Assistant Professor of Department of Chemistry


Contact Information

Office: YEUNG-G6639
Phone: +852 3442-4559
Fax: +852 3442-0522
Email: zonglzhu@cityu.edu.hk
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8285-9665
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Research Interests

  • materials innovation and interfacial engineering
  • renewable energy
  • nanotechnology

Dr. Zhu obtained his B.S. degree (Chemistry) in 2010 from Nanjing University (China). In 2015, he earned his Ph.D. degree with a thesis title of “Designing materials, nanostructures and interfaces for Organic/Inorganic/Hybrid Solar Cells” in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Then he moved to the department of materials science and engineering in University of Washington, Seattle and worked as a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Zhu joined the City University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor in June 2018. His research mainly focuses on the design inorganic/organic materials, as well connecting the materials synthesis, physical properties and device performance for optoelectronics application. The current application interests include solar cells, transistors, light-emitting diodes, and electrochemical devices (e.g. batteries, supercapacitors).

Position Availability

Several positions including Postdoctoral Fellows, Postgraduate Students and Research Assistants are available in Dr. Zhu’s research lab. Please kindly contact Dr. Zhu (zonglzhu@cityu.edu.hk) directly if you are interested in.

Selected Publications: (#equal contribution, *corresponding author)
(Full publication list is available here: https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=_HSF3-oAAAAJ&hl=en and https://scholars.cityu.edu.hk/en/persons/zonglong-zhu(d6552e68-3ebf-48ea-8580-8b39b961648c)/publications.html)

  • Jing Wang#, Jie Zhang#, Yingzhi Zhou, Hongbin Liu, Qifan Xue, Xiaosong Li, Chu-Chen Chueh, Hin-Lap Yip*, Zonglong Zhu*, Alex K. Y. Jen*, “Highly Efficient All-inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells with Suppressed Non-radiative Recombination by a Lewis Base”, Nat. Comm., accepted.
  • Fujin Bai#, Jie Zhang#, Yufei Yuan, Hongbin Liu, Xiaosong Li, Chu‐Chen Chueh, He Yan*, Zonglong Zhu*, Alex K‐Y Jen*, “A 0D/3D Heterostructured All‐Inorganic Halide Perovskite Solar Cell with High Performance and Enhanced Phase Stability”, Adv. Mater. 2019, 1904735.
  • Zhenxiao Pan, Liang Yue, Huashang Rao, Jie Zhang, Xinhua Zhong*, Zonglong Zhu*, Alex K‐Y Jen*, “Boosting the Performance of Environmentally Friendly Quantum Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells over 13% Efficiency by Dual Sensitizers with Cascade Energy Structure”, Adv. Mater. 2019, 1903696.
  • Feng Qi#, Xiang Deng#, Xin Wu, Lijun Huo, Yiqun Xiao, Xinhui Lu, Zonglong Zhu*, Alex K‐Y Jen*, “A Dopant‐Free Polymeric Hole-Transporting Material Enabled High Fill Factor Over 81% for Highly Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells” Adv. Energy Mater. 2019, 9, 1902600.
  • Chih-I Chen, Shengfan Wu, Yen-An Lu, Chia-Chen Lee, Kuo-Chuan Ho, Zonglong Zhu*, Wen-Chang Chen*, Chu-Chen Chueh*,“ Enhanced Near‐Infrared Photoresponse of Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells Through Rational Design of Bulk‐Heterojunction Electron‐Transporting Layers”, Adv. Sci. 2019, 1901714.
  • Zonglong Zhu#, Nan Li#, Dongbin Zhao, Liduo Wang, Alex K.‐Y. Jen*, “Improved Efficiency and Stability of Pb/Sn Binary Perovskite Solar Cells Fabricated by Galvanic Displacement Reaction”, Adv. Energy Mater. 2019, 9, 1802774.
  • Jie Zhang, Shengfan Wu, Tiantian Liu, Zonglong Zhu*, Alex K‐Y Jen*, “Boosting Photovoltaic Performance for Lead Halide Perovskites Solar Cells with BF4− Anion Substitutions”, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2019, 1808833.
  • Chang-Hung Tsai, # Nan Li, # Chia-Chen Lee, Hung-Chin Wu, Zonglong Zhu*, Liduo Wang, Wen-Chang Chen, He Yan*, Chu-Chen Chueh*, “Efficient and UV-Stable Perovskite Solar Cells Enabled by Side Chain-Engineered Polymeric Hole-Transporting Layers”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 12999-13004.
  • Nan Li, Zonglong Zhu*, Jiangwei Li, Alex K.-Y. Jen*, Liduo Wang*, “Inorganic CsPb1−xSnxIBr2 for Efficient Wide-Bandgap Perovskite Solar Cells”, Adv. Energy Mater., 2018, 8,1800525.
  • Zonglong Zhu, Chu-Chen Chueh, Nan Li, Chengyi Mao, Alex K.-Y. Jen*, “Realizing Efficient Lead-Free Formamidinium Tin Triiodide Perovskite Solar Cells via A Sequential Deposition Route”, Adv. Mater., 2018, 30, 1703800.
  • Xianglang Sun, Qifan Xue, Zonglong Zhu*, Qi Xiao, Kui Jiang, Hin-Lap Yip, He Yan*, Zhong’an Li*, “Fluoranthene-Based Dopant-Free Hole Transporting Materials For Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells”, Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 2698.