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Prof. Shimin Wang’s Group

About us

We are an open, cooperative and innovative research group. We would like to extend a very warm welcome to all new and prospective students, and encourage collaborations from researchers around the world.

Our research mainly focuses on:

· Preparation and applications of nanomaterials and organic functional molecules

TiO2, SiO2, ZnO, graphene, MOFs, COFs, aggregation-induced emission & organic solid-state luminescence

· Energy conversion materials and devices

dye-sensitized solar cell, inorganic-organic hybrid perovskite solar cells, fuel cell

·Special coated-materials and thin film

superhydrophobic coating, self-cleaning & thermal barrier coating, organic ferroelectric thin-film

· Concrete admixtures

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Research directions

Projects

Group members

Shimin Wang, Professor, Dr.

GROUP LEADER

Email: shiminwang@126.com

Office: School of Materials Science and Engineering, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062, China.

Phone: 027-88665010

Prof. Dr. Shimin Wang received his BS and MS in the School of Chemistry and Materials Science from Hubei University in 1985 and 1988, respectively, and PhD degree (major in Microelectronics and Solid Electronics) from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 1999. He worked as a professor in the Institute of piezoelectric ceramic technology from Hubei University in 1988, later he worked in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and is now the vice-president of Hubei University. His research areas include preparation of photoelectronic functional materials and films, nanomaterials, nanocomposites; design and synthesis of organic functional molecules; application of these novel materials in new generation of electronic and photoelectronic devices (DSSCs, PSCs, fuel cell); mechanism investigation of the materials properties and performance.

 

 

Li Zhao, Professor, Dr.

Email: zhaoli7376@163.com

Office: School of Materials Science and Engin eering, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062, China.

Prof. Dr. Li Zhao joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering in July 2006. She completed her PhD in June 2006 at Wuhan University of Technology, working on the preparation and characterization of porous oxide spherical particles under supervision of Prof. Jiaguo Yu. In April 2016, she went to the Institute of Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh as a guest researcher, working on hybrid perovskite solar cells in Prof. DiGao’s group until March 2017. In June 2017, she was promoted to Professor. Her research area is mainly focused on optoelectronic functional nanomaterials, specifically covering (i) inorganic–organic hybrid perovskite, (ii) dye-sensitized solar cells, (iii) inorganic non-metallic nanomaterials, (iv) VO2 thin film and nanopowers.

 

 

Binghai Dong, Professor, Dr.

Email: wwwdbh@163.com

Office: School of Materials Science and Engineering, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062, China.

Prof. Dr. Binghai Dong received his BS and MS in the Materials Science & Engineering school in Wuhan University of Technology in 1995 and 2002, respectively, and PhD degree (major in Materials Science) from Hubei University in 2011. After working for 8 years as an engineer in the Institute of Hubei Building Materials Design, he joined Hubei University as a lecturer in 2003. In 2016, he went to the University of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania State University as a guest researcher, working on hybrid perovskite solar cells in Prof. Guangyong Li’s Group for over one year. In 2017, he also received the position of Professor. He mainly studies on functional thin films and nanomaterials, specifically covering (i) Special Functional Films and Nanopowers (ii) Chemical Admixtures for Concrete, (iii) inorganic–organic hybrid perovskite.

 

 

Zuxun Xu, Associate professor, Dr.

Email: 1744770828@qq.com

Office: School of Materials Science and Engineering, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062, China.

Dr. ZuxunXu joined School of Materials Science and Engineering as a lecturer since 2001. He completed his PhD in June 2008 at Hubei University under supervision of Prof. Shimin Wang. In July 2008 he became a Professor. His research mainly focuses on optoelectronic functional nanomaterials, specifically covering design and synthesis of organic functional molecules.

 

 

Li Wan, Associate professor, Dr.

Email: wanli@hubu.edu.cn

Office: School of Materials Science and Engineering, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062, China.

