Chair Professor Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Dr. Xiao Wei Sun is presently a Chair Professor in the Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China. Before joining Southern University of Science and Technology, he had been working at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as a Full Professor. He was the Director of Microelectronics Center at Nanyang Technological University. He was awarded the Nanyang Award for Research and Innovation in 2009, the 1000 Talent Award by the Chinese Government in 2012, and the Jacques Beaulieu Excellence Research Chair of INRS (Institut national de la recherchescientifique), Quebec, Canada in 2013. He is an Academician of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials. He is the fellow of several academic societies including Society for Information Display (SID), Optical Society of America (OSA), SPIE, and Institute of Physics (IoP, UK). He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Nanotechnology Council and Chair of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council Guangdong Chapter. He is the founder and President of the Society for Energy Photonics, a non-profitable organization promoting photonics technologies to solve energy crisis and combat global warming and climate change. His main research presently is on semiconductor nanocrystals for power-saving high-quality displays and lighting. Professor Sun has authored over 500 peer-reviewed journal publications, and delivered numerous invited talks. His H-index is 71.

Personal Profile

Education

Sep. 1986-Jul. 1990  BEng, Photonics, Tianjin University

Sep.1990-Jul. 1992  MEng, Optical Instrumention, Tianjin University

Sep.1994-Dec.1998  Ph.D., Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology                           

Working Experiences

Jan.2016-Present, Executive Dean & Chair Professor Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Jan.2013-Mar. 2014, Head & Chair Professor Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, China      

Sep.2011-Dec.2015, Professor School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore   

Oct. 2005-Aug.2011, Associate Professor(Tenure) School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore   

Dec. 1998-Oct.2005, Assistant Professor School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore   

Awards & Honors

2018/2019 IEEE Nano Technology Council Distinguished Lecturer

2017 OSA Fellow

2013 APAM Academician

2013 Jacques-Beaulieu Excellent Research Chair

2012 SUSTech Distinguished Scholar

2011 Society for Information Display Fellow (SID Fellow)

2011 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers Fellow (SPIE Fellow)

