Dr Sam Chen

Dr Sam Chen

Lecturer

School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Career Summary

Biography

I received my PhD in Chemistry from the University of Western Australia (UWA), followed by postdoctoral research experiences at Flinders University (with Prof Colin Raston) and in the IBS Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM) located at UNIST in South Korea (with Prof Rodney Ruoff). I was working in the School of Chemistry at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) upon receipt of an ARC DECRA, prior to joining the School of Environmental and Life Sciences as a Lecturer at the University of Newcastle.

I'm interested in the design, synthesis and study of new forms of materials, particularly carbon-based materials, through developing new synthesis strategies and understanding of their structures and properties, and applications of new materials.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Western Australia

Keywords

  • Carbon Materials
  • Graphene
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Materials Science
  • Membranes
  • Rechargeable Batteries

Languages

  • Mandarin (Mother)
  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
401807 Nanomaterials 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/4/2017 - 20/6/2021 Research Associate UNSW
School of Chemistry
Australia
1/4/2015 - 31/3/2017 Research Fellow Institute for Basic Science, Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials
Korea, Republic of
1/9/2013 - 31/3/2015 Research Associate Flinders University
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (84 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Jia C, Li S, Zhao Y, Hocking RK, Ren W, Chen X, et al., 'Nitrogen Vacancy Induced Coordinative Reconstruction of Single-Atom Ni Catalyst for Efficient Electrochemical CO2 Reduction', ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, (2021)
DOI 10.1002/adfm.202107072
2021 Chen X, Dubois M, Radescu S, Rawal A, Zhao C, 'Liquid-phase exfoliation of F-diamane-like nanosheets', CARBON, 175 124-130 (2021)
DOI 10.1016/j.carbon.2020.12.081
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2021 Chen X, Ching K, Rawal A, Lawes DJ, Tajik M, Donald WA, et al., 'Stage-1 cationic C-60 intercalated graphene oxide films', CARBON, 175 131-140 (2021)
DOI 10.1016/j.carbon.2020.12.082
2021 Huang X, Zhao W, Zhu C, Chen X, Han X, Xing J, et al., 'Modification of the Interlayer Coupling and Chemical Reactivity of Multilayer Graphene through Wrinkle Engineering', CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 33 2506-2515 (2021)
DOI 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c04799
2021 Alharbi TMD, Jellicoe M, Luo X, Vimalanathan K, Alsulami IK, AL Harbi BS, et al., 'Sub-micron moulding topological mass transport regimes in angled vortex fluidic flow', NANOSCALE ADVANCES, 3 3064-3075 (2021)
DOI 10.1039/d1na00195g
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
2020 Meng L, Li Y, Liu TS, Zhu C, Li QY, Chen X, et al., 'Wrinkle networks in exfoliated multilayer graphene and other layered materials', CARBON, 156 24-30 (2020)
DOI 10.1016/j.carbon.2019.09.035
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 10
2020 Ching K, Lian B, Leslie G, Chen X, Zhao C, 'Metal-cation-modified graphene oxide membranes for water permeation', CARBON, 170 646-657 (2020)
DOI 10.1016/j.carbon.2020.08.059
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2020 Yang W, Zhao Y, Chen S, Ren W, Chen X, Jia C, et al., 'Defective Indium/Indium Oxide Heterostructures for Highly Selective Carbon Dioxide Electrocatalysis', INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 59 12437-12444 (2020)
DOI 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c01544
Citations Scopus - 1
2020 Zhao Y, Tan X, Yang W, Jia C, Chen X, Ren W, et al., 'Surface Reconstruction of Ultrathin Palladium Nanosheets during Electrocatalytic CO 2 Reduction', Angewandte Chemie, 132 21677-21682 (2020)
DOI 10.1002/ange.202009616
2020 Wang Y, Shen X, Arandiyan H, Yin Y, Sun F, Chen X, et al., 'Tuning the surface energy density of non-stoichiometric LaCoO3 perovskite for enhanced water oxidation', JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, 478 (2020)
DOI 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.228748