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0531-4573

Dr. Li Wan joined the school of Materials Science and Engineering as a university lecturer since July 2011. She completed her PhD in June 2011 at Hubei University, working on the low-cost carbon counter electrodes for dye sensitized solar cells under supervision of Prof. Shimin Wang. In February 2016, she went to the Institute of Materials and Chemistry at Technische Universität  Wien as a guest researcher, working on hybrid perovskite solar cells in Prof. Dominik Eder’s Group until February 2017. In June 2016, she also received the position of university A.P.Professor. Dr. Wan’s main research interests include high efficiency and low-cost photovoltaic devices ranging from dye-sensitized solar cells, organic solar cells to inorganic–organic hybrid perovskite based heterojunction solar cells, preparing of various nano-carbon (carbon nanotubes, graphene), and the composites for solar cell and optoelectronic applications.

 

 

Erjing Wang, Associate professor, Dr.

Email: wangej@hubu.edu.cn

Office: School of Materials Science and Engineering, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062, China.

Dr. Erjing Wang joined the school of materials science and engineering in July 2014. She acquired her doctorate degree of organic chemistry from the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, under the supervision of academic Daoben Zhu, Professors Wenping Hu and Hongxiang Li in 2008. After three-year’s work as an advanced information analyzer in Beijing Advanced Alliance Co., Ltd, she continued her scientific research as research assistant in the group of Professors; Ben Zhong Tang, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She mainly focuses on organic optoelectronic functional materials, specifically covering (i) organic field-effect transistors, (ii) organic light-emitting diodes, (iii) dye-sensitized solar cells, (iv) aggregation-induced emission and (v) thermally activated delayed fluorescence.

 

 

Wenlu Li, Post Doctorate

Email: liwenlu2011@126.com

Office: School of Materials Science and Engineering, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062, China.

Dr. Wenlu Li joined the school of Materials Science and Engineering as a postdoc since March 2017. She went through the Sino-Euro clean and renewable education program, and got her Master degree from Paris Institute of Technology university and Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in 2012. She was then funded by the China Scholarship Council as a joint educated PhD student between 2012 to 2014, co-supervised by Prof. Jian Li from HUST and Prof. Johannes W. Schwank from Univeristy of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She completed her PhD in June 2015 at HUST. Dr. Li is mainly focused on developing core-shell heterostructures as solid oxide fuel cell electrodes and self-cleaning cathodes for endurance to CO2, chromium poisoning.

 

 

Jing Li, Experimentalist

Email: lijing_0608@163.com

Office: School of Materials Science and Engineering, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062, China.

Ms. Jing Li obtained her B. Eng. in Materials Science Technology from Hubei University in 2010 and her M. Eng. in Solar Energy Materials at the same school in 2013. From the intensive training during her Master study under supervision of Prof. Shimin Wang, she is very experienced in the synthesis of quantum dot and photo upconversion nanomaterials with different shapes and their applications in dye sensitized and perovskite solar cells. Since July 2013, she joined Prof. Shimin Wang's group as an experimenter at the School of Materials Science and Engineering in Hubei University.

 

 

Collaborators

Prof. Mag.rer.nat. Dr.rer.nat. Dominik Eder

Email: dominik.eder@tuwien.ac.at

Office: Institute of Materials Chemistry, Technische Universität Wien, Getreidemarkt 9/165, 1060 Vienna, Austria.

https://www.imc.tuwien.ac.at/division_molecular_materials_chemistry/research_groups/materials_for_energy_environment_and_medicine/EN/

 

  

Dr. Wei Zhang

Email: wz0003@surrey.ac.uk

Office: Nanoelectronics Centre, Advanced Technology Institute, University of Surrey

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2678-8372

 

 

 

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Student Awards

 

Publications

1. Meng Xiao, Li Zhao*, Binghai Dong, Li Wan, Shimin Wang, Application of mixed-organic-cation for high performance holeconductor-free perovskite solar cell, J.Colloid Interf. Sci., 510, 118-126, 2018.

