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Yibing Cheng

Yibing Cheng

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Yibing.Cheng@monash.edu

Diploma in Silicate Materials, Wuhan Univ. of Tech., China, 1978
MEng in Inorganic Materials, Wuhan Univ. of Tech., China, 1983
PhD in Ceramics, Univ. of Newcastle-on-Tyne, UK, 1989
Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Professor Cheng specialises in inorganic materials and composites. His research interests in this area span a wide range of topics in synthesis of nano materials, ceramic processing, microstructure development and materials applications in aggressive conditions. He has particular interests in the development of non-oxide ceramics and composites, especially sialons.

Since 2001, Dr Cheng has been involved in the research of nano-TiO2 based dye sensitised solar cells (DSSCs). His work in this area mainly lies in the development of nanostructured working and counter electrodes, and construction of solar cell devices. He has special interests in the engineering aspects of the DSSC technology. In recent years, he has made focused efforts in the development of flexible DSSCs on plastic substrates and processing of DSSCs by printing technologies.
He is a chief investigator of the novel ceramic-polymer composites for fire-performance cable applications in the Cooperative Research Centre for Polymers. This award-winning technology has been commercialised by an Australian company.

TEACHING INTERESTS

Mechanical Properties of Materials
Ceramic Technology
Engineering Ceramics
Glass and Glass-Ceramics

RESEARCH LINKS

Flexible Solar Cells at Monash (2009)
Solar Prints - ABC Catayst Program
Dye sensitised solar cell research presentation

Publications:

