Functional double-layer membrane as separator for lithium-sulfur battery with strong catalytic conversion and excellent polysulfide-blocking

N Deng, Y Liu, Q Li, J Yan, L Zhang, L Wang, Y Zhang, B Cheng, W Lei, W Kang

(2020), Vol. 382, Chemical Engineering Journal, C1

journal article

Au icosahedrons as efficient electrocatalyst for glucose-based biofuel cells by strain engineering

Z Fu, M Wu, X Yang, J Ding, W Lei, Y Sui, B Zou

(2020), Vol. 263, pp. 1-4, Materials Letters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Pressure-induced monolithic carbon aerogel from metal-organic framework

C Yang, D Liu, S Huang, W Lei

(2020), Vol. 28, pp. 393-400, Energy Storage Materials, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Band structure engineering of PTI in C-PTI/ZnO heterostructures for enhanced visible-light-driven H? evolution

H Zhang, Z Yang, L Shangguan, X Song, J Sun, W Lei

(2020), Vol. 31, pp. 1-6, Nanotechnology, Bristol, Eng., C1

journal article

Bio-inspired nanocomposite membranes for osmotic energy harvesting

C Chen, D Liu, L He, S Qin, J Wang, J Razal, N Kotov, W Lei

(2020), Vol. 4, pp. 247-261, Joule, Cambridge, Mass., C1

journal article

Highly Thermoconductive, Thermostable, and Super-Flexible Film by Engineering 1D Rigid Rod-Like Aramid Nanofiber/2D Boron Nitride Nanosheets

K Wu, J Wang, D Liu, C Lei, D Liu, W Lei, Q Fu

(2020), Vol. 32, pp. 1-9, Advanced Materials, Weinheim, C1

journal article

The key structural features governing the free radicals and catalytic activity of graphite/graphene oxide

Z Komeily-Nia, J Chen, B Nasri-Nasrabadi, W Lei, B Yuan, J Zhang, L Qu, A Gupta, J Li

(2020), Vol. 22, pp. 3112-3121, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Natural organic matter removal and fouling resistance properties of a boron nitride nanosheet-functionalized thin film nanocomposite membrane and its impact on permeate chlorine demand

S Abdikheibari, L Dume, V Jegatheesan, Z Mustafa, P Le-Clech, W Lei, K Baskaran

(2020), Vol. 34, pp. 1-13, Journal of water process engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

MXene coupled with molybdenum dioxide nanoparticles as 2D-0D pseudocapacitive electrode for high performance flexible asymmetric micro-supercapacitors

L Zhang, G Yang, Z Chen, D Liu, J Wang, Y Qian, C Chen, Y Liu, L Wang, J Razal, W Lei

(2020), Vol. 6, pp. 138-144, Journal of materiomics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Additive-Free MXene Liquid Crystals and Fibers

J Zhang, S Uzun, S Seyedin, P Lynch, B Akuzum, Z Wang, S Qin, M Alhabeb, C Shuck, W Lei, E Kumbur, W Yang, X Wang, G Dion, J Razal, Y Gogotsi

(2020), Vol. 6, pp. 254-265, ACS Central Science, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Bioinspired Ultrastrong Nanocomposite Membranes for Salinity Gradient Energy Harvesting from Organic Solutions

C Chen, D Liu, G Yang, J Wang, L Wang, W Lei

(2020), Vol. 10, pp. 1-7, Advanced Energy Materials, Hoboken, N.J., C1

journal article

2D Nb?N?nanosheets synthesized by a template method

Y Su, L Wang, D Liu, L Zhang, J Wang, C Chen, G Yang, J Razal, W Lei

(2020), Vol. 15, pp. 1609-1612, Chemistry - an Asian journal, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Ultrathin Ti3C2Tx (MXene) membrane for pressure-driven electrokinetic power generation

G Yang, W Lei, C Chen, S Qin, L Zhang, Y Su, J Wang, Z Chen, L Sun, X Wang, D Liu

(2020), Vol. 75, pp. 1-8, Nano energy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Micro-supercapacitors powered integrated system for flexible electronics

L Zhang, D Liu, Z Wu, W Lei

(2020), Vol. 32, pp. 402-417, Energy Storage Materials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2019

2D nanomaterials for electrokinetic power generation

Si Qin, Dan Liu, Weiwei Lei

(2019), pp. 245-270, 2D nanomaterials for energy applications : graphene and beyond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, B1

book chapter

Growth of nonpolar InN nanocrystal films by RF plasma-assisted evaporation technique

