Dr Xiuwen Zhou
This project aims to facilitate the design process of blue OLED emitters to reach the full potential for flat panel displays and lighting.
Economy: P.R. China
Partnering Australian Institution: The University of Queensland
Project Title: The Design of Blue Emitters in Organic light Emitting Diodes (OLEOS)
Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) are an exciting new technology for flat panel displays and lighting. Improvements of blue OLEDs are vital to reach the full potential of this technology. This project aims to facilitate the design process of blue OLEO emitters through theoretical studies.
Reasons for applying for fellowship:
"To have this fellowship is an honour to me. It can help me get recognized for my research work. It also offers me a better chance to enhance the OLEDs research in Australia and China and broadens my research network".
Two fellowship positions were set aside to assure involvement for early career researchers. Dr Xiuwen Zhou is an early career researcher who also ranked within the overarching top 10 for the 2016 Australia-APEC Women in Research Fellowship. She received her Masters of Science Degree in Physics from the University of Shanghai in Science and Technology, completing the program and being awarded a full scholarship as the first place winner of her major in the postgraduate entrance examination. Her master's supervisor also noted her "excellent" master thesis.
Xiuwen completed her PHD in Chemistry from tile University of Geneva and went on to win a prestigious Early Postdoc Mobility Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation that allowed her to undertake research at the University of Queensland.
Xiuwen has fourteen peer-reviewed publications in the fields of computational chemistry and solid state physics such as the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Chemical Reviews, and Solid State Sciences. She has presented her work in conferences and seminars in Australia, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, tile United Kingdom, Italy and China. During this time she won conference travel awards from the Academic Society of Geneva and European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST).