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Professor Zhenguo Huang is working at the University of Technology Sydney, leading the Hydrogen Energy Program at UTS and a research group on Boron for Energy Storage and Transfer (BEST). 


He received a Ph.D. at the University of Wollongong, Australia, in 2007. This was followed by a postdoctoral appointment at The Ohio State University in the U.S. He won a Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) and Future Fellowships from the Australian Research Council. He is a Research Advisor appointed by the National Institute for Materials Science (Japan),  a recipient of the Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation), and Chair of the International Hydrogen Carriers Alliance. 


His research is centered on boron chemistry. His research interests are in the fields of hydrogen storage materials, electrolytes for Na-ion, Mg, and Mg/Li+ hybrid batteries, and two-dimensional boron-containing nanosheets. His breakthrough in hydrogen storage and Na-ion batteries has been successfully commercialized in partnership with Boron Molecular, a specialist chemical manufacturer.

Some of the awards include:

  • Future Fellowships, Australian Research Council

  • Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Commercialisation, Impact and Engagement, UOW

  • Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Australian Research Council

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow (3-year), UOW

  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad

  • Student of the Year, Northeastern University

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