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  • Feb. 28, 2017, Kai Wang and Chang Liu have passed their final dissertation defenses. In the past four and half years, Kai authored and co-authored 30 publications, among them, 13 was the first author. He also contributed 4 pending patents. Chang authored and co-authored 24 publications, among them, 11 was the first author. She also contributed 4 pending patents. Congratulation to Kai Wang and Chang Liu.
  • Jan. 2017, Kai Wang’s paper “Efficient Polymer Solar Cells by Lithium Sulfonated Polystyrene as a Charge Transport Interfacial Layer” published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9, 5348-5357. Congratulation to Kai Wang.
  • Nov.  2016, Dr. Gong was named as top 1% highly cited researchers by Thomson Reuters. Congratulation to  Dr. Xiong Gong.
  • Sept. 22nd, 2016, Chang’s paper ” PbS Quantum Dots-Induced Trap-Assisted Charge Injection in Perovskite Photodetectors” was accepted for publication in the Nano Energy. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.09.035, Congratulation to Chang Liu.
  • July 27th, 2016, Chao’s paper ” Highly Electrical Conductive Polyethylenedioxythiophene Thin Films for Thermoelectrics Applications” was accepted for publication in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6TA04122A. Congratulation to Chao.
  • April 18th, 2016, Kai’s paper “Inverted Organic Photovoltaic Cells” was published in Chemical Society Reviews, 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00831J. Congratulation to Kai.
  • Jan. 2nd, 2016, Tim Meng’s paper “High Performance Perovskite Hybrid Solar Cells with E-beam-Processed TiOx Electron Extraction Layer” was accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulation to Tim.
  • Nov. 5th, 2015, Xu Huang and Kai Wang’s paper “Efficient Perovskite Hybrid Solar Cells by Highly Electrical Conductive PEDOT:PSS Hole Transport Layer” was accepted for publication in Advanced Energy Materials. Congratulation to Xu and Kai.
  • Oct. 20th, 2015, Chang Liu’s paper “Low Bandgap Polymers for Polymeric Photovoltaics” was accepted for publication in Chem. Soc. Rev.. Congratulation to Chang.
  • Oct. 10th, 2015, Dr. Gong was among the top 1% highly cited researcher 2015 reported by Thomson Reuters. He was among the top 1% highly cited researcher 2014 last year. Congratulation to Gong.
  • Sept. 29th, 2015, Chang Liu has been awarded the 2015 Dean Frank N. Kelley Graduate Student Award.Congratulation to Chang.
  • Sept. 29th, 2015, Chang Liu’s paper “Efficient Perovskite Hybrid Photovoltaics via Alcohol-Vapor Annealing Treatment” was accepted for publication in Advanced Functional Materials. Congratulation to Chang.
  • Sept. 28th, 2015, Chao Yi’s paper “Interfacial Engineering for High Performance Organic Photovoltaics” was accepted for publication in Materials Today. Congratulation to Chao.
  • Sept. 23rd, 2015, Chang Liu’s paper “Ultrasensitive Solution-Processed Broad-Band Photodetectors using CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Hybrids and PbS Quantum Dots as the Light Harvesters” was accepted for publication in Nanoscale, DOI: 10.1039/C5NR04575D. Congratulation to Chang.
  • Sept. 22nd, 2015. Chao’s paper entitled ‘Efficient Polymer Solar Cells Fabricated from Solvent Processing Additive Solution’ has been selected as a Hot Article for 2015. Congratulation to Chao.
  • Sept. 9, 2015. Welcome two visiting scholars, Prof. Xinjian Xu and Mr. Hui Peng joining our group.
  • Kai’s paper entitled of “Efficient Perovskite Hybrid Solar Cells via Ionomer Interfacial Engineering” accepted for publication in Adv. Func. Mater.
  • Pengcheng’s paper entitled of “Polyaniline Modified Oriented Graphene Hydrogel Film as the Free-Standing Electrode for Flexible Solid-state Supercapacitors” accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
  • Dr. Gong received an award from Air Force Research, $819,543.
