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Haiyan Sun

Post Doc
Postdoc

Former colleague

Research Line

Graphene Labs

Center

IIT Central Research Lab Genova

Contacts

Via Morego, 30

About

Haiyan graduated in 2005 from Shandong University in Applied Physics (BSc) and in 2008 from the same university Material Physics (MSc). She received her PhD degree in Nature Science in 2012 from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU). Her research focused on organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells, investigating the influence of nanostructure semiconductors on devices performance.

She continued her research on large scaled flexible hybrid solar cells during visiting in Cambridge University. The she worked as a lecturer in Hangzhou Dianzi University for one year, investigating Au nanoparticle involved in Plasmonic solar cells and carbon nanomaterial applied in Li ion battery.

She joined the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia as a Postdoctoral researcher (Graphene Flagship fellowship) in June 2014 with the aim of developingg the graphene energy conversion and storage applications.

Projects

Graphene and 2D materials for energy strorage and conversion devices

Large scale tranferring graphene film as eletrode for eltronic and biologic application

Selected Publications

      1.      Sun, H., Varzi, A., Pellegrini, V., ... & Passerini, S. (2017). How much does size really matter? Exploring the limits of graphene as Li ion battery anode material. Solid State Communications, 251, 88

2.      Sun, H., Hanlon. D, Dinh. D.A., ... & Bonaccorso, F. (2017) Carbon nanotubes-bridged molybdenum trioxide nanosheets as high performance anode for lithium ion batteries, submitted.

3.      Musselman, K., Muñoz-Rojas, D., Hoye, R., Sun, H. ..., & MacManus-Driscoll, J. (2017). Rapid open- air deposition of uniform, nanoscale, functional coatings on nanorod arrays. Nanoscale Horizons, 2, 110.

4.      Sun, H., Castillo, A. E. D. R., Monaco S.,... & Bonaccorso, F. (2016). Binder-free graphene as an advanced anode for lithium batteries. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4 (18), 6886

5.      Ciesielski, A., Haar, S., Aliprandi, A., El Garah, M., Tregnago, G., Cotella, G.F., El Gemayel, M., Richard, F., Sun, H., Cacialli, F. and Bonaccorso, F. (2016). Modifying the size of ultrasound-induced liquid-phase exfoliated graphene: From nanosheets to nanodots. ACS Nano, 10 (12), 10768

6.      Capasso, A., Castillo, A. D. R., Sun, H.,& Bonaccorso, F. (2015). Ink-jet printing of graphene for flexible electronics: an environmentally-friendly approach. Solid State Communications, 224, 53

7.      MuñozRojas, D., Sun, H., Iza, D.,... & MacManusDriscoll, J. L. (2013). Highspeed atmospheric atomic layer deposition of ultra-thin amorphous TiO2 blocking layers at 100° C for inverted bulk heterojunction solar cells. Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 21(4), 393

8.      Iza, D. C., Muñoz-Rojas, D., Musselman, K. P., Weickert, J., Jakowetz, A. C., Sun, H., ... & Schmidt-Mende, L. (2013). Nanostructured conformal hybrid solar cells: a promising architecture towards complete charge collection and light absorption. Nanoscale Research Letters, 8(1), 359

9.      Sun, H., Weickert, J., Hesse, H.,…& Schmidt-Mende, L. (2011). UV light protection through TiO2 blocking layers for inverted organic solar cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 95(12), 3450

10.  Weickert, J., Sun, H., Palumbiny, C.,…& Schmidt-Mende, L. (2010). Spray-deposited PEDOT: PSS for inverted organic solar cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 94(12), 2371

11.  Sun, H., Luan, C., Cao, L., et al., (2008) Method for preparing polyimide/oxide composite stephanoporate nano-solidCN101270226 (Chinese Patent)

12.  Li, M., Sun, H., Liu, X.,...& Tao, X. (2006). Preparation of porous boehmite nanosolid and its composite fluorescent materials by a novel hydrothermal hot-press method. Materials Letters, 60(21), 2738

13.  Xu, H., Li, M., Sun, H. & Liu, X. (2005). The influences of hydrothermal treatment on the properties of SnO2 thick film gas sensors. Journal of Functional Materials, 36(9), 1415

     14.  Cui,D., Meng, X., Li, M., Sun, H., et al.(2005) A new combined mold used in liquid-phase reaction, phase-transformation and preparation of porous bulks: CN10044323. (Chinese Patent)

Awards

Ÿ   Royal Society of United Kingdom funding, Cambridge University, 2012.

