Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Shen Zexiang
Associate Dean (Interdisciplinary Programme) Graduate College
Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences - Division of Physics & Applied Physics
Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering
Prof Shen is with the School of Physical and Mathematical Sceinces since the School started in 2005. He is currently the Asscoiate Chair for Academic and Graduate Studies. He received his Bachelor degree in Physics from Jilin University, and Ph.D. degrees from the King's College, University of London respectively. He has published over 200 research papers in international journals.
Raman spectroscopy and microscopy
Graphene and graphene composite materials for electric energy storage - Li & Na ion batteries, supercapacitors
flexible battery for bendable electronics

Nano Science and Nano Technology
Optical and electronic properties of 2D materials
Optical study of perovskite materials
Ultra low wavenember Raman spectroscopy
High pressure study
Theoretical simulation of graphene, 2D materials, and perovskites

Industrial collaborators:

Johnson Matthey, UK
Elbit Systems, Israel
Thales, France
Akzo Nobel, Netherlands
Wintech Nano
  • Perovskite-Based Heterostructures with Tunable Novel Optoelectronic Properties and Applications
  • Wide temperature-range supercapacitors, from electrode materials design to energy storage mechanism.
US2014-0087192A1: Conducting Polymer/Graphene-Based Material Composites, And Methods For Preparing The Composites (2017)
Abstract: A composite comprising a conducting polymer and a graphene-based material is provided. The composite includes a graphene-based material doped with nitrogen or having a nitrogen-containing species grafted thereon, and a conducting polymer arranged on the graphene-based material. Methods of preparing the composite, and electrodes formed from the composite are also provided.

US 2022/0037675 A1: Catalyst For Rechargeable Energy Storage Devices And Method For Making The Same (2024)
Abstract: According to various aspects of the present disclosure, a catalyst for rechargeable energy storage devices having a first transition metal and a second transition metal, wherein the first and second transition metals are formed on carbon nanotubes, the carbon nanotubes are doped with nitrogen and phosphorous, wherein the carbon nanotubes have edges and interlayer spaces and are axially aligned, and the first and second transition metals form bimetal centers, wherein the bimetal centers may be uniformly distributed catalytic active sites located at the edges or the interlayer spaces of the carbon nanotubes providing intercalated layers. The present FeCo—NPCNTs are a morphology-dependent catalyst that provides effective performance for bifunctional oxygen reduction reaction and oxygen evolution reaction in metal-air-cells and fuel cells.