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Dr Lei Shi

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2879, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO5.227
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2879
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO5.227  


Lei is a Postdoctoral Research Fellows of Chemical Engineering in the School of Engineering.


Dr Shi received the PhD degree in Material Chemical Engineering at Nanjing Tech University (China) in June 2015. Since then, he had worked as an Assistant Professor at State Key Laboratory of Lake Science and Environment, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Now, Dr Shi works as a postdoctoral research fellow at School of Engineering, Edith Cowan University.

Dr Shi has acquired considerable experience in material design, film preparation and sensor construction for environmental monitoring and biological analysis. So far he has published more than 30 refereed papers with over 300 citations, and a h-index factor of 11

Research Areas and Interests

  • Nanomaterial design and film fabrication
  • Photo/electrochemical sensing application
  • Environmental monitoring and remediation


  • Doctor Of Engineering, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan), 2015.
  • Bachelor Of Engineering, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan), 2010.


Recent Research Grants

  • Comparative Study on Development of Novel Catalytic Oxidation for Removing Emerging Contaminants,  The Higher Education Commission,Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,  HEC Scholarship,  2018 - 2022,  $76,000.
  • Three-dimensional graphene-based films for photoelectrochemical sensing of heavy metals,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2019,  2019 - 2020,  $29,721.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Chu, Z., Shi, L., Jin, W., (2016), Self-Organized Nano-and Micro-structure of Electrochemical Materials by Design of Fabrication Approaches. Handbook of Nanoelectrochemistry: Electrochemical Synthesis Methods, Properties and Characterization Techniques, 1033-1056, Cham, Switzerland, Springer International Publishing , DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-15207-3_41-1.

