Prof. Alex K Y JEN

BS National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan; PhD University of Pennsylvania, USA
Staff title
Lee Shau Kee Chair Professor of Materials Science
Director, Hong Kong Institute for Clean Energy
Chair Professor, Chemistry and Materials Science

Fellow, European Academy of Sciences
Member, Washington State Academy of Sciences 
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science  
Fellow, The Materials Research Society 
Fellow, The American Chemical Society 
Fellow, The American Chemical Society, Div. of Polymeric Materials Science & Engineering 
Fellow, The Optical Society of America 
Fellow, The International Society of Optical Engineering 

Professor Alex Jen is the Lee Shau Kee Chair Professor of Materials Science and Chair Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science of the City University of Hong Kong. He serves as the Director of a newly established University Research Institute in CityU, Hong Kong Institute for Clean Energy. He also served as the Provost of CityU during 2016-2020. He received his B.S. from the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in USA. Before arriving the CityU, he served as the Boeing-Johnson Chair Professor and Chair of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle. He was also appointed as Chief Scientist for the Clean Energy Institute endowed by the Washington State Governor. He is a distinguished researcher with more than 1000  publications, 75,000  citations, and an H-index of  140  . He has co-invented 63 patents and invention disclosures. His interdisciplinary research covers organic/hybrid functional materials and devices for photonics, energy, sensors, and nanomedicine.

For his pioneering contributions in organic photonics and electronics, Professor Jen was elected as an Academician by both the European Academy of Sciences and the Washington State Academy of Sciences. He is also a Fellow of several professional societies, including AAAS, MRS, ACS, PMSE, OSA, SPIE. He was named by the Times Higher Education (THE) in 2018 as one of the “Top 10 university researchers in Perovskite Solar Cell Research”. In addition, he was recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the "World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds of 2015 and 2016 and as a "Highly Cited researcher" in materials science from 2014-2020.

He was also appointed as the Changjiang Endowed Chair by the Ministry of Education, Chair Professor (Zhejiang Univ.), the World Class University Professor by the Korean Research Foundation, and the Distinguished Chair Professor by the National Taiwan University. He also demonstrated strong capability in technology transfer involving in four start-up companies, and was the founder of the Institute of Advanced Materials for Energy (i-AME) of the University of Washington.

Professional Experience

Director, Hong Kong Institute for Clean Energy, 2021-Current
Lee Shau Kee Chair Professor, City University of Hong Kong, 2020-Current
Chair Professor, City University of Hong Kong, 2016-Current
Provost, City University of Hong Kong, 2016-2020
Chief Scientist, Clean Energy Institute, Univ. of Washington, 2013-2016
Chair, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, Univ. of Washington, 2007-2016
Director, Institute of Advanced Materials for Energy, 2011-2016
Director, Institute for Advanced Materials & Technology, Univ. of Washington, 2006-2011
Acting Chair, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, Univ. of Washington, 2005-2007
Boeing-Johnson Chair Professor, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, Univ. of Washington, 2000-2016
Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA., 1997-1999
Vice President, Optical Materials Division, ROI Technology, 1995-1996
Group Leader-Senior Scientist, NLO Materials, EniChem America, 1990-1994
Project Leader-Principal Scientist, Advanced Materials Laboratory, EniChem America, 1988-1990
Research Scientist, Specialty Polymers Department, Allied-Signal Inc., 1984-1988

  • Patents & Invention Records: 63
  • Publications: >1000
  • H-index: 140
  • Citations: >75,000

Name by Times Higher Education (THE) as one of the “Top 10 Researchers in the World Working on Perovskite Solar Cells”.
Named to The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds by Thomson Reuters, 2015, 2016
Honorary Professor, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, ROC, 2017
Distinguished Alumni Award, College of Science, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, ROC, 2017
BK21+ Distinguished Professor, Korea University, 2015-2019
Distinguished Chair Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, National Taiwan University, 2013
MRS Fellow, The Materials Research Society, 2012
Chair Professor, Polymer Science & Engineering, Zhejiang University, China, 2012
Member, Washington State Academy of Sciences, 2011
ACS Fellow, The American Chemical Society, 2011
World-Class University Professor, Korea University, Korean Research Foundation, Korea, 2009
Honorary Professor, East China University of Science & Technology, China, 2009
PMSE Fellow, The American Chemical Society, Div. of Polymeric Materials Science & Engineering, 2009
Board of Directors, Washington Technology Center, Appointed by Governor of Washington State, 2007
Faculty of Research Innovator Award, College of Engineering, University of Washington, 2007
Changjiang Endowed Chair Professor, Ministry of Education, China, 2007
OSA Fellow, The Optical Society of America, 2007
SPIE Fellow, The International Society of Optical Engineering, 2006
AAAS Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2005
Member of Advisory Board, Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 2002-Present
Boeing-Johnson Endowed Chair, University of Washington, 1999-Present
Industrial Fellow (rank as full professor), Northwestern University, 1995-2000
Founder’s Award, ROITech, 1995
Outstanding Achievement Award, EniChem America, 1994
President’s Award, EniChem America, 1989
Rohm & Hass Research Fellowship, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 1981

Editor or Editorial Membership

Editor, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics
Editorial Advisory Board Member, ACS Chemistry of Materials, NPG-Asia Materials, Journal of the Experimental Nanoscience, Solar RRL, Materials Today-Nano
Advisory Board Member, Energy Frontier Research Center, Univ. of Michigan
Advisory Board Member, Material Synthesis, Simulation Across Scales, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Chair of the Advisory Board, The Transformative Materials Initiative, The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, 2007-2016
Board of Directors, The Washington Technology Center, appointed by the Washington State Governor
Advisory Board Member, College of Arts & Science, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan
Advisory Board Member, Institute of Chemistry, Academic Sinica, Taiwan

Other Information

Selected Publications from >1000 SCI Papers
(citations: >75,000, h-index: 140)

