Dr ZHOU Nanjia
Assistant Professor



EA-07-15
Contact: +65-6601-7230

Nanjia Zhou is an assistant professor in mechanical engineering at National University of Singapore (NUS). He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Materials Science and Engineering under the supervision of Prof. Tobin J. Marks and Prof. Robert P. H. Chang. Nanjia earned the highest graduate student level award from the Materials Research Society (MRS), its Graduate Student Award. Selected as one of the eight recipients of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Postdoctoral Fellowship, he worked with Prof. Jennifer A. Lewis at Harvard University from 2015 to 2018. In April 2018, he joined NUS as an assistant professor. His current research focuses on 3D printing functional materials for soft and hybrid electronics. He has published over 45 peer-reviewed articles with a total citation of >2450, 2 book chapters, and 3 patents pending or granted.

Qualification
Ph.D. Northwestern University, USA
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, USA

Research Interests
3D Printing
Soft and hybrid electronics
Photonics
Soft robots
Link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=jZhLrpMAAAAJ&hl=en

Selected Publications
PUBLICATIONS
Total citation >2450, h-index: 23.
1 in Nat. Photon., 2 in PNAS, 6 in Adv. Mater., 8 in JACS, 2 in Adv. Energy Mater., 1 in Adv. Electron. Mater. 1 in Adv. Funct. Mater. 1 in Materials Today. 1 in Nature under second round revision.

[1] N. Zhou*, C. Liu*, (* equal authorship) J. A. Lewis, D. Ham, “Gigahertz Electromagnetic Structures via Direct Ink Writing for Radio-Frequency Oscillator and Transmitter Applications” Adv. Mater. 2016, 1605198. (IF = 19.791)

[2] N. Zhou, A. Facchetti, “Naphthalenediimide (NDI) polymers for all-polymer photovoltaics” Materials Today, invited review, accepted. (IF = 21.695) (DOI: 10.1016/j.mattod.2018.02.003)

[3] X. Guo*, N. Zhou*, (* equal authorship) S. J. Lou, J. Smith, D. B. Tice, J. W. Hennek, R. P. Ortiz, J. T. L. Navarrete, S. Li, J. Strzalka, L. X. Chen, R. P. H. Chang, A. Facchetti, T. J. Marks, “Polymer Solar Cells with Enhanced Fill Factors” Nat. Photon. 2013, 7, 825. (IF = 37.852)

[4] N. Zhou*, M-G. Kim*, (* equal authorship) S. Loser, J. Smith, H. Yoshida, X. Guo, C. K. Song, H. Jin, S-M. Yoon, A. J. Freeman, R. P. H. Chang, A. Facchetti, T. J. Marks, “Amorphous Oxide Alloys as Interfacial Layers with Broadly Tunable Electronic Structures for Organic Photovoltaic Cells”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2015, 112, 7987. (IF = 9.661)

[5] N. Zhou, A. S. Dudnik, T.I.N.G. Li, T. Aldrich, P. Guo, E. F. Manley, Z. Chen, X. Yu, L. X. Chen, R. P. H. Chang, M. O. de la Cruz, A. Facchetti, T. J. Marks, “All-Polymer Solar Cell Performance Optimized via Systematic Molecular Weight Tuning of Both Donor and Acceptor Polymers”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 1240. (IF = 13.858)

[6] N. Zhou, D. B. Buchholz, G. Zhu, X. Yu, H. Lin, A. Facchetti, T. J. Marks, R. P. H. Chang, “Ultraflexible Polymer Solar Cells Using Amorphous Zinc−Indium−Tin Oxide Transparent Electrodes” Adv. Mater. 2014, 26, 1098. (Front Cover) (IF = 19.791)

[7] N. Zhou*, X. Guo*, (* equal authorship) R. P. Ortiz, T. Harschneck, E. F. Manley, S. J. Low, P. E. Hartnett, X. Yu, N. E. Horwitz, P. M. Burrezo, T. J. Aldrich, J. T. L. Navarrete, M. R. Wasielewski, L. X. Chen, R. P. H. Chang, A. Facchetti, T. J. Marks “Marked Consequences of Systematic Oligothiophene Catenation in Thieno[3,4-c]pyrrole-4,6-dione and Bithiopheneimide Photovoltaic Copolymers”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 12565. (IF = 13.858)

