Hongxia Wang

Hongxia Wang,  Prof.

Science and Engineering Faculty. School of Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering. Queensland University of Technology
Qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy (Chinese Academy of Sciences), PhD (Physics), ME(Applied Chemistry), BE(Analytical Chemistry)

I received my Bachelor Degree and Master degree in Chemistry from Central South University, China and PhD in Condensed Matter Physics from Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2005. After receiving my PhD degree, I have conducted research as postdoctoral fellow at Dyesol Ltd , Australia (2006-2007), University of  Bath, UK (2007-2010). In 2010, I joined Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Since 2002, my research has been centered around development of new materials for next generation solar cells and understanding the working mechanism of these solar cells including dye-sensitized solar cells, quantum dot solar cells, perovskite solar cells and thin film solar cells using earth-abundant material such as  Cu2ZnSn(S, Se)4 . Meanwhile, my interest in energy storage devices has driven our research into exploration of design and synthesis of new electrode materials and device architecture for supercapacitors. Currently my group has been mainly focus on research that aims to development of new routes towards cost-effective solar cells and energy storage devices. Works that include:

  • New methods to improve stability of hybrid perovskite solar cells with high performance and Cu2ZnSn(S, Se)4 (CZTSSe) solar cells
  • Light weight, wearable solar power pack ;
  • Functional carbon based materials for solar cells and energy storage devices;
  • Understand mechanism of charge transport and energy loss in solar cells including dye/quantum dots sensitized solar cells, hybrid perovskite solar cells and CZTS solar cells;
  • Design and synthesis of high energy density electrode materials for supercapacitors.