  • “2D Metal–Organic Framework for Stable Perovskite Solar Cells with Minimized Lead Leakage”, S. Wu, Z. Li, M. Li, Y. Diao, F. Lin, T. Liu, J. Zhang, P. Tieu, W. Gao, F. Qi, X. Pan, Z. T. Xu, Z. Zhu, A.. K. Y. Jen, Nature Nanotech202015(11), 934.
  • “Highly Efficient All-inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells with Suppressed Non-radiative Recombination by a Lewis Base”, J. Wang, J. Zhang, Y. Zhou, H. Liu, Q. Xue, X. S. Li, C-C. Chueh, H-L. Yip, Z. Zhu, A. K-Y. Jen, Nature Commun.202011,
  • “Water-resistant perovskite nanodots enable robust two-photon lasing in aqueous environment”, S. Li, D. Lei, W. Ren, X. Guo, S. Wu, Y. Zhu, A. L. Rogach , M. Chhowalla and A. K.-Y. Jen, Nature Commun.202011(1), 1192.
  • “The coupling and competition of crystallization and phase separation, correlating thermodynamics and kinetics in OPV morphology and performance”, Z. Wang, K. Gao, Y. Kan, M. Zhang, C. Qiu, L. Zhu, Z. Zhao, X. Peng, W. Feng, Z. Qian, X. Gu, A. K.-Y. Jen, B. Z. Tang, Y. Cao, Y. Zhang, and F. Liu, Nature Commun.2021(in press).
  • “Pseudo-Bilayer Architecture Enables High-Performance Organic Solar Cells with Enhanced Exciton Diffusion Length”, K. Jiang, J. Zhang, Z. Peng, F. Lin, S. Wu, Z. Li, Y. Chen, H. Yan, H. Ade, Z. Zhu, and A. K.-Y. Jen, Nature Commun.2021(in press).
  • "Non-fullerene acceptors for organic solar cells", C. Yan, S. Barlow, Z. Wang, H. Yan, A. K.-Y Jen, S. R. Marder and X. Zhan, Nature Review Mater., 20183, 18003.
  • "Kinetic Control of Recombination in Organic Photovoltaics: The Role of Spin”, A. Rao, P. C. Y. Chow, S. Gélinas­, C. W. Schlenker, C.-Z. Li, H.-L. Yip, D. S. Ginger, A. K-Y. Jen, R. H. Friend, Nature2013500, 435.
  • "Flexible and Twistable Non-Volatile Memory Cell Array with All Organic One Diode-One Resistor Architecture”, Y. Ji, D. F. Zeigler, D. S. Lee, H. Choi, A. K.-Y. Jen, H. C. Ko, and T.-W. Kim, Nature Commun.20134, 2707.
  • "Confining and Controlling Photoreactive Molecules", M. Kim, J. N. Hohman, Y. Cao, K. N. Houk, H. Ma, A. K.-Y. Jen, and P. S. Weiss, Science2011331, 1312.
  • "Record Electro-optic Coefficient of 170 pm/V and Vπ of 1V at 1.55 µm in Hybrid Crosslinkable Polymer/Sol-gel Waveguide Modulators", Y. Enami, C. T. DeRose, D. Mathine, C. Loychik, C. Greenlee, R. A. Norwood, T. D. Kim, J. Luo, Y. Tian, A. K-Y. Jen, and N. Peyghambarian, Nature Photonics20071, 180.
  • "Terahertz All-Optical Modulator in Silicon", M. Hochberg, T. Bachr-Jones, G. Wang, J. Parker, K. Harvard, J. D. Luo, B. Chen, Z. Shi, R. Lawson, P. Sullivan, A. K-Y. Jen, L. Dalton, and A. Scherer, Nature Mater.2006, 5(9), 703.
  • "Molecular Biomimetics: Nanotechnology through Biology", M. Sarikaya, C. Tamerler, A. K-Y. Jen, K. Schulten, and F. Baneyx, Nature Mater.20032, 577.
  • "Design and Synthesis of Chromophores and Polymers for Electro-optic and Photorefractive Applications", S. R. Marder, B. Kippelen, A. K-Y. Jen, and N. Peyghambarian, Nature, 1997, 388, 845.
  • "Recent Advances in Molecular Design of Functional Conjugated Polymers for High-Performance Polymer Solar Cells”, Z. Li, C.-C. Chueh, A. K.-Y. Jen”, Prog. Polym. Sci.201999, 101175.
  • “Regulating Surface Termination for Efficient Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells with over 23% Efficiency”, F. Li, X. Deng, F. Qi, Z. Li, D. Liu, D. Shen, M. Qin, S. Wu, F. Lin, S. H. Jang, J. Zhang, X. Lu, D. Lei, C-S. Lee, Z. Zhu, and A. K.-Y. Jen, J. Am. Chem. Soc.20204, 1248.
  • “A Non-Fullerene Acceptor with Enhanced Intermolecular π-Core Interaction for High-Performance Organic Solar Cells”, F. Lin, K. Jiang, W. Kaminsky, Z. Zhu, A. K-Y. Jen, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020142(36), 15246.
