Research Associate Professor College of Science

The main research directions for Dr. Jen-Shyang Ni are the development of new functional organic conjugation materials and their applications in photoelectric device, biological probes, and nanomedical treatment. At present, he presides 4 projects (1 project is in progress), applies/gains six patents, and publishes 33 SCI journal papers, in which more than 440 academic papers have been cited. The H-index is 14.

Personal Profile

Education
2006.09-2013.01 PhD in Institute of Polymer Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (Adviser: Prof. King-Fu Lin)
2004.09-2006.06 MS in Department of Chemistry, National Central University, Taiwan (Adviser: Prof. Ming-Chou Chen)
2000.09-2004.06 BS in Department of Applied Chemistry, National Chiayi University, Taiwan

 

Working experience
2018.10-present Research Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, China (Supervisor: Prof. Kai Li)
2016.07-2018.10 Postdoc fellow, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology-Shenzhen Research Institute, China (Supervisor: Prof. Ben Zhong Tang)
2013.02-2016.06 Postdoc fellow, Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (Supervisor: Prof. Jiann T. Lin)

 

Research Interests
Functional organic conjugation materials for biological probes and optoelectronic devices

 

Representative Paper

  1. J.-S. Ni, Y. Li, W. Yue, B. Liu* and K. Li* Theranostics 2019, doi: 10.7150/thno.39915. (SCI, IF: 8.063, Medicine, research & experimental: Q1, Top 7%; invited review)【DOI
  2. J.-S. Ni, M. M. S. Lee, P. Zhang, C. Gui, Y. Chen, D. Wang, Z.-Q. Yu, R. T. K. Kwok, J. W. Y. Lam and B. Z. Tang* Anal. Chem., 2019, 91, 2169. (SCI, IF: 6.350, Chemistry, Analytical: Q1, Top 5%; Cite: 4)【DOI
  3. J.-S. Ni, P. Zhang, T. Jiang, Y. Chen, H. Su, D. Wang, Z.-Q. Yu, R. T. K. Kwok, Z. Zhao, J. W. Y. Lam and B. Z. Tang* Adv. Mater., 2018, 30, 1805220. (SCI, IF: 25.809, Materials science, multidisciplinary: Q1, Top 3%; Cite: 20)【DOI
  4. J.-S. Ni, H. Liu, J. Liu, M. Jiang, Z. Zhao, Y. Chen, R. T. K. Kwok, J. W. Y. Lam, Q. Peng* and B. Z. Tang* Mater. Chem. Front., 2018, 2, 1498. (SCI; Cite: 19; MCF HOT articles for 2018)【DOI
  5. J.-S. Ni, H.-C. Hsieh, C.-A. Chen, Y.-S. Wen, W.-T. Wu, Y.-C. Shih, K.-F. Lin,* L. Wang* and J. T. Lin* ChemSusChem, 2016, 9, 3139. (SCI, IF: 7.804, Green & sustainable science & technology: Q1, Top 8%; Cite: 15)【DOI
  6. J.-S. Ni, T.-Y. Chiu, W.-S. Kao, H.-J. Chou, C.-C. Su* and J. T. Lin* ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8, 23066. (SCI, IF: 8.456, Materials science, multidisciplinary: Q1, Top 8%; Cite: 15)【DOI
  7. J.-S. Ni, Y.-C. Yen and J. T. Lin* J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 6553. (SCI, IF: 10.733, Materials science, multidisciplinary: Q1, Top 7%; Cite: 29)【DOI
  8. J.-S. Ni, Y.-C. Yen and J. T. Lin* Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 17080. (SCI, IF: 6.567, Chemistry, multidisciplinary: Q1, Top 14%; Cite: 37)【DOI
  9. J.-S. Ni, W.-S. Kao, H.-J. Chou and J. T. Lin* ChemSusChem, 2015, 8, 2932. (SCI, IF: 7.804, Green & sustainable science & technology: Q1, Top 5%; Cite: 25)【DOI
  10. J.-S. Ni, J.-H. You, W.-I. Hung, W.-S. Kao, H.-H. Chou and J. T. Lin* ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014, 6, 22612. (SCI, IF: 8.456, Materials science, multidisciplinary: Q1, Top 9%; Cite: 26)【DOI
  11. J.-S. Ni, K.-C. Ho and K.-F. Lin* J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, 1, 3463. (SCI, IF: 10.733, Materials science, multidisciplinary: Q1, Top 7%; Cite: 15)【DOI

