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Xiaohong Zhang Professor

Professor, President

"973" Project Chief Scientist

NSFC “Distinguished Young Scholars”

Academic History:

B.S., Beihang University, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, 1989

M.S., Beihang University, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, 1992

Ph.D., Beijing Institute of Technology, Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, 1996

Post-Doc., Institute of Photographic Chemistry of CAS, 1996 - 1998

Senior Visiting Scholar, City University of Hong Kong, 1998 - 2000

Professor, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry of CAS, 2000 - 2013

Senior Visiting ScholarCambridge University, Cavendish Laboratory, 2003 - 2004

Professor, Soochow University, since 2014

Research Interests

(1) Organic Optoelectronic Materials and Devices

(2) Semiconductor Nano-Materials and Devices

Research Experience and Accomplishments

• Dr. Xiaohong Zhang is an internationally recognized outstanding scientist in the field of organic/nanostructured optoelectronic materials, in three thrusts of this research area, including i) organic single crystals and optoelectronic devices, ii) TADF materials based on intermolecular charge-transfer transitions and their OLEDs, and iii) silicon micro/nano-structures and their applications, he has come up with original, internationally recognized and highly appraised achievements.

• Published over 500 peer-reviewed papers, including Nat. Photon., Nat. Energy, Nat. Mater., Nat. Commun., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater. etc. Applied over 50 U.S. and Chinese patents, reported over 50 international conference papers and published 3 international monographs.

• Honors ans Awards include: 

2019 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)

2018 Recipient of Science Fund for Creative Research Groups of National Natural Science Foundation of China

2017 Election to the Leading Talents in Science & Technology Innovation under the National “Ten Thousand Talent Program”

2016 Leader of Innovation Teams in Priority Areas, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), China

2014 Distinguished Professor of Changjiang Scholars Program, Ministry of Education (MOE), China

2013 Second-Class Prize in State Natural Science Award (the first achiever), State Council of China

2013 Recipient of State Council Special Allowance, State Council of China

2012 Chief Scientist of National Program on Key Basic Research Project, MOST, China

2012 First Prize in Beijing Science and Technology Award (the first achiever), Beijing Province, China

2009 Election to the National “Hundred, Thousand, Ten Thousand Talents Projects”, MOST & MOE, China

2008 Recipient of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

Selected Publications

1. X. C. Fan, K. Wang*, Y. Z. Shi, Y. C. Cheng, Y. T. Lee, J. Yu, X. K. Chen*, C. Adachi*, X. H. Zhang*, “Ultrapure Green Organic Light-Emitting Diodes Based on Highly Distorted Fused π-Conjugated Molecular Design”, Nat. Photon., 2023, 17, 230-238.

2. M. J. Cai#, Z. Y. Wu#, Z. Li#, L. Wang, W. Sun, A. A. Tountas, C. R. Li, S. H. Wang, K. Feng, A. B. Xu, S. L. Tang, A. Tavasoli, M. W. Peng, W. X. Liu, A. S. Helmy, L. He*, G. A. Ozin*, X. H. Zhang*, “Greenhouse-Inspired Supra-Photothermal CO2 Catalysis”, Nat. Energy, 2021, 6(8), 807-814.

3. J. Pan#, Y.M. Wu#, X. J. Zhang*, J. H. Chen, J. W. Wang, S. L. Cheng, X. F. Wu, X. H. Zhang*, J. S. Jie*, “Anisotropic Charge Trapping in Phototransistors Unlocks Ultrasensitive Polarimetry for Bionic Navigation”, Nat. Commun., 2022, 13, 6629.

4. Z. Li #, C. L. Mao#, Q. J. Pei, P. N. Duchesne, T. He, M. K. Xia, J. T. Wang, L. Wang, R. Song, A. A. Jelle, D. M. Meira, Q. J. Ge, K. K. Ghuman*, L. He, X. H. Zhang*, G. A. Ozin*, “Engineered Disorder in CO2 Photocatalysis”, Nat. Commun., 2022, 13, 7205.

5. Z. B. Shao#, T. H. Jiang#, X. J. Zhang#, X. H. Zhang*, X. F. Wu, F. F. Xia, S. Y. Xiong, S. T. Lee*, J. S. Jie*, “Memory Phototransistors Based on Exponential-Association Photoelectric Conversion Law”, Nat. Commun., 2019, 10(1), 1294.

6. H. Wang, J. T. Wang, Z. X. Cao, W. J. Zhang, C. S. Lee*, S. T. Lee*, X. H. Zhang*, “A Surface Curvature Oscillation Model for Vapour-Liquid-Solid Growth of Periodic One-Dimensional Nanostructures”, Nat. Commun., 2015, 6, 6412.

7. R. F. Jia, J. X. Li, H. Y. Zhang, X. J. Zhang*, S. L. Cheng, J. Pan, C. Q. Wang, A. A. A. Pirzado, H. L. Dong*, W. P. Hu, J. S. Jie, X. H. Zhang*, “Highly Efficient Inherent Linearly Polarized Electroluminescence From Small-Molecule Organic Single Crystals, Adv. Mater., 2023, DOI: 10.1002/adma.202208789.

