Shihui Wen

Associate Professor

NSFC Excellent Scientist

Background Information: 

Dr. Wen Shihui is currently an Associate Professor and Ph.D supervisor in the College of Science at Eastern Institute of Technology, Ningbo. His academic journey encompasses a Master's degree from Donghua University and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Technology Sydney. 

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to research, Dr. Wen was honored with Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) in 2021. His career has revolved around design and synthesis of nanoprobes, tuning their magnetic and luminescence properties and integrating the multiple functions for nanophotonics and biomedical applications. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers in top-tier SCI journals, including Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Photonics, Nature Communications, and the others. He has also been invited as guest speaker at numerous domestic and international academic conferences, delivering over 10 invited presentations in recent years. 

Research Field:

Precise manipulation of rare earth-doped nanocrystals

Design of luminescent nanomaterials for nanophotonics applications

Development of nanoprobes for biomedical application

Educational Background:

2014.08-2018.11  PhD,   University of Technology Sydney

2009.09-2012.03  M. S.,  Donghua University

2005.09-2009.07  B. E.,  Shaanxi University of Science and Technology

Work Experience:

2024.01-PresentAssociate Professor, Eastern Institute of Technology, Ningbo

2023.07-2023.12DECRA fellow/Senior LecturerUniversity of Technology Sydney 

2022.03- 2023.06DECRA fellow/LecturerUniversity of Technology Sydney 

2018.02-2022.03Research AssociateUniversity of Technology Sydney 

2012.04-2014.07Research AssistantDonghua University

Academic Experience: (Optional)

2024.01-PresentVisiting Fellow  University of Technology Sydney

2023.03-PresentVisiting Researcher  The University of Melbourne 

2018.10-2018.12Visiting Researcher  Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology

Academic Part-time Jobs (Partial):

2021-Present: Guest Editor of Nanomaterials

Awards and Honors:

2023: Outstanding Young Talents Program (Overseas)

2022: Finalist of UTS Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Early Career Research Excellence 

2021: Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)

Representative Works:

General Information

To date, he has published over 80 peer-reviewed research papers in top-tier SCI journals, such as Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Photonics (2), and Nature Communications (5). These publications span the cutting-edge realms of nanomaterials, nanophotonics, and nanomedicine.

In total, his work has garnered more than 7,500 citations, with an impressive H-index of 43. 

Google Scholar:



10 Representative Works (#refers to the co-first authors, * refers to the corresponding author)

[1] Ghorbanpour S.M.#, Wen S.#, Kaitu’u-Lino T.u.J., Hannan N.J., Jin D., McClements L.*, Quantitative Point of Care Tests for Timely Diagnosis of Early‐Onset Preeclampsia with High Sensitivity and Specificity, Angewandte Chemie (2023) e202301193.

[2] Li D., Wen S.*, Kong M., Liu Y., Hu W., Shi B., Shi X.*, Jin D.*, Highly Doped Upconversion Nanoparticles for In Vivo Applications Under Mild Excitation Power, Analytical Chemistry 92(16) (2020) 10913-10919.    

[3] Wen S.#, Liu Y.#, Wang F., Lin G., Zhou J., Shi B., Suh Y.D., Jin D.*, Nanorods with multidimensional optical information beyond the diffraction limit, Nature Communications 11(1) (2020) 6047.     

[4] Wen S., Zhou J., Schuck P.J.*, Suh Y.D.*, Schmidt T.W.*, Jin D.*, Future and challenges for hybrid upconversion nanosystems, Nature Photonics 13(12) (2019) 828-838.    

[5] Wen S., Zhou J., Zheng K., Bednarkiewicz A.*, Liu X.*, Jin D.*, Advances in highly doped upconversion nanoparticles, Nature Communications 9(1) (2018) 2415.

[6] Wen S.*, Li D., Liu Y., Chen C., Wang F., Zhou J., Bao G., Zhang L., Jin D., Power-Dependent Optimal Concentrations of Tm3+ and Yb3+ in Upconversion Nanoparticles, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 13(23) (2022) 5316-5323

[7] Bao G., Wen S.*, Lin G., Yuan J., Lin J., Wong K.-L.*, Bünzli J.-C.G.*, Jin D.*, Learning from lanthanide complexes: The development of dye-lanthanide nanoparticles and their biomedical applications, Coordination Chemistry Reviews 429 (2021) 213642.

[8] Zhou J.*, Wen S., Liao J., Clarke C., Tawfik S.A., Ren W., Mi C., Wang F., Jin D.*, Activation of the surface dark-layer to enhance upconversion in a thermal field, Nature Photonics 12(3) (2018) 154–158.

[9] Zhao L.#, Wen S.#, Zhu M., Li D., Xing Y., Shen M., Shi X.*, Zhao J.*, 99mTc-labelled multifunctional polyethylenimine-entrapped gold nanoparticles for dual mode SPECT and CT imaging, Artificial cells, nanomedicine, and biotechnology 46 (2018) 488-498.

[10] Wang F.*, Wen S., He H., Wang B., Zhou Z., Shimoni O., Jin D.*, Microscopic inspection and tracking of single upconversion nanoparticles in living cells, Light Sci. Appl. 7 (2018) e18007.