Dr Heping Shen

Dr. Heping Shen is research fellow from the Research School of Engineering at ANU. She focuses on developing low-cost, high-efficiency photovoltaic technologies. Dr. Shen won her PhD degree in Material Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University (QS ranking #17), focusing on the cutting edge research of nanomaterial synthesis and application in photovoltaics. Early in 2018, Dr. Shen achieved record efficiency for all-thin-film tandem technology that opens the door to future development in photovoltaic technologies. (Media report: https://cecs.anu.edu.au/news/anu-research-advances...). Dr. Shen and colleagues also invented a unique, highly-effective materials-based approach to fabricating simplest perovskite/Si tandem solar cell, resulting in prominent optical loss and minimizing the processing steps.



Nanomaterial sysnthesis and characterization

High-efficiency optoelectronic device fabrication

  1. Heping Shen, The Duong, Jun Peng, Daniel Jacobs, Nandi Wu, Junbo Gong, Yiliang Wu, Siva Krishna Karuturi, Xiao Fu, Klaus Weber, Xudong Xiao, Thomas P. White, Kylie Catchpole, “Mechanically-stacked Perovskite/CIGS Tandem Solar Cells with Efficiency of 23.9% and Reduced Oxygen Sensitivity”, Energy & Environmental Science, 2018, 11, 394.
  2. Heping Shen, The Duong, Yiliang Wu, Jun Peng, Daniel Jacobs, Nandi Wu, Klaus Weber, Tom White, Kylie Catchpole, “Metal Halide Perovskite: A Game-changer for Photovoltaics and Solar Devices via a Tandem Design”, Science and Technology of Advanced Material, 2018, 19, 54. (Invited Review)
  3. Heping Shen, Daniel A. Jacobs, Yiliang Wu, The Duong, Jun Peng, Xiaoming Wen, Xiao Fu, Siva Krishna Karuturi, Thomas P. White, Klaus Weber, Kylie R. Catchpole, “Inverted Hysteresis Behaviour in CH3NH3PbI3 Solar Cells”, Journal of Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017, 8 (12), 2672–2680.
  4. Heping Shen, Yiliang Wu, Jun Peng, The Duong, Xiao Fu, Chog Barugkin, Thomas P. White, Klaus Weber, Kylie R. Catchpole, “Improved Reproducibility for Perovskite Solar Cells with 1 cm2  Active Area by a Modified Two-step Process”, ACS Applied Materials &Interfaces 2017, 9, 5974–5981.
  5. Stella Itzhakov,//Heping Shen,// Sophia Buhbut, Hong Lin, Dan Oron, “Type-II Quantum-Dot-Sensitized Solar Cell Spanning the Visible and Near-Infrared Spectrum”, J Phys. Chem. C 117, 2013, 22203−22210.
  6. Youchen Gu, Heping Shen, Chen Ye, Xuezeng Dai, Qian Cui, Jianbao Li, Feng Hao, Xiaojing Hao and Hong Lin, All solution-processed Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cell with self-depleted Na2S back contact modification layer, Advanced Functional Materials, 2018.
  7. The Duong, Yiliang Wu, Heping Shen, Jun Peng, Xiao Fu, Daniel Jacobs, Wei Li, Yi-Bing Cheng, Thomas P. White, Klaus Weber, Kylie Catchpole, “Rubidium Multi-cation Optimized-Bandgap Perovskite Enables Perovskite-silicon Tandem with over 26% Efficiency”, Advanced Energy Materials 2017, 7, 1700228.
  8. Jun Peng, Yiliang Wu, Wang Ye, Daniel A Jacobs, Heping Shen, Xiao Fu, Yimao Wan, Nandi Wu, Chog Barugkin, Hieu T Nguyen, Dingyong Zhong, Juntao Li, Teng Lu, Yun Liu, Mark N Lockrey, Klaus J Weber, Kylie R Catchpole, Thomas P White, “Interface passivation using ultrathin polymer–fullerene films for high-efficiency perovskite solar cells with negligible hysteresis”, Energy & Environmental Science, 2017, 10, 1792.
  9. Yiliang Wu, Di Yan, Jun Peng, Yimao Wan, Pheng Phang, Heping Shen, Nandi Wu, Chog Barugkin, Xiao Fu, Sarchin Surve, Daniel Walter, Thomas White, Kylie Catchpole, Klaus Weber, “Monolithic perovskite/silicon-homojunction tandem solar cell with over 22% efficiency”, Energy & Environmental Science, DOI: 10.1039/c7ee02288c
  10. Yiliang Wu, Heping Shen, Daniel Walter, Daniel Jacobs, The Duong, Jun Peng, Liangcong Jiang, Yi-Bing Cheng, Klaus Weber, “On the Origin of Hysteresis in Perovskite Solar Cells”, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2016, 26, 6807–6813.