L Shen, J Liu, W Lv, L Wu, D Qi, Y Zhou, W Lei

(2019), Vol. 476, pp. 418-421, Applied Surface Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Surface modification of boron nitride nanosheets with polycationic electrolytes through ARGET ATRP for enhancing mechanical properties of cellulose film

M Guo, Y Wu, S Xue, Y Xia, R Zhang, D Liu, W Lei, T Zhang

(2019), Vol. 242, pp. 127-130, Materials letters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Three-dimensional functionalized boron nitride nanosheets/ZnO superstructures for CO? capture

C Yang, D Liu, Y Chen, C Chen, J Wang, Y Fan, S Huang, W Lei

(2019), Vol. 11, pp. 10276-10282, ACS applied materials and interfaces, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Improving the gas barrier, mechanical and thermal properties of poly(vinyl alcohol) with molybdenum disulfide nanosheets

J Zhang, W Lei, J Schutz, D Liu, B Tang, C Wang, X Wang

(2019), Vol. 57, pp. 406-414, Journal of polymer science part B: polymer physics, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Self-healable poly(acrylic acid-: co -maleic acid)/glycerol/boron nitride nanosheet composite hydrogels at low temperature with enhanced mechanical properties and water retention

S Xue, Y Wu, M Guo, Y Xia, D Liu, H Zhou, W Lei

(2019), Vol. 15, pp. 3680-3688, Soft matter, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Prediction of superhard B2N3 with two-dimensional metallicity

S Lin, M Xu, J Hao, X Wang, M Wu, J Shi, W Cui, D Liu, W Lei, Y Li

(2019), Vol. 7, pp. 4527-4532, Journal of materials chemistry c, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Repelling polysulfide ions by boron nitride nanosheet coated separators in lithium-sulfur batteries

Y Fan, D Liu, M Rahman, T Tao, W Lei, S Mateti, B Yu, J Wang, C Yang, Y Chen

(2019), Vol. 2, pp. 2620-2628, ACS applied energy materials, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Low temperature growth of clean single layer hexagonal boron nitride flakes and film for graphene-based field-effect transistors

L Wang, B Wu, H Liu, H Wang, Y Su, W Lei, P Hu, Y Liu

(2019), Vol. 62, pp. 1218-1225, Science China materials, Beijing, China, C1

journal article

Functional mechanism analysis and customized structure design of interlayers for high performance Li-S battery

N Deng, Y Liu, Q Li, J Yan, W Lei, G Wang, L Wang, Y Liang, W Kang, B Cheng

(2019), Vol. 23, pp. 314-349, Energy Storage Materials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Fast photogenerated electron transfer in N-GQDs/PTI/ZnO-QDs ternary heterostructured nanosheets for photocatalytic H? evolution under visible light

H Zhang, Y Cao, L Zhong, X Cao, J He, J Sun, W Lei

(2019), Vol. 485, pp. 361-367, Applied Surface Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

A rational design of hollow nanocages Ag@CuO-TiO2 for enhanced acetone sensing performance

G Wang, Z Fu, T Wang, W Lei, P Sun, Y Sui, B Zou

(2019), Vol. 295, pp. 70-78, Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Lightweight, superelastic yet thermoconductive boron nitride nanocomposite aerogel for thermal energy regulation

J Wang, D Liu, Q Li, C Chen, Z Chen, P Song, J Hao, Yinwei Li, S Fakhrhoseini, M Naebe, X Wang, W Lei

(2019), Vol. 13, pp. 77860-77870, ACS Nano, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Shape-tailorable high-energy asymmetric micro-supercapacitors based on plasma reduced and nitrogen-doped graphene oxide and MoO? nanoparticles

L Zhang, Z Chen, S Zheng, S Qin, J Wang, C Chen, D Liu, L Wang, G Yang, Y Su, Z Wu, X Bao, J Razal, W Lei

(2019), Vol. 7, pp. 14328-14336, Journal of materials chemistry A, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Novel thin film nanocomposite membranes decorated with few-layered boron nitride nanosheets for simultaneously enhanced water flux and organic fouling resistance

S Abdikheibari, W Lei, L Dume, A Barlow, K Baskaran

(2019), Vol. 488, pp. 565-577, Applied surface science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Mechanically stretchable piezoelectric polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)/Boron nitride nanosheets (BNNSs) polymer nanocomposites

