• The University of Western Australia (M018), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


Dr. Wen Lei is a Professor and an ARC Future Fellow at University of Western Australia and leads the Electronic Materials and Devices Research Lab (EMDRL) 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, MOCVD and CVD) and characterization of semiconductor thin film materials, and their applications in devices such as detectors, lasers, and solar cells. In the last several years, He holds 2 patents and has published over 70 high profile papers in top journals like Applied Physics Reviews, Physical Review Letters, Small, Analytical Chemistry, Nanoscale, Applied Physics Letters, etc. He was awarded his prestigious ARC Future Fellowship in 2013 and ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2006. He is also a lead guest editor/editorial board member of five international journals and a regular reviewer for various international prestigious journals and funding agencies.

Funding overview

Funding received (selected)
• Bandgap engineered HgCdTe heterostructures on GaSb alternative substrates, ARC Discovery Project, CI
• National facility for characterisation of infrared imaging technologies, ARC LIEF Project, CI
• HgCdSe: A novel II-VI semiconductor material for next generation infrared technologies, ARC Future Fellowships, Lead CI.
• InAsSb quantum dots for mid-infrared lasers, ARC Discovery Project, Lead CI.
• Exploring new semiconductor materials for the next generation of infrared sensors, UWA ECM small Research Development Grant, Lead CI.
• Physical property study of novel HgCdSe infrared materials, UWA RCA Award, Lead CI
• Electrical characterization of novel “nBn” HgCdTe and HgCdSe infrared detectors, and HgTe/CdTe quantum well topological insulators for future electronic engineering applications, UWA Gledden Visiting Fellowship, CI.
• On-chip Mid-infrared chem/bio Sensors for analysing Hydrocarbons in Aqueous Environments, Universities Australia - DAAd German Research Cooperation Program, Lead CI.
• UWA Start-up grant, UWA, Lead CI.

Current projects

• 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.

Teaching overview

• ENSC 3017 "Circuits and Electronics", Unit Coordinator and Lecturer
• ENSC 3014 "Electronic Materials and Devices", Unit Coordinator and Lecturer
• ELEC 4301 "Digital Communications and Networking", Lecturer
• ELEC 3306 "Signals and Systems 3", Lecturer.


Key research areas of interest include:

• Molecular Beam Epitaxy;
• Thin film infrared materials and detector devices;
• Novel low-dimensional semiconductor optoelectronic materials and devices, including quantum dots, nanowires, and 2-Dimensional materials;
• Chemi/bio sensors for environmental monitoring applications
• Energy conversion and storage materials and devices, including solar cells, thermoelectric devices, and battery.

For details about his research, please visit: www.rglei.altervista.org

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Wen Lei is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 2 Similar Profiles
Infrared radiation Chemical Compounds
Focal plane arrays Chemical Compounds
focal plane devices Physics & Astronomy
Phosphors Chemical Compounds
molecular beam epitaxy Physics & Astronomy
Molecular beam epitaxy Chemical Compounds
Microlenses Chemical Compounds
Substrates Chemical Compounds

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2012 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

A Raman spectroscopy study of MBE-grown Hg 1− x Cd x Se alloys grown on GaSb (2 1 1) by molecular beam epitaxy

Pan, W. W., Zhang, Z. K., Lei, W., Liu, Z. & Faraone, L., 1 Mar 2019, In : Infrared Physics and Technology. 97, p. 365-370 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Laser excitation
Molecular beam epitaxy
Raman spectroscopy
Raman scattering
molecular beam epitaxy

Computational studies on structural and electronic properties of NiCo2S4 (001)/KOH electrolyte interface

Hu, H. H., Dou, K. P., Yuan, G. & Lei, W., 16 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Electronic Materials.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electronic properties
Structural properties
2 Citations (Scopus)

High performance visible photodetectors based on thin two-dimensional Bi2Te3 nanoplates

Liu, J. L., Wang, H., Li, X., Chen, H., Zhang, Z. K., Pan, W. W., Luo, G. Q., Yuan, C. L., Ren, Y. L. & Lei, W., 25 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 798, p. 656-664 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chemical vapor deposition
Optoelectronic devices
1 Citation (Scopus)

Modulation ferromagnetism in multiferroic BiFeO3 nanocrystals via bandgap engineering

Zhou, H., Luo, X., Yuan, C., Hong, A., He, J. & Lei, W., 24 Jun 2019, In : Applied Physics Letters. 114, 25, 253101.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

light modulation

Ultra-fast and high flexibility near-infrared photodetectors based on Bi2Se3 nanobelts grown via catalyst-free van der Waals epitaxy

Liu, J. L., Chen, H., Li, X., Wang, H., Zhang, Z. K., Pan, W. W., Yuan, G., Yuan, C. L., Ren, Y. L. & Lei, W., 31 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 152819.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Epitaxial growth
Infrared radiation

Projects 2013 2022