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Pang, Wei Kong Dr.

Senior Research Fellow

  • Senior Research Fellow - Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials 2021 -

Overview


1999 – 2003: Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Physics), National Taiwan University

2004 – 2006: Master of Science (MSc) (Applied Physics), Curtin Univiersity

2007 – 2011: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Physics), Curtin Univiersity

2011 – 2013: Postdoctoral researcher, National Taiwan University and Tatung University

2013 – 2016: Postdoctoral researcher, Univeristy of Wollongong and Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

2017 – 2021: Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow, Senior Research Fellow, Univeristy of Wollongong

2021 - present: Senior Research Fellow, University of Wollongong

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Ω Atomic and molecular-scale structure of materials studied using neutron and X-ray scattering

    Ω Structure- and chemistry-function relationships of battery materials

    Ω Lithium-, sodium-, potassium-ion rechargeable battery research and development

    Ω Energy storage research and the scale-up development

    My research focuses on understanding and developing rechargeable metal-ion battery technologies, including the atomic-scale characterisation of electrode materials, where he had made significant advances in understanding their structure- and chemistry-function relations using a variety of neutron and X-ray scattering methods. This research is centring around the uses of large-scale facilities (neutron and synchrotron methods) in combination with electrochemistry and materials expertise, enabling the establishment of an extensive network of research collaborations locally and internationally. My research work pioneered the applications of in-operando neutron and synchrotron diffraction in mechanistic studies, probing the changes in real time, which underpins the properties and performance, of energy materials for metal-ion batteries.

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Potential Supervision Topics


  • ¥ Crystallography
    ¥ Metal-ion rechargeable batteries 
    ¥ Materials science

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy High-Energy-Density Positive Electrodes for Lithium-ion Batteries Somanathan Pillai Sushamakumari Amma, Anoop
    Doctor of Philosophy Metal Hydride Based Materials for Advanced Lithium Storage Applications Huang, Yuqin
    Doctor of Philosophy Advanced Anode Materials for High-performance Lithium Ion and Potassium Ion Batteries Wu, Jingxing
    Doctor of Philosophy Flexible Membranes of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides-Based Nanofibers as Binder-free Anodes for High-Performance Sodium-Ion Batteries Zeng, Xiaohui
    Doctor of Philosophy High performance Li-rich cathode materials for Li-ion batteries Fan, Yameng
    Master of Research - AIIM Research on the Doping Strategy and Electrochemical Performance of Nickel-Rich Cathode Materials Li, Jingxi

Keywords


  • neutron diffraction, X-ray diffraction, in-opnerado, in-situ, mechanistic study, metal-ion batteries

Full Name


  • Wei Kong Pang

Mailing Address


  • Unit 34, Flora Street

    Sutherland

    NSW

    2232

    Australia

Fax


  • +61 2 4221 5731

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • AAL-2545-2020

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Ω Atomic and molecular-scale structure of materials studied using neutron and X-ray scattering

    Ω Structure- and chemistry-function relationships of battery materials

    Ω Lithium-, sodium-, potassium-ion rechargeable battery research and development

    Ω Energy storage research and the scale-up development

    My research focuses on understanding and developing rechargeable metal-ion battery technologies, including the atomic-scale characterisation of electrode materials, where he had made significant advances in understanding their structure- and chemistry-function relations using a variety of neutron and X-ray scattering methods. This research is centring around the uses of large-scale facilities (neutron and synchrotron methods) in combination with electrochemistry and materials expertise, enabling the establishment of an extensive network of research collaborations locally and internationally. My research work pioneered the applications of in-operando neutron and synchrotron diffraction in mechanistic studies, probing the changes in real time, which underpins the properties and performance, of energy materials for metal-ion batteries.

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Potential Supervision Topics


  • ¥ Crystallography
    ¥ Metal-ion rechargeable batteries 
    ¥ Materials science

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy High-Energy-Density Positive Electrodes for Lithium-ion Batteries Somanathan Pillai Sushamakumari Amma, Anoop
    Doctor of Philosophy Metal Hydride Based Materials for Advanced Lithium Storage Applications Huang, Yuqin
    Doctor of Philosophy Advanced Anode Materials for High-performance Lithium Ion and Potassium Ion Batteries Wu, Jingxing
    Doctor of Philosophy Flexible Membranes of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides-Based Nanofibers as Binder-free Anodes for High-Performance Sodium-Ion Batteries Zeng, Xiaohui
    Doctor of Philosophy High performance Li-rich cathode materials for Li-ion batteries Fan, Yameng
    Master of Research - AIIM Research on the Doping Strategy and Electrochemical Performance of Nickel-Rich Cathode Materials Li, Jingxi

Keywords


  • neutron diffraction, X-ray diffraction, in-opnerado, in-situ, mechanistic study, metal-ion batteries

Full Name


  • Wei Kong Pang

Mailing Address


  • Unit 34, Flora Street

    Sutherland

    NSW

    2232

    Australia

Fax


  • +61 2 4221 5731

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • AAL-2545-2020