J Zhang, D Liu, Q Han, L Jiang, H Shao, B Tang, W Lei, T Lin, C Wang

(2019), Vol. 175, pp. 1-8, Composites part B: engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Ultrafast, stable ionic and molecular sieving through functionalized boron nitride membranes

Cheng Chen, Si Qin, Dan Liu, Jiemin Wang, Guoliang Yang, Yuyu Su, Liangzhu Zhang, Wei Cao, Ming Ma, Yijun Qian, Yuchen Liu, Jefferson Liu, Weiwei Lei

(2019), Vol. 11, pp. 30430-30436, ACS applied materials & interfaces, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Adhesion and self-assembly of lubricin (prg4) brush layers on different substrate surfaces

M Han, S Silva, W Lei, A Quigley, R Kapsa, S Moulton, G Greene

(2019), Vol. 35, pp. 15834-15848, Langmuir, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Controlled design of a robust hierarchically porous and hollow carbon fiber textile for high-performance freestanding electrodes

Q Li, J Wang, Chao Liu, S Fakhrhoseini, D Liu, L Zhang, W Lei, M Naebe

(2019), Vol. 6, pp. 1-9, Advanced science, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

A highly stretchable, ultra-tough, remarkably tolerant, and robust self-healing glycerol-hydrogel for a dual-responsive soft actuator

M Guo, Y Wu, S Xue, Y Xia, X Yang, Y Dzenis, Z Li, W Lei, A Smith, L Sun

(2019), Vol. 7, pp. 25969-25977, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Ultrafast Growth of Thin Hexagonal and Pyramidal Molybdenum Nitride Crystals and Films

Lifeng Wang, Dan Liu, Bin Wu, Jiemin Wang, Liangzhu Zhang, Cheng Chen, Yuyu Su, Huaying Yin, Jianing Zhang, Yury Gogotsi, Yunqi Liu, Weiwei Lei

(2019), Vol. 1, pp. 383-388, ACS Materials Letters, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article
2018

All-solid-state high-energy planar asymmetric supercapacitors based on all-in-one monolithic film using boron nitride nanosheets as separator

S Zheng, W Lei, J Qin, Z Wu, F Zhou, S Wang, X Shi, C Sun, Y Chen, X Bao

(2018), Vol. 10, pp. 24-31, Energy storage materials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Super-compatible functional boron nitride nanosheets/polymer films with excellent mechanical properties and ultra-high thermal conductivity for thermal management

J Wang, Y Wu, Y Xue, D Liu, X Wang, X Hu, Y Bando, W Lei

(2018), Vol. 6, pp. 1363-1369, Journal of materials chemistry C, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Route to high-energy density polymeric nitrogen t-N via He-N compounds

Yinwei Li, Xiaolei Feng, Hanyu Liu, Jian Hao, Simon Redfern, Weiwei Lei, Dan Liu, Yanming Ma

(2018), Vol. 9, Nature Communications, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Nanocavity-in-multiple nanogap plasmonic coupling effects from vertical sandwich-like Au@Al2O3@Au arrays for surface-enhanced raman scattering

Chen Yang, Ying Chen, Dan Liu, Cheng Chen, Jiemin Wang, Ye Fan, Shaoming Huang, Weiwei Lei

(2018), Vol. 10, pp. 8317-8323, ACS Applied materials and interfaces, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Vertically aligned ?-AlOOH nanosheets on Al foils as flexible and reusable substrates for NH3 adsorption

C Yang, Y Chen, D Liu, J Wang, C Chen, J Wang, Y Fan, S Huang, W Lei

(2018), Vol. 13, pp. 138101-1-138101-6, Frontiers of physics, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Nanofluidic electric generators constructed from boron nitride nanosheet membranes

S Qin, D Liu, Y Chen, C Chen, G Wang, J Wang, J Razal, W Lei

(2018), Vol. 47, pp. 368-373, Nano energy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Surface modification of boron nitride nanosheets by polyelectrolytes via atom transfer radical polymerization

Y Wu, M Guo, G Liu, S Xue, Y Xia, D Liu, W Lei

(2018), Vol. 5, Materials Research Express, Bristol, Eng., C1

journal article

B/N co-doped carbon nanosphere frameworks as high-performance electrodes for supercapacitors

J Hao, J Wang, S Qin, D Liu, Y Li, W Lei

(2018), Vol. 6, pp. 8053-8058, Journal of materials chemistry A, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Boron nitride nanosheets reinforced waterborne polyurethane coatings for improving corrosion resistance and antifriction properties

