Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Research Associate



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Yifan received her BSc in Chemistry from Imperial College London in 2015. She then continued to do a MRes in Nanomaterials with the project title ''The effect of electron transport layers on the stability of hybrid perovskite solar cells''.

She completed her PhD in 2020 under the supervision of Prof James Durrant with co-supervision of Dr Artem Bakulin. During her PhD, she investigated the carrier dynamics in non-fullerene organic photovoltaics using ultrafast spectroscopy. She is currently working in the Durrant group as a postdoctoral researcher, looking at the excited state photophysics in organic semiconductors. 



Mohapatra AA, Dong Y, Boregowda P, et al., 2021, Rational design of donor-acceptor based semiconducting copolymers with high dielectric constants, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C: Energy Conversion and Storage, Optical and Electronic Devices, Interfaces, Nanomaterials, and Hard Matter, Vol:125, ISSN:1932-7447, Pages:6886-6896

Nikolis VC, Dong Y, Kublitski J, et al., 2020, Field Effect versus Driving Force: Charge Generation in Small-Molecule Organic Solar Cells, Advanced Energy Materials, ISSN:1614-6832

Dong Y, Nikolis VC, Talnack F, et al., 2020, Orientation dependent molecular electrostatics drives efficient charge generation in homojunction organic sol, Nature Communications, Vol:11, ISSN:2041-1723

Cha H, Zheng Y, Dong Y, et al., 2020, Exciton and charge carrier dynamics in highly crystalline PTQ10:IDIC organic solar cells, Advanced Energy Materials, ISSN:1614-6832, Pages:1-11

Schraff S, Maity S, Schleeper L, et al., 2020, All-conjugated donor-acceptor block copolymers featuring a pentafulvenyl-polyisocyanide-acceptor, Polymer Chemistry, Vol:11, ISSN:1759-9954, Pages:1852-1859

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