8. D. M. Sun*, E. Duda, X. C. Fan, R. Saxena, M. Zhang, S. Bagnich, X. H. Zhang*, A. Köhler*, E. Zysman-Colman*, “Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescent Dendrimers that Underpin High-Efficiency Host-Free Solution-Processed Organic Light Emitting Diodes”, Adv. Mater., 2022, 34(23), 2110344.

9. J. L. Shi, J. S. Jie*, W. Deng, G. Luo, X. C. Fang, Y. L. Xiao, Y. J. Zhang, X. J. Zhang, X. H. Zhang*, “Fully Solution-Printed Photosynaptic Transistor Array with Ultralow Energy Consumption for Artificial Vision Neural Network”, Adv. Mater., 2022, 34(18), 2200380.

10. Y. C. Cheng, X. C. Fan, F. Huang, X. Xiong, J. Yu, K. Wang*, C. S. Lee*, X. H. Zhang*, “A   Highly   Twisted Carbazole-Fused   DABNA   Derivative   as An Orange-Red TADF Emitter for OLEDs with Nearly 40% EQE”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2022, 61(47), e202212575.

11. B. C. Zhang#, Y. H. Shi#, J. Mao#, S. Y. Huang, Z. B. Shao, C. J. Zheng, J. S. Jie*, X. H. Zhang*, “Single-Crystalline Silicon Frameworks: A New Platform for Transparent Flexible Optoelectronics”, Adv. Mater., 2021, 33(24), 2008171.

12. Y. Z. Shi#, K. Wang#, S. L. Zhang, X. C. Fan, Y. Tsuchiya, Y. T. Lee, G. L. Dai, J. X. Chen, C. J. Zheng, S. Y. Xiong, X. M. Ou, J. Yu, J. S. Jie, C. S. Lee*, C. Adachi*, X. H. Zhang*, “Characterizing Conformational Distribution in Amorphous Film of Organic Emitter and Its Application in “Self-Doping” Organic Light-Emitting Diode”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2021, 60(49), 25878-25883.

13. J. X. Chen, Y. F. Xiao, K. Wang*, D. M. Sun, X. C. Fan, X. Zhang, M. Zhang, Y. Z. Shi, J. Yu, F. X. Geng, C. S. Lee*, X. H. Zhang*, “Managing Locally Excited and Charge-Transfer Triplet States to Facilitate Up-Conversion in Red TADF Emitters That Are Available for Both Vacuum- and Solution-Processes”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2021, 60(5), 2478-2484.

14. W. Deng, J. S. Jie*, X. Z. Xu, Y. L. Xiao, B. Lu, X. J. Zhang, X. H. Zhang*, “A Microchannel-Confined Crystallization Strategy Enables Blade Coating of Perovskite Single Crystal Arrays for Device Integration”, Adv. Mater., 2020, 32(16), 1908340.

15. H. Li#, C. R. Li#, W. Sun, Y. Z. Wang, W. Q. Hua, J. J. Liu, S. M. Zhang, Z. J. Chen, S. H. Wang, Z. Y. Wu, Q. S. Zhu, R. J. Tang, J. Yu, L. He*, G. A. Ozin*, X. H. Zhang*, “Single-Stimulus-Induced Modulation of Multiple Optical Properties”, Adv. Mater., 2019, 31(23), 1900388.

16. J. X. Chen, W. W. Tao, W. C. Chen, Y. F. Xiao, K. Wang*, C. Cao, J. Yu, S. L. Li, F. X. Geng, C. Adachi, C. S. Lee*, X. H. Zhang*, “Red/Near-Infrared Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence OLEDs with Near 100% Internal Quantum Efficiency”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, 58(41), 14660-14665.

17. Y. Z. Shi, K. Wang*, X. Li, G. L. Dai, W. Liu, K. Ke, M. Zhang, S. L. Tao, C. J. Zheng*, X. M. Ou, X. H. Zhang*, “Intermolecular Charge-Transfer Transition TADF Emitter for Efficient Non-Doped Organic Light-Emitting Diodes”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57(30), 9480-9484.

18. C. R. Li, S. M. Zhang, B. C. Zhang, J. J. Liu, W. H. Zhang, A. A. Solovev, R. J. Tang, F. Bao, J. Yu, Q. Zhang, Y. Lifshitz*, L. He*, X. H. Zhang*, “Local Curvature Controlled Non-Epitaxial Growth of Hierarchical Nanostructures”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57(14), 3772-3776.

19. K. Wang, C. J. Zheng*, W. Liu, K. Liang, Y. Z. Shi, S. L. Tao, C. S. Lee*, X. M. Ou, X. H. Zhang*, “Avoiding Energy Loss on TADF Emitters: Controlling the Dual Conformations of D-A Structure Molecules Based on the Pseudo-Planar Segments”, Adv. Mater., 2017, 29(47), 1701476.

20. X. J. Zhang, J. S. Jie*, W. Deng, Q. X. Shang, J. C. Wang, H. Wang, X. F. Chen, X. H. Zhang*, “Alignment and Patterning of Ordered Small-Molecule Organic Semiconductor Micro/nanocrystals for Device Applications”, Adv. Mater., 2016, 28(13), 2475-2503.