  11. Jun Peng, The Duong, Xianzhong Zhou, Heping Shen, Yiliang Wu, Hemant Kumar Mulmudi, Yimao Wan, Dingyong Zhong, Juntao Li,  Takuya Tsuzuki, Klaus J. Weber, Kylie R. Catchpole, Thomas P. White, “Efficient Indium-Doped TiOx Electron Transport Layers for High-Performance Perovskite Solar Cells and Perovskite-Silicon Tandems”, Adv. Energy Mater. 2016, 1601768.
  12. Xin Li, Feng Hao, Xingyue Zhao, Xuewen Yin, Zhibo Yao, Ying Guo, Heping Shen*, Hong Lin*, “Rational Design of Solution-processed Ti-Fe-O Ternary Oxides for Efficient Planar CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Solar Cells with Suppressed Hysteresis”, ACS Applied Materials &Interfaces 2017, 9, 34833. (* Corresponding author)
  13. Xingyue Zhao, Heping Shen, Sun, R et al 2018, 'Bending Durable and Recyclable Mesostructured Perovskite Solar Cells Based on Superaligned ZnO Nanorod Electrode', RRL Solar, 2018, 1700194.
  14. Xingyue Zhao, Heping Shen, Qiang Luo, Yu Zhou, Xin Li, Xuezeng Dai, Xiaochong Zhao, Jianbao Li, Xin Li, Hong Lin, Novel design for flexible quasi-solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells based on heat-resistant glass paper. Chemistry Letter, 2018, 4.
  15. The Duong, Hemant Kumar Mulmudi, Yiliang Wu, Xiao Fu, Heping Shen, Jun Peng, Nandi Wu, Hieu T Nguyen, Daniel MacDonald, Mark N Lockrey, Thomas P White, Klaus Weber, Kylie R Catchpole, Light and Electrically Induced Phase Segregation and Its Impact on the Stability of Quadruple Cation High Bandgap Perovskite Solar Cells, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9 (32), 26859–26866.
  16. Daniel Jacobs, Yiliang Wu, Heping Shen, Chog Barugkin, Fiona J. Beck, Thomas P. White, Klaus Weber, Kylie R. Catchpole, “Hysteresis Phenomena in Perovskite Solar Cells: the Many and Varied Effects of Ionic Accumulation”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017, 19, 3094-3103.
  17. Nandi Wu, Yiliang Wu, Daniel Walter, Heping Shen, The Duong, Dale Grant, Chog Barugkin, Xiao Fu, Jun Peng, Thomas White, Kylie Catchpole, and Klaus Weber, “Identifying the Cause of Voltage and Fill Factor Losses in Perovskite Solar Cells by Using Luminescence Measurements”, Energy Technol. 2017, 5, 1827–1835.
  18. Zhibo Yao, Ye Zhang, Heping Shen, Jianbao Li, Hong Lin, “CH3NH3PbI3 grain growth and interfacial properties in meso-structured perovskite solar cells fabricated by two-step deposition”, Science and Technology of Advanced Material 2017, doi: 10.1080/14686996.2017.1298974.
  19. Songping Luo, Xiaoli He, Heping Shen, Jianbao Li, Dan Oron, Hong Lin, “Vertically Aligned ZnO/ZnTe Core/shell Heterostructure on AZO Substrate for Improved Photovoltaic Performance”, RSC Advance 2017, 7, 14837-14845.
  20. The Duong, Hemant Mulmudi, Heping Shen, YiLiang Wu, Chog  Barugkin,  Yahuitl Osorio Mayon, Hieu T. Nguyen, Daniel Macdonald, Jun Peng, Mark Lockrey, Wei Li, Yi- Bing Cheng, Thomas P. White, Klaus Weber, Kylie Catchpole, “Structural Engineering Using Rubidium Iodide as a Dopant under Excess Lead Iodide Conditions for High Efficiency and Stable Perovskites”. Nano Energy 2016, 30, 330–340.
  21. Heping Shen, Jianbao Li, Lin Zhao, Shanshan Zhang, Wenli Wang, Dan Oron, Hong Lin, “Synergistic Recombination Suppression by Inorganic Layer and Organic Dye Molecules in High Photostable Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16, 2014, 6250-6256.
  22. Heping Shen, Xingjian Jiao, Dan Oron, Jianbao Li, Hong Lin, “Efficient Electron Injection in Non-toxic Silver Sulfide (Ag2S) Sensitized Solar Cells”, Journal of Power Sources 2013, 240, 8-13.
  23. Heping Shen, Xin Li, Jianbao Li, Wenli Wang, Hong Lin, “Effect of Proton Numbers of Phosphate-based Co-adsorbents on the Photovoltaic Performance of Dye-sensitized Solar Cells”, Electrochimica Acta 2013, 97, 160-166.
  24. Heping Shen, Hong Lin, Yizhu Liu, Jianbao Li, Dan Oron, Hong Lin, “Study of Quantum Dot/Inorganic Layer/Dye Molecule Sandwich Structure for Electrochemical Solar Cells”, J Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116, 15185-15191.
