Lab news


2021
2021-06-14 Dr. Asif Mahmood’s work “Foldable and scrollable graphene paper with tuned interlayer spacing as high areal capacity anodes for sodium-ion batteries” has been accepted by Energy Storage Materials.
2021-06-08 Yuan Chen gave an invited talk at the 21th International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes and Low-Dimensional Materials.
2021-05-13 Zixun Yu’s work “High-performance Fe-N-C electrocatalysts with a “chain mail” protective shield” has been accepted by Nano Materials Science.
2021-05-07 Yuan Chen gave an invited talk at Global renewable energy researchers meet organised by Energy Oceania.
2021-04-23 Ziwen Yuan’s review article “Carbon composite membranes for thermal-driven membrane processes” has been accepted by Carbon.
2021-04-22 Mr. Zhi Zheng joined our research team.
2021-04-19 Dr. Liuyue (Carol) Cao joined our research team.
2021-04-13 Our review article “Rechargeable zinc-air batteries with neutral electrolytes: recent advances, challenges, and prospects” has been accepted for publication in EnergyChem.
2021-03-15 Mr. Yongchao Yang joins our research group as a new PhD student.
2021-03-11 Yuan Chen gave an invited talk at World Nano Congress on Advanced Science and Technology (WNCST-2021)
2021-03-10 Ms. Zhuyu Wang joins our research group as a research Master student.
2021-02-12 Junsheng Chen’s paper “High-energy-density aqueous sodium-ion batteries enabled by chromium hexacycnochromate anodes” has been accepted by Chemical Engineering Journal.
2021-01-30 Chang Liu and Dr Li Wei’s paper “3d transition-metal-mediated columbite nanocatalystsfor decentralized electrosynthesis of hydrogen peroxide” has been accepted by Small.
2021-01-21 Chang Liu, Dr Fei Liu and Dr Li Wei’s paper “One-dimensional van der Waals heterostructures as efficient metal-free oxygen electrocatalysts” has been accepted by ACS Nano.
2021-01-18 Junsheng Chen and Dr Li Wei’s paper “Co-Fe-Cr (oxy)hydroxides as efficient oxygen evolution reaction catalysts” has been accepted by Advanced Energy Materials.
2021-01-15 Ziwen Yuan and Yanxi Yu’s paper “A thermo-osmosis coupled thermally regenerative electrochemical cycle for efficient lithium extraction” has been accepted by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

2020
2020-12-06 Chang Liu and Dr Li Wei’s paper “The intrinsic activity of metal centers in metal–nitrogen–carbon single-atom catalysts for hydrogen peroxide synthesis” has been accepted by Journal of the American Chemical Society.
2020-11-24 Dr Zengxia Pei has been named as a Clarivate Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in 2020.
2020-10-07 Yuan Chen gave a research talk at University of New South Wales Chemical Engineering Webinar series.
2020-10-01 Dr Li Wei and Yuan Chen received a CDIP partnership grant to scale up the production of a recently patented catalyst and electrolyzer for electrochemical production of hydrogen peroxide.
2020-09-30 Dr Zengxia Pei has been named by the Australian magazine as a Rising Star in Materials Engineering for 2020.
2020-09-25 A cooperative review article with Prof Li Yan from Peking University “Carbon nanotubes for flexible batteries: recent progress and future perspective” has been accepted by National Science Review.
2020-09-23 Cheng Wang and Dr Zengxia Pei’s paper “Toward flexible zinc-ion hybrid capacitors with superhigh energy density and ultralong cycling life: the pivotal role of ZnCl2 salt-based electrolytes” has been accepted by Angewandte Chemie.
2020-09-22 Junsheng Chen and Dr Li Wei’s paper “Octahedral coordinated trivalent cobalt enriched multimetal oxygen-evolution catalysts” has been accepted by Advanced Energy Materials.
2020-09-08 Dr. Li Wei was selected as Journal of Materials Chemistry A Emerging Investigators 2020.
