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Assoc. Prof. Baohua Jia

Associate Professor




Contact Details:

Office: AMDC 813B-1
Phone: +61 3 9214 4819
Fax: +61 3 9214 5435
Email: bjia@swin.edu.au

Mail To:

Swinburne University of Technology
Centre for Micro-Photonics (H74)
John Street
PO Box 218
Hawthorn, Victoria , 3122
Australia

Background
 Doctor of Philosophy in Optics, 2007
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Master of Science in Optical Communications, 2003
Nankai University, P.R. China

Bachelor of Science in Applied Optics & Bachelor of Economics in Management, 2000
Nankai University, P.R. China
Research Interests
 
  • Ultrafast laser imaging, spectroscopy and nanofabrication of novel photonic nanostructures

  • Investigation of functionality and nonlinear effects inside 3D photonic nanostructures

  • Development of active photonic devices facilitated with quantum dots and graphene

  • Development of novel nanoplasmonic devices with laser nanofabrication
    Design and fabrication of nanostructures and nanomaterials for energy related photonics research

  • Graphene oxide optoelectronic devices
Membership of Professional Organisations
 Life Member of Optical Society of America (OSA)
Member of OSA Member Advisory Network
Member of Australia Institute of Physics (AIP)
Member of Australia Optical Society (AOS)
Member of the Australian Research Council Nanotechnology Network (ARCNN)
Member of ARC Australian Research for Advanced Materials (ARNAM)
Member of ARC/NHMRC network: Fluorescence applications in biotechnology and life sciences (FABLES)
PhD Thesis
 Study on the complex evanescent focal region of a high numerical aperture objective and its applications
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Areas of Expertise and Research
 
  • 2013-(ongoing), Associate Professor, Research Leader, Nanophotonics Solar Technology, Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), Centre for Micro-Photonics, Faculty of SET, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

  • 2012-2013, Senior Research Fellow, Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), Centre for Micro-Photonics, Faculty of EIS, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, Project Leader for the Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS)-an ARC Centre of Excellence

  • 2010-2012, Senior Research Fellow, Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Fellow (APD), Centre for Micro-Photonics, Faculty of EIS, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia Project Leader for the Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS)-an ARC Centre of Excellence

  • 2009-2010, Research Fellow, Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Fellow (APD), Centre for Micro-Photonics, Faculty of EIS, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia Project Manager for the Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS)-an ARC Centre of Excellence

  • 2009-2010, Research Fellow, Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Fellow (APD), Centre for Micro-Photonics, Faculty of EIS, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia Project Manager for the Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS)-an ARC Centre of Excellence
Professional Committees and Activities
 Professional services:
  • Committee Member of Academic Senate, Swinburne University of Technology, 2014-2015

  • Committee Member of Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committees


Regular referee for international professional journals:
Optics letters, Optics Express, Journal of the Optical Society of America B (JOSAB), ACS Nano, Optics Communication, Applied Optics, Nanotechnology, New Journal of Physics, Nanotechnology, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics and Measurement Science and Technology.

Grant reviewer:
  • Australian Research Council (Discovery Project, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award and Future Fellow schemes)

  • British Columbia Innovation Council, Canada

  • Department of Management and Administration of Thematic Research Programmes , Partnerships in S&T Priority Domains Programme, Romania
    OSA Foundation


Conference organisation and session chair:
  • Session Chair, Energy Materials Nanotechnology, April 14-17 (2015) Beijing, China

  • Organising committee for OptoElectronics and Communication Conference and Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology 2014 (OECC-ACOFT), Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia from 6-10 July 2014

  • Organising committee for 2014 OSA Optics Congress on Renewable Energy and the Environment, Canberra, Australia, 2 - 5 December, 2014

  • Organising committee for the 3rd International Summit on Green Photonics, Melbourne, Australia 13 January, 2014

  • Organising committee and Conference General Chair for Graphene Workshop in the Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems, Melbourne, August 13 2013

  • Session co-chair for BIT's 2nd Annual World Congress of Advanced Materials-2013, Suzhou, China, June 5-7 2013

  • Organising committee for The SOLAR 2012 conference 50th annual conference of the Australian Solar Council (AuSES), Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn Campus, Melbourne on the 6th & 7th of December 2012

