武汉理工大学王涛课题组
The Tao Wang Research Group

Tao Wang
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Prof. Tao Wang received a B.S. in Polymer Materials (2002) and an M.S. in Materials Science (2005). He obtained his Ph.D. in Soft Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Surrey (UK) in Feb. 2009, under the supervision of Prof. Joe Keddie. He then took a post-doc position in the same group until Oct. 2009 when he moved to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sheffield (UK), where he worked with Prof. Richard Jones, FRS and Prof. David Lidzey on organic solar cells. He was awarded funding from “Recruitment Program of Global Experts” (The Thousand Talents Plan) of China in 2013 and was appointed professor in the School of Materials Science & Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology (China). His research interests are optoelectronic devices, polymer physics and polymer materials.






Honors & Awards:


1.   Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, 2019


2.   Vice Chancellor's Young Achiever Award, University of Surrey, UK, 2017


3.   Recruitment Program of Global Experts (The Thousand Talents Plan), China, 2013


4.   Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, China Scholarship Council and the Ministry of Education, China, 2007


5.   Ian Macmillan Ward Prize, Polymer Physics Group, Institute of Physics, UK, 2007



Selective Publications:


1. Molecular order control of non-fullerene acceptors for high efficiency polymer solar cells. Wei Li, Mengxue Chen, Jinlong Cai, Emma K.L. Spooner, Huijun Zhang, Robert S. Gurney, Dan Liu, Zuo Xiao, David G. Lidzey, Liming Ding*, Tao Wang*. Joule 3: 819-833 (2019)


2. Fibrillization of non-fullerene acceptors enables 19% efficiency pseudo-bulk heterojunction organic solar cells. Donghui Li, Nan Deng, Yiwei Fu, Chuanhang Guo, Bojun Zhou, Liang Wang, Jing Zhou, Dan Liu, Wei Li, Kai Wang, Yanming Sun, Tao Wang*. Adv. Mater., 35: 2208211 (2023)


3. Tuning of the Interconnecting layer for monolithic perovskite/organic tandem solar cells with record efficiency exceeding 21%. Pang Wang, Wei Li, Oskar Sandberg, Chuanhang Guo, Rui Sun, Hui Wang, Donghui Li, Huijun Zhang, Shili Cheng, Dan Liu, Jie Min, Ardalan Armin, Tao Wang*. Nano Lett., 2021, 21: 7845-7854.


4. Cold-aging and solvent vapor mediated aggregation control toward 18% efficiency binary organic solar cells. Chuanhang Guo, Donghui Li, Liang Wang, Baocai Du, Zhi-Xi Liu, Ziqiu Shen, Pang Wang, Xue Zhang, Jinlong Cai, Shili Cheng, Cong Yu, Hui Wang, Dan Liu, Chang-Zhi Li, Tao Wang*. Adv. Energy Mater., 2021, 11: 2102000.


5. Chlorinated fullerene dimers for interfacial engineering toward stable planar perovskite solar cells with 22.3% efficiency. Hui Wang, Fabao Li, Pang Wang, Rui Sun, Wan Ma, Mengting Chen, Weiqiang Miao, Dan Liu*, Tao Wang*. Adv. Energy Mater., 2020, 10: 2000615.


6. Retarding the crystallization of a non-fullerene electron-acceptor for high performance polymer solar cells. Wei Li, Mengxue Chen, Zhuohan Zhang, Jinlong Cai, Huijun Zhang, Robert S. Gurney, Dan Liu, Jiangsheng Yu, Weihua Tang*, Tao Wang*. Adv. Funct. Mater., 29: 1807662 (2019)


7. A review of non-fullerene polymer soalr cells: From device physics to morphology control. Robert S. Gurney, David G. Lidzey, Tao Wang*. Rep. Prog. Phys., 82: 036601 (2019)


8. Ionic additive engineering toward high-efficiency perovskite solar cells with reduced grain boundaris and trap density. Feilong Cai, Yu Yan, Jiaxu Yao, Pang Wang, Hui Wang, Robert S. Gurney, Dan Liu*, Tao Wang*. Adv. Funct. Mater., 28: 1801985 (2018)


9. Contrasting effects of energy transfer in determining efficiency improvements in ternary polymer solar cells. Wei Li, Yu Yan, Yanyan Gong, Jinlong Cai, Feilong Cai, Robert S. Gurney, Dan Liu, Andrew J. Pearson, David G. Lidzey, Tao Wang*. Adv. Funct. Mater., 28: 1704212 (2018)


10. Conjugated-polymer blends for organic photovoltaics: Rational control of vertical stratification for high performance. Yu Yan, Xuan Liu, Tao Wang*.   Adv. Mater. 29: 1601674 (2017)


11. Light-soaking-free inverted polymer solar cells with an efficiency of 10.5% by compositional and surface modifications to a low-temperature-processed TiO2 electron-transport layer. Yu Yan, Feilong Cai, Liyan Yang, et al. Adv. Mater. 29: 1604044 (2017) (Journal Cover)


12. Recent progress and challenges of organometal halide perovskite solar cells. Liyan Yang, Alexander T Barrows, David G Lidzey*, Tao Wang*. Rep. Prog. Phys., 79: 026501 (2016)


13. Fabricating high performance, donor-acceptor copolymer solar cells by spray-coating in air. Tao Wang*, Nicholas W. Scarratt, Hunan Yi, Alan D. F. Dunbar, Andrew J. Pearson, Darren C. Watters, Tom S. Glen, Andrew C. Brook, James Kingsley, Alastair R. Buckley, Maximilian W. A. Skoda, Athene M. Donald, Richard A. L. Jones, Ahmed Iraqi, David G. Lidzey*. Adv. Energy Mater., 3: 505-512 (2013) (Journal Cover)


14. A molecular mechanism for toughening and strengthening waterborne nanocomposites. Tao Wang, Chun-Hong Lei, Dan Liu, Mihaela Manea, José M. Asua, Costantino Creton, Alan B. Dalton, Joseph L. Keddie. Adv. Mater., 20: 90-94 (2008)


15. Waterborne, nanocomposite pressure-sensitive adhesives with high tack energy, optical transparency, and electrical conductivity. Tao Wang, Chun-Hong Lei, Alan B. Dalton, Costantino Creton, Yi Lin, K. A. Shiral Fernando, Ya-Ping Sun, Mihaela Manea, José M. Asua, Joseph L. Keddie. Adv. Mater., 18: 2730-2734 (2006) (Editor’s Choice, Science, 314:1053, 2006)