2020-09-07 Xiao Sui’s review article “2D material based advanced membranes for separations in organic solvents” has been accepted by Small.
2020-08-31 Xin Zeng joined our team as a new PhD student supported by CSC.
2020-08-28 Dr Karahan’s review article “Biomass-derived nanocarbons for biological applications: challenges and prospects” has been accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry B.
2020-08-17 Dr Shenlong Zhao’s paper “Structural transformation of highly active metal-organic framework electrocatalysts during the oxygen evolution reaction” has been accepted by Nature Energy.
2020-07-31 Dr Zheng Zhou and Dr Zengxia Pei’s review paper “Electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution under neutral pH conditions: current understandings, recent advances, and future prospects” has been accepted by Energy & Environmental Science.
2020-07-29  Dr Shenlong Zhao’s review paper “Recent progress of carbon-supported single-atom catalysts for energy conversion and storage” has been accepted by Matter
2020-07-06 Jing Li joined our team as a new Ph.D. student. She has enrolled remotely and will spend the next few months at Tsinghua University in China.​
2020-07-02 Chaojun Wang’s paper “A graphene-covalent organic framework hybrid for high-performance supercapacitors” has been accepted by Energy Storage Materials.
​2020-06-26 Yuan Chen gave a research talk in Webinar “Current energy storage technologies and future needs” organised by Energy Oceania.
​2020-06-15 Dr. Fei Liu’s paper “Viscosity sensitive near-infrared fluorescent probes based on functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes” has been accepted by Chemical Communications. 
2020-06-09 to 11  A major cleaning exercise was carried out in our lab. The usage of equipment, benches, and storage spaces are now under the control of precise management tools.
2020-06-02 Junshen Chen and Li Wei’s paper “Catalytic activity atlas of ternary Co-Fe-V metal oxides for oxygen evolution reaction” has been accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
​2020-05-03 Adil Riaz’s paper “Hierarchically porous carbon nanofibers embedded with cobalt nanoparticles for efficient H2O2 detection on multiple sensor platforms” has been accepted by Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical.
​2020-04-27 ​Shunyao Yan and Zixun Yu’s paper “Dual template pore engineering of whey powder derived carbon as an efficient oxygen reduction reaction electrocatalyst for primary zinc-air battery” was accepted by Chemistry – An Asian Journal.
2020-04-27 Xiao Sui’s paper “Graphene oxide laminates intercalated with 2D covalent-organic frameworks as a robust nanofiltration membrane” was accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
​2020-04-19 Dr Velioğlu’s paper “Metallicity dependent ultrafast water transport in carbon nanotubes” has been accepted by Small.
​2020-04-03 Dr Asif Mahmood has been named by The Educator as one of twenty higher education rising stars for 2020 for his research into inexpensive battery systems to replace lithium ion batteries.​
2020-03-24 Chaojun Wang’s paper “Drying graphene hydrogel fibers for capacitive energy storage” has been accepted by CARBON. ​
2020-03-16 Yuqi Pan joined our lab as a PHD student. ​
2020-03-15 Roy Dinh and Zengxia Pei’s paper “On-demand engineering of metal-doped porous carbon nanofibers as efficient bifunctional oxygen catalysts for high-performance flexible Zn-air batteries” has been accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
​2020-03-14 
Yangyang Liu joined our lab as a PHD student.
2020-03-10 Haozhu Wang joined our lab as a master of philosophy student.  ​
2020-03-01 ChemistryViews reports our work on flexible zinc-air battery.  ​
2020-02-12 Zengxia Pei and Ziwen Yuan’s SEM image of electrospun fibers won the 1st prize in ICONN2020 micrograph competition. ​
2020-02-09 to 13 Yuan Chen and Asif Mahmood attended ICONN 2020 in Brisbane, gave talks and chaired sessions in Nano Carbon symposium.
2020-02-06 to 08 Yuan Chen attended Energy and Environmental Materials Conference 2020 hosted by Griffith University in Gold coast and gave an invited talk. 
