Zhiqun Lin is an Associate Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received the B.S. degree in Materials Chemistry from Xiamen University, Fujian, China in 1995, the Master degree in Macromolecular Science from Fudan University, Shanghai, China in 1998, and the PhD degree in Polymer Science and Engineering from UMass, Amherst in 2002.
He was a postdoctoral associate at UIUC. He joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University in 2004 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010. He moved to Georgia Institute of Technology in 2011.
His research interests include solar cells, conjugated polymers, semiconductor organic/inorganic nanocomposites, multifunctional nanocrystals, block copolymers, multi-arm star-like functional block copolymers, polymer blends, hierarchical structure formation and assembly, surface and interfacial properties, phase equilibrium and phase separation kinetics. He is a recipient of an NSF Career Award and a 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award. For more information, click on Nanostructured Functional Materials (NanoFM) research group website (http://nanofm.mse.gatech.edu/).
M.S., Macromolecular Science, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 1998
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(14). W. Han, M. Byun, B. Li, X. Pang, and Z. Lin*, “A Simple Route to Hierarchically Assembled Micelles and Inorganic Nanoparticles”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition (in press). (Selected as Hot Paper by the Editors).
(13). M. Ye, J. Gong, Y. Lai, C. Lin, and Z. Lin*, “High efficiency photoelectrocatalytic hydrogen generation enabled by palladium quantum dots sensitized TiO2 nanotube arrays”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134, 15720 (2012).
(12). M. He, J. Jung, F. Qiu, Z. Lin*, "Graphene-Based Transpant Flexible Electrodes for Polymer Solar Cells", Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22, 24254 (2012). (Invited Feature Article).
(11). Y. Jang, X. Xin, M. Byun, Y. Jiang, Z. Lin* and D. Kim, "An Unconventional Route to High-Efficiency Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells via Embedding Graphitic Thin Films into TiO2 Nanoparticle Photoanode", Nano Letters, 12, 479 (2012).
(10). L. Zhao and Z. Lin*, “Crafting semiconductor organic-inorganic nanocomposites via placing conjugated polymers in intimate contact with nanocrystals for hybrid solar cells”, Advanced Materials, 24, 4353 (2012) (Invited Review) (featured on Inside Front Cover of Advanced Materials).
(9). M. He, J. Ge, Z. Lin, X. Wang, H. Lu, Y. Yang, and F. Qiu, “Thermopower enhancement in conducting polymer nanocomposites via carrier energy scattering at organic/inorganic semiconductor interface”, Energy & Environmental Science, 5, 8351 (2012).
(8). S. W. Kwon, T. Y. Kim, W. K. Park, H. Kim, Y. Kim, Z. Lin, K. S. Suh, D. H. Yoon, and W. S. Yang, “Large-scale patterning by the roll-based evaporation-induced self-assembly“, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22, 22844 (2012).
(7). H. Z. Guo, Y. Mudryk, M. I. Ahmad, X. C. Pang, L. Zhao, M. Akinc, V. K. Pecharsky, N. Bowler, Z. Lin, and X. Tan, “Structure evolution and dielectric behavior of polystyrene-capped barium titanate nanoparticles”, Journal of Materials Chemistry (accepted).
(6). J. Liu, H. Guo, X. Pang, X. Tan, M. Akinc, Z. Lin, N. Bowler,"Dynamics of polystyrene-b-poly(methylmethacrylate) (PS-b-PMMA) diblock copolymers and PS/PMMA blends: a dielectric study”, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids (accepted).
(5). J. Wang and Z. Lin*, “Dye-sensitized TiO2 nanotube solar cells: rational structural and surface engineering on TiO2 nanotubes”,Chemistry - An Asian Journal, 7, 2754 (2012). (Invited Focus Review) (featured on the Frontispiece of Chemistry - An Asian Journal.).
(4). X. Xin, J. Wang, W. Han, M. Ye and Z. Lin*, "Dye-sensitized solar cells based on a nanoparticle/nanotube bilayer structure and their equivalent circuit analysis", Nanoscale, 4, 964 (2012).
(3). M. Ye, D. Vennerberg, C. Lin, and Z. Lin*, "Nanostructured TiO2 architectures for environmental and energy applications", Journal of Nanoscience Letters, 2, 1 (2012). (Invited Review) (featured on Cover of Journal of Nanoscience Letters).
(2). M. Ye, H. Liu, C. Lin, and Z. Lin*, “Hierarchical Rutile TiO2 Flower Clusters Based High Efficiency Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells via Direct Hydrothermal Growth on Conducting Substrates", Small (accepted).
(1). W. Han and Z. Lin*, "Learning from "Coffee Rings": Ordered Structures Enabled by Controlled Evaporative Self-Assembly",Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 51, 1534 (2012). (Invited Review).
(24) X. Xin, M. He, W. Han, J. Jung, and Z. Lin*, “Low-cost CZTS counter electrodes for high-efficiency dye sensitized solar cells”,Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 50, 11739 (2011). (selected as Very Important Paper (VIP) of Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.).
(23) M. Ye, X. Xin, C. Lin, and Z. Lin*, “High efficiency dye-sensitized solar cells based on hierarchically structured nanotubes”, Nano Letters, 11, 3214 (2011).
(22) X. Pang, L. Zhao, C. Feng, and Z. Lin*, "Novel amphiphilic multi-arm, star-kike coil-rod diblock copolymers via a combination of click chemistry with living polymerization", Macromolecules, 44, 7176 (2011).