2009 Institute of Physics Fellow(IOP Fellow)

2009 Nanyang Awards for Research and Innovations

Publications

  1. X. Zhou, J. Wenger, F. N. Viscomi, L. Le Cunff, J. Beal, S. Kochtcheev, X. Yang, G. P. Wiederrecht, G. C. des Francs, A. S. Bisht, S. Jradi, R. Caputo, H. V. Demir, R. D. Schaller, J. Plain, A. Vial, X. W. Sun*, and R. Bachelot, "Two-Color Single Hybrid Plasmonic Nanoemitters with Real Time Switchable Dominant Emission Wavelength," Nano Letters, vol. 15, pp. 7458-7466, 2015.
  2. Y. Zhao, S. T. Tan, H. V. Demir, and X. W. Sun*, "Highly stable and high power efficiency tandem organic light-emitting diodes with transition metal oxide-based charge generation layers," Organic Electronics, vol. 23, pp. 70-75, 2015.
  3. Y. Gao, T. Van Duong, X. Zhao, Y. Wang, R. Chen, E. Mutlugun, K. E. Fong, S. T. Tan, C. Dang, X. W. Sun*, H. Sun, and H. V. Demir, "Observation of polarized gain from aligned colloidal nanorods," Nanoscale, vol. 7, pp. 6481-6486, 2015.
  4. X. Yang, E. Mutlugun, Y. Zhao, Y. Gao, K. S. Leck, Y. Ma, L. Ke, S. T. Tan, H. V. Demir, and X. W. Sun, "Solution Processed Tungsten Oxide Interfacial Layer for Efficient Hole-Injection in Quantum Dot Light-Emitting Diodes," Small, vol. 10, pp. 247-252, 2014.
  5. X. Yang, K. Dev, J. Wang, E. Mutlugun, C. Dang, Y. Zhao, S. Liu, Y. Tang, S. T. Tan, X. W. Sun*, and H. V. Demir, "Light Extraction Efficiency Enhancement of Colloidal Quantum Dot Light-Emitting Diodes Using Large-Scale Nanopillar Arrays," Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 24, pp. 5977-5984, 2014.
  6. J. Wang, L. Zhang, L. Yu, Z. Jiao, H. Xie, X. W. Lou, and X. W. Sun*, "A bi-functional device for self-powered electrochromic window and self-rechargeable transparent battery applications," Nature Communications, vol. 5, 2014.
  7. X. Yang, Y. Tang, S. T. Tan, M. Bosman, Z. Dong, K. S. Leck, Y. Ji, H. V. Demir, and X. W. Sun, "Facile Synthesis of Luminescent AgInS2–ZnS Solid Solution Nanorods," Small, vol. 9, pp. 2689-2695, 2013.
  8. X. Yang, D. Zhao, K. S. Leck, S. T. Tan, Y. X. Tang, J. Zhao, H. V. Demir, and X. W. Sun*, "Full Visible Range Covering InP/ZnS Nanocrystals with High Photometric Performance and Their Application to White Quantum Dot Light-Emitting Diodes," Advanced Materials, vol. 24, pp. 4180-4185, 2012.
  9. S. W. Liu, Y. Divayana, X. W. Sun*, Y. Wang, K. S. Leck, and H. V. Demir, "Improved performance of organic light-emitting diodes with MoO3 interlayer by oblique angle deposition," Optics Express, vol. 19, pp. 4513-4520, 2011.
  10. T. Erdem, S. Nizamoglu, X. W. Sun*, and H. V. Demir, "A photometric investigation of ultra-efficient LEDs with high color rendering index and high luminous efficacy employing nanocrystal quantum dot luminophores," Optics Express, vol. 18, pp. 340-347, 2010.
  11. J. Dai, C. X. Xu, and X. W. Sun*, "ZnO-Microrod/p-GaN Heterostructured Whispering-Gallery-Mode Microlaser Diodes," Advanced Materials, vol. 23, pp. 4115-+, 2011.
  12. R. Chen, B. Ling, X. W. Sun*, and H. D. Sun, "Room Temperature Excitonic Whispering Gallery Mode Lasing from High-Quality Hexagonal ZnO Microdisks," Advanced Materials, vol. 23, pp. 2199-+, 2011.
  13. X. W. Sun*, J. Z. Huang, J. X. Wang, and Z. Xu, "A ZnO nanorod inorganic/organic heterostructure light-emitting diode emitting at 342 nm," Nano Letters, vol. 8, pp. 1219-1223, 2008.

Contact Information

Emial: sunxw@sustech.edu.cn

Research

Wide bandgap semiconductor materials and devices, organic electronics, electronic display technologies.


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1. Zhenghui Wu, Pai Liu, Wenda Zhang, Kai Wang, and Xiao Wei Sun*, "Development of InP Quantum Dot-Based Light-Emitting Diodes", ACS Energy Letters, vol. 5, pp. 1095−1106, 2020.

2. Zuoliang Wen, Chaojian Zhang, Ziming Zhou, Bing Xu, Kai Wang, Kie Leong Teo*, Xiao Wei Sun*, "Ultrapure Green Light-Emitting Diodes Based on CdSe/CdS Core/Crown Nanoplatelets", IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol. 56, pp. 3200106, 2020.

3. Bingxin Zhao, Xiaoli Zhang, Xue Bai, Hongcheng Yang, Shang Li, Junjie Hao, Haochen Liu, Rui Lu, Bing Xu, Liduo Wang, Kai Wang* and Xiao Wei Sun*, "Surface modification toward luminescent and stable silica-coated quantum dots color filter", SCIENCE CHINA Materials, vol. 62, pp. 1463–1469, 2019.

4. Haodong Tang, Jialin Zhong, Wei Chen, Kanming Shi, Guanding Mei, Yuniu Zhang, Zuoliang Wen, Peter Müller-Buschbaum, Dan Wu*, Kai Wang*, and Xiao Wei Sun*, "Lead Sulfide Quantum Dot Photodetector with Enhanced Responsivity through a Two-Step Ligand-Exchange Method", ACS Appl. Nano Mater., vol. 2, pp. 6135−6143, 2019.

