Research

  • Quantum material growth (Colloidal and thin-film)
  • Microstructure analysis (TEM, SEM, STEM, FIB)
  • Charge dynamics and interface simulation (DFT, MD and ML)
  • Energy conversion and storage (quantum dot solar cells, supercapacitors, lithium batteries and photoelectrochemistry)
  • Optoelectronics applications (LED, Photodetector, Image sensor, Semiconductor Laser and Optical Communication)

Artificially synthesising superstructures from small building blocks is an intriguing subject in ‘bottom-up’ molecular physics and nanotechnology. Our research group covers multiple disciplines of research of Quantum Materials including material synthesis (Colloidal and thin-film), microstructure analysis (TEM), charge dynamics and interface simulation, energy conversion and storage (quantum dot solar cells, supercapacitors and lithium batteries), optoelectronics applications (LED, Photodetector and Image sensor).

Organoselenium and organic metallic reaction mechanisms in metal chalcogenide quantum dot synthesis

  1. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 6879;
  2. Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 15847.
  3. J. Mater. Chem. C 2017, 5, 3692.

Size, shape, composition and ligand chemistry for solution-processed colloidal quantum dot solar cells

  1. ACS Energy Lett. 2016, 1, 834−839.
  2. ACS Energy Lett. 2018, 3, 1036−1043.
  3. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 18769–18775.
  4. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2020, 30, 2004563.
  5. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020, 8, 21503–21525.
  6. InfoMat, 2021, DOI: 10.1002/inf2.12180.

Chemical synthesis inorganic function nanostructures for optoelectronics and electronics applications

  1. ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2020, 3, 4454−4464.
  2. Phys. Status Solidi A, 2020, 217: 1900832.
  3. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 4244−4252
  4. J.Mater.Chem.C,2020,8,16001-16009.
  5. J. Mater. Chem. C, 2020,8, 10676-10695.
  6. Nanotechnology 2018, 29, 075202.

Chemical synthesis inorganic function nanostructures for energy technology applications

  1. Adv. Mater. Technol. 2020, 2000372.
  2. J. Phys. Chem. C 2020, 124, 29, 15688-15697.
  3. Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys., 2019, 21, 22283.
  4. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2019, 114, 243104.
  5. Carbon, 2019, 148, 115-123.
  6. WIREs Comput Mol Sci. 2020, 10, e1450.
  7. Int. J. Heat Mass Transf. 2021, 171, 121073.
  8. Nano Energy 2019, 62, 764–771.

Semiconductor crystallography (TEM) and semiconductor electrochemistry

  1. Appl. Mater. Today 2015, 1, 52–59.
  2. Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 2020, 37, 2000192.
  3. J. Phys. Chem. C 2013, 117, 6814−6820.
  4. Chem. Eng. J. 2021 DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2020.127858.
  5. Small 2020, 16, 1905884.
  6. Small 2018, 1803232.
  7. Small 2018, 14, 1703481.
  8. Small 2018, 1800742.

We have a strong collaboration with a number of the leading UK and international institutions including, in particular, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the University of Bristol, Cardiff University, Queen Mary University of London, Imperial College London, Swansea University, Newcastle University, Emory University, Sungkyunkwan University, Dongguk University, Donghua University, Zhejiang University, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Henan university of technology, Beijing Institute of Technology, Lanzhou University and Soochow University.

Our works have been published in leading international journals such as ACS Nano, ACS Energy Letters, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Functional Materials and Nano Energy.