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Prof. Angus H.L. Yip joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) and School of Energy and Environmental Science (SEE) at CityU as a Professor in 2021. He started his academic career as a Professor in the State Key Laboratory of Luminescent Materials and Devices (SKLLMD) and the School of Materials Science and Engineering at South China University of Technology (SCUT), Guangzhou, in 2013. Since 2017, he also served as the director of the Innovation Center for Printed Organic Photovoltaics in the South China Institute of Collaborative Innovation, Dongguan, which aim is to promote technology transfer and commercialization of new photovoltaic technologies. He got his BSc and MPhil degrees in Materials Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and completed his PhD degree in MSE in 2008 at the University of Washington, Seattle.


Prof. Yip’s research is in the general area of solution processed optoelectronic materials and devices for energy generation and energy saving. His research focuses on understanding the structure-property relationships, device physics and photophysics, and device optimization of 1) organic solar cells, 2) perovskite solar cells and 3) perovskite LEDs. His research group is highly interdisciplinary, with research scientists, post-docs and students coming from various backgrounds including materials science, environmental science, physics, chemistry and engineering. He has published more than 220 papers in top journals including Nature (1), Science (1), Nat. Photonics (1), Nat. Commun. (5),  Adv. Mater. (26), Adv. Energy Mater. (22), Adv. Funct. Mater. (11), Energy Environ. Sci. (6), J Am. Chem. Soc. (6), Joule (6), etc, with total number of citations ~25000 and a H-index of 80 (updated to Jan 2021). He has been named 7 times consecutively as the “Highly Cited Researchers” from 2014-2020. He had received over 10 national and provincial grants, with a total funding scale of over 50 million RMB. In addition to fundamental research, he also dedicated a significant amount of effort to promote translational research, targeting for the commercialization of new generation of solar cell technology.

Prof. Yip’s research group is seeking highly motivated graduates and postdoc candidates who have solid backgrounds in Environmental Science, Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering or other related fields. The research group provides opportunities to all members to explore their interests and be involved in both fundamental research and technology translation in the energy field. Interested applicants with strong motivation to perform cutting-edge research are highly encouraged to join Prof. Yip’s research group. Qualified candidates are welcome to submit their applications with CV and copies of transcripts via email to Prof. Yip.

Research Areas

  • New generation photovoltaic technology
  • Emerging solid state lighting technology
  • Flexible electronics
  • Smart window technology
  • Zero energy building

Research Expertise

  • Processing-property relationship study of organic and hybrid perovskite electronic devices
  • Device physics and photophysics of optoelectronic materials and devices
  • Emerging light emitting materials and devices
  • Printing and patterning techniques of flexible and large-area electronic devices
  • Design of new photovoltaic technology for building integration
  • Self-powered greenhouse with artificial lighting technology

Recent Publications (10 selected papers from >220 publications)

1. Chen, Ziming; Li, Zhenchao; Chen, Zhen; Xia, Ruoxi; Zou, Guangruixing; Chu, Linghao; Su, Shi-Jian; Peng, Junbiao; Yip, Hin-Lap; Cao, Yong. (2021). Utilization of Trapped Optical Modes for White Perovskite Light-emitting Diodes with Efficiency Over 12%. Joule, DOI:

2. Zhang, Guichuan, Chen, Xian-Kai; Chow, Philip C W; Zou, Yingping; Yan, He; Li, Ning; Brabec, Christoph J; Bredas, Jean-Luc; Yip, Hin-Lap; Cao, Yong, et al. (2020). Delocalization of Exciton and Electron Wavefunction in Non-Fullerene Acceptor Molecules Enables Efficient Organic Solar Cells. Nature Communications, 11, 3943.

3. Xu, Xiang; Xiao, Jingyang; Zhang, Guichuan; Wei, Long; Jiao, Xuechen; Yip, Hin-Lap; Cao, Yong. (2020). Interface-enhanced organic solar cells with extrapolated T80 lifetimes of over 20 years. Science Bulletin, 65, 208.

4. Yuan, Jun; Zhang, Yunqiang; Zhou, Liuyang; Zhang, Guichuan; Yip, Hin-Lap; Lau, Tsz-Ki; Lu, Xinhui; Zhu, Can; Peng, Hongjian; Johnson, Paul A; Leclerc, Mario; Cao, Yong; Ulanski, Jacek; Li, Yongfang; Zou, Yingping. (2019). Single-junction organic solar cell with over 15% efficiency using fused-ring acceptor with electron-deficient core. Joule, 3, 1140.

5. Meng, Lingxian; Zhang, Yamin; Wan, Xiangjian; Li, Chenxi; Zhang, Xin; Wang, Yanbo; Ke, Xin; Xiao, Zuo; Ding, Liming; Xia, Ruoxi; Yip, Hin-Lap; Cao, Yong; Chen, Yongsheng. (2018). Organic and Solution Processed Tandem Solar Cells with 17.3% Efficiency. Science, 361, 1094.

6. Tian, Jingjing; Xue, Qifan; Tang, Xiaofeng; Chen, Yuxuan; Li, Ning; Hu, Zhicheng; Shi, Tingting; Wang, Xin; Huang, Fei; Brabec, Christoph J; Yip, Hin-Lap; Cao, Yong. (2019). Dual Interfacial Design for Efficient CsPbI2Br Perovskite Solar Cells with Improved Photostability. Advanced Materials, 31, 191152.

7. Li, Zhenchao; Chen, Ziming; Yang, Yongchao; Xue, Qifan; Yip, Hin-Lap; Cao, Yong. (2019). Modulation of recombination zone position for quasi-two-dimensional blue perovskite light-emitting diodes with efficiency exceeding 5%. Nature Communications, 10, 1047.

8. Chen, Sun; Xia, Ruoxi; Shi, Hui; Yao, Huifeng; Liu, Xiang; Hou, Jianhui; Huang, Fei; Yip, Hin-Lap; Cao, Yong. (2018). Heat Insulating Multifunctional Semitransparent Polymer Solar Cells. Joules, 2, 1816.

9. Li, Miaomiao; Gao, Ke; Wan, Xiangjian; Yip, Hin-Lap; Peng, Xiaobin; Cao, Yong; Chen Yongsheng, et al. (2017). Solution-Processed Organic Tandem Solar Cells with Power Conversion Efficiencies > 12%. Nature Photonics, 11, 85.

10. Yip, Hin-Lap; Jen, Alex K-Y. (2012). Recent Advances in Solution-Processed Interfacial Materials for Efficient and Stable Polymer Solar Cells. Energy Environment Science, 5, 5994.


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