Dr Zheng completed the Bachelor’s degree at Wuhan University (China) in 2009, followed by the Master’s degree at Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China) in 2012. In 2016, he was awarded the degree of PhD at Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) for his thesis entitled “The optics and applications of graphene oxide”.

Dr Zheng has been awarded several prestigious prizes including the Warsash Science Communication Prize in Optics (2016), Australian Nanotechnology Network Overseas Travel Fellowship (2016), Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad (2015), Incubic Milton Chang Travel Grant (2014), KOALA conference Travel Grant (2014), ANZCOP Best Student Talk Prize (2013), CUDOS Student Challenge First Place (2013).

Research Interests

Dr Zheng's current research interests lie in the nano-photonics of low-dimensional materials for both the functional photonic and bio-medical applications by using the novel Thermochemical nanolithography (TCNL) techniques.



  • X. Zheng, H. Lin, T. Yang and B. Jia, Laser trimming of graphene oxide for functional photonic applications, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2016, 50, 7
  • X. Zheng, B. Jia#, H. Lin, L. Qiu, D. Li and M. Gu, Highly efficient and ultra-broadband graphene oxide ultrathin lenses with three-dimensional subwavelength focusing, Nature Communications, 2015, 6, 8433
  • J. Ren, X. Zheng, Z. Tian, D. Li, P. Wang and B. Jia, Giant third-order nonlinearity from low-loss electrochemical graphene oxide film with a high power stability, Applied physics Letters, 2016, 109, 221105
  • S. Fraser, X. Zheng, L. Qiu, D. Li and B. Jia, Enhanced optical nonlinearities of hybrid graphene oxide films embedded with gold nanoparticles, Applied Physics Letters, 2015, 107, 031112
  • X. Zheng, B. Jia, X. Chen and M. Gu, In Situ Third-Order Non-linear Responses During Laser Reduction of Graphene Oxide Thin Film Towards On-Chip Non-linear Photonic Devices, Advanced Materials, 2014, 26, 2699
  • L. Chen, X. Zheng, Z. Du, B. Jia, M. Gu and M. Hong, Frozen Matrix Hybrid Optical Nonlinear System Enhanced by Light Focusing Effect, Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 14982