2. Miaomiao Chen, Li Wan*, Mengqin Kong, Hang Hu, Yisheng Gan, Jia Wang, Fengxiang Chen, Zhiguang Guo, Dominik Eder, Shimin Wang, Influence of Rutile-TiO2 nanorod arrays on Pb-free (CH3NH3)3Bi2I9-based hybrid perovskite solar cells fabricated through two-step sequential solution process, J. Alloy. Compd., https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2017.12.188, In Press, 2018.

3. Fengxiang Chen, Huiyu Yang, Ke Li, Bo Deng, Qingsong Li, Xin Liu, Binhai Dong, Xingfang Xiao, Dong Wang, Yong Qin, Shi-Min Wang, Ke-Qin Zhang, and Weilin Xu, Facile and effective coloration of dye-inert carbon fiber fabrics with tunable colors and excellent laundering durability, Acs Nano, 11(10):10330-10336, 2017.

4. Hang Hu, Binghai Dong, Wei Zhang*. Low-toxic metal halide perovskites: opportunities and future challenges, J. Mater. Chem. A., 5, 11436-11449, 2017.

5. Man Yang, Binghai Dong*, Xiaojie Yang, Wankun Xiang, Ziqing Ye, Erjing Wang, Li Wan, Li Zhao, Shimin Wang*, TiO2 nanoparticle/nanofiber-ZnO photoanode for the enhancement of the efficiency of dyesensitized solar cells,RSC Adv., 7, 41738-41744, 2017.

6. Mengqin Kong, Hang Hu, Li Wan*, Miaomiao Chen, Yisheng Gan, Jia Wang,Fengxiang Chen, Binghai Dong, Dominik Eder, Shimin Wang, Nontoxic (CH3NH3)3Bi2I9 perovskite solar cells free of hole conductors with an alternative architectural design and a solution-processable approach, RSC Adv., 7, 35549-35557, 2017.

7. Mi Tang, Hongyang Li, Erjing Wang*, Chengliang Wang*, Carbonyl polymeric electrode materials for metal-ion batteries, Chin. Chem. Lett., DOI: org/10.1016/j.cclet, In Press, Corrected Proof, 2017.

8. Zihui Liang, Li Zhao*, Binghai Dong, Li Wan, Shimin Wang, Tungsten-doped vanadium dioxide thin films as smart windows with self-cleaning and energy-saving functions, J. Alloys Compounds, 694, 124-131, 2017.

9. Chao Wang, Li Zhao*, Binghai Dong, Li Wan, Shimin Wang, New intelligent multifunctional SiO2/VO2 composite films with enhanced infrared light regulation performance, solar modulation capability, and superhydrophobicity, Sci. Technol. Adv. Mat.,1, 563-573, 2017.

10. Haiyong Guo, Li Zhao*, Li Wan, Shimin Wang A dual-functional NaLuF4:Yb3+/Er3+ material for enhancing photon harvesting in dye-sensitized solar cells, RSC Adv.,7, 38506-38511, 2017.

11. Hang Hu, Binghai Dong*, Huating Hu, Fengxiang Chen, Mengqin Kong, Qiuping Zhang, Tianyue Luo, Li Zhao, Zhiguang Guo, Jing Li, Zuxun Xu, Shi-Min Wang, D. Eder, Li Wan*, Atomic layer deposition of TiO2 for high-efficiency hole-blocking layer in hole-conductor-free perovskite solar cells processed in ambient air, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 8(28), 17999-18007, 2016.

12. Wenlu Li, Chunyan Xiong, Qian Zhang, Lichao Jia, Bo Chi, Jian Pu, Jian Li. Composition optimization of samarium strontium manganite-yttria stabilized zirconia cathode for high performance intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells, Electrochim. Acta, 190, 531-537, 2016.

13. Chunyan Xiong, Wenlu Li, Dong Ding, Jian Pu, Bo Chi, Jian Li. Chromium poisoning effect on strontium-doped samarium manganite for solid oxide fuel cell, Int. J.Hydrogen Energ., 41, 20660-20669, 2016.

