Dr. Z ZHU

PhD (HKUST)

Assistant Professor of Department of Chemistry

 

Contact Information

Office: YEUNG-G6639
Phone: +852 3442-4559
Fax: +852 3442-0522
Email: zonglzhu@cityu.edu.hk
Web: Personal Homepage
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8285-9665
Scopus
Author ID:
55750367600

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 from 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 during 2015-2017. He moved back to HKUST as visiting scholar in 2017. 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)

  • Shenfang Wu, Zhen Li, Muqin Li, Yingxue Diao, Francis Lin, Tiantian Liu, Jie Zhang, Peter Tieu, Wenpei Gao, Feng Qi, Xiaoqing Pan, Zhengtao Xu, * Zonglong Zhu, * Alex. K. Y. Jen,* “2D metal–organic framework for stable perovskite solar cells with minimized lead leakage”, Nat. Nano. 2020, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-020-0765-7.
  • Shengfan Wu#, Jie Zhang#, Zhen Li#, Danjun Liu, Minchao Qin, Sin Hang Cheung, Xinhui Lu, Dangyuan Lei, Shu Kong So, Zonglong Zhu,* and Alex. K. -Y. Jen1,* “Modulation of Defects and Interfaces through Large Alkylammonium Interlayer for Efficient Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells” Joule, 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2020.04.001.
  • Zhen Li#, Shengfan Wu#, Jie Zhang#, Ka Chun Lee, Hang Lei, Francis Lin, Zilong Wang*, Zonglong Zhu*, Alex K. Y. Jen, “Hybrid Perovskite‐Organic Flexible Tandem Solar Cell Enabling Highly Efficient Electrocatalysis Overall Water Splitting” Adv. Energy Mater. 2020, 10, 2000361.
  • 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., 2020, 11,177.
  • Francis Lin#, Kui Jiang#, Werner Kaminsky, Zonglong Zhu*, Alex K-Y Jen*, “A Non-Fullerene Acceptor with Enhanced Intermolecular π-Core Interaction for High-Performance Organic Solar Cells”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 36, 15246–15251.
  • 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.