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Name: Liyuan HAN

Title: Professor

Office: Room 505, Material Building D, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, No. 800 Dongchuan Road, Minhang District, Shanghai

Tel: +86-21-5474-2414

Fax: +86-21-5474-2414

Email: Han.liyuan@sjtu.edu.cn


Platform: Research Base of Introduce Talents


Perovskite solar cells, Organic Semiconductor Materials

Biographical Information

Studying and Working Resumes:
1988        Graduated from Applied Chemistry major of Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
1990-1993     Dainippon Ink & Chemicals Inc, Japan
1993-2008     Energy and Environmental Institute, Sharp Corporation, responsible for the research and development of next-generation solar cells
2008-2017     The director of Photovoltaic Materials Research Center,  National Institute for Material Science, Japan, the main work is to research on dye-sensitized solar cells and perovskite solar cells
2011-Present   Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the fifth batch of "Thousand Talents Program", chair professor

Research Interests

Research Direction 1: Perovskite solar cells

Research Direction 2: Organic Semiconductor Materials

Research Situation:


Professor Liyuan Han has great achievement in the research on novel low-cost solar cells. Through in-depth and systematic research on the charge transport mechanism of dye-sensitized solar cells, he proposed the equivalent circuit model of dye-sensitized solar cells for the first time, which contributed to improving the conversion efficiency and long-term stability. In recent years, Professor Liyuan Han led a team to deeply study the perovskite solar cells and made major breakthroughs again and again, making outstanding contributions to the preparation of high-efficient devices for perovskite solar cells and the development and stability of large-area modules. In 2015, he developed the new inorganic charge transport layers to improve the charge transfer capability and enhance the stability of the device. For the first time, the device certification efficiency of 15% for 1 cm2 was obtained. The work was published in Science. In 2017, his team once again made a major breakthrough of developing solar module which was published in Nature. By introducing amine complex to form perovskite precursors, a large-area and uniform perovskite film was prepared by a pressure-assisted method under atmosphere and low temperature without the need of vacuum or solvent, which was applied to the device with TiO2 mesoporous structure and a perovskite solar cell module with an effective area of 36.1cm2 was made. The first large-area perovskite module efficiency of 12.1% was certificated by the Photovoltaic Technology Research Center of Japan Institute of Industrial Technology (AIST), which was recorded in <Solar Cell Efficiency Tables>. This work provides a novel solvent- and vacuum-free route to large-area and uniform perovskite films that can be used for large-scale production of low-cost photovoltaic modules.


In addition, Professor Liyuan Han has published over 200 high-level academic papers such as Nature, Science, Nature Energy, Nature Communication, Energy & Environmental Science, and Advanced Materials, and applied for more than 200 patents. The main research direction in the future period is still the research and development of large-area, high-efficient and high-stability perovskite solar cells, promoting the industrialization process of this type of cells, and making efforts to solve the problems of energy shortage and environmental pollution.


Selected Publications

1. Chen, H.; Ye, F.; Tang, W.; He, J.; Yin, M.; Wang, Y.; Xie, F.; Bi, E.; Yang, X.; Grätzel, M.; Han, L. Nature 2017, advance online publication.DOI:10.1038/nature23877.
2. Wu, Y.; Xie, F.; Chen, H.; Yang, X.; Su, H.; Cai, M.; Zhou, Z.; Noda, T.; Han, L. Advanced Materials 2017, 29, (28).
3. Bi, E.; Chen, H.; Xie, F.; Wu, Y.; Chen, W.; Su, Y.; Islam, A.; Gratzel, M.; Yang, X.; Han, L. Nature Communications 2017, 8.
4. Yue, Y.; Salim, N.; Wu, Y.; Yang, X.; Islam, A.; Chen, W.; Liu, J.; Bi, E.; Xie, F.; Cai, M.; Han, L. Advanced Materials 2016, 28, (48), 10738-+.
5. Wu, Y.; Yang, X.; Chen, W.; Yue, Y.; Cai, M.; Xie, F.; Bi, E.; Islam, A.; Han, L. Nature Energy 2016, 1.
6. Ye, F.; Chen, H.; Xie, F.; Tang, W.; Yin, M.; He, J.; Bi, E.; Wang, Y.; Yang, X.; Han, L. Energy & Environmental Science 2016, 9, (7), 2295-2301.
7. Chen, W.; Wu, Y.; Liu, J.; Qin, C.; Yang, X.; Islam, A.; Cheng, Y.-B.; Han, L. Energy & Environmental Science 2015, 8, (2), 629-640.
8. Liu, J.; Shirai, Y.; Yang, X.; Yue, Y.; Chen, W.; Wu, Y.; Islam, A.; Han, L. Advanced Materials 2015, 27, (33), 4918-4923.
9. Chen, W.; Wu, Y.; Yue, Y.; Liu, J.; Zhang, W.; Yang, X.; Chen, H.; Bi, E.; Ashraful, I.; Graetzel, M.; Han, L. Science 2015, 350, (6263), 944-948.
10. Wu, Y.; Islam, A.; Yang, X.; Qin, C.; Liu, J.; Zhang, K.; Peng, W.; Han, L. Energy & Environmental Science 2014, 7, (9), 2934-2938.
11. Bi, E.; Chen, H.; Yang, X.; Peng, W.; Graetzel, M.; Han, L. Energy & Environmental Science 2014, 7, (8), 2637-2641.
12. Liu, J.; Wu, Y.; Qin, C.; Yang, X.; Yasuda, T.; Islam, A.; Zhang, K.; Peng, W.; Chen, W.; Han, L. Energy & Environmental Science 2014, 7, (9), 2963-2967.
13. Yang, X.; Yanagida, M.; Han, L. Energy & Environmental Science 2013, 6, (1), 54-66.
14. Zhang, S.; Yang, X.; Numata, Y.; Han, L. Energy & Environmental Science 2013, 6, (5), 1443-1464.
15. Yang, X.; Zhang, S.; Zhang, K.; Liu, J.; Qin, C.; Chen, H.; Islam, A.; Han, L. Energy & Environmental Science 2013, 6, (12), 3637-3645.
16. Han, L.; Islam, A.; Chen, H.; Malapaka, C.; Chiranjeevi, B.; Zhang, S.; Yang, X.; Yanagida, M. Energy & Environmental Science 2012, 5, (3), 6057-6060.
17. Numata, Y.; Islam, A.; Chen, H.; Han, L. Energy & Environmental Science 2012, 5, (9), 8548-8552.
18. Fuke, N.; Katoh, R.; Islam, A.; Kasuya, M.; Furube, A.; Fukui, A.; Chiba, Y.; Komiya, R.; Yamanaka, R.; Han, L.; Harima, H. Energy & Environmental Science 2009, 2, (11), 1205-1209

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Honors & Awards

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