  • "Cationic Polyelectrolyte for Anionic Cyanines: An Efficient Way To Translate Molecular Properties into Material Properties”, Z. Li, A. A. Syed, P. Zhao, J. C. Yang, R. Sharma, T. R. Ensley, J. D. Matichak, I. Davydenko, S.-H. Jang, D. J. Hagan, S. R. Marder, E. W. Van Stryland, and A. K.-Y. Jen, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2019141 (43), 17331.
  • "Long-lived, non-geminate, radiative recombination of photogenerated charges in a Polymer/Small-molecule acceptor photovoltaic blend", M. E. Ziffer, S. Jo, H. Zhong, L. Ye, H. Liu, F. Lin, J. Zhang, X. Li, H. Ade, A. K.-Y Jen and D. S. Ginger, J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2018140, 9996.
  • "Dithienopicenocarbazole-based acceptors for efficient organic solar cells with optoelectronic response over 1000 nm and an extremely low energy loss", Z. Yao, X. Liao, K. Gao, F. Lin, X. Xu, X. Shi, L. Zuo, F. Liu, Y. Chen and A. K.-Y Jen, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 140, 2054-2057 (2018).
  • "A Dopant-Free Hole-Transporting Material with a C3h Symmetrical Truxene Core for Highly Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells”, C. Huang, W. F. Fu, C.-Z. Li, Z. Q. Zhang, W. M. Qiu, M. M. Shi, P. Heremans, A. K.-Y. Jen, and H. Z. Chen, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138 (8), 2528.
  • "Rational Design of Dipolar Chromophore with Intrinsic Radical Character as an Efficient Dopant-free Hole-Transporting Material for Perovskite Solar Cells”, Z. Li, Z. Zhu, C.-C. Chueh, S. B. Jo, J. D. Luo, S.-H. Jiang, A. K.-Y. Jen, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2016138, 11833.
  • "Facile Incorporation of Pd(PPh3)2Hal Substituents into Polymethines, Merocyanines, and Perylene Diimides as a Means of Suppressing Intermolecular Interactions”, I. Davydenko, S. Barlow, R. Sharma, S. Benis, J. Simon, T. Allen, M. Cooper, V. Khrustalev, E. Jucov, R. Castañeda, C. Ordonez, Z. Li, S.-H. Chi, S.-H. Jang, T. Parker, T. Timofeeva, J. W. Perry, A. K.-Y. Jen, D. J. Hagan, E. Van Stryland, and S. R. Marder, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2016138, 10112.
  • "Supramolecular Assembly of Complementary Cyanine Salt J-Aggregates”, Z. Li, S. Mukhopadhyay, S.-H. Jang, J.-L. Brédas, and A. K.-Y. Jen, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2015137, 11920.
  • "Influence of Regio- and Chemo-selectivity on the Properties of Fluoro-Substituted Thienothiophene and Benzodithiophene Copolymers”, H. Zhong, C.-Z. Li, J. Carpenter, H. Ade, and A. K.-Y. Jen, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2015137, 7616.
  • "Crystalline Co-assemblies of Functional Fullerenes in Methanol with Enhanced Charge Transport”, J. Zhang, C.-Z. Li, S. Williams, S. Liu, T. Zhao, and A. K-Y. Jen,  J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015137, 2167.
  • "Tailor-making low-cost spiro[fluorene-9,9′-xanthene]-based 3D oligomers for perovskite solar cells", B. Xu, J. Zhang, Y. Hua, P. Liu, L. Wang, C. Ruan, Y. Li, G. Boschloo, E. M. J. Johansson, L. Kloo, A. Hagfeldt, A. K.-Y Jen and L. Sun, Chem20172, 676.
  •  “Modulation of Defects and Interfaces through Large Alkylammonium Interlayer for Efficient Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells”, S. Wu, J. Zhang, Z. Li, D. Liu, M. Qin, S. H. Cheung, X. Lu, D. Lei, S. K. So, Z. Zhu, and A. K-Y. Jen, Joule20204(6), 1248.
  • “Approaching 16% Efficiency in All-Small-Molecule Organic Solar Cells Based on Ternary Strategy with a Highly Crystalline Acceptor”, L. Nian, Y. Kan, K. Gao, M. Zhang, N. Li, G. Q. Zhou, S. B. Jo, X. L. Shi, F. Lin, Q. K. Rong, F. Liu, G. F. Zhou, A. K-Y. Jen, Joule20204(10), 2223.
  • "Fullerene-anchored core-shell ZnO nanoparticles for efficient and stable dual-sensitized perovskite solar cells", K. Yao, S. Leng, Z. Liu, L. Fei, Y. Chen, S. Li, N. Zhou, J. Zhang, Y.-X Xu, L. Zhou, H. Huang and A. K.-Y Jen, Joule20193, 417.
