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Chang-Zhi Li

Zhejiang University
Dept. of Polymer Science & Engineering
38 Zheda Rd, Hangzhou 310027 P. R. China 
Phone: (0571)-87953733
Fax: +86-571-87953733
Research Areas
Optoelectronic Material, Electronic Device

Personnel Profile

    Dr. Chang-Zhi Li is currently a tenure-track professor at Zhejiang University, being selected by 100 Talents Program by Zhejiang University. He received his B. S. from Fudan university, and PhD in Chemistry through the joint training from Fudan University (Advisors: Prof. Xiang Gao and Prof. Qunrui Wang) and Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (Advisor: Prof. Zhan-Ting Li), CAS, P. R. China. After that, Dr. Li has conducted research at Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the University of Tokyo (with Prof. Eiichi Nakamura), and University of Washington (with Prof. Alex Jen). Until 2015, he joined Zhejiang University. His research aims to explore the boundaries and fundamentals of photon-to-electron conversion with cost-effective material systems, and translate them into practical clean energy solution.
He has been recognized as “2017 Emerging Investigator” by J. Mater. Chem. A., and published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers in high-profile journals, including Nature, Adv. Mater., J. Am. Chem. Soc. and Energy Environ. Sci., etc. The average impact factor for per paper is greater than 10. The number of total citation with exclusion of self-citations of all authors is over 2200 times, and H-index is 33 (Mar. 11, 2017) .

Research Interests

      1) Advanced optoelectronic material development;
      2) Green synthetic chemistry;
      3) Mechanistic investigation from molecular level to large area device with physical chemistry;
      4) Functional and practical optoelectronic devices.
Hiring: Ph. D student, research associate and postdoctoral position in the Li Research Group at Zhejiang University are opening for talented and highly motivated candidates in the area of Optoelectronic Materials, Ultrafast Transient Absorption Spectroscopy, Electronic Devices.
Application: Please e-mail CV, summary and relevance of your current/past research (500 words max) and the names of three references to

Publication list:

  1. Huanle Chen, Weifei Fu, Chuyi Huang, Zhongqiang Zhang, Shuixing Li, Feizhi Ding, Minmin Shi, Chang-Zhi Li,* Alex K.-Y. Jen,* Hongzheng Chen.* “Reverse Diffusion of Atomically Engineered Hole-Extraction Materials between Crystal Grains Enables Efficient p-i-n Perovskite Solar Cells” Adv. Energy Mater., 2017, In press.
  2. Jiang Huang, Hanyu Wang, Kanrong Yan, Xiaohua Zhang, Hongzheng Chen, Chang-Zhi Li,* Junsheng Yu.* “Highly Efficient Organic Solar Cells Consisting of Double Bulk Heterojunction Layers” Adv. Mater., 2017, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201606729
  3. Bo Wang, Wenqing Liu, Huanbin Li, Jiangquan Mai, Shiyong Liu, Xinhui Lu, Hanying Li, Minmin Shi, Chang-Zhi Li,* Hongzheng Chen.* “Electron acceptors with varied linkages between perylene diimide and benzotrithiophene for efficient fullerene-free solar cells” J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C7TA02582C
  4. Zhongqiang Zhang, Wenqing Liu, Tahir Rehman, Huanxin Ju, Jiangquan Mai, Xinhui Lu, Minmin Shi, Junfa Zhu, Chang-Zhi Li,* Hongzheng Chen.* “Energy-level modulation of non-fullerene acceptors to achieve high-efficiency polymer solar cells at diminished energy offset” J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C7TA01554B
  5. Shida Yang, Weifei Fu, Zhongqiang Zhang, Hongzheng Chen, Chang-Zhi Li.* “Recent advances in perovskite solar cells: efficiency, stability and lead-free perovskite” J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, DOI: 10.1039/c7ta00366h
  6. Jing-Qi Xu, Wenqing Liu, Shi-Yong Liu, Jun Lin, Jiangquan Mai, Xinhui Lu, Chang-Zhi Li,* Hongzheng Chen.* “A-D-A small molecule donors based on pyrene and diketopyrrolopyrrole for organic solar cells” Sci. China Chem., 2017, 60 (4), 561-569.
