Yang Bai is currently a Professor affiliated with Institute of Technology for Carbon Neutrality, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences. Yang received his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering at The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia in 2014 under the supervision of Professor Lianzhou Wang. In 2015-2017, he did postdoctoral research in Professor Jinsong Huang’s group at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, US (now at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill). Before joining SIAT, he has worked at UQ for four years first as UQ Development Fellow (Level A) and then Australian Research Council (ARC) DECRA Fellow (Level B, C). His research focuses on the design and synthesis of hybrid semiconductor materials (e.g. metal halide perovskite, colloidal quantum dot) for new-generation thin film photovoltaics and optoelectronics. As the key investigator, he achieved a world record efficiency of 16.6% for quantum dot solar cells in late 2018, which was highlighted in the NREL Best Research-Cell Efficiency Chart ( To date, he has published over 60 SCI papers, among which 28 were published as the first/corresponding author in top journals such as Nat. Energy, Nat. Commun., Adv. Mater., etc. These publications have received over 11000 citations with an H-index of 43. Yang also filed 4 US and PCT patents. His achievements are acknowledged by several awards and fellowships including Scopus Young Researcher Award (2019), UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award (2019), and ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2018). He is serving as a Young Editorial Board member for journals such as SmartMat and eScience.

Research Areas

The design and synthesis of hybrid semiconductor materials for advanced photovoltaic and smart optoelectronics (solar cells, light emitting diodes, and photodetectors).



Ph.D.   in Chemical Engineering

The University of Queensland (UQ), St Lucia, Brisbane,   QLD, Australia


Graduate   Certificate in Research Commercialization, UQ,   St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD, Australia


                  Bachelor in Inorganic   Non-metal   Materials Engineering

                  Bachelor (Honours) in Chemistry

                 Talented   Students Program in Chemistry

                 Central South University (CSU),   Changsha, Hunan, China


Work Experience

Feb 2022-

Professor, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Jan 2021-

Feb 2022

Exceptional promotion to Level C Senior Research Fellow, Sub-group Leader, AIBN, UQ

Jul 2019-Dec 2020

Australian   Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Fellow

(Level   B), AIBN, UQ

Lead Chief Investigator, Sub-group Leader   and PhD Advisor


UQ   Development Fellow (Level A), AIBN, UQ

Lead   Chief Investigator, Sub-group (9 researchers) Leader and PhD Advisor


Postdoctoral   Research Associate, Department of Mechanical and   Materials Engineering,

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), USA

Teaching Experience

Teaching at UQ (2017 - 2021)


CHEE 4301 Nanomaterials & Their Characterisation (Undergraduate), SECaT Score: 4.1/5 (2017)

MATE 7013 Advanced Manufacturing (Postgraduate), SECaT Score: 4.31/5 (2018), SECaT Score: 4.3/5 (2019)

MATE 7016 Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage (Postgraduate), SECaT Score: 4.1/5 (2020); 4.33/5 (2021)


1.  Y. Bai*, M. Hao, S. Ding, P. Chen*, L. Wang*, Surface Chemistry Engineering of Perovskite Quantum Dots: Strategies, Applications, and Perspectives, Advanced Materials, 2022, 2105958

2.  M. Hao, Y. Bai*, S. Zeiske, L. Ren, J. Liu, Y. Yuan, N. Zarrabi, N. Cheng, M. Ghasemi, P. Chen, M. Lyu, D. He, J. Yun, Y. Wang, Y. Du, S. Ding, A. Armin, P. Meredith, G. Liu, H. Cheng, L. Wang*, Ligand-assisted cation exchange engineering for high-efficiency colloidal Cs1-xFAxPbI3 quantum dot solar cell with reduced phase segregation, Nature Energy, 2020, 5, 79-88

3.  Y. Bai, Q, Dong, Y. Shao, Y. Deng, Q, Wang, L. Shen, D. Wang, W. Wei, J. Huang*, Enhancing Stability and Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells with Crosslinkable Silane-Functionalized and Doped Fullerene, Nature Communication, 2016, 7: 12806

4.  T. Butburee#, Y. Bai#, H. Wang, H. Chen, Z. Wang, G. Liu*, J. Zou, P. Khemthong, G. (Max) Lu, L. Wang*, Two-dimensional porous TiO2 single-crystalline nanostructure demonstrating high photoelectrochemical water splitting performance, Advanced Materials, 2018, 30, 1705666

5.  P. Chen, Y. Bai*, S. Wang, M. Lyu, J. Yun, L. Wang*, In-situ growth of two-dimensional perovskite capping layer for stable and efficient perovskite solar cells, Advanced Functional Materials, 2018, 28, 1706923  

6.  Y. Bai, Y. Lin, L. Ren, X. Shi, E. Strounina, Y. Deng, Q. Wang, Y. Fang, X. Zheng, Y. Lin, Z.G. Chen, Y. Du, L. Wang, J. Huang*, Oligomeric silica-wrapped Perovskites Enable Synchronous Defect Passivation and Grain Stabilization for Efficient and Stable Perovskite Photovoltaics, ACS Energy Letters, 2019, 461231-1240

7.  B. Chen#, Y, Bai#, Z, Yu#, T, Li, X. Zheng, Q. Dong, L. Shen, M. Boccard, A. Gruverman, Z. Holman, J. Huang*, Efficient Semitransparent Perovskite Solar Cells for 23.0%-Efficiency Perovskite/Silicon Four-Terminal Tandem Cells, Advanced Energy Materials, 2016, 6, 1601128

8.  Y. Hu#, Y. Bai#, B. Luo, S. Wang, P. Chen, M. Lyu, H. Hu, J. Shapter, A. Rowan, L. Wang*, A Portable and Efficient Solar-Rechargeable Battery with Ultrafast Photo-Charge/Discharge Rate, Advanced Energy Materials, 2019, 1900872 

9.  Y. Bai, H. Yu, Z. Li, R. Amal, G. (Max) Lu, L. Wang*, In Situ Growth of a ZnO Nanowire Network within a TiO2 Nanoparticle Film for Enhanced Dye‐Sensitized Solar Cell Performance, Advanced Materials, 2012, 24 (43), 5850-5856.

10.  Y. Bai, C. Han, X. Chen, H. Yu, X. Zong, Z. Li*, L. Wang*, Boosting the efficiency of quantum dot sensitized solar cells up to 7.11% through simultaneous engineering of photocathode and photoanode, Nano Energy, 2015, 13, 609-619. 


1.       Lianzhou Wang, Yang Bai, Mengmeng Hao, Quantum dots and processes for preparation thereof. WIPO国际专利WO2020/154775A1, 授权公告日期2020-08-06

2.       Lianzhou Wang, Yang Bai, Yuxiang Hu. Photo-rechargeable Battery. WIPO国际专利WO2020/019036A1, 授权公告日期2020-01-30

3.       Lianzhou Wang, Yang Bai, Mengmeng Hao, Quantum dots and processes for preparation thereof. 美国专利US Patent Application No. 17/426816, 受理日期2021-07-29

4.       Jinsong Huang, Yang Bai. Wrapping perovskite grains with silica shells for enhancing the stability and efficiency of perovskite electronic devices. 美国专利US20210171557A1, 受理发布日期2021-06-10

5.       Jinsong Huang, Xiaopeng Zheng, Qi Wang, Yang Bai, Qingfeng Dong. Insulating tunnelling contact for efficient and stable perovskite solar cells, 美国专利US10833283B2, 授权公告日期2020-11-10