Associate Professor Department of Chemistry   Research Group

Feng He is Associate Professor in Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). Dr. He received his BS (2002) and PhD (2007) from Jilin University with Professor Yuguang Ma. Then he moved to University of Toronto for his post-doctoral training with Prof. Mitchell A. Winnik and Prof. Ian Manners. In 2009, he joined Prof. Luping Yu’s group at the University of Chicago. From 2011 to 2014, Dr. He worked as a senior research scientist in Nano-C Inc. at Boston and Polyera Corp. at Chicago. His major research interest is the organic conjugated polymers for optoelectronics and renewable energy applications, and supramolecular self-assembly of block copolymers. He has published more than 90 papers in Nat. Commun., Joule, JACS, Adv. Mater., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Chem. Rev., etc. These papers have been cited for more than 3600 times with H-index of 28. He is recognized as Overseas High-Caliber Personnel from Shenzhen in 2014, the recipient of GSAS Scholar from National Science Foundation of the United States in 2012, and Participation Award of the 18th Meeting of Nobel Prize Winners in Chemistry at Germany in 2006.

Professional Experience:

◆ Aug. 2014 – Present, Associate Professor, Chemistry Department, SUSTC, China

◆ 2013 – 2014,Senior Research Scientist,Polyera Corporation, USA

◆ 2012 – 2013,Senior Scientist , Nano-C Inc., USA

◆ 2009 – 2012,Postdoctoral Scholar,Chemistry Department, University of Chicago, USA

◆ Jul. – Oct. 2008, Visiting Academic, School of Chemistry, Bristol University, UK

◆ 2007-2009,Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry Department, University of Toronto, Canada

Educational Background:

◆ 2002-2007,Ph. D.,Jilin University,Polymer Chemistry and Physics

◆ 1998-2002,B. E.,Jilin University,Polymer Material and Engineering

Personal Profile


Organic Conjugated Polymers for Optoelectronics;

New Energy Materials;

Supramolecular Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers.


Poymer Chemistry

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1. Hanjian Lai, Qiaoqiao Zhao, Ziyi Chen, Hui Chen, Pengjie Chao, Yulin Zhu, Yongwen Lang, Nan Zhen, Daize Mo, Yuanzhu Zhang, and Feng He*, “Trifluoromethylation Enables a 3D Interpenetrated Low-Band-Gap Acceptor for Efficient Organic Solar Cells”, Joule, 2020, 4, 688-700.

2. Hui Chen, Zhiming Hu, Huan Wang, Longzhu Liu, Pengjie Chao, Jianfei Qu, Anhua Liu, Wei Chen and Feng He*, “A Chlorinated π-Conjugated Polymer Donor for Efficiency Organic Solar Cells”, Joule, 2018, 2, 1623–1634.

3. Pengjie Chao, Hui Chen, Yulin Zhu, Hanjian Lai, Daize Mo, Nan Zheng, Xiaoyong Chang, Hong Meng, and Feng He*, “Benzo[1,2-b:4,5-c′]Dithiophene-4,8-Dione-Based Polymer Donor Achieving an Efficiency Over 16%”, Adv. Mater., 2020, 1907059.

4. Liang Han, Meijing Wang, Xiangmeng Jia, Wei Chen, Hujun Qian and Feng He*, “Uniform two-dimensional square assemblies from conjugated block copolymers driven by π–π interactions with controllable sizes”, Nat. Commun., 2018, 9, 865-876.

5. Hanjian Lai, Hui Chen, Jiadong Zhou, Jianfei Qu, Pengjie Chao, Tao Liu, Xiaoyong Chang, Nan Zheng, Zengqi Xie, and Feng He*, “Isomer-free: Precise Positioning of Chlorine Induced Interpenetrating Charge Transfer for Elevated Solar Conversion”, iSciecne., 2019, 17, 302-314.

6. Huan Wang, Tao Liu, Jiadong Zhou, Daize Mo, Liang Han, Hanjian Lai, Hui Chen, Nan Zheng, Yulin Zhu, Zengqi Xie, and Feng He*, “Bromination: An Alternative Strategy for Non-Fullerene Small Molecule Acceptors”, Adv. Sci., 2020, 1903784.

7. Meijing Wang, Liang Han, Yulin Zhu, Rui Qi, Leilei Tian,* and Feng He*, “Formation of Hierarchical Architectures with Dimensional and Morphological Control in the Self-Assembly of Conjugated Block Copolymers”, Small Methods, 2020, 4, 1900470.

8. Qiaoqiao Zhao, Zuo Xiao, Jianfei Qu, Longzhu Liu, Henning Richter, Wei Chen, Liang Han, Meijing Wang, Jieming Zheng, Zengqi Xie, Liming Ding* and Feng He*, “Elevated Stability and Efficiency of Solar Cells via Ordered Alloy Co-Acceptors”, ACS Energy Lett., 2019, 4, 1106-1114.

9. Hui Chen, Jianfei Qu, Longzhu Liu, Wei Chen, Feng He*, “A Study on Carrier Dynamics and Morphology Regulated by DIO in Chlorinated Non-fullerene Polymer Solar Cells” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2019, 10, 936-942.

10. Huan Wang, Pengjie Chao, Hui Chen, Zhu Mu, Wei Chen and Feng He* “Simultaneous Increase in Open-Circuit Voltage and Efficiency of Fullerene-Free Solar Cells through Chlorinated Thieno[3,4‑b]thiophene Polymer Donor”, ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2, 1971-1977.

11. Zhiming Hu, Hui Chen, Jianfei Qu, Xiaowei Zhong, Pengjie Chao, Mo Xie, Wei Lu, Anhua Liu, Leilei Tian, Yu-An Su, Wei Chen, and Feng He* “Design and Synthesis of Chlorinated Benzothiadiazole-Based Polymers for Efficient Solar Energy Conversion”, ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2, 753-758.

News More

  • Solar cells to become more efficient with 3D interpenetrated acceptor, following SUSTech-led research

  • The research group has made new progress in polymer solar cell donor materials

  • High efficiency and stability of polymer solar cell based on chlorine substitution strategy


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Organic photoelectric direction:
1) Synthesis and characterization of organic photoelectric functional materials (OPV, OFET, OLED);
2) Preparation and physical study of organic optoelectronic devices;

Polymer self-assembly direction:
1) Study on the synthesis of block copolymers and their supramolecular self-assembly;
2) Research on functional devices based on self-assembled thin films;

Requirements for postdoctoral candidates: Ph.D. graduates majoring in chemistry, materials, electronics, etc.; strong professional interest in the research of advanced organic optoelectronic materials; good experience in organic optoelectronic material synthesis or device preparation and characterization, solid basic academic training background, good literature retrieval knowledge and professional English writing and reporting ability.

At the same time, the research team will also recruit research assistants, relevant master's degree or bachelor's degree graduates, and the applicants will have the opportunity to study for a Ph. D degree in our university or a Ph. D degree in joint training with The University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, National University of Singapore and University of Macau.

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