Bolong Zhang


Bolong joined the group as a postdoctoral Research Associate in 2020, following the completion of his Ph.D. at the University of Melbourne (UoM), Australia in December 2019. 

In 2012 Bolong graduated from Fuzhou University, China, with a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry, joining Dr. Wallace Wong’s group at UoM the following year. In 2015 he completed his MSc. in Chemistry and re-joined the Wong Group as a Ph.D. candidate in 2016, co-supervised by Prof. Kenneth Ghiggino and Dr. David Jones. During his Ph.D., Bolong was focusing on luminescent solar concentrator related topics, and was also involved in projects of organic photovoltaics, excitonic fusion and fission. This gave him some experience in organic synthesis, electronic device fabrication and spectroscopy analysis.  

Outside the lab and office, Bolong usually spends his free time in reading novels, playing video games and cooking. He can play basketball, badminton and table-tennis, swimming and hiking, if you invite him.  

Current research

Bolong’s research will be focusing on the development of advanced materials and systems for solar spectral converters. Currently, he is working on both solid-state down-shifting and up-conversion materials and relevant applications in flexible polymeric hosts. 


  • Monica Reum Prize (2019), Department of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • Best Ph.D. paper award (2019), Annual workshop of ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science
  • Albert Shimmins Award (2019), University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • Best Presentation in MEI Symposium 2018, Melbourne Energy Institut, Australia 
  • Andrew Kirby Award of Research Excellence 2016, University of Melbourne, Australia

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