Dr Ruoming Tian

XRD Technical Officer

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2018 - present

XRD Technical Officer, UNSW Sydney

2015 - 2018

Research Scientist, Toyota Physical and Chemical Research Institute, Japan

2014 - 2015

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UNSW Sydney


PhD in Material Science and Engineering, UNSW Sydney



My Research Activities

Research Interests

      Development of nanomaterials, flexible 2D and hybrid materials, and smart devices for thermoelectric energy conversion.

Research Highlights
  1. R. Tian*, Y. Liu, K. Koumoto, J. Chen*, “Body heat powers future electronic skins”, Joule, in press, DOI:org/10.1016/j.joule.2019.03.01, 2019.
  2. R. Tian, C. Wan, N. Hayashi, T. Aoai, K. Koumoto, “Wearable and flexible thermoelectrics for energy harvesting”, MRS Bulletin, invited article, 43, 193-198, 2018.
  3. R. Tian, C. Wan, Y. Wang, Q. Wei, T. Ishida, A. Yamamoto, A. Tsuruta, W. Shin, S. Li, K. Koumoto, “A solution-processed TiS2/organic hybrid superlattice film towards flexible thermoelectric devices”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017 hot paper & inside cover, 5, 564-570, 2017.
  4. C. Wan, R. Tian, M. Kondo, R. Yang, P. Zong, K. Koumoto, “Ultrahigh thermoelectric power factor in n-type flexible hybrid inorganic-organic superlattice”, Nature Commun., 8, 1024, 2017.


Book Chapters

Koumoto K; Tian R; Yang R; Wan C, 2016, 'Inorganic/organic hybrid superlattice materials', in Materials Aspect of Thermoelectricity, pp. 501 - 518, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9781315197029

Conference Papers

Tian R; Wang D; Donelson R; Tan TT; Lia S; Kabir R, 2014, 'Effects of sintering temperature on thermoelectric properties of nanocrystalline Ca0.9Yb0.1MnO3 prepared by co-precipitation method', in Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, pp. 43 - 49
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Conference Posters

Tian R, 2016, 'Flexible thermoelectric film by facile liquid exfoliation and self-assembly approach', Nara, Japan, presented at the International Conference on Ceramic Processing Science, Nara, Japan, 09 May 2016 - 11 May 2016
Tian R, 2016, 'Inorganic/organic hybrid foil for flexible thermoelectric generators', Kyoto, Japan, presented at the International Conference on Organic and Hybrid Thermoelectrics, Kyoto, Japan, 18 January 2016 - 20 January 2016

Conference Presentations

Tian R, 2018, '2D inorganic/organic hybridization towards next-generation flexible thermoelectric devices', presented at the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, ICONN 2018, Wollongong, 29 January 2018 - 01 February 2018
Tian R, 2017, 'Flexible Inorganic/organic superlattice material for thermal energy harvesting', presented at the 15th International Conference on Advanced Materials, IUMRS-ICAM 2017, Kyoto, Japan, 27 August 2017 - 01 September 2017
Tian R, 2017, 'Inorganic/organic hybridization: new strategy for flexible thermoelectric generation', presented at the Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting, Wagga Wagga, Australia, 03 January 2017 - 03 February 2017
Tian R, 2016, 'Scalable inorganic/organic hybrid film towards flexible thermoelectric modules', presented at International Conference on Flexible and Printed Electronics, Yonezawa, Japan, 06 September 2016 - 08 September 2016
Tian R, 2016, 'Flexible thermoelectric hybrid film by facile liquid exfoliation and self-assembly approach', presented at Oz Future Energy Conference, Sydney, Australia, 04 July 2016 - 06 July 2016
Tian R, 2016, 'Development of n-type flexible TiS2/organics superlattice film by liquid exfoliation and self-assembly approach', presented at the 35th International Conference & the 1st Asian Conference on Thermoelectrics, Wuhan, China, 29 May 2016 - 02 June 2016
Tian R, 2015, 'Flexible tandem thermoelectric foil for future energy harvesting', presented at the 9th International Conference on High-performance Ceramics, Guilin, China, 04 November 2015 - 07 November 2015
Tian R, 2015, 'Artificial 3D superlattice SrTiO3 ceramics for thermoelectric conversion', presented at the 14th International Union of Materials Research Societies-International Conference on Advanced Materials, Jeju, Korea, 25 October 2015 - 29 October 2015
Tian R, 2015, 'Flexible TiS2 foil intercalated by organic molecules for thermoelectric conversion', presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Thermoelectrics Society of Japan, Kyushu, Japan, 07 September 2015 - 08 September 2015
Tian R, 2014, 'Neutron- and synchrotron-related techniques in the design of complex oxide materials for energy harvesting', presented at the 8th International Conference on Advanced Materials Processing, Gold Coast, Australia, 27 July 2014 - 30 July 2014
Tian R, 2014, 'Development of high-performance thermoelectric calcium cobaltates using advanced neutron and synchrotron techniques', presented at the 5th Australia-China Symposium for Materials Science, Wollongong, Australia, 20 July 2014 - 23 July 2014
Tian R, 2013, 'Enhanced thermoelectric property and restrained oxygen vacancy in Ga-doped Ca3Co4O9+δ', presented at the 37th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Florida, US, 27 January 2013 - 01 February 2013

