School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering

Development of low-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures has been a globally-focused research field in nanoscience and nanotechnology in the past decades due to their extensive applications in energy harvest and low-energy consumption devices. This group aims to develop low-bandgap semiconductor nanostructures for thermoelectric and topological insulating applications and to develop III-V semiconductor nanowires for optoelectronic applications.

Associated Research Centres and Groups

Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis
QLD Smart Futures Fellowship


Professor Jin Zou
Dr Zhigang Chen

Contact Details

Please direct all enquiries to Prof Jin Zou.

Current Research

Our current research is principally concerned with the growth mechanism of semiconductor nanostructures, such as nanowires and nanosheets, and their functional properties through closely correlating their structural, chemical and morphological characteristics with their growth and demonstrated properties. Our research has been concentrated on synthesis or growth of semiconductor nanostructures, their detailed characterisation and property evaluation.