2020-02-05 Xiao Sui received a “presentation award” at the 10th international membrane science & technology conference hosted by UTS in Sydney.
2020-01-09 Dr. Zengxia Pei’s work on “Flexible rechargeable zinc-air battery with excellent low-temperature adaptability” has been accepted by Angewandte Chemie as a VIP article.


2019
2019-12-20 Dr. Li Wei’s work on “Thiocyanate modified silver nanofoam for efficient CO2 reduction to CO” has been accepted by ACS Catalysis.
​2019-12-19 Ziwen Yuan’s work on “Pressure-Retarded Membrane Distillation for Simultaneous Hypersaline Brine Desalination and Low-grade Heat Harvesting” has been accepted by Journal of Membrane Science.
​2019-12-14 Dr. Liang Wang’s work on Interfacial engineering of graphenic carbon electrodes for bacterial detection has been accepted by CARBON.
​2019-12-02 Dr. Seokhoon Ahn, Dr. Seoung-Ki Lee and Dr. Sukang Bae from Korea Institute of Science and Technology visited our lab and gave research presentations. 
2019-11-18 Yuan Chen attended 2019 International Symposium on Frontier Materials hosted by University of Technology Sydney and gave a keynote talk.
​2019-11-15 Dr. Zengxia Pei was awarded ARC discovery early career research award. ​
2019-11-04 
Dr. Shenlong Zhao joined our research team as a Loxton Fellow​.
2019-11-01 
Yuan Chen starts serving as an editor for Journal of Alloys and Compounds.
​2019-10-30 A new fund (A$ 1.6 M) from Innovative Manufacture CRC and Hazer for carbon materials research and development.​
2019-10-15 to 25 Yuan Chen visited Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Tianjin University of Technology, Nanjin Tech University, Xiangtan University, South China Normal University, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University and gave multiple research talks.
2019-10-07 Ms. Shunyao Yan joins our research group as a research Master student.
2019-10-03 Prof Lisa Pfefferle from Yale University visited our group and gave a talk on “Strong coupling of nanomaterials!” 
2019-10-01 Four University of Sydney students used Zn-air batteries from our lab to build electric cars. They got the second place in Chem-E-Car competition during Chemeca 2019.
2019-10-01 Xinshi Zhang and Zengxia Pei’s article “Flexible zinc-ion hybrid fiber capacitors with ultrahigh energy density and long cycling life for wearable electronics” has been accepted by Small,
2019-10-01 Ms. Yanxi Yu joins our research group as a research Master student.
2019-09-​29 to 10-02 Several group members attend Chemeca 2019 in Sydney and gave invited talks and poster presentations. Yuan Chen served as Technical Committee Chair.
2019-09-25 Dr. Zengxia Pei was selected as one of the Australia’s top 40 researchers who are less than 10 years into their careers by The Australian newspaper.
2019-09-24 Fei Liu and Li Wei’s review article “Synthesis of graphene materials by electrochemical exfoliation: recent progress and future potential” is accepted by Carbon Energy.
2019-09-​23-26 Yuan Chen attended IUMRS-ICA meeting in Perth, gave an invited talk and chaired a session.
2019-09-17 Junsheng Chen, Li Wei and Asif Mahmood’s review article “Prussian blue, its analogues and their derived materials for electrochemical energy storage and conversion” is accepted by Energy Storage Materials.
2019-09-​16 to 19 Yuan Chen attended EMRS meeting in Warsaw, Poland and gave an invited talk.
2019-07-​21 to 26 Yuan Chen attended NT19 in Wurzburg, Germany and gave an invited talk. ​
2019-07-​14 to 19 Yuan Chen attended Carbon 2019 in Lexington and gave a keynote talk. 
2019-07-08 Mr. Zixun Yu  joins our research group as a PhD student.
2019-07-07 Yuan Chen attended RACI Carbon Innovation Conference 2019 in Melbourne and gave an invited talk.
​2019-07-01 Mr. Cheng Wang joins our research group as a PhD student. Mr. Chang Liu joins our research group as a research Master student.
2019-07-01 Prof. Feng Ding from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology visited our lab and gave a presentation. 
2019-06-25 to 28 Yuan Chen attended Graphene2019 in Rome and gave an invited talk. ​
2019-06-18 Prof. Mauricio Terrones from Pennsylvania State University visited our lab and gave a presentation.​
2019-06-06 to 07 Yuan Chen attended Carbon Science & Technology Workshop at Curtin University and gave a keynote talk. ​
2019-05-21 Dr. Shengli Zhai’s article “1D supercapacitors for emerging electronics: current status and future directions” has been accepted by Advanced Materials.
2019-05-20 Dr. Karahan has been awarded 2019 Carbon Journal Prize for “an outstanding Ph.D. thesis in carbon material science and technology” and Dr. Shengli Zhai has received a “Second place distinction”. ​
​2019-04-30 Dr. Huimin Liu’s article “Homogeneous, heterogeneous and biological catalysts for electrochemical N2 reduction towards NH3 under ambient conditions” has been accepted by ACS Catalysis.
2019-04-29 Dr. Nasir Mahmood from RMIT visited our group and gave a research talk. 
2019-04-16 Dr. Liang Wang’s article “Nanocarbon materials in water disinfection: state-of-the-art and future directions” has been accepted by Nanoscale.
​2019-04-02 Prof. Kun-Hong Lee from POSTECH visited our group and gave a research talk on “Toward high performance CNT fibers”.
​​2019-03-26 
Dr. Carla de Tomas from Curtin University visited our group and gave a research talk on “3D graphene networks from carbide-derived carbons”.
2019-03-22 Yuan Chen visited University of Newcastle and gave a research talk.
2019-03-20 Xiao Sui and Hongru Ding’s article “The roles of metal-organic frameworks in modulating water permeability of graphene oxide-based carbon membranes” has been accepted by Carbon.
2019-03-19 Dr Asif Mahmood joined our research group as a postdoctoral research fellow.
​2019-03-14 Chaojun Wang’s article “A core-sheath holey graphene/graphite composite fiber intercalated with MoS2 nanosheets for high-performance fiber supercapacitors” has been accepted by Electrochimica Acta.
2019-03-07 Prof. Shinya Hayami from Kumamoto University, Japan visited our group and gave a research talk on “Graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide hybrids”.
2019-02-22 Shengli Zhai’s review article “2D materials for 1D electrochemical energy storage devices” has been accepted by Energy Storage Materials.
2019-02-18 Ziwen Yuan’s article “Pressure-retarded membrane distillation for low-grade heat recovery: the critical roles of pressure-induced membrane deformation” has been accepted by Journal of Membrane Science.
2019-01-30 to 02-01​ Yuan Chen attended 2019 International Symposium on Future Materials at University of Wollongong. 
2019-01-25 Zheng Zhou and Dr Li Wei’s article “Big to small: ultrafine Mo2C particles derived from giant polyoxomolybdate clusters for hydrogen evolution reaction” has been accepted by Small.​
2019-01-11 Xuncai’s article “Cobalt nanoparticles confined in carbon cages derived from zeolitic imidazolate frameworks as efficient oxygen electrocatalysts for zinc-air battery” has been accepted by Batteries & Supercaps.


2018
2018-12-21 Yuan Chen gave a keynote talk at 11th Graphene Oxide Symposium Japan.
2018-12-20 ​Yuan Chen visited Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan and gave a talk.
2018-12-17 Yuan Chen visited University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and gave an invited talk.
​2018-12-08 
Adil Riaz’s article “Ultralow-platinum-loading nanocarbon hybrids for highly sensitive hydrogen peroxide detection” has been accepted by Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical. ​
2018-12-08 Xuncai Chen’s article “Ultrathin nickel boride nanosheets anchored on functionalized carbon nanotubes as bifunctional electrocatalysts for overall water splitting” has been accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
2018-12-06 to 07 Our research team hosted Australian Carbon Society Student Conference 2018 at The University of Sydney.
2018-12-05 Our research team hosted 1st Australian Zinc-air battery symposium at The University of Sydney.
​2018-11-01 Yuan Chen was selected a finalist for Supervisor of the Year 2018 by Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association.  ​
2018-09-21 ​
Dr Zengxia Pei won University of Sydney Postdoctoral Fellowship 2018.​
2018-09-13 ​Our review article “Microbe-derived carbon materials for electrical energy storage and conversion” was awarded the “2016 The Best Paper” by Journal of Energy Chemistry.
2018-09-10 Yuan Chen visited King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and gave a research talk.
2018-09-09 Yuan Chen visited Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi and gave a research talk.
2018-09-02 to 07 ​Yuan Chen and Zheng Zhou attended 69th Annal Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry in Bologna, Italy. Yuan Chen gave a keynote talk on fiber based supercapacitors. 
2018-07-24 Xuncai Chen, Zheng Zhou and Dr Li Wei’s review article “Recent advances in materials and design of electrochemically rechargeable zinc-air batteries” has been accepted by Small.
2018-07-20 Yuan Chen visited Beijing University of Chemical Technology, College of Energy and gave a research talk.
2018-07-15 to 20 Yuan Chen attended 19th International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes and Low-dimensional Materials at Peking University and a research talk.
2018-07-13 Yuan Chen visited Tsinghua University, School of Materials Science and Engineering and gave a research talk.
2018-07-13 Xuncai Chen receives The Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology Postgraduate Top-Up Scholarship.
2018-07-09 Dr Zengxia Pei joins our research group as a postdoctoral research fellow.
2018-07-09 Prof Zhengtang Luo from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology visited our research group and gave a research talk.
2018-07-09 to 10 Yuan Chen visited Tianjin University of Technology as Tianjin Thousands-Talent Plan Distinguished Expert (short-term).
2018-07-06 Prof Woo-Sik Kim from Kyung Hee University, South Korea visited our research group and gave a research talk.
2018-07-01 to 06 Yuan Chen, Huseyin Enis Karahan, Shengli Zhai, Xiao Sui, and Chaojun Wang attended the World Conference on Carbon in Madrid.
2018-07-01 Mr Junsheng Chen joins our research group as a new PhD student.
​2018-06-14 Ms Xiawei Pei from Tsinghua University visits our lab for three months as an exchange PhD student.
2018-06-10 Huseyin Enis Karahan receives this year’s the Brian Kelly Award by the British Carbon Group.
​2018-06-07 Materials Views China (in Chinese) reports our review on Advanced Healthcare Materials.
​2018-05-08 
Dr Javad Foroughi from the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute at the University of Wollongong visited and gave a research talk.
2018-05-04 Prof Nuo Yang from School of Energy and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China visited and gave a research talk.
2018-05-02 Shengli Zhai’s article “Nano-RuO2-decorated holey graphene composite fibers for micro-supercapacitors with ultrahigh energy density” has been accepted by Small.
​2018-04-17 
Our review was the most read article in Advanced Healthcare Materials last month. ​
2018-03-19 to 20 ​
Yuan Chen together University of Sydney engineering colleagues visited Nanyang Technological University. News about this visit.
2018-03-09 Cailiaoniu.com reports our review article published in Advanced Healthcare Materials.
​2018-03-01 Ms. Xinshi Zhang has joined us as a PhD student.
​2018-02-23 Shengli Zhai’s article “Ultrafast hydrothermal assembly of nanocarbon microfibers in near-critical water for 3D microsupercapacitors” has been accepted by Carbon.
​2018-02-05 Yuan Chen was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. 
​2018-01-31 
Yuan Chen attended ICONN2018 and gave a research talk. ​
2018-01-29 Karahan’s review article “Graphene materials in antimicrobial nanomedicine: current status and future perspectives” has been accepted by Advanced Healthcare Materials.
2018-01-15 Our mini-review titled “Antimicrobial graphene materials: the interplay of  complex material characteristics and competing mechanisms” has been accepted by Biomaterials Science.
