DR. PENGFEI ZHANG
2011-2015 PhD of Photovoltaic Engineering,
School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering UNSW, Sydney, Australia
2005-2009 Bachelor of Engineering,
School of Materials Science & Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China
Apr.2018 - Research Associate at UNSW
Synthesis of new class of photovoltaic materials with admantine structures for high-efficiency solar cells
Fabrication of thin films and development of device structures suitable for the new material system
Feb.2016 - Feb.2017, Research Associate at Dartmouth College, USA
3D printing of high-resolution (~10 mm) inorganic, inorganic/organic hybrid and organic monoliths with functionalized structures and moieties
Design and synthesis of polymer hydrogels that can be used in additive manufacturing (3D printing) to achieve functional monoliths.
Equipment manager for nScrypt 3D printer, TA TRIOS rheometer, and tube furnaces.
Oct.2014 - May 2015, Research Assistant and Associate at UNSW
Design and fabrication of quantum dots (PbS and Si) solar cell
Atomic layer deposition of TiO2 layer in quantum dots solar cells
Performance and stability tests of solar cells
Mar.2009 - Dec.2010, Research Assistant at Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Fabrication of nano-scale wrinkling patterns via photolithography and Au sputtering.
Surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP).
Data processing and modeling of chain block co-polymerization in quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) sensing.
Mechanical device fabrication for ATRP on soft substrates.
Aug.2007 - June 2008, Research Assistant in State Key Laboratory at HUST, China
Fabrication of ZnO electrodes and assembly of relative gas sensors
Aug.2011 - Aug.2013, Tutor at UNSW for 5 semesters:
SOLA 2060, Introduction to Electronic Devices, teaching semiconductor device physics, hands-on direction for undergraduates to build fundamental electrical circuits
SOLA 2054, Applied Photovoltaics, demonstrating operational mechanism of solar cells and introducing device models for industrial Si solar cells
SOLA 2051, Project in Photovoltaics and Solar Energy, organize the undergraduate students to build a functional solar cell system and design relative controlling circuits
July 2007, Teaching assistant in 2007 America-HUST English Camp, China
organized two classes of 30 students for English learning
2014 UNSW International Postgraduate Award
2009 Huazhong University of Science & Technology Outstanding Graduate
X Liu, L Shi, J Huang, Z Liu, P Zhang , J S Yun, A M Soufiani, J Seidel, K Sun, Z Hameiri, J A Stride, Y Zhang, M. A. Green, H Lin and X Hao, Improvement of Cs‐(FAPbI3)0.85(MAPbBr3)0.15 Quality Via DMSO‐Molecule‐Control to Increase the Efficiency and Boost the Long‐Term Stability of 1 cm2 Sized Planar Perovskite Solar Cells. Sol. RRL, 2019, 3: 1800338.
L Li, P Zhang (equal contribution), Z Zhang, Q Lin, Y Wu, A Cheng, Y Lin, CM Thompson, RA Smaldone, C Ke, Hierarchical coassembly enhanced direct ink writing, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., VIP, 2018, 57, 5105-5109.
Y Liao, P Zhang, S Bremner, S Shrestha, S Huang, G Conibeer, Resonant Tunneling through Monolayer Si Colloidal Quantum Dots and Ge Nanocrystals, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2017, 27, 21, 1605348.
W Cao, L Yuan, R Patterson, X Wen, P C Tapping, T Kee, BP Veetil, P Zhang, Z Zhang, Q Zhang, P Reece, S Bremner, S Shrestha, G Conibeer, S Huang, Difference in hot carrier cooling rate between Langmuir–Blodgett and drop cast PbS QD films due to strong electron–phonon coupling, nanoscale, 2017, 9, 43, 17133-17142.
P Zhang*, Y Feng, X Wen, W Cao, R Anthony, U Kortshagen, G Conibeer and S Huang, Generation of hot carrier population in colloidal silicon quantum dots for high-efficiency photovoltaics, Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. Cell, 145, Part 3, 2016, 391-396.
W Cao, L Yuan, R Patterson, X Wen, PC Tapping, T Kee, BP Veetil, Q Zhang, P Zhang, S shrestha, G Conibeer, S Huang, Quantification of hot carrier thermalization in PbS colloidal quantum dots by power and temperature dependent photoluminescence spectroscopy, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 93, 90846-90855.
P Zhang*, Y Feng, R Anthony, U Kortshagen, G Conibeer, and S Huang, Size- dependent evolution of phonon confinement in colloidal Si nanoparticles. J. Raman Spectrosc. 2015, 46, 1110-1116.
X Wen, P Zhang, TA Smith, RJ Anthony, UR Kortshagen, P Yu, Y Feng, S Shrestha, G Conibeer, M Green and S Huang, Tunability Limit of Photoluminescence in Colloidal Silicon Nanocrystals. Scientific. Reports 2015, 5, 12469.
X Jia, P Zhang*, Z Lin, R Anthony, U Kortshagen, S Huang, BP Veettil, G Conibeer and IP Wurfl, Accurate determination of the size distribution of Si nanocrystals from PL spectra. RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 55119-55125.
S Lin, Y Feng, X Wen, P Zhang, S Woo, S Shrestha, G Conibeer and S Huang, Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of the Electronic Structure and Quantum Confinement of Wet-Chemistry Synthesized Ag2S Nanoparticles. J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119 (1), 867–872.
G Conibeer, S Shrestha, S Huang, R Patterson, H Xia, Y Feng, P Zhang, N Gupta, M Tayebjee, T Smyth, Y Liao, S Lin, P Wang, X Dai and S Chung, Hot carrier solar cell absorber prerequisites and candidate material systems. Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. Cells 2015, 135, 124-129.
H Xia, R Patterson, Y Feng, T Smyth, Y Liao, P Zhang, X Dai, N Gupta, X Wen, S Chung, X Jia, L Wu, Z Lin, BP Veettil, S Huang, S Shrestha and G Conibeer, Numerical calculation of optical phonon decay rate in InN/GaN MQW, IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 2014, 68 012009.
Y Feng, S Lin, X Wen, P Zhang, S Huang, S Shrestha, M Green and G Conibeer, Heterogeneous nano-particle array for the realization of the hot carrier solar cell. Proc. SPIE 8923, Micro/Nano Materials, Devices, and Systems, 2013, 89231J.
P Zhang*, S Huang, G Conibeer, Fabrication of two-dimensional close-packed arrays of colloidal silicon nanoparticles via Langmuir-Blodgett Deposition. C Optoelectr Micro 2012, 181-182.
Z Li, S Zhang, P Zhang, D Yang, G Jin and H Ma, Surface initiated polymerization from integrated poly(dimethylsiloxane) enables crack-free large area wrinkle formation. Polym. Advan. Technol. 2012, 23, 1240-1245.
Y Zhu, B Lv, P Zhang, H Ma, Swelling induced Au-S bond breakage is determined by the molecular composition of surface tethered copolymers-carboxylated poly (OEGMA-r-HEMA). Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 9855-9857.
P Zhang, D Yang, Z Li, H Ma, Controlled wrinkle formation via bubble inflation strain engineering. Soft Matter 2010, 6, 4580-4584.