  • Kai’s paper entitled of “Effects of Magnetic Nanoparticles and External Magnetostatic Field on the Bulk Heterojunction Polymer Solar Cells” published in Scientific Reports, 2015, 5, 9265.
  • Chang’s paper “Ultrasensitive solution-processed perovskite hybrid photodetectors” as the front cover published in Journal of Materials Chemistry C: Materials for Optical and Electronic Devices, 2015, 3(26), 6600-6606.
  • Chao’s paper entitled of “Enhanced Thermoelectric Properties of Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) by Binary Secondary Dopants” published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2015, 7(17), 8984-8989.
  • Dr. Gong received an award of I-Corps project from Ohio Third Frontier, $15,000.
  • Chang’s paper entitled “Efficient Solution-Processed Bulk Heterojunction Perovskite Hybrid Solar Cells” published in Advanced Energy Materials, 2015, OI:10.1002/aenm.201402024.
  • Pengcheng’s paper entitled of “Self-Powered Electronics by Integration of Flexible Solid-State Graphene-Based Supercapacitors with High Performance Perovskite Hybrid Solar Cells” published in Advanced Functional Materials, 2015, 25(16), 2420-2427.
  • Kai’s paper entitled of “Efficient Perovskite Hybrid Solar Cells Through a Homogeneous High-Quality Organolead Iodide Layer” published in Small, 2015, 11(27), 3369-3376
  • Kai’s paper entitled of “Efficiencies of perovskite hybrid solar cells influenced by film thickness and morphology of CH3NH3PbI3-xClx layer” published in Organic Electronics, 2015, 21, 19-26.
  • Chang’s paper entitled of “Single-Junction Polymer Solar Cells with Over 10% Efficiency by a Novel Two-Dimensional Donor-Acceptor Conjugated Copolymer” published in ACS Applied Materials & interface, 2015, 7(8), 4928-4935.
  • Kai’s paper entitled of “Bulk heterojunction perovskite hybrid solar cells with large fill factor” publication in Energy & Environmental Science, 2015, 8(4), 1245-1255.
  • July 2015, Dr. Gong’s name is placed on the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014. More information can be found in the sciencewatch.com/…/worlds-most-influential-scientific-minds-2014.pdf. Dr. Gong is the only researcher at UA to be placed on this list.
  • Chang’s paper entitled “High Performance Planar Heteojunction Perovskite Solar Cells with Fullerene Derivatives as the Electron Transport Layer” published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2015, 7, 1153-1159.
  • Chao’s paper entitled of “Efficient Polymer Solar Cells Fabricated from Solvent Processing Additive Solution” published in J. Mater. Chem. C., 2015, 3, 26-32.
  • Chang’s paper entitled of “Influence of Binary Processing Additives on the Performance of Polymer Solar Cells” published in Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 14297-14304.
  • Xiaowen’s paper entitled of “High-Detectivity Inverted Near-Infrared Polymer Photodetectors using Cross-Linkable Conjugated Polyfluorene as an Electron Extraction Layer” published in J. Mater. Chem. C. 2014, 2, 9592-9598.
  • Chao’s paper entitled of “Water/Alcohol Soluble Neutral Fullerene Derivative to Reengineer the Surface of the Electron Extraction Layer for High Efficiency Inverted Polymer Solar Cells” published in ACS Appl. Mater. & Interface, 2014, 6, 14189-14195.
  • Xiaowen’s paper entitled of “High-Performance Inverted Organic Photovoltaics with Over 1-μm Thick Active Layers” published in Adv. Eng. Mater., 2014, DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201400378.
  • June 2014, Dr. Gong named as the top 1 % highly cited researcher by Thomson Reuters. Dr. Gong is the only researcher at UA to be placed on this list. More information can be found in www.uakron.edu/im/news/xiong-gong-has-influence
  • May 2014, Chang Liu and Kai Wang received best graduate research award from ACS. This was the first time UA graduate student received such prestige award.
  • March 2014, Dr. Gong received NSF CAREER Award.
  • June 2013, Dr. Gong received the Key International Collaboration Project Award, NSF of China (NSFC)