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

    6009 Perth


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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 110 high profile papers in top journals like Applied Physics Reviews, Physical Review Letters, Advanced Functional Materials, Nano Letters, Small, Advanced Optical Materials, Analytical Chemistry, and 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 four international journals and a regular reviewer for various international prestigious journals and funding agencies.

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;
• 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)


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


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