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Zhang, Shujun

Professor

  • Australian Institute for Innovative Materials
  • Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Prof. Zhang is focusing in the research field of materials science and engineering, including dielectric, piezoelectric, ferroelectric and electrocaloric materials in different forms such as ceramics, textured ceramics, crystals, composites, polymers, thick film, etc., for many applications including energy harvesting and energy storage, ultrasonic transducers, sensors and solid state cooling, and multifunction coupling phenomena in emerging applications. Substantial research work has been done under his supervision on material design- fabrication- structure analysis- property characterization- prototypic device evaluations and try to understand the relationships between them to better guide the material development. He received IEEE UFFC Ferroelectric Recognition Award in 2021 for his outstanding contributions to the understanding of how the material design, fabrication and microstructure of dielectric and ferroelectric materials affects their properties and applications. He has broad collaborations with academics and industries around the world, with the backgrounds of material engineering, mechanical engineering and biological engineering. Prof Zhang’s significant contribution to the materials science has led him to be awarded the ARC Future Fellowship, Fellow of IEEE UFFC (Ultrasonic, Ferroelectric and Frequency Control) Society, Fellow of American Ceramic Society and was named the Australian Field Leader in Ceramic Engineering by Australian Research Supplement Magazine. 

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


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Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Exploring Ferroelectric Domain Engineering through Ceramics Texturing, for Underwater Acoustics Applications Moriana, Alain
    Doctor of Philosophy Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Novel Functional Materials He, Yahua
    Doctor of Philosophy New dielectric materials: improving energy density and energy harvesting of ceramics to sustainably meet future energy demands Baasandorj, Lkhagvasuren
    Doctor of Philosophy High Performance Lead Free Ferroelectric Single Crystals for Piezoelectric Transducer Applications Kabakov, Peter
    Doctor of Philosophy Study of relaxor ferroelectric materials Joseph, Jincymol
    Doctor of Philosophy Nano ferroic materials for energy applications Du, Yumeng
    Doctor of Philosophy Nano Ferroic Materials for energy applications. Hao, Chongyan
    Doctor of Philosophy Study on Ferroelectric materials Karim, Tanveer

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Materials Engineering, Shandong University, Institute of Crystal Materials 1997 - 2000

Keywords


  • Dielectric, Piezoelectric, Ferroelectric, Pyroelectric, Flexoelectric, Electrocaloric, Electro-optic, Ceramic, Crystal, Composite, MLCC, Sensor, Transducer, Energy harvesting, Energy storage

Full Name


  • Prof Shujun Zhang

Mailing Address


  • ISEM/AIIM Building

    Innovation Campus, Squires Way

    North Wollongong

    NSW

    2500

    Australia

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Prof. Zhang is focusing in the research field of materials science and engineering, including dielectric, piezoelectric, ferroelectric and electrocaloric materials in different forms such as ceramics, textured ceramics, crystals, composites, polymers, thick film, etc., for many applications including energy harvesting and energy storage, ultrasonic transducers, sensors and solid state cooling, and multifunction coupling phenomena in emerging applications. Substantial research work has been done under his supervision on material design- fabrication- structure analysis- property characterization- prototypic device evaluations and try to understand the relationships between them to better guide the material development. He received IEEE UFFC Ferroelectric Recognition Award in 2021 for his outstanding contributions to the understanding of how the material design, fabrication and microstructure of dielectric and ferroelectric materials affects their properties and applications. He has broad collaborations with academics and industries around the world, with the backgrounds of material engineering, mechanical engineering and biological engineering. Prof Zhang’s significant contribution to the materials science has led him to be awarded the ARC Future Fellowship, Fellow of IEEE UFFC (Ultrasonic, Ferroelectric and Frequency Control) Society, Fellow of American Ceramic Society and was named the Australian Field Leader in Ceramic Engineering by Australian Research Supplement Magazine.