5. Xiangwei Qu, Nan Zhang, Rui Cai, Bonan Kang*, Shuming Chen, Bing Xu, Kai Wang, and Xiao Wei Sun*, "Improving blue quantum dot light-emitting diodes by a lithium fluoride interfacial layer", Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 114, pp. 071101, 2019.

6. Nan Zhang, Haodong Tang, Kanming Shi, Weigao Wang, Weiqiao Deng, Bing Xu, Kai Wang*, and Xiao Wei Sun*, "High-performance all-solution-processed quantum dot near-infrared-to-visible upconversion devices for harvesting photogenerated electrons", Appl. Phys. Lett. vol. 115, pp. 221103, 2019.

7. Ziming Zhou, Kai Wang*, Zhe Zhang, Chaojian Zhang, Haochen Liu, Yang Zhang, Zuoliang Wen, Shang Li, Junjie Hao, Bing Xu, Stephen John Pennycook, Kie Leong Teo*, and Xiao Wei Sun*, "Highly Polarized Fluorescent Film Based on Aligned Quantum Rods by Contact Ink-Jet Printing Method", IEEE Photonics Journal, vol. 11, pp. 2200211, 2019.

8. Wenda Zhang, Weidong Zhuang*, Ronghui Liu, Xianran Xing, Xiangwei Qu, Haochen Liu, Bing Xu, Kai Wang, and Xiao Wei Sun*, "Double-Shelled InP/ZnMnS/ZnS Quantum Dots for Light-Emitting Devices", ACS Omega, vol. 4, pp. 18961−18968, 2019.

9. Rui Cai, Xiangwei Qu, Haochen Liu, Hongcheng Yang, Kai Wang, and Xiao Wei Sun*, "Perovskite Light-Emitting Diodes Based on FAPb1−xSnxBr3 Nanocrystals Synthesized at Room Temperature", IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, vol. 18, pp. 1050-1056, 2019.

10. Yijie Yang, Chaojian Zhang, Xiangwei Qu, Wenda Zhang, Mikita Marus, Bing Xu, Kai Wang, and Xiao Wei Sun*, "High Quantum Yield Colloidal Semiconducting Nanoplatelets and High Color Purity Nanoplatelet QLED", IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, vol. 18, pp. 220-225, 2019.

11. M. Marus, A. Hubarevich, W. J. Fan, H. Wang, A. Smirnov, K. Wang,

H. Huang*, and X. W. Sun*, "Optical haze of randomly arranged silver nanowire transparent conductive films with wide range of nanowire diameters", AIP Advances vol. 8, pp. 035201, 2018.

12. Xiaoli Zhang, Weigao Wang, Bing Xu, Haochen Liu, Huafeng Shi, Haitao Dai, Xinhai Zhang, Shuming Chen*, Kai Wang*, and Xiao Wei Sun*, "Less-Lead Control toward Highly Efficient Formamidinium-Based Perovskite Light-Emitting Diodes", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, vol. 10, pp. 24242−24248, 2018.

13. Wenda Zhang, Weidong Zhuang*, Xianran Xing*, Bing Xu, Dan Wu, Haochen Liu, Kai Wang*, Ronghui Liu and Xiao Wei Sun*, "Alloyed multi-shell quantum dots with tunable dual emission", J. Mater. Chem. C, vol. 6, pp. 11280-11286, 2018.

14. Xiaoli Zhang, Huafeng Shi, Rui Cai, Wenda Zhang, Haochen Liu, Yue Yang, Haitao Dai, Xinhai Zhang, Kai Wang, and Xiao Wei Sun*, "Formamidinium-Based Quasi-2D Perovskite Nanoplates With Dimensionally Tuned Optical Properties", IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, vol. 17, pp. 1165-1170, 2018.

15. Xiaoli Zhang, Weigao Wang, Bing Xua, Sheng Liu, Haitao Daic, Dun Biand, Shuming Chen*, Kai Wang*, Xiao Wei Suna*, "Thin film perovskite light-emitting diode based on CsPbBr3 powders and interfacial engineering", Nano Energy, vol.37, pp. 40-45, 2017.

