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

    6009 Perth


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Dr. Wen Lei is a Professor, an ARC Future Fellow, the Program Chair of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and the Chair of the IEEE Western Australia Joint ESP Chapter (Electron Devices Society, Solid State Circuits Society, and Photonics Society), and and leads the Electronic Materials and Devices Research at Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Western Australia. His current research mainly focuses on semiconductor materials, devices and their system applications such as infrared detectors, lasers, solar cells and others. He holds 2 patents and has published more than 130 high profile papers in top journals like Applied Physics Reviews, Physical Review Letters, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Nano Letters, and Applied Physics Letters, etc. He was awarded his prestigious ARC Future Fellowship in 2013 and ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2006. He also received several “Best Paper" Awards from IEEE journals and IEEE conferences. He is also an associate editor/editorial board member of five international journals, a member of Scientific Advisory Board/Technical Program Committee/Organizing Committee for several international conferences and a regular reviewer for various international prestigious journals and funding agencies.

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

For his research publications, please visit his Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=UDxraXMAAAAJ&hl=en

Funding overview

Funding received (selected)

• Defect generation in hetero-epitaxy on lattice mismatched substrates, ARC Discovery Project, Lead CI
• Advanced Multifunctional Electro-Opto-Magneto-Mechanical Analysis Platform, ARC LIEF Project, CI
• Defect engineering in MBE-grown HgCdTe, ARC Linkage Project, CI
• 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;
• Advanced curved infrared sensors ;
• 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 2003 "Engineering Electrical Fundamentals", Unit Coordinator and Lecturer (2021 ~ present)
• ENSC 3021 "Circuits and Electronics", Unit Coordinator and Lecturer (2019 ~ present)
• ENSC 3017 "Circuits and Electronics", Unit Coordinator and Lecturer (2015~2019)
• ENSC 3014 "Electronic Materials and Devices", Unit Coordinator and Lecturer (2014)
• ELEC 4301 "Digital Communications and Networking", Lecturer (2013)
• ELEC 3306 "Signals and Systems 3", Lecturer (2012)

Dr. Wen Lei delivered excellent teaching at UWA and received a number of teaching awards, including:
• UWA EECE Sustained High SURF Teaching Awards (2019)
• UWA EMS Faculty Teaching Award (2018)


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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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