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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry


Dr. Weixuan Zeng received his Ph.D. from Wuhan University in 2018. Then he joined Dr. Hugo Bronstein's research group at University of Cambridge as a postdoctoral research associate in 2019. Later, in April 2020, he was awarded 'Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship'. His research interests are centered broadly on the molecular design and synthesis of innovative, functional materials for applications in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and organic photovoltaics. The focus of his current research is on new materials undergo singlet fission for photovoltaics, understanding the relationship between molecular structure and optoelectronic properties, and developing device architectures that optimize optoelectronic performance.

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Excited State Character of Cibalackrot-Type Compounds Interpreted in Terms of Hückel-Aromaticity: A Rational for Singlet Fission Chromophore Design
W Zeng, O El Bakouri, D Szczepanik, H Bronstein, H Ottosson
Excited state character of Cibalackrot-type compounds interpreted in terms of Huckel-aromaticity: a rationale for singlet fission chromophore design dagger
W Zeng, O El Bakouri, DW Szczepanik, H Bronstein, H Ottosson
– Chemical Science
Bis-acenaphthoquinone diimides with high electron deficiency and good coplanar conformation
X Yang, Y Yan, W Zeng, Y Song, W Li, L Zhao, Y Zhao, H Chen, Y Liu
– Chem Commun (Camb)
Suppressing Solid-State Quenching in Red-Emitting Conjugated Polymers
J Royakkers, A Minotto, DG Congrave, W Zeng, A Hassan, A Leventis, F Cacialli, H Bronstein
– Chemistry of Materials
Acceptor plane expansion enhances horizontal orientation of thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters.
Y Xiang, P Li, S Gong, Y-H Huang, C-Y Wang, C Zhong, W Zeng, Z Chen, W-K Lee, X Yin, C-C Wu, C Yang
– Science Advances
Doubly Encapsulated Perylene Diimides: Effect of Molecular Encapsulation on Photophysical Properties
J Royakkers, A Minotto, DG Congrave, W Zeng, A Patel, AD Bond, D-K Bučar, F Cacialli, H Bronstein
– J Org Chem
Realizing 22.5% External Quantum Efficiency for Solution-Processed Thermally Activated Delayed-Fluorescence OLEDs with Red Emission at 622 nm via a Synergistic Strategy of Molecular Engineering and Host Selection.
W Zeng, T Zhou, W Ning, C Zhong, J He, S Gong, G Xie, C Yang
– Adv Mater
Prediction of Oscillator Strength and Transition Dipole Moments with the Nuclear Ensemble Approach for Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Emitters
W Zeng, S Gong, C Zhong, C Yang
– The Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Hydrophilic, Red-Emitting, and Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Emitter for Time-Resolved Luminescence Imaging by Mitochondrion-Induced Aggregation in Living Cells
F Ni, Z Zhu, X Tong, W Zeng, K An, D Wei, S Gong, Q Zhao, X Zhou, C Yang
– Advanced Science
Tuning the emissive characteristics of TADF emitters by fusing heterocycles with acridine as donors: highly efficient orange to red organic light-emitting diodes with EQE over 20%
T Chen, C-H Lu, C-W Huang, X Zeng, J Gao, Z Chen, Y Xiang, W Zeng, Z Huang, S Gong, C-C Wu, C Yang
– Journal of Materials Chemistry C
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