Institute Introduction     Shenzhen University, Shenzhen University Institute for Advanced Study is a newly established comprising undergraduate and postgraduate training, focusing on interdisciplinary teaching and research of new school educational institutions. Shenzhen University Institute for Advanced Study is an exploration of a comprehensive internal reform and innovation, special management system, carry out cross-discipline innovation talent training and scientific research academic, DC, practice professor hospital treatment。
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Ye Zhou

Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Email: yezhou@szu.edu.cn

Address:Room 358, Administration Building, Shenzhen University,Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, 518060

Group website: www.fmesz.com


EDUCATION:

2013, City University of Hong Kong, Physics and Materials Science, PhD

2009, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Electronic Engineering, MSc

2008, Nanjing University, Electronic Science and Engineering, BSc


WORKING EXPERIENCES

2013.8 – 2015.5 Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong

2009.6 – 2009.8 Research Assistant, Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong


HONORS AND AWARDS

2013 Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies Scholarships,Outstanding Academic Performance Award

2012 First Class of Student Research Excellence Awards,Research Tuition Scholarships for Research Degree Students,Outstanding Academic Performance Award

2011 CityU Outstanding Innovation Awards,Research Tuition Scholarship for Research Degree Students

2010 Outstanding Academic Performance Award


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Flexible and printed electronics, organic/inorganic semiconductors, surface and interface physics, nanostructured materials, nano-scale devices for technological applications (logic circuits, data storage, energy-harvesting, photonics, sensors)


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member of: European Materials Research Society, Materials Research Society

Manuscript reviewer for: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, RSC Advances, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems


PUBLICATIONS

[2017]

X. Chen, Y. Zhou,* V. A. L. Roy* and S. -T. Han,* Metal Oxide Clusters for Novel Applications: Towards High-density Data Storage in Non-volatile Memories, Adv. Mater. 2017, in press.

S.-T. Han, H. Peng, Q. Sun, S.Venkatesh, K.-S. Chung, S. C. Lau, Y. Zhou, and V. A. L. Roy, An overview on the Development of Flexible Sensors, Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1700375.

Y. Zhou, M. Zhang, Z. Guo, L. Miao, S.-T. Han, H. Liu, Z. Wang, H. Zhang and Z. Peng, Recent Advancement in Black Phosphorus-Based Photonics, Electronics, Sensors and Energy Devices. Mater. Horiz. 2017, DOI:10.1039/C7MH00543A.

S.-T. Han, L. Hu, X. Wang, Y. Zhou, Y.-J. Zeng, S. Ruan, C. Pan , Z. Peng, Black phosphorus quantum dots with tunable memory properties and multilevel resistive switching characteristics. Adv. Sci. 2017, 4, 1600435.

X. Tang, W. Liang, J. Zhao, Z. Li, M. Qiu, T. Fan, C. S. Luo, Y. Zhou, Y. Li, Z. Guo, D. Fan, and H. Zhang, Fluorinated Phosphorene: Facile Synthesis, Atomistic Fluorination, and Enhanced Stability. Small 2017, in press.

L. Zhou, S.-T. Han,* S. Shu, J. Zhuang, Y. Yan, Q.-J. Sun, Y. Zhou,* and V. A. L. Roy*, Localized surface plasmon resonance-mediated chargetrapping/detrapping for core-shell nanorod-based optical memory cells. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b07486.

Y. Zhou,* L. Zhou, Y. Yan, S.-T. Han,* J. Zhuang, Q.-J. Sun, and V. A. L. Roy,* Real-time storage of thermal signal in organic memory with floating core-shell nanoparticles. J. Mater. Chem. C 2017, 5, 8415.

[2016]

J. Zhuang, Q.-J. Sun, Y. Zhou, S.-T. Han, L. Zhou, Y. Yan, H. Peng, S. Venkatesh, W. Wu, R. K. Y. Li, and V. A. L. Roy, Solution-Processed Rare-Earth Oxide Thin Films for Alternative Gate Dielectric Application. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8 (45), 31128.

S.-T. Han, Y. Zhou, B. Chen, C. Wang, L. Zhou, Y. Yan, J. Zhuang, Q. Sun, H. Zhang and V. A. L. Roy, Hybrid Flexible Resistive Random Access Memory-Gated Transistor for Novel Nonvolatile Data Storage. Small 2016, 12, 381.

