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Assoc Prof Min Hong

Assoc Prof Min Hong
Name Min Hong
Pronoun He/Him/His
Position Associate Professor (Thermoelectric Materials)
Section School of Engineering
Office B320
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4103
Extension 4103
Email
Qualifications PhD Qld
Languages Chinese (non accredited translator)
English (non accredited translator)
Homepage https://research.usq.edu.au/researcher/80x10/a-pr-min-hong
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Dr Min Hong is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering and Centre for Future Materials. His research focuses on thermoelectric technology, including semiconductor thermoelectric materials, organic/inorganic flexible thermoelectrics, physical/chemical principles of transport properties, and thermoelectric devices for refrigeration and power generation. In 2016, he obtained his PhD degree from the University of Queensland. With extra four-year postdoctoral training, he is experienced in SEM/TEM characterizations, MATLAB modelling, first-principle calculations, and finite element analysis simulations. As the leading author, he has secured publications in Joule, Energy & Environmental Science, Advanced Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Accounts of Chemical Research, etc. He has also obtained funding of ARC DECRA and Discovery Project as the chief investigator (CI), as well as participating in an ARC Research Hub as a node CI.


  • Nanomaterials ( 100708 )
  • Functional Materials ( 091205 )
  • Nanomaterials ( 401807 )
  • Functional Materials ( 401605 )
  • Nanotechnology ( 401800 )
  • Materials Engineering ( 401600 )
  • Condensed Matter Physics ( 510400 )
  • Condensed Matter Modelling And Density Functional Theory ( 510403 )

Thermoelectric materials and devices
Wearable electronics
Electron microscope characterizations
Density functional theory calculations
Nanostructuring and composition engineering
Modelling studies on electon and phonon transport properties.


Professional Activities
Materials Research Society since 2018
Engineers Australia since 2017
International Thermoelectric Society since 2016
Australian Nanotechnology Network since 2016

Editorship
Editorial Associate for Advanced Powder Materials
Leading Guest Editor for Energies

Research grant assessor
Assessor for ARC projects

Committee members
Research Committee, School of Engineering, University of Southern Queensland
Facility Committee, Centre for Future Materials, University of Southern Queensland

Honours and Awards
Top 2% Highly Cited Researcher worldwide in 2019, 2020, and 2021 by Elsevier
Excellence Award for Early Career Research (Highly Commended), University of Southern Queensland (2022)
The most influential paper for 2021, Chinese Physical Society (2021)
CASS travel award, CASS Foundation (2019, withdrawn due to travel restrictions by COVID-19)
Publication Excellence Awards at the University of Southern Queensland (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
Dean’s Award for Outstanding Higher Degree by Research Theses at The University of Queensland (2016)
Graduate School Travel Award of The University of Queensland (2015)


  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)
  • Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences (IAESS)

EBE5003 - Research Training
ENG3104 - Engineering Simulations and Computations
ENG3111 - Technology Design Project
MEC5203 - Fibre Reinforced Composites


10 Years


  • Nanomaterials ( 100708 )
  • Functional Materials ( 091205 )
  • Nanomaterials ( 401807 )
  • Functional Materials ( 401605 )
  • Nanotechnology ( 401800 )
  • Materials Engineering ( 401600 )
  • Condensed Matter Physics ( 510400 )
  • Condensed Matter Modelling And Density Functional Theory ( 510403 )