  7. Weitao Yang, Zhikai Yu, Wenqing Liu, Chang-Zhi Li,* Hongzheng Chen.* “Aqueous solutionprocessed NiOx anode buffer layers applicable for polymer solar cells” J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem., 2017, 55 (4), 747-753.
  8. Jiang Huang, Xiaohua Zhang, Ding Zheng, Kangrong Yan, Chang-Zhi Li,* Junsheng Yu.* “Boosting Organic Photovoltaic Performance Over 11% Efficiency with Photoconductive Fullerene Interfacial Modifier” Sol. RRL, 2017, DOI: 10.1002/solr.201600008
  9. Chu-Chen Chueh,+ Chang-Zhi Li,+ Feizhi Ding, Zhong’an Li, Nathan Cernetic, Xiaosong Li, Alex K.-Y. Jen. “Doping Versatile n-Type Organic Semiconductors via Room Temperature Solution-Processable Anionic Dopants” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (1), 1136-1144.
  10. Jiabin Huang, Xuegong Yu*, Jiangsheng Xie, Chang-Zhi Li,* Yunhai Zhang, Dikai Xu, Zeguo Tang, Can Cui, Deren Yang. “Fulleropyrrolidinium Iodide As an Efficient Electron Transport Layer for Air-Stable Planar Perovskite Solar Cells” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8 (50), 34612-34619.
  11. Fateh Ullah, Hongzheng Chen, Chang-Zhi Li.* “Organic functional materials based buffer layers for efficient perovskite solar cells” Chin. Chem. Lett., 2016, 28 (3), 503-511.
  12. Wenqing Liu, Shuixing Li, Jiang Huang, Shida Yang, Jiehuan Chen, Lijian Zuo, Minmin Shi, Xiaowei Zhan, Chang-Zhi Li,* Hongzheng Chen.* “Tandem Organic Solar Cells: Nonfullerene Tandem Organic Solar Cells with High OpenCircuit Voltage of 1.97 V”  Adv. Mater., 2016, 28 (44), 9729-9734.
  13. Weifei Fu, Jielin Yan, Zhongqiang Zhang, Tao Ye, Yujing Liu, Jiake Wu, Jizhong Yao, Chang-Zhi Li, Hanying Li, Hongzheng Chen. “Controlled crystallization of CH3NH3PbI3 films for perovskite solar cells by various PbI2(X) complexes” Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. C., 2016, 155, 331-340.
  14. Chang-Zhi Li,* Jiang Huang, Huanxin Ju, Yue Zang, Jianyuan Zhang, Junfa Zhu, Hongzheng Chen, Alex K.-Y. Jen.* “Modulate OrganicMetal Oxide Heterojunction via [1, 6] Azafulleroid for Highly Efficient Organic Solar Cells” Adv. Mater., 2016, 28 (33), 7269-7275.
  15. Shasha Wu, Shuixing Li, Chang-Zhi Li, Minmin Shi, Hongzheng Chen. “Chemical modification of AlQ3 to a potential electron acceptor for solution-processed organic solar cells” Tetrahedron Lett., 2016, 57 (25), 2797-2799.
  16. Chuyi Huang, Weifei Fu, Chang-Zhi Li,* Zhongqiang Zhang, Weiming Qiu, Minmin Shi, Paul Heremans, Alex K.-Y. Jen,* Hongzheng Chen.* “Dopant-Free Hole-Transporting Material with a C3h Symmetrical Truxene Core for Highly Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138 (8), 2528–2531.
  17. Jiang Huang, Joshua H. Carpenter, Chang-Zhi Li, Jun-Sheng Yu, Harald Ade, Alex K.-Y. Jen. “Highly Efficient Organic Solar Cells with Improved Vertical Donor–Acceptor Compositional Gradient Via an Inverted Off-Center Spinning Method” Adv. Mater., 2016, 28 (5), 967–974.
