MIAO Qian

  • Senior Research Fellowship in 2019 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor MIAO Qian graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China with a B.Sc. degree in 2000. He received his Ph.D. degree from Columbia University in 2005 under the direction of Prof. Colin Nuckolls, and was a postdoctoral scholar with Prof. Fred Wudl at University of California, Los Angeles. He joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an assistant professor in 2006, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012 as well as Professor in 2016. His research interests include design and synthesis of novel polycyclic aromatic molecules with interesting structures and useful applications, and development of high-performance organic semiconductor materials and devices using tools from organic synthesis, supramolecular chemistry and surface chemistry.


Currently

Professor Miao's group has made a key contribution to the chemistry of negatively curved nanographenes, which is a new frontier of carbon nanoscience, by designing and synthesizing a series of new nanographene molecules containing heptagons or octagons. His group has also developed state-of-the-art organic semiconductors and invented new interface engineering strategies for organic field effect transistors (OFETs), which are a type of elemental units for light-weight, low-cost, flexible and wearable organic electronics devices. For example, his group realized solution-processed n-channel OFETs with electron mobility of up to 27.8 cm2/Vs, which set a new record for n-channel OFETs.