  25. Heping Shen, Hong Lin, Lin Zhao, Yizhu Liu, Dan Oron, “Large Pore Size and High Porosity of TiO2 Photoanode for Excellent Photovoltaic Performance of CdS Quantum  Dot Sensitized Solar Cell”, Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology 2013, 13, 1095-1100.
  26. Heping Shen, Hong Lin, Yizhu Liu, Xin Li, Jing Zhang, Ning Wang, Jianbao Li, “A Novel Diphenylphosphinic Acid Coadsorbent for Dye-sensitized Solar Cell”, Electrochimica Acta 56 (5), 2011, 2092- 2097.
  27. Yoshiaki Oda,// Heping Shen,// Lin Zhao, Jianbao Li, Mitsumasa Iwamoto, Hong Lin, “Energetic Alignment in Nontoxic SnS Quantum Dot-sensitized Solar Cell Employing Spiro-OMeTAD as the Solid- State Electrolyte”, Science and Technology of Advanced Materials 2014, 15, 035006.
  28. Kentaro Abe,// Heping Shen,// Xin Li, Zhibo Yao, Xing Zhao, Mitsumasa Iwamoto, Hong Lin, “Optical and Electrical Properties of Uniform Non-toxic Cu2ZnSnS4 Nanocrystal and Its Application in Solar Cells”, Polyhedron 2014, 82, 148–153.
  29. Xingyue Zhao, Heping Shen, Ye Zhang, Xin Li, Xiaochong Zhao, Meiqian Tai, Jingfeng Li, Jianbao Li, Xin Li, Hong Lin, “Aluminum-Doped Zinc Oxide as Highly Stable Electron Collection Layer for Perovskite Solar Cells”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 8, 7826−7833.
  30. The Duong, Niraj Lal, Dale Grant, Daniel Jacobs, Peiting Zheng, Shakir  Rahman, Heping Shen, Matthew Stocks, Andrew Blakers, Klaus Weber, Thomas P. White, and Kylie R. Catchpole, “Semitransparent Perovskite Solar Cell with Sputtered Front and Rear Electrodes for a Four-Terminal Tandem”, IEEE Journal of Photovoltiacs 2016, 6.
  31. Songping Luo, Heping Shen, Xiaoli He, Ye Zhang, Jianbao Li, Dan Oron and Hong Lin, “Facile in situ Synthesis of Dendrite-like ZnO/ZnTe Core/shell Nanorod Heterostructures for Sensitized Solar Cells”, J. Mater. Chem. C 2016, 4, 4740-4747.
  32. Songping Luo, Heping Shen, Wei Hu, Zhibo Yao, Jianbao Li, Dan Oron, Ning Wang, Hong Lin, “Improved charge separation and transport efficiency in panchromatic-sensitized solar cells with co-sensitization of PbS/CdS/ZnS quantum dots and dye molecules”, RSC Adv. 2016, 6, 21156–21164.
  33. Songping Luo, Heping Shen, Yuanyuan Zhang, Jianbao Li, Dan Oron, Hong Lin, “Inhibition  of  Charge  Transfer  and  Recombination  Processes  in  CdS/N719  Co-sensitized Solar cell with high conversion efficiency”, Electrochimica Acta 2016,191, 16–22.
  34. Xuezeng Dai, Ye Zhang, Heping Shen, Qiang Luo, Xingyue Zhao, Jianbao Li, Hong Lin, “Working from Both Sides: Composite Metallic Semitransparent Top Electrode for High Performance Perovskite Solar Cells”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 8, 4523−4531.
  35. Xiao Fu, Daniel A. Jacobs, Fiona J. Beck, The Duong, Heping Shen, Kylie R. Catchpole, Thomas P. White, “Photoluminescence Study of Time- and Spatial-dependent Light Induced Trap De-activation in CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Films”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, 22557-22564.
  36. Xingyue Zhao, Heping Shen, Chen Zhou, Shiwei Lin, Xin Li, Xiaochong Zhao, Xiangyun Deng, Jianbao Li, Hong Lin. “Preparation of Aluminum Doped Zinc Oxide Films with Low Resistivity and Outstanding Transparency by a Sol–gel Method for Potential Applications in Perovskite Solar Cell”, Thin Solid Films 2016, 605, 208–214.
  37. Wei Hu, Tao Liu, Ying Guo, Songping Luo, Heping Shen, Hongcai He, Ning Wang, and Hong Lin. “Highly Efficient Solid-State Solar Cells Based on Composite CdS-ZnS Quantum Dots”, Journal of The Electrochemical Society 2015, 162 (10) H747-H752.
  38. Qiang Luo, Feng Hao, Shenghan Wang, Heping Shen, Lihong Zhao, J Lia, Michael Graetzel, Hong  Lin, Highly Efficient Metal-free Sulfur-doped, Nitrogen and Sulfur Dual-doped Graphene Counter Electrodes for Dye-sensitized Solar Cells, J. Phys. Chem. C 2014,  118,  17010–17018.
  39. Hong Lin, Yizhu Liu, Chuanjie Liu, Xin Li, Heping Shen, Jing Zhang, Ting Ma, Jianbao Li, “Effects of Hydroxyl Group Numbers of Coadsorbents on Photovoltaic Performances of Dye-sensitized Solar Cells”, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 653 (1), 2011, 81-85.

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