Research

Aggregation-induced emission (AIE) probes

Functional near-infrared (NIR) probes


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【32】J.-S. Ni, M. M. S. Lee, P. Zhang, C. Gui, Y. Chen, D. Wang, Z.-Q. Yu, R. T. K. Kwok, J. W. Y. Lam and B. Z. Tang* “Swissknife-Inspired Multifunctional Fluorescence Probes for Cellular Organelle Targeting Based on Simple AIEgens.” Anal. Chem., 2019, 91, 2169. (SCI, IF: 6.350, Chemistry, analytical: Q1, Top 7%; Cite: 4)

【31】X. Feng,* J. Zhang, Z. Hu, Q. Wang, M. M. Islam, J.-S. Ni, M. R. J. Elsegood, J. W. Y. Lam, E. Zhou* and B. Z. Tang* “Pyrene-based aggregation-induced emission luminogens (AIEgen): structure correlated with particle size distribution and mechanochromism.” J. Mater. Chem. C, 2019, 7, 6932. (SCI, IF: 6.641, Materials science, multidisciplinary: Q1, Top 15%; Cite: 2)

【30】S. Vegiraju, W. Ke, P. Priyanka, J.‐S. Ni, Y.‐C. Wu, I. Spanopoulo, S. L. Yau, T. J. Marks,* M.‐C. Chen* and M. G. Kanatzidis* “Benzodithiophene Hole‐Transporting Materials for Efficient Tin‐Based Perovskite Solar Cells.” Adv. Funct. Mater., 2019, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201905393. (SCI, IF: 15.621, Materials science, multidisciplinary: Q1, Top 4%)

【29】J.-S. Ni, P. Zhang, T. Jiang, Y. Chen, H. Su, R. T. K. Kwok, D. Wang, Z.-Q. Yu, R. T. K. Kwok, Z. Zhao, J. W. Y. Lam and B. Z. Tang* “Red/NIR-Emissive Benzo[d]imidazole-Cored AIEgens: Facile Molecular Design for Wavelength Extending and In Vivo Tumor Metabolic Imaging.” Adv. Mater., 2018, 30, 1805220. (SCI, IF: 25.809, Materials science, multidisciplinary: Q1, Top 2%; Cite: 20)

【28】J.-S. Ni, H. Liu, J. Liu, M. Jiang, Z. Zhao, Y. Chen, R. T. K. Kwok, J. W. Y. Lam, Q. Peng* and B. Z. Tang* “The Unusual Aggregation-Induced Emission of Coplanar Organoboron Isomers and Their Lipid Droplets-Specific Applications.” Mater. Chem. Front., 2018, 2, 1498. (SCI, Cite: 19, Materials Chemistry Frontiers HOT articles for 2018)

【27】S. Vegiraju, G.-Yu He, C. Kim, P. Priyanka, Y.-J. Chiu, C.-W. Liu, C.-Y. Huang, J.-S. Ni, Y.-W. Wu, Z. Chen, G.-H. Lee, S.-H. Tung, C.-L. Liu,* M.-C. Chen* and A. Facchetti* “Solution-Processable Dithienothiopheno-quinoid (DTTQ) Structures for Ambient-Stable n-Channel Organic Field Effect Transistors.” Adv. Funct. Mater., 2017, 27, 1606761. (SCI, IF: 15.621, Materials science, multidisciplinary: Q1, Top 4%; Cite: 19)

