Professor Wei Gao


Dr. Wei Gao is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, the University of Auckland.  Received his D. Phil. from Oxford University UK, he worked at MIT, USA for 5 years before coming to New Zealand.  His active research covers Nano-Materials, Thin Films and Coatings, Corrosion and Oxidation, Surface Science and Engineering, and Advanced Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications.  He leads a group of ~25 people, has more than 700 refereed research publications including 410 journal papaers, 11 books/book chapters and 16 patents.  He is the Fellow of the Royal Society NZ, Fellow of IPENZ, sits on a number of Editorial Board of international journals, and received a number of awards, including “RJ Scott Medal”, “James Cook Award”, “RH Cooper Award”, "Shorland Medal", and “Distinguished Materials Scientist of China”.  He is the member of Advisory Committee, Distinguished Overseas Chinese (by Chinese State Department), and also has close academic/research collaborations with a number of Universities and Institutes in China, Korea, Singapore and Japan.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Zhang, K., Gao, W., Shi, R., Yan, Z., Song, B., & Hu, A. P. (2020). An Impedance Matching Network Tuning Method for Constant Current Output Under Mutual Inductance and Load Variation of IPT System. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, 35 (10), 11108-11118. 10.1109/TPEL.2020.2978104
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Aiguo Patrick Hu
  • Yue, X., Pu, Y., Zhang, W., Zhang, T., & Gao, W. (2020). Ultrafine Pt nanoparticles supported on double -shelled C/TiO 2 hollow spheres material as highly efficient methanol oxidation catalysts. JOURNAL OF ENERGY CHEMISTRY, 49, 275-282. 10.1016/j.jechem.2020.02.045
  • Bokhari, S. W., Siddique, A. H., Yue, X., Singh, H., Hayat, M. D., & Gao, W. (2020). A hybrid composite of rGO/TiO2 as a double layer electrode with improved capacitance performance. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESEARCH10.1002/er.5864
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Syeda Wishal Bokhari, Muhammad Hayat
  • Huang, L., Wang, H., Wu, P., Huang, W., Gao, W., Fang, F., ... Zhu, Z. (2020). Wearable Flexible Strain Sensor Based on Three-Dimensional Wavy Laser-Induced Graphene and Silicone Rubber. Sensors (Basel, Switzerland), 20 (15).10.3390/s20154266
  • Wang, Y., Gao, W., He, Z., Jin, Y., Qiao, Y., Cheng, G., ... Zhi, Z. (2020). Cu-Sn-Zn nanocomposite coatings prepared by TiO2 sol-enhanced electrodeposition. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ELECTROCHEMISTRY, 50 (8), 875-885. 10.1007/s10800-020-01442-z
  • Neena, D., Humayun, M., Zuo, W., Liu, C. S., Gao, W., & Fu, D. J. (2020). Hierarchical hetero-architectures of in-situ g-C3N4-coupled Fe-doped ZnO micro-flowers with enhanced visible-light photocatalytic activities. APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 50610.1016/j.apsusc.2019.145017
  • Fu, Z. H., Yang, B. J., Shan, M. L., Li, T., Zhu, Z. Y., Ma, C. P., ... Gao, W. (2020). Hydrogen embrittlement behavior of SUS301L-MT stainless steel laser-arc hybrid welded joint localized zones. CORROSION SCIENCE, 16410.1016/j.corsci.2019.108337
  • Neena, D., Humayun, M., Lu, D., Mohan, V. B., Fu, D., & Gao, W. (2020). Cadmium and iron decorated ZnO nanoparticles: Effects on physical, electrochemical and antibacterial performance. CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL, 46 (4), 5278-5288. 10.1016/j.ceramint.2019.10.278


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