Professor Baohua Jia

Chief Investigator

Professor Baohua Jia is the Director of Centre for Translational Atomaterials and Theme Leader for Future Manufacturing Research Institute at Swinburne University of Technology, where she has worked since completing her PhD.

  • PhD (Swinburne University of Technology) 2007, MSc (Nankai University), 2003,BSc (Nankai University), 2000
  • Research interests:
    • Solar energy harvesting
    • Supercapacitor energy storage
    • Graphene optoelectronics
    • Laser nanofabrication and optical characterisation
  • Recent research project examples:
    • “ARC Training Centre in Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials”, CI, 2019-2024
    • “Perpetual photothermal modulation with scalable hybrid graphene films,” ARC Discovery grant (DP190103186), Lead CI, 2019-2021
    • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Innovation Connections, “A proof of concept miniaturized optical imaging systems”, Lead CI, 2018-2019
    • CRC-P High performance energy storage alternative to lithium ion batteries, 1st CI, 2017-2019
    • Patent licence fee and collaborative research agreements with industry on graphene supercapacitor commercialisation, Lead CI, 2017-2019
    • “Graphene Supply Chain Certification”, CRC-P, 2nd CI, 2017-2020
  • Recent awards:
    • Inaugural Research Impact Awards, Swinburne University of Technology, 2017
    • Prime Minister’s Science Awards, Finalist (2017)
    • 2016 Vice Chancellor Industrial Engagement Award, Swinburne University of Technology
    • Young Tall Poppy Science Award, 2013
    • L’Oréal Australia and New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowship in 2012
    • ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (PROJECT ID: DE120100291) 2012-2014
    • Vice-Chancellor’s Industry Engagement Award, Swinburne University of Technology in 2011
    • Victoria Fellowship from the Victoria Government in 2010
    • Vice-Chancellor’s Research Award (Early Career), Swinburne University of Technology in 2009
    • ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship (APD) from 2009-2011 (PROJECT ID:  DP0987006
  • Link to Publications
  • Memberships:
    • Fellow of Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
    • Life Member of Optical Society of America (OSA)
    • Life Member of SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics
    • President of Australia-China Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Association Member of Australia Institute of Physics (AIP)
    • Member of the Australian Research Council Nanotechnology Network (ARCNN)
    • Member of ARC Australian Research for Advanced Materials (ARNAM)
    • Member of ARC/NHMRC network: Fluorescence applications in biotechnology and life sciences (FABLES)
    • Member of OSA Member Advisory Network
    • Nanotechnologies Committee & Working Groups, Standards Australia


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