- Associate Investigator
- University of Western Australia
Dr. Wen Lei is a Professor and an ARC Future Fellow at University of Western Australia and leads the Electronic Materials and Devices Research at School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Western Australia. Since his PhD study (2003), he has been working on the epitaxial growth (MBE and MOCVD) and characterization of semiconductor thin film materials, and their applications in devices such as infrared detectors, lasers, and solar cells. In the last several years, he published 2 patents and more than 60 high profile papers in top journals like Phys. Rev. Lett., Small, Anal. Chem., Nanoscale, and Appl. Phys. Lett., etc. His recent work on semiconductor quantum dots was highly featured in Nature Materials. He was awarded his ARC Future Fellowship in 2013 and ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2006. He is also an editorial board member of two international journals and a regular reviewer for various international prestigious journals and funding agencies.
His current project include:
• MBE growth and fabrication of HgCdTe infrared sensors;
• Development of novel HgCdSe infrared materials and sensor devices;
• Advanced infrared sensors with novel device architectures;
• On-chip integration of mid-infrared chemical sensors for environmental monitoring applications;
• Novel low-dimensional semiconductor optoelectronic materials and devices, including quantum dots, nanowires, and 2-Dimensional materials;
• Energy conversion and storage materials and devices, including solar cells and battery.