[8] N. Zhou, H. Lin, S. J. Lou, X. Yu, P. Guo, E. F. Manley, S. Loser, P. Hartnett, H. Huang, M. R. Wasielewski, L. X. Chen, R. P. H. Chang, A. Facchetti, T. J. Marks, “Morphology‐Performance Relationships in High‐Efficiency All‐Polymer Solar Cells” Adv. Energy Mater. 2014, 4, 1300785. (IF = 16.721)

[9] N. Zhou*, K. Prabakaran*, B. Lee*, (* equal authorship) M. R. Butler, P. Guo, A. Timalsina, B. Harutyunyan, M. J. Bedzyk, M. A. Ratner, S. Vegiraju, S. L. Yau, R. P. H. Chang, A. Facchetti, M.-C. Chen, T. J. Marks, “Metal-Free Tetrathienoacenes (TTAs) based Organic Sensitizers for High Performance Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells”. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 4414. (IF = 13.858)

[10] N. Zhou*, X. Guo*, (* equal authorship) R. P. Ortiz, S. Li, S. Zhang, R. P. H. Chang, A. Facchetti, T. J. Marks, “Bithiophene Imide and Benzodithiophene Copolymers for Efficient Inverted Polymer Solar Cells” Adv. Mater. 2012, 24, 2242. (Frontispiece) (IF = 19.791)

[11] N. Zhou, S. Vegiraju, K. Prabakaran, E. Manley, X. Yu, M. Butler, W. Zhao, M. A. Ratner R. P. H. Chang, A. Facchetti, T. J. Marks, M.-C. Chen, “Diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) Functionalized Tetrathienothiophene (TTA) Small Molecules for Organic Thin Film Transistors and Organic Photovoltaic Cells” J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 8932. (IF = 5.256)

[12] N. Zhou, B. Lee, A. Timalsina, X. Yu, H. Lin, A. Facchetti, R. P. H. Chang, T. J. Marks, “Cross-linkable Organic Semiconducting Hole Transport Material for Iodide-Free Dye Sensitized Solar Cells”, J. Phys. Chem. C. 2014, 118, 16967. (IF = 4.536)

[13] X. Guo*, N. Zhou*, (* equal authorship) S. J. Lou, J. W. Hennek, R. Ponce Ortiz, M. R. Butler, P.-L. T. Boudreault, J. Strzalka, P.-O. Morin, M. Leclerc, J. T. López Navarrete, M. A. Ratner, L. X. Chen, R. P. H. Chang, A. Facchetti, T. J. Marks, “Bithiopheneimide–Dithienosilole/Dithienogermole Copolymers for Efficient Solar Cells: Information from Structure–Property–Device Performance Correlations and Comparison to Thieno [3, 4-c] pyrrole-4, 6-dione Analogues” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 18427. (IF = 13.858)

[14] X. Yu, J. Smith, N. Zhou, L. Zeng, P. Guo, Y. Xia, S. Aghion, H. Lin, J. Yu, R. P. H. Chang, M. J. Bedzyk, R. Ferragut, T. J. Marks, A. Facchetti, “Spray-Combustion Synthesis. Efficient Solution Route to High-Performance Oxide Transistors”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 2015, 112, 3217. (IF = 9.661)

[15] X. Yu, L. Zeng, N. Zhou, P. Guo, F. Shi, D. B. Buchholz, J. Yu, V. P. Dravid, R. P. H. Chang, M. J. Bedzyk, T. J. Marks, A. Facchetti, “Ultra-Flexible “Invisible” Thin Film Transistors Enabled by Metal Oxide/Polymer Blends as the Channel Layers” Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 2390. (IF = 19.791)

[16] B. Lee, C. C. Stoumpos, N. Zhou, F. Hao, C. D. Malliakas, C.-Y. Yeh, T. J. Marks, M. G. Kanatzidis, R. P. H. Chang “Air Stable Molecular Semiconducting Iodosalts for Solar Cell Applications: Cs2SnI6, as a Hole Conductor”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 15379. (IF = 13.858)

[17] C. K. Song, K. Luck, N. Zhou, L. Zeng, E. F. Manley, H. M. Heitzer, S. Goldman, M. C. Hersam, R. P. H. Chang, M. J. Bedzyk, L. X. Chen, M. A. Ratner, “Supersaturated Self-Assembled Charge Selective Interfacial Layers for Organic Solar Cells” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 17762. (IF = 13.858)