2018-01-12 Songwen Tan and Xuncai Chen’s work “Spray drying assisted synthesis of porous carbons from whey powders for capacitive energy storage” has been accepted for publication in ENERGY.


2017
2017-12-18 Yuan Chen was elected as a Fellow Royal Australian Chemical Institute Chartered Chemist. (FRACI CChem).
​2017-12-17 to 19 Yuan Chen attended 2017 International Symposium on Porous Materials for Energy and Environment in Qingdao, China and gave a keynote talk. ​
2017-12-04 Xiao Sui has won a a Sydney Nano Research Collaboration Award to carry out collaborative work in Prof Deanna D’Alessandro’s lab in Chemistry. ​
2017-12-01 Dr Hong Wang’s work “Selective synthesis of single walled carbon nanotubes on  metal (iron, nickel or cobalt) sulfate-based catalysts” has been accepted for publication in CARBON.
2017-11-25 Yuan Chen attended Royal Australian Chemical Institute Annual Assembly on behalf of Carbon Division.
2017-11-18 to 21 Yuan Chen attended 1st International Conference on Energy Storage Materials in Shenzhen and gave an invited talk.
2017-11-17 Yuan Chen visited South China University of Technology and gave a research talk.
2017-11-16 Yuan Chen visited Sun Yat-Sen University and gave a research talk.
2017-11-10 Yuan Chen and Li Wei together with international collaborators (Prof Liming Dai and Prof Qiang Zhang) won an ARC discovery project titled “Layered and scrolled carbon materials for advancing energy storage systems”.
​2017-11-08 CARBON Virtual Special Issue: Carbons for wearable devices edited by Yuan Chen, Liming Dai and Yutaka Ohno has been published.​
2017-11-07 Mr. Hongru Ding from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China won 2018 Endeavour Research Fellowship by Australian Department of Education and Training to visit our research lab in 2018.
2017-11-02 Yaojie Lei’s paper “Metal-free bifunctional carbon electrocatalysts derived from zeolitic imidazolate framework for efficient water splitting” has been accepted by Materials Chemistry Frontiers.
2017-10-30 Dr. Li Wei received the Early Career Researcher and Newly Appointed Staff Development Fund from Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
​2017-10-18 Xuncai Chen’s paper “Milk powder-derived bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysts for rechargeable Zn-air battery” has been accepted by Energy Storage Materials. 
2017-10-02 Welcome Mr. Van Chinh Hoang, an USydIS scholar, joining our research group as a new PhD student.​
2017-09-05 Zheng Zhou’s paper “Hydrogen evolution reaction activity of nickel phosphide is highly sensitive to electrolyte pH” has been accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry A.
2017-08-28 Welcome Mr. Ziwen Yuan, an USydIS scholar, joining our research group as a new PhD student.​
2017-08-25 Prof Joe Shapter from Flinders University visited our lab and gave a talk on solar cell applications of carbon materials. ​
2017-08-18 Xinhua News Agency and Australian Associated Press report our work on Zn-air batteries. Other reports include: GizmodoEngineers AustraliaChannel NewsR&D MagazineInversePACE MagazineZDNet (Asia), PC Online (China),Tech Republic (US),Eastday (China),Wei Feng (China),IT Home (China),Science Daily (US), IT Wire,New Atlas (Canada),Livedoor News (Japan),New York Post (US), Neowin.net (US),Eastday (China),South Money (China),Australian Mining and Yahoo!reported University of Sydney researchers have discovered a three-stage method to overcome the problem of recharging zinc-air batteries. Lead author on the paper, Professor Yuan Chen from the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering was quoted. An AAP article syndicated across Nine News, NT News, The Courier Mail, Yahoo!7News, Herald Sun, Weekly Times Now, Towsville Bulletin, Cairns Post, The Mercury, The Daily Telegraph, Perth Now, Geelong Advertiser, Adelaide Now and News.com.au. Professor Chen was also interviewed on ABC Radio (Darwin, Alice Springs) about this research.
