University of Adelaide, Australia
Professor Shizhang Qiao is chair professor at the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, and the founding director of the Centre for Materials in Energy and Catalysis, University of Adelaide. His research expertise is in nanostructured materials for electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, batteries and other new energy technologies. He has co-authored more than 485 papers in refereed journals, including Nature, Nature Energy, Nature Materials, Nature Catalysis, Nature Communications, Science Advances, Angew Chem Int Ed, J. Am. Chem. Soc, Advanced Materials.
For his research achievements, Professor Qiao has received several awards including the South Australian Scientist of Year award (2021), Inaugural Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research (University of Adelaide, 2019), Australian Laureate Fellow (2017), ExxonMobil Award (2016), an ARC Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA, 2013), 2013 Emerging Researcher Award (The American Chemical Society, Division of Energy and Fuels) and UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award (2008). He has also been awarded an inaugural UQ Mid-Career Research Fellowship, a prestigious ARC ARF Fellowship and an ARC APD Fellowship.
Professor Qiao is a Fellow of the International Institute of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE), Royal Chemical Society (FRSC) and Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI CChem). He is a Clarivate Analytics/Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher in two categories (Chemistry and Materials Science).