Q.-J. Sun, J. Zhuang, Y. Yan, Y. Zhou, S.-T. Han, L. Zhou, H.-Y. Peng, R. K. Y. Li and V. A. L. Roy, Polymer-modified solution-processed metal oxide dielectrics on aluminum foil substrate for flexible organic transistors, physica status solidi (a) 2016, 213 (9), 2509-2517.

Q.-J. Sun, J. Zhuang, Y. Yan, L. Zhou, Y. Zhou, S.-T. Han, W. Wu and V. A. L. Roy, Investigation on the mobility and stability in organic thin film transistors consisting of bilayer gate dielectrics. physica status solidi (a) 2016, 213 (1), 79-84.

Ji, S. L.; Sun, Q. J.; Venkatesh, S.; Yan, Y.; Zhou, Y.; Zhuang, J. Q.; Zhou, L.; Han, S. T.; Xu, Z. X.; Roy, V. A. L. Low-voltage extended gate organic thin film transistors for ion sensing based on semi-conducting polymer electrodes. Proc. SPIE 9749, Oxide-based Materials and Devices VII, 974912 (February 27, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2218397.

[2015]

S.-T. Han, Y. Zhou, B. Chen, L. Zhou, Y. Yan, H. Zhang, V. A. L. Roy, Two-dimensional molybdenum disulphide nanosheet-covered metal nanoparticle array as a floating gate in multi-functional flash memories. Nanoscale 2015, 7 (41), 17496-17503.

Y. Yan, L.-B. Huang, Y. Zhou, S.-T. Han, L. Zhou, Q. Sun, J. Zhuang, H. Peng, H. Yan and V. A. L. Roy, Surface Decoration on Polymeric Gate Dielectrics for Flexible Organic Field-Effect Transistors via Hydroxylation and Subsequent Monolayer Self-Assembly. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7 (42), 23464–23471.

Y. Yan, L. -B. Huang, Y. Zhou, S. -T. Han,L. Zhou, J. Zhuang, Z. -X. Xu, V. A. L. Roy, Self-aligned, full solutionprocess polymer field-effect transistor on flexible substrates.Sci. Rep. 2015, 5, 15770.

L. Zhou, S.-T. Han, J. Zhuang, Y. Yan, Y. Zhou, Q.-J. Sun, Z.-X. Xu and V. A. L. Roy, Mobility Enhancement of P3HT-Based OTFTs upon Blending with Au Nanorods. Particle & Particle Systems Characterization 2015, 32, 1051.

J. Zhuang, W.-S. Lo, L. Zhou, Q.-J. Sun, C.-F. Chan, Y. Zhou, S.-T. Han, Y. Yan, W.-T. Wong, K.-L. Wong and V. A. L. Roy, Photo-reactive charge trapping memory based on lanthanide complex. Sci. Rep. 2015, 5, 14998.

Y. Yan, Y. Zhou, L.-B. Huang, S.-T. Han, L. Zhou, Z.-X. Xu, V. A. L. Roy, Enhanced self-assembled monolayer treatment on polymeric gate dielectrics with ultraviolet/ozone assistance in organic thin film transistors. RSC Advances 2015, 5 (79), 64471.

Y. Zhou, S.-T. Han, Y. Yan, L. Zhou, L.-B. Huang, J. Zhuang, P. Sonar and V. A. L. Roy, Ultra-flexible nonvolatile memory based on donor-acceptor diketopyrrolopyrrole polymer blends. Sci. Rep. 2015, 5, 10683.

Y. Zhou, S.-T. Han, P. Sonar, X. Ma, J. Chen, Z. Zheng and V. A. L. Roy, Reversible Conversion of Dominant Polarity in Ambipolar Polymer/Graphene Oxide Hybrids. Sci. Rep. 2015, 5, 9446.

S.-T. Han, Y. Zhou, L. Zhou, Y. Yan, L.-B. Huang, W. Wu and V. A. L. Roy, CdSe/ZnS core-shell quantum dots charge trapping layer for flexible photonic memory. J. Mater. Chem. C 2015, 3 (13), 3173.

