Letian Dou

Charles Davidson Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Associate Professor of Chemistry, by Courtesy

FRNY 3053B
Purdue University
School of Chemical Engineering
Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering
480 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2100
(765) 494-4194 (office)
(765) 494-0805 (fax)
Effective August 2017
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Materials Science and Engineering, 2014
B.S., Peking University, Beijing in Chemistry, 2009

Research Interests

The Dou research group is interested in hybrid materials synthesis and processing for the next generation energy harvesting and optoelectronics devices. Both fundamental understanding of the materials structure-property relationships and the application in high performance energy-efficient devices are emphasized. Prior to joining the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, Dr. Dou held research positions at UC Berkeley/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/California Research Alliance by BASF, at UCLA, and at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Dr. Dou was part of a research team that set a certified world record of 10.6% power conversion efficiency for organic solar cells. He has given several invited talks and conference presentations, and has also been awarded six patents. Dr. Dou has more than 30 research publications with over 7000 citations.

Selected Publications

“Spatially Resolved Multi-Color CsPbX3 Nanowire Heterojunctions via Anion Exchange”, Letian Dou, Minliang Lai, Christopher S. Kley, Yiming Yang, Connor G. Bischak, Dandan Zhang, Samuel W. Eaton, Naomi S. Ginsberg, Peidong Yang; PNAS 2017, doi:10.1073/pnas.1703860114.

“Solution-processed ultra thin copper-reduced graphene oxide core-shell nanowire transparent conductors”, Letian Dou, Fan Cui, Yi Yu, Samuel W. Eaton, Arky Yang, Joaquin Resasco, Christian Schildknecht, Kerstin Schierle-Arndt, Peidong Yang; ACS Nano 2016, 10, 2600-2606.

“Atomically Thin Two-dimensional Organic-inorganic Hybrid Perovskites”, Letian Dou, Andrew B. Wong, Yi Yu, Minliang Lai, Nikolay Kornienko, Samuel W. Eaton, Anthony Fu, Connor G. Bischak, Jie Ma, Tina Ding, Naomi S. Ginsberg, Lin-Wang Wang, A. Paul Alivisatos, Peidong Yang; Science 2015, 349, 1518-1521.

“Solution-processed Low-bandgap Near-IR Conjugated Polymers/molecules for Organic Electronics”, Letian Dou, Yongsheng Liu, Ziruo Hong, Gang Li, Yang Yang; Chemical Reviews 2015, 115, 12633-12665. (Invited review article).

“Single-Crystal Linear Polymers Through Visible Light-Triggered Topochemical Quantitative Polymerization”, Letian Dou, Yonghao Zheng, Xiaoqin Shen, Guang Wu, Kirk Fields, Wan-Ching Hsu, Huanping Zhou, Yang Yang, Fred Wudl; Science 2014, 343, 272-277.

“Solution-Processed Hybrid Perovskite Photodetectors with High Detectivity”, Letian Dou, Yang (Michael) Yang, Jingbi You, Ziruo Hong, Wei-Hsuan Chang, Gang Li, Yang Yang; Nature Communications 2014, 5, 5404.

“Tandem polymer solar cells featuring a spectrally matched low-bandgap polymer”, Letian Dou, Jingbi You, Jun Yang, Chun-Chao Chen, Youjun He, Seiichiro Murase, Tom Moriarty, Keith Emery, Gang Li and Yang Yang; Nature Photonics 2012, 6, 180-185.