Development of low-toxicity metal halide perovskites for solar energy conversion

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. 


​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. 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.

2. Miaoqiang Lyu, Jung-Ho Yun, Rasin Ahmed, Daniel Elkington, Qiong Wang, Meng Zhang, Hongxia Wang, Paul Dastoor, Lianzhou Wang, Bias-dependent effects in planar perovskite solar cells based on CH3NH3PbI3-xClx films, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2015, 453, 9-14

3. Miaoqiang Lyu, Meng Zhang, Nathan A. Cooling, Yalong Jiao, Qiong Wang, Jung-Ho Yun, Ben Vaughan, Gerry Triani, Peter Evans, Xiaojing Zhou, Krishna Feron, Aijun Du, Paul Dastoor, and Lianzhou Wang, Highly compact and uniform CH3NH3Sn0.5Pb0.5I3 films for efficient panchromatic planar perovskite solar cells, Science Bulletin, 2016, 61, 1558-1562

4. Miaoqiang Lyu, Jung-Ho Yun, Molang Cai, Yalong Jiao, Paul V. Bernhardt, Meng Zhang, Qiong Wang, Aijun Du, Hongxia Wang, Gang Liu, Lianzhou Wang, Organic–inorganic bismuth (III)-based material: A lead-free, air-stable and solution-processable light-absorber beyond organolead perovskites, Nano Research, 2015, 9, 692-702

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 (*Those authors contributed equally)