Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit (Yabing Qi)

Investigation on Energy Harvesting and Storage Devices with a Surface Science Approach

Challenges associated with energy supply and global warming have raised public awareness of the need to tap alternative “green” energy sources. Substantial research effort has been directed towards efficient and cost-effective energy harvesting devices. Many studies have shown that surfaces and interfaces are of paramount importance in such devices. Here in the Energy Materials and Surface Sciences (EMSS) unit, we are making concentrated effort to investigate relevant surfaces and interfaces with advanced experimental techniques, including scanning probe microscopy, photoemission spectroscopy, and charge transport measurements. The ultimate goal is two-fold: (1) development of innovative methodology and instrumentation for next-generation energy harvesting devices; and (2) fundamental understanding of structure-property relationship in organic and inorganic materials. see News, Research, Publications, Annual Reports, and Research Results Gallery.

Research Focus

  • Perovskite solar cells
  • Organic electronics
  • Structure-property relationships in organic and inorganic materials

Dr. Qi

Dr. Yabing Qi (戚亚冰)
Email: yabing.qi at

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Postdoc positions available (More Information):

  1. Li-ion battery;
  2. Perovskite LEDs;
  3. Scanning Tunneling Microscopy.


October 3 - 5, 2012
International Symposium on Organic Electronics

January 25 - 29, 2016
International Symposium on Functional Materials

November 27 - December 2, 2016
2016 MRS Fall Meeting - Symposium ES3, “Perovskite Solar Cell Research from Material Properties to Photovoltaic Function”

April 17 - 21, 2017
2017 MRS Spring Meeting - Symposium ES1, “Perovskite Solar Cells—Towards Commercialization” (Call for Papers)

November 26 - December 1, 2017
2017 MRS Fall Meeting - Symposium ES1, “Perovskite Materials and Devices—Progress and Challenges” (Call for Papers)

January 22 - 26, 2018
International Symposium on Energy Science and Technology