Dr Wenxin Mao | ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

Dr Wenxin Mao

Research Fellow

Dr. Wenxin Mao completed his PhD from Monash University under the supervision of Prof. Udo Bach, and co-supervised by Prof. Paul Mulvaney at the University of Melbourne. He is now an ACAP Postdoctoral Research Fellow. His research interests include the study of growing mechanism for crystalline halide perovskite materials with different structures and their optoelectronic properties. He is keen to put these exciting materials in the applications in next generation solar cells, LEDs and radiation imagings. 

Qualifications: 
PhD of Chemical Engineering, Monash University (2019)
Masters of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology (2015)
Joint Master of Physical Chemistry, Key Laboratory of Molecular Nanostructure and Nanotechnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2015)
Bachelors of Chemical Engineering, Harbin University of Science and Technology (2012)
Centre Research: 

Excitonic Systems for Solar Energy Conversion.

Centre Research Themes: 
1. Excitonic Systems for Solar Energy Conversion

Publications

Conference Papers
Bach, U.; Mao, W.; Lin, X.; Deng, S. Single-Crystalline and Back-Contact Perovskite Optoelectronics. In 4th Asia-Pacific International Conference on Perovskite, Organic Photovoltaics and OptoelectronicsProceedings of the 4th Asia-Pacific International Conference on Perovskite, Organic Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics; 4th Asia-Pacific International Conference on Perovskite, Organic Photovoltaics and OptoelectronicsProceedings of the 4th Asia-Pacific International Conference on Perovskite, Organic Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics; Fundació Scito: Tsukuba-shi, Japan, 2019. doi: 10.29363/nanoge.iperop.2020.000,10.29363/nanoge.iperop.2020.040
Journal Articles
Lin, Q.; Bernardi, S.; Shabbir, B.; Ou, Q.; Wang, M.; Yin, W.; Liu, S.; Chesman, A. S. R.; Fürer, S. O.; Si, G.; et al. Phase-Control of Single-Crystalline Inorganic Halide Perovskites via Molecular Coordination Engineering. 2022.
Laird, J. S.; Ravishankar, S.; Rietwyk, K. J.; Mao, W.; Bach, U.; Smith, T. A. Intensity Modulated Photocurrent Microspectrosopy for Next Generation Photovoltaics. Small Method 2022 DOI: doi.org/10.1002/smtd.202200493. doi: doi.org/10.1002/smtd.202200493
Lin, Q.; Bernardi, S.; Shabbir, B.; Ou, Q.; Wang, M.; Yin, W.; Liu, S.; Chesman, A. S. R.; Fürer, S. O.; Si, G.; et al. Phase-Control of Single-Crystalline Inorganic Halide Perovskites via Molecular Coordination Engineering. Advanced Functional Materials 2022, 32 (16), 2270096 DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202109442. doi: 10.1002/adfm.202109442
Li, W.; Zhu, B.; Rothmann, M. Uller; Liu, A.; Chen, W.; Choo, Y. Yee; Pai, N.; Mao, W.; Zhang, T.; Bao, Q.; et al. Intermediate phase-enhanced Ostwald ripening for the elimination of phase segregation in efficient inorganic CsPbIBr2 perovskite solar cells中间相促进CsPbIBr2晶体生长以消除高效无机钙钛矿太阳能电池的卤素相分离. Science China Materials 2021, 64 (11), 2655-2666 DOI: 10.1007/s40843-021-1660-6. doi: 10.1007/s40843-021-1660-6
Mao, W.; Hall, C. R.; Bernardi, S.; Cheng, Y. - B.; Widmer-Cooper, A.; Smith, T. A.; Bach, U. Light-induced reversal of ion segregation in mixed-halide perovskites. Nature Materials 2020 DOI: 10.1038/s41563-020-00826-y. doi: 10.1038/s41563-020-00826-y
