Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Shen Zexiang

Associate Dean (Interdisciplinary Programme) Graduate College
Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering
Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences - Division of Physics & Applied Physics

Prof Shen Zexiang

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.
Research Interests
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
Current Projects
  • Commercial Scale Prototyping and Licensing of Graphene-Based Supercapacitor Materials
  • Development of Sub Diffraction Limit Spatial Resolution of Raman Spectroscopy by Means of Near-Field Enhancement by the Photonic Nanojets Produced by Dielectric Microspheres
  • Effects of Dimensionality and Organic Cations on Optoelectronic Properties in Hybrid Low-Dimensional Perovskites
  • Evaluation of Lisit Separator Material
  • Evaluation of Lisit Separator Material
  • Femto-Second Mode-locked Laser with Stable Broadband Frequency Comb
  • Fibre-Drawing Nanomanufacturing
  • Flexible Energy Storage Devices Based on Carbonaceous Electrode Support
  • Graphene-Based Composite Electrode Materials for Lithium Ion Battery Applications
  • Graphene-Based Supercapacitors
  • Graphene-based Composite Electrode Materials for Lithium Ion Battery Applications
  • Holey Graphene-Blanketd Si Electrode Materials for Lithium Ion Battery Applications
  • Integrated Multi-Colour Nano Light Source Based on Plasmonic/2D TMD Nanostructures
  • Integrated Multi-Colour Nano Light Source based on Plasmonic/2D TMD Nanostructures
  • Investigation of nano-structures and devices using novel near-field imaging techniques
  • NTU with Moscow State University and Russian Academy ofSciences Research Collaboration
  • Near-Field Scanning Raman Microscopy and Development of Femto-Second Laser with Stabilized Broadband Frequency Comb
  • Optical Nanoscopy and study of nano-materials devices
  • Plasma Decoration of Suspended Graphene for Novel Electronic Applications
  • Pressure-modulated structural, electronic and optical properties in nano-materials
  • Quantum and Topological Nanophotonics
  • Stacking-Modulated Interlayer Coupling in Van Der Waals Heterostructures
  • Study of Perovskite Materials
  • Testing of Lisit Separator Materials
Selected Publications
  • C. L. Du, Y. M. You, J. Kasim, Z. H. Ni, T. Yu, C. P. Wong, H. M. Fan, and Z. X. Shen. (2008). Confocal White Light Reflection Imaging for Characterization of Metal Nanostructures. Optics Communications, 281, 5360-5363.
  • YM You, CL Du, Y Ma, J Kasim, T Yu, ZX Shen. (2008). Near-field coupling effect on far-field inelastic scattering imaging of Au nanoparticles. Nanotechnology, 19, 395705.
  • H. S. Tan, S. R. Kulkarni, T. Cahyadi, P. S. Lee, S. G. Mhaisalkar, J. Kasim, Z. X. Shen, and F. R. Zhu. (2008). Solution-processed trilayer inorganic dielectric for high performanceflexible organic field effect transistors. Applied Physics Letters, 93, 183503.
  • Zhiqiang Luo, Sanhua Lim, YumengYou, Jianmin Miao,Hao Gong, Jixuan Zhang, ShanzhongWang, Jianyi Lin and Zexiang Shen. (2008). Effect of ion bombardment on the synthesis of vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition. Nanotechnology, 19, 255607.
  • L. Liao, H. X. Mai, Q. Yuan, H. B. Lu, J. C. Li, C. Liu, C. H. Yan, Z. X. Shen and T. Yu. (2008). Metal oxide nanostructures from simple metal-oxygen reaction in air. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part C: Nanomaterials, Interfaces and Hard Matter, 112, 9061.

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