Zhaojun Han

Dr Zhaojun Han
Senior Lecturer
School of Chemical Engineering and School Mechanical Engineering (joint appointment)
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Room 519, Science and Engineering Builiding (SEB)

Dr Han is a Senior Lecturer at School of Chemical Engineering and School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.
Dr Han received his B.Eng degree in 2004 from School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He then obtained his PhD degree from the same school in 2009, under the supervision of Prof. Beng Kang Tay. His PhD studies focused on fabricating conductive polymer nanocomposites using plasma-immersion ion implantation (PIII) technique.
During 2009-2012, Dr Han completed his Office of Chief Executive (OCE) postdoctoral fellow at CSIRO Lindfield. His postdoctoral research was on the synthesis and applications of carbon nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes and graphene.
He then became Research Scientist and Senior Research Scientist in 2012 and 2015, respectively, with research oriented to energy storage devices such as supercapacitors and batteries.
Since 2019, Dr Han held part-time (50%) Senior Lecturer position at School of Chemical Engineering and School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UNSW Sydney, and Senior Research Scientist (50%) at CSIRO Lindfield, with strong research interest in developing nanomaterials for energy storage and conversion, plasma nanofabrication, electrochemistry, and advanced catalysts for hydrogen and CO2 reduction, under the newly established CSIRO-UNSW Joint Laboratory.


My Grants

  • Single-atom catalysis on vertical graphene for hydrogen energy (co-CI), CAS-CSIRO Business-As-Usual (BAU) project fund, 2019 – 2022.
  • Industry PhD programme on magnesium-based nanostructures (co-supervisor), 2018 – 2022.
  • Graphene electronics for wireless communications and sensing (co-CI), CSIRO Research Office, 2018 – 2021.
  • High-energy-density aqueous supercapacitors (CI), CSIRO Research Office, 2018 – 2021.
  • High-performance hydrogen generation by 3D nanocomposite (CI), CSIRO Hydrogen Energy System (H2ES) Future Science Platform (FSP), 2018.
  • N-doped vertical graphene with metal hydride for hydrogen storage (CI), CSIRO Hydrogen Energy System (H2ES) Future Science Platform (FSP), 2018.
  • Printable graphene inks (PI), CSIRO Research Office, 2015 – 2018.
  • Julius career award (CI), CSIRO Research Office, 2014 – 2017.
  • Sub-nanoporous graphenes for clean water technologies (PI), CSIRO Office of Chief Executive Science Team, 2014 – 2017.
  • Carbon nanotube-based supercapacitors: breaking the energy density limits (CI), Australian Research Council, 2013 – 2016.

My Qualifications

  • 2009 Ph.D, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 2004 B. Eng. (1st Class), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

My Awards

  • Australia-China Young Scientists Exchange Program Award, Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (2017)
  • Global Connection Fund Priming Grant Award, Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (2016)
  • Finalist team member in The Australian Innovation Challenge (2015)
  • Julius Career Award (2014)
  • Discovery Early-Career Researcher Award, Australian Research Council (2013)
  • CSIRO Advanced Acceleration Reward (2013)
  • Engineering Achievement Award, Institution of Engineers Singapore (2007)
  • SM3 Undergraduate Scholarship, Singaporean Ministry of Education (1999)

My Research Activities

  • Energy storage and conversion, such as supercapacitors, batteries, and hydrogen generation
  • Materials synthesis and nanotechnology, such as carbon nanomaterials and 2D materials
  • Plasma processes, such as plasma fabrication and functionalisation

 For full list of publications go to Google Scholar's profile

PhD Projects available

A PhD stipend for 3.5 years (RTP rate) is available for successful Tuition Free Scholarship (TFS) holder interested in the following project: