Li, Yongxi


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Building Energy | Energy Materials | Nuclear Energy | Renewable Energy |

My research area focus on developing transparent organic photovoltaics (ST-OPV) for power generating windows applications. ST-OPVs have a unique position in the solar energy harvesting domain. They differ from conventional solar cells in that they can harvest light in the near-infrared (NIR) while being semi-transparent. Combined with the extremely large surface areas of buildings and windows, ST-OPVs have an opportunity to dominate the emerging market for power generating windows and building facades. This will be a big step towards realizing zero-emission buildings and carbon-neutral society. Another aspect of my research involves investigating the radiation hardness of organic electronics, which is critical for developing reliable and robust devices for use in space or other harsh environments.