  • Solar cells
  • E. Della Gaspera, Y. Peng, Q.C. Hou, L. Spiccia, U. Bach, J.J. Jasieniak, Y.B. Cheng, Ultra-thin high efficiency semitransparent perovskite solar cells, Nano Energy 13, 249-257, 2015
  • Y. Dkhissi, F. Huang, S. Rubanov, M.D. Xiao, U. Bach, L. Spiccia, R.A. Caruso, Y.B. Cheng, Low temperature processing of flexible planar perovskite solar cells with efficiency over 10%, Journal Of Power Sources 278, 325-331, 2015
  • H. C. Weerasinghe, Y. Dkhissi, A. D. Scully, R. A. Caruso and Y. B. Cheng, Encapsulation for improving the lifetime of flexible perovskite solar cells. Nano Energy, 18 ( 2015), 118–125
  • A.R. Pascoe, N.W. Duffy, A.D. Scully, F.Z. Huang, Y.B. Cheng, Insights into Planar CH(3)NH(3)Pbl(3) Perovskite Solar Cells Using Impedance Spectroscopy, Journal Of Physical Chemistry C 119 (9), 4444-4453, 2015
  • Y. Han, J.M. Pringle, Y.B. Cheng, Improved Efficiency and Stability of Flexible Dye Sensitized Solar Cells on ITO/PEN Substrates Using an Ionic Liquid Electrolyte, Photochemistry And Photobiology 91 (2), 315-322, 2015
  • Y. Peng, A. Pascoe, G. Sepalage, S. Meyer, X.J. Wang, F.Z. Huang, U. Bach, L. Spiccia, Y.B. Cheng, Hole-Conductor and Metal Electrode-Free Planar Perovskite Solar Cells, Current Nanoscience 11 (4), 494-498, 2015
  • Y. Han, S. Meyer, Y. Dkhissi, K. Weber, J.M. Pringle, U. Bach, L. Spiccia, Y.B.Cheng, Degradation observations of encapsulated planar CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite solar cells at high temperatures and humidity, Journal Of Materials Chemistry A 3 (15), 8139-8147, 2015
  • Fuzhi Huang, Yasmina Dkhissi, Wenchao Huang, Manda Xiao, Iacopo Benesperi, Sergey Rubanov, Ye Zhu, Xiongfeng Lin, Liangcong Jiang, Yecheng Zhou, Angus Gray-Weale, Joanne Etheridge, Christopher McNeill, Rachel Caruso, Udo Bach, Leone Spiccia, Yi-Bing Cheng, Gas-assisted preparation of lead iodide perovskite films consisting of a monolayer of single crystalline grains for high efficiency planar solar cells, Nano Energy, 10, 10-18, 2014
  • Manda Xiao, Fuzhi Huang, Wenchao Huang, Yasmina Dkhissi, Zhu, Joanne Etheridge, Angus Gray-Weale, Udo Bach, Yi-Bing Cheng, Leone Spiccia, A Fast Deposition-Crystallization Procedure for Highly Efficient Lead Iodide Perovskite Thin-Film Solar Cells, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 53(37)9898-9903, 2014
  • Yang Chen, Fuzhi Huang, Wanchun Xiang, Dehong Chen, Lu Cao, Leone Spiccia, Rachel A. Caruso, Yi-Bing Cheng, Effect of TiO2 microbead pore size on the performance of DSSCs with a cobalt based electrolyte, Nanoscale, 6(22)13787-13794,2014
  • Yasmina Dkhissi, Fuzhi Huang, Yi-Bing Cheng, Rachel Caruso, A.Quasi-Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells on Plastic Substrates, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118(30)16366-16374, 2014
  • Alexander R. Pascoe, Dehong Chen, Fuzhi Huang, Noel W. Duffy, Rachel A. Caruso, Yi-Bing Cheng, Charge Transport in Photoanodes Constructed with Mesoporous TiO2 Beads for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118(30)16635-16642, 2014
  • Jiangjing He, Jennifer M. Pringle, Yi-Bing Cheng, Titanium Carbide and Titanium Nitride-Based Nanocomposites as Efficient Catalysts for the Co2+/Co3+ Redox Couple in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118(30) 16818-16824, 2014
  • Alexander R. Pascoe, Fuzhi Huang, Noel W. Duffy, Yi-Bing Cheng, Charge Transport and Recombination in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells on Plastic Substrates, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118(28)15154-15161, 2014
  • Jie Zhong, Yong Peng, Manyuan Zhou, Juan Zhao, Shuquan Liang, Huanting Wang, Yi-Bing Cheng, Facile synthesis of nanoporous TiC-SiC-C composites as a novel counter-electrode for dye sensitized solar cells, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 190, 309-315, 2014
  • Dehua Xiong, Xianwei Zeng, Wenjun Zhang, Huan Wang, Xiujian Zhao, Wei Chen, Yi-Bing Cheng, Synthesis and Characterization of CuAlO2 and AgAlO2 Delafossite Oxides through Low-Temperature Hydrothermal Methods, Inorganic Chemistry, 53(8)4106-4116, 2014
  • Fuzhi Huang, Dehong Chen, Yang Chen, Rachel A. Caruso, Yi-Bing Cheng, Mesoporous titania beads for flexible dye-sensitized solar cells, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2(7)1284-1289, 2014
  • Kun Cao, Jianfeng Lu, Jin Cui, Yan Shen, Wei Chen, Getachew Alemu, Zhong Wang, Huailiang Yuan, Jie Xu, Mingkui Wang, Yibing Cheng, Highly efficient light harvesting ruthenium sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells featuring triphenylamine donor antennas, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2(14)4945-4953, 2014
  • Zhen Xu, Dehua Xiong, Huan Wang, Wenjun Zhang, Xianwei Zeng, Liqun Ming, Wei Chen, Xiaobao Xu, Jin Cui, Mingkui Wang, Satvasheel Powar, Udo Bach, Yi-Bing Cheng, Remarkable photocurrent of p-type dye-sensitized solar cell achieved by size controlled CuGaO2 nanoplates, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2(9)2968-2976, 2014