J Li, L Gan, Y Liu, S Mateti, W Lei, Y Chen, J Yang

(2018), Vol. 104, pp. 57-63, European polymer journal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Functionalized boron nitride membranes with ultrafast solvent transport performance for molecular separation

Cheng Chen, Jiemin Wang, Dan Liu, Chen Yang, Yuchen Liu, Rodney Ruoff, Weiwei Lei

(2018), Vol. 9, Nature communications, London, Eng., C1

journal article

One-step template-free synthesis of 3D functionalized flower-like boron nitride nanosheets for NH3 and CO2 adsorption

Chen Yang, Jinfeng Wang, Ying Chen, Dan Liu, Shaoming Huang, Weiwei Lei

(2018), Vol. 10, pp. 10979-10985, Nanoscale, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Atomic-scale Mott-Schottky heterojunctions of boron nitride monolayer and graphene as metal-free photocatalysts for artificial photosynthesis

Ke-Xin Zhang, Hui Su, Hong-Hui Wang, Jun-Jun Zhang, Shu-Yu Zhao, Weiwei Lei, Xiao Wei, Xin-Hao Li, Jie-Sheng Chen

(2018), Vol. 5, pp. 1-8, Advanced science, London, Eng., C1

journal article

A lignin-based nano-adsorbent for superfast and highly selective removal of phosphate

E Zong, G Huang, X Liu, W Lei, S Jiang, Z Ma, J Wang, P Song

(2018), Vol. 6, pp. 9971-9983, Journal of materials chemistry a, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Enhancing the thermal and mechanical properties of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) with boron nitride nanosheets and cellulose nanocrystals

J Zhang, W Lei, J Chen, D Liu, B Tang, J Li, X Wang

(2018), Vol. 148, pp. 101-108, Polymer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Boron nitride nanosheets/PNIPAM hydrogels with improved thermo-responsive performance

Shishan Xue, Yuanpeng Wu, Jiemin Wang, Meiling Guo, Dan Liu, Weiwei Lei

(2018), Vol. 11, pp. 1-9, Materials, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Thin film nanocomposite nanofiltration membranes from amine functionalized-boron nitride/polypiperazine amide with enhanced flux and fouling resistance

S Abdikheibari, W Lei, L Dume, N Milne, K Baskaran

(2018), Vol. 6, pp. 12066-12081, Journal of materials chemistry a, London, Eng., C1

journal article

High-performance biscrolled MXene/carbon nanotube yarn supercapacitors

Zhiyu Wang, Si Qin, Shayan Seyedin, Jizhen Zhang, Jiangting Wang, Ariana Levitt, Na Li, Carter Haines, Raquel Ovalle-Robles, Weiwei Lei, Yury Gogotsi, Ray Baughman, Joselito Razal

(2018), Vol. 14, pp. 1-9, Small, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

High temperature thermally conductive nanocomposite textile by "green" electrospinning

Jiemin Wang, Quanxiang Li, Dan Liu, Cheng Chen, Zhiqiang Chen, Jian Hao, Yinwei Li, Jin Zhang, Minoo Naebe, Weiwei Lei

(2018), Vol. 10, pp. 16868-16872, Nanoscale, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Bioinspired design of strong, tough, and thermally stable polymeric materials via nanoconfinement

Pingan Song, Jinfeng Dai, Guorong Chen, Youming Yu, Zhengping Fang, Weiwei Lei, Shenyuan Fu, Hao Wang, Zhi-Gang Chen

(2018), Vol. 12, pp. 9266-9278, ACS nano, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Functionalized boron nitride membranes with multipurpose and super-stable semi-permeability in solvents

C Chen, D Liu, J Wang, L Wang, J Sun, W Lei

(2018), Vol. 6, pp. 21104-21109, Journal of materials chemistry A, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Fabrication of poly(acrylic acid)/boron nitride composite hydrogels with excellent mechanical properties and rapid self-healing through hierarchically physical interactions

Shishan Xue, Yuanpeng Wu, Meiling Guo, Dan Liu, Tao Zhang, Weiwei Lei

(2018), Vol. 13, pp. 1-10, Nanoscale research letters, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

Photocatalytic TiO2/porous BNNSs composites for simultaneous LR2B and Cr (VI) removal in wool dyeing bath

W Xie, M Zhang, D Liu, W Lei, L Sun, X Wang

(2017), Vol. 333, pp. 165-173, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, C1

journal article

Hierarchical porous yolk-shell carbon nanosphere for high-performance lithium-sulfur batteries

