Kai Zhu
Chemical & Mat. Science
1. Interfaces • 9. Hybrid nano-materials • 10. Optoelectronic properties

General Area(s) of Research: Halide perovskite solar cell and related optoelectronic applications, material synthesis, charge transport and recombination, device modeling

Description of potential projects for CINEMA applicants: Our research on perovskite solar cells focuses on solution processing of perovskites, fabrication of planar and mesostructured perovskite cells, and fundamental studies of charge transport and recombination. Our objective is to understand material effects on the basic physical and chemical processes that are important to device operations. Examples of our recent publications include (1) J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2014, 5, 4175; (2) J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 12241; (3) J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2014, 5, 490; (4) J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2013, 4, 2880.