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Dr. Zhenhua Luo

Research Staff

I completed both of my bachelor(honours) and PhD at University of New South Wales, Australia. After completing PhD I worked in the electron microscopy department of Curtin University, Australia, and later on as a R&D manager in a start-up company to develop energy harvesting floors. I joined the EEE group at University of Southampton as research fellow in November 2013.


Research interests

ferroelectric materials, energy harvesting, and nanofabrication.




PhD in Materials Sceience and Engineering - University of New South Wales, Australia

Bachelor in Advanced Science (Nanotechnology) - University of New South Wales, Australia

Conferences attended

ARNAM 2007, ARNAM 2008, EMA 2010, APMC 10, ICONN 2012


Luo, Zhenhua, Glaum, Julia, Granzow, Torsten, Jo, Wook, Dittmer, Robert, Hoffman, Mark and Rödel, Jürgen (2010) Bipolar and Unipolar Fatigue of Ferroelectric BNT?Based Lead?Free Piezoceramics. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 94, (2), 529-535. (doi:10.1111/j.1551-2916.2010.04101.x).

Luo, Zhenhua, Granzow, Torsten, Glaum, Julia, Jo, Wook, Rödel, Jürgen and Hoffman, Mark (2011) Effect of Ferroelectric Long?Range Order on the Unipolar and Bipolar Electric Fatigue in Bi1/2Na1/2TiO3?Based Lead?Free Piezoceramics. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 94, (11), 3927-3933. (doi:10.1111/j.1551-2916.2011.04605.x).

Luo, Zhenhua, Pojprapai, Soodkhet, Glaum, Julia and Hoffman, Mark (2012) Electrical Fatigue?Induced Cracking in Lead Zirconate Titanate Piezoelectric Ceramic and Its Influence Quantitatively Analyzed by Refatigue Method. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 95, (8), 2593-2600. (doi:10.1111/j.1551-2916.2012.05232.x).

Pojprapai, Soodkhet, Luo, Zhenhua, Clausen, Bjørn, Vogel, Sven, Brown, Donald, Russel, Jennifer and Hoffman, Mark (2009) Dynamic processes of domain switching in lead zirconate titanate under cyclic mechanical loading by in situ neutron diffraction. Acta Materialia, 58, (6), 1897-1908. (doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2009.11.026).

Pojprapai, Soodkhet, Simons, Hugh, Studer, Andrew, Luo, Zhenhua and Hoffman, Mark (2011) Temperature Dependence on Domain Switching Behavior in Lead Zirconate Titanate Under Electrical Load via In Situ Neutron Diffraction. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 94, (10), 3202-3205. (doi:10.1111/j.1551-2916.2011.04783.x).

Pojprapai, Soodkhet, Luo, Zhenhua and Yimnirun, Rattikorn (2012) Frequency effect on electrical fatigue behaviour of lead zirconate titanate ceramics. Electronics Letters, 48, (17), 1062-1064. (doi:10.1049/el.2012.1625).

Matsutani, Atsuo, Luo, Zhenhua, Pojprapai, Soodkhet, Hoffman, Mark and Pezzotti, Giuseppe (2009) Visualization of highly graded oxygen vacancy profiles in lead-zirconate-titanate by spectrally resolved cathodoluminescence spectroscopy. Applied Physics Letters (doi:10.1063/1.3245317).

Luo, Zhenhua, Zhu, Dibin, Shi, Jujie, Beeby, Steve, Zhang, Chunhong, Proynov, Plamen and Stark, Bernard (2015) Energy harvesting study on single and multilayer ferroelectret foams under compressive force. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 22, (3), 1360-1368. (doi:10.1109/TDEI.2015.7116323).

Nikolaenko, A.E., Atmatzakis, E., Papasimakis, N., Luo, Z., Shen, Z.X., Boden, S.A., Ashburn, P. and Zheludev, N.I. (2012) Terahertz bandwidth optical nonlinearity of graphene metamaterial. In, CLEO/QELS, San Jose, US, 06 - 11 May 2012. 2pp.

Luo, Zhenhua and Beeby, Stephen (2015) Inexpensive triboelectric materials for large area energy harvesting and sensing applications. At Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE) 2015 Conference, 03 - 04 Feb 2015.

Luo, Zhenhua and Beeby, Stephen (2015) Energy harvesting with ferroelectret materials. At Early Career Researchers Colloquium, London, GB, Institute of Physics.

Luo, Zhenhua and Beeby, Stephen (2014) Energy harvesting study on single and multilayer ferroelectret foam under compressive force. At 15th International Symposium on Electrets (ISE15), 10 - 13 Aug 2014.

Luo, Zhenhua (2010) Bipolar and unipolar fatigue of BNT based lead-free piezoceramics. At Electronic Materials and Applications 2010, Orlando, US, 20 - 22 Jan 2010.

Luo, Zhenhua (2010) Observations of microstructural change in near electrode regions in Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) damaged by electric fatigue. At Electronic Materials and Applications 2010, 20 - 22 Jan 2010.

Mitrovic, Ivona, Sedghi, Naser, Weerakkody, Ayendra, Ralph, Jason, Hall, Stephen, Wrench, Jacqueline, Chalker, Paul, Luo, Zhenhua and Beeby, Stephen (2015) Engineered tunnel-barrier terahertz rectifiers for optical nantennas. At American Vacuum Science 62nd Symposium and Exhibition, San Jose, USA,

Luo, Z, Zhu, D and Beeby, S (2016) Data from: An Electromechanical Model of Ferroelectret for Energy Harvesting. doi:10.5258/SOTON/387204 [dataset]

Luo, Z., Zhu, D. and Beeby, S. (2016) An electromechanical model of ferroelectret for energy harvesting. Smart Materials and Structures, 25, (045010), 1-7. (doi:10.1088/0964-1726/25/4/045010).

Luo, Z., Zhu, D. and Beeby, S. (2015) Multilayer ferroelectret-based energy harvesting insole. Journal of Physics Conference Series, 660, (012118), 1-5. (doi:10.1088/1742-6596/660/1/012118).


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