Principle Investigator


Zhu Jia

Dr. Jia Zhu is a Professor at College of Engineering and Applied Science, Nanjing University. His research interest is in the area of nanomaterials, nanophotonics and nanoscale heat transfer.

Dr. Zhu was born in Xuzhou of Jiangsu, China, in 1982. He studied Physics at Nanjing University, received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.  In 2013, he returned back to Nanjing University, to be a Professor at College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.  

He has received several prestigious awards including: Tan Kah Kee Young Scientist Award(2018), OSA Young Investigator Award (2017), Dupont Young Professor Award (2016), MIT Tech Review TR35 award (2016), "973" Young Investigator (2014), Division of Inorganic Chemistry Yong Investigator Award (American Chemical Society, 2011), Gold Medal of Graduate Student Award (Material Research Society, 2010), Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad (2009).  He has published over 70 papers in prestigious journals ( Nature Photonics, Nature Nanotech., Nature Materials, Science Advances, PNAS, Joule, Nano Lett., Advanced Materials, etc.). He has delivered over 50 keynote/invited lectures at leading research institutions and international conferences. He is a fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry and a managing editor of Nanophotonics(De Gruyter). He serves on the advisory board of Molecular Systems Design & Engineering (Royal Society of Chemistry) and editorial managing board of EnergyChem(Elsevier), and as reviewers for over 30 scientific journals.



Zhou Lin (Associate prof. Ph.D., Physics, Nanjing University)

Research interest: nanophotonics,solar energy conversion


Zhu Bin (Ph.D., Materials Science, Nanjing University)

Research interest: Energy storage devices such as lithium battery.


Xu Ning (Ph.D., Materials Science, Nanjing University)

Research interest: Thermoelectricity materials


Liu Guoliang (Ph.D., Institute of metal research, CAS)

Research interest: First-principles calculation, hydrogen storage


Wu Zhen (Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, shandong university)

Research interest: zintl phase thermoelectric materials, thermoelectric efficiency of one-dimensional nanostructures


Feng Jingmei (Administrative assistant)

Research interest: How not to go broke


Song Yan (Ph.D., Materials Science, UNC Chapel Hill)

Research interest: Nanoconfined water




Zhu Pengchen

perovskite solar cells



Gu Shuai

Perovskite solar cell



Lin Renxing

Perovskite crystals



Wang Yuxi

Nanoscale thermal transport and thermoelectricity



Li Jinlei

Preparation and applications of porous silicon, silicon nanopurification, solar steam



Min Xinzhe

Solar steam engine



Yang Xin

Thermoelectricity materials, high efficiency filter for clean air



Wang Xueyang

Photo thermal energy conversion



Liang Jie




Wei Tianqi

Water treatment



Qi Heshan

Battery &Plasmonics



Wang Xinyu




Li Duo

Semiconductor devices



Yao Pengcheng

Energy storage devices



Li Bo

Thermoelectricity materials



Zhao Wei

Photo thermal energy conversion



Zhang Haoran

Photo thermal energy conversion



Gong Han




Lin Zhenhui

Water treatment



Chen Xinjie




Wang Shuaihao

2D Materials



Wang Xiang




Wang Fengyue




Zhang Huizhen





  Chen Qiyuan
Laser printing,Lithium battery


  Li Zizhong
Thermoelectricity materials


  Mu Yu
Lithium Ion Battery




  Zhang Su
Next:Industrial securities


  Tan Yingling
Next:Nanjing University


  Tang Mingyao
Next:Jiangsu Sheyang Rural Commercial Bank


  Gong Xinyi
Next:Georgia Institute of Technology


  Jin Yan
Next: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


  Shen Xinpeng
Next:The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


  Hu Yue
Next:Lehigh University


  Wang Yuhui
Next:University of Pennsylvania


  Wang Yang
Next: China Electronics Technology Group Corporation


  Zhang Yuan
Next:Rice University


  Zheng Qinghui


  Zong Linqi
Next:Stanford University


  Cui Shasha
Next:Paris Institute of Technology


  Zheng Yueling
Next:Product Manager & Software Test, Mogujie, Hangzhou


  Hu Xiaozhen (Ph.D., Polymer Sciences, Zhejiang University)
Next:Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology


  Li Xiuqiang
Next:Duke University


  He Chengyu (Research Scientist)
Next: Stanford University


  Xu Weichao
Next: Sunshot Tech.


  Chen Chuanlu
Next: Sunshot Tech.


  Xiao Min
Next:DJI-Innovations, Shenzhen


  Wang Jingyang
Next:University of California, Berkeley


  Lv Guangxin
Next: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


  Liu Chang
Next: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


  Yu Jianyu
Next: China Electronics Technology Group Corporation


  Zhuang Shendong (Ph.D., Physics, Nanjing University)


  Dunn Westhoff


  Chen Hanchao
Next: Imperial College London