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  • August 26, 2019, Suyuan and Tao’s paper “Zwitterionic Polymer as an Interfacial Layer for Efficient and Stable Perovskite Solar Cells” has been accepted for publication in RSC Advance. Congratulation to Suyuan (formal 3+2 AMP student) and Tao!
  • August 23, 2019, Tao’s paper “Functionality of Non-Fullerene Electron Acceptors in Ternary Organic Solar Cells” (doi: 10.1002/solr.20190032) has been accepted for publication in Solar RRL. Congratulation to Tao!
  • August 22, 2019, Wenzhan and Luyao’s paper “Bulk Heterojunction Perovskite Solar Cells Incorporated
    with Zn2SnO4 Nanoparticles as the Electron Acceptors ” published in  ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, , 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b12346 . Congratulation to Wenzhan and Luyao!
  • July 31, 2019, Luyao’s paper “Solution-processed ultrahigh detectivity photodetectors by hybrid perovskite incorporated with heterovalent neodymium cations” published in  ACS Omega, 2019, 10.1021/acsomega.9b01797. Congratulation to Luyao!
  • July 30, 2019, Tao’s paper “Two Dimensional Conjugated Polymeric Nanocrystals for Organic Electronics” published in  ACS Applied Electronic Materials, 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.9b00260. Congratulation to Tao!
  • July 1st, 2019, Dr. Gong received an award from NSF, $475,000.
  • June 30, 2019,  Zhiyuan Chen and Yongrui Yang and other’s paper”All-Solid-State Asymmetric Supercapacitors with Metal Selenides Electrodes and Ionic Conductive Composites Electrolytes” has been published in Advanced Functional Materials, DOI:10.1002/adfm.201904182. Congratulation to Zhiyuan and Yongrui !
  • May 8, 2019,  Dr. Kai Wang and Mr. Luyao Zheng’s paper”Efficient perovskite solar cells by hybrid perovskites incorporated with heterovalent neodymium cations” has been published in Nano Energy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2019.04.073. Congratulation to Kai and Luyao !
  • April 16, 2019,  Dr. Chao Yi’s patent”PEDOT:PSS composite films having enhanced thermoelectric properties” has been published  US 10,263,169 B.  Congratulation to Chao !
  • Feb. 5, 2019, Chinese New Year of 2019, Tao Zhu’s paper” Ultrasensitive Solution-Processed Broadband PbSe Photodetectors through Photomultiplication Effect” has been published in ACS Appl. Mater. Interf. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b21966. Congratulation to Tao !
  • Jan 5, 2019, Zhiyuan Chen’s paper” All-solid-state flexible asymmetric supercapacitors fabricated by the binder-free hydrophilic carbon cloth@MnO2 and hydrophilic carbon @polypyrrole electrodes” has been published in Adv. Elec. Mater. DOI: 10.1002/aelm.201800721.
  • 2018, Dr. Gong won Best Research Award of The University of Akron
  • 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)