  18. Hongliang Zhong, Chen-Hao Wu, Chang-Zhi Li, Joshua Carpenter, Chu-Chen Chueh, Jung-Yao Chen, Harald Ade, Alex K.-Y. Jen. “Rigidifying Nonplanar Perylene Diimides by Ring Fusion Toward Geometry-Tunable Acceptors for High-Performance Fullerene-Free Solar Cells” Adv. Mater., 2016, 28 (5), 951–958.
  19. Shuixing Li, Wenqing Liu, Minmin Shi,* Jiangquan Mai, Tsz-Ki Lau, Junhua Wan, Xinhui Lu, Chang-Zhi Li,* Hongzheng Chen.* “A Spirobifluorene and Diketopyrrolopyrrole Moieties Based Non-Fullerene Acceptor for Efficient and Thermally Stable Polymer Solar Cells with High Open-Circuit Voltage” Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, 9, 604-610
  20. Chang-Zhi Li, Po-Wei Liang, Dana B Sulas, Phu D Nguyen, Xiaosong Li, David S Ginger, Cody W Schlenker, Alex K-Y Jen. Modulation of hybrid organic–perovskite photovoltaic performance by controlling the excited dynamics of fullerenes, Mater. Horiz., 2015, DOI: 10.1039/C5MH00026B  
  21. Hongliang Zhong, Chang-Zhi Li, Joshua Carpenter, Harald Ade, Alex K-Y Jen. Influence of Regio-and Chemo-selectivity on the Properties of Fluoro-Substituted Thienothiophene and Benzodithiophene Copolymers, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 7616–7619.
  22. Jianyuan Zhang, Chang-Zhi Li, Spencer T Williams, Shengqiang Liu, Ting Zhao, Alex K-Y Jen. Crystalline Co-Assemblies of Functional Fullerenes in Methanol with Enhanced Charge Transport, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 2167-2170.
  23. Jiang Huang, Chang-Zhi Li, Chu-Chen Chueh, Sheng-Qiang Liu, Jun-Sheng Yu, Alex K.-Y. Jen. 10.4% Power Conversion Efficiency of ITO-Free Organic Photovoltaics Through Enhanced Light Trapping Configuration, Adv. Energy. Mater., 2015, DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201500406
  24. Shi-Yong Liu, Chen-Hao Wu, Chang-Zhi Li, Sheng-Qiang Liu, Kung-Hwa Wei, Hong-ZhengChen, Alex K-Y Jen. A Tetraperylene Diimides Based 3D Nonfullerene Acceptor for Efficient Organic Photovoltaics,  Adv. Sci., 2015, DOI: 10.1002/advs. 201500014 (selected as inside front cover)
  25. Bin Zhao,+ Chang-Zhi Li,+ Sheng-Qiang Liu, Jeffrey J Richards, Chu-Chen Chueh, Feizhi Ding,Lilo D Pozzo, Xiaosong Li, Alex K-Y Jen. A conductive liquid crystal via facile doping of an n-type benzodifurandione derivative, J. Mater. Chem. A., 2015, 3, 6929-6934 (B. Zhao and C.-Z. Li N. Cho and C.-Z. Li contributed equally to this work)
  26. Chu-Chen Chueh, Chang-Zhi Li, Alex K-Y Jen. Recent progress and perspective in solution-processed Interfacial materials for efficient and stable polymer and organometal perovskite solar cells, Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, 8, 1160-1189
  27. Chang-Zhi Li, Chih-Yu Chang, Yue Zang, Huan-Xin Ju, Chu-Chen Chuenh, Po-Wei Liang, Namchul Cho, David S. Ginger, Alex K.-Y. Jen. Suppress Recombination of Inverted Polymer Solar Cells via Enhancing Charge Extraction of Conductive Fullerene Layer, Adv. Mater., 2014, 26, 6262-6267.