  • Organising committee for the 2nd International Summit on Green Photonics, Tsinghua University, China 28 Nov, 2012

  • Organising committee for Asia Communications and Optics Conference - ACP 2011, Shanghai, China 13-16 November, 2011

  • Organising committee for NanoPhotonics Downunder: Device and Applications (NanoPhotonics2009), Melbourne, Australia June 21-24, 2009

  • Session organiser for 'Femtosecond Photonics: Microfabrication and Optical Data Storage' in the Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium in Hangzhou, China, 24-28 March, 2008

  • Chairman for Femtosecond Photonics: Microfabrication and Optical Data Storage session in Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS) in Hangzhou, China, 24-28 March, 2008
Grant, Prize and Awards
 
  • ARC Discovery grant (PROJECT ID: DP150102972) 2015-2017, $375,100

  • FSET 2014 Research Infrastructure Investment Scheme, Swinburne University of Technology. ($12,790)

  • Visiting Research Scheme Award 2014, Swinburne University of Technology:$10,000

  • CASS Foundation Travel Grant 2013

  • ARC Discovery grant (PROJECT ID: DP140100849) in 2013: $550,000

  • 2013 Young Tall Poppy Science Award, Australian Institute of Policy and Science & the Tall Poppy Campaign

  • CASS Foundation Travel Grant 2013: $2,750

  • L'Oreal Australia and New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowship in 2012

  • Research fund from Chinese National Natural Science Foundation (PROJECT ID: A040405) in 2012

  • ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (PROJECT ID: DE120100291) 2012-2014

  • Vice-Chancellor's Industry Engagement Award in 2011

  • ARC LIEF grant (PROJECT ID: LE110100121) in 2010

  • French Fellowship from Australian French Association for Science and Technology in 2010

  • Victoria Fellowship from the Victoria Government in 2010

  • Travel grant from the Australian-China Young Scientist Exchange scheme from
    Australian academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) in 2010

  • Awarded International Science Linkages - Science Academies Program travel grant from the
    Australian Academy of Science to undertake scientific visits to Europe in 2010

  • Vice-Chancellor's Research Award (Early Career) for research excellence from Swinburne University of Technology in 2009

  • ARCNN Bursaries (Australian Research Council Nanotechnology Network) for presentation on The 8th International Photonic & Electromagnetic Crystal Structures Meeting (PECS VIII) in April 2009

  • Travel grant from the Australian-China Young Scientist Exchange scheme from Australian academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) in 2009

  • ARC discovery grant: ARC Postdoctoral Fellow (APD) from 2009-2011 (PROJECT ID: DP0987006)

  • Swinburne University of Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Industrial initiative grant award in 2008

  • Inclusion in the 10th Anniversary Edition of Who's Who in Science and Engineering in 2008

  • Biotechnology Entrepreneur Young Achievement Australia Award in 2005
Student supervision
 PhD opportunities available. Please contact Baohua Jia for more details
  • Principle coordinating supervisor for PhD students: Mr. Yunyi Yang, Ms. Shuo Li, Mr. Yinan Zhang, Mr. Boyuan Cai, Ms. Sahar Tabriz, Mr. Xiaorui Zheng

  • Coordinating supervisor for PhD students: Ms. Shouyi Xie, Mr. Haitao Luan, Ms. Litty Thekkekara, Ms. Zahrra'a Mohammed Ali Al-Baiaty

  • Co-supervisor for PhD students: Mr. Li Fu, Mr. Lai Jia Jiun, Mr. Japheth Lau Zi Jun

  • Graduated PhD students: Dr. Jiafang Li, Dr. Hong Kang, Dr. Elisa Nicoletti and Dr. Muntasir Hossain, Dr. Han Lin, Dr. Zongsong Gan