14. Chunyan Xiong, Wenlu Li, Nanqi Duan, Jian Pu, Bo Chi, Jian Li. The effect of molybdenum on chromium deposition at (La0.8Sr0.2)0.95MnO3-δ cathode of solid oxide fuel cells, Int. J.Hydrogen Energ., 41, 9529-9537, 2016.

15. Li Wan, Tianyue Luo, Shimin Wang*, Xianbao Wang, Zhiguang Guo, Huayu Xiong, Binghai Dong, Li Zhao, Zuxun Xu, Xiuhua Zhang, Jing Li, Qiuping Zhang, Bi Wang, Pt/graphene nanocomposites with low Pt-loadings: synthesis through one- and two-step chemical reduction methods and their use as promising counter electrodes for DSSCs, Compos. Sci. Technol., 113, 46-53, 2015.

16. Li Wan, Qiuping Zhang, Shimin Wang*, Xianbao Wang, Zhiguang Guo, Huayu Xiong, Binghai Dong, Li Zhao, Zuxun Xu, Xiuhua Zhang, Jing Li, Bi Wang, Tianyue Luo, A two-step reduction method for synthesizing well-dispersed, low-Pt loaded Pt/graphene nanocomposites for use as counter electrodes in DSSCs, J. Mater. Sci., 50(12), 4412-4421, 2015.

17. Li Wan, Bi Wang, Shimin Wang*, Xianbao Wang, Zhiguang Guo, Huayu Xiong, Binghai Dong, Li Zhao, Zuxun Xu, Xiuhua Zhang, Jing Li, Qiuping Zhang, Tianyue Luo. Well-dispersed PEDOT:PSS/graphene nanocomposites synthesized by in-situ polymerization as counter electrodes for dye sensitized solar cells, J.Mater. Sci., 50, 2148-2157. , 2015.

18. Li Zhao*, Cheng Zhong, Yalan Wang, Shimin Wang, Binghai Dong, Li Wan, Ag nanoparticle-decorated 3D flower-like TiO2 hierarchical microstructures composed of ultrathin nanosheets and enhanced photoelectrical conversion properties in dye-sensitized solar cells, J. Power Sources, 292, 49-57, 2015.

19. Chengjie Song, Erjing Wang*, Binghai Dong*, Shimin Wang, Organic non-fullerene small-molecule acceptors, Prog. Chem., 27, 1754–1763, 2015.

20. Erjing Wang#, Zikai He#, Engui Zhao, Luming Meng, Christian Schütt, Jacky W. Y. Lam, Herman H. Y. Sung, Ian D. Williams, Xuhui Huang, Rainer Herges*, Ben Zhong Tang*, Aggregation-induced-emission-active macrocycle: exhibiting analogous triply and singly twisted möbius topologies, Chem. Eur. J.,21, 11707–11711, 2015.

21. Zikai He#, Erjing Wang#, Jacky W. Y. Lam, Yang Li, Zhenyang Lin, Ben Zhong Tang*, An Aggregation-induced emission-active macrocycle: llusory topology of the penrose stairs, Chem. Plus. Chem., 80, 1245–1249, 2015.

22. Wenlu Li, Chunyan Xiong, Lichao Jia, Jian Pu, Bo Chi, Xiaoyin Chen, Jian Li, Johannes W. Schwank. Strontium-doped samarium manganite as cathode materials for oxygen reduction in solid oxide fuel cells, J. Power Sources, 284272-278, 2015.

23. Chunyan Xiong, Wenlu Li, Jinghua Xiao, Nanqi Duan, Jian Pu, Bo Chi, et al. Improved chromium-poisoning on lanthanum strontium manganite cathode in presence of a newly developed iron-chromium based interconnect alloy for solid oxide fuel cells, Int. J.Hydrogen Energ., 40, 13957-13963, 2015.

24. Dong Binghai, Fan Difei, Wang Shimin, Guo Zhiguang, An omnipotent liquid for various engineering material substrates with transparent superhydrophobicity, Chem. Lett., 44, 1245-1247, 2015.