Research Interests

​Perovskite single crystal photodetectors and solar cells


Selected Publications

  • Thin Single Crystal Perovskite Solar Cells to Harvest Below-bandgap Light Absorption
    Z. Chen, Q. Dong, Y. Liu, C. Bao, Y. Fang, Y. Lin, S. Tang, Q. Wang, X. Xiao, Y. Bai, Y. D...
    Nat. Commun. 8, 1890, (2017)
  • From planar-heterojunction to n-i structure: an efficient strategy to improve short-circuit current and power conve...
    Z. Chen, H. Zhang, X. Du, X. Cheng, X. Chen, Y. Jiang, B. Yang
    Energy Environ. Sci., 6, 1597-1603, (2013)
  • Low-Noise and Large-Linear-Dynamic-Range Photodetectors Based on Hybrid-Perovskite Thin-Single-Crystals
    C. Bao, Z. Chen, Y. Fang, H. Wei, Y. Deng, X. Xiao, L. Li, J. Huang
    Adv. Mater. 1703209, (2017)
  • Inverted Hybrid Solar Cells from Aqueous Materials with a PCE of 3.61%
    Z. Chen, H. Zhang, W. Yu, Z. Li, J. Hou, H. Wei, B. Yang
    Adv. Energy. Mater. 3, 433-437, (2013)
  • In Situ Construction of Nanoscale CdTe-CdS Bulk Heterojunctions for Inorganic Nanocrystal Solar Cells
    Z. Chen, H. Zhang, Q. Zeng, Y. Wang, D. Xu, L. Wang, H. Wang, B. Yang
    Adv. Energy Mater., (2014)
  • Dip-Coated Gold Nanoparticle Electrodes for Aqueous-Solution-Processed Large-Area Solar Cells
    X. Du, Z. Chen, Z. Li, H. Hao, Q. Zeng, C. Dong, B. Yang
    Adv. Energy Mater., 4, 1400135., (2014)

Education Profile

  • ​B.S. 2011, Chemistry, Jilin, China.
  • Ph.D. 2016, Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Jilin, China.

Professional Profile

  • ​Nov. 2017-now, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physical Sciences and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
  • Jul. 2016-Aug. 2017, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical and Meterials Engineering, University of Nebraska Lincoln, America.
  • Sept. 2011-July 2016, PhD. in Polymer Chemistry and Physics in Jilin University, Jilin, China.
  • Sept. 2007-July 2011, B.S. in College of Chemistry in Jilin University, Jilin, China.

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)