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Professor Baohua Jia

Professor, Founding Director, Centre for Translational Atomaterials


Baohua Jia is a full Professor, Founding Director of Centre for Translational Atomaterials and Research Leader at Swinburne University of Technology. She was awarded a PhD (2007) from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. She is now the Program Leader of Future Manufacturing Institution and the Head of Laser and Nanomaterial Interaction (LNI) Group. She is also holding the adjunct professorship in a number of world-leading Universities. Professor Jia is the President of Australia-China Advanced Materials and Manufacture Association (ACAMMA) and an elected Fellow of Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. 

Prof. Jia’s research focuses on the fundamental light and nanomaterial interaction. In particular her work on laser manipulation of two-dimensional materials has led to the design and fabrication of functional nanostructures and nanomaterials for effective harnessing and storage of clean energy from sunlight, purifying water and air for clean environment and imaging and spectroscopy and nanofabrication using ultrafast laser towards fast-speed all-optical communications and intelligent manufacturing. 

She has co-authored more than 200 scientific publications in highly ranked journals and prestigious international conferences including Nature Photonics, Advanced Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Nature Communications, Light and Science Applications, Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) and Nano Letters et al. She has delivered more than 50 Plenary, Keynote and Invited talks at prestigious international conferences and serves multiples professional committees internationally and nationally. She was the Honorary Treasurer of Australian Optical Society (AOS) from 2015-2017. She also has been serving as the Associate Editor for APL Photonics since 2017. Professor Jia’s research findings on cutting-edge nanophotonics solar cells has been highlighted in the MIT Technology Review with more than 150 media reports worldwide. From 2006-2012, Professor Jia served as a Project Manager/Project Leader for the Centre for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS, an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence) managing the key flagship projects ‘3D bandgap confinement' and 'Nanoplasmonic’. 

Research interests

Photonics; Solar energy harvesting; Nanomterials and nanostructures; Optical communication devices; Nonlinear optics; Graphene

Fields of Research

  • Photonics, Optoelectronics And Optical Communications - 020504
  • Nonlinear Optics And Spectroscopy - 020503


Also published as: Jia, Baohua; Jia, B.; Jia, Bao Hua; Jia, Bao-Hua
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