T Yang, Y Zhong, J Liang, M Rahman, W Lei, Y Chen, M Monteiro, Z Shao, J Liu

(2017), Vol. 34, pp. 1-7, Particle and particle systems characterization, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Porous boron carbon nitride nanosheets as efficient metal-free catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction in both alkaline and acidic solutions

J Wang, J Hao, D Liu, S Qin, D Portehault, Y Li, Y Chen, W Lei

(2017), Vol. 2, pp. 306-312, ACS energy letters, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

Hydrophilic PAN based carbon nanofibres with improved graphitic structure and enhanced mechanical performance using ethylenediamine functionalized graphene

Z Li, O Zabihi, J Wang, Q Li, J Wang, W Lei, M Naebe

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 2621-2628, RSC Advances, C1

journal article

Reactive yellow 161 decolorization by TiO2/porous boron nitridenanosheet composites in cotton dyeing effluent

W Xie, M Zhang, D Liu, W Lei, L Sun, X Wang

(2017), Vol. 5, pp. 1392-1399, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, C1

journal article

Porous BN/TiO2 hybrid nanosheets as highly efficient visible-light-driven photocatalysts

D Liu, M Zhang, W Xie, L Sun, Y Chen, W Lei

(2017), Vol. 207, pp. 72-78, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, C1

journal article

High and Stable Ionic Conductivity in 2D Nanofluidic Ion Channels between Boron Nitride Layers

S Qin, D Liu, G Wang, D Portehault, C Garvey, Y Gogotsi, W Lei, Y Chen

(2017), Vol. 139, pp. 6314-6320, Journal of the American Chemical Society, C1

journal article

Flower stamen-like porous boron carbon nitride nanoscrolls for water cleaning

Jiemin Wang, Jian Hao, Dan Liu, Si Qin, Cheng Chen, Chen Yang, Yuchen Liu, Tianyu Yang, Ye Fan, Ying Chen, Weiwei Lei

(2017), Vol. 9, pp. 9787-9791, Nanoscale, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Functionalized boron nitride nanosheets/graphene interlayer for fast and long-life lithium-sulfur batteries

Y Fan, Z Yang, W Hua, D Liu, T Tao, M Rahman, W Lei, S Huang, Y Chen

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 1-6, Advanced energy materials, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Synergistic influence from the hybridization of boron nitride and graphene oxide nanosheets on the thermal conductivity and mechanical properties of polymer nanocomposites

J Zhang, W Lei, D Liu, X Wang

(2017), Vol. 151, pp. 252-257, Composites science and technology, Kidlington, Eng., C1

journal article

BN nanosheet/polymer films with highly anisotropic thermal conductivity for thermal management applications.

Y Wu, Y Xue, S Qin, D Liu, X Wang, X Hu, J Li, X Wang, Y Bando, D Golberg, Y Chen, Y Gogotsi, W Lei

(2017), ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article
2016

Superior adsorption of pharmaceutical molecules by highly porous BN

D Liu, W Lei, S Qin, K Klika, Y Chen

(2016), Vol. 18, pp. 84-88, Physical chemistry chemical physics, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Advanced N-doped mesoporous molybdenum disulfide nanosheets and the enhanced lithium-ion storage performance

S Qin, W Lei, D Liu, Y Chen

(2016), Vol. 4, pp. 1440-1445, Journal of materials chemistry a, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

A facile one-step synthesis of ZnO quantum dots modified poly(triazine imide) nanosheets for enhanced hydrogen evolution under visible light

H Zhang, F Liu, Z Mou, X Liu, J Sun, W Lei

(2016), Vol. 52, pp. 13020-13023, Chemical communications, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Efficient photocatalytic reduction of aqueous Cr(VI) over porous BNNSs/TiO2 nanocomposites under visible light irradiation

D Liu, M Zhang, W Xie, L Sun, Y Chen, W Lei

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 8309-8313, Catalysis science & technology, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article
2015

Plasma functionalization of nanotubes

Z Chen, L Li, X Dai, Y Chen, X Wang

(2015), pp. 465-492, Nanotubes and Nanosheets: functionalization and applications of boron nitride and other nanomaterials, Boca Raton, Fla., B1

book chapter

Boron (carbon) nitride nanomaterials: synthesis, porosity, and related applications

