Dr.   Xiong     Gong

Dr. Xiong Gong

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 and Senior Scientist, Cbrite Inc. (2004-2010)
  • 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 (2001-2003)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (1999-2000)
  • Assistant, Associate and Full Professor, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, OH (August 2010-present)

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Research Award, University of Akron (2018)
  • The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014 (2015)
  • Top 1 % Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters (2016)
  • Top 1 % Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters (2015)
  • Top 1 % Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters (2014)
  • NSF CAREER award (2014)
  • 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 and hybrid perovskite 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/perovskite thermoelectric materials and devices, Organic supercapacitors/battery, Chemistry and physics of semiconducting organic/polymer materials, hybrid perovskites, 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 Photovoltaics
  2. Ultrasensitive Solution-Processed Broadband Photodetectors
  3. Organic/Perovskite Thermoelectric Materials and Devices
  4. Novel Polymer/Organic and Perovskite materials
  5. Inverted Polymer/Organic Solar Cells
  6. Magnetic Nanoparticles and Magnetic Field on Photovoltaics
  7. Self-Powered Electronics

Recent Publications (~200 peer-reviewed publications)

  1. L. Y. Zheng, T. Zhu, W. Z. Xu, L. Liu, J. Zheng, X. Gong,* F. Wudl, Solution-processed broadband polymer photodetectors with spectral response up to 2.5 µm by a low bandgap donor-acceptor conjugated polymer
    J. Mater. Chem. C., 2018, 6, 3634-3641.
  2. W. Z. Xu, L. Y. Zheng, X. T. Zhang, C. Yi, W. P. Hu, X. Gong*, Efficient perovskite solar cells fabricated by Co partially substituted hybrid perovskite, Adv. Eng. Mater., 2018, DOI:10.1002/aenm.201703178.
  3. W. Z. Xu, Y. K. Guo, X. T. Zhang, L. Y. Zheng, T. Zhu, D. H. Zhao, W. P. Hu, X. Gong*, Room-temperature operated ultrasensitive broadband photodetectors by perovskite incorporated with conjugated polymer and single wall carbon nanotubes, Adv. Func. Mater., 2017, DOI:10.1002/adfm.201705541.
  4. L. Y. Zheng, S. Mukherjee, K. Wang, M. E Hay, B. W, Boudouris and X. Gong*, Radical polymers as interfacial layers in inverted hybrid perovskite solar cells, J. Mate. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 23831-23839.
  5. H. Peng, C. D. Wei, K. Wang, T. Y. Meng, G. F. Ma, Z. Q. Lei, X. Gong,* The Ni0.85Se@MoSe2 nanosheet arrays as the electrode for high-performance supercapacitors, ACS Appl. Mater. & Interfac., 2017, 9, 17067-17075.
  6. W. Z. Xu, H. Peng, T. Zhu, C. Yi, L. Liu, X. Gong*, Solution-processed near-infrared polymer:PbS QDs photodetectors, RSC Advances, 2017, 7, 34633-34637.
  7. C. Liu, Peng, K. Wang, C. D. Wei, Z. X. Wang, X. Gong*, PbS Quantum Dots-Induced Trap-Assisted Charge Injection in Perovskite Photodetectors, Nano Energy, 2016, 30, 27-35.
  8. C. Yi, L. Zhang, R. D. Hu, S. C. Chuang, J. Zheng, X. Gong*, Highly electrically conductive polyethylenedioxythiophene thin films for thermoelectric applications, J. Mater. Chem. A., 2016, 4, 12730-12738.
  9. Kai Wang, Chang Liu, Tianyu Meng, Chao Yi, Xiong Gong*, Inverted Organic Photovoltaic Cells, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45, 2937-2975.
  10. Chang Liu, Kai Wang, Chao Yi, Xiaojun Shi, Adam W. Smith, Xiong Gong* and Alan J. Heeger, Efficient Perovskite Hybrid Photovoltaics via Alcohol-Vapor Annealing Treatment, Adv. Func. Mater., 2016, 26(1), 101-110.
  11. Xu Huang, Kai Wang, Chao Yi, Tianyu Meng and Xiong Gong*, Efficient Perovskite Hybrid Solar Cells by Highly Electrical Conductive PEDOT:PSS Hole Transport Layer, Adv. Eng. Mater., 2016, DOI:10.1002/aenm.201501773.
  12. Chao Yi, Xiaowen Hu, Xiong Gong*, Interfacial Engineering for High Performance Organic Photovoltaics, Materials Today, 2016, 19, 169-177.
  13. Chang Liu, Kai Wang, Xiong Gong* and Alan J. Heeger, Low Bandgap Polymers for Polymeric Photovoltaics, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45, 4825-4846.
  14. Kai Wang, Chang Liu Chao Yi, Long Chen, Jiahua Zhu, Robert Weiss and Xiong Gong*, Efficient Perovskite Hybrid Solar Cells via Ionomer Interfacial Engineering, Adv. Func. Mater., 2015, 25(44), 6875-6884.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.