Zhijun Ning    Assistant Professor、PI
Institute School of Physical Science and Technology
Research Area Material Chemistry; Optoelectronic Materials
Contact Info. ningzhj@@shanghaitech.edu.cn
2004 to 2009, PhD, Department of Applied Chemistry, East China University of Science and Technology, Advisor: Professor He Tian. 2009 to 2011, Postdoctoral Scholar, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. 2011 to 2014, Postdoctoral Scholar, department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Advisor: Professor Edward H. Sargent.Since December 2014, Assistant Professor (Tenure-track)、PI, School of Physical Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University.
  Research Interests  
We aim to apply synthetic strategy to create novel optoelectronic materials including nanocrystals, perovskite, and organic molecules for applications like solar cells, photocatalysis, luminescence, display, and photodetectors. We are particularly interested in leveraging chemistry method to address interface and surface problems that generally exist for nanomaterials, and realizing low cost and high performance optoelectronic devices.
  Selected Publications  
1. Yuqin Liao#, Hefei Liu#, Wenjia Zhou, Dongwen Yang, Yuequn Shang, Zhifang Shi, Binghan Li, Xianyuan Jiang, Lijun Zhang*, Li Na Quan, Rafael Quintero-Bermudez, Brandon R. Sutherland, Qixi Mi, Edward H. Sargent, and Zhijun Ning*, Highly Oriented Low-Dimensional Tin Halide Perovskites with Enhanced Stability and Photovoltaic Performance, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b01815. 

2. Xiao-Yuan Liu#, Hao Chen#, Ruili Wang, Yuequn Shang, Qiong Zhang, Wei Li, Guozhen Zhang, Juan Su, Cao Thang Dinh, F. Pelayo García de Arquer, Jie Li, Jun Jiang, Qixi Mi, Rui Si, Xiaopeng Li, Yuhan Sun, Yi-Tao Long,* He Tian, Edward H. Sargent, and Zhijun Ning*. 0D–2D Quantum Dot: Metal Dichalcogenide Nanocomposite Photocatalyst Achieves Efficient Hydrogen Generation, Adv. Mater., 2017, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201605646. 

3. Zhifang Shi, Yi Zhang, Chao Cui, Binghan Li, Wenjia Zhou, Zhijun Ning*, Symmetrization of the Crystal Lattice of MAPbI3 Boosts the Performance and Stability of Metal–Perovskite Photodiodes, Qixi Mi*, Adv. Mater., 2017, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201701656. 

4. Ruili Wang#, Yuequn Shang#, Pongsakorn Kanjanaboos, Wenjia Zhou, Zhijun Ning*, and Edward H. Sargent*, Colloidal quantum dot ligand engineering for high performance solar cells. Energy Environ. Sci., 2016,9, 1130-1143.
5. Z. Ning#, X. Gong#, R. Comin#, G. Walters, F. Fan, O. Voznyy, E. Yassitepe, A. Buin, S. Hoogland, E. H. Sargent, Quantum-dot-in-perovskite solids, Nature, 2015, 523, 324-328. (highlighted in PhysOrg, Science Daily,  Nanowerk, Nanotechnology Now, Science World Report)

6. Z. Ning, O. Voznyy, J. Pan, S. Hoogland, V. Adinolfi, J. Xu, M. Li, A. R. Kirmani, J. Sun, J. Minor, K. W. Kemp, H. Dong, L. Rollny, A. Labelle, G. Carey, B. Sutherland, I. Hill, A. Amassian, H. Liu, J. Tang, O. M. Bakr, E. H. Sargent,Air-stable n-Type Colloidal Quantum Dot Solids. Nat. Mater., 2014, 13, 822–828. (highlighted in CNET, PhysOrg, Science Daily,  Nat. Mater.)

7. Z. Ning#, H. Dong#, Q. Zhang, O. Voznyy, E. H. Sargent, Solar Cells Based on Inks of n-Type Colloidal Quantum Dots, ACS Nano, 2014, 8, 10321–10327. (highlighted in Nanotechnology)

8. Z. Ning#, D. Zhitomirsky#, V. Adinolfi, B. Sutherland, J. Xu, O. Voznyy, P. Maraghechi, X. Lan, S. Hoogland, Y. Ren, E. H. Sargent, Graded Doping for Enhanced Colloidal Quantum Dot Photovoltaics, Adv. Mater., 2013, 25, 1719-1723.

9. Z. Ning, Y. Ren, S. Hoogland, O. Voznyy, L. Levina, P. Stadler, X. Lan, D. Zhitomirsky, E. H. Sargent, All-Inorganic Colloidal Quantum Dot Photovoltaics Employing Solution-Phase Halide Passivation, Adv. Mater., 2012, 24, 6295-6299.

10. A. H. Ip, S. M. Thon, S. Hoogland, O. Voznyy, D. Zhitomirsky, R. Debnath, L. Levina, L. R. Rollny, G. H. Carey, A. Fischer, K. W. Kemp, I. J. Kramer, Z. Ning, A. J. Labelle, K. Wei Chou, A. Amassian, E. H. Sargent, Hybrid Passivated Colloidal Quantum Dot Solids, Nat. Nanotech., 2012, 7, 577-582.

11. Z. Ning, H. Tian, C. Yuan, Y. Fu, H. Qin, L. Sun, and H. Agren, Solar Cells Sensitized with Type-II ZnSe-CdS Core/Shell Colloidal Quantum Dots, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 1536-1538.

12. Z. Ning, H. Tian, H. Qin, Q. Zhang, H. Agren, L. Sun, Y. Fu, Wave-function engineering of CdSe/CdS Core/Shell quantum dots for enhanced electron transfer to a TiO2 Substrate, J. Phys. Chem. C 2010, 114, 15184–15189.

13. Z. Ning, Y. Fu, and H. Tian, Improvement of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: What We Know and What We Need to Know. Energy Environ. Sci. 2010, 3, 1170-1181.

14. Z. Ning, Q. Zhang, H. Pei, J. Luan, C. Lu, Y. Cui, H. Tian, Photovoltage Improvement for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells via Cone-Shaped Structural Design. J. Phys. Chem. C 2009, 113, 10307-11313.

15. Z. Ning, Q. Zhang, W. Wu, H. Pei, B. Liu, H. Tian, Starburst triarylamine based dyes for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells. J. Org. Chem. 2008. 73, 3791-3797.

16. Z. Ning, Z. Chen, Q. Zhang, Y. Yan, S. Qian, Y. Cao, H. Tian, Aggregation-induced emission (AIE)-active starburst triarylamine fluorophores as potential non-doped red emitter for organic light-emitting diodes and Cl2 gas chemodosimeter. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2007, 17, 3799-3807.

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