Journal Articles

  • Shi, L., Yin, Y., Zhang, L., Wang, S., Mika, S., Sun, H., (2019), Design and engineering heterojunctions for the photoelectrochemical monitoring of environmental pollutants: A review. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 248(5), 405-422.
  • Yin, Y., Wu, H., Shi, L., Zhang, J., Xu, X., Zhang, H., Wang, S., Sillanpää, M., Sun, H., (2018), Quasi single cobalt sites in nanopores for superior catalytic oxidation of organic pollutants. Environmental Science: Nano, 5(12), 2842-2852, DOI: 10.1039/c8en01047a.
  • Meng, Y., Ding, S., Gong, M., Chen, M., Wang, Y., Fan, X., Shi, L., Zhang, C., (2018), Submillimeter-scale heterogeneity of labile phosphorus in sediments characterized by diffusive gradients in thin films and spatial analysis. Chemosphere, 194(March 2018), 614-621, United Kingdom, Pergamon, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.11.178.
  • Yin, Y., Wen, Z., Liu, X., Yuan, A., Shi, L., (2018), Functionalization of SBA-15 with CeO2 nanoparticles for adsorptive desulfurization: Matters of template P123. Adsorption Science and Technology, 36(3-4), 953-966, United Kingdom, Sage Publications Ltd, DOI: 10.1177/0263617417734767.
  • Shen, W., Sun, J., Seah, JY., Shi, L., Tang, S., Lee, HK., (2018), Needle-based sampling coupled with colorimetric reaction catalyzed by layered double hydroxide peroxidase mimic for rapid detection of the change of d-glucose levels with time in bananas. Analytica Chimica Acta, 1001(25 February 2018), 32-39, DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2017.11.003.
  • Yin, Y., Wen, Z., Liu, X., Shi, L., Yuan, A., (2018), Modification of metal organic framework HKUST-1 with CuCl for selective separation of CO/H2 and CO/N2. Journal of Porous Materials, 25(5), 1513-1519, DOI: 10.1007/s10934-018-0564-9.
  • Shi, L., Rong, X., Wang, Y., Ding, S., Tang, W., (2018), High-performance and versatile electrochemical aptasensor based on self supported nanoporous gold microelectrode and enzyme-induced signal amplification. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 102(15 April 2018), 41-48, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2017.11.012.
  • Wang, Y., Ding, S., Wang, D., Sun, Q., Lin, J., Shi, L., Chen, M., Zhang, C., (2017), Static layer: A key to immobilization of phosphorus in sediments amended with lanthanum modified bentonite (Phoslock). Chemical Engineering Journal, 325(2017), 49-58, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2017.05.039.
  • Shi, L., Wang, Y., Chu, Z., Yin, Y., Jiang, D., Luo, J., Ding, S., Jin, W., (2017), A highly sensitive and reusable electrochemical mercury biosensor based on tunable vertical single-walled carbon nanotubes and a target recycling strategy. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 5(2017), 1073-1080, United Kingdom, Royal Society of Chemistry, DOI: 10.1039/c6tb02658c.
  • Yin, Y., Shi, L., Chu, Z., Jin, W., (2017), A highly sensitive electrochemical IFN-g aptasensor based on a hierarchical graphene/AuNPs electrode interface with a dual enzyme-assisted amplification strategy. RSC Advances: an international journal to further the chemical sciences, 2017(7), 45053-45060, United States, RSC Publications, DOI: 10.1039/c7ra07817j.
  • Shi, L., Wang, Y., Ding, S., Chu, Z., Yin, Y., Jiang, D., Luo, J., Jin, W., (2017), A facile and green strategy for preparing newly-designed 3D graphene/gold film and its application in highly efficient electrochemical mercury assay. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 89(15 March 2017), 871-879, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2016.09.104.
  • Wang, Y., Ding, S., Shi, L., Gong, M., Xu, S., Zhang, C., (2017), Simultaneous measurements of cations and anions using diffusive gradients in thin films with a ZrO-Chelex mixed binding layer. Analytica Chimica Acta, 972(15 June 2017), 1-11, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2017.04.007.
  • Lin, J., Sun, Q., Ding, S., Wang, D., Wang, Y., Chen, M., Shi, L., Fan, X., Tsang, D., (2017), Mobile phosphorus stratification in sediments by aluminum immobilization. Chemosphere, 186(2017), 644-651, United Kingdom, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.08.005.
  • Shi, L., Li, Y., Rong, X., Wang, Y., Ding, S., (2017), Facile fabrication of a novel 3D graphene framework/Bi nanoparticle film for ultrasensitive electrochemical assays of heavy metal ions. Analytica Chimica Acta, 968(22 May 2017), 21-29, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2017.03.013.
  • Chen, T., Shi, L., Yang, H., Ren, X., Xiao, C., Jin, W., (2016), Fabrication of a homogenous, integrated, and compact film of organic-inorganic hybrid Ni (en)3Ag2I4 with near-infrared absorbance and semiconducting features. Inorganic Chemistry: including bioinorganic chemistry, 55(2016), 1230-1235, American Chemical Society, DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b02439.
  • Xu, Y., Chu, Z., Shi, L., Peng, J., Jin, W., (2015), Prussian blue nanocubes decorated three-dimensional silver nanowires network for high-performance electrochemical biosensing. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical: international journal devoted to research and development of physical and chemical transducers, 221(18 August 2015), 1009-1016, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2015.07.064.
  • Shi, L., Chu, Z., Liu, Y., Jin, W., (2015), Facile fabrication of a three-dimensional gold nanowire array for high-performance electrochemical sensing. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 3(16), 3134-3140, United Kingdom, Royal Society of Chemistry, DOI: 10.1039/c5tb00266d.
  • Liu, L., Shi, L., Chu, Z., Peng, J., Jin, W., (2014), Prussian blue nanocubes modified graphite electrodes for the electrochemical detection of various analytes with high performance. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical: international journal devoted to research and development of physical and chemical transducers, 202(2014), 820-826, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2014.06.022.
  • Shi, L., Chu, Z., Liu, Y., Jin, W., Xu, N., (2014), In situ fabrication of three-dimensional graphene film on gold substrates with controllable pore structures for high-performance electrochemical sensing. Advanced Functional Materials, 24(44), 7032-7041, Germany, Wiley - VCH Verlag GmbH & Co.KGaA, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402095.
  • Shi, L., Chu, Z., Liu, Y., Peng, J., Jin, W., (2014), Three-dimensional porous microarray of gold modified electrode for ultrasensitive and simultaneous assay of various cancer biomarkers. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2(18), 2658-2665, United Kingdom, Royal Society of Chemistry, DOI: 10.1039/c4tb00016a.
  • Shi, L., Chu, Z., Liu, Y., Jin, W., Chen, X., (2014), An ultrasensitive electrochemical sensing platform for Hg2+ based on a density controllable metal-organic hybrid microarray. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 54(2014), 165-170, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2013.10.074.
  • Chu, Z., Shi, L., Jin, W., (2014), 3D graphene nano-grid as a homogenous protein distributor for ultrasensitive biosensors for ultrasensitive biosensors. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 61(2014), 422-428, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2014.05.006.
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