Associate Professor Bin Luo specialises in functional materials for electrochemical energy storage applications.

A/Prof Bin Luo is an ARC Future Fellow and Group leader at Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), The University of Queensland. A/Prof Luo received his PhD degree from National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2013. Since joining UQ, he has worked as UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2014-2018), ARC DECRA Fellow (2018-2021), and ARC Future Fellow (2021-). A/Prof Luo's research focuses on the development of functional materials for electrochemical energy storage applications. Specially, his research focuses on the design of carbon materials and their hybrid structures with organic/inorganic species, and exploring their application in next generation battery technologies including redox flow batteries, multivalent metal batteries, solid state batteries, and solar rechargeable batteries. By understanding the redox chemistry of these materials and devices with operando or ex situ technologies, his research aims to reveal the underlying energy storage mechanism and structure-performance relationships, with the goal of improving electrochemical performance and solving the future energy storage demand. A/Prof Luo has contributed 5 edited book chapters, more than 130 journal publications, filed 13 patents and delivered over 30 keynote/invited presentations. His research has attracted >12k citations with an H-index of 56 (google scholar). He is serving as Editorial Board/Young Advisory Board member of international journals including EcoMat, eScience and Catalysts.



A/Professor Luo has been working closely with industries to translate the fundamental science into practice and solve industrial problems. His research at UQ has attracted industry partners to support joint projects via ARC Linkage or industry funded projects, including Redflow, Energy Storage Industries-Asia Pacific, Elemental Laboratories, Xinxu Group, and Dynamic Group.


A/Professor 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 Lianzhou Wang (UQ), Prof Ian Gentle (UQ), Prof Debra Barnhart (UQ), A/Prof Ruth Knibbe (UQ), Prof Xiwang Zhang(UQ), Prof Huijun Zhao (Griffith), A/Prof Porun Liu (Griffith), Prof Aijun Du (QUT), Dr Qinfen Gu (ANSTO), Dr Tobias Schülli (ESRF-The European Synchrotron), Prof Lei Wang (QUST), Prof Yun Hau Ng (CityUHK), Prof Michael Giersig (IPPT-PAN), A/Prof Jens Noack (Fraunhofer ICT), Prof Linjie Zhi (CUP East China), Prof Dan Wang (IPE-CAS), Prof Zhiyong Tang (NCNST), Prof Bin Wang (NCNST).


In the past years, A/Prof Luo has received >5 M AUD$ research funding including eight ARC grants as Lead/Chief Investigator (one FT, one DECRA, two DPs, two LPs, one LIEF and ARC Industry Hub project), and three UQ research grants/awards (UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, UQ Early Career Researcher Grant, and UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award). His team has also received more than ten beamline grants from the Australian Synchrotron to support their research on battery materials.

Key Publications

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, (Hot Paper and Back Cover)

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.

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)

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)

B. Luo, D. Ye, L. Wang. Recent Progress on Integrated Energy Conversion and Storage Systems. Advanced Science, 2017, 4, 1700104.

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