Dr.   Xiong     Gong

Dr. Xiong Gong

Associate Professor
Department of Polymer Engineering
Phone: 330-972-4983
Email: xgong@uakron.edu

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Education/Professional Experience

  • Ph.D. Physics (Optics), Nankai University, P. R. China (1997)
  • M.Sc. Chemistry (Solid State Chemistry), Lanzhou University, P. R. China (1994)
  • B.Sc. Chemistry , Northwest Normal University, P. R. China (1986)
  • Manager of Advanced Materials and Devices, Cbrite Inc. (2005-2010)
  • Research Scientist and Senior Research Scientist, UC Santa Barbara (2005-2010)
  • Senior Scientist, Cbrite Inc. (2004-2006)
  • Post-doc, UC Santa Barbara, with Professor Alan J. Heeger, (2001-2004)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (1999-2000)
  • Assistant, Associate Professor, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, OH (August 2010-present)
  • Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Chair Professor, South China University of Technology, P. R. China (2007-present)

Honors and Awards

  • The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014 (2015)
  • Top 1 % Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters (2014)
  • NSF CAREER award (2014)
  • Key International Collaboration Project Award, NSF of China (NSFC) (2013)
  • 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award (2011)
  • Overseas Outstanding Chinese Young Scientist Awards, NSFC (2008)
  • K. C. Wong Education Foundation Fellow (2009)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (1999)

Research Interests

Organic/polymer electronic and optoelectronic devices (solar cells, photodetectors, white light light-emitting diodes and displays, organic/polymer thin films diodes, thin film transistors, and biosensors), Organic thermoelectric devices, Organic supercapacitors/battery, Chemistry and physics of semiconducting organic/polymer materials and inorganic quantum dots and nanoparticles, Inorganic nanostructured materials and coordination compounds: synthesis, characterization and applications, CW and ultra-fast lasers, spectroscopy.

Current Research Projects

  1. Solution-Processed Perovskites Hybrid Solar Cells
  2. Ultrasensitive Solution-Processed Broadband Polymer Photodetectors
  3. Organic Thermoelectric Devices
  4. Toward High Performance Inverted Polymer Solar Cells
  5. Broadband Photodetectors with Perovskite Materials and Quantum Dots as the Light Sensors
  6. Effect of Magnetic Nanoparticles and External Magnetic Field on Polymer Solar Cells
  7. Self-Powered Electronics by Supercapacitors Integrated with Solar Cells

Selected Publications (more than 150 peer-reviewed publications)

  1. Chang Liu, Kai Wang, Pengcheng Du, Chao Yi, Tianyu Meng, Xiong Gong*, Efficient Solution-Processed Bulk Heterojunction Perovskite Solar Cells, Adv. Energy Mater. 2015, DOI:10.1002/aenm.201402024.
  2. Chang Liu, Kai Wang, Pengcheng Du, Chao Yi, Tianyu Meng, Xiong Gong*, Solution-Processed Inverted Perovskite Hybrid Photodetectors, J. Mater. Chem. C. 2015, 3, 6600-6606. (The Journal Front Cover)
  3. Pengcheng Du, Xiaowen Hu, Chao Yi, Huckleberry C. Liu, Peng Liu, Hao-Li Zhang, and Xiong Gong*, Self-powered electronics by integration of flexible solid-state graphene-based supercapacitors with high performance perovskite solar cells, Advanced Functional Materials, 2015, 25, 2420-2427.
  4. Chao Yi, Abigail Wilhite, Pengcheng Du, Hucklee Chang Liu, Rundong Hu, Yiwen Chen, Jie Zheng, Xiong Gong*, High performance organic thermoelectric materials with tunable film morphology, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2015, 7, 8984-8989.
  5. Kai Wang, Chao Yi, Chang Liu, Chih-Hao Hsu, Steven Chuang, and Xiong Gong*, Effects of Magnetic Nanoparticles and External Magnetostatic Field on the Bulk Heterojunction Polymer Solar Cells, Scientific Reports, 2015, 5, 9265.
  6. Kai Wang, Chang Liu, Pengcheng Du, Jie Zheng and Xiong Gong*, Bulk Heterojuntion Perovskite Hybrid Solar Cells with Large Fill-Factor, Energy & Environ. Sci., 2015, 8(4), 1245-1255.
  7. C. Liu, C. Yi, Y. L. Yang, K. Wang, S. Xiao and Xiong Gong*, A Novel Donor-Acceptor Conjugated Polymer for Single-Junction Polymer Solar Cell with 10% Power Conversion Efficiency, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2015, 7(8), 4928-4935.
  8. C. Liu, X. W. Hu, C. M. Zhong, M. J. Huang, K. Wang, Y. Cao, Xiong Gong*, A. J. Heeger, Influence of Binary Processing Additives on the Performance of Polymer Solar Cells, Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 14297-14304.
  9. X. W. Hu, C. Yi, M. Wang, C.-H. Hsu, S. J. Liu, K. Zhang, C. M. Zhong, F. Huang, Xiong Gong* and Y. Cao, High-Performance Inverted Organic Photovoltaics with Over 1-μm Thick Active Layers, Adv. Eng. Mater., 2014, DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201400378.
  10. Xilan Liu, Jinjun Zhou, Jie Zheng, Matthew L. Becker, and Xiong Gong*, Water-soluble CdTe quantum dots as an anode interlayer for solution-processed near infrared polymer photodetectors,Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 12474-12479.
  11. C. L. Wang, W. B, Zhang, H. J. Sun, C. C. Tsai, B. Lotz, Xiong Gong*, and S. Z. D. Cheng, A supramolecular “double-cable” structure with a 12944 helix in a columnar porphyrin-C60 dyad and the implication in polymer solar cells, Adv. Eng. Mater., 2012, 2, 1375.
  12. T. B. Yang, M. Wang, C. H. Duan, X. W. Hu, L. Huang, J. P. Peng, F. Huang, and Xiong Gong*, Inverted polymer solar cells with 8.4% efficiency by conjugated polyelectrolyte, Energy & Environmental Science, 2012, 5, 8208.
  13. T. B. Yang, M. Wang, Y. Cao, F. Huang, L. Huang, J. B. Peng, Xiong Gong*, S. Z. D. Cheng and Y. Cao, Polymer solar cells with a low temperature-annealed sol-gel-derived MoOx film as an the hole extraction layer, Adv. Ene. Mat., 2012, 2, 523.
  14. C. L. Wang, W. B. Zhang, R. Van Horn, Y. F. Tu, Xiong Gong*, S. Z. D. Cheng, Y. M. Sun, M. H. Tong, J. H. Seo, B. B. Y. Hsu, and A. J. Heeger, A porphyrin-fullerene dyad with a supramolecular "double-cable" structure as a novel electron acceptor for bulk heterojunction polymer solar cells, Adv. Mater., 2011, 23(26), 2951.
  15. Xiong Gong*, M. H. Tong, F. G. Brunetti, J. H. Seo, Y. M. Sun, D. Moses, F. Wudl, and A. J. Heeger, Bulk heterojunction solar cells with large open-circuit voltage and electron transfer with small donor-acceptor energy offset, Adv. Mater. 2011, 23(20), 2272.
  16. Xiong Gong* M. H. Tong, Y. J. Xia, W. Z. Cai, J. S. Moon, Y. Cao, G. Yu, C. L. Shieh, B. Nilsson, and A. J. Heeger, High-detectivity polymer photodetectors with spectral response from 300 nm to 1450 nm, Science, 2009, 325, 1665.

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