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
2020 Bo X, Li Y, Chen X, Zhao C, 'Operando Raman Spectroscopy Reveals Cr-Induced-Phase Reconstruction of NiFe and CoFe Oxyhydroxides for Enhanced Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation', CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 32 4303-4311 (2020)
DOI 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c01067
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 24
2020 Adamson W, Bo X, Li Y, Suryanto BHR, Chen X, Zhao C, 'Co-Fe binary metal oxide electrocatalyst with synergistic interface structures for efficient overall water splitting', CATALYSIS TODAY, 351 44-49 (2020)
DOI 10.1016/j.cattod.2019.01.060
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 14
2020 Mo J, Li M, Chen X, Li Q, 'Calixarene-mediated assembly of water-soluble C-60-attached ultrathin graphite hybrids for efficient activation of reactive oxygen species to treat neuroblastoma cells', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 56 7325-7328 (2020)
DOI 10.1039/d0cc01921f
Citations Web of Science - 1
2020 Ahmed MI, Liu C, Zhao Y, Ren W, Chen X, Chen S, Zhao C, 'Metal-Sulfur Linkages Achieved by Organic Tethering of Ruthenium Nanocrystals for Enhanced Electrochemical Nitrogen Reduction', ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 59 21465-21469 (2020)
DOI 10.1002/anie.202009435
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
2020 Zhao Y, Tan X, Yang W, Jia C, Chen X, Ren W, et al., 'Surface Reconstruction of Ultrathin Palladium Nanosheets during Electrocatalytic CO(2)Reduction', ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 59 21493-21498 (2020)
DOI 10.1002/anie.202009616
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 20
2020 Dastafkan K, Meyer Q, Chen X, Zhao C, 'Efficient Oxygen Evolution and Gas Bubble Release Achieved by a Low Gas Bubble Adhesive Iron-Nickel Vanadate Electrocatalyst', SMALL, 16 (2020)
DOI 10.1002/smll.202002412
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 14
2020 Su Z, Ren W, Guo H, Peng X, Chen X, Zhao C, 'Ultrahigh Areal Capacity Hydrogen-Ion Batteries with MoO3 Loading Over 90 mg cm(-2)', ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, 30 (2020)
DOI 10.1002/adfm.202005477
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 4
2020 Huang M, Bakharev PV, Wang Z-J, Biswal M, Yang Z, Jin S, et al., 'Large-area single-crystal AB-bilayer and ABA-trilayer graphene grown on a Cu/Ni(111) foil', NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY, 15 289-+ (2020)
DOI 10.1038/s41565-019-0622-8
Citations Scopus - 39Web of Science - 42
2020 Bo X, Hocking RK, Zhou S, Li Y, Chen X, Zhuang J, et al., 'Capturing the active sites of multimetallic (oxy)hydroxides for the oxygen evolution reaction', ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 13 4225-4237 (2020)
DOI 10.1039/d0ee01609h
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 23
2020 Das B, Jia C, Ching K, Bhadbhade M, Chen X, Ball GE, et al., 'Ruthenium Complexes in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis for Electroreduction of CO2', CHEMCATCHEM, 12 1292-1296 (2020)
DOI 10.1002/cctc.201902020
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2020 Wang Y, Arandiyan H, Chen X, Zhao T, Bo X, Su Z, Zhao C, 'Microwave-Induced Plasma Synthesis of Defect-Rich, Highly Ordered Porous Phosphorus-Doped Cobalt Oxides for Overall Water Electrolysis', JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 124 9971-9978 (2020)
DOI 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c01135
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10
2020 Jia C, Ching K, Kumar P, Zhao C, Kumar N, Chen X, Das B, 'Vitamin B-12 on Graphene for Highly Efficient CO2 Electroreduction', ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 12 41288-41293 (2020)
DOI 10.1021/acsami.0c10125
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2020 Duan J, Sun Y, Chen S, Chen X, Zhao C, 'A zero-dimensional nickel, iron-metal-organic framework (MOF) for synergistic N-2 electrofixation', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, 8 18810-18815 (2020)
DOI 10.1039/d0ta05010e