W Lei, D Liu, S Qin, D Portehault, Y Chen

(2015), pp. 59-90, Nanotubes and nanosheets : functionalization and applications of boron nitride and other nanomaterials., Baton Rouge, La., B1

book chapter

High N-content holey few-layered graphene electrocatalysts: Scalable solvent-less production

D Liu, W Lei, D Portehault, S Qin, Y Chen

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 1682-1687, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, C1

journal article

Scalable production of wrinkled and few-layered graphene sheets and their use for oil and organic solvent absorption

D Liu, W Lei, Y Chen

(2015), Vol. 17, pp. 6913-6918, Physical chemistry chemical physics, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Highly crumpled boron nitride nanosheets as adsorbents: scalable solvent-less production

W Lei, D Liu, Y Chen

(2015), Vol. 2, pp. 1-6, Advanced materials interfaces, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Multifunctional polymer/porous boron nitride nanosheet membranes for superior trapping emulsified oils and organic molecules

D Liu, L He, W Lei, K Klika, L Kong, Y Chen

(2015), Vol. 2, pp. 1-6, Advanced materials interfaces, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Synthesis of an indium oxide nanoparticle embedded graphene three-dimensional architecture for enhanced lithium-ion storage

S Qin, D Liu, W Lei, Y Chen

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 18238-18243, Journal of materials chemistry a, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

GaN and Gax In1-x N nanoparticles with tunable indium content: synthesis and characterization

W Lei, M Willinger, M Antonietti, C Giordano

(2015), Vol. 21, pp. 18976-18982, Chemistry: a European journal, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Boron nitride colloidal solutions, ultralight aerogels and freestanding membranes through one-step exfoliation and functionalization

W Lei, V Mochalin, D Liu, S Qin, Y Gogotsi, Y Chen

(2015), Vol. 6, pp. 1-8, Nature communications, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Prediction of a superhard carbon-rich C-N compound comparable to diamond

J Hao, H Liu, W Lei, X Tang, J Lu, D Liu, Y Li

(2015), Vol. 119, pp. 28614-28619, Journal of physical chemistry c, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article
2014

Oxygen-doped boron nitride nanosheets with excellent performance in hydrogen storage

W Lei, H Zhang, Y Wu, B Zhang, D Liu, S Qin, Z Liu, L Liu, Y Ma, Y Chen

(2014), Vol. 6, pp. 219-224, Nano Energy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Large-scale production of h-In2O3/carbon nanocomposites with enhanced lithium storage properties

D Liu, W Lei, S Qin, Y Chen

(2014), Vol. 135, pp. 128-132, Electrochimica Acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Template-free synthesis of functional 3D BN architecture for removal of dyes from water.

D Liu, W Lei, S Qin, Y Chen

(2014), Vol. 4, pp. 4453-, Scientific Reports, England, C1

journal article

In-situ and tunable nitrogen-doping of MoS2 nanosheets

S Qin, W Lei, D Liu, Y Chen

(2014), Vol. 4, pp. 1-5, Scientific reports, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2013

Large-scale synthesis of hexagonal corundum-type In2O 3 by ball milling with enhanced lithium storage capabilities

D Liu, W Lei, S Qin, L Hou, Z Liu, Q Cui, Y Chen

(2013), Vol. 1, pp. 5274-5278, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, C1

journal article

Synthesis of single-crystal nanoparticles of indium oxide by urea glass method and their electrochemical properties

S Qin, W Lei, D Liu, P Lamb, Y Chen

(2013), Vol. 91, pp. 5-8, Materials Letters, C1

journal article

Porous boron nitride nanosheets for effective water cleaning

W Lei, D Portehault, D Liu, S Qin, Y Chen

(2013), Vol. 4, Nature Communications, C1

journal article

Large scale boron carbon nitride nanosheets with enhanced lithium storage capabilities

W Lei, S Qin, D Liu, D Portehault, Z Liu, Y Chen

(2013), Vol. 49, pp. 352-354, Chemical Communications, C1

journal article

Room temperature ferromagnetism in new diluted magnetic semiconductor AlN:Mg nanowires

Y Xu, B Yao, D Liu, W Lei, P Zhu, Q Cui, G Zou

(2013), Vol. 15, pp. 3271-3274, CrystEngComm, C1

journal article
2011

Boron carbon nitride nanostructures from salt melts: Tunable water-soluble phosphors

W Lei, D Portehault, R Dimova, M Antonietti

(2011), Vol. 133, pp. 7121-7127, Journal of the American Chemical Society, C1-1

journal article
2010

Spectroscopic study of the effects of pressure media on high-pressure phase transitions in natrolite