[18] P. E. Hartnett, A. Timalsina, H. S. S. R. Matte, N. Zhou, X. Guo, R. P. H. Chang, M. C. Hersam, M. R. Wasielewski, T. J. Marks “Slip-Stacked Perylenediimides as an Alternative Strategy for High Efficiency Non-Fullerene Acceptors in Organic Photovoltaics”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 16345. (IF = 13.858)
[19] H. Huang, N. Zhou, R. P. Ortiz, Z. Chen, S. Loser, S. Zhang, X. Guo, J. Casado, J. López Navarrete, X. Yu, A. Facchetti, T. J. Marks, “Alkoxy‐Functionalized Thienyl‐Vinylene Polymers for Field‐Effect Transistors and All‐Polymer Solar Cells” Adv. Funct. Mater. 2014, 24, 2782. (IF = 12.12)

[20] B. Wang, X. Yu, P. Guo, W. Huang, L. Zeng, N. Zhou, L. Chi, M.J. Bedzyk, R.P.H.
Chang, T.J. Marks, “Solution-Processed All-Oxide Transparent High-Performance Transistors Fabricated by Spray-Combustion Synthesis”, Adv. Electron. Mater., 2016, 2, 1500427.

[21] H.-C. Liao, T.L.D. Tam, P. Guo, Y. Wu, E.F. Manley, W. Huang, N. Zhou, C.M.M. Soe, B. Wang, M.R. Wasielewski, L.X. Chen, M.G. Kanatzidis, A. Facchetti, R.P.H. Chang, T.J. Marks, “Dopant-Free Hole Transporting Polymers for High Efficiency, Environmentally Stable Perovskite Solar Cells”, Adv. Energy Mater., 2016, 6, 1600502. (IF = 16.721)

[22] F. Hao, C. C. Stoumpos, P. Guo, N. Zhou, T. J. Marks, R. P. H. Chang, M. G. Kanatzidis, “Solvent-Mediated Crystallization of CH3NH3SnI3 Films for Heterojunction Depleted Perovskite Solar Cells” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 11445. (IF = 13.858)

[23] L. Zhang, L. Zhang, T. Yang, L. Shen, Y. Fang, L. Dang, N. Zhou, X. Guo, Z. Hong, Y. Yang, H. Wu, J. Huang, Y. Liang, “Toward Highly Sensitive Polymer Photodetectors by Molecular Engineering”, Adv. Mater. 27, 6496. (IF = 19.791)

[24] A. Takai, Z. Chen, X. Yu, N. Zhou, T. J. Marks, A. Facchetti, “Annulated Thienyl-Vinylene-Thienyl Building Blocks for π-Conjugated Copolymers: Ring Dimensions and Isomeric Structrue Effects on π-Conjugation Length and Charge Transport” Chem. Mater., 2016, 28, 5772. (IF = 9.466)

[25] B. Eckstein, F. Melkonyan, N. Zhou, E.Manley, J. Smith, A. Timalsina, R.P.H. Chang, L.X. Chen, A. Facchetti, T.J. Marks, “Buta-1,3-diyne Based π-Conjugated Polymers for Organic Transis-tors and Solar Cells”, Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 1430. (IF = 5.835)

[26] T.J. Aldrich, M. Leonardi, A. S. Dudnik, N. D. Eastham, B. Harutyunyan, T.J. Fauvell, E.F. Manley, N. Zhou, M.R. Butler, T. Harschneck, M. A. Ratner, L.X. Chen, M.J. Bedzyk, R.P.H. Chang, F.S. Melkonyan, A. Facchetti, T.J. Marks, “Improved Fill Factor through Chalcogenide Side Chain Modification in Small Molecule Organic Photovoltaics” ACS Energy Lett. 2017, 2, 2415.