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2020 Ren W, Tan X, Chen X, Zhang G, Zhao K, Yang W, et al., 'Confinement of Ionic Liquids at Single-Ni-Sites Boost Electroreduction of CO2 in Aqueous Electrolytes', ACS CATALYSIS, 10 13171-13178 (2020)
DOI 10.1021/acscatal.0c03873
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2020 Zhao T, Wang Y, Chen X, Li Y, Su Z, Zhao C, 'Vertical Growth of Porous Perovskite Nanoarrays on Nickel Foam for Efficient Oxygen Evolution Reaction', ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, 8 4863-4870 (2020)
DOI 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c00060
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 9
2020 Jia C, Ren W, Chen X, Yang W, Zhao C, '(N, B) Dual Heteroatom-Doped Hierarchical Porous Carbon Framework for Efficient Electroreduction of Carbon Dioxide', ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, 8 6003-6010 (2020)
DOI 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c00739
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 14
2019 Wang B, Cunning B, Kim NY, Kargar F, Park S-Y, Li Z, et al., 'Ultrastiff, Strong, and Highly Thermally Conductive Crystalline Graphitic Films with Mixed Stacking Order', ADVANCED MATERIALS, 31 (2019)
DOI 10.1002/adma.201903039
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 18
2019 Zang W, Toster J, Das B, Gondosiswanto R, Liu S, Eggers PK, et al., 'p-Phosphonic acid calix[8]arene mediated synthesis of ultra-large, ultra-thin, single-crystal gold nanoplatelets', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 55 3785-3788 (2019)
DOI 10.1039/c8cc10145k
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
2019 Ahmed MI, Chen S, Ren W, Chen X, Zhao C, 'Synergistic bimetallic CoFe2O4 clusters supported on graphene for ambient electrocatalytic reduction of nitrogen to ammonia', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 55 12184-12187 (2019)
DOI 10.1039/c9cc05684j
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14
2019 Wu S, Mo J, Zeng Y, Wang Y, Rawal A, Scott J, et al., 'Shock Exfoliation of Graphene Fluoride in Microwave', SMALL, 16 (2019)
DOI 10.1002/smll.201903397
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
2019 Wei L, Wang C, Chen X, Yang B, Shi K, Benington LR, et al., 'Dual-responsive, Methotrexate-loaded, Ascorbic acid-derived Micelles Exert Anti-tumor and Anti-metastatic Effects by Inhibiting NF-kappa B Signaling in an Orthotopic Mouse Model of Human Choriocarcinoma', THERANOSTICS, 9 4354-4374 (2019)
DOI 10.7150/thno.35125
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
2019 Yang W, Chen S, Ren W, Zhao Y, Chen X, Jia C, et al., 'Nanostructured amalgams with tuneable silver-mercury bonding sites for selective electroreduction of carbon dioxide into formate and carbon monoxide', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, 7 15907-15912 (2019)
DOI 10.1039/c9ta03611c
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
2019 Ching K, Fang T, Chen X, Liu S, Zhao C, 'One-Step Photochemical Synthesis of Transition Metal-Graphene Hybrid for Electrocatalysis', ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, 7 4112-4118 (2019)
DOI 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05607
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2019 Chen X, Bo X, Ren W, Chen S, Zhao C, 'Microwave-assisted shock synthesis of diverse ultrathin graphene-derived materials', MATERIALS CHEMISTRY FRONTIERS, 3 1433-1439 (2019)
DOI 10.1039/c9qm00113a
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
2018 Chen X, Deng X, Kim NY, Wang Y, Huang Y, Peng L, et al., 'Graphitization of graphene oxide films under pressure', CARBON, 132 294-303 (2018)
DOI 10.1016/j.carbon.2018.02.049
Citations Scopus - 36Web of Science - 35
2018 Huang Y, Wang X, Zhang X, Chen X, Li B, Wang B, et al., 'Raman Spectral Band Oscillations in Large Graphene Bubbles', PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 120 (2018)
DOI 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.186104
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 22
2018 He S, He S, Gao F, Bo X, Wang Q, Chen X, et al., 'Ni2P@carbon core-shell nanorod array derived from ZIF-67-Ni: Effect of phosphorization temperature on morphology, structure and hydrogen evolution reaction performance', APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 457 933-941 (2018)
DOI 10.1016/j.apsusc.2018.07.033