  • “Ternary Non-Fullerene Polymer Solar Cells with 13.51% Efficiency and a Record- High Fill Factor of 78.13%”, L. Nian, Y. Y. Kan, H. T. Wang, K. Gao, B. Xu, Q. K. Rong, R. Wang, J. Wang, F. Liu, J. W. Chen, G. F. Zhou, T. P. Russel, A. K-Y. Jen, Energy & Environ. Sci.201811(12), 3392.
  • “Low-Bandgap Porphyrins for Highly Efficient Organic Solar Cells: Materials, Morphology, and Applications”, K. Gao, Y. Kan, X. Chen, F. Liu, B. Kan, L. Nian, X. Wan, Y. Chen, X. Peng, T. P. Russell, Y. Cao, A. K.‐Y. Jen, Adv. Mater.202032, 1906429.
  • "Organic Semiconductors at the University of Washington: Advancements in Materials Design and Synthesis and toward Industrial Scale Production", Y. Huang, D. L. Elder, A. L. Kwiram, S. A. Jenekhe, A. K.-Y. Jen, L. R. Dalton, and X. K. Luscombe, Adv. Mater.201931, 1904239.
  •  “A 0D/3D Heterostructured All‐Inorganic Halide Perovskite Solar Cell with High Performance and Enhanced Phase Stability” F. Bai, J. Zhang, Y. Yuan, H. Liu, X. Li, C‐C. Chueh, H. Yan, Z. Zhu, A. K‐Y. Jen, Adv. Mater. 2019, 1904735.
  • “Boosting the Performance of Environmentally Friendly Quantum Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells over 13% Efficiency by Dual Sensitizers with Cascade Energy Structure”, Z. Pan, L. Yue, H. Rao, J. Zhang, X. Zhong, Z. Zhu, A. K‐Y. Jen, Adv. Mater. 2019, 1903696.
  • "Over 12% efficiency nonfullerene all-small-molecule organic solar cells with sequentially evolved multilength scale morphologies", K. Gao, S. B. Jo, X. Shi, L. Nian, M. Zhang, Y. Kan, F. Lin, B. Kan, B. Xu, Q. Rong, L. Shui, F. Liu, X. Peng, G. Zhou, Y. Cao and A. K.-Y. Jen, Adv Mater, 201931, 1807842.
  • "Highly efficient semitransparent solar cells with selective absorption and tandem architecture", L. Zuo, X. Shi, W. Fu and A. K.-Y. Jen, Adv Mater2019, 1901683.
  • “Near-Infrared Electron Acceptors with Fluorinated Regioisomeric Backbone for Highly Efficient Polymer Solar Cells”, F. X. Chen, J. Q. Xu, Z. X. Liu, M. Chen, R. X. Xia, Y. C. Yang, T. K. Lau, Y. Z. Zhang, X. H. Liu, H. L. Yip, A. K.-Y. Jen, H. Z. Chen, C. Z. Li,  Adv. Mater.201830(52), 1803769.
  • "Intensive exposure of functional rings of a polymeric hole-transporting material enables efficient perovskite solar cells", L. Zhang, C. Liu, J. Zhang, X. Li, C. Cheng, Y. Tian, A. K. Y. Jen and B. Xu, Adv. Mater 201830(39), 1804028.
  • "Toward perovskite solar cell commercialization: A perspective and research roadmap based on interfacial engineering", A. Rajagopal, K. Yao and A. K.-Y. Jen, Adv. Mater201830(32), 1800455.
  • "Tackling energy loss for high-efficiency organic solar cells with integrated multiple strategies", L. Zuo, X. Shi, S. B. Jo, Y. Liu, F. Lin and A. K.-Y Jen, Adv. Mater201830(16), 1706816.
  • "Realizing efficient lead-free formamidinium tin triiodide perovskite solar cells via a sequential deposition route", Z. Zhu, C.-C Chueh, N. Li, and A. K.-Y Jen, Adv Mater201830(6), 1703800.
  • "Ideal bandgap Organic–Inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells", Z. Yang, A. Rajagopal and A. K.-Y Jen, Adv. Mater., 201729(47), 1704418.
  • "Highly efficient porphyrin-based OPV/Perovskite hybrid solar cells with extended photoresponse and high fill factor", K. Gao, Z. Zhu, B. Xu, S. B. Jo, Y. Kan, X. Peng and A. K. -Y Jen, Adv. Mater., 201729(47), 1703980.
  • "High-efficiency nonfullerene organic solar cells with a parallel tandem configuration", L. Zuo, J. Yu, X. Shi, F. Lin, W. Tang and A. K.-Y Jen, Adv. Mater., 201729(34), 1702547.
  • "Highly efficient Perovskite–Perovskite tandem solar cells reaching 80% of the theoretical limit in photovoltage", A. Rajagopal, Z. Yang, S. B. Jo, I. L. Braly, P. -W Liang, H. W. Hillhouse and A. K. -Y Jen, Adv. Mater.201729(34), 1702140.