Sabatini, R. P.; Liao, C.; Bernardi, S.; Mao, W.; Rahme, M. S.; Widmer-Cooper, A.; Bach, U.; Huang, S.; Ho‐Baillie, A. W. Y.; Lakhwani, G. Solution‐Processed Faraday Rotators Using Single Crystal Lead Halide Perovskites. Advanced Science 2020, 7 (7), 1902950 DOI: doi.org/10.1002/advs.201902950. doi: doi.org/10.1002/advs.201902950
Bu, T.; Li, J.; Lin, Q.; McMeekin, D. P.; Sun, J.; Wang, M.; Chen, W.; Wen, X.; Mao, W.; McNeill, C. R.; et al. Structure engineering of hierarchical layered perovskite interface for efficient and stable wide bandgap photovoltaics. Nano Energy 2020, 75, 104917 DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2020.104917. doi: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2020.104917
Tan, B.; Raga, S. R.; Chesman, A. S. R.; Fürer, S. O.; Zheng, F.; McMeekin, D. P.; Jiang, L.; Mao, W.; Lin, X.; Wen, X.; et al. P‐Dopant: LiTFSI‐Free Spiro‐OMeTAD‐Based Perovskite Solar Cells with Power Conversion Efficiencies Exceeding 19%(Cover: Adv. Energy Mater. 32/2019). Advanced Energy Materials 2019, 9 (32) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201970123. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201970123
Tan, B.; Raga, S. R.; Chesman, A. S. R.; Fürer, S. O.; Zheng, F.; McMeekin, D. P.; Jiang, L.; Mao, W.; Lin, X.; Wen, X.; et al. LiTFSI‐Free Spiro‐OMeTAD‐Based Perovskite Solar Cells with Power Conversion Efficiencies Exceeding 19%. Advanced Energy Materials 2019, 9 (32), 1901519 DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201901519. doi: 10.1002/aenm.201901519
Zheng, J.; Luo, C.; Shabbir, B.; Wang, C.; Mao, W.; Zhang, Y.; Huang, Y.; Dong, Y.; Jasieniak, J.; Pan, C.; et al. Flexible photodetectors based on reticulated SWNT/perovskite quantum dot heterostructures with ultrahigh durability. Nanoscale 2019, 11 (16), 8020 - 8026 DOI: 10.1039/C8NR08026G. doi: 10.1039/C8NR08026G
Bu, T.; Li, J.; Huang, W.; Mao, W.; Zheng, F.; Bi, P.; Hao, X.; Zhong, J.; Cheng, Y. - B.; Huang, F. Surface modification via self-assembling large cations for improved performance and modulated hysteresis of perovskite solar cells. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2019, 7 (12), 6793 - 6800 DOI: 10.1039/C8TA12284A. doi: 10.1039/C8TA12284A
Mao, W.; Hall, C. R.; Chesman, A. S. R.; Forsyth, C.; Cheng, Y. - B.; Duffy, N. W.; Smith, T. A.; Bach, U. Visualizing Phase Segregation in Mixed-Halide Perovskite Single Crystals. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2019, 58 (9), 2893 - 2898 DOI: 10.1002/anie.201810193 . doi: 10.1002/anie.201810193
Chen, W.; Mao, W.; Bach, U.; Jia, B.; Wen, X. Tracking Dynamic Phase Segregation in Mixed‐Halide Perovskite Single Crystals under Two‐Photon Scanning Laser Illumination. Small Methods 2019, 3 (11), 1900273 DOI: 10.1002/smtd.201900273. doi: 10.1002/smtd.201900273
Mao, W.; Zheng, J.; Zhang, Y.; Chesman, A. S. R.; Ou, Q.; Hicks, J.; Li, F.; Wang, Z.; Graystone, B.; Bell, T. D. M.; et al. Controlled Growth of Monocrystalline Organo‐Lead Halide Perovskite and Its Application in Photonic Devices. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2017, 56 (41), 12486 - 12491 DOI: 10.1002/anie.v56.41,10.1002/anie.201703786. doi: 10.1002/anie.v56.41,10.1002/anie.201703786
Mao, W.; Zheng, J.; Zhang, Y.; Chesman, A. S. R.; Ou, Q.; Hicks, J.; Li, F.; Wang, Z.; Graystone, B.; Bell, T. D. M.; et al. Controlled Growth of Monocrystalline Organo-Lead Halide Perovskite and Its Application in Photonic Devices. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2017, 56 (41), 12486 - 12491 DOI: 10.1002/anie.201703786. doi: 10.1002/anie.201703786