Dr Bin Luo specialises in functional nanomaterials for energy storage applications.

​Dr Bin Luo' s research focuses on the design of new functional nanomaterials/nanostructures for energy storage applications. Specially, the goal of his current research is to develop functional materials for next-generation energy storage technologies, including metal-sulfur batteries, redox flow batteries, solar rechargeable batteries, solid state microbatteries.

​Dr Bin Luo is currently an ARC Future Fellow and Group Leader in Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) at the University of Queensland (UQ). He received his doctoral degree in Physical Chemistry from National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) in July 2013. In August 2014, Dr Luo joined UQ as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in AIBN. He then secured highly competitive UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2015-2018), ARC DECRA Fellowship (2018-2021), and ARC Future Fellowship (2021-2025). Dr Luo has contributed four edited book chapters, more than 120 journal publications, has filed 13 patents, and delivered over 30 keynote/invited presentations. His research has attracted >10,000 citations with an H-index of 50 (Google Scholar). He is serving as the Editorial Board/Young Advisory Board member of international journals including EcoMat, eScience, and Catalysts.


​​Dr Luo has been working closely with industry partners to develop innovative applications of functional materials in energy related technologies and taken an active role in the development of IP and commercial applications of his research. Dr Luo's research at UQ has attracted many industry partners to support joint projects via ARC Linkage or industry funded projects, including Xinxu Group, Dynamic Group, Redflow, Energy Storage Industries-Asia Pacific and Elemental Laboratories Pty Ltd.


In addition to the internal collaborations within the Nanomaterials Centre led by Prof Lianzhou Wang at The University of Queensland, Dr Luo has built extensive collaborations with many other domestic and international research groups. This includes collaborations with, or mentorships from, leading figures in the field such as Prof Ian Gentle (UQ), Prof Debra Barnhart (UQ), Dr Ruth Knibbe (UQ), Prof Huijun Zhao (Griffith), A/Prof Porun Liu (Griffith), Prof Aijun Du (QUT), Dr Qinfen Gu (ANSTO), Prof Linjie Zhi (CUP East China), Prof Dan Wang (IPE-CAS), Prof Bin Wang (NCNST), Dr Tobias Schülli (ESRF-The European Synchrotron), Prof Lei Wang (QUST), Prof Yun Hau Ng (CityUHK), Prof Michael Giersig (IPPT-PAN).


Dr Luo's research has received a number of research funds (>4 M AUD$) including six ARC grants as Lead/Chief Investigator (ARC Future fellowship, DECRA, ARC Hub project, DP, LP, and LIEF), and a few UQ research grants/awards (UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, UQ Early Career Researcher Grant, and UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award). His research has also received more than ten beamline grants from the Australian Synchrotron for operando battery research.

Key Publications

(1)    X. Peng, Y. Xie, A. Baktash, J. Tang, T. Lin, X. Huang, Y. Hu, Z. Jia, D. J Searles, Y. Yamauchi*, L. Wang*, B. Luo*. Heterocyclic Conjugated Polymer Nanoarchitectonics with Synergistic Redox‐active Sites for High‐performance Aluminium Organic Battery. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1002/ange.202203646. (Hot Paper and Back Cover)
(2)    T. Qiu, E. M. Akinoglu, B. Luo*, M. Konarova, J. Yun, I. R. Gentle*, L. Wang*. Nanosphere lithography: a versatile approach to develop transparent conductive films for optoelectronic applications. Advanced Materials, 2022, DOI: 10.1002/adma.202103842.
(3)    M. Xiao, L. Zhang, B. Luo*, M. Lyu, Z. Wang, H. Huang, S. Wang, A. Du, L. Wang*, Molten Salt Mediated Synthesis of Atomic Ni Co-catalyst on TiO2 for Improved Photocatalytic H2 Evolution. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2020, 59, 7230-7234. (ESI highly cited paper)
(4)    X. Huang, J. Y. Tang, B. Luo*, R. Knibbe, T. G. Lin, H. Hu, M. Rana, Y. X. Hu, X. B. Zhu, Q. F. Gu, D. Wang*, L. Z. Wang*, Sandwich-Like Ultrathin TiS2 Nanosheets Confined within N, S Codoped Porous Carbon as an Effective Polysulfide Promoter in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Advanced Energy Materials, 2019, 9 (32), 1901872. (ESI highly cited paper)
(5)    B. Luo, D. Ye, L. Wang. Recent Progress on Integrated Energy Conversion and Storage Systems. Advanced Science, 2017, 4, 1700104.