Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Zhang Qichun

Associate Professor

School of Materials Science & Engineering
College of Engineering

Phone: (+65)6790 4705
Office: N4.1-02-28

  • PhD University of California, Riverside 2007
  • MSc University of California, Los Angeles 2004
  • MS (Physical Chem) Inst. of Chem, Chinese Acad of Sciences 1998
  • BSc Nanjing University 1992
Assistant professor, MSE, NTU, 2009-
Postdoc. fellow Northwestern University, advisor: Prof. Mercouri G. Kanatzidis,2007-2008
Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, 2007,advisor: Prof.Pingyun Feng, Univ. of California Riverside, USA
MS., Organic Chemistry, 2004,advisor: Prof. Fred Wudl, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, USA
MS., Physical Chemistry, 1998, advisor: Prof. Peiji Wu, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.
B. S., Department of Chemistry, Nanjing University, 1992.
He also worked as research associate in Research Institute of Nanjing Chemical Industry Co.(1992-1995) and Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences(1998-2000)
Research Interests
My research primarily is focus on creating functional materials by the rational synthesis and processing and on their practical applications, with particular interests in the following areas: (1) novel nanostructured thermoeletric materials and device fabrication; (2) inorganic nanomaterials: shaped and size controlled synthesis, colloidal dispersion, surface chemistry directed assembly and functionalities; (3) synthesis and characterization of porous materials with controllable morphology and composition; (4) synthesis and organization of semiconducting clusters; (5) organic conjugated materials.
Current Projects
  • 2D Polymer Nanostructures as Promising Electrodes for Flexible Li-Battery
  • Conductive microneedle-mediated lontophoresis for non-invasive and painless local anesthetia in dentistry
  • Development and Synthesis of OLED Materials
  • Development of water based bio-epoxy coatings for easycleaning, anti-corrosion and anti-icing application
  • Graphene-Based Materials: Synthesis, Functionalization and Applications
  • Heteroacene as electron-transport layer for inverted perovskite solar cell
  • Heteroatom-“doped” oligoacenes for memory devices
  • Highly-conductive n-type organic wires for enhancing bioelectronic programme
  • Integration of Thermoelectric Modules into Ship-Board Equipments to improve the Fuel Efficiency and Reduce CO2 Emission
  • Materials Research for Wind Turbine Applications
  • Microbial-modifying molecules that enhance wastewater remediation
  • N-type polycyclic aromatic compounds as non-fullerene acceptors for efficient organic solar cells
  • New self Li+/Na+ conducting solvent free polymer electrolyte
  • Novel Halide-Calcogenide Hybrid Materials for Non-linear Optical Applications to Detect Chemical and Biological Hazards
  • Novel porous crystalline chalcogenides for visible-light-driven photocatalytic applications
  • OFN as Molecular Barrier to Enhance Aromatic Fluorophores for Flexible OLEDs
  • On-demand cooling through organic thermoelectric materials for city people
  • Organic Quantum Dots: Smart Materials for Nanoelectronics (Quantum Dot Solar Cells)
  • Organic cocrystals for high-performance flexible field-effect transistors
  • Organic nanowire-polymer composites as networks for stretchable solar devices
  • Organic thin film devices based on narrow band gap semiconducting polymers
  • Semiconductor Nanowire Mesh – A Nanoporous Membrane for Air and Water Treatment
  • Synthesis and characterization of organic conjugated molecules and conjugated polymer nanowires
  • Waste Energy Harvesting for Sustainable Earth
Selected Publications
  • Liu Y., Kanhere PD., Wong CL., Tian YF., Feng YH., Boey F., Wu T., Chen HY., White TJ., Chen Z., Zhang QC. (2010). Hydrazine-hydrothermal method to synthesize three-dimensional chalcogenide framework for photocatalytic hydrogen generation. Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 183(11), 2644-2649.

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