[27] S. Loser, S. J. Lou, B. Savoie, B. Carson, A. Timalsina, M. Leonardi, T. Harschneck, R. Turrisi, N. Zhou, C. Stern, A. Sarjeant, A. Facchetti, R.P.H. Chang, S. Stupp, M.A. Ratner, L.X. Chen, T.J. Marks, “Systematic Evaluation of Structure-Property Relationships in Heteroacene - Diketopyrrolopyrrole Molecular Donors for Organic Solar Cells”, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017, 5, 9217. (IF = 5.256)

[28] T. Harschneck, N. Zhou, E. Manley, S. J. Lou, X. Yu, M. R. Butler, A. Timalsina, R. Turrisi, L. X. Chen, R. P. H. Chang, A. Facchetti, T. J. Marks, “Substantial Photovoltaic Response and Morphology Tuning in Benzo[1,2-b:6,5-b′]dithiophene (bBDT) Molecular Donors” Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 4099. (IF = 6.319)

[29] X. Yu, N. Zhou, J. Smith, H. Lin, K. Stallings, J. Yu, T. Marks, A. Facchetti, “Synergistic Approach to High-Performance Oxide Thin Film Transistors Using a Bilayer Channel Architecture” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2013, 5, 7983. (IF = 7.504)

[30] X. Yu, N. Zhou, S. Han, H. Lin, D. B. Buchholz, J. Yu, R. P. H. Chang, T. Marks, A. Facchetti. “Flexible Spray-Coated TIPS-pentacene Organic Thin-Film Transistors as Ammonia Gas Sensors” J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013, 1, 6532. (IF = 5.256)

[31] L. Zhang, N. Zhou, B. Wang, C. Liu, G. Zhu, “Fabrication of Fe3O4/PAH/PSS@Pd Core–Shell Microspheres by Layer-by-Layer Assembly and Application in Catalysis”, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2014, 421, 1. (IF = 4.233)

[32] J. Zhang, X. Li, J. Lu, N. Zhou, P. Guo, B. Lu, X. Pan, Z. Ye, “Water Assisted Oxygen Absorption on the Instability of Amorphous InAlZnO Thin-Film Transistors” RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 3145. (IF = 3.108)

[33] J. Zhang, J. Lu, Q. Jiang, B. Liu, X. Pan, L. Chen, Z. Ye, X. Li, P. Guo, N. Zhou, “Stability of Amorphous InAlZnO Thin-Film Transistors” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 2014, 32, 010602. (IF = 1.573)

[34] G. Zhu, P. Guo, H. Sun, Z. Sun, Q. Zhang, S. Li, N. Zhou, L. Pan, “CdS Sensitized Nanocrystalline TiO2 Films by Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis Deposition for Quantum Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells” Nanosci Nanotechnol Lett. 2014, 6, 1.

[35] G. Zhu, L. Zhang, Q. Zhang, N. Zhou “Screen-Printed Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes Film as a Counter Electrode for High Efficiency Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells” Nanosci Nanotechnol Lett. 2014, 6, 588.

[36] J. Zhou, Y. Hao, X. Yu, N. Zhou, H. Lin, “High-Performance and Operationally Stable Organic Thin-Film Transistors Using Bi-Buffer Layers with Low-Cost Electrodes” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 2013, 46, 385104.

[37] W. Wang, X. Zou, N. Zhou, G. Zhu, G. Wang, Z. Peng, “Synthesis of Ultralong Si3N4 Nanowires by a Simple Thermal Evaporation Method” Rare Met. 2013, 32, 186.

[38] T. Lv, G. Zhu, L. Pan, H. Sun, X. Liu, N. Zhou, Z. Sun, “Enhanced Performance of CdS Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells by Low Temperature Vacuum Annealing” Nanosci Nanotechnol Lett. 2013, 5, 277.

[39] G. Zhu, L. Pan, H. Sun, X. Liu, T. Lv, N. Zhou, Z. Sun, “Enhanced Performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells by Graphene-Incorporated Nanocrystalline TiO2 Films”
Nanosci Nanotechnol Lett. 2013, 5, 154.

[40] N. Zhou, C. Blatchley, C. Ibeh, “Design and Construction of a Novel Rotary Magnetostrictive Motor”, J. Appl. Phys. 2009, 7, 105. (IF = 2.068)

[41] M. Singh, N. Zhou, D.K. Paul, K.J. Klabunde, “IR Spectral Evidence of Aldol Condensation: Acetaldehyde Adsorption over TiO2 Surface”, J. Catal. 2008, 260, 371. (IF = 6.921)

[42] N. Zhou, A. Beyle, C. Ibeh, “Thermal Viscoelastic Analysis of 3D Fabric Nanocomposites”, Adv. Mater. Res. 2008, 47, 1133.

[43] C. Ibeh, N. Zhou, and A. Beyle, “Lightweight nanocomposite hierarchical structures for blast mitigation”, Society of Plastic Engineers, Plastic Research Online, June 20, 2010.

Several more in press.