Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials, Soochow University

Liao Research Group

Liang-Sheng Liao



Professor of Institue of Functional Nano and Soft Materials,

Soochow University


Mail Box 33, 199 Ren-Ai Road,

Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123

P. R. of China


Phone: +86-512-65880945
E-mail: lsliao@suda.edu.cn


Google Scholar Citation: http://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=Khqx6eYAAAAJ&pagesize=100&sortby=pubdate&view_op=list_works&cstart=100

Education:

B.S., Jiangxi University, Dept. of Physics, 1982
M.S., Nanjing University, Dept. of Physics, 1988
Ph.D., Nanjing University, Dept. of Physics, 1996

Working History:
Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Physics, Jiangxi University, 1982-1985
Lecturer, and then Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics, Jiangxi University, 1988-1993
Visiting Scholar, California State University, Northridge (US), 1989-1990
Post-Doc. Fellow, Surface Physics Laboratory, Fudan University, 1996-1997
Associate Professor, Surface Physics Laboratory, Fudan University, 1997-2000
Research Fellow, Center Of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF), City University of Hong Kong, 1998-2000.
Senior Research Scientist, Research Laboratories, Eastman Kodak Company (US), 2000-2009
Professor, Deputy Director, Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials, Soochow University, 2009-Present


Research Interests:

Organic semiconductor devices; semiconductor physics; organic semiconductor materials


Research Experience and Accomplishments:

Published over 270 papers with more than 6000 citations (h-index = 38). Within the 8 years working at Kodak, filed 61 US patent applications (39 granted). Invented tandem organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) with full organic intermediate connectors; fabricated high-performance full-color OLEDs for display applications; fabricated high-performance white OLEDs for solid-state lighting applications; investigated coherence characteristics of electrically excited tandem OLEDs. Awards include: "First Rate Award in Progress of Science and Technology", by Jiangsu Provincial Government in 1998; “Distinguished Paper Award”, by Society of Information Display (SID) in 2006; “Distinguished Inventor”, by Eastman Kodak Company in 2007; being selected into the “National One-Thousand Talented Program” in 2009; “Outstanding Teacher”, by Suzhou City Administration in 2012.


Selected Publication (“*”indicating a corresponding author):

20.  Y. H. Lou, L. Zhang, M. “F. Xu, Z. K. Wang*, S. Naka, H. Okada* and L. S. Liao*, “Direct comparison of charge transport and electronic traps in polymer–fullerene blends under dark and illuminated conditions”, Org. Electron. 15, 299-305 (2014).
19. M. F. Xu, X. B. Shi, Z. M. Jin, F. S. Zu, Y. Liu, L. Zhang, Z. K. Wang*, and L. S. Liao*, “Aqueous Solution-Processed GeO2: An Anode Interfacial Layer for High Performance and Air-Stable Organic Solar Cells”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 5, 10866-10873 (2013).
18. X. Z. Zhu, Y. Y. Han, Y. Liu, P. Lv, M. F. Xu, K. Q. Ruan, Z. K. Wang*, J. S. Jie*, and L. S. Liao*, “The Application of Single-Layer Graphene Modified with Solution-processed TiOx and PEDOT:PSS as a Transparent Conductive Anode in Organic Light-Emitting Diodes”, Org. Electron. 14, 3348-3354 (2013).
17. Y. H. Lou, M. F. Xu, L. Zhang, Z. K. Wang*, S. Naka, H. Okada, and L. S. Liao*, “Origin of enhanced electrical and conducting properties in pentacene films doped by molybdenum trioxide”, Org. Electron. 14, 2698-2704 (2013).
16. M. F. Xu, X. Z. Zhu, X. B. Shi, J. Liang, Y. Jin, Z. K. Wang*, and L. S. Liao*, “Plasmon Resonance Enhanced Optical Absorption in Inverted Polymer/Fullerene Solar Cells with Metal Nanoparticle Doped Solution-processable TiO2 Layer”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 5, 2935-2942 (2013).
15. M. F. Xu, L. S. Cui, X. Z. Zhu, C. H. Gao, X. B. Shi, Z. M Jin, Z. K. Wang,* and L. S. Liao*, “Aqueous Solution-Processed MoO3 as an Effective Interfacial Layer in Polymer/Fullerene Based Organic Solar Cells”, Org. Electron. 14, 657-664 (2013).
14. C. H. Gao, D. Y. Zhou, W. Gu, X. B. Shi, Z. K. Wang,* and L. S. Liao*, “Enhancement of Electroluminescence Efficiency and Stability in Phosphorescent Organic Light-Emitting  Diodes with Double Exciton-Blocking Layers”, Org. Electron. 14, 1117-1182 (2013).
13. Y. L. Lei, L. S. Liao*, and S. T. Lee*, “Selective Growth of Dual-Color-Emitting  Heterogeneous Microdumbbells Composed of Organic Charge-Transfer Complexes”, J. American Chem. Soc. 135, 3744-3747 (2013).
12.  L. S. Cui, S. C. Dong, Y. Liu, M. F. Xu, Q. Li, Z. Q. Jiang*, L. S. Liao*, “Meta-Linked spirobifluorene/phosphine oxide hybrids as host materials for deep blue phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes”, Org. Electron. 14, 1924-1930 (2013).
11. L. S. Cui, S. C. Dong, Y. Liu, Q. Li, Z. Q. Jiang*, L. S. Liao*, “A simple systematic design of phenylcarbazole derivatives for host materials to high-efficiency phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes”, J. Mater. Chem. C. 1, 3967-3975 (2013).
10. L. S. Cui, S. C. Dong, Y. Liu, X. D. Yuan, Q. Li, Z. Q. Jiang*, L. S. Liao*,“Bipolar host materials for high efficiency phosphorescent organic light emitting diodes: tuning the HOMO/LUMO levels without reducing the triplet energy in a linear system”, J. Mater. Chem. C. 1, 8177-8185 (2013).
9. S. C. Dong, Y. Liu, Q. Li, L. S. Cui, H. Chen, Z. Q. Jiang*, L. S. Liao*, “Spiro-annulated triarylamine-based hosts incorporating dibenzothiophene for highly efficient single-emitting layer white phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes”, J. Mater. Chem. C. 1, 6575-6584 (2013).
8.  Y. L. Lei, Y. Jin, D. Y. Zhou, W. Gu, X. B. Shi, L. S. Liao,* and S. T. Lee*, “White-light emitting microtubes of mixed organic charge-transfer complexes”, Adv. Mater., 24, 5345 (2012).
7. L. S. Liao*, K. P. Klubek, J. K. Madathil, C. W. Tang, and D. J. Giesen, “Recoverable electroluminescence from a contaminated organic/organic interface in an organic light-emitting diode”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 043302 (2010).
6.  L. S. Liao*and C. W. Tang, “Moisture exposure to different layers in organic light-emitting diodes and the effect on electroluminescence characteristics”, J. Appl. Phys. 104, 044501 (2008).
5.  L. S. Liao* and K. P. Klubek, “Power efficiency improvement in a tandem organic light-emitting diode”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(22), 223311 (2008).
4. L. S. Liao*, W. K. Slusarek, T.K. Hatwar, M.L. Ricks, and D.L. Comfort, “Tandem organic light-emitting diode using hexaazatriphenylene hexacarbonitrile in the intermediate connector”, Adv. Mater. 20(2), 324 (2008).
3. L. S. Liao*, K.P. Klubek, and C.W. Tang, “High-efficiency tandem organic light-emitting diodes”,
Appl. Phys. Lett. 84(2), 167 (2004).
2. L. S. Liao, L. F. Cheng, X. H. Sun, N. B. Wong, C. S. Lee, and S. T. Lee*, “Substrate dependence of thermal effect on organic light-emitting films”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 356, 194 (2002).
1.  L. S. Liao, X. M. Bao, X. Q. Zheng, N. S. Li, and N. B. Min, “Blue photoluminescence from Si+-implanted SiO2 films on crystalline Si”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 68(6), 850 (1996).