  28. Yue Zang, Chang-Zhi Li, Chu-Chen Chueh, Spencer T. Williams, Wei Jiang, Zhao-Hui Wang, Jun-Sheng Yu, and Alex K.-Y. Jen. Integrated Molecular, Interfacial, and Device Engineering towards High-Performance Non-Fullerene Based Organic Solar Cells, Adv. Mater., 2014, 26, 5708-5714. (most accessed paper in 6/2014)
  29. Jingyu Zou, Chang-Zhi Li, Chih-Yu Chang, Hin-Lap Yip and Alex K.-Y. Jen. “Interfacial Engineering of Ultrathin Metal Film Transparent Electrode for Flexible Organic Photovoltaic Cells” Adv. Mater., 2014, 26, 3618-3623
  30. Namchul Cho,+ Chang-Zhi Li,+ Hin-Lap Yip and Alex K.-Y. Jen. In-situ Doping and Crosslinking of Fullerenes to Form Efficient and Robust Electron-Transporting Layer for Polymer Solar Cells, Energy & Environ. Sci., 2014, 7, 638. (N. Cho and C.-Z. Li contributed equally to this work)
  31. Chih-Yu Chang, Lijian Zuo, Hin-Lap Yip, Chang-Zhi Li, Yongxi Li, Chain-Shu Hsu, Yen-Ju Cheng, Hongzheng Chen, and Alex K-Y. Jen Highly Efficient Polymer Tandem Cells and Semitransparent Cells for Solar Energy, Adv. Energy. Mater., 2013, 4, 1301645
  32. Akshay Rao, Philip CY Chow, Simon Gélinas, Cody W Schlenker, Chang-Zhi Li, Hin-Lap Yip, Alex K.-Y. Jen, David S Ginger, Richard H Friend. “The role of spin in the kinetic control of recombination in organic photovoltaics” Nature, 2013, 500, 435.
  33. Chang-Zhi Li, Chu-Chen Chueh, Feizhi Ding, Hin-Lap Yip, Po-Wei Liang, Xiaosong Li, and Alex K.-Y. Jen. “Doping of Fullerenes via Anion-Induced Electron Transfer and Its Implication for Surfactant Facilitated High Performance Polymer Solar Cells” Adv. Mater. 2013, 25, 4425.
  34. Chang-Zhi Li, Chu-Chen Chueh, Hin-Lap Yip, Feizhi Ding, Xiaosong Li, Alex K.-Y. Jen. “Solution-Processible Highly Conducting Fullerenes” Adv. Mater., 2013, 25, 2457.
  35. Xi Yang, Chu-Chen Chueh, Chang-Zhi Li, Hin-Lap Yip, Peipei Yin, Hongzheng Chen, Wen-Chang Chen, Alex K-Y. Jen. “High-Efficiency Polymer Solar Cells Achieved by Doping Plasmonic Metallic Nanoparticles into Dual Charge Selecting Interfacial Layers to Enhance Light Trapping” Adv. Energy. Mater., 2013, 3, 666. (Most Accessed paper in 1/2013)
  36. Chang-Zhi Li, Xin Zhao, Xiang Gao, Quan-Rui Wang, Zhan-Ting Li. “Foldamer-derivedpreorganized bi- and tri-zinc porphyrin tweezers for a pentafluorobenzene-bearing pyridine guest: the binding pattern study” Chin. J. Chem., 2013, 31, 582. (Selected as cover picture)
  37. Chang-Zhi Li, Chu-Chen Chueh, Hin-Lap Yip, Jingyu Zhou, Wen-Chang Chen, Alex K.-Y. Jen. “Structure-Properties Evaluation of Solution-Processible Fullerene Acceptors and their n-Channel Field-Effect Transistor Performances” J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 14976.
  38. Chang-Zhi Li, Chu-Chen Chueh, Hin-Lap Yip, Kevin M. O’Malley, Wen-Chang Chen, and Alex K.-Y. Jen. “Effective Interfacial Layer to Enhance Efficiency of Polymer Solar Cells via Solution-Processed Fullerene-Surfactants” J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 8574. (Selected as Hot Article)
  39. Chang-Zhi Li, Hin-Lap Yip, Alex K.-Y. Jen. “Functional Fullerenes for Organic Photovoltaics” J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 4161. (Top 10 Most-Read article in Feb 2012)
  40. Kevin M. O’Malley, Chang-Zhi Li, Hin-Lap Yip, Alex, K.-Y. Jen. “Enhanced Open-Circuit Voltage in High Performance Polymer/Fullerene Bulk-Heterojunction Solar Cells by Cathode Modification with a C60 Surfactant” Adv. Energy. Mater., 2012, 2, 82.