​2017-08-15 The University of Sydney publishes a news article about our recent work on Zn-air batteries. 
2017-08-01 Yuan Chen will serve as Chair for Australian Carbon Society and Asian Association of Carbon Groups​.
2017-07-23 to 28 Yuan Chen, Li Wei, Shengli Zhai, Xuncai Chen and Yaojie Lei attended Carbon 2017 conference in Melbourne, gave talks, presented posters and chaired multiple sessions.
2017-07-22 We hosted ​The International Symposium on Carbon Research Frontiers at The University of Sydney. 14 invited speakers around the world gave their visions on the future of carbon material research. ​
2017-07-17 
Li Wei’s paper “Amorphous bimetallic oxide-graphene hybrids as bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysts for rechargeable Zn-air battery” was accepted for publication on Advanced Materials.
2017-07-13 
Li Wei’s paper “Exploring the upper limit of single-walled carbon nanotube purity by multiple-cycle aqueous two-phase separation” was accepted for publication on Nanoscale.
2017-06-23 
Karahan won best poster awards at 9th International conference on materials for advanced technologies.
2017-06-05 Dr. Kunli Goh was awarded  “Second Place Distinction” in the competition for the 2017 Carbon Journal Prize.  The prize competition was for “an outstanding Ph.D. thesis in carbon materials science and technology”.
2017-05-31 Yuan Chen gave an invited talk at 231st ECS meeting and chaired a “carbon nanostructures for energy storage” session.
2017-04-07 Royal Chemical Society journal “Nanoscale” featured a cover image for our publication. ​
2017-04-04 Yuan Chen visited Prof John Zhu at School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland and gave a research talk.
2017-03-29 Welcome Mr. Chaojun Wang joining our research group as a new PhD student.​
2017-03-28 Yuan Chen gave a talk at Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Sydney.
2017-03-20 Welcome Ms. Xiao Sui, an FEIT scholar, joining our research group as a new PhD student.​
2017-02-10 Karahan won the SIMTech Student Poster Symposium competition 2017.
2017-02-01 Welcome Mr. Muhammad Adil Riaz, an University of Sydney scholar,  joining our research group as a new PhD student.
2017-01-19 Li Wei’s paper “A hierarchically porous nickel-copper phosphide nano-foam for efficient electrochemical splitting of water” was accepted for publication on Nanoscale.
​2017-01-11 Shengli Zhai’s paper “Hydrothermal assembly of micro-nano-integrated core-sheath carbon fibers for high-performance all-carbon micro-supercapacitors” was accepted for publication on Energy Storage Materials


2016
2016-12-22 
Our opinion paper “Controlling water transport inside carbon nanotubes” was accepted for publication on Nano Today.
​2016-12-13 to 15 Yuan Chen visited Nankai University, Tianjin University, Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin University of Technology and gave research talks.
2016-12-09 Yuan Chen visited Prof Bunshi Fugetsu’s lab at the University of Tokyo and gave a research talk.
2016-12-07 Yuan Chen gave an invited talk at the 43th annual conference of the carbon society of Japan in Chiba University.​
2016-12-06 Yuan Chen visited Dr. Kenji Hata’s CNT-Application Research Center, AIST, Japan.
2016-12-05 Yuan Chen visited Dr. Hiroaki Hatori’s research group at Research Institute of Energy Frontier, AIST, Japan and Prof. Junji Nakamura’ lab at University of Tsukuba.​
2016-11-26 Yuan Chen together with Liyong Tong and Luming Shen won Major Equipment Grant 2017 of Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
2016-11-26 ​Led by Rongkun Zheng, Yuan Chen together with Christopher Ling won The University of Sydney Equipment Grant 2016. ​
2016-11-18 Yuan Chen gave a talk at School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Flinders University of South Australia.
