Principle Investigator

Dr Zhuoying Chen
 CNRS Researcher (Chargée de Recherche), LPEM, ESPCI Paris/Sorbonne Université/Université PSL
 Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches
 Group leader of Micro & Nano Characterization (MNC) Group of LPEM
 Page perso
 Tel : +33 1 40 794 575
 Email: zhuoying.chen (at)
 Office: Buidling B, room B226 (E.S.P.C.I. Campus)

Dongjiu Zhang
PhD candidate, Université PSL
 PhD thesis subject: Stability of hybrid perovskite solar cells
 Office: Buidling B, room B1.59 (E.S.P.C.I. Campus)

Jiazhuo Nie
PhD candidate,PSL Research Université
 PhD thesis subjet: Perovskite solar cells and local electro-optical measurements
 Office: Buidling B, room B1.34 (E.S.P.C.I. Campus)

Zhuoqun Fang
PhD candidate, Université PSL
 PhD thesis subjet: VOx nanomaterials and plasmonic photodetectors
 Office: Buidling B, room B1.59 (E.S.P.C.I. Campus)

Yingchao Ren
PhD candidate,Sorbonne Université
 PhD thesis subjet: Colloidal nanoparticles for energy conversion and photoconductive switches
 Office: Buidling B, room B1.34 (E.S.P.C.I. Campus)

Wei Zhou
PhD candidate,Université PSL
 PhD thesis subjet: Nanoparticles, Nanowire, and Nanosheets: From Synthesis to Applications
 Office: Buidling B, room B1.34 (E.S.P.C.I. Campus)

Previous members
• Dr. Mahima Chaudhary (PhD graduated in 2022)
• Dr. Chenghao Xin (PhD graduated in 2022, now at Zhongxin Wafer, China)
• Dr. Zhelu Hu (PhD graduated in 2020, Lauréat 2021 du prix de thèse 2020 (winner of thesis award) by GDR NAME, postdoc in our group during 2020-2021, now associate professor at Nanjing Tech University, China)
• Miss Parinaz Eshghi (Master M2 from UPMC graduated in 2020, now Research assistant at PIAIS, Iran)
• Dr. Hengyang XIANG (PhD graduated in 2019, now lecturer at Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China)
• Dr. Mathilde SCHOENAUER (PhD graduated in 2018, now "auto-entrepreneur”)
• Miss Tingting NIU (Master student 2016-2017, afterwards she studied for a PhD thesis at Tongji University, China)
• Mr. Alexis Prel (Master M1 from UPMC graduated in 2016, afterwards he studied for a PhD thesis at University of Strasbourg)
• Miss Ioulianna PANIDI (Master M2 from UPMC graduated in 2015, afterwards she studied for a PhD thesis at Imperial College London, UK)
• Dr. Zhenhua SUN (Post-doc from 2013 to 2015, now professor at Shenzhen University, China)
• Dr. Zhixiong CAO (PhD student of Centrale Marseille from 2011 to 2014, now at China)
• Mr. Lounès LOUNIS (Master M2 from UPMC graduated in 2014, afterwards he studied for a PhD thesis at INSP Paris)
• Miss. Maria ULFA (Master M2 from UPMC graduated in 2013, afterwards she studied a PhD thesis at Chimie ParisTech)
• Mr. Sylvain Chevalier (1st year-student of ESPCI, Promotion 131, now works in a private sector)
• Mr. Mejdi Jedidi (Master M2 from Aix-Marseille Université graduated in 2011)

Research Interest

• Optoelectronic applications of solution-processed nanomaterials (i.e. organic conjugated polymer, colloidal nanocrystal quantum dots, and organic-inorganic hybrid compounds) in the form of :

Photovoltaic diodes (solar cells)
(Photo-)Field-effect transistors

• Charge transport properties of the above-mentioned systems

Research Projects
• 2018 - 2021 French-side principal investigator of the PROCES project: “Physics of degradation in organic, nanocrystal, and hybrid solar cells”, ANR International France-Allemagne
• 2016 - 2018 as one of ESPCI-ParisTech partners of PSL (Paris Sciences et Lettres) - projets structuration de la
recherche: "UP-converting fluorescent NAnoparticles for novel applications in Nanophotonics (UPNAN)"
• 2013 - 2017 Principal investigator of the SUNLIGHT project: “Solution-processed nanocrystal photovoltaics from environmentally benign and earth-abundant elements”, FP7-PEOPLE-2011-CIG Marie Curie Career Integration Grant
• 2012 - 2015 Principal investigator of the PvCoNano project: “Photovoltaic Devices based on Colloidal Nanocrystals as Light Harvesters”, ANR JCJC