Abstract：Chemistry is experiencing a paradigm shift to embrace functions emerging from complexity such as nanostructured materials, interfaces, etc. In this talk, I will highlight some of our recent results in understanding, interfacing and assembling different solution-processed processed nanomaterials for efficient solar energy conversion. One of the current challenges in engineering solar energy conversion devices is to understand the component nanostructure - function relationship, akin to the bond-property relationship but at a higher level.
Biography：Shihe Yang received his B.S. in Chemistry from Sun Yat-Sen University in China and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry in 1988 (with the Nobel Laureate Prof. Richard E. Smalley). He did post-doctoral research at Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Toronto (with the Nobel Laureate Prof. John C. Polanyi) before joining the faculty at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where he is currently a full professor. His research interests include chemistry and physics of finite systems, clusters, nanomaterials, and energy conversion. He and coworkers made contributions to the understanding and development of cluster science, fullerenes/metallofullerenes, novel nanomaterials chemistry, new generation solar cells, and other energy conversion devices. He is an author/co-author of over 460 international journal publications and ~8 patents with over 16,500 citations (h-index > 70). His scientific research has been recognized by, among others, the State Natural Science Awards for the last consecutive two years. He is currently an editorial board member of several international journals including ChemNanoMat (VCH-Wiley), Sustainable Energy (Hans Publishers), International Journal of Nanotechnology (Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.), etc.