【26】Y. Ezhumalai, B. Lee, M.-S. Fan, B. Harutyunyan, K. Prabakaran, C.-P. Lee, S. H. Chang, J.-S. Ni, S. Vegiraju, P. Priyanka, Y.-W. Wu, C.-W. Liu, S.-L. Yau, J. T. Lin, C.-G. Wu, M. J Bedzyk,* R. P.H. Chang,* M.-C. Chen,* K.-C. Ho* and T. Marks* “Metal-Free Branched Alkyl Tetrathienoacene (TTAR)-Based Sensitizers for High-Performance Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.” J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 12310. (SCI, IF: 10.733, Materials science, multidisciplinary: Q1, Top 7%; Cite: 21)

【25】S. Vegiraju, D.-Y. Huang, P. Priyanka, Y.-S. Li, X.-L. Luo, S.-H. Hong, J.-S. Ni, S.-H. Tung, C.-L. Wang, W.-C. Lien, S.-L. Yau, C.-L. Liu* and M.-C. Chen* “High Performance Solution-processable Tetrathienoacene (TTAR) based Small Molecules for Organic Field Effect Transistors (OFETs).” Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 5898. (SCI, IF: 6.164, Chemistry, multidisciplinary: Q1, Top 19%; Cite: 10)

【24】S.Chaurasia, C. T. Li, M. B. Desta, J.-S. Ni and J. T. Lin* “Benzimidazole/Pyridoimidazole cored organic sensitizers for high performance dye sensitized solar cells.” Chem. – Asian J., 2017, 12, 996. (SCI, IF: 3.698, Chemistry, multidisciplinary: Q2, Top 32%; Cite: 2)

【23】N. C. Mamillapalli, S. P., P. Priyanka, C.-Y. Lin, X.-L. Luo, H.-C. Tsai, S.-H. Hong, J.-S. Ni, W.-C. Lien, G. Kwon, S. Yau, C. Kim,* C.-L. Liu* and M.-C. Chen* “Solution-Processable End-functionalized Tetrathienoacene Semiconductors: Synthesis, Characterization and Organic Field Effect Transistors Applications.” Dyes Pigm., 2017, 145, 584. (SCI, IF: 4.018, Chemistry, applied: Q1, Top 17%; Cite: 1)

【22】J.-S. Ni, H.-C. Hsieh, C.-A. Chen, Y.-S. Wen, W.-T. Wu, Y.-C. Shih, K.-F. Lin,* L. Wang* and J. T. Lin* “Near-Infrared-Absorbing and Dopant-Free Heterocyclic Quinoid-Based Hole-Transporting Materials for Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells.” ChemSusChem, 2016, 9, 3139. (SCI, IF: 7.804, Green & sustainable science & technology: Q1, Top 9%; Cite: 15)

【21】J.-S. Ni, T.-Y. Chiu, W.-S. Kao, H.-J. Chou, C.-c. Su* and J. T. Lin* “Organic Dyes Incorporating Anti-aggregation Substituent on the Dithieno[3,2-f:2',3'-h]quinoxaline for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8, 23066. (SCI, IF: 8.456, Materials science, multidisciplinary: Q1, Top 9%; Cite: 15)

【20】J.-S. Ni, Y.-C. Yen and J. T. Lin* “Organic Sensitizers with a Rigid Dithienobenzotriazole-based Spacer for High Performance Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.” J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 6553. (SCI, IF: 10.733, Materials science, multidisciplinary: Q1, Top 7%; Cite: 29)

【19】Y.-S. Yen,* J.-S. Ni, W.-I Hung, C.-Y. Hsu, H.-H. Chou and J. T. Lin “Naphtho[2,3-c][1,2,5]thiadiazole and 2H-Naphtho[2,3-d][1,2,3]triazole-Containing D−π−A’−π−A Conjugated Organic Dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8, 6117. (SCI, IF: 8.456, Materials science, multidisciplinary: Q1, Top 9%; Cite: 20)