Ÿ   State Scholarship for doctoral study abroad, China, 2008–2012.

Ÿ   Graduated Students Scholarship, Shandong University, 2005–2008.

Ÿ   National Scholarship, Shandong University, 2003.

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L’Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) è una fondazione di diritto privato - cfr. determinazione Corte dei Conti 23/2015 “IIT è una fondazione da inquadrare fra gli organismi di diritto pubblico con la scelta di un modello di organizzazione di diritto privato per rispondere all’esigenza di assicurare procedure più snelle nella selezione non solo nell’ambito nazionale dei collaboratori, scienziati e ricercatori ”.

IIT è sotto la vigilanza del Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca e del Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze ed è stato istituito con la Legge 326/2003. La Fondazione ha l'obiettivo di promuovere l'eccellenza nella ricerca di base e in quella applicata e di favorire lo sviluppo del sistema economico nazionale. La costruzione dei laboratori iniziata nel 2006 si è conclusa nel 2009.

Lo staff complessivo di IIT conta circa 1440 persone. L’area scientifica è rappresentata da circa l’85% del personale. Il 45% dei ricercatori proviene dall’estero: di questi, il 29% è costituito da stranieri provenienti da oltre 50 Paesi e il 16% da italiani rientrati. Oggi il personale scientifico è composto da circa 60 principal investigators, circa 110 ricercatori e tecnologi di staff, circa 350 post doc, circa 500 studenti di dottorato e borsisti, circa 130 tecnici. Oltre 330 posti su 1400 creati su fondi esterni. Età media 34 anni. 41% donne / 59 % uomini.

Nel 2015 IIT ha ricevuto finanziamenti pubblici per circa 96 milioni di euro (80% del budget), conseguendo fondi esterni per 22 milioni di euro (20% budget) provenienti da 18 progetti europei17 finanziamenti da istituzioni nazionali e internazionali, circa 60 progetti industriali

La produzione di IIT ad oggi vanta circa 6990 pubblicazioni, oltre 130 finanziamenti Europei e 11 ERC, più di 350 domande di brevetto attive, oltre 12 start up costituite e altrettante in fase di lancio. Dal 2009 l’attività scientifica è stata ulteriormente rafforzata con la creazione di dieci centri di ricerca nel territorio nazionale (a Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) e internazionale (MIT ed Harvard negli USA) che, unitamente al Laboratorio Centrale di Genova, sviluppano i programmi di ricerca del piano scientifico 2015-2017.

IIT: the numbers

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is a public research institute that adopts the organizational model of a private law foundation. IIT is overseen by Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca and Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze (the Italian Ministries of Education, Economy and Finance).  The Institute was set up according to Italian law 326/2003 with the objective of promoting excellence in basic and applied research andfostering Italy’s economic development. Construction of the Laboratories started in 2006 and finished in 2009.

IIT has an overall staff of about 1,440 people. The scientific staff covers about 85% of the total. Out of 45% of researchers coming from abroad 29% are foreigners coming from more than 50 countries and 16% are returned Italians. The scientific staff currently consists of approximately 60 Principal Investigators110 researchers and technologists350 post-docs and 500 PhD students and grant holders and 130 technicians. External funding has allowed the creation of more than 330 positions . The average age is 34 and the gender balance proportion  is 41% female against 59% male.

In 2015 IIT received 96 million euros in public funding (accounting for 80% of its budget) and obtained 22 million euros in external funding (accounting for 20% of its budget). External funding comes from 18 European Projects, other 17 national and international competitive projects and approximately 60 industrial projects.

So far IIT accounts for: about 6990 publications, more than 130 European grants and 11 ERC grants, more than 350 patents or patent applications12 up start-ups and as many  which are about to be launched. The Institute’s scientific activity has been further strengthened since 2009 with the establishment of 11 research nodes throughout Italy (Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) and abroad (MIT and Harvard University, USA), which, along with the Genoa-based Central Lab, implement the research programs included in the 2015-2017 Strategic Plan.