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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: Base for the Introduction of 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 3: Dye-sensitized solar cells

Professor Liyuan Han has great attainments in novel low-cost solar cells including dye-sensitized solar cells and perovskite solar cells. 

He proposed the equivalent circuit model for dye-sensitized solar cells for the first time, which contributed to improving the conversion efficiency and long-term stability. Through in-depth and systematic research on the electron transport mechanism, he achieved the world records of highly efficient dye-sensitized solar cells and modules for  several times.

In recent years, Professor Liyuan Han turned on his interest to investigation of the perovskite solar cells and made major breakthroughs. In 2015, Science published his work on the heavy-doped inorganic materials to improve the charge transfer capability and enhance the stability of the device. For the first time, a world record of the device certification efficiency of 15% for 1 cm2 was obtained. In 2017, Nature published his work on the large-area and uniform perovskite films by a pressure-assisted method under atmosphere and low temperature without vacuum or solvent. In this work, he obtained the first world record of certificated large-area perovskite module, which provides a novel route for large-scale production of low-cost photovoltaic modules.

Professor Liyuan Han is an inventor of more than 150 patents and an author in ca 200 scientific papers on top-level journals such as Science, Nature, Nature Energy, Energy & Environmental Science, and Advanced Materials in the field of next generation solar cells.

His current research interests involve fundamental research in next generation solar cells such as perovskite solar cells and dye-sensitized solar cells, to fabricate large-area, highly efficient and stable solar cells for commercialization.


Selected Publications

1. Cai, M.; Ishida, N.; Li, X.; Yang, X.; Noda, T.; Wu, Y.; Xie, F.; Naito, H.; Fujita, D.; Han, L. Joule 2018, 2 (2), 296-306.

2. 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.
3. Wu, Y.; Xie, F.; Chen, H.; Yang, X.; Su, H.; Cai, M.; Zhou, Z.; Noda, T.; Han, L. Advanced Materials 2017, 29, (28).
4. Bi, E.; Chen, H.; Xie, F.; Wu, Y.; Chen, W.; Su, Y.; Islam, A.; Gratzel, M.; Yang, X.; Han, L. Nature Communications 2017, 8.
5. 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-+.
6. Wu, Y.; Yang, X.; Chen, W.; Yue, Y.; Cai, M.; Xie, F.; Bi, E.; Islam, A.; Han, L. Nature Energy 2016, 1.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Liu, J.; Shirai, Y.; Yang, X.; Yue, Y.; Chen, W.; Wu, Y.; Islam, A.; Han, L. Advanced Materials 2015, 27, (33), 4918-4923.
10. 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.
11. Wu, Y.; Islam, A.; Yang, X.; Qin, C.; Liu, J.; Zhang, K.; Peng, W.; Han, L. Energy & Environmental Science 2014, 7, (9), 2934-2938.
12. Bi, E.; Chen, H.; Yang, X.; Peng, W.; Graetzel, M.; Han, L. Energy & Environmental Science 2014, 7, (8), 2637-2641.
13. 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.
14. Yang, X.; Yanagida, M.; Han, L. Energy & Environmental Science 2013, 6, (1), 54-66.
15. Zhang, S.; Yang, X.; Numata, Y.; Han, L. Energy & Environmental Science 2013, 6, (5), 1443-1464.
16. Yang, X.; Zhang, S.; Zhang, K.; Liu, J.; Qin, C.; Chen, H.; Islam, A.; Han, L. Energy & Environmental Science 2013, 6, (12), 3637-3645.
17. Han, L.; Islam, A.; Chen, H.; Malapaka, C.; Chiranjeevi, B.; Zhang, S.; Yang, X.; Yanagida, M. Energy & Environmental Science 2012, 5, (3), 6057-6060.
18. Numata, Y.; Islam, A.; Chen, H.; Han, L. Energy & Environmental Science 2012, 5, (9), 8548-8552.
19. 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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