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 24
2018 Bo X, Li Y, Chen X, Zhao C, 'High valence chromium regulated cobalt-iron-hydroxide for enhanced water oxidation', JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, 402 381-387 (2018)
DOI 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2018.09.063
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 31
2018 Ren W, Chen X, Zhao C, 'Ultrafast Aqueous Potassium-Ion Batteries Cathode for Stable Intermittent Grid-Scale Energy Storage', ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS, 8 (2018)
DOI 10.1002/aenm.201801413
Citations Scopus - 71Web of Science - 70
2018 Guo Y, Guo D, Ye F, Wang K, Shi Z, Chen X, Zhao C, 'Self-Supported NiSe2 Nanowire Arrays on Carbon Fiber Paper as Efficient and Stable Electrode for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction', ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, 6 11884-11891 (2018)
DOI 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b02164
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 24
2017 Zhang X, Goossens K, Li W, Chen X, Chen X, Saxena M, et al., 'Structural insights into hydrogenated graphite prepared from fluorinated graphite through Birch-type reduction', CARBON, 121 309-321 (2017)
DOI 10.1016/j.carbon.2017.05.089
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
2017 Luo D, You X, Li B-W, Chen X, Park HJ, Jung M, et al., 'Role of Graphene in Water-Assisted Oxidation of Copper in Relation to Dry Transfer of Graphene', CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 29 4546-4556 (2017)
DOI 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b01276
Citations Scopus - 36Web of Science - 37
2017 Wang B, Huang M, Kim NY, Cunning BV, Huang Y, Qu D, et al., 'Controlled Folding of Single Crystal Graphene', NANO LETTERS, 17 1467-1473 (2017)
DOI 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b04459
Citations Scopus - 48Web of Science - 46
2017 Chen X, Li W, Luo D, Huang M, Wu X, Huang Y, et al., 'Controlling the Thickness of Thermally Expanded Films of Graphene Oxide', ACS NANO, 11 665-674 (2017)
DOI 10.1021/acsnano.6b06954
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 26
2017 Jiang Y, Ryu GH, Joo SH, Chen X, Lee SH, Chen X, et al., 'Porous Two-Dimensional Monolayer Metal-Organic Framework Material and Its Use for the Size-Selective Separation of Nanoparticles', ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 9 28107-28116 (2017)
DOI 10.1021/acsami.7b10228
Citations Scopus - 36Web of Science - 35
2016 Chen X, Meng D, Wang B, Li B-W, Li W, Bielawski CW, Ruoff RS, 'Rapid thermal decomposition of confined graphene oxide films in air', CARBON, 101 71-76 (2016)
DOI 10.1016/j.carbon.2016.01.075
Citations Scopus - 47Web of Science - 44
2016 Huang Y, Qiao J, He K, Bliznakov S, Sutter E, Chen X, et al., 'Interaction of Black Phosphorus with Oxygen and Water', CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 28 8330-8339 (2016)
DOI 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b03592
Citations Scopus - 293Web of Science - 293
2016 Jones DB, Chen X, Sibley A, Quinton JS, Shearer CJ, Gibson CT, Raston CL, 'Plasma enhanced vortex fluidic device manipulation of graphene oxide', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 52 10755-10758 (2016)
DOI 10.1039/c6cc04032b
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
2015 Lu H, Woi WS, Tan X, Gibson CT, Chen X, Raston CL, et al., 'Synthesis of few-layer graphene by lamp ablation', CARBON, 94 349-351 (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.carbon.2015.07.004
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
2015 Wahid MH, Stroeher UH, Eroglu E, Chen X, Vimalanathan K, Raston CL, Boulos RA, 'Aqueous based synthesis of antimicrobial-decorated graphene', JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE, 443 88-96 (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.jcis.2014.11.043
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16
2015 Zhou H, Hu L, Sun H, Chen X, 'Synthesis of nanocrystalline Mg-based Mg-Ti composite powders by mechanical milling', MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION, 106 44-51 (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.matchar.2015.05.021
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 21
2015 Chen X, Gibson CT, Britton J, Eggers PK, Wahid MH, Raston CL, 'p-Phosphonic acid calix[8] arene assisted dispersion and stabilisation of pea-pod C-60@multi-walled carbon nanotubes in water', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 51 2399-2402 (2015)
DOI 10.1039/c4cc09368b
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17
2015 Chen X, Boulos RA, Slattery AD, Atwood JL, Raston CL, 'Unravelling the structure of the C-60 and p-Bu-t-calix[8]arene complex', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 51 11413-11416 (2015)
DOI 10.1039/c5cc03941j
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7
2015 Wahid MH, Chen X, Gibson CT, Raston CL, 'Amphiphilic graphene oxide stabilisation of hexagonal BN and MoS2 sheets', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 51 11709-11712 (2015)
DOI 10.1039/c5cc02066b
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 24
2015 Chen X, Raston CL, 'Liquid interface evolution of polyhedral-like graphene', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 51 14609-14612 (2015)
DOI 10.1039/c5cc05888k
2015 Ho D, Zou J, Chen X, Munshi A, Smith NM, Agarwal V, et al., 'Hierarchical Patterning of Multifunctional Conducting Polymer Nanoparticles as a Bionic Platform for Topographic Contact Guidance', ACS NANO, 9 1767-1774 (2015)
DOI 10.1021/nn506607x
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 22
2015 Mo J, Eggers PK, Chen X, Ahamed MRH, Becker T, Lim LY, Raston CL, 'Shear induced carboplatin binding within the cavity of a phospholipid mimic for increased anticancer efficacy', SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 5 (2015)
DOI 10.1038/srep10414
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 25
2015 Wahid MH, Eroglu E, LaVars SM, Newton K, Gibson CT, Stroeher UH, et al., 'Microencapsulation of bacterial strains in graphene oxide nano-sheets using vortex fluidics', RSC ADVANCES, 5 37424-37430 (2015)
DOI 10.1039/c5ra04415d
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 12
2015 Song SH, Kim JM, Park KH, Lee DJ, Kwon O-S, Kim J, et al., 'High performance graphene embedded rubber composites', RSC ADVANCES, 5 81707-81712 (2015)
DOI 10.1039/c5ra16446j
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 27
2014 Chen X, Eggers PK, Slattery AD, Ogden SG, Raston CL, 'Template-free assembly of three-dimensional networks of graphene hollow spheres at the water/toluene interface', JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE, 430 174-177 (2014)
DOI 10.1016/j.jcis.2014.05.048
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16
2014 Chen X, Smith NM, Iyer KS, Raston CL, 'Controlling nanomaterial synthesis, chemical reactions and self assembly in dynamic thin films', CHEMICAL SOCIETY REVIEWS, 43 1387-1399 (2014)
DOI 10.1039/c3cs60247h
Citations Scopus - 35Web of Science - 33
2014 Vimalanathan K, Chen X, Raston CL, 'Shear induced fabrication of intertwined single walled carbon nanotube rings', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 50 11295-11298 (2014)
DOI 10.1039/c4cc03126a
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 22
2014 Peng W, Chen X, Zhu S, Guo C, Raston CL, 'Room temperature vortex fluidic synthesis of monodispersed amorphous proto-vaterite', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 50 11764-11767 (2014)
DOI 10.1039/c4cc05607h
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
2014 Zang W, Chen X, Boulos RA, Toster J, Raston CL, 'Hydrogen induced p-phosphonic acid calix[8]arene controlled growth of Ru, Pt and Pd nanoparticles', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 50 15167-15170 (2014)
DOI 10.1039/c4cc06209d
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 9
2014 Chen X, Vimalanathan K, Zang W, Slattery AD, Boulos RA, Gibson CT, Raston CL, 'Self-assembled calixarene aligned patterning of noble metal nanoparticles on graphene', NANOSCALE, 6 4517-4520 (2014)
DOI 10.1039/c3nr06857a
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15
2014 Eggers PK, Eroglu E, Becker T, Chen X, Vimalanathan K, Stubbs KA, et al., 'Nitrate uptake by p-phosphonic acid or p-(trimethylammonium)methyl calix[8]arene stablized laminar materials', RSC ADVANCES, 4 48348-48352 (2014)
DOI 10.1039/c4ra09000d
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
2013 Chen X, Zang W, Vimalanathan K, Iyer KS, Raston CL, 'A versatile approach for decorating 2D nanomaterials with Pd or Pt nanoparticles', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 49 1160-1162 (2013)
DOI 10.1039/c2cc37606g
Citations Scopus - 40Web of Science - 37
2013 Zhang F, Chen X, Boulos RA, Yasin FM, Lu H, Raston C, Zhang H, 'Pyrene-conjugated hyaluronan facilitated exfoliation and stabilisation of low dimensional nanomaterials in water', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 49 4845-4847 (2013)
DOI 10.1039/c3cc41973h
Citations Scopus - 49Web of Science - 44
2013 Goh YA, Chen X, Yasin FM, Eggers PK, Boulos RA, Wang X, et al., 'Shear flow assisted decoration of carbon nano-onions with platinum nanoparticles', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 49 5171-5173 (2013)
DOI 10.1039/c3cc41647j
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 22
2013 Eroglu E, Zang W, Eggers PK, Chen X, Boulos RA, Wahid MH, et al., 'Nitrate uptake by p-phosphonic acid calix[8] arene stabilized graphene', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 49 8172-8174 (2013)
DOI 10.1039/c3cc44093a
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 20
2013 Wahid MH, Eroglu E, Chen X, Smith SM, Raston CL, 'Functional multi-layer graphene-algae hybrid material formed using vortex fluidics', GREEN CHEMISTRY, 15 650-655 (2013)
DOI 10.1039/c2gc36892g
Citations Scopus - 44Web of Science - 45
2013 Boulos RA, Eroglu E, Chen X, Scaffidi A, Edwards BR, Toster J, Raston CL, 'Unravelling the structure and function of human hair', GREEN CHEMISTRY, 15 1268-1273 (2013)
DOI 10.1039/c3gc37027e
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 14
2013 Chen X, Boulos RA, Dobson JF, Raston CL, 'Shear induced formation of carbon and boron nitride nano-scrolls', NANOSCALE, 5 498-502 (2013)
DOI 10.1039/c2nr33071g
Citations Scopus - 62Web of Science - 59
2013 Yasmin L, Chen X, Stubbs KA, Raston CL, 'Optimising a vortex fluidic device for controlling chemical reactivity and selectivity', SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 3 (2013)
DOI 10.1038/srep02282
Citations Scopus - 68Web of Science - 66
2013 Chen X, Yasin FM, Eggers PK, Boulos RA, Duan X, Lamb RN, et al., 'Non-covalently modified graphene supported ultrafine nanoparticles of palladium for hydrogen gas sensing', RSC ADVANCES, 3 3213-3217 (2013)
DOI 10.1039/c3ra22986f
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 39
2013 Wahid MH, Eroglu E, Chen X, Smith SM, Raston CL, 'Entrapment of Chlorella vulgaris cells within graphene oxide layers', RSC ADVANCES, 3 8180-8183 (2013)
DOI 10.1039/c3ra40605a
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 33
2013 Eroglu E, Chen X, Bradshaw M, Agarwal V, Zou J, Stewart SG, et al., 'Biogenic production of palladium nanocrystals using microalgae and their immobilization on chitosan nanofibers for catalytic applications', RSC ADVANCES, 3 1009-1012 (2013)
DOI 10.1039/c2ra22402j
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 23
2013 Zhang F, Yasin FM, Chen X, Mo J, Raston CL, Zhang H, 'Functional noble metal nanostructures involving pyrene-conjugated-hyaluronan stabilised reduced graphene oxide', RSC ADVANCES, 3 25166-25174 (2013)
DOI 10.1039/c3ra45037f
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15
2012 Chen X, Dobson JF, Raston CL, 'Vortex fluidic exfoliation of graphite and boron nitride', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 48 3703-3705 (2012)
DOI 10.1039/c2cc17611d
Citations Scopus - 205Web of Science - 200
2012 Chen X, Boulos RA, Eggers PK, Raston CL, 'p-Phosphonic acid calix[8]arene assisted exfoliation and stabilization of 2D materials in water', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 48 11407-11409 (2012)
DOI 10.1039/c2cc36268f
Citations Scopus - 50Web of Science - 49
2012 Eroglu E, Agarwal V, Bradshaw M, Chen X, Smith SM, Raston CL, Iyer KS, 'Nitrate removal from liquid effluents using microalgae immobilized on chitosan nanofiber mats', GREEN CHEMISTRY, 14 2682-2685 (2012)
DOI 10.1039/c2gc35970g
Citations Scopus - 66Web of Science - 66
2008 Wang H, Hu L, Chen X, Wang E, 'Preparation of nanocrystalline magnesium alloy powders by high-energy ball milling', Fenmo Yejin Jishu/Powder Metallurgy Technology, 26 (2008)

Nanocrystalline AZ31 magnesium alloy powders were prepared by high-energy ball milling under the protection of argon. The microstructure and powder morphology evolution of the all... [more]

Nanocrystalline AZ31 magnesium alloy powders were prepared by high-energy ball milling under the protection of argon. The microstructure and powder morphology evolution of the alloy during high-energy ball milling was characterized by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), respectively. The results showed that, with the increase of the milling time, the grain size of the alloy decreased gradually, while both the micro-strain and the lattice parameters increased correspondingly. During milling, the powders were at first rolled into flakes and agglomerated to form coarse composite powder particles by cold welding, and then, with the further increase of the milling time, these coarse particles gradually broke down into small pieces due to the more and more accumulated strain in the powder material. After milling for 80 h, both the microstructure and the powder morphology of the alloy seemed to be stabilized, and nanocrystalline AZ31 magnesium alloy powders, with grain size of about 85 nm and particle size of 15-20 µm in average respectively, were obtained.

Citations Scopus - 5
2008 Wang H, Hu LX, Chen XJ, 'Microstructure evolution of AZ31 magnesium alloy powders prepared by mechanical milling in hydrogen atmosphere', Cailiao Gongcheng/Journal of Materials Engineering, 183-186 (2008)

AZ31 magnesium alloy powders were prepared by mechanical milling in a hydrogen atmosphere. Nanocrystalline MgH2 was created by the reaction of magnesium alloy powders and hydrogen... [more]

AZ31 magnesium alloy powders were prepared by mechanical milling in a hydrogen atmosphere. Nanocrystalline MgH2 was created by the reaction of magnesium alloy powders and hydrogen attributed to the mechanical force. The microstructure evolution of the alloy during mechanical milling was characterized by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), respectively. The results showed that, during milling, the powders were at first rolled into flakes, and then, with the further increased of the milling time, the powders refined gradually. After milling for 80 h, the nanocrystalline MgH2 powders, with grain size of about 10 nm and particle size of 1-3µm in average respectively, were obtained.

Citations Scopus - 1
Ahmad Y, Batisse N, Chen X, Dubois M, 'Preparation and Applications of Fluorinated Graphenes', C, 7 20-20
DOI 10.3390/c7010020
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 7
Total funding $2,078,249

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20203 grants / $39,500

Developing next-generation membrane technologies for seawater desalination$19,500

Funding body: AMP Foundation

Funding body AMP Foundation
Project Team

Xianjue Chen

Scheme AMP's Tomorrow Makers
Role Lead
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2021
GNo
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON N

Development of bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysts for water splitting and metal-air batteries$15,000

Funding body: UNSW

Funding body UNSW
Project Team

Chuan Zhao, Qiang Zhang, Wenhao Ren, Xianjue Chen, Xinbing Cheng, Boquan Li

Scheme Research Grants Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Confined graphitization of highly thermally conductive graphene foils towards superior thermal management and energy applications$5,000

Funding body: UNSW

Funding body UNSW
Project Team

Xianjue Chen, Wugang Fan

Scheme Research Grants Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2021
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20191 grants / $23,000

Water permeation through membranes of atomically thin materials$23,000

Funding body: UNSW

Funding body UNSW
Project Team

Xianjue Chen

Scheme Faculty research grant-UNSW
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20183 grants / $2,015,749

Low-cost perovskite/silicon semiconductors integrated with earth abundant catalysts for efficient solar hydrogen generation$1,637,303

Funding body: Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Funding body Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Project Team

Kylie Catchpole, Chuan Zhao, Siva Karuturi, Yimao Wan, Xianjue Chen, Fiona Beck

Scheme Research and Development Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2021
GNo
Type Of Funding C1700 - Aust Competitive - Other
Category 1700
UON N

Topochemical conversion of layers of graphene into carbon thin films$368,446

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team

Xianjue Chen

Scheme ARC DECRA
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2020
GNo
Type Of Funding C1200 - Aust Competitive - ARC
Category 1200
UON N

Design and preparation of highly active catalytic materials for lithium-air batteries and water splitting$10,000

Funding body: UNSW

Funding body UNSW
Project Team

Chuan Zhao, Kaixue Wang, Wenhao Ren, Xianjue Chen, Shumao Xu, Wenlong Bai

Scheme Research Grants Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed2
Current1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Synthesis and application of two-dimensional materials as membranes Chemical Sciences, UNSW Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2020 Honours Metal-catalysed formation of atomically-thin carbon films Chemical Sciences, UNSW Principal Supervisor
2019 Honours Microwave shock exfoliation of graphene fluoride for potassium-ion batteries Chemical Sciences, UNSW Principal Supervisor
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Research Opportunities

Two-dimensional membranes for precise atomic and molecular separations

Membranes made of stacked/overlapping two-dimensional materials will offer extraordinary properties that outperform traditional membranes for precise separations.

Honours

School of Environmental and Life Sciences

26/4/2021 - 30/4/2022

Contact

Doctor Sam Chen
University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
sam.chen@newcastle.edu.au

Discovery and applications of new carbon materials

Synthesis and applications of new forms of carbon nano-structures

PHD

School of Environmental and Life Sciences

26/4/2021 - 30/4/2022

Contact

Doctor Sam Chen
University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
sam.chen@newcastle.edu.au

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Dr Sam Chen

Position

Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Contact Details

Email sam.chen@newcastle.edu.au
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Office

Room C216
Building Chemistry Building
Location Callaghan Campus University Drive Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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