Prof. Shi-Zhang Qiao is currently a professor (Chair of Nanotechnology) at School of Chemical Engineering of the University of Adelaide, Australia. His research expertise is in nanomaterials and nanoporous materials for new energy technologies including electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, fuel cell, supercapacitor and batteries. He has co-authored more than 290 papers in refereed journals (23,900 citations with h-index 81), including Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Energy, Nature Communications, J. Am. Chem. Soc, Angew. Chem., Adv. Mater. He has filed several patents and has attracted more than 9.0 million dollars in research grants from industrial partners and Australian Research Council (ARC).
In recognition of his achievements in research, he was honoured with a prestigious ExxonMobil Award (2016), ARC Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA, 2013), Emerging Researcher Award (2013, ENFL Division of the American Chemical Society) and UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award (2008). He has also been awarded an ARC ARF Fellowship, 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. He is an Associate Editor of Journal of Materials Chemistry A (RSC), Editorial Board member of ChemBioEng Review (Wiley), Energy Storage Materials (Elsevier) and Advisory Board member of ChemNanoMat (Wiley), Journal of Materials Science & Technology (Elsevier), Small Methods (Wiley) and Advanced Materials Technologies (Wiley). He is a Fellow of IChemE, a Fellow of Royal Australian Chemical Institute Chartered Chemist (FRACI CChem) and a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). Prof. Qiao is a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher.