Assoc. Prof. Wei Liu(Link)
School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Title: Developing functional inorganic-organic hybrid materials based on I-VII semiconductors for rare-earth free phosphors
Abstract: Over the past several decades, crystalline organic-inorganic hybrid materials, composed of standalone inorganic and organic moieties or modules blended at the atomic or molecular scale, have been extensively explored. Incorporating of both inorganic and organic components in a single crystal lattice, these materials have versatile structures and interesting/unique properties; thus, they are both fundamentally and technologically important. In the resulting hybrid structures, the integration of the inorganic modules and organic ligands combines the superiority of the excellent electronic, optical, magnetic, thermal, and mechanical properties of the inorganic compounds and the superior structural flexibility, lightweight, processability, and functionality of organic molecules with greatly enhanced structural, chemical and physical properties.
Dr. Wei Liu is currently an associate professor at Sun Yat-Sen University. He obtained his Ph.D. in the State University of New Jersey, USA. His research interests include the design, synthesis, characterization, functionalization, and optimization of solid-state inorganic-organic hybrid materials that possess interesting and unique properties potentially useful for solid-state lighting and functional coatings. He has published over 30 papers in top journals, including Journal of the American Chemical Society, Advanced Functional Materials, etc.