Wei Zhang

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Wei Zhang

Long Term Visitor

1. Plasmonic Solar Cells
2. Preparation of 1D (nanofibers/nanorods) and 2D (nanosheets) semiconductor oxides for DSSC applications.
3. Development of high performance solid state dye-sensitized solar cells based on hole transporting materials.
4. ZnO and TiO2 flexible dye-sensitized solar cells fabricated under low temperature.

March.2012---Present, Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Supervisor: Dr. Henry J. Snaith
Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Oxford
Research fields: Plasmonic solar cells

Aug.2011---Dec 2011, Research Engineer
Supervisor: Prof. Bin Liu
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore
Research fields: Solid state dye-sensitized solar cells and flexible solar cells

Sep. 2007---Jul.2011, Ph.D
Supervisor: Prof. Bin Liu
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore
Research fields: Fabrication of dye-sensitized solar cells with enhanced energy conversion efficiency

Sep. 2004---Jun. 2007, M.S.
Supervisor: Prof. Yan Cuie
Department of chemistry and chemical engineering, Hubei University, Wuhan, P.R. China.
Research fields: Application of semiconductor quantum dot nanoparticles in chitosan-based gene delivery system

Sep. 2000---Jun. 2004, B.S.
Supervisor: Prof. Wang shimin (vice president of Hubei University)
Department of Chemical Biology, Hubei University, Wuhan, P.R. China.
Research fields: Synthesis and optimization of second order non-linear optical (NLO) molecules

1. WFF Prize in Environmental and Sustainability Research (Singapore Government) 2012
2. Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad 2011
3. President Graduate Fellowship (National University of Singapore) 2010 to 2011
4. Research Scholarship (National University of Singapore) 2007 to 2009

1. Wei Zhang, Rui Zhu, Xizhe Liu, Bin Liu*, Seeram Ramakrishna. Facile Construction of Nanofibrous ZnO Photoelectrode for Dye-sensitized Solar Cell Applications. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2009, 95, 043304-7. (Top 20 most downloaded article in August 2009)
2. Wei Zhang, Zhen Fang, Mingjuan Su, Mark Saeys, and Bin Liu*. A Triphenylamine based Conjugated Polymer with Donor-Acceptor Architecture as Organic Sensitizer for Dye-sensitized Solar Cells. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2009, 30, 1533-1537. (most accessed article of March 2009-Feburary 2010)
3. Wei Zhang, Rui Zhu, Lin Ke, Xizhe Liu, Bin Liu* and Seeram Ramakrishna. Anatase Mesoporous TiO2 Nanofibers with High Surface Area for Solid-state Dye-sensitized Solar Cells. Small. 2010, 6, 2176-2182.
4. Wei Zhang, Yueming Cheng, Xiong Yin, Bin Liu*. Solid-state Dye-sensitized Solar Cells with Conjugated Polymer as Hole-transporting Materials. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2010, 5-23. (has been featured on materials views)
5. Xizhe Liu, Wei Zhang, Satoshi Uchida, Liping Cai, Bin Liu* and Seeram Ramakrishna. An Efficient Organic Dye-sensitized Solar Cell with in-situ Polymerized Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) as Hole Transporting Material. Adv. Mater. 2010, 22, E150–E155. (top 1 most downloaded article of the month of April-May 2010)
6. Wei Zhang, Rui Zhu, Feng Li, Qing Wang* and, Bin Liu*. High Performance Solid-state Organic Dye Sensitized Solar Cells with P3HT as Hole Transporter. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2011, 115, 7038-7043.
7. Wei Zhang, Rui Zhu, Xizhe Liu, Bin Liu*, Seeram Ramakrishna. High-performance hybrid solar cells employing metal-free organic dye modified TiO2 as photoelectrode. Appl. Energ. 2012, 90, 305-308.
8. Wei Zhang, Rui Zhu, Bin Liu*, Seeram Ramakrishna. Low-cost Fabrication of TiO2 Nanorod Photoelectrode for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell Application. Aust. J. Chem. 2011, 64(9) 1282-1287.
9. Julien Warnan, Yann Pellegrin, Errol Blart, Fabrice Odobel*, Wei Zhang, Bin Liu, Veluru Jagadeesh Babu, Seeram Ramakrishna*. Application of Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Functionalized with an Anchoring Group in Dye-sensitized Solar Cells. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2011, 32, 1190-1194.
10. Lioz Etgar, Wei Zhang, Stefanie Tscharntke, Stephen G. Hickey, Md K. Nazeeruddin , Alexander Eychmüllerand, Bin Liu, Michael Grätzel*. High effiency QDs heterojunction solar cell using anatase (001) TiO2 Nanosheets. Adv. Mater. 2012, 24, 2202-2206.
11. Barbora Laskova, Marketa Zukalova, Ladislav Kavan, Alison Chou, Paul Liska, Wei Zhang, Bin Liu, Pavel Kubat, Elham Ghadiri, Jacques-E. Moser and Michael Grätzel. Voltage Enhancement in Dye Sensitized Solar Cell Using (001)-Oriented Anatase TiO2 Nanosheets. J. Solid. State. Electrochem. 2012, 16, 2993-3001.
12. Zhaosheng Xue, Wei Zhang, Xiong Yin, Yueming Cheng, Long Wang, Bin Liu*. Enhanced Conversion Efficiency for Flexible Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells by Optimization of Nanoparticle Size With Electrophoretic Deposition Technique. RSC Adv. 2012, 2, 7074-7080.
13. Liping Cai, Hoi Nok Tsao, Wei Zhang, Long Wang, Zhaosheng Xue, Michael Grätzel* and Bin Liu*. Organic Sensitizers with Bridged Triphenyl Amine Donor Units for Efficient Dye-sensitized Solar Cells. Adv. Engery Mater. 2013, 3, 200-205.