Dr Qingfeng Zhai

Dr Qingfeng Zhai

Postdoctoral Fellow
Engineering
School of Chemical Engineering

 

Dr Qingfeng Zhai is currently an ARC DECRA Fellow at the Australia Carbon Materials Centre (A-CMC), School of Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney). Dr Zhai received his PhD degree from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (Changchun, China) in 2018, with his research focusing on the fabrication of various high-efficiency electrochemical sensors. From 2018 to 2020, Dr Zhai worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Monash University, developing highly flexible energy storage and sensing devices for wearable applications. After that, Dr Zhai moved to UNSW Sydney, working under the supervision of Prof. Liming Dai as a senior Postdoctoral Research fellow. Currently, his research focuses on carbon-based materials for electrocatalysis and sensing applications. This includes using the advanced in-situ characterization technique, such as electrochemical scanning tunneling microscope (EC-STM), for the catalytic mechanism study from the atomic scale, as well as screening or developing highly efficient carbon catalysts for diverse applications, including energy conversion and green chemistry.

Location
640 Hilmer Building (E10)
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Tang J; Christofferson AJ; Sun J; Zhai Q; Kumar PV; Yuwono JA; Tajik M; Meftahi N; Tang J; Dai L; Mao G; Russo SP; Kaner RB; Rahim MA; Kalantar-Zadeh K, 2024, 'Dynamic configurations of metallic atoms in the liquid state for selective propylene synthesis', Nature Nanotechnology, 19, pp. 306 - 310, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41565-023-01540-x
    Journal articles | 2024
    Zhang X; Zhu X; Bo S; Chen C; Zhai Q; Li S; Tu X; Zheng J; Wang D; Wei X; Chen W; Wang T; Li Y; Liu Q; Jiang SP; Dai L; Wang S, 2024, 'Selective nitrogen fixation via Janus C-N coupling in co-electrolysis', Chem, 10, pp. 1516 - 1527, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chempr.2024.01.025
    Journal articles | 2023
    Lu Y; Yong Z; Gong S; Shi Q; Lin F; Zhai Q; Wang R; Cheng W, 2023, 'Pd-conformally coated, one-end-embedded gold nanowire percolation network for intrinsically stretchable, epidermal tattoo fuel cell', Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2022.114924
    Journal articles | 2023
    Zhai Q; Xia Z; Dai L, 2023, 'Unifying the origin of catalytic activities for carbon-based metal-free electrocatalysts', Catalysis Today, 418, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2023.114129
    Journal articles | 2022
    Leverett J; Tran-Phu T; Yuwono JA; Kumar P; Kim C; Zhai Q; Han C; Qu J; Cairney J; Simonov AN; Hocking RK; Dai L; Daiyan R; Amal R, 2022, 'Tuning the Coordination Structure of Cu-N-C Single Atom Catalysts for Simultaneous Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 and NO3 to Urea', Advanced Energy Materials, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.202201500
    Journal articles | 2022
    Paul R; Zhai Q; Roy AK; Dai L, 2022, 'Charge transfer of carbon nanomaterials for efficient metal‐free electrocatalysis', Interdisciplinary Materials, 1, pp. 28 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/idm2.12010
    Journal articles | 2022
    Zhai Q; Wang X; Hu C; Zhu L; Zhang C; Dai L, 2022, 'Label-free electrochemical immunosensor for highly sensitive COVID-19 spike protein detection', Sensors and Actuators Reports, 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.snr.2022.100124
    Journal articles | 2021
    Wang R; Zhai Q; An T; Gong S; Cheng W, 2021, 'Stretchable gold fiber-based wearable textile electrochemical biosensor for lactate monitoring in sweat', Talanta, 222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2020.121484
