Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Dr. Dou obtained his B.S. in Chemistry from Peking University in 2009. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UCLA, in 2014.
Prior to joining Purdue University, he was a Postdoc Fellow at the University of California-Berkeley and Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. 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 been awarded six patents and is the recipient of the Link Foundation Energy Fellowship (2013-2015).
Dr. Dou’s research interests include the synthesis of organic semiconductors, inorganic nanostructures, hybrid materials, and related optoelectronic properties and devices. 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.