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Ting Lei
Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Peking University
Beijing 100871
People's Republic of China

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2008-2013, Ph.D., College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University. Advisor: Prof. Jian Pei

2004-2008, B.S., College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University.

Professional Experience

2018-Present, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, Peking University.

2013-2018, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University. Advisor: Prof. Zhenan Bao.

Research Interests

  • Organic/Polymer Functional Materials
  • Organic Electronics
  • Flexible and Wearable Electronics
  • Biomedical Devices

Selected Awards

2018 “1000 Young Talent Program” Award

2013      Peking University Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award

2013      Beijing Outstanding Graduates

2013      Peking University Outstanding Graduates

2012      National Scholarship

2011      Scholarship of Ministry of Education for “Excellent Doctoral Student”

2010      First place of the “Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge” Award

2008      Excellent Bachelor Dissertation Award

2004      Gold Medal in Chinese National Olympia Chemistry Contest

Research Profile

Dr. Lei published over 50 peer-reviewed SCI papers related to Chemistry, Materials, Electronics, and Biology including Nat. Energy (1), PNAS (1), Sci. Adv. (1), Acc. Chem. Res. (2), J. Am. Chem. Soc. (5), Adv. Mater. (3), Chem. Sci. (2), Chem. Mater. (2) etc. His papers have received over 3000 citations. His work has been highlighted by many high-profile journals and medias, such as Nature, Xinhua News, CNC News etc.

Representative Papers

1. D. Feng#, T. Lei#, M. R. Lukatskaya#, J. Park, Z. Huang, M. Lee, L. Shaw, S. Chen, A. A. Yakovenko, J. B. Tok, X. Zou, Y. Cui, Z. Bao, “ Robust and Conductive Two-Dimensional Metal−Organic Frameworks with Exceptionally High Volumetric and Areal Capacitance“ Nature Energy, 2018, 3, 30 (# equal contribution)

2. N. Liu#, A. Chortos#, T. Lei#, L. Jin, T. R. Kim, W.-G. Bae, C. Zhu, S. Wang, R. Pfattner, X. Chen, R. Sinclair, Z. Bao, “Ultra-transparent and Stretchable Graphene Electrