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Matter - Cell Press

Paper Accepted

In a joint effort with Dr. Kai Zhu's group at the NREL, USA, we made progress in developing high-performance methylammonium-free ideal-bandgap perovskite solar cell via thin-film structure and strain tailoring. This exciting work will be published on Matter, the flagship matertials science journal of Cell Press.



​2021 MRS Spring Meeting Abstract Submission

Dr. Zhou is lead organizing the the 2021 MRS Spring Meeting EN06 Frontier Energy Sciences of Halide Perovskites, with Dr.  M. Saliba (Stuttgart Univ., Germany), K. Zhu (NREL, USA), E. von Hauff (Vu Amsterdam, Netherlands).

Late-news abstract submission is open now!



Join HKBU in Fall 2020

Dr. Zhou has joined the Department of Physics at Hong Kong Baptist University in Fall 2020 Under the University’s Talent100 recruitment drive. Lab SIGMA is excited about the new start in the City of Hong Kong!


Nat. Commun. Paper Accepted

In a joint effort with Prof. Bryan Huey's group at the University of Connecticut, USA, we achieved the first-ever 3D tomography of photoconductive behavior of halide perovskite semiconductors based on AFM. Through this, we identified two types of grain boundaries conducting photo-generated carriers in distinct manners. This exciting work will be published on Nature Communications!


Invited Talk


Dr. Zhou delivered an invited talk (virtural) in the IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference (PVSC-47) entitled ‘Understanding and Engineering Grain Boundaries for High-Performance Perovskite Photovoltaics’. This talk highlights our recent research in elucidating the structure and functional role of grain boundaries in perovskite solar cells, as well as the recent development of low-bandgap inorganic perovskite solar cells (published on Nature Communications), where engineered grain boundaries play a key role. 



2020 Fall MRS

Abstract submission is open now for the 2020 MRS Fall Meeting EL08 Frontier of Halide Perovskites: Linking Fundamental Properties to Devices. This symposium is organized by Sam Stranks from Cambridge, Laura Herz from Oxford, Yabing Qi from OIST, and Dr. Zhou. Check here for details. 

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