News:

-May, 3,2017, Our collaboration work "A Scalable Indium Phosphide Thin-Film Nanophotonics Platform for Photovoltaic and Photoelectrochemical Devices" is accepted by ACS Nano.

-March, 22,2017, Congratulations to Deep for being conferred with the Ist Runner Up Prize in the 3MT Thesis Presentation organized by the School of Engineering, HKUST.

-March, 22,2017, Congratulations to Airan for his paper "ZnO Quantum Dots Decorated Zn2SnO4 Nanowire Heterojunction Photodetectors with Drastic Performance Enhancement and Flexible Ultraviolet Image Sensors" being accepted by ACS Nano.

-Jan,27,2017, Congratulations to Mahdi's paper " High Quality Organohalide Lead Perovskite Films Fabricated with Layer-by-Layer Alternting Vacuum Deposition for High Efficiency Photovoltaics" being accepted by Materials Chemistry Frontiers.

-Dec. 29, 2019, Congratulations to our previous postdoc Dr. Yongcai Qiu (丘勇才博士) being enlisted in the prestigious "The Thirteenth Round of National Young 1000 Talents Plan" ("第十三批国家青年千人计划")

 

-Dec. 24, 2017, Congratulations to Aashir for his paper "Lead-free Perovskite Nanowire Array Photodetectors with Drastically Improved Stability in Nanoengineering Templates" being accepted by Nano Letters.


-Dec. 22, 2016, Our collaboration paper "Electric Field Enhanced 3D Scalable Low-Voltage Nano-spike Electroporation System" is accepted by Sensors and Actuators A: Physical.

-Dec. 14, 2016, Congratulations to Alex, Hoi, Chaky and Larry for winning "Yeung Wing Yee Entrepreneur Fund".

-Dec. 7, 2016, Congratulations to David for winning "Best Student Presentation Award" in ECS PRIME 2016 Honolulu.

-Dec 6, 2016, Congratulations to Shabeeb, Aashir and Mahdi for their paper " Fabrication of CuFe2O4α-Fe2O3 Composite Thin Films on FTO coated glass and 3-D Nanospike Structures for Efficient Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting"

-Dec 5, 2016, Congratullations to Mahdi for being accepted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for exchange research.

-Nov. 23, 2016, Congratulations to Airan for his Advanced Materials paper being published as a front cover paper (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.v28.44/issuetoc)

-Aug. 23, 2016, Our collaboration paper "Broadband Omnidirectional Light Detection in Flexible and Hierarchical ZnO/ Si Heterojunction Photodiodes" is accepted by Nano Research.

--Aug. 01, 2016, Congratulations to Leilei (Airan)for his paper "Three-dimensional Arrays of Lead Halide Perovskite Nanowire Based Image Sensors with 1K Pixels" being accepted by Advanced Materials.

--June 19, 2016, Congratulations to Xuzhou (Sam) for his paper "Integrated Flexible, Waterproof,Transparent and Self-Powered Tactile Sensing Panel" being accepted by ACS Nano.

-- June 11, 2016, Congratulations to Xuzhou Jiang (Sam) for passing his PhD thesis defence.

--June 3, 2016, Congratulations to the great achievement of Hoi, Alex, Chaky and Larry for winning three prizes in "The 6th Annual One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition" at HKUST. The prizes are "Innovation Prize", "President's Prize" and "Student Team Prize". This is the 2nd time Prof. Fan's team won One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition at HKUST.

--April 15, 2016, Congratulations to Mahdi for being accepted by UCLA as an exchange research student.

-- Mar. 16, 2016, Prof. Fan won HKUST SENG "Young Investigator Award".

-- Mar. 1, 2016, Congratulations to Mahdi for his being awarded "Overseas Research Award for PhD Students" by HKUST.

-- Feb. 21, 2016, Congratulations to Ethan and Mahdi for their paper "High Performance Thin Film Solar Cells on Plastic Substrates with Nanostructure-Enhanced Flexibility" being accepted to Nano Energy.

-- Feb. 3, 2016, Congratulations to Mahdi for his paper "High Efficiency and Stable Perovskite Solar Cell Using ZnO/rGO QDs as an Electron Transfer Layer" being accepted toAdvanced Materials Interfaces.

-- Jan. 19, 2016, Congratulations to Mahdi for his paper "Efficient, Flexible and Mechanically Robust Perovskite Solar Cells on Inverted Nanocone Plastic Substrates" being accepted to Nanoscale.

--Jan. 14, 2016, Congratulations to Airan for passing his PhD thesis defence.

--Oct. 21, Angela delivered two oral presentations at the 228th ECS meeting in Phoenix, AZ, USA.

--Aug. 18, 2015, Congratulations to Mohammad for his paper "Highly Efficient Flexible Perovskite Solar Cell with Anti-reflection and Self-cleaning Nanostructures" being accepted to ACS Nano.

--Prof. Fan is awarded by Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) as one of the top 1% of highly cited authors in the RSC journals in 2014.

--Aug. 8, 2015, Congratulations to Mohammad for his paper "Fabrication of efficient planar perovskite solar cells using a one-step chemical vapor deposition method" being accepted to Scientific Reports.

--Our paper "Flexible Photovoltiac Technologies" is among the top 30 most accessed articles in Journal of Materials Chemistry C in 2014.

(http://pubs.rsc.org/en/journals/articlecollectionlanding?sercode=tc&themeid=663457d4-5e2a-45ce-8225-625d982ef948)

--Apr. 7, 2015, Mahdi presents his poster "Planar Perovskite Solar Cells using one step Chemical Vapour Deposition" in MRS meeting in San Francisco.

--Apr. 3, 2015, Congratulations to George, his paper "Highly Flexible and Transferable Supercapacitors with Ordered Three-dimensional MnO2/Au/MnO2 Nanospikes Arrays" is accepted to Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

--Jan. 26, 2015, Congratulations to Xiaofang (Rachel) for her passing PhD thesis defense.

--Sept. 10, 2014, Congratulations to Mark, his paper " Large scale, Flexible and Three-dimensional Quasi-ordered Aluminum Nanospikes for Thin Film Photovoltaics with Omnidirectional Light Trapping and Optimized Electrical Design" is accepted to Energy & Environmental Science.

--Aug. 30, 2014, Congratulations to Rachel, her paper "A fast-response/recovery ZnO hierarchical nanostructure based gas sensor with ultra-high room-temperature output response" is accepted to Sensors & Actuators B: Chemical.

--Aug. 18, 2014, Welcome Yuanjing (Angela) Lin and Daquan (David) Zhang join us as PhD students. And welcome Kwong Hoi Tsui joins us as an MPhil student.

--July. 15, 2014, our collaboration paper "Three-dimensional Hexagonal Fluorine-doped Tin Oxide Nanocone Array: A Superior Light Harvesting Electrode for High Performance Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting" is accepted to Energy & Environmental Science.

--June 26, 2014. Congratulations to Ethan for his passing PhD thesis defense. He will be the first PhD student graduate from our group.

--May 30, 2014, Congratulations to Ethan, his paper "Inverted Nanocone-Based Thin Film Photovoltaics with Omnidirectionally Enhanced Performance" is accepted to ACS Nano

-- Apr. 30, 2014, Congratulations to Brian, Airan and Gabriel, our paper "All Printable Band-edge Modulated ZnO Nanowire Photodetectors with Ultra-High Detectivity" is accepted to  Nature Communications.

-- Our Nano Letters paper "Efficient Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting with Ultrathin films of Hematite on Three-Dimensional Nanophotonic Structures" is among top 20 most downloaded papers for March.

-- Mar. 7, 2014, Yongcai and Mark's paper "Efficient Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting with Ultra-thin film of Hematite on Three-dimensional Nanophotonic Structures" is accepted to Nano Letters.

-- Mar. 5, 2014, our collaboration paper "Single InAs Nanowire Room-Temperature Near-Infrared Photodetectors" is accepted to ACS Nano.

-- Mar. 2, Prof. Fan joins editorial board of NPG Scientific Reports.

-- Mar. 1, 2014, Ethan's abstract is accepted to European MRS meeting.

-- Feb. 18, our work is reported in SPIE News, "Reducing reflection losses in solar cells".

-- Feb. 11, 2014, Mark's paper "Roll-to-roll fabrication of large scale and regular arrays of three-dimensional nanospikes for high efficiency and flexible photovoltaics" was accepted to Nature Publishing Group Scientific Reports.

-- Feb. 7, 2014, our collaboration paper "Viability of Using Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals as Luminescent Down-Shifting Layers to Enhance the Efficiency of Thin-Film CdTe/CdS and Crystalline Si Solar Cells" was accepted to The Journal of Physical Chemistry C.

-- Jan. 07, Yongcai's paper "Three-dimensional metal/oxide nanocone arrays for high-performance electrochemical pseudocapacitors" was accepted to Nanoscale.

-- Dec. 19, 2013, our collaboration paper “High-performance UV-visible-NIR organic-inorganic hybrid photodetectors based on PCBM:Cd3P2 nanowire on rigid and flexible substrates” was accepted to ACS Nano.

-- Dec. 10, 2013, our collaboration paper “Scalable Integration of Indium Zinc Oxide/Photosensitive Nanowires Composite Thin Film Transistors for Transparent Multicolor Photodetectors Array on Glass” was accepted to Advanced Materials.

-- Nov. 28, 2013, Hoi and Ethan's paper “Low-cost, Flexible and Self-Cleaning Three-Dimensional Anti-reflection Nanocone Arrays for High Efficiency Photovoltaics” was accepted to Advanced Materials.

-- Nov. 5, 2013, congratulations to Bo Hua for his smooth graduation.

--Oct. 29, 2013, Ethan gave an oral presentation in the 224th Electrochemical Society Meeting, San Francisco, USA, on his work "Programmable Three-Dimensional Nanophotonic Structures for Thin-film Photovoltaic Applications".

--Oct. 26, 2013, Our collaboration paper "Tailoring surface plasmons of high-density gold nanostar assemblies on metal films for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy" was accepted to Nanoscale.

--Ivy and Ethan got the Research Travel Grant for their ECS conference in San Francisco.

--Aug. 30, 2013, Rachel's paper "Self-Gating Effect Induced Large Performance Improvement of ZnO Nanocomb Gas Sensors" was accepted to ACS Nano.

--August 19, 2013, Congratulations to Gimpel for passing his MPhil thesis defense.

--August 15, 2013, Congratulations to Mark for passing his MPhil thesis defense.

--June 5, 2013, Mark and Prof. Fan together with 3 MBA students won the 1st place prize in HKUST One Million Dollars Entrepreneurship Competition.

-- June 5, 2013, Our collaboration paper “Performance Enhancement of Thin-Film Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells with Low-cost Nanodent Plasmonic Substrates” was accepted to Energy and Environmental Science.

-- June 4, 2013, Airan's paper “In-situ Doping Control and Electrical Transport Investigation of Single and Arrayed CdS Nanowires” was accepted to Nanoscale.

-- May 30, 2013, Ethan's paper “Programmable Nanoengineering Templates for Fabrication of Three-Dimensional Nanophotonic Structures” was accepted to Nanoscale Research Letters.

-- May 16, 2013, Prof. Fan was interviewed by Phoenix TV(凤凰卫视) about new solar cell technologies.

-- 6-9 May, Ethan won the first place poster prize in International Workshop “Photonics of Functional Nanomaterials” , organized by City University of Hong Kong.

-- May 1, 2013, Prof. Fan starts to serve as an Assistant Editor for Nanoscale Research Letters.

-- Apr. 2, 2013, Gimpel (Bo Hua) present his poster "Shape Engineering of Nanostructures from Nanowires to Nanocones for Efficient Light Harvesting" in 2013 Spring MRS meeting in San Francisco.

-- Mar. 19, 2013, Congratulations to Gimpel for acceptance of his Nano Energy paper "Rational Geometrical Design of Multi-diameter Nanopillars for Efficient Light Harvesting ".

-- Feb. 25, 2013, Our paper "Recent advances in solar cells based on one-dimensional nanostructure arrays" is one of the "Top 25 most-read" Nanoscale article for year of 2012.

-- Feb. 18, 2013, Congratulations to Ethan, Gimpel, Mark and Kent for acceptance of their ACS Nano paper "Efficient Light Absorption with
Integrated Nanopillar Nanowell Arrays for Three-Dimensional Thin-Film Photovoltaic Applications".

-- Our paper "Nanomaterials and nanostructures for efficient light absorption and photovoltaics" is among the most Cited Nano Energy Articles in 2012, Feb. 10, 2013.

-- Congratulations to Matthew for passing his Mphil thesis examination, Jun. 12, 2012.

-- Congratulations to Mark, Matthew, Ethan, Ronald and Airan for acceptance of their Nano Letters paper "Efficient Photon Capturing with Ordered Three-dimensional Nanowell Arrays", May 29, 2012.