  41. Chang-Zhi Li, Shang-Chieh Chien, Hin-Lap Yip, Chu-Chen Chueh, Fang-Chung Chen, Yutaka Matsuo, Eiichi Nakamura, Alex K.-Y. Jen. “Facile Synthesis of a 56π-electron 1,2-Dihydromethano-[60]PCBM and Its Application for Thermally Stable Polymer Solar Cells” Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 10082.
  42. Ying Zhang, Yutaka Matsuo, Chang-Zhi Li, Hideyuki Tanaka, Eiichi Nakamura. “A Scalable Synthesis of Methano[60]fullerene and Congeners by the Oxidative Cyclopropanation Reaction ofSilylmethylfullerene” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 8086-8089. (Highlighted by “Methanofullerenes for Improved OPVs” Synfacts, 2011, 8, 0848-0848)
  43. Chang-Zhi Li, Yutaka Matsuo, Eiichi Nakamura. “Regioselective Synthesis of Tetra(aryl)-Mono (silylmethyl)[60]fullerenes and Derivatization to Methanofullerene Compound”Tetrahedron, 2011, 67, 9944. (Special issue dedicated to Professor Gilbert Stork on the occasion of his 90th birthday)
  44. Chang-Zhi Li, Yutaka Matsuo, Eiichi Nakamura. “Octupole-like Supramolecular Aggregates of Conical Iron Fullerene Complexes into a Three-dimensional Liquid Crystalline Lattice” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 15514.
  45. Chang-Zhi Li, Yutaka Matsuo, Takaaki Niinomi, Yoshiharu Sato, Eiichi Nakamura. “Face-to-face C6F5–[60]Fullerene Interaction for Ordering Fullerene Molecules and Application to Thin-film Organic Photovoltaics” Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 8582-8584. (Highlighted by “Perfluorobenzene Captures Fullerene” Synfacts, 2011, 2, 0148-0148)
  46. Chang-Zhi Li, Yutaka Matsuo, Eiichi Nakamura. “Luminescent Bow-tie-shapedDecaaryl[60]fullerene Mesogens” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 17058-17059. (Highlighted by “Bow-Tie Liquid Crystals” Synfacts, 2010, 2, 0170-0170.)
  47. Chang-Zhi Li, Zhan-Ting Li, Xiang Gao, and Quan-Rui Wang. “Hydrogen Bonded Semi-rigidified Bispyridyl-incorporating Aryl Amide Oligomers: Efficient "C"-styled Receptors for Aliphatic Ammoniums, A Remarkable Protonation Effect and Chiral Induction” Chin. J. Chem., 2007, 25, 1417-1422.
  48. Chang-Zhi Li, Zhan-Ting Li, Xi-Kui Jiang, Xiang Gao, Quan-Rui Wang. “Foldamer-based Molecular Recognition” Chin. J. Org. Chem., 2007, 26, 188-196.
  49. Chang-Zhi Li, Jiang Zhu, Zong-Quan Wu, Jun-Li Hou, Chuang Li, Xue-Bin Shao, Xi-Kui Jiang, Zhan-Ting Li, Xiang Gao, Quan-Rui Wang. “Two-point”-bound Supramolecular Complexes From Semi-rigidified Dipyridine Receptors and Zinc Porphyrins” Tetrahedron. 2006, 62, 6973–6980.
  50. Chang-Zhi Li, Dan-Wei Zhang, Xiao-Tong Zhang, Shi-Hui Wu and Xiang Gao. “Manganese(III) Acetate-mediated Free Radical Reactions of [60]fullerene with Beta-dicarbonyl Compounds” Org.Biomol. Chem., 2004, 2, 3464-3469. 


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