Selected Patents:

20. L. S. Liao, M. W. Culver, and C. W. Tang, “Fluorocarbon electrode modification layer”, US7,799,439 B2 (September 21, 2010).
19. L. S. Liao, W. Slusarek, M. Ricks, R. H. Young, and D. L. Comfort, “OLED electron-injecting layer”, US7,629,741 B2 (December 8, 2009).
18. L. S. Liao, T. K. Hatwar, K. P. Klubek, D. L. Comfort, and C. W. Tang, “White OLEDs having a color compensated electroluminescent unit”, US7,560,862 B2 (July 14, 2009).
17. L. S. Liao, K. P. Klubek, and C. W. Tang, “Color organic OLED device”, US7,528,545 B2 (May 5, 2009).
16. L. S. Liao, W. Slusarek, T. K. Hatwar, M. L. Ricks, and D. L. Comfort, “Tandem OLED having an organic intermediate connector”, US7,494,722 B2 (February 24, 2009).
15. L. S. Liao, T. K. Hatwar, K. P. Klubek, and C. W. Tang, “White OLED having multiple white electroluminescence units”, US7,273,663 B2 (September 25, 2007).
14. L. S. Liao and K. P. Klubek, “Using a crystallization-inhibitor in organic electroluminescent devices”, US7,211,948 B2 (May 1, 2007).
13. L. S. Liao and K. P. Klubek, “Organic electroluminescent devices having a stability-enhancing layer”, US7,138,763 B2 (November 21, 2006).  
12. L. S. Liao and C. W. Tang, “Tandem OLED having stable intermediate connectors”, US7,126,267 B2 (October 24, 2006).
11. L. S. Liao, T. K. Hatwar, K. P. Klubek, J. R. Vargas, and D. L. Comfort, “Tandem OLED having low drive voltage”, US7,075,231 B1 (July 11, 2006).
10. L. S. Liao, K. P. Klubek, and C. W. Tang, “A full-color organic display having improved blue emission”, US7,030,554 B2 (April 18, 2006).
9. L. S. Liao, K. P. Klubek, D. L. Comfort, and C. W. Tang, “Cascaded organic electroluminescent device having connecting units with n-type and p-type organic layers”, US6,936,961 B2 (August 30, 2005).
8. L. S. Liao and K. P. Klubek, “Blue organic electroluminescent devices having a non-hole-blocking buffer layer”, US6,881,502 B2 (April 19, 2005).
7. L. S. Liao and C. W. Tang, “Providing an organic electroluminescent device having stacked electroluminescent units”, US6,872,472 B2 (March 29, 2005).
6. L. S. Liao, K. P. Klubek, and D. L. Comfort, “Providing an emission-protecting layer in an OLED device”, US6,853,133 B2 (February 8, 2005).
5. L. S. Liao and J. K. Madathil, “Organic electroluminescent devices having a metal sub-layer within a hole-transporting region”, US6,818,329 B1 (November 16, 2004).
4. L. S. Liao, J. K. Madathil, P. K. Raychaudhuri, and C. W. Tang, “Organic electroluminescent device having an adhesion-promoting layer for use with a magnesium cathode”, US6,794,061 B2 (September 21, 2004).
3. L. S. Liao, J. K. Madathil, K. P. Klubek, D. L. Comfort, and C. W. Tang, “OLED device with a performance-enhancing layer”, US6,781,149 B1 (August 24, 2004).
2. L. S. Liao, K. P. Klubek, D. L. Comfort, and C. W. Tang, “Cascaded organic electroluminescent devices with improved voltage stability”, US6,717,358 B1 (April 6, 2004).
1. L. S. Liao, J. K. Madathil, K. P. Klubek, and C. W. Tang, “Organic light-emitting diode having an interface layer between the hole-transporting layer and the light-emitting layer”, US6,603,150 B2 (August 5, 2003).