Nanotechnology and Functional Materials


Principal Investigators






Paul Stavrinou

Associate Professor of Engineering Science, University of Oxford


Professors Stavrinou research soluble semiconductor materials, devices and applications (including flexible and printable electronics, optoelectronics and photonics).


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Mark Moloney

Professor of Chemistry, University of Oxford


Professor Moloney's research interests are concerned with the application of organic chemistry for the synthesis of biologically relevant compounds and the functionalisation of the surfaces of materials





Mauro Pasta

Professor of Materials, University of Oxford


Professor Mauro Pasta’s research focuses on the electrochemistry and materials science of energy storage and conversion devices, with focus on technologies beyond Li-ion batteries and electrocatalysis.



   Senior Research Scientist


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Dr Huang Jingsong / Prof Donal Bradley’s group

Dr Huang, Senior Research Scientist in Professor Donal Bradley’s group, has a 20-year track record of research activities in leading universities and industries. His specialty is plastic semiconducting materials and devices, especially in the application research of photovoltaics and light emitting diodes (LEDs).





       Research Scientist




Dr Wang Dandan/Prof Mark G. Moloney

Dr Wang focuses on the surface modification of materials using carbenes in OSCAR, in order to introduce a variety of properties onto a diversity of materials. In particular, her research aims at the development of polymerization of biscarbene systems, and the introduction of thermal responsive, wetting, adhesion or biocidal behaviors to polymer and protein surfaces.   






Dr Kamran Khan /Prof Mark G. Moloney

Dr. Kamran Khan received his master’s in chemistry from Kohat University of Science & Technology in 2011. He taught Chemistry at Peshawar Model School & College from 2011-2013. He received his PhD in Biochemical Engineering from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2017. His doctoral research focused on green material functionalization and its application for protein purification. Dr. Khan worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University from 2018-2019. In his postdoc he mainly worked on material functionalization and its application for protein, polyphenols and water purification. Dr. Khan Joined OSCAR in September 2019.





Dr Keval K. Sonigara / Prof Donal Bradley’s group

Dr. Keval K. Sonigara joins OSCAR as a Research Scientist in Prof. Donal Bradley’s group in April 2019. His research at OSCAR covers solution processible active and charge transport materials for advanced optoelectronic devices including light emitting diodes and photovoltaics devices etc. He received his Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral degree from Department of Chemistry, Sardar Patel University, INDIA. He has extensive expertise in the development and application of synthetic organic photoactive materials and aqueous polymer gel electrolytes for advanced photovoltaic and energy storage devices. After the completion of his PhD in mid-2018, Dr. Sonigara worked as a Senior Research Fellow in major research project funded by Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi, INDIA and developed the strategies for scaling-up of third generation photovoltaic modules on flexible plastic substrates. Recently, he awarded the 2018 National Best Doctoral Thesis and the 2018 National Best Research Paper Award in Chemistry field by Gujarat Science Academy, INDIA.  





Dr Yun Hu/Paul Stavrinou’s group

Yun Hu received his PhD in Soochow University in July 2020. His research focuses on organic semiconductor devices and their properties, including carrier injection, transportation, recombination, and energy levels. His research work now is about organic photodetectors and near-infrared organic light-emitting diodes.




Research Technician




Chen Enqi/ Prof.Mauro Pasta’s group

Mr Chen Enqi joined Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR) in April 2019. Enqi’s research focus is on the large area growth method of monolayer two-dimensional materials by CVD(such as MoS2 , graphene). He received his Bachelor degree from Department of Physics,Suzhou University, CHINA and Master degree from Department of Science, National University of Singapore. He had a one-year 2D materials growth experience in Agency of Science, Technology and Research, SINGAPORE. The current project would be the development of CVD growth method.



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Haiyu Liu/ Prof. Paul Stavrinou’s group

He completed his master’s degree in Soochow University as an Excellent Graduate in early 2019, while getting different kinds of scholarships during this period. He has prior two years’ experience for working in various industrial organizations.



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Geng He/ Prof. Donal Bradley‘s group

Geng He’s research work at OSCAR is the design and fabrication of organic semiconductor material microcavity laser. He got the master’s degree from School of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, Soochow University in 2020. During the study period, he participated the joint training project of Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics (SINANO), Chinese Academy of Sciences, and conducted research on third-generation semiconductor material microcavity laser, including device fabrication, characterization and related optical simulation.






Tao wenwen/ Prof. Donal Bradley’s group

Tao Wenwen’s research work at OSCAR is the development and application of fully-solution processed organic light-emitting diodes. She got her master’s degree from Soochow University as an Excellent Graduate in 2020. She was engaged in design and synthesis of thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters and their application on organic light-emitting diodes.