Dr. Biwu Ma, Professor

Professional Preparation/Appointments

B.S. Beijing University of Chemical Technology (2001)
Ph.D. University of Southern California (2006)
Postdoc, University of California Berkeley; LBNL (2006-2008)

Contact Information

Email bma@fsu.edu
Office 214 DLC 850.645.1298
Lab 251 DLC  

Programs of research

Materials, Inorganic, Physical

research specialties

Environment and Energy, Nanoscience, Spectroscopy and Photochemistry, Solid State Chemistry

Research Interest

Our research focuses the development of new functional materials for applications in a wide range of technological areas from energy to environmental and information technologies. Of particular interest are new generation electronic and energy devices, including solar energy conversion devices, light emitting diodes, transistors, and sensors. The research activities involve materials synthesis, characterization and processing, device fabrication and testing, as well as theoretical computation and simulation. Material engineering at the molecular level is emphasized to deliver a wide range of advanced functional materials, including organics, organometallics, polymers, and organic-inorganic hybrid materials, with well-controlled properties and functionalities. Investigations on processing techniques target low cost production of high performance devices. The fundamental understandings of the structure-property-processing-performance relationships allow for the further development of materials and devices with desired properties and performance in a rational manner, which will eventually deliver new generation technologies for real applications.


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He, Q.; Worku, M.; Xu, L.; Zhou, C.; Lin, H.; Robb, A. J.; Hanson, K.; Xin, Y.; Ma, B. Facile Formation of 2D-3D Heterojunctions on Perovskite Thin Film Surfaces for Efficient Solar Cells. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2020, 12, 1159-1168.
Zhou, C.; Lin, H.; He, Q.; Xu, L.; Worku, M.; Chaaban, M.; Lee, S.; Shi, X.; Du, M.; Ma, B. Low Dimensional Metal Halide Perovskites and Hybrids. Materials Science & Engineering – R: Reports, 2019, 137, 38-65.
Tian, Y.; Zhou, C.; Worku, M.; Wang, X.; Ling, Y.; Gao, H.; Miao, Y.; Guan, J.; Ma, B. Highly Efficient Spectrally Stable Red Perovskite Light Emitting Diodes. Advanced Materials, 2018, 30, 1707093.
Zhou, C.; Lin, H.; Tian, Y.; Yuan, Z.; Clark, R.; Chen, B.; Burgt, L.; Wang, J.; Zhou, Y.; Hanson, K.; Meisner, Q.; Neu, J.; Besara, T.; Siegrist, T.; Lambers, E.; Djurovich, P.; Ma, B. Luminescent Zero-Dimensional Organic Metal Halide Hybrids with Near-Unity Quantum Efficiency. Chemical Science, 2018, 9, 586-593.
Yuan, Z.; Zhou, C.; Tian, Y.; Shu, Y.; Messier, J.; Wang, J.; Burgt, L.; Kountouriotis, K.; Xin, Y.; Holt, E.; Schanze, K.; Clark, R.; Siegrist, T.; Ma, B. One-dimensional organic lead halide perovskites with efficient bluish white-light emission. Nature Communications, 2017, 8, 14051.