S.-T. Han, Y. Zhou, P. Sonar, H. Wei, L. Zhou, Y. Yan, C.-S. Lee and V. A. L. Roy, Surface Engineering of Reduced Graphene Oxide for Controllable Ambipolar Flash Memories. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7 (3), 1699.

L. Zhou, J. Yang, Y. Zhou, S.-T. Han, L. Huang, Y. Yan, V. A. L. Roy, Dual plasmonic-enhanced bulk-heterojunction solar cell incorporating gold nanoparticles into solution-processed anode buffer layer and active layer. Phys. Status Solidi RRL 2015, 9, 115.

[2014]

Y. Zhou, S.-T. Han, X. Chen, F. Wang, Y.-B. Tang, V. A. L. Roy, An upconverted photonic nonvolatile memory. Nature Communications 2014, 5, 4720.

S.-T. Han, Y. Zhou, Q. D. Yang, L. Zhou, L.-B. Huang, Y. Yan, C.-S. Lee, V. A. L. Roy, Energy-Band Engineering for Tunable Memory Characteristics through Controlled Doping of Reduced Graphene Oxide. ACS Nano 2014, 8 (2), 1923-1931.

L.-B. Huang, Y. Zhou, S.-T. Han, Y. Yan, L. Zhou, W. Chen, P. Zhou, X. Chen and V. A. L. Roy, Controlled Assembly of Silver Nanoparticles Monolayer on 3D Polymer Nanotubes and their Applications. Small 2014, 10, 4645.

L.-B. Huang, Y. Zhou, S.-T. Han, Y. Yan, L. Zhou, V. A. L. Roy, The Role of Nanoparticle Monolayer on the Flowing Behavior of Polymer Melts in Nanochannel. Nanoscale 2014, 6, 11013.

H. Wang, Y. Zhou, V. A. L. Roy, D. Yan, J. Zhang, C.-S. Lee, Polymorphism and electronic properties of vanadyl-phthalocyanine films. Org. Electron. 2014, 15(7), 1586.

J. Zhuang, S.-T. Han, Y. Zhou, V. A. L. Roy, Flash memory based on solution processed hafnium dioxide charge trapping layer. J. Mater. Chem. C 2014, 2, 4233.

L.-B. Huang, Z.-X. Xu, X. Chen, W. Tian, S.-T. Han, Y. Zhou, J.-J. Xu, X.-B. Yang, V. A. L. Roy, Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Nanotubes with Tunable Aspect Ratios and Charge Transport Properties. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2014, 6(15), 11874.

[2013]

Y. Zhou, S.-T. Han, Y. Yan, L.-B. Huang, L. Zhou, J. Huang, V. A. L. Roy, Solution processed molecular floating gate for flexible flash memories. Sci. Rep. 2013, 3, 3093.

Y. Zhou, S.-T. Han, P. Sonar, V. A. L. Roy, Nonvolatile multilevel data storage memory device from controlled ambipolar charge trapping mechanism. Sci. Rep. 2013, 3, 2319.

S.-T. Han,+ Y. Zhou,+ C. Wang, L. He, W. Zhang, V. A. L. Roy, Layer-by-Layer-Assembled Reduced Graphene Oxide/Gold Nanoparticle Hybrid Double-Floating-Gate Structure for Low-Voltage Flexible Flash Memory. Adv. Mater. 2013, 25 (6), 872-877. (+Equal contribution)

S.-T. Han, Y. Zhou, V. A. L. Roy, Towards the Development of Flexible Non-volatile Memories. Adv. Mater. 2013, 25 (38), 5425. (Invited review paper, highlighted as frontispiece)

Y. Zhou, S.-T. Han, Z.-X. Xu, V. A. L. Roy, The strain and thermal induced tunable charging phenomenon in low power flexible memory arrays with a gold nanoparticle monolayer. Nanoscale 2013, 5 (5), 1972.

Y. Zhou, S.-T. Han, L. Zhou, Y. Yan, L.-B. Huang, J. Huang, V. A. L. Roy, Flexible organic/inorganic heterojunction transistors with low operating voltage. J. Mater. Chem. C 2013, 1 (42), 7073.