  • Yu Han, Jennifer M. Pringle, Yi-Bing Cheng, Photovoltaic characteristics and stability of flexible dye-sensitized solar cells on ITO/PEN substrates, RSC Advances, 4(3)1393-1400, 2014
  • Alexander R. Pascoe, Laure Bourgeois, Noel W. Duffy, Wanchun Xiang, and Yi-Bing Cheng, Surface State Recombination and Passivation in Nanocrystalline TiO2 Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, J. Phys. Chem. C, 117 (47) 25118–25126, 2013
  • Simon J Thompson, Jennifer M Pringle, Xiao Li Zhang, Yi-Bing Cheng, A novel carbon–PEDOT composite counter electrode for monolithic dye-sensitized solar cells, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46, 024007, 2013
  • G.D. Rajmohan, X.J. Dai, T. Tsuzuki, P.R. Lamb, J. du Plessis, F.Z. Huang, Y.-B. Cheng, Modifying TiO2 surface architecture by oxygen plasma to increase dye sensitized solar cell efficiency, Thin Solid Films, 545, 521-526, 2013
  • Jiangjing He, Noel W. Duffy, Jennifer M. Pringlea, Yi-Bing Cheng, Conducting polymer and titanium carbide-based nanocomposites as efficient counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells, Electrochimica Acta, 105, 275–281, 2013
  • D.H. Xiong, W.J. Zhang, X.W. Zeng, Z. Xu, W. Chen, J. Cui, M.K. Wang, L.C. Sun, Y.-B. Cheng, Enhanced Performance of p-Type Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Based on Ultrasmall Mg-Doped CuCrO2 Nanocrystals, ChemSusChem, 6, 8, 1432-1437, 2013
  • H. Weerasinghe, F. Huang, Y.-B. Cheng, Fabrication of flexible dye sensitized solar cells on plastic substrates, Nano Energy, 2, 2, 174-189, 2013
  • Y. Peng, J. Zhong, K. Wang, B.F. Xue, Y.B. Cheng, A printable graphene enhanced composite counter electrode for flexible dye-sensitized solar cells, Nano Energy, 2, 2, 235-240, 2013
  • X.W. Zeng, D.H. Xiong, W.J. Zhang, L.Q. Ming, Z. Xu, Z.F. Huang, M.K. Wang, W. Chen, Y.B. Cheng, Spray deposition of water-soluble multiwall carbon nanotube and Cu2ZnSnSe4 nanoparticle composites as highly efficient counter electrodes in a quantum dot-sensitized solar cell system, Nanoscale, 5, 15, 6992-6998, 2013
  • Ceramics
  • Caen Ang, Tim Williams, David Vowles, Chris Wood, Aaron Seeber, Yi-Bing Cheng, Influence of sol-gel derived ZrO2 and ZrC additions on microstructure and properties of ZrB2 composites, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 34(13)3139-3149,2014
  • Caen Ang, Aaron Seeber, Tim Williams, Yi-Bing Cheng, SPS densification and microstructure of ZrB2 composites derived from sol-gel ZrC coating, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 34(12)2875-2883, 2014
  • Manyuan Zhou, Don Rodrigo, Yi-Bing Cheng, Effects of the electric current on conductive Si3N4/TiN composites in spark plasma sintering, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 547, 51–58, 2013
  • Caen Ang, Aaron Seeber, Kun Wang, Yi-Bing Cheng, Modification of ZrB2 powders by a sol–gel ZrC precursor - A new approach for ultra high temperature ceramic composites, Journal of Asian Ceramic Societies, 1, 77–85, 2013
  • Caen Ang, Tim Williams, Aaron Seeber, Huanting Wang, Yi-Bing Cheng, Synthesis and evolution of zirconium carbide via sol-gel route: features of nanoparticle oxide-carbon reactions, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 96, 4, 1099–1106, 2013
  • M.Y. Zhou, J. Zhong, J. Zhao, D. Rodrigo, Y.-B. Cheng, Microstructures and properties of Si3N4/TiN composites sintered by hot pressing and spark plasma sintering, Materials Research Bulletin, 48, 5, 1927-1933, 2013
  • Simon J Thompson, Jennifer M Pringle, Xiao Li Zhang, Yi-Bing Cheng, A novel carbon–PEDOT composite counter electrode for monolithic dye-sensitized solar cells, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46, 024007, 2013
  • M.Y. Zhou, J. Zhong, J. Zhao, D. Rodrigo, Y.-B. Cheng, Microstructures and properties of Si3N4/TiN composites sintered by hot pressing and spark plasma sintering, Materials Research Bulletin, 48, 5, 1927-1933, 2013
  • Simon J Thompson, Jennifer M Pringle, Xiao Li Zhang, Yi-Bing Cheng, A novel carbon–PEDOT composite counter electrode for monolithic dye-sensitized solar cells, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46, 024007, 2013
  • G.D. Rajmohan, X.J. Dai, T. Tsuzuki, P.R. Lamb, J. du Plessis, F.Z. Huang, Y.-B. Cheng, Modifying TiO2 surface architecture by oxygen plasma to increase dye sensitized solar cell efficiency, Thin Solid Films, 545, 521-526, 2013
  • Jiangjing He, Noel W. Duffy, Jennifer M. Pringlea, Yi-Bing Cheng, Conducting polymer and titanium carbide-based nanocomposites as efficient counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells, Electrochimica Acta, 105, 275–281, 2013

Research Interests:

  • nano-TiO2 based dye sensitised solar cells (DSSCs)
  • ceramic processing
  • inorganic materials and composites
  • synthesis of nano materials
  • development of non-oxide ceramics and composites, especially sialons
  • microstructure development
  • materials applications in aggressive conditions