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhai Q; Pan Y; Dai L, 2021, 'Carbon-Based Metal-Free Electrocatalysts: Past, Present, and Future', Accounts of Materials Research, 2, pp. 1239 - 1250, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/accountsmr.1c00190
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhai Q; Wang R; Lyu Q; Liu Y; Yap LW; Gong S; Cheng W, 2021, 'Mechanically-gated electrochemical ionic channels with chemically modified vertically aligned gold nanowires', iScience, 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.103307
    Journal articles | 2020
    Cheng W; Ling Y; Lyu Q; Zhai Q; Zhu B; Gong S; Zhang T; Dyson J, 2020, 'Design of stretchable holey gold biosensing electrode for real-time cell monitoring', ACS Sensors, 5, pp. 3165 - 3171, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssensors.0c01297
    Journal articles | 2020
    Gong S; Du S; Kong J; Zhai Q; Lin F; Liu S; Cameron NR; Cheng W, 2020, 'Skin-Like Stretchable Fuel Cell Based on Gold-Nanowire-Impregnated Porous Polymer Scaffolds', Small, 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smll.202003269
    Journal articles | 2020
    Wang R; Zhai Q; Zhao Y; An T; Gong S; Guo Z; Shi QQ; Yong Z; Cheng W, 2020, 'Stretchable gold fiber-based wearable electrochemical sensor toward pH monitoring', Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 8, pp. 3655 - 3660, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9tb02477h
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zhai Q; Liu Y; Wang R; Wang Y; Lyu Q; Gong S; Wang J; Simon GP; Cheng W, 2020, 'Intrinsically Stretchable Fuel Cell Based on Enokitake-Like Standing Gold Nanowires', Advanced Energy Materials, 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201903512
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zhai Q; Xiang F; Cheng F; Sun Y; Yang X; Lu W; Dai L, 2020, 'Recent advances in flexible/stretchable batteries and integrated devices', Energy Storage Materials, 33, pp. 116 - 138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ensm.2020.07.003
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zhai Q; Yap LW; Wang R; Gong S; Guo Z; Liu Y; Lyu Q; Wang J; Simon GP; Cheng W, 2020, 'Vertically Aligned Gold Nanowires as Stretchable and Wearable Epidermal Ion-Selective Electrode for Noninvasive Multiplexed Sweat Analysis', Analytical Chemistry, 92, pp. 4647 - 4655, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.0c00274
    Journal articles | 2019
    Gong S; Yap LW; Zhu B; Zhai Q; Liu Y; Lyu Q; Wang K; Yang M; Ling Y; Lai DTH; Marzbanrad F; Cheng W, 2019, 'Local Crack-Programmed Gold Nanowire Electronic Skin Tattoos for In-Plane Multisensor Integration', Advanced Materials, 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201903789
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ling Y; Gong S; Zhai Q; Wang Y; Zhao Y; Yang M; Cheng W, 2019, 'Embedding Pinhole Vertical Gold Nanowire Electronic Skins for Braille Recognition', Small, 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smll.201804853
    Journal articles | 2019
    Lyu Q; Zhai Q; Dyson J; Gong S; Zhao Y; Ling Y; Chandrasekaran R; Dong D; Cheng W, 2019, 'Real-Time and In-Situ Monitoring of H2O2 Release from Living Cells by a Stretchable Electrochemical Biosensor Based on Vertically Aligned Gold Nanowires', Analytical Chemistry, 91, pp. 13521 - 13527, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.9b02610
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zhai Q; Cheng W, 2019, 'Soft and stretchable electrochemical biosensors', Materials Today Nano, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mtnano.2019.100041
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zhai Q; Gong S; Wang Y; Lyu Q; Liu Y; Ling Y; Wang J; Simon GP; Cheng W, 2019, 'Enokitake Mushroom-like Standing Gold Nanowires toward Wearable Noninvasive Bimodal Glucose and Strain Sensing', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 11, pp. 9724 - 9729, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b19383
