Solar and indoor photovoltaic

Our team began with dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) and is now working on perovskite solar cell (PSC) for solar and indoor light harvesting. Metal halide perovskite solar cell is a promising candidate for solar photovoltaic conversion due to its high absorption coefficient, long carrier lifetime, low recombination rate, and outstanding power conversion efficiency. In addition to solar photovoltaics, we are interested in using PSC for indoor photovoltaics to power billions of wireless devices for a future Internet of Things (IoT) nodes, of which the self-powered characteristic can reduce the use of batteries and avoid battery replacement. 




Representative publications:


1. Orientation-engineered small-molecule semiconductors as dopant-free hole transporting

    materials for efficient and stable perovskite solar cells, Advanced Functional Materials, 31,

    2011270, 2021. 


2. Synergistic reinforcement of built-in electric fields for highly efficient and stable perovskite

    photovoltaics, Advanced Functional Materials, 30, 1909755, 2020. 


3. Tailoring triple-anion perovskite material for indoor light harvesting with restrained halide

    segregation and record high efficiency beyond 36%, Advanced Energy Materials, 1901980,



4. Tri-functional TiO2 nanoparticles with exposed {001} facets as the additive for cobalt-based

    porphyrin-sensitized solar cells, Advanced Functional Materials, 25, 6093, 2015.