【18】Y.-W. Tsai, J.-S. Ni, F.-L. Wu, M.-C. P. Yeh,* Y.-Z. Cheng,* L.-Z. Tsai, S.-Y. Yu, S.-Y. Ting, L.-Y. Chen,* Y. S. Wen, M. M. Lee and J. T. Lin* “Bipolar Transport Materials for Electroluminescence Applications.” Org. Electron., 2016, 30, 265. (SCI, IF: 3.495, Physics, applied: Q1, Top 23%; Cite: 3)

【17】S. Vegiraju, C.-M. Hsieh, D.-Y. Huang, Y.-C. Chen, P. Priyanka, J.-S. Ni, F. A. Esya, C. Kim, S. L. Yau,* C.-P. Chen,* C.-L. Liu* and M.-C. Chen* “Synthesis and characterization of solution-processable diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) and tetrathienothiophene (TTA)-based small molecules for organic thin film transistors and organic photovoltaic cells.” Dyes Pigm., 2016, 113, 280. (SCI, IF: 4.018, Chemistry, applied: Q1, Top 17%; Cite: 17)

【16】P. Priyanka, S. Vegiraju, J.-Y. Lin, J.-S. Ni, H.-Y. Huang, R. D. Agustin, S. L. Yau, T.-C. Lin* and M.-C. Chen* “Synthesis and characterization of two-photon active chromophores based on asymmetrically substituted tetrathienoacene scaffolds.” Dyes Pigm., 2016, 133, 65. (SCI, IF: 4.018, Chemistry, applied: Q1, Top 17%)

【15】H.-C. Yu, G. Kwon, S. Vegiraju, C.-W. Chao, L.-H. Li, J.-S. Ni, P.-Y. Huang, S. L. Yau, Y.-C. Chao and M.-C. Chen* “Functionalized Soluble Triethylsilylethynyl Anthradithiophenes (TESADTs) for Organic Electronic Devices.” Dyes Pigm., 2016, 126, 261. (SCI, IF: 4.018, Chemistry, applied: Q1, Top 17%; Cite: 3)

【14】J.-S. Ni, Y.-C. Yen and J. T. Lin* “Organic Dyes with a Fused Segment Comprising Benzotriazole and Thieno[3,2-b]pyrrole Entities as the Conjugated Spacer for High Performance Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.” Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 17080. (SCI, IF: 6.164, Chemistry, multidisciplinary: Q1, Top 19%; Cite: 37)

【13】S. Chaurasia,# J.-S. Ni (co-first author),# W.-I Hung and J. T. Lin* “2H-[1,2,3]triazolo[4,5-c]pyridine (PT) cored organic dyes achieving a high efficiency: A systematic study of the effect of different donors and π-spacers.” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 22046. (SCI, IF: 8.456, Materials science, multidisciplinary: Q1, Top 9%; Cite: 18)

【12】J.-S. Ni, W.-S. Kao, H.-J. Chou and J. T. Lin* “Organic Dyes Incorporating the Dithieno[3,2-f:2',3'-h]quinoxaline Moiety for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.” ChemSusChem, 2015, 8, 2932. (SCI, IF: 7.804, Green & sustainable science & technology: Q1, Top 9%; Cite: 25)

【11】Y.-S. Yen, J.-S. Ni, T.-Y. Lin, W.-I Hung, J. T. Lin* and Ming-Chang P. Yeh* “Imidazole-based Sensitizers Containing Double Anchors for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.” Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2015, 33, 7367. (SCI, IF: 3.029, Chemistry, organic: Q2, Top 29%; Cite: 17)

【10】S. Vegiraju, Y.-Y. Liu, K. Prabakaran, J.-S. Ni, H.-C. Yu, S. L. Yau, J. T. Lin, M.-C. Chen* and Tzu-Chau Lin* “Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Symmetrical Two-photon Chromophores Derived from Bis(triphenylaminotetrathienoacenyl) and Fused-thiophene Units.” RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 54003. (SCI, IF: 3.049, Chemistry, multidisciplinary: Q2, Top 40%; Cite: 6)

