Associate Professor Liangzhi Kou

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Role within the Centre

As a computational material scientist, Dr. Liangzhi Kou is working on the prediction of novel electronic, mechanical and magnetic properties of two-dimensional materials, and exploration of their application in energy conversion (catalytic CO2 reduction, water splitting and so on), environmental pollution reduction (toxic gas sensing and capture) and nanoelectronics. As an investigator of the Centre, Dr. Kou will also provide the theoretical supports for the experimental findings of collaborators within the centre.

Short Biography

Dr. Liangzhi Kou received his Ph.D. in 2011 from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Bremen Center of Computational Materials Sciences (BCCMS) in Germany during 2012–2014, a Research Associate at UNSW Australia in 2014, and an ARC-DECRA fellow during 2015–2018. He has been a Lecturer at Queensland University of Technology since 2015 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2021. His research mainly focuses on computational discovery and design of novel 2D materials for energy applications and 2D topological insulators.

Selected Publications

“Tunable Photocatalytic Water Splitting by the Ferroelectric Switch in a 2D AgBiP2Se6 Monolayer” L. Ju.; Shang, J.; Tang, X.; Kou, L. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 1492-1500.

“Reversible gas capture using a ferroelectric switch and 2D molecule multiferroics on the In2Se3 monolayer” Tang, X.; Shang, J.; Gu, Y.; Du, A.; Kou, L. J. Mater. Chem.  A 2020, 8, 7331-7338.

“Two-Dimensional Ferroics and Multiferroics: Platforms for New Physics and Applications” Tang, X.; Kou, L. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2019, 10, 6634.

“MoSSe monolayer: a superior and strain-sensitive gas sensing material” Jin, C.; Dai, Y.; Kou, L.; Janus, A. J. Mater. Chem. A 2019, 7, 1099.

“Gas sensing and capturing based on two‐dimensional layered materials: Overview from theoretical perspective” Tang, X.; Du, A.; Kou, L. WIREs: Comp. Mol. Sci. 2018, 8 e1361.