Group member news

Our group alumnus Dr. Yao Gao joined Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) as an assistant professor of materials science. Congratulations!

Our fifth-year graduate student Aidan Coffey receives the prestigious LBNL Advanced Light Source (ALS) postdoc fellowship. He will be joining LBNL (with Dr. Chenhui Zhu) and University of Houston (with Prof. Lakis Mountziaris and Prof. Alamgir Karim) as a joint postdoc fellow in May. Congratulations!

New members

The group welcomes two new postdoc fellows joining us in Jan 2022: Dr. Hanjun Yang from Brown University (Prof. Ou Chen group); Hanjun will be working on novel OSiP nanomaterials and heterostructures. Dr. Seok Joo Yang from POSTECH (Prof. Kilwon Cho group); Seok Joo will work on high performance OSiP LEDs and solar cells. Welcome to the group! Looking forward to working together!

New publications

Wenchao and Sheng-Ning’s spotlight article on OSiPs for electronics has been published in ACS Applied Electronic Materials. Read the story here.

Our collaborative review article on Near-infrared Organic Electronic Materials has been published in Advanced Materials (celebrating Prof. Yang Yang in the Hall of Frame). Read the story here.

New student

Yuanhao Tang joins our group as a first-year graduate student. Yuanhao receives his BS and MS in Materials Science from Zhejiang University. He will be working on halide perovskite materials and devices at Purdue. Welcome to the group!

Postdoc News

Our senior postdoc fellow Dr. Yao Gao, who jointed the group in Oct 2017 and carried out amazing foundational work for the group, has decided to join Huazhong University of Science and Technology as a professor of materials science and engineering. He will be leaving the group this month. Big congratulations! Good luck with your future endeavors!

New Publications

Akriti, Shuchen, and Zih-Yu’s work regarding anion diffusion in two-dimensional halide perovskite lateral heterostructures in Adv. Mater. — where Dr. Dou is featured in the “Rising Stars” inaugural issue. Another great collaboration with Savoie group. Read the story here.

Zitang (Tim)’s work on selenophene containing conjugated ligands for OSiPs in Chem. Comm. — where Dr. Dou is featured as “Emerging Investigator” special issue. Read the story here.

New publication

Aihui and Yao’s work entitled “Ligand-Driven Grain Engineering of High Mobility Two-Dimensional Perovskite Thin-Film Transistors” has been published in JACS. We demonstrate field-effect transistors of a novel 2D OSiP with hole mobility approaching 10 cm2 V–1 s–1 with ON/OFF current ratios of ∼106 and excellent stability and reproducibility. Great collaboration with Prof. M. Ashraf Alam group and many others. Congratulations! Read the story here.