Y. Zhou, S. Han, G. Zhou, W.-Y. Wong, V. A. L. Roy, Ambipolar organic light-emitting electrochemical transistor based on a heteroleptic charged iridium(III) complex. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2013, 102 (8), 083301.

Y. Zhou, S.-T. Han, L.-B. Huang, J. Huang, Y. Yan, L. Zhou, V. A. L. Roy, A low voltage programmable unipolar inverter with a gold nanoparticle monolayer on plastic. Nanotechnology 2013, 24 (20), 205202.

S.-T. Han,+ Y. Zhou,+ Q.-D. Yang, C.-S. Lee, V. A. L. Roy, Poly(3-hexylthiophene)/Gold Nanoparticle Hybrid System with Enhanced Photo Response for Light Controlled Electronic Devices. Particle & Particle Systems Characterization 2013, 30 (7), 599. (+Equal contribution)

X.-B. Yang, L. Zhou, L.-B. Huang, J.-J. Xu, Y. Zhou, S.-T. Han, Z.-X. Xu, V. C. Y. Lau, M. Hon-Wah Lam, W.-Y. Wong, V. A. L. Roy, Importance of Alkyl Chain-Length on the Self-Assembly of New Ni(qdt)2 Complexes and Charge Transport Properties. RSC Advances 2013, 3, 12075.

C. P. Liu, Y. Y. Hui, Z. H. Chen, J. G. Ren, Y. Zhou, L. Tang, Y. B. Tang, J. A. Zapien, S. P. Lau, Solution-processable graphene oxide as an insulator layer for metal-insulator-semiconductor silicon solar cells. RSC Advances 2013, 3 (39), 17918.

[2012]

Y. Zhou, S.-T. Han, Z.-X. Xu, V. A. L. Roy, Controlled Ambipolar Charge Transport Through a Self-Assembled Gold Nanoparticle Monolayer. Adv. Mater. 2012, 24 (9), 1247.

S.-T. Han, Y. Zhou, Z.-X. Xu, L.-B. Huang, X.-B. Yang, V. A. L. Roy, Microcontact Printing of Ultrahigh Density Gold Nanoparticle Monolayer for Flexible Flash Memories. Adv. Mater. 2012, 24 (26), 3556.

Y. Zhou, S.-T. Han, Z.-X. Xu, V. A. L. Roy, Polymer-nanoparticle hybrid dielectrics for flexible transistors and inverters. J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22 (9), 4060.

Y. Zhou, S.-T. Han, Z.-X. Xu, X.-B. Yang, H.-P. Ng, L.-B. Huang, V. A. L. Roy, Functional high-k nanocomposite dielectrics for flexible transistors and inverters with excellent mechanical properties. J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22 (28), 14246.

Y. Zhou, S.-T. Han, Z.-X. Xu, V. A. L. Roy, Low voltage flexible nonvolatile memory with gold nanoparticles embedded in poly(methyl methacrylate). Nanotechnology 2012, 23 (34), 344014.

S.-T. Han, Y. Zhou, Z.-X. Xu, V. A. L. Roy, Controllable threshold voltage shifts of polymer transistors and inverters by utilizing gold nanoparticles. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2012, 101 (3), 033306.

L. Zhou, Z.-X. Xu, Y. Zhou, Y. Feng, X.-G. Zhou, H.-F. Xiang, V. A. L. Roy, Structure-charge transport relationship of 5,15-dialkylated porphyrins. Chem. Commun. 2012, 48 (42), 5139.

[2010-2011]

Y. Zhou, V. A. L. Roy, Z.-X. Xu, H. Y. Kwong, H.-B. Wang, C. S. Lee, Low temperature processed bilayer dielectrics for low-voltage flexible saturated load inverters. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2011, 98 (9), 092904.

S.-T. Han, Y. Zhou, Z.-X. Xu, V. A. L. Roy, T. F. Hung, Nanoparticle size dependent threshold voltage shifts in organic memory transistors. J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21 (38), 14575.

C.-F. Chow, V. A. L. Roy, Zhou Ye, M. H. W. Lam, C. S. Lee, K. C. Lau, Novel high proton conductive material from liquid crystalline 4-(octadecyloxy)phenylsulfonic acid. J. Mater. Chem. 2010, 20 (30), 6245.