  • Master student: Mr. Zhengguang He
Latest Publications
 
70.   Biomimetic and plasmonic hybrid light trapping for highly efficient ultrathin crystalline silicon solar cells
Yu Zhang, Baohua Jia and Min Gu
Opt. Express 24 (6), A506-A514 (2016); doi: 10.1364/OE.24.00A506
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69.   Functional Optical Plasmonic Resonators Fabricated via Highly Photosensitive Direct Laser Reduction
Sahar Tabrizi, Yaoyu Cao, Benjamin P. Cumming, Baohua Jia and Min Gu
Adv. Opt. Mater. 2015 IN PRESS; doi: 10.1002/adom.201500568
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68.   Highly efficient and ultra-broadband graphene oxide ultrathin lenses with three-dimensional subwavelength focusing
Xiaorui Zheng, Baohua Jia, Han Lin, Ling Qiu, Dan Li and Min Gu
Nat. Commun 6 (8433), (2015); doi: 10.1038/ncomms9433
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67.   Bi-directional evolutionary optimization for photonic band gap structures
Fei Meng, Xiaodong Huang and Baohua Jia
302, 393-404 (2015); doi: 10.1016/j.jcp.2015.09.010
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66.   Nanophotonics silicon solar cells: status and future challenges
Baohua Jia
Nanotechnol Rev 4 (4), 337-346 (2015); doi: 10.1515/ntrev-2015-0025
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65.   Enhanced optical nonlinearities of hybrid graphene oxide films functionalized with gold nanoparticles
Scott Fraser, Xiaorui Zheng, Ling Qiu, Dan Li and Baohua Jia
Appl. Phys. Lett. 107 (031112), (2015); doi: 10.1063/1.4927387
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64.   On-chip energy storage integrated with solar cells using a laser scribed graphene oxide film
Thekkekara Litty V, Baohua Jia, Zhang Yinan, Qiu Ling, Li Dan and Min Gu
Appl. Phys. Lett. 107 (3), (2015); doi: 10.1063/1.4927145
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63.   A frozen matrix hybrid optical nonlinear system enhanced by a particle lens
Chen Lianwei, Zheng Xiaorui, Du Zheren, Baohua Jia, Min Gu and Hong Minghui
Nanoscale 7 (36), 14982-14988 (2015); doi: 10.1039/C5NR03304G
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62.   Entire band absorption enhancement in double-side textured ultrathin solar cells by nanoparticle imprinting
Boyuan Cai, Baohua Jia, Jia Fang, Guofu Hou, Xiaodan Zhang, Ying Zhao, and Min Gu
J. Appl. Phys. 117 (22), (2015); doi: 10.1063/1.4922496
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61.   A Metamaterial Emitter for Highly Efficient Radiative Cooling
Md Muntasir Hossain, Baohua Jia and Min Gu
Adv. Optical Mater. 2015 IN PRESS; doi: 10.1002/adom.201500119
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60.   Graphenized Carbon Nanofiber: A Novel Light-Trapping and Conductive Material to Achieve an Efficiency Breakthrough in Silicon Solar Cells
Xi Chen, Baohua Jia, Boyuan Cai, Jia Fang, Ze Chen, Xiaodan Zhang, Ying Zhao and Min Gu
Adv. Mater. 2014 IN PRESS; doi: 10.1002/adma.201404123
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59.   Influence of rear located silver nanoparticle induced light losses on the light trapping of silicon wafer-based solar cells
Yinan Zhang, Baohua Jia, Zi Ouyang and Min Gu
J. Appl. Phys. 116 (12), 124303 (2014); doi: 10.1063/1.4896486
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58.   Graphenised carbon nanofiber: a novel light-trapping material to achieve ultrahigh efficiency silicon thin-film solar cells
Xi Chen, Baohua Jia, Boyuan Cai, Jia Fang, Ze Chen, Xiaodan Zhang and Min Gu
Adv. Materials 27 (5), 849-855 (2015); doi: 10.1002/adma.201404123
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57.   Perovskite-based low-cost and high-efficiency hybrid halide solar cells
Jiandong Fan, Baohua Jia and Min Gu
Photonics Research 2 (5), 111-120 (2014); doi: 10.1364/PRJ.2.000111
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56.   Preparation and electrocatalytic properties of polydopamine functionalized reduced graphene oxide-silver nanocomposites
Li Fu, Guosong Lai, Baohua Jia and Aimin Yu
Electrocatalysis 6 (1), 72-76 (2015); doi: 10.1007/s12678-014-0219-9
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