16. X. Zhou, J. Wenger, F. N. Viscomi, L. Le Cunff, J. Beal, S. Kochtcheev, X. Yang, G. P. Wiederrecht, G. C. des Francs, A. S. Bisht, S. Jradi, R. Caputo, H. V. Demir, R. D. Schaller, J. Plain, A. Vial, X. W. Sun*, and R. Bachelot, "Two-Color Single Hybrid Plasmonic Nanoemitters with Real Time Switchable Dominant Emission Wavelength," Nano Letters, vol. 15, pp. 7458-7466, 2015.

17. Y. Zhao, S. T. Tan, H. V. Demir, and X. W. Sun*, "Highly stable and high power efficiency tandem organic light-emitting diodes with transition metal oxide-based charge generation layers," Organic Electronics, vol. 23, pp. 70-75, 2015.

18. Y. Gao, T. Van Duong, X. Zhao, Y. Wang, R. Chen, E. Mutlugun, K. E. Fong, S. T. Tan, C. Dang, X. W. Sun*, H. Sun, and H. V. Demir, "Observation of polarized gain from aligned colloidal nanorods," Nanoscale, vol. 7, pp. 6481-6486, 2015.

19. X. Yang, E. Mutlugun, Y. Zhao, Y. Gao, K. S. Leck, Y. Ma, L. Ke, S. T. Tan, H. V. Demir, and X. W. Sun, "Solution Processed Tungsten Oxide Interfacial Layer for Efficient Hole-Injection in Quantum Dot Light-Emitting Diodes," Small, vol. 10, pp. 247-252, 2014.

20. X. Yang, K. Dev, J. Wang, E. Mutlugun, C. Dang, Y. Zhao, S. Liu, Y. Tang, S. T. Tan, X. W. Sun*, and H. V. Demir, "Light Extraction Efficiency Enhancement of Colloidal Quantum Dot Light-Emitting Diodes Using Large-Scale Nanopillar Arrays," Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 24, pp. 5977-5984, 2014.

21. J. Wang, L. Zhang, L. Yu, Z. Jiao, H. Xie, X. W. Lou, and X. W. Sun*, "A bi-functional device for self-powered electrochromic window and self-rechargeable transparent battery applications," Nature Communications, vol. 5, 2014.

22. X. Yang, Y. Tang, S. T. Tan, M. Bosman, Z. Dong, K. S. Leck, Y. Ji, H. V. Demir, and X. W. Sun, "Facile Synthesis of Luminescent AgInS2–ZnS Solid Solution Nanorods," Small, vol. 9, pp. 2689-2695, 2013.

23. X. Yang, D. Zhao, K. S. Leck, S. T. Tan, Y. X. Tang, J. Zhao, H. V. Demir, and X. W. Sun*, "Full Visible Range Covering InP/ZnS Nanocrystals with High Photometric Performance and Their Application to White Quantum Dot Light-Emitting Diodes," Advanced Materials, vol. 24, pp. 4180-4185, 2012.

24. S. W. Liu, Y. Divayana, X. W. Sun*, Y. Wang, K. S. Leck, and H. V. Demir, "Improved performance of organic light-emitting diodes with MoO3 interlayer by oblique angle deposition," Optics Express, vol. 19, pp. 4513-4520, 2011.

25. T. Erdem, S. Nizamoglu, X. W. Sun*, and H. V. Demir, "A photometric investigation of ultra-efficient LEDs with high color rendering index and high luminous efficacy employing nanocrystal quantum dot luminophores," Optics Express, vol. 18, pp. 340-347, 2010.

26. J. Dai, C. X. Xu, and X. W. Sun*, "ZnO-Microrod/p-GaN Heterostructured Whispering-Gallery-Mode Microlaser Diodes," Advanced Materials, vol. 23, pp. 4115-+, 2011.

27. R. Chen, B. Ling, X. W. Sun*, and H. D. Sun, "Room Temperature Excitonic Whispering Gallery Mode Lasing from High-Quality Hexagonal ZnO Microdisks," Advanced Materials, vol. 23, pp. 2199-+, 2011.

28. X. W. Sun*, J. Z. Huang, J. X. Wang, and Z. Xu, "A ZnO nanorod inorganic/organic heterostructure light-emitting diode emitting at 342 nm," Nano Letters, vol. 8, pp. 1219-1223, 2008.

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