Mr Xinyue Wen
Casual Academic

Mr Xinyue Wen

School of Materials Science & Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy (September 2019-Present)
UNSW, Sydney, Australia
• Research Area: Application of carbon-based 2D materials.
• Supervisors: A/Prof. Rakesh Joshi, Prof. Veena Sahajwalla.
• Expected graduation date: 08/12/2023.

Master of Philosophy (February 2018-August 2019)
UNSW, Sydney, Australia
• Research Area: The application of graphene oxide for water treatment.
• Thesis Title: Colloidal behavior and membrane application of graphene oxide (nominated to Dean’s Award).
• Supervisors: Dr. Rakesh Joshi, Prof. Vicki Chen, Prof. Veena Sahajwalla.

Master of Materials Technology (February 2016-February 2018)
UNSW, Sydney, Australia
• Major: Materials Technology
• Related Coursework: Fundamentals of materials processing, physical properties of materials, presentation skills for materials technology.
• Thesis Title: Graphene oxide membranes for forward osmosis.
• Supervisor: Dr. Rakesh Joshi.

Bachelor of Engineering (September 2011-June 2015)
Tongji University, Shanghai, China
• Major: Materials Science and Engineering
• Related Coursework: Fundamentals of materials science, fundamental of materials engineering, materials characterization methods.

Hilmer Building Level 3

• Accomplished and seasoned materials scientist with a broad interdisciplinary background in 2D nanomaterials, membrane science, water purification and energy storage.
• Proficient in advanced manufacturing of novel 2D materials-based composites and innovative membranes.
• First named inventor of patent for novel graphene membrane manufacturing.
• 5 years research assistant at School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW.
• 5 years working experience with industry partners: key member of the collaborative research projects with Australian and Global industries including Sydney Water, SVSR Pty Ltd and Baxter International.

Research Assistant (February 2017-present)
School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
• Advanced manufacturing of novel graphene-based membrane.
• Design of filtration apparatus for natural organic matters removal.
• Presenting demo to industry partners on the working principles of the filtration apparatus.
• Laboratory scale of graphene-based membrane for water purification.
• Scale up of laboratory filtration apparatus for real industry application.
• Preparation of patent on advanced membrane manufacturing as first inventor.

Teaching Assistant (September 2019-present)
School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
• Providing tutorial to undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
• Giving demonstrations and presentations to students for laboratory works.
• Help course coordinators arrange and mark assignments and examinations.

Internship (July 2015-October 2015)
Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Lanzhou, Gansu, China
• Manufacturing of scientific instrument for anti-friction properties test of various metal samples.
• Collection of anti-friction data for optimizing the testing conditions.
• Provide technical support and demo to customers on the operation and parameter adjusting of the instrument.

Internship (November 2017-January 2018)
Yiwu Center for Functional Materials, Chinese Academy of Science, Yiwu, Zhejiang, China
• Understanding the novel fabrication approach of nanomaterials based wearable devices.
• Carry out experiments on the carbon nanotubes using wet spinning.
• Testing the conductivity of carbon nanotubes in the wearable devices.

Visiting Scholar (February 2021-November 2021)
Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry (TIPC), Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China