D Liu, W Lei, Z Liu, Y Lee

(2010), Vol. 114, pp. 18819-18824, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, C1-1

journal article

Ferromagnetic properties of Y-doped ALN nanorods

W Lei, D Liu, X Chen, P Zhu, Q Cui, G Zou

(2010), Vol. 114, pp. 15574-15577, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, C1-1

journal article

One-step synthesis of AlN branched nanostructures by an improved DC arc discharge plasma method

W Lei, D Liu, P Zhu, X Chen, J Hao, Q Wang, Q Cui, G Zou

(2010), Vol. 12, pp. 511-516, CrystEngComm, C1-1

journal article

Scandium-doped AlN 1D hexagonal nanoprisms: A class of roomtemperature ferromagnetic materials

W Lei, D Liu, Y Ma, X Chen, F Tian, P Zhu, X Chen, Q Cui, G Zou

(2010), Vol. 49, pp. 173-176, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, C1-1

journal article
2009

Preparation and characterization of graphitic carbon nitride through pyrolysis of melamine

X Li, J Zhang, L Shen, Y Ma, W Lei, Q Cui, G Zou

(2009), Vol. 94, pp. 387-392, Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing, C1-1

journal article

Direct synthesis, growth mechanism, and optical properties of 3D A1N nanostructures with urchin shapes

W Lei, D Liu, J Zhang, P Zhu, Q Cui, G Zou

(2009), Vol. 9, pp. 1489-1493, Crystal Growth and Design, C1-1

journal article

Pressure-induced structural transitions in MoO 3xH2O (x = 1/2, 2) molybdenum trioxide hydrates: A Raman study

D Liu, W Lei, X Chen, J Hao, Y Jin, Q Cui, G Zou

(2009), Vol. 113, pp. 16479-16482, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, C1-1

journal article

Compression and probing C-H?I hydrogen bonds of iodoform under high pressure by X-ray diffraction and raman scattering

D Liu, W Lei, K Wang, G Bao, F Li, J Hao, B Liu, T Cui, Q Cui, G Zou

(2009), Vol. 113, pp. 7430-7434, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, C1-1

journal article

Synthesis and characterization of hexagonal and truncated hexagonal shaped MoO3 nanoplates

X Chen, W Lei, D Liu, J Hao, Q Cui, G Zou

(2009), Vol. 113, pp. 21582-21585, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, C1-1

journal article

Plasma-assisted self-catalytic vapour-liquid-solid growth of ?-SiC nanowires

J Zhang, Q Wang, F Wang, X Chen, W Lei, Q Cui, G Zou

(2009), Vol. 42, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, C1-1

journal article

In situ X-ray observation of phase transitions in Mg2 Si under high pressure

J Hao, B Zou, P Zhu, C Gao, Y Li, D Liu, K Wang, W Lei, Q Cui, G Zou

(2009), Vol. 149, pp. 689-692, Solid State Communications, C1-1

journal article

High-pressure structural transitions of Sc2O3 by X-ray diffraction, raman spectra, and Ab initio calculations

D Liu, W Lei, Y Li, Y Ma, J Hao, X Chen, Y Jin, D Liu, S Yu, Q Cui, G Zou

(2009), Vol. 48, pp. 8251-8256, Inorganic Chemistry, C1-1

journal article

Structural phase transformations of Mg3N2 at high pressure: experimental and theoretical studies

J Hao, Y Li, Q Zhou, D Liu, M Li, F Li, W Lei, X Chen, M Yanming, Q Cui, G Zou, J Liu, X Li

(2009), Vol. 48, pp. 9737-9741, Inorganic Chemistry, C1-1

journal article

Ferromagnetic Sc-doped AlN sixfold-symmetrical hierarchical nanostructures

W Lei, D Liu, P Zhu, X Chen, Q Zhao, G Wen, Q Cui, G Zou

(2009), Vol. 95, Applied Physics Letters, C1-1

journal article

AlN nanostructures: Tunable architectures and optical properties

W Lei, D Liu, J Zhang, B Liu, P Zhu, T Cui, Q Cui, G Zou

(2009), pp. 1365-1367, Chemical Communications, C1-1

journal article

High-pressure Raman scattering and x-ray diffraction of phase transitions in MoO3

