Name:CUI Chaohua

Soochow University, 199 Ren-ai Rd., Suzhou, 215123, P.R.China

Tel: +86-512-65883671


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08/2011-08/2014     Ph.D.   Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong Baptist University

09/2009-07/2011     M.S.    Beijing University of Chemical Technology

09/2005-07/2009     B.S.    Beijing Institute of Technology


Working Experience

10/2014-Present    College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University


Research Interests

1. Rational Design of Conjugated Polymers and Small Molecules for Organic Solar Cells

2. Organic Photovoltaic Device Fabrication and Testing


Recent Publication

1. Chaohua Cui, Wai-Yeung Wong*, and Yongfang Li*, “Improvement of Open-Circuit Voltage and Photovoltaic Properties of 2D-Conjugated Polymers by Alkylthio Substitution”, Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, 7, 2276–2284. (Highlighted as the Inside Cover)


2. Chaohua Cui,  Xi Fan,  Maojie Zhang,  Jing Zhang,  Jie Min, and Yongfang Li*, “A D–A copolymer of dithienosilole and a new acceptor unit of naphtho[2,3-c]thiophene-4,9-dione for efficient polymer solar cells”, Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 11345–11347.


3. Chaohua Cui,# Jie Min,# Cheuk-Lam Ho*, Tayebeh Ameri, Pei Yang, Jianzhang Zhao, Christoph J. Brabec*, and Wai-Yeung Wong*, “A new two-dimensional oligothiophene end-capped with alkyl cyanoacetate groups for highly efficient solution-processed organic solar cells”, Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 4409–4411. (#Equal contribution)


4. Chaohua Cui,  Haijun Fan,  Xia Guo,  Maojie Zhang,  Youjun He,  Xiaowei Zhan, and Yongfang Li*, “Synthesis and photovoltaic properties of D–A copolymers of benzodithiophene and naphtho[2,3-c]thiophene-4,9-dione” Polym. Chem. 2012, 3, 99–104.


5. Chaohua Cui, Yeping Sun, Zhi-Guo Zhang, Maojie Zhang, Jing Zhang, and Yongfang Li*, “Effect of branched side chain on the physicochemical and photovoltaic properties of poly(3-hexylthiophene) isomers”, Macromol. Chem.  Phys. 2012, 213, 2267–2274.


6. Chaohua Cui*, Yunye Zhang, Wallace C. H. Choy*, Hua Li, and Wai-Yeung Wong*, “Metallated conjugation in small-sized-molecular donors for solution-processed organic solar cells”, Sci. China Chem. 2015, 58, 347–356.


7. Jing-De Chen,# Chaohua Cui,# Yan-Qing Li*, Lei Zhou, Qing-Dong Ou, Chi Li, Yongfang Li*, and Jian-Xin Tang*, “Single-Junction Polymer Solar Cells Exceeding 10% Power Conversion Efficiency”, Adv. Mater. 2014, 27, 1035-1041. (#Equal contribution)


8. Xia Guo,  Chaohua Cui,  Maojie Zhang,  Lijun Huo,  Ye Huang,  Jianhui Hou*, and Yongfang Li*, “High efficiency polymer solar cells based on poly(3-hexylthiophene)/indene-C70 bisadduct with solvent additive”, Energy Environ. Sci. 2012, 5, 7943–7949.


9. Xi Fan, Chaohua Cui, Guojia Fang*, Jinzhao Wang, Songzhan Li, Fei Cheng, Hao Long, and Yongfang Li*, “Efficient Polymer Solar Cells Based on Poly(3-hexylthiophene):Indene-C70 Bisadduct with a MoO3 Buffer Layer”,  Adv. Funct. Mater. 2012, 22, 585–590.


10. Yeping Sun, Chaohua Cui, Haiqiao Wang*, and Yongfang Li*, “Efficiency Enhancement of Polymer Solar Cells Based on Poly(3-hexylthiophene)/Indene-C70 Bisadduct via Methylthiophene Additive”, Adv. Energy Mater. 2011, 1, 1058–1061.


11. Yeping Sun, Chaohua Cui, Haiqiao Wang, and Yongfang Li*, “High-Efficiency Polymer Solar Cells Based on Poly(3-pentylthiophene) with Indene-C70 Bisadduct as an Acceptor”, Adv. Energy Mater. 2012, 2, 966–969.


12. Chih-Yu Chang, Cheng-En Wu, Shih-Yung Chen, Chaohua Cui, Yen-Ju Cheng, Chain-Shu Hsu*, Yuh-Lin Wang*, and Yongfang Li “Enhanced Performance and Stability of a Polymer Solar Cell by Incorporation of Vertically Aligned, Cross-Linked Fullerene Nanorods”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 9386–9390.


13. Bo Peng, Xia Guo, Chaohua Cui, Yingping Zou, Chunyue Pan, and Yongfang Li*, “Performance improvement of polymer solar cells by using a solvent-treated poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) buffer layer”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2011. 98, 243308.


14. Zhan’ao Tan*, Liangjie Li, Chaohua Cui, Yuqin Ding, Qi Xu, Shusheng Li, Deping Qian, and Yongfang Li*, “Solution-Processed Tungsten Oxide as an Effective Anode Buffer Layer for High-Performance Polymer Solar Cells”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2012116, 18626–18632.


15. Xia Guo, Maojie Zhang*, Chaohua Cui, Jianhui Hou*, and Yongfang Li*, “Efficient Polymer Solar Cells Based on Poly(3-hexylthiophene) and Indene-C60 Bisadduct Fabricated with Non-Halogenated Solvents”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2014, 6, 8190–8198.


16. Zhan'ao Tan*,  Wenqing Zhang,  Chaohua Cui,  Yuqin Ding, Deping Qian,  Qi Xu,  Shusheng Li,  Liangjie Li, and Yongfang Li*, “Solution-processed vanadium oxide as hole collection layer on ITO electrode for high-performance polymer solar cells”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2012, 14, 1458914595.


17. Maojie Zhang, Yeping Sun, Xia Guo, Chaohua Cui, Youjun He, and Yongfang Li*, “Synthesis and Characterization of Dioctyloxybenzo[1,2-b:4,3-b]-dithiophene-Containing Copolymers for Polymer Solar Cells”, Macromolecules 2011, 44, 7625–7631.


18. Zhi−Guo Zhang, Siyuan Zhang, Jie Min, Chaohua Cui, Hua Geng, Zhigang Shuai, and Yongfang Li*, “Side Chain Engineering of Polythiophene Derivatives with a Thienylene−Vinylene Conjugated Side Chain for Application in Polymer Solar Cells”, Macromolecules 2012, 45, 2312−2320.


19. Zhan'ao Tan*, Wenqing Zhang, Deping Qian, Chaohua Cui, Qi Xu , Liangjie Li, Shusheng Li, and Yongfang Li*, “Solution-processed nickel acetate as hole collection layer for polymer solar cells”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2012, 14, 1421714223.


20. Xia Guo, Maojie Zhang*, Lijun Huo, Chaohua Cui, Yue Wu, Jianhui Hou*, and Yongfang Li*, “Poly(thieno[3,2-b]thiophene-alt-bithiazole): A D–A Copolymer Donor Showing Improved Photovoltaic Performance with Indene-C60 Bisadduct Acceptor”, Macromolecules 201245, 6930–6937.

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