Journal articles

Zhu BB; Chen C; Yao ZC; Chen JY; Jia C; Wang ZH; Tian RM; Tao L; Xue F; Hng HH, 2021, 'Multiple doped ZnO with enhanced thermoelectric properties', Journal of the European Ceramic Society, vol. 41, pp. 4182 - 4188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2021.01.054
Zhang J; Wang H; Blanloeuil P; Li G; Sha Z; Wang D; Lei W; Boyer C; Yu Y; Tian R; Wang CH, 2020, 'Enhancing the triboelectricity of stretchable electrospun piezoelectric polyvinylidene fluoride/boron nitride nanosheets composite nanofibers', Composites Communications, vol. 22, pp. 100535 - 100535, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coco.2020.100535
Tian R; Liu Y; Koumoto K; Chen J, 2019, 'Body Heat Powers Future Electronic Skins', Joule, vol. 3, pp. 1399 - 1403, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2019.03.011
Wang Y; Pan L; Li C; Tian R; Huang R; Hu X; Chen C; Bao N; Koumoto K; Lu C, 2018, 'Doubling the: ZT record of TiS2-based thermoelectrics by incorporation of ionized impurity scattering', Journal of Materials Chemistry C, vol. 6, pp. 9345 - 9353, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8tc00914g
Tian R; Wan C; Hayashi N; Aoai T; Koumoto K, 2018, 'Wearable and flexible thermoelectrics for energy harvesting', MRS Bulletin, vol. 43, pp. 193 - 198, http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/mrs.2018.8
Tian R; Wan C; Wang Y; Wei Q; Ishida T; Yamamoto A; Tsuruta A; Shin W; Li S; Koumoto K, 2017, 'A solution-processed TiS2/organic hybrid superlattice film towards flexible thermoelectric devices', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 5, pp. 564 - 570, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ta08838d
Zhao H; Xu X; Li C; Tian R; Zhang R; Huang R; Lyu Y; Li D; Hu X; Pan L; Wang Y, 2017, 'Cobalt-doping in Cu2SnS3: Enhanced thermoelectric performance by synergy of phase transition and band structure modification', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 5, pp. 23267 - 23275, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7ta07140j
Wan C; Tian R; Kondou M; Yang R; Zong P; Koumoto K, 2017, 'Ultrahigh thermoelectric power factor in flexible hybrid inorganic-organic superlattice', Nature Communications, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-01149-4
Shen Y; Li C; Huang R; Tian R; Ye Y; Pan L; Koumoto K; Zhang R; Wan C; Wang Y, 2016, 'Eco-friendly p-type Cu2SnS3 thermoelectric material: Crystal structure and transport properties', Scientific Reports, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep32501
Tian R; Kearley GJ; Yu D; Ling CD; Pham A; Embs JP; Shoko E; Li S, 2016, 'Phononic Structure Engineering: The Realization of Einstein Rattling in Calcium Cobaltate for the Suppression of Thermal Conductivity', Scientific Reports, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep30530
Wan C; Tian R; Azizi AB; Huang Y; Wei Q; Sasai R; Wasusate S; Ishida T; Koumoto K, 2016, 'Flexible thermoelectric foil for wearable energy harvesting', Nano Energy, vol. 30, pp. 840 - 845, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.09.011
Kabir R; Tian R; Zhang T; Donelson R; Tan TT; Li S, 2015, 'Role of Bi doping in thermoelectric properties of CaMnO3', Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 628, pp. 347 - 351, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.12.141
Zhu B; Zhang T; Tian R; Tan TT; Donelson R; Li S, 2015, 'Enhancement of thermoelectric properties in Sn doped (In0.95Lu0.05)2O3', Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 644, pp. 119 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.04.057
Xiong X; Tian R; Lin X; Chu D; Li S, 2015, 'Formation and photocatalytic activity of BaTiO3 nanocubes via hydrothermal process', Journal of Nanomaterials, vol. 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/692182
Xiong X; Tian R; Lin X; Chu D; Li S, 2015, 'Thermoelectric Properties of Sol-gel Derived Lanthanum Titanate Ceramics', RSC Advances, vol. 5, pp. 14735 - 14739, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4RA13945C
Kabir R; Zhang T; Wang D; Donelson R; Tian R; Tan TT; Li S, 2014, 'Improvement in the thermoelectric properties of CaMnO3 perovskites by W doping', Journal of Materials Science, vol. 49, pp. 7522 - 7528, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-014-8459-x
Chen C; Zhang T; Donelson R; Chu D; Tian R; Tan TT; Li S, 2014, 'Thermopower and chemical stability of Na0.77CoO 2/Ca3Co4O9 composites', Acta Materialia, vol. 63, pp. 99 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2013.10.011
Kabir R; Wang D; Zhang T; Tian R; Donelson R; Teck Tan T; Li S, 2014, 'Tunable thermoelectric properties of Ca0.9Yb0.1MnO3 through controlling the particle size via ball mill processing', Ceramics International, vol. 40, pp. 16701 - 16706, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2014.08.033
Tian R; Zhang T; Chu D; Donelson R; Tao L; Li S, 2014, 'Enhancement of high temperature thermoelectric performance in Bi, Fe co-doped layered oxide-based material Ca3Co4O 9+δ', Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 615, pp. 311 - 315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.06.190
Zhu B; Tian R; Zhang T; Donelson R; Tan TT; Wang Y; Li S, 2014, 'Tunable thermopower and thermal conductivity in Lu doped In 2O3', RSC Advances, vol. 4, pp. 31926 - 31931, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4ra02358g
Kabir R; Zhang T; Donelson R; Wang D; Tian R; Tan TT; Gong B; Li S, 2014, 'Thermoelectric properties of Yb and Nb codoped CaMnO3', physica status solidi (a), vol. 211, pp. 1200 - 1206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssa.201330475
Tian R; Donelson R; Ling C; Blanchard PE; Zhang TS; Chu D; Tan TT; Li SS, 2013, 'Ga substitution and oxygen diffusion kinetics in Ca3Co 4O9+¿-based thermoelectric oxides', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 117, pp. 13382 - 13387, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp403592s
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