【9】W.-I Hung, Y.-Y. Liao, T.-H. Lee, Y.-C. Ting, J.-S. Ni, W.-S. Kao, J. T. Lin,* T.-C. Wei and Y.-S. Yen “Eugenic metal-free sensitizers with double anchors for high performance dye-sensitized solar cells.” Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 2152. (SCI, IF: 6.164, Chemistry, multidisciplinary: Q1, Top 19%; Cite: 75)

【8】R. Y.-Y. Lin, T.-M. Chuang, F.-L. Wu, P.-Y. Chen, T.-C. Chu, J.-S. Ni, M.-S. Fan, Y.-H. Lo, K.-C. Ho* and J. T. Lin* “Anthracene/Phenothiazine π-Conjugated Sensitizers for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells using Redox Mediator in Organic and Water-based Solvents.” ChemSusChem, 2015, 8, 105. (SCI, IF: 7.116, Green & sustainable science & technology: Q1, Top 5%; Cite: 32)

【7】J.-S. Ni, J.-H. You, W.-I Hung, W.-S. Kao, H.-H. Chou and J. T. Lin* “Organic Dyes Incorporating the Dithieno[3′,2′:3,4;2″,3″:5,6]benzo[1,2-c]furazan Moiety for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014, 6, 22612. (SCI, IF: 8.456, Materials science, multidisciplinary: Q1, Top 9%; Cite: 26)

【6】R. Muangpaisala, M.-C. Ho, T.-H. Huang, C.-H. Chen, J.-Y. Shen, J.-S. Ni, J. T. Lin,* T.-H. Ke, L.-Y. Chen, C.-C. Wu* and C. Tsai “Tetrasubstituted-pyrene derivatives for electroluminescent application.” Org. Electron., 2014, 15, 2148. (SCI, IF: 3.495, Physics, applied: Q1, Top 23%; Cite: 3)

【5】R. Y.-Y. Lin, T.-C. Chu, P.-W. Chen, J.-S. Ni, P.-C. Shih, Y.-C. Chen, K.-C. Ho* and J. T. Lin* “Phenothiazinedioxide-conjugated Sensitizers and a Dual-TEMPO/Iodide Redox Mediator for Dye-sensitized Solar Cells.” ChemSusChem, 2014, 7, 2221. (SCI, IF: 7.804, Green & sustainable science & technology: Q1, Top 9%; Cite: 8)

【4】J.-S. Ni, K.-C. Ho and K.-F. Lin* “Ruthenium Complex Dye with Designed Ligand Capable of Chelating Triiodide Anion for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.” J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, 1, 3463. (SCI, IF: 10.733, Materials science, multidisciplinary: Q1, Top 7%; Cite: 15)

【3】K.-F. Lin(Adviser),* J.-S. Ni, C.-H. Tseng, C.-Y. Hung and K.-Y. Liu “Photovoltaic Performance of Ruthenium Complex Dye Associated with Number and Position of Carboxyl Groups on Bipyridine Ligands.” Mater. Chem. Phys., 2013, 142, 420. (SCI, IF: 2.781, Materials science, multidisciplinary: Q2, Top 39%; Cite: 4)

【2】J.-S. Ni, C.-Y. Hung, K.-Y. Liu, Y.-H. Chang, K.-C. Ho and K.-F. Lin* “Effects of Tethering Alkyl Chains for Amphiphilic Ruthenium Complex Dyes on Their Adsorption to Titanium Oxide and Photovoltaic Properties.” J. Colloid Interface Sci., 2012, 386, 359. (SCI, IF: 6.361, Chemistry, physical: Q1, Top 19%; Cite: 21)

【1】K.-Y. Liu, C.-L. Hsu, J.-S. Ni, K.-C. Ho and K.-F. Lin* “Photovoltaic Properties of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Associated with Amphiphilic Structure of Ruthenium Complex Dyes.” J. Colloid Interface Sci., 2012, 372, 73. (SCI, IF: 6.361, Chemistry, physical: Q1, Top 19%; Cite: 11)

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