Professor Dewei Chu

Professor Dewei Chu

School of Materials Science & Engineering

Professional Experience: 

  • Professor, The University of New South Wales, 01/2021~
  • Associate Professor, The University of New South Wales, 01/2018~12/2020
  • ARC Future Fellow, The University of New South Wales, 10/2014~
  • Senior Lecturer, The University of Technology, Sydney, 03/2014-09/2014
  • Australian Postdoctoral Fellow (APD), The University of New South Wales, 04/2011-03/2014
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, 11/2010-03/2011
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, 07/2008-10/2010


  • Ph.D (Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, July 2008).

Research Contributions: 

  • Oxide nanomaterials 
  • Nanoelectronics, including random access memories, transparent thin film transistors, and electric double layer transistors, etc.
  • Functional ceramics
  • Energy storage materials and devices
  • Ink-jet printed nanodevices

Teaching Contributions: 

MATS3001; MATS4005; MATS6002; MATS6108

Honours, Awards and Memberships: 

  • ARC Future Fellowship from Australian Research Council, 2014-2018
  • ARC Postdoctoral (APD) Fellowship from Australian Research Council, 2011-2014
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010-2011
  • Dongsheng Yan Scholarship for outstanding students of SICCAS, 2007
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E10, Room 244 School of Materials Science & Engineering
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Guan P; Zhu R; Hu G; Patterson R; Chen F; Liu C; Zhang S; Feng Z; Jiang Y; Wan T; Hu L; Li M; Xu Z; Xu H; Han Z; Chu D, 2022, 'Recent Development of Moisture-Enabled-Electric Nanogenerators', Small, pp. e2204603,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Guan P; Zhou L; Yu Z; Sun Y; Liu Y; Wu F; Jiang Y; Chu D, 2019, 'Recent progress of surface coating on cathode materials for high-performance lithium-ion batteries', Journal of Energy Chemistry,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Wen X; Jin X; Wang F; You Y; Chu D; Zetterlund P; Joshi R, 2019, 'Cation-Induced Coagulation in Graphene Oxide Suspensions', Materials Today Chemistry
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zhang X; Marianov A; Jiang Y; Cazorla C; Chu D, 2019, 'Hierarchically Constructed Silver Nanowire@Nickel-Iron Layered Double Hydroxide Nanostructures for Electrocatalytic Water Splitting', ACS Applied Nano Materials,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zhou L; Jiang Y; Chu D, 2019, 'Synthesis and dielectric properties of printable strontium titanate/polyvinylpyrrolidone nanocomposites', Materials Research Express, vol. 6,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zhu Y; Chen J; Wan T; Peng S; Huang S; Jiang Y; Li S; Chu D, 2019, 'Convertible Insulator-Conductor Transition in Silver Nanowire Networks: Engineering the Nanowire Junctions', ACS Applied Electronic Materials,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Pan Y; Ren H; Du H; Cao F; Jiang Y; Du H; Chu D, 2018, 'Active Site Engineering by Surface Sulfurization for Highly Efficient Oxygen Evolution Reaction: A Case Study of Co3O4 Electrocatalysts', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 6, pp. 22497 - 22502,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Zhu Y; Wan T; Wen X; Chu D; Jiang Y, 2018, 'Tunable Type I and II heterojunction of CoOx nanoparticles confined in g-C3N4 nanotubes for photocatalytic hydrogen production', Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, vol. 244, pp. 814 - 822,
    Journal articles | 2014
    Bak T; Chu D; Francis AR; Li W; Nowotny J, 2014, 'Concentration of electrons at grain boundaries in TiO2 (rutile): Impact on charge transport and reactivity', Catalysis Today, vol. 224, pp. 200 - 208,
    Journal articles | 2014
    Chu D; Lashgari H; Jiang Y; Ferry M; Laws K; Xie S; Sun H; Li S, 2014, 'Recent progress in high Bs and low Hc Fe-based nanocrystalline alloys', Nanotechnology Reviews, vol. 3, pp. 153 - 159,

I have been working on nanoionic materials for the applications of information and energy storage devices. I am leading the Nanoionic Materials Group at UNSW with 24 researchers. My laboratory is focusing on design, fabrication and printing of  nanoionic materials for nanoelectronics (including sensors, memories and transistors), as well as energy storage and conversion materials (including supercapacitor electrodes, solid-state electrolytes, and electro-catalysts). My group targets to develop solution processed, printable and flexible nanoionic materials for cost-effective and energy-efficient wearable electronics, such as wearable sensors for healthcare monitoring, energy harvesting devices ( moisture electric generator) and energy storage devices ( Zn ion batteries and seawater batteries) as well as artificial synaptic devices.


My Research Supervision

Currently supervising 21 HDR students.

My Teaching