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Prof. Fengling Zhang

Prof. Fengling Zhang

Prof. Zhang at Linkoping University (Sweden) is one of two highly cited researchers 2014 and 2015 in her university ranked by Thomson Reuters (http://highlycited.com/), which makes a solid contribution to LiU’s ranking in ARWU2014. http://www.liu.se/liu-nytt/arkiv/nyhetsarkiv/1.579883?l=en


She received her PhD in Solid State Physics at Changchun Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1998 . Then she became a postdoc with Professor Yasuhiko Shirota at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Osaka University, Japan, where she continued researching on Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs). In March 2000, she joined the division lead by Prof. Olle Inganäs at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), Linköping University (LiU) and began working on Polymer Photodiodes and Solar Cells. April 2008 she became an Associate professor after she received Docent certificate in March 2007. She is a VINNMER Fellow of VINNOVA. She has been a visiting professor at Tianjin University of Technology, China (2009-2013). April 2014, she became a professor at LiU.


Current activities

·          Exploring Self-powered organic electrochromic devices for smart window applications

·          Investigating correlation between performance of soluble small molecular solar cells and band-gaps, optical, electrical, packing properties of various polymers

·          Studying charge generation and recombination in OSCs

·          Exploring new devices structures and processing conditions



Publications:119 (since 2001); Times Cited:7579; H-index:45(Web of Science)

ResearcherID: H-3900-2014

Five most cited papers

1.       M.Svensson, F. Zhang, S.C.Veenstra, W.J.H. Verhees, J.C. Hummelen, J.M. Kroon, O. Inganas, M.R.Andersson, “High-performance polymer solar cells of an alternating polyfluorene copolymer and a fullerene derivative,” Advanced Materials, 2003, 15(12) , 988.                                                                           

Number of citations: 597

2.       F. Zhang, K.G. Jespersen, C. Bjorstrom, M. Svensson, M.R. Andersson, V. Sundstrom, K. Magnusson, E. Moons, A. Yartsev and O. Inganäs, “Influence of solvent mixing on the morphology and performance of solar cells based on polyfluorene copolymer/fullerene blends,” Advanced Functional Materials, 2006, 16(5), 667.
Number of citations: 342

3.      R.P. Qin, W. Li, C. H. Li, C. Du, C. Veit, H. F. Schleiermacher, M. Andersson, Z. S. Bo, Z. P. Liu, O. Inganäs, U. Wuerfel, and F. Zhang, “A Planar Copolymer for High Efficiency Polymer Solar Cells,” Journal of the American Chemistry Society2009, 131 (41), 14612.

Number of citations: 309

4.     F. Zhang, W. Mammo, M. Andersson, S. Admassie, M. R Andersson and O. Inganäs, Low-bandgap alternating fluorene copolymer/methanofullerene heterojunctions in efficient near-infrared polymer solar cells, Advanced Materials, 2006, 18(16), 2169.          

Number of citations: 289

5.       F. Zhang, M. Johansson, M. R. Andersson, J. C. Hummelen, O. Inganäs, “Polymer photovoltaic cells with conducting polymer anodes,Advanced Materials, 2002, 14(9),   662.                                                                                                           

Number of citations: 275


Book Chapters

1.       Inganäs, F. Zhang, X. Wang, A. Gadisa, N.-K.Persson, M. Svensson, E. Perzon, W Mammo and M.R. Andersson. Alternating fluorene copolymer/fullerene blend solar cells,” Organic Photovoltaics: Mechanisms, Materials and Devices, 2005, 387-402, Edited by Dr. S-S Sun and Dr. N.S.Sariciftci, CRC Press.

  2.       F. Zhang and O. Inganäs. Conducting and Transparent Polymer Electrodes,” Organic Photovoltaics: Mechanism, Materials and Devices, 2005, 479-494, Edited by Dr. S-S Sun and Dr. N.S.Sariciftci, CRC Press.

3.       O. Inganäs and F. Zhang “Polymer optoelectronics-towards nanometer dimensions” Chapter 6 in Nanotechnology and Nano-Interface Controlled Electronic Devices2003, Edited by M. Iwamoto, K. Kaneto and S. Mashiko,  Elsevier Science B.V..  

National scientific collaborations:

      Chalmers University of Technology,

      Lund University,

      Karlstad University,

      Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

International scientific collaborations

  •    Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  •    Stanford University, USA
  •    Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Germany
  •    Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  •    Beijing Normal University, China
  •    Tianjin University of Technology, China
  •    Jilin University, China
  •    Zhejiang University, China
  •    Soochow University, China
  •    The Hong Kong University of Science
       and Technology



1. Undergraduate education:

  • Alternative Energy Sources and their Applications
  • Soft condensed matter physics

2. Graduate education:

      Polymer physics


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