Dr. Xiushang Xu, Postdoctoral Scholar
E-mail: xiushang.xu at

I was born in Shangdong, China in 1990, and received my Bachelor’s (2013) degree in Applied Chemistry at the University of Shandong. I then joined Professor Lixiang Wang's group at the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences and obtained my Ph.D. degree in January 2019. My dissertation was on the design, synthesis and optoelectronic properties of novel light-emitting and electron transport materials based on spirobisilafluorene as building block. The study involved the pursuit of new building blocks, synthesis of function-oriented molecules, modulation of energy-level alignment and optimization of device structures. In April 2019, I joined the Organic and Carbon Nanomaterials Unit as a postdoctoral scholar. I am also a guest scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany. My current research interest focuses on the bottom-up synthesis of novel nanocarbon materials with atomically precise structures for the elucidation of their optical and electronic properties and applications for optoelectronic devices and bioimaging. Outside of work, I like to experience local cultures and landscapes.




Dr. Zakaria Ziadi, Staff Scientist
E-mail: zakaria.ziadi at

I received my Ph.D. from the University of the Ryukyus in 2015. My research interest focuses on the effect of carbon-based nanomaterials on semiconducting micro devices and their applicability in gas sensing, bio sensing and energy applications.