2016 - Present                  Doctor of Philosophy, Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

                                          University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2013 - 2016                       Master of Engineering, Materials Engineering

                                          Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

2009 - 2013                       Bachelor of Science, Materials Chemistry 

                                          Tianjin University, Tianjin, China


  1. Zhang, Y.; Ouyang, S.; Yu, Q.; Li, P.; Ye, J., Modulation of sulfur partial pressure in sulfurization to significantly improve the photoelectrochemical performance over the Cu2ZnSnS4 photocathode. Chemical Communications, 51.74 (2015) 14057-14059 

  2. Zhang, Y.; Huang, J.; Yan, C.; Sun, K.; Cui, X.; Liu, F.; Liu, Z.; Zhang, X.; Liu, X.; Stride, J. A., High open-circuit voltage CuSbS2 solar cells achieved through the formation of epitaxial growth of CdS/CuSbS2 hetero-interface by post-annealing treatment, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 27.1 (2019) 37-43 

  3. Liu, X.; Zhang, Y.; Shi, L.; Liu, Z.; Huang, J.; Yun, J. S.; Zeng, Y.; Pu, A.; Sun, K.; Hameiri, Z., Exploring Inorganic Binary Alkaline Halide to Passivate Defects in Low-Temperature-Processed Planar-Structure Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells, Advanced Energy Materials, 8.20 (2018) 1800138 

  4. Yan, C.; Huang, J.; Sun, K.; Johnston, S.; Zhang, Y.; Sun, H.; Pu, A.; He, M.; Liu, F.; Eder, K., Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells with over 10% power conversion efficiency enabled by heterojunction heat treatment, Nature Energy, 3.9 (2018) 764 

  5.  Li, Y.; Ouyang, S.; Xu, H.; Wang, X.; Bi, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Ye, J., Constructing solid-gas-interfacial fenton reaction over alkalinized-C3N4 photocatalyst to achieve apparent quantum yield of 49% at 420 nm, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138.40 (2016) 13289-13297

  6. Cui, X., Sun, K., Huang, J., Yun, J.S., Lee, C.Y., Yan, C., Sun, H., Zhang, Y., Xue, C., Eder, K., Yang, L., Cd-Free Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell with an efficiency greater than 10% enabled by Al2O3 passivation layers, Energy & Environmental Science, 12.9 (2019) 2751-2764 

  7. Cui, X.; Sun, K.; Huang, J.; Lee, C.-Y.; Yan, C.; Sun, H.; Zhang, Y.; Liu, F.; Hossain, M. A.; Zakaria, Y., Enhanced Heterojunction Interface Quality To Achieve 9.3% Efficient Cd-Free Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cells Using Atomic Layer Deposition ZnSnO Buffer Layer, Chemistry of Materials, 30.21  (2018) 7860-7871

  8. Sun, K.; Liu, F.; Huang, J.; Yan, C.; Song, N.; Sun, H.; Xue, C.; Zhang, Y.; Pu, A.; Shen, Y., Flexible kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells with sodium-doped molybdenum back contacts on stainless steel substrates, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells,182 (2018) 14-20