  • "SrCl2 derived perovskite facilitating a high efficiency of 16% in hole-conductor-free fully printable mesoscopic perovskite solar cells", H. Zhang, H. Wang, S. T. Williams, D. Xiong, W. Zhang, C.-C Chueh, W. Chen and A. K.-Y Jen, Adv. Mater.201729(15), 1606608.
  • "Toward all room-temperature, solution-processed, high-performance planar perovskite solar cells: A new scheme of pyridine-promoted perovskite formation", H. Zhang, J. Cheng, D. Li, F. Lin, J. Mao, C. Liang, A. K. -Y Jen, M. Grätzel and W. C. H. Choy, Adv. Mater.201729(13), 1604695.
  • "CuGaO2: A promising inorganic hole-transporting material for highly efficient and stable perovskite solar cells", H. Zhang, H. Wang, W. Chen and A. K.-Y Jen, Adv. Mater.201729(8), 1604984.
  • "Rigidifying Nonplanar Perylene Diimides by Ring Fusion Toward Geometry-Tunable Acceptors for High-Performance Fullerene-Free Solar Cells”, H. L. Zhong, C.-H. Wu, C.-Z. Li, J. Carpenter, C.-C. Chueh, H. Ade, and A. K.-Y. Jen, Adv. Mater.201628(5), 951.
  • "Fluorescent Mechanical Damage Sensors for Epoxy Composites by Mechanochemical Activation”, Z. Li, R. Toivola, F. Ding, J. Yang, P. N. Lai, T. Howie, G. Georgeson, S.-H. Jang, X. S. Li, B. D. Flinn, and A. K.-Y. Jen, Adv. Mater.201628, 6592.
  • "Highly Efficient Organic Solar Cells with Improved Vertical Donor-Acceptor Compositional Gradient via an Inverted Off-Center Spinning Method”, J. Huang, J. Carpenter, C. Z. Li, J.-S. Yu, H. Ade, and A. K-Y. Jen, Adv. Mater.2016, 28(5), 967.
  • "Highly Efficient and Stable Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells using Highly Crystalline SnO2Nanocrystals as the Robust Electron-Transporting Layer”, Z. L. Zhu, Y. Bai, X. Liu, C.-C. Chueh, S. H. Yang, and A. K.-Y. Jen, Adv. Mater.201628, 6478.
  • "A Low-Temperature, Solution-Processable, Cu-Doped Nickel Oxide Hole-Transporting Layer via the Combustion Method for High-Performance Thin-Film Perovskite Solar Cells “, J. W. Jung, C.C. Chueh, A. K-Y. Jen, Adv. Mater.2015, 27, 7874.
  • "High-Performance and Environmentally Stable Planar Heterojunction Perovskite Solar Cells Based on a Solution-Processed Copper-Doped Nickel Oxide Hole Transporting Layer”, J. H. Kim, P.-W. Liang, S. T. Williams, N. Cho, C.-C. Chueh, M. S. Glaz, D. S. Ginger, and A. K.-Y. Jen, Adv. Mater.2015, 27(4), 695.
  • "Fluoro-Substituted n-Type Conjugated Polymer for Additive-Free All-Polymer Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells with Efficiency of 6.71%”, J. W. Jung, J. Woong Jo, C.-C. Chueh, F. Liu, W. H. Jo, T. P. Russell and A. K.-Y. Jen, Adv. Mater.2015, 7(21), 3310.
  • "Ag-incorporated organic-inorganic perovskite films and planar heterojunction solar cells", Q. Chen, L. Chen, F. Ye, T. Zhao, F. Tang, A. Rajagopal, Z. Jiang, S. Jiang, A. K.-Y Jen, Y. Xie, J. Cai and L. Chen, Nano Lett., 201717, 3231.
  • "Hexaazatrinaphthylene Derivatives: Efficient Electron-Transporting Materials with Tunable Energy Levels for Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells”, D. B. Zhao, Z. Zhu, M.-Y. Kuo, C.-C. Chueh, and A. K.-Y. Jen Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.201655, 1.
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Contact Information
Office: YEUNG-G5756
Phone: +(852)-3442-8451
Fax: +(852)-3442-8472
Research Interests

Utilizing molecular, polymeric, and biomacromolecular self-assembly to create ordered arrangement of organic and inorganic functional materials for photonics, opto-electronics, nanomedicine, and nanotechnology. 

Employing the “molecular engineering” approach to tailor size, shape, sequence, and functionality of organic/hybrid functional materials and explore their applications.