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zhao Y; Zhai Q; Dong D; An T; Gong S; Shi Q; Cheng W, 2019, 'Highly Stretchable and Strain-Insensitive Fiber-Based Wearable Electrochemical Biosensor to Monitor Glucose in the Sweat', Analytical Chemistry, 91, pp. 6569 - 6576, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.9b00152
    Journal articles | 2018
    Fan Y; Xing H; Zhai Q; Fan D; Li J; Wang E, 2018, 'Chemiluminescence of CsPbBr3 Perovskite Nanocrystal on the Hexane/Water Interface', Analytical Chemistry, 90, pp. 11651 - 11657, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.8b03249
    Journal articles | 2018
    Xing H; Zhai Q; Zhang X; Li J; Wang E, 2018, 'Boron Nitride Quantum Dots as Efficient Coreactant for Enhanced Electrochemiluminescence of Ruthenium(II) Tris(2,2′-bipyridyl)', Analytical Chemistry, 90, pp. 2141 - 2147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.7b04428
    Journal articles | 2018
    Zhai Q; Wang Y; Gong S; Ling Y; Yap LW; Liu Y; Wang J; Simon GP; Cheng W, 2018, 'Vertical Gold Nanowires Stretchable Electrochemical Electrodes', Analytical Chemistry, 90, pp. 13498 - 13505, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.8b03423
    Journal articles | 2018
    Zhai Q; Xing H; Fan D; Zhang X; Li J; Wang E, 2018, 'Gold-silver bimetallic nanoclusters with enhanced fluorescence for highly selective and sensitive detection of glutathione', Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 273, pp. 1827 - 1832, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2018.05.145
    Journal articles | 2018
    Zhang X; Jing Y; Zhai Q; Yu Y; Xing H; Li J; Wang E, 2018, 'Point-of-Care Diagnoses: Flexible Patterning Technique for Self-Powered Wearable Sensors', Analytical Chemistry, 90, pp. 11780 - 11784, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.8b02838
    Journal articles | 2017
    Xing H; Zhang X; Zhai Q; Li J; Wang E, 2017, 'Bipolar Electrode Based Reversible Fluorescence Switch Using Prussian Blue/Au Nanoclusters Nanocomposite Film', Analytical Chemistry, 89, pp. 3867 - 3872, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.7b00246
    Journal articles | 2017
    Zhai Q; Fan D; Zhang X; Li J; Wang E, 2017, 'Dual-electrochromic bipolar electrode-based universal platform for the construction of various visual advanced logic devices', NPG Asia Materials, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/am.2017.132
    Journal articles | 2017
    Zhai Q; Li J; Wang E, 2017, 'Recent Advances Based on Nanomaterials as Electrochemiluminescence Probes for the Fabrication of Sensors', ChemElectroChem, 4, pp. 1639 - 1650, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/celc.201600898
    Journal articles | 2017
    Zhai Q; Xing H; Zhang X; Li J; Wang E, 2017, 'Enhanced Electrochemiluminescence Behavior of Gold-Silver Bimetallic Nanoclusters and Its Sensing Application for Mercury(II)', Analytical Chemistry, 89, pp. 7788 - 7794, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.7b01897
    Journal articles | 2017
    Zhang X; Zhai Q; Xing H; Li J; Wang E, 2017, 'Bipolar Electrodes with 100% Current Efficiency for Sensors', ACS Sensors, 2, pp. 320 - 326, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssensors.7b00031
    Journal articles | 2017
    Zhu X; Zhai Q; Gu W; Li J; Wang E, 2017, 'High-Sensitivity Electrochemiluminescence Probe with Molybdenum Carbides as Nanocarriers for α-Fetoprotein Sensing', Analytical Chemistry, 89, pp. 12108 - 12114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.7b02701
    Journal articles | 2016
    Fan D; Zhai Q; Zhou W; Zhu X; Wang E; Dong S, 2016, 'A label-free colorimetric aptasensor for simple, sensitive and selective detection of Pt (II) based on platinum (II)-oligonucleotide coordination induced gold nanoparticles aggregation', Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 85, pp. 771 - 776, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2016.05.080
