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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series – Zhengyang Bin

A methyl-shield strategy enables efficient blue thermally activated delayed fluorescence hosts for high-performance fluorescent OLEDs

An infographic highlighting a novel methyl-shield strategy to design ideal TADF hosts for the improvement of OLED performance

We are pleased to present an infographic showcasing outstanding work by Zhengyang Bin and Jingsong You et al. on a series of highly efficient TADF host materials via a novel methyl-shield strategy! Learn more in the infographic below or get the full story from their Materials Horizons article.

This Communication was also featured in our Emerging Investigator series, find out more about this series here and check out the full interview with Zhengyang in this Editorial.

A methyl-shield strategy enables efficient blue thermally activated delayed fluorescence hosts for high-performance fluorescent OLEDs
You Ran, Ge Yang, Yang Liu, Weiguo Han, Ge Gao, Rongchuan Su, Zhengyang Bin and Jingsong You
Mater. Horiz., 2021, 8, 2025-2031

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Zhengyang Bin, Sichuan University, China

Zhengyang Bin received his Ph.D. degree at Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University in 2018, supervised by Prof. Yong Qiu. He is now working at College of Chemistry, Sichuan University. He was selected as Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator in 2021. His research interest focuses on developing structurally non-traditional organic materials for high-performance OLEDs.

Don’t forget to check out the Emerging Investigator series interview with Shengyang in this Editorial.

Jingsong You, Sichuan University, China

Jingsong You received his Ph.D. degree from Sichuan University in 1998. He then worked as a post-doctoral fellow or a research scientist at Chung-Hsing University (China), Institute für Organische Katalyseforschung (Germany), Iowa State University (USA), and University of California, Irvine (USA). In 2004, he joined the College of Chemistry of Sichuan University as Professor. His research interest focuses on developing new concepts and strategies to synthesize π-conjugated frameworks, especially via the transition metal catalyzed C−H functionalization of (hetero)arenes, and exploring their applications in the synthesis of organic optoelectronic materials.

You Ran, Sichuan University, China

Dr. You Ran was born in 1992 and received his Ph.D. degree in the Department of Chemistry from Sichuan University in 2021. His research focuses on efficient TADF host materials for TSF-OLEDs.

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Welcome to new Community Board member Weilai Yu

We are delighted to welcome a new Community Board member to Materials Horizons – join us in welcoming Weilai Yu to the journal!!

The Materials Horizons Community Board is made up of early career researchers, such as PhD students and postdocs, that are fundamental in the future development of the materials field.

We are pleased to welcome Weilai Yu to this outstanding group of early career researchers. 

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Weilai Yu, Stanford University, USA

ORCID: 0000-0002-9420-0702

Dr. Weilai Yu is currently a postdoc scholar of Chemical Engineering at Stanford working with Prof. Zhenan Bao. In 2021, he obtained his Ph.D in Chemistry at Caltech working with Prof. Nathan S. Lewis. His research interests include solar fuels, electrochemistry, Li battery and materials interface.

Connect with Weilai on Twitter: @yuweilai93 

 

 

Check out Weilai’s most recent publications in the Royal Society of Chemistry:

Catalytic open-circuit passivation by thin metal oxide films of p-Si anodes in aqueous alkaline electrolytes
Harold J. Fu, Pakpoom Buabthong, Zachary Philip Ifkovits, Weilai Yu, Bruce S. Brunschwig and Nathan S. Lewis
Energy Environ. Sci., 2022,15, 334-345, DOI: 10.1039/D1EE03040J

Investigations of the stability of etched or platinized p-InP(100) photocathodes for solar-driven hydrogen evolution in acidic or alkaline aqueous electrolytes
Weilai Yu,  Matthias H. Richter,  Pakpoom Buabthong, Ivan A. Moreno-Hernandez, Carlos G. Read, Ethan Simonoff, Bruce S. Brunschwig and Nathan S. Lewis
Energy Environ. Sci., 2021,14, 6007-6020, DOI: 10.1039/D1EE02809J

Investigations of the stability of GaAs for photoelectrochemical H2 evolution in acidic or alkaline aqueous electrolytes
Weilai Yu, Matthias H. Richter, Ethan Simonoff, Bruce S. Brunschwig and Nathan S. Lewis
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2021,9, 22958-22972, DOI: 10.1039/D1TA04145B

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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series – Dae Sung Chung

A regioregular donor–acceptor copolymer allowing a high gain–bandwidth product to be obtained in photomultiplication-type organic photodiodes

An infographic highlighting a newly designed donor-acceptor polymer as the active layer of a photomultiplication-type organic photodiode

We are pleased to highlight an infographic showcasing excellent work by Bogyu Lim and Dae Sung Chung et al. on a new donor–acceptor copolymer! Learn more in the infographic below or get the full story from their Materials Horizons article.

