Associate Professor Jingwei Hou

ARC Future Fellow

School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
+61 7 336 54157


Dr Jingwei Hou received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of New South Wales in 2015. He then joined the UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology (2015-2017) and University of Cambridge (2017-2019, affiliate of the Trinity College) for this post-doctoral research. In 2019, he returned Australia as an ARC DECRA Fellow at the School of Chemical Engineering, University of Queensland. In 2021, he was named the ARC Future Fellow. He is currently a Senior Lecturer and group leader of the Functional Materials Engineering (fme) Lab.

Dr Jingwei Hou has attracted over $3.5m AUD external research funds as the lead CI or sole CI, and contributed over 40 plenary, keynote and invited talks. So far, he has 1 book chapter and 130+ publications in highly-ranked international peer-reviewed journals (including lead author publications in Science, Nature Communications, CHEM, Cell Report Physical Science, JACS, Angew Chem, Advanced Materials, Journal of Membrane Science, ChemComm etc), which attracted over 9k+ citations and an H index of 57. He is the Membrane Separation Theme Leader of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Green Electrochemical Transformation for Carbon Dioxide (2023-2029). His main research focuses on understanding the physical properties of the microporous materials and translating them into useful devices for membrane separation, optics, energy storage and catalysis.

Research Interests

  • Microporous glass composites
    One of my research interest is regulating the physical and chemical properties of microporous glass materials, realising efficient separation, catalysis and energy applications.

Research Impacts


  • Membrane Society of Australasia Membrane Research Award (2023)
  • Mid-Research Leadership Award, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology, UQ (2023)
  • Australian Synchrotron Research Award (2022)
  • Fundemental Research Excellence Award, UQ (2022)
  • Rising Star of Science Award, (2022)
  • Young Tall Poppy Award, Queensland, AIPS (2022)
  • Top 100 of Global Create the Future Design Contest (2022)
  • ARC Future Fellowship (2022-2025)
  • ARC DECRA Fellowship (2019-2022)
  • Research Excellence in Functional Nanomaterials Award, UQ (2021)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry, Nanoscale Emerging Research Award (2021)
  • Research Excellence in Functional Nanomaterials Award, UQ (2020)
  • Westpac Fellow, one of two UQ National Finalists (2020)
  • CASS ECR Award, Australia (2020)
  • Early-Career Researcher Award, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology, UQ (2019)
  • John A. Bradie Medal, Engineer Australia (2017)
  • Best Presentation Award, Nature Conference on Metal-Organic Frameworks, Tianjin, China (2019)
  • Best Presentation Award, 2nd prize, 4th International Conference on Desalination, Perth, Australia (2019)
  • Best Presentation Award, Membrane Society of Australasia, ECR-Symposium (2020)
  • Early Career Researcher Travel Award, IMSTEC, Sydney, Australia (2020)


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales


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Book Chapter

  • Gao, Song, Huang, Wengang, Lee, Jaeho and Hou, Jingwei (2022). Harnessing Janus properties towards novel membrane applications. Advances in functional separation membranes. (pp. 207-231) edited by Xin Li, Jiuyang Lin and Shuaifei Zhao. London, United Kingdom: Royal Society of Chemistry. doi: 10.1039/9781839165436-00207

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