Professor Wei Gao


Dr. Wei Gao is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, the University of Auckland.  Received his D. Phil. from Oxford University UK, he worked at MIT, USA for 5 years before coming to New Zealand.  His active research covers Nano-Materials, Thin Films and Coatings, Corrosion and Oxidation, Surface Science and Engineering, and Advanced Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications.  He leads a group of ~25 people, has more than 700 refereed research publications including 410 journal papaers, 11 books/book chapters and 16 patents.  He is the Fellow of the Royal Society NZ, Fellow of IPENZ, sits on a number of Editorial Board of international journals, and received a number of awards, including “RJ Scott Medal”, “James Cook Award”, “RH Cooper Award”, "Shorland Medal", and “Distinguished Materials Scientist of China”.  He is the member of Advisory Committee, Distinguished Overseas Chinese (by Chinese State Department), and also has close academic/research collaborations with a number of Universities and Institutes in China, Korea, Singapore and Japan.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Tang, H., Li, Y., Yang, R., & Gao, W. (2019). Phase formations and red-luminescence enhancement of Eu<sup>3+</sup>-activated NaBaY(BO<inf>3</inf>)<inf>2</inf> phosphors. Journal of Luminescence, 208, 253-258. 10.1016/j.jlumin.2018.12.058
  • Yin, L., Gao, W., & Jones, M. I. (2019). Wear behaviour and electrical conductivity of beta-Sialon-ZrN composites fabricated by reaction bonding and gas pressure sintering process. CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL, 45 (2), 2266-2274. 10.1016/j.ceramint.2018.10.140
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Jones
  • D. N, Kondamareddy, K. K., Bin, H., Lu, D., Kumar, P., Dwivedi, R. K., ... Fu, D. (2018). Enhanced visible light photodegradation activity of RhB/MB from aqueous solution using nanosized novel Fe-Cd co-modified ZnO. Scientific Reports, 8 (1).10.1038/s41598-018-29025-1
  • Xiao, F., An, J., Chen, H., Li, P., & Gao, W. (2018). x-The Effect of Microstructure on the Corrosion Fatigue Property of A7N01P-T4 Aluminum Alloy Welding Joints. CORROSION, 74 (11), 1229-1236. 10.5006/2805
  • Liu, Y., Xi, N., Fu, S., Yang, G., Fu, H., Chen, H., ... Gao, W. (2018). Mechanical and chemical stability of super-hydrophobic coatings on SMA490BW substrate prepared by HVOF spraying. MATERIALS RESEARCH EXPRESS, 5 (11)10.1088/2053-1591/aadeb3
  • Tang, H., Li, Y., Yang, R., & Gao, W. (2018). Optical properties of a novel Ce3+-activated antimony garnet-like Y3Sb5O12 for phosphor. CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL, 44 (16), 19892-19899. 10.1016/j.ceramint.2018.07.251
  • Jia, P., Tan, H., Liu, K., & Gao, W. (2018). Removal of Methylene Blue from Aqueous Solution by Bone Char. APPLIED SCIENCES-BASEL, 8 (10)10.3390/app8101903
  • Jia, P., Tan, H., Liu, K., & Gao, W. (2018). Synthesis and Photocatalytic Performance of ZnO/Bone Char Composite. MATERIALS, 11 (10)10.3390/ma11101981


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Level 8, Room 806
New Zealand

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