This Communication was also featured in our Emerging Investigator series, find out more about this series here and check out the full interview with Dae Sung in this Editorial.

A regioregular donor–acceptor copolymer allowing a high gain–bandwidth product to be obtained in photomultiplication-type organic photodiodes
Juhee Kim, Chan So, Mingyun Kang, Kyu Min Sim, Bogyu Lim and Dae Sung Chung
Mater. Horiz., 2021, 8, 276-283

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Dae Sung Chung, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Republic of Korea

Prof. Dae Sung Chung received his B.S. in 2005 and Ph.D in 2010 at Department of Chemical Engineering in Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea. He had been postdoctoral researcher supervised by Prof. Dmitri V. Talapin at University of Chicago for 2 years. He had worked for Chung-Ang University and Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST) for 4 year and 3 years, respectively, as an assistant and associate professor. In 2020, he joined Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) as an associate professor. His research interests include organic image sensors, printing M3D of organic electronics and molecular switch devices.

Don’t forget to check out the Emerging Investigator series interview with Dae Sung in this Editorial.

Juhee Kim, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Republic of Korea

Juhee Kim received her B.S. in 2018 at Department of Chemical Engineering in Chonnam National University, Korea. She received her M.S. in 2020 at Department of Energy Science & Engineering in Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST) under the guidance of Prof. Dae Sung Chung. Since 2020, she has been her Ph.D. course at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) under the same supervisor. Her research interests include organic image sensors.

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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series – Danqing Liu

Novel butterfly-shaped organic semiconductor and single-walled carbon nanotube composites for high performance thermoelectric generators

An infographic showcasing the design of new butterfly-shaped organic semiconductors

This week, we are delighted to present our latest infographic highlighting fantastic work by  et al. on a series of novel butterfly-shaped organic semiconductors by contorting the pentacenone/anthrone cores with steric substitutions! Learn more in the infographic below or get the full story from their Materials Horizons article.

This Communication was also featured in our Emerging Investigator series, find out more about this series here and check out the full interview with Danqing in this Editorial.

Novel butterfly-shaped organic semiconductor and single-walled carbon nanotube composites for high performance thermoelectric generators
Lai Wei, Hongfeng Huang, Chunmei Gao, Danqing Liu and Lei Wang
Mater. Horiz., 2021, 8, 1207-1215

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Danqing Liu, Shenzen University, China

Danqing Liu received her BSc degree in 2010 from the University of Science and Technology of China, and earned her PhD degree in Chemistry at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2014. She joined Shenzhen University as an assistant professor in the College of Material Science and Engineering in 2015. Currently, her research group focuses on organic semiconductors and electronic devices, including organic/hybrid thermoelectrics and organic field effect transistors.

Don’t forget to check out the Emerging Investigator series interview with Danqing in this Editorial.

Lei Wang, Shenzen University, China

Lei Wang conducted his MSc and PhD study in the Guangzhou Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, from 2001 to 2006. He then joined Shenzhen University and was promoted to full professor in 2011. Prof. Wang is currently the dean of College of Material Science and Engineering of Shenzhen University and the director of Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Polymer Science and Technology. His research interests include highly branched polymers, proton exchange membrane materials for fuel cells, conductive polymers, and organic thermoelectric materials.

Lai Wei, Shenzen University, China

Lei Wei received his MSc degree from East China Normal University in 2013, and obtained his PhD degree from Université Paris-Sud in 2018. He then completed Postdoctoral Fellowship in Shenzhen University from 2019–2020. He is now a senior scientist at BGI-Shenzhen. His research interests focus on organic semiconductor materials, natural product chemistry, and asymmetric organic catalysis.

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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series – Juan José Vilatela

Tough sheets of nanowires produced floating in the gas phase

An infographic highlighting a new universal route to produce continuous sheets of inorganic nanowires

We are pleased to share with you our latest infographic highlighting the excellent work by  et al. on the synthesis of silicon nanowires directly assembled through their growth suspended in a gas stream, with textile-like properties and an order-of-magnitude higher toughness than monolithic analogues! Learn more in the infographic below or get the full story from their Materials Horizons article.

This Communication was also featured in our Emerging Investigator series, find out more about this series here and check out the full interview with Juan José in this Editorial.

Tough sheets of nanowires produced floating in the gas phase
Richard S. Schäufele, Miguel Vazquez-Pufleaua and Juan J. Vilatela
Mater. Horiz., 2020, 7, 2978-2984

Infographic describing the content of the article: Tough sheets of nanowires produced floating in the gas phase

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Juan José Vilatela, IMDEA Materials, Spain

Juan José Vilatela has a PhD from the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy of the University of Cambridge (2009). He leads a research group at IMDEA Materials, focused on the development of macroscopic materials made up of nanobuilding blocks in a way that the unique properties at the nanoscale are preserved through the assembly process and a new generation of high-performance engineering materials is produced. He has coordinated several academic and industrial research projects related to nanomaterials, including an ERC Starting Grant. He has been awarded the 2016 young investigator award by the European Society for Composite Materials and the 2018 “Miguel Catalán” under 40 investigator award by the Madrid Regional Government. In 2021 he co-founded Floatech, a spin-off company pursuing the industrialisation of a new sustainable process for the fabrication of Si anodes for the next generation of Lithium-ion batteries. Find the group on Twitter: @MNGMaterials

Don’t forget to check out the Emerging Investigator series interview with Juan José in this Editorial.

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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series – Sahika Inal

Monitoring supported lipid bilayers with n-type organic electrochemical transistors

An infographic highlighting the first example of a bio-functionalized n-type polymer and an n-type OECT interfacing a biomimetic platform

We are pleased to share with you an infographic highlighting the fantastic work by Sahika Inal et al. on the synthesis of an n-type semiconducting polymer functionalized with bio-inspired, lysine-based side chains for an organic electrochemical transistor-based ion channel sensor! Check out the infographic below to learn more or get the full story from their Materials Horizons article linked below.

This Communication was also featured in our Emerging Investigator series, find out more about this series here and check out the full interview with Sahika in this Editorial.

Monitoring supported lipid bilayers with n-type organic electrochemical transistors
Malak Kawan, Tania C. Hidalgo, Weiyuan Du, Anna-Maria Pappa, Róisín M. Owens, Iain McCulloch and Sahika Inal
Mater. Horiz., 2020, 7, 2348-2358

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Sahika Inal, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

Sahika Inal is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering with affiliations in Electrical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). She has a B.Sc. degree in Textile Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (Turkey), an M.Sc. in Polymer Science, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Physics, both from the University of Potsdam (Germany). She completed her postdoctoral training at the Center of Microelectronics of Provence of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne (France). Her expertise is in polymer science and bioelectronic devices, particularly in the photophysics of conjugated polymers, characterization of polymer films and the design of biosensors and actuators. The Inal lab exploits the functionalities of organic electronic materials, investigates ionic/electronic charge transport, and designs electronic devices that record/stimulate biological signals. Find Sahika on Twitter: @InalSahika

Don’t forget to check out the Emerging Investigator series interview with Sahika in this Editorial.

Malak Kawan, University of Cambridge, UK

Malak is currently a PhD candidate in Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge working on developing biohybrid implantable devices for the brain to improve biocompatibility and tissue integration. She received her BS from the University of Delaware in Neuroscience in 2017 with a focus on Chemistry and was working on neurobehavioural studies. She obtained her MS from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in 2019 in the research area of bioelectronics and worked on integrating lipid bilayers with electrochemical transistors for ion channel recordings. Find Malak on Twitter: @KawanMalak

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Materials Horizons Emerging Investigator Series – Prashun Gorai

Computational discovery of promising new n-type dopable ABX Zintl thermoelectric materials

 

An infographic highlighting the computational prediction of new thermoelectric materials

We are delighted to share with you an infographic highlighting the fantastic work by Prashun Gorai et al. on the computational prediction of new thermoelectric materials using a chemical replacements in structure prototype (CRISP) approach! Check out the infographic below to learn more or get the full story from their Materials Horizons article linked below.

This article was featured in our Emerging Investigator series, find out more about this series here and check out the full interview with Prashun in this Editorial.

 

Computational discovery of promising new n-type dopable ABX Zintl thermoelectric materials
Prashun Gorai,
Mater. Horiz., 2020,7, 1809-1818

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Prashun Gorai, Colorado School of Mines, USA

Dr. Prashun Gorai is a research assistant professor in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) with a joint faculty appointment at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). He obtained his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 2008, and his PhD (also in Chemical Engineering) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2014. Subsequently, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at CSM and NREL, from 2014-2017. He received a graduate student fellow award from the American Vacuum Society in 2009. In 2012 and 2013, he was a recipient of the Dow Chemical graduate fellowship. The Royal Society of Chemistry has recognized him as an outstanding peer reviewer for the J. Materials Chemistry A in 2018 and 2019. At CSM and NREL, his team utilizes first-principles computations and data informatics to accelerate the discovery of novel functional materials for thermoelectrics, photovoltaics, solid-state energy storage, and power electronics. In the quest to discover novel functional materials, his team aims to map unexplored/under-explored chemical spaces with targeted computational searches. Beyond discovery, his team is also interested in predicting and modelling defect properties of materials. Details about his team can be found on the 3D Materials Lab webpage.

Don’t forget to check out the Emerging Investigator series interview with Prashun in this Editorial.

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