-- Congratulations to our former exchange student, Jason, for being admitted to EECS department, UC Berkeley as a PhD student. Mar. 24, 2012.

-- Congratulations to Mark for being awarded "HKUST Research Travel Grant" for attending MRS Spring conference at San Francisco, Mar. 8, 2012.

-- Congratulations to Brian for acceptance of his ACS Nano paper, Feb. 27, 2012.

-- Josh joined us as a summer exchange student from  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jun. 18th, 2012.

-- Congratulations to Matthew and Samantha for being admitted to Columbia University and University of California, Los Angeles as PG students.

-- Matthew passed MPhil thesis defense, June 11th, 2012.

-- Congratulations to Mark, Matthew, Ethan, Ronald and Airan for acceptance of their Nano Letters paper "Efficient Photon Capturing with Ordered Three-dimensional Nanowell Arrays", May 29th, 2012.

-- Dr. Liu joined us, Apr. 2nd, 2012

--- Congratulations to our former exchange student, Jason, for being admitted to EECS department, UC Berkeley as a PhD student, Mar. 24, 2012.

--- Congratulations to Mark for being awarded "HKUST Research Travel Grant" for attending MRS Spring conference at San Francisco, Mar. 8, 2012

--- Congratulations to Brian for acceptance of his ACS Nano paper, Feb. 27th, 2012

--- Dr. Fu joined us, Feb. 17th, 2012

--- Congratulations to Prof. Fan, Mark, Matthew, and Ethan for "Outstanding Paper Award" at International Conference on Advanced Electromaterials, 2011 Nov. 7~10 at Jeju, Korea, Dec. 12, 2011

-- Prof Fan, Ethan and Matthew had a lunch meeting with father of photonic crystal, Prof. Eli Yablonovitch from UC Berkeley, Nov. 22, 2011

--- Congratulations to Rachel, Ronald, Ethan, Mark and Diaz for acceptance of their ACS Nanopaper, Oct. 24th, 2011

--- Congratulations to Rachel, Ethan and Mark for acceptance of their Nano Energy paper, Oct. 17th, 2011

--- Ph. D student Xi LIU joined us, Aug. 22th, 2011

--- Ph. D student Leilei GU joined us, Aug. 15th, 2011

--- Ph. D student Qingfeng LIN gave a talk on “Fabrication of Ultra-large Pitch Perfect Ordered Anodic Alumina Membrane” at The 19th International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering, Shanghai, Jul. 27th, 2011

--- Ph. D student Mark Leung gave a talk on “Optical Absorption Of Three-Dimensional Nanoporous Structures” at The 19th International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering, Shanghai, Jul. 27th, 2011

--- Ph. D student Miao YU gave a talk on "Asian Science and Technology Pioneering Institutes of Research and Education" at 2011 ASPIRE League and was awarded for "Best Presentation Prize", Seoul, Jul. 8th, 2011

--- Ronald (Kwonglung Ching) joined us as an ITF intern student, June, 2011

--- FYP students, Judy, Yen, Plom, Syrus, Sunny graduated in June, 2011

--- Ph. D student Qingfeng LIN took part in the conference ICCE-19 in Shanghai, Jul. 24th, 2011

--- Ph. D student Mark LEUNG took part in the conference ICCE-19 in Shanghai, Jul. 24th, 2011

--- Dr. Yunze LONG went back to Tsingdao University, May. 27th, 2011

--- Ph. D student Miao YU joined us, Feb. 7th, 2011

--- Second group dinner held on Dec. 23th, 2010

--- First visit to CityU, Oct. 23th, 2010

--- First group dinner held on Sep. 14th, 2010

--- Group website is up online, Sept. 13th, 2010

--- Dr. Rui YU joined us, Sept. 10th, 2010

--- Exchange student from Tshinghua, Sen LIN, joined us, Aug. 27th, 2010

--- Ph. D student Qingfeng LIN joined us, Aug. 26th, 2010

--- Ph. D student Mark LEUNG joined us, Aug. 26th, 2010

--- First group meeting held on Jun. 24th, 2010

--- Group website is up online, June 14th, 2010

--- Dr. Yunze LONG joined FAN lab, June 1st, 2010

--- Prof. Zhiyong FAN joined HKUST, May 3rd, 2010

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