Dr Miaoqiang Lyu specialises in metal halide perovskites for solar energy conversion and flexible zinc batteries

  • Designing low-toxicity and stable semiconducting lead-free perovskites and analogues for solar energy conversion

    Efficient solar energy conversion systems can significantly promote a sustainable and low carbon-emission economy. This project aims to rationally design low-toxic and stable metal halide perovskites for efficient solar hydrogen conversion. The key concept is to design stable lead-free metal halide perovskite semiconductors with superior photophysical properties for solar-driven valuable chemical production. Lead-free perovskite and its analogues will be designed based on computational predictions and synthesized experimentally. Their stability and photocatalytic performance will be evaluated for solar hydrogen production in this project.

  • Flexible energy storage devices for Internet-of-Things sensors

    The commercial application of the fifth generation (5G) broadband has unlocked more potential of Internet of Things (IoT) sensors for interconnection and communication. The increasing demand on the IoT devices, particularly the wearable and printed electronics, has attracted research and development of thin and flexible energy storage devices that can fit the special integration requirement with these IoT sensors. This project aims to develop cost-effective, safe and high-performance rechargeable flexible batteries for IoT sensors particularly in the healthcare applications.

Dr. Miaoqiang Lyu's current research focuses on developing low-toxicity metal halide perovskites for solar energy conversion and optoelectronics. He also has abundant experiences working with industry for developing flexible thin-film batteries for Internet-of-Things devices.

​Dr Lyu obtained his PhD from The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2017, focusing on low-toxicity metal halide perovskites for solar energy conversion and optoelectronics. After that, he continued his research at UQ as a post-doctoral research fellow. His research has been interdisciplinary with a focus on fundamental research designing functional semiconducting nanomaterials for solving practical problems in solar energy generation and conversion. He has published around 70 peer-reviewed publications with a total citation of >6000 and an H-index 35 (Google Scholar). He has been awarded with two competitive fellowships, including Advance Queensland Fellowship and ARC DECRA Fellowship.


​​High performance chalcogenide processing addressing grand challenges (2023–2024) (ARC LIEF administered by The University of Sydney)

Designing low-toxicity and stable perovskites for solar energy conversion (2022–2025) ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

Nanoarchitectured anti-corrosive protection layer coating for zinc-plated steel sheets (2020–2022) Baosteel-Australia Joint Research and Development

Rational design of low-toxic halide perovskites for high-performance optoelectronic devices (2020–2022) Research Donation Generic

Low-cost and printable thin-film batteries for self-powered electronic devices (2019–2022) Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowships

Key Publications

  1. Shiwei Tao, Baris Demir, Ardeshir Baktash, Yutong Zhu, Qingbing Xia, Yalong Jiao, Yuying Zhao, Tongen Lin, Ming Li, Miaoqiang Lyu*, Ian Gentle, Lianzhou Wang, Ruth Knibbe*,  Solvent‐derived Fluorinated Secondary Interphase for Reversible Zn‐graphite Dual‐ion Batteries, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2023, e202307208
  2. Shiwei Tao, Cheng Zhang, Jincan Zhang, Yalong Jiao, Ming Li, Weikang Lin, Lingbing Ran, Benoit Clement, Miaoqiang Lyu* ,Ian Gentle, Lianzhou Wang, Ruth Knibbe* , A Hydrophobic and Fluorophilic Coating Layer for Stable and Reversible Aqueous Zinc Metal Anodes, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2022, 446, 136607
  3. Mehri Ghasemi, Lei Zhang, Jung‐Ho Yun, Mengmeng Hao, Dongxu He, Peng Chen, Yang Bai, Tongen Lin, Mu Xiao, Aijun Du, Miaoqiang Lyu*, Lianzhou Wang*, Dual‐Ion‐Diffusion Induced Degradation in Lead‐Free Cs2AgBiBr6 Double Perovskite Solar Cells, Advanced Functional Materials, 2020, 30, 2002342
  4. Miaoqiang Lyu, Jung-Ho Yun, Peng Chen, Mengmeng Hao and Lianzhou Wang, Addressing toxicity of lead: progress and applications of low-toxic metal halide perovskites and their derivatives, Advanced Energy Materials, 2017, DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201602512.
  5. Eun Ji Yoo, Miaoqiang Lyu, Jung-Ho Yun, Chi Jung Kang, Young Jin Choi, and Lianzhou Wang, Resistive Switching Behaviour in Organic–Inorganic Hybrid CH3NH3PbI3−xClx Perovskite for Resistive Random Access Memory Devices, Advanced Materials, 2015, 27, 6170-6175