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Dr Zhongfan Jia

Associate Professor in Chemistry

College of Science and Engineering

Research Leader

Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology 

Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

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Dr Zhongfan Jia is an Associate Professor in the College of Science and Engineering at the Flinders University. He graduated with a PhD in Polymer Chemistry and Physics in 2007 from Fudan University. Followed by postdoctoral research in the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD) at the University of New South Wales from 2007 to 2009, he worked in the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) at the University of Queensland (UQ) until 2020. He was an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2013-2017), Advanced Queensland Industry Fellow (2018-2020), and a Lecturer at the University of New England (2019), Australia. He has authored more than 100 publications in the synthesis and applications of complex polymer architectures, focusing on biomedicine, catalysis, and energy storage.


  • 2023          Associate Professor, Flinders University

  • 2020-2022          Senior Lecturer, Flinders University

  • 2018-2020 Advanced Queensland Fellow (Mid.), The University of Queensland

  • 2019-2019 Lecturer in Chemistry, University of New England (AU)

  • 2013-2017 ARC Future Fellow & A/Group Leader, The University of Queensland

  • 2012-2013 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Queensland

  • 2012.8        Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania

  • 2009-2012 UQ Postdoc Research Fellow, The University of Queensland

  • 2007-2009 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of New South Wales

  • 2001-2007 Fudan University, Shanghai, China

       Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Polymer Chemistry and Physics

  • 1997-2001 Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, China

        Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), Polymer​

  • 2024           Australian Research Council, College of Experts

  • 2023           Vice-Chancellor's Research Award for MCR, Flinders University

  • 2017           Advanced Queensland Industry Fellow, Queensland Government

  • 2015           Foundation Research Excellent Award, University of Queensland

  • 2013           Australian Research Council, Future Fellowship

  • 2011           Scientific and Technical Award, Shanghai Government, China

  • 2011           Science and Technology Progress Award, Ministry of Education, China

  • 2008           Excellent PhD Thesis, top 3% in Shanghai, China

  • 2007           Excellent Graduate, top 10% at Fudan University

  • 2006           Dow Chemistry Award for PhD Students, Dow Chemistry R&D Shanghai

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