D Liu, W Lei, J Hao, D Liu, B Liu, X Wang, X Chen, Q Cui, G Zou, J Liu, S Jiang

(2009), Vol. 105, Journal of Applied Physics, C1-1

journal article
2008

One-step synthesis of the pine-shaped nanostructure of aluminum nitride and its photoluminescence properties

W Lei, D Liu, P Zhu, Q Wang, G Liang, J Hao, X Chen, Q Cui, G Zou

(2008), Vol. 112, pp. 13353-13358, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, C1-1

journal article

Direct synthesis and characterization of single-phase tantalum nitride (Ta2N) nanocrystallites by dc arc discharge

W Lei, D Liu, J Zhang, L Shen, X Li, Q Cui, G Zou

(2008), Vol. 459, pp. 298-301, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, C1-1

journal article

Three-dimensional AlN microroses and their enhanced photoluminescence properties

W Lei, J Zhang, D Liu, P Zhu, Q Cui, G Zou

(2008), pp. 5221-5223, Chemical Communications, C1-1

journal article

High-pressure x-ray diffraction and Raman spectra study of indium oxide

D Liu, W Lei, B Zou, S Yu, J Hao, K Wang, B Liu, Q Cui, G Zou

(2008), Vol. 104, Journal of Applied Physics, C1-1

journal article

Comparative studies of structural transition between AIN nanocrystals and nanowires

W Lei, D Liu, J Zhang, Q Cui, G Zou

(2008), Vol. 121, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, C1-1

journal article
2007

Synthesis of cubic tantalum nitride nanocrystallites

W Lei, L Shen, D Liu, X Li, G Peng, Q Cui, G Zou

(2007), Vol. 22, pp. 400-402, Wuji Cailiao Xuebao/Journal of Inorganic Materials, C1-1

journal article

Growth and characterization of single-phase metastable tantalum nitride nanocrystals by dc arc discharge

W Lei, D Liu, L Shen, J Zhang, P Zhu, Q Cui, G Zou

(2007), Vol. 306, pp. 413-417, Journal of Crystal Growth, C1-1

journal article

High-pressure study of low-compressibility Ta2N

W Lei, D Liu, X Li, J Zhang, Q Zhou, J Hu, Q Cui, G Zou

(2007), Vol. 19, Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, C1-1

journal article

Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline hexagonal boron carbo-nitride under high temperature and high pressure

X Li, J Zhang, L Shen, W Lei, D Yang, Q Cui, G Zou

(2007), Vol. 19, Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, C1-1

journal article
2006

Pressure-induced structural transition in AlN nanowires

L Shen, X Li, Y Ma, K Yang, W Lei, Q Cui, G Zou

(2006), Vol. 89, Applied Physics Letters, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Novel Boron Carbon Nitride (BCN) Nanosheets for Future Electrochemical Energy Storage

Dr Weiwei Lei

ARC DECRA - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

  • 2016: $131,648
  • 2015: $128,190
  • 2014: $125,419

Functionalized 2D nanomaterials (MXenes) for Future Energy Storage

Dr Weiwei Lei, Prof Joselito Razal, Prof Yury Gogotsi

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2020: $117,924
  • 2019: $144,799

Industry and Other Funding

Research and Development of Charged Multifunctional Composite Filter Material.

Dr Sulley Li, A/Prof Minoo Naebe, Dr Weiwei Lei

  • 2019: $133,416
  • 2018: $60,289

Other Funding Sources

Atmospheric Plasma Coating System.

Dr Weiwei Lei, Mr Zhiqiang Chen, Dr Christopher Hurren, Dr Dan Liu

  • 2020: $305,991
  • 2019: $193,720

Supervisions

Executive Supervisor
2019

Jiemin Wang

Thesis entitled: Development of Boron (Carbon) Nitride Nanocomposites for Energy Applications

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Associate Supervisor
2020

Cheng Chen

Thesis entitled: Development of Boron Nitride-based Membranes for Environment and Energy Applications

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Sara Abdi Kheibari

Thesis entitled: Natural organic matter removal from water using thin film nanocomposite membranes

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

2019

Chen Yang

Thesis entitled: Design, self-assembly and application of 3D superstructures from 2D nanomaterials

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2018

Yuchen Liu

Thesis entitled: Composite Nanosheets of Graphene and Boron Nitride for Lubrication Application Plasma functionalized nanomembranes for environmental purification

Master of Engineering, Institute for Frontier Materials

2017

Si Qin

Thesis entitled: Development of Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials for Energy Storage and Conversion

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials