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Director, ARC Research Hub for Safe and Reliable Energy, Deakin University

Professor Chen is the Director of ARC Research Hub for Safe and Reliable Energy. His invention of the ball-milling and annealing method for the mass production of nanotubes and nanowires has made a significant impact on various applications. His current research interests include:

Nanomaterials synthesis using mechno-chemistry and other methods

Structures and properties of nanotubes, nanowires, nanorods, nanoparticles and nanosheets

Boron nitride nanotubes and nanosheets for advanced composite, DUV light emission, heat dissipation and desalination applications

Batteries, super-capacitors and solar cells

Bio and medical applications of nanomaterials


  • –present
    Professor, Deakin University


  • 1992 
    University of Paris XI, Orsay, PhD