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Xiaowei Sun

Dean of the College of Engineering in Southern University of Science and Technology; Academician of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials; Winner of “1000 Talent Award” and Nanyang Award for Research and Innovaton; A Fellow of OSA.

        Dr. Sun is presently a Chair Professor in the Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China. He is also Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the Acting Dean of the College of Engineering in the university. Before joining Southern University of Science and Technology, he had been working at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as a Full Professor. He was the Director, Microelectronics Center at Nanyang Technological University. He was awarded the Nanyang Award for Research and Innovation in 2009, the 1000 Talent Award by the Chinese Government in 2012, and the Jacques Beaulieu Excellence Research Chair of INRS (Institut national de la recherche scientifique), Quebec, Canada in 2013. He is an Academician of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials. He is a Fellow of Optical Society of America (OSA), SPIE, Society for Information Display (SID), and Institute of Physics (IoP, UK). He is the founder and president of the Society for Energy Photonics, a non-profitable organization promoting photonics technologies to solve energy crisis and combat global warming and climate change. He is presently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His main research presently is on semiconductor nanocrystals for power-saving high-quality displays and lighting. Professor Sun has authored over 400 peer-reviewed journal publications, and delivered numerous invited talks. His H-index is 57.

Personal Webpage:http://www.sustc.edu.cn/faculty_all/f/Sun_Xiaowei


Lecture content:

Emerging quantum dot and quantum rod displays

        We present highly efficient colloidal core-shell quantum dots, quantum rods and perovskite nanocrystals for energy-saving quality display and lighting applications. We applied these luminescent materials to make various devices including luminescent microspheres for on-chip InGaN LED packaging (photoluminescent applications), Using of electrospin technology to make  aligned quantum rod containing film for polarized light emission, and making use of these materials as the emissive layer in solution processed quantum dot LED and perovskite LED (electroluminescent applications). In the photoluminescent applications, we were able to achieve high stable quantum dot composites called luminescent microspheres, which were tested for on-chip InGaN LED packaging. The output of the packaged LED was stable for more than 4000 hours under continuous operation, demonstrating a robust method of applying quantum dot for on-chip LED packaging. In the electroluminescent applications, we demonstrated a mixed-cation perovskite based perovskite-LED. With optimized composition, the LEDs exhibited encouraging performance with the highest reported luminance of 55005 cd m-2 and a current efficiency of 10.09 cd A-1. It is anticipated that luminescent semiconducting nanocrystals will shake or even revolute the display and lighting industry; a new era of nanocrystals is coming.