Associate Professor Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Dr. Shuming CHEN received his BS degree in optoelectronics from South China University of Technology (SCUT) in 2005. And then, due to his excellent academic record (2nd/55), he was admitted to the Department of Physics of Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU) with exemption for entrance examination, where he obtained his ME degree in 2008. He then studied with Professor Hoi-Sing Kwok at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and received his PhD degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering in 2012. From Sep. 2012-May 2013, he worked as postdoctoral researcher in Center for Display Research, HKUST and part time senior engineer in Sinodisplay Technology Co. Ltd. to develop active-matrix (AM) organic light-emitting displays (OLEDs). He officially joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, SUSTech as an Assistant Professor in June 2013 and was promoted to tenured Associate Professor in Nov 2018.

His research interests include QLED, OLED, TFT and other novel (opto-)electronic devices and their application in Displays. He has published over 100 SCI papers on high impact journals including Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, ACS Nano, Angewandte Chemie, Nano Energy with more than 7500 citations. His H-index is 48.

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Quantum Dot Light-Emitting Diodes (QLED), Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLED) and their application in display and lighting.

Colloidal Quantum Dot Light-Emitting Diodes (QLED) have attracted considerable interests in recent years because of their advantages of high color saturation, tunable emission color and inherent high stability, which make them promising candidates for next generation displays. We focus on developing efficient and stable QLED devices through designing novel structures, engineering critical interfaces, studying device physics and developing novel fabrication processes.

Topics under investigation include:

Device Structures. Novel device structures such as microcavity, top-emitting, tandem, inverted, transparent, flexible, white-emission, light-coupling and etc.

Device Physics. Carrier injection and transport, charge balance, exciton dynamic, degradation mechanism, interfacial physics and etc.

Device Fabrication Techniques. Low-cost fabrication techniques including all-solution processing, ink-jet printing, transferring, laminating and etc.



EE204: Semiconductor Device Physics (Spring Semester)


EE322: 光电器件工艺实践(春季)

EE322: Optoelectronic Devices Fabrication Laboratory(Spring Semester)

Part 1: To introduce the clean room, high vacuum, thin film deposition (including sputtering, thermal evaporation, e-beam evaporation, plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition, spin coating), thin film patterning (including photolithography, laser direct writing, screen printing, inkjet printing),etching and other fundamental fabrication processes. Thin film characterization techniques including transmission, reflection, absorption, resistivity, thickness, surface morphology are also covered.

Part 2: To introduce the working mechanisms, the fabrication processes and the characterization techniques of various optoelectronic devices including organic light-emitting diodes (OLED), quantum dot light-emitting diodes (QLED), photovoltaic (solar) cells, thin-film transistors (TFT) and etc.

Part 3: Laboratory course requires hands-on work in fabricating and characterizing various thin films and devices including OLED, QLED, OPV and TFT. Process modules including sputtering, thermal evaporation, e-beam evaporation, plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition, spin coating, photolithography, laser direct writing, screen printing, inkjet printing, etching and etc will be covered. Student will also learn to characterize the fabricated thin films and devices.


EE403: 半导体信息显示技术(秋季)

EE403: Semiconductor Information Display Technology (Fall Semester)

To introduce advanced display technologies. The main objective is to gain knowledge of four main modules of display:

Part 1: Display fundamental including display development history, human visual perception, display optics, photometry and colorimetry;

Part 2: Display frontplane technologies including liquid-crystal display (LCD), organic light-emitting display (OLED) and quantum-dot display;

Part 3: Display backplane technologies including amorphous silicon, low temperature poly-crystalline silicon, metal oxide and organic thin-film transistors and active-matrix driving technologies;

Part 4: Emerging display technologies including micro-LED, laser, flexible and transparent display.

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1. Qiang Su, Shuming Chen*, “Thermal assisted up-conversion electroluminescence in quantum dot light emitting diodes”, Nature Communications, 13, 369 (2022).