​2016-11-14 Yuan Chen gave a talk in “Advances in Biotechnology for Medical Applications Workshop” at Shanghai Jiangtong University, China.​
2016-11-10 Our publication “Scalable synthesis of hierarchically structured carbon nanotube-graphene fibres for capacitive energy storage” (Nature Nanotechnology 9[7]: 555-62, July 2014) is selected as a hot paper for materials science in Essential Science Indicators and featured on Science Research Connect blog. ​
2016-11-01 Yuan Chen received Level 3 Future Fellowship from Australian Research Council.​
2016-10-26 Prof. Ralph Krupke and Dr. Benjamin Flavel from Karlsruhe Institute of Nanotechnology, Germany visited us and gave a talk in the school.​
2016-09-28 Yuan Chen attended chemeca 2016 conference in Adelaide, gave two talks and chaired one material science session.​
2016-09-27 Elsevier China reports our review article on carbon nanomaterial based membranes. ​
2016-09-23Materials Today reports our review article on carbon nanomaterial based membranes.​
2016-09-06 Yang Yuan’s work “Smart poisoning of CoSiO2 catalysts by sulfidation for chirality-selective synthesis of (9,8) single-walled carbon nanotubes” has been accepted for publication on Nanoscale.
2016-08-24 
Kunli Goh’s review article “Carbon nanomaterials for advancing separation membranes: a strategic perspective” has been accepted for publication on Carbon.
​2016-08-12 Karahan’s work “Bacterial physiology is a key modulator of the antibacterial activity of graphene oxide” is published on Nanoscale.
2016-08-11 Yuan Chen attended NT16 conference in Vienna and gave an invited talk.
2016-07-27 Zheng Zhou (PhD student) and Yaojie Lei (Master student) joined our research group.
​2016-07-18 Yuan Chen visited Drexel University Nanomaterials group and gave a research talk.
2016-07-12 Yuan Chen attended CARBON 2016 conference and gave two research talks. ​
2016-07-07 Prof Chi-Chang Hu from National Tsing Hua University visited our lab. 
2016-07-05 Yuan Chen attended Energy Future Conference 2016, gave an invited talk, and chaired Electrochemical Energy Storage session. Li Wei and Shengli Zhai gave poster and oral presentations. 
2016-06-28 Prof Liming Dai from Case Western Reserve University visited our lab.
​2016-06-27 Kunli Goh was interviewed by NTU postgraduate student association. (Link in Chinese)
​2016-06-08 Congratulate Nilay Duzen (a research exchange student in our group in 2015) on being admitted to Cornell Materials Science PhD program.
2016-05-03 Global Medical Discovery reports our work on antibacterial activity of graphene oxide.
2016-03-30 Kunli Goh’s work “Sandwich-architectured poly(lactic acid)-graphene composite food packaging films”  is accepted for publication on ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
2016-03-22 Yuan Chen joins Editorial Board of “nanomaterials”.
2016-03-16 Materials Views China reports our work on antibacterial activity of graphene oxide.
2016-03-12 Yuan Chen won a clean, intelligent energy networks cluster grant from Faculty of Engineering & IT of the University of Sydney.
2016-03-10 Nanda M. Htin and Feimo Zhang from Hwa Chong Institution have won Singapore Science and Engineering Fair 2016 Gold Award for their project “Fabrication of novel graphene-based poly-lactic acid film as an effective and environmentally friendly food packaging” done in our lab.
2016-03-09 Welcome Mr. Xuncai Chen, an IRPS/APA scholar,  joining our research group as a new PhD student.
2016-02-12 Shengli Zhai’s review article “Textile energy storage: structural design concepts, material selection and future perspectives” has been accepted by Energy Storage Materials. ​
2016-01-16 
Congratulate Qihui Qian on being admitted to MIT Chem Eng PhD program. 


2015
2015-12-17 Yuan Chen published an editorial review together with editors of CARBON. “Carbon science in 2016: Status, challenges and perspectives“.
2015-12-03 Wenchao Jiang’s work “Space-confined assembly of all-carbon hybrid fibers for capacitive energy storage: Realizing built-to-order concept for micro-supercapacitors” has been accepted by Energy & Environmental Science.
2015-12-01 Yuan Chen has joined School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Sydney.