Network Activities:

Lab. visits:

Xiaotao Hao from Shandong is visiting the University of Melbourne during August.

Mengna Yu is visiting Dave Dunstan’s laboratory during August.

Yifan Bo from Nanjing visited the UML during July.

Xiaotao Hao hosted a Workshop at Shandong University that was attended by Prof. Ken Ghiggino, A/Prof. Trevor Smith, Prof. Dave Dunstan, Prof. Ann Roberts, Dr. Wallace Wong, Prof. Paul Mulvaney, Dr. Gerry Wilson, Sept. 25-30, 2016

Peng Zeng visited Shandong University, August, 2016

Weilong Xu from Shandong University visited the UoM School of Chemistry Jan. 8th – Feb. 4th.

Collaborative projects:

Prof. Jun Liu and Dr Wallace Wong have exchanged materials for the fabrication of thin film solar cell devices. Some preliminary results were obtained in July 2016.

Network workshop:

Graduate House, University of Melbourne, Jan. 27th-29th, 2016 attended by:

  • Prof. Ken Ghiggino
  • A/Prof. Trevor Smith
  • Prof. Siva Umapathy (IISc, Bangalore)
  • Prof. Debabrata Goswami (IIT Kanpur)
  • Prof. Xiaotao Hao (Shandong University)
  • Soumendra Bandyopadhyay (IIT Kanpur, India)
  • Prof. Feng Chen (Shandong Uni.)
  • Prof. Linghai Xie (Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)
  • Prof. Jun Liu, (Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, China)
  • Gerry Wilson (CSIRO)
  • Peng Zeng (UoM)
  • Weilong Xu (Shandong Uni. China)
  • Hamid Soleimaninejad (UoM)
  • Paul Geraghty(UoM)
  • Prof. Dave Dunstan (UoM)
  • James Banal(UoM)
  • Prof. Paul Mulvaney (UoM)
  • Dr. Wallace Wong (UoM)
  • Prof. Jonathan White (UoM)
  • Dr. Jegadesan Subbiah (UoM)
  • A/Prof. Jian Zhou (Hangzhou Normal University)
  • Dr. Yuning Hong (UoM)

The workshop included a tour of the Ultrafast & Microspectropscopy Labs. in the School of Chemistry

Lab. visits:

Trevor Smith visited the Goswami laboratories at IIT Kanpur, March, 2016 and the Hao laboratories at Shandong, November, 2015.

Joint publications:

  • F. Zheng, X.-Y. Yang, P.–Q. Bi, M.– S. Niu, C.–K. Lv, L., Feng, X.–T. Hao and K.P. Ghiggino, “Improved compatibility of DDAB-functionalized graphene oxide with a conjugated polymer by isocyanate treatment”, RSC Adv., 7, 17633-17639 (2017)
  • F. Zheng, X.–Y. Yang, P.-Q. Bi, M. –S. Niu, C.-K. Lv, L. Feng, W. Qin, Y.–Z. Wang, X.-T. Hao and K.P. Ghiggino, “Poly(3-hexylthiophene) coated graphene oxide for improved performance of bulk heterojunction polymer solar cells”, Org. Electron., 44, 149-158 (2017)
  • J.L. Banal, B. Zhang, D.J. Jones, K.P. Ghiggino and W. W. H. Wong, “Emissive molecular aggregates and energy migration in luminescent solar concentrators”, Acc. Chem. Res., 50, 49-57 (2017)
  • W.-L. Xu, P. Zeng, B. Wu, F. Zheng, F. Zhu, T.A. Smith, K.P. Ghiggino and X.-T. Hao, “Effects of processing solvent on the photophysics and nanomorphology of poly (3-butylthiophene) nanowires:PCBM blends”, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 7, 1872−1879 (2016)