Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Visiting Researcher







Molecular Sciences Research HubWhite City Campus





Lei Tian completed his PhD in physical chemistry, Uppsala University in 2020, focusing on dye-sensitized NiO photocathode. In March of 2021, he joined in Prof. James Durrant’s group in Imperial College London as a postdoc researcher. His project in Imperial College London will be also co-supervised by Dr. Andreas Kafizas. His research interest is to study the photochemical and photophysical properties of transition metal oxide semiconductors. 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Tian L, Tyburski R, Wen C, et al., 2020, Understanding the Role of Surface States on Mesoporous NiO Films, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol:142, ISSN:0002-7863, Pages:18668-18678

Tian L, Törndahl T, Lin J, et al., 2019, Mechanistic Insights into Solid-State p-Type Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol:123, ISSN:1932-7447, Pages:26151-26160

Xu B, Tian L, Etman AS, et al., 2019, Solution-processed nanoporous NiO-dye-ZnO photocathodes: Toward efficient and stable solid-state p-type dye-sensitized solar cells and dye-sensitized photoelectrosynthesis cells, Nano Energy, Vol:55, ISSN:2211-2855, Pages:59-64

Tian L, Föhlinger J, Zhang Z, et al., 2018, Solid state p-type dye sensitized NiO–dye–TiO<sub>2</sub> core–shell solar cells, Chemical Communications, Vol:54, ISSN:1359-7345, Pages:3739-3742

Tian L, Föhlinger J, Pati PB, et al., 2017, Ultrafast dye regeneration in a core-shell NiO-dye-TiO2 mesoporous film., Phys Chem Chem Phys, Vol:20, Pages:36-40

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