2. Heng Zhang, Qiang Su, Shuming Chen*, “Quantum-dot and organic hybrid tandem light-emitting diodes with multi-functionality of full-color-tunability and white-light-emission”, Nature Communications, 11, 2826 (2020).

3. Lianna Chen, Zhiyuan Qin, Shuming Chen*, “Ultrahigh Resolution Pixelated Top-Emitting Quantum-Dot Light-Emitting Diodes Enabled by Color-Converting Cavities”, Small Methods, 2101090, (2021). Editor’s Choice and Cover Article

4. Qiang Su, Heng Zhang, Shuming Chen*, “Flexible and tandem quantum-dot light-emitting diodes with individually addressable red/green/blue emission”, npj Flexible Electronics, 5, 8 (2021). 

5. Yizhe Sun, Qiang Su, Heng Zhang, Fei Wang, Shengdong Zhang*, Shuming Chen*, “Investigation on Thermally Induced Efficiency Roll-Off: Toward Efficient and Ultrabright Quantum-Dot Light-Emitting Diodes”, ACS Nano, 13, 11433-11442 (2019).

6. Qiang Su, Yizhe Sun, Heng Zhang, Shuming Chen*, “Origin of Positive Aging in Quantum-Dot Light-Emitting Diodes”, Advanced Science, 5, 1800549 (2018). Cover Article

7. Heng Zhang, Xiaowei Sun, Shuming Chen*, “Efficient Red/Green/Blue Tandem Quantum-Dot Light-Emitting Diodes with External Quantum Efficiency Exceeding 21%”, ACS Nano, 12, 697-704 (2018). ESI highly cited

8. Heng Zhang, Xiaowei Sun, Shuming Chen*, “Over 100 cd/A efficient quantum dot light-emitting diodes with inverted tandem structure”, Advanced Functional Materials, 27, 1700610 (2017). Cover Article

9. Xiaoli Zhang, He Liu, Weigao Wang, Jinbao Zhang, Bing Xu, Ke Lin Karen, Yuanjin Zheng, Sheng Liu, Shuming Chen*, Kai Wang, Xiao Wei Sun*, “Hybrid perovskite light-emitting diodes based on perovskite nanocrystals with organic-inorganic mixed cations”, Advanced Materials, 29, 1606405 (2017). ESI highly cited

10. Xiaoli Zhang, Weigao Wang, Bing Xu, Sheng Liu, Haitao Dai, Dun Bian, Shuming Chen*, Kai Wang*, Xiao Wei Sun*, “Thin film perovskite light-emitting diode based on CsPbBr3 powders and interfacial engineering”, Nano Energy, 37, 40-45 (2017).

11. Hung-Chia Wang#, Heng Zhang#, Hao-Yue Chen, Han-Cheng, Yeh, Mei-Rurng Tseng, Ren-Jei Chung*, Shuming Chen*, Ru-Shi Liu*, “Cadmium-free InP/ZnSeS/ZnS Heterostructured-Based Quantum Dot Light-emitting Diodes with ZnMgO Electron Transport Layer and a Brightness of over 10000 cd/m2”, Small, 13, 1603962 (2017).

12. Hung-Chia Wang, Weigao Wang, An-Cih Tang, Hsin-Yu Tsai, Zhen Bao, Toshiyuki Ihara, Naoki Yarita, Hirokazu Tahara, Yoshihiko Kanemitsu*, Shuming Chen*, and Ru-Shi Liu*, “High-Performance CsPb1-xSnxBr3 Perovskite Quantum Dots for Light-Emitting Diodes”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 129, 13838-13842 (2017).

13. Shuming Chen, Guiping Tan, Wai-Yeung Wong and Hoi Sing Kwok, “White organic light-emitting diodes with evenly separated red, green and blue colors for efficiency/color rendition trade-off optimization”, Advanced Functional Materials, 21, 3785-3793 (2011). 

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