    Journal articles | 2016
    Fan D; Zhu J; Zhai Q; Wang E; Dong S, 2016, 'Cascade DNA logic device programmed ratiometric DNA analysis and logic devices based on a fluorescent dual-signal probe of a G-quadruplex DNAzyme', Chemical Communications, 52, pp. 3766 - 3769, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5cc10556k
    Journal articles | 2016
    Fan D; Zhu X; Zhai Q; Wang E; Dong S, 2016, 'Polydopamine Nanotubes as an Effective Fluorescent Quencher for Highly Sensitive and Selective Detection of Biomolecules Assisted with Exonuclease III Amplification', Analytical Chemistry, 88, pp. 9158 - 9165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.6b02282
    Journal articles | 2016
    Zhai Q; Jiang H; Zhang X; Li J; Wang E, 2016, 'Smart modification of the single conical nanochannel to fabricate dual-responsive ion gate by self-initiated photografting and photopolymerization', Talanta, 149, pp. 280 - 284, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2015.11.063
    Journal articles | 2016
    Zhai Q; Zhang X; Han Y; Zhai J; Li J; Wang E, 2016, 'A Nanoscale Multichannel Closed Bipolar Electrode Array for Electrochemiluminescence Sensing Platform', Analytical Chemistry, 88, pp. 945 - 951, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.5b03685
    Journal articles | 2016
    Zhai Q; Zhang X; Li J; Wang E, 2016, 'Molybdenum carbide nanotubes: A novel multifunctional material for label-free electrochemical immunosensing', Nanoscale, 8, pp. 15303 - 15308, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6nr03608b
    Journal articles | 2016
    Zhai Q; Zhang X; Xia Y; Li J; Wang E, 2016, 'Electrochromic sensing platform based on steric hindrance effects for CEA detection', Analyst, 141, pp. 3985 - 3988, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6an00675b
    Journal articles | 2016
    Zhang X; Zhai Q; Xu L; Li J; Wang E, 2016, 'Paper-based electrochemiluminescence bipolar conductivity sensing mechanism: A critical supplement for the bipolar system', Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 781, pp. 15 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jelechem.2016.07.009
    Journal articles | 2016
    Zhang X; Zhang L; Zhai Q; Gu W; Li J; Wang E, 2016, 'Self-Powered Bipolar Electrochromic Electrode Arrays for Direct Displaying Applications', Analytical Chemistry, 88, pp. 2543 - 2547, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.6b00054
    Journal articles | 2015
    Zhai Q; Wang J; Jiang H; Wei Q; Wang E, 2015, 'Bare conical nanopore embedded in polymer membrane for Cr(III) sensing', Talanta, 140, pp. 219 - 225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2015.03.035
    Journal articles | 2014
    Zhai Q; Du B; Feng R; Xu W; Wei Q, 2014, 'A highly sensitive gas sensor based on Pd-doped Fe3O4 nanoparticles for volatile organic compounds detection', Analytical Methods, 6, pp. 886 - 892, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ay41867g
    Journal articles | 2014
    Zhai Q; Zhang S; Jiang H; Wei Q; Wang E; Wang J, 2014, 'Biomimetic nanopore for sensitive and selective detection of Hg(II) in conjunction with single-walled carbon nanotubes', Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2, pp. 6371 - 6377, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4tb00844h
    Journal articles | 2013
    Yang L; Zhai Q; Li G; Jiang H; Han L; Wang J; Wang E, 2013, 'A light transmission technique for pore size measurement in track-etched membranes', Chemical Communications, 49, pp. 11415 - 11417, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3cc45841e

  • $414k ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Fellowship. "In-situ Imaging and Detecting Electron Transfer for Single Site Reaction", 2024-2026 (CI)

  • Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship, 2024-2026