(21) X. Xin, M. Scheiner, M. Ye and Z. Lin*, "Surface-treated TiO2 nanoparticles for dye-sensitized solar cells with remarkably enhanced performance", Langmiur, 27, 14594 (2011).
(20) M. He, F. Qiu, and Z. Lin*, “Conjugated rod-coil and rod-rod block copolymers for photovoltaic applications”, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 17039 (2011) (invited Feature Article; featured on Front Cover of J. Mater. Chem. (issue 43)).
(19) L. Zhao and Z. Lin*, “Self-assembly of non-linear polymers at the air/water interface: effect of molecular architecture”, Soft Matter,7, 10520 (2011) (invited Review; featured on Front Cover of Soft Matter (issue 22)).
(18) J. Wang, D. Vennerberg and Z. Lin*,“Quantum dots sensitized solar cells“, Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanomanufacturing, 1, 155 (2012) (invited Review).
(17) A.Bhuwalka, F. Mike, M. He, J. Intemann, T. Nelson, D. Ewan, A. Roggers, Z. Lin, M. Jeffries-EL, "Quaterthiophene-Benzobisazole Copolymers for Photovoltaic Cells: Effect of Heteroatom Placement and Substitution on the Optical and Electronic Properties", Macromolecules, 44, 9611 (2011).
(16) W. Han, M. Byun, and Z. Lin*, “Assembling and Positioning Latex Nanoparticles via Controlled Evaporative Self-Assembly”,Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 16968 (2011)
(15) M. He, W. Han, J. Ge, Y. L. Yang, F. Qiu, and Z. Lin*, “High efficiency all-conjugated poly(3-alkylthiophene) diblock copolymer-based bulk heterojunction solar cells with controlled molecular organization and nanoscale morphology”, Energy & Environmental Science, 4, 2894 (2011).
(14) J. Wang, X. Xin, and Z. Lin*, “Cu2ZnSnS4 nanocrystals and graphene quantum dots for photovoltaics”, Nanoscale, 3, 3040 (2011) (invited Feature Article).
(13) S. Kwon, T. Kim, Y. Kim, K. Suh, Z. Lin, D. Yoon, and W. Yang, “Micropatterns of reduced graphene oxide (RG-O) platelets crafted by self-assembled template“, Soft Matter, 7, 6811 (2011).
(12) M. He, W. Han, J. Ge, W. Yu, Y. L. Yang, F. Qiu, and Z. Lin*, “Annealing effects on the photovoltaic performance of all-conjugated poly(3-alkylthiophene) diblock copolymer-based bulk heterojunction solar cells”, Nanoscale, 3, 3159 (2011).
(11) C. Wang, K. Xie, L. Sun, M. Wang, Z. Lin, and C. Lin, “Room temperature one-step synthesis of the microarrays of N-doped flower-like anatase TiO2 composed of well-defined multilayer nanoflakes by Ti anodization”, Nanotechnology, 22, 305607 (2011).
(10) X. Pang, L. Zhao, M. Akinc, and Z. Lin*, “Novel amphiphilic multi-arm, star-like block copolymers as unimolecular micelles”,Macromolecules, 44, 3746 (2011).
(9) L. Zhao, X. Pang, R. Adhikary, J. Petrich, M. Jeffries-EL, and Z. Lin*, “Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposites by Placing Conjugated Polymers in Intimate Contact with Quantum Rods”, Advanced Materials, 23, 2844 (2011) (featured on Frontispiece of Adv. Mater.(July 5, 2011; issue 25).
(8) W. Han, M. Byun, L. Zhao, J. Rzayev, and Z. Lin*, “Controlled Evaporative Self-Assembly of Hierarchically Structured Bottlebrush Block Copolymer with Nanochannels”, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21,14248 (2011).
(7) M. Byun, W. Han, B. Li, S. Hong, J. Cho, Q. Zou, and Z. Lin*, “Guided organization of λ-DNA into microring arrays from liquid capillary bridge”, Small, 7, 1641 (2011).
(6) E. A. Stefanescu, X. Tan, Z. Lin, N. Bowler and M. R. Kessler, “Fiberglass reinforced PMMA-ceramic structural composites for multifunctional capacitor applications”, Polymer, 52, 2016 (2011).
(5) S. W. Kwon, M. Byun, Z. Lin*, and W. S. Yang, “Simple route to ridge optical waveguide fabricated via controlled evaporative assembly”, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 5230 (2011).
(4) K. Schlichting, T. M. Copeland-Johnson, M. Goodman, R. J. Lipert, T. O. McKinley, Z. Lin, J. A. Martin, T. Prozorov, X. Liu, and S. Mallapragada, “Synthesis of a novel photopolymerized nanocomposite hydrogel for treatment of acute mechanical damage to cartilage”,Acta Biomaterialia, 7, 3094 (2011).
(3) S. Pattnaik, K. Swain, S. Mallick, and Z. Lin, "Effect of casting solvent on crystallinity of ondansetron in transdermal films”,International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 406, 106 (2011).
(2) D. Vennerberg and Z. Lin*, “Upconversion nanocrystals: synthesis, properties, assembly and applications”, Science of Advanced Materials, 3, 26 (2011) (invited Review; Publisher: American Scientific Publisher) (featured on Cover of Sci. Adv. Mater.).
(1) L. Zhao, X. Pang, R. Adhikary, J. Petrich, and Z. Lin*, “Semiconductor anisotropic nanocomposites obtained by directly coupling conjugated polymers with quantum rods”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 50, 3958 (2011) (featured on Inside Front Cover of Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (Apr 18, 2011; issue 17)).