Yue Bian

Research Interests

  • Nanowire basesd photoelectronic applications


  • Bachelor of Science in Microelectronics, School of Electronic and Optical Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, PR China 2016
  • Master of Science in Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics, School of Electronic Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, PR China 2019
  • Research assistant, School of Electronic Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, PR China 2021

Achievements & Awards


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Mr. Bian is a second-year Ph.D. student under the supervision of Prof.  Lan Fu of the Australian National University. In the past 6 years, he focused on solar-driven photothermal processes for clean water production at Nanjing University (China). He proposed and fabricated a new design of a TiN-based solar-vapor generator (Journal of Materials Research 2018, 33, 3857, cited by 18), used carbonized bamboos (Advanced Materials Technologies 2019, 4, 1800593, front cover, cited by 130), and magnolia fruits (Global Challenges 2019, 3, 1900040, front cover, cited by 32) for excellent solar vapor generation (>3L m-2 h-1 under 1-sun, enough for the daily needs of adults), developed an energy down-conversion strategy for clean water generation and solute recovery (Global Challenges 2021, 5, 2000077; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2021, 13, 4935, front cover; ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2022, 14, 29, 34151–34158) which were featured by ACS Axial (, Advanced Science News (, and SmartWaterMagazine ( Mr. Bian also proposed and realized the concept of farming on the ocean via desalination (FOOD) to decouple the trade-offs between water shortage and crop production.  Mr. Bian is now focused on the demonstration of the first-ever nanowire quantum well infrared photodetector under the guidance of Prof. Lan Fu, Prof. Hoe Tan, Prof. Chennupati Jagadish from ANU, and Prof. Madhu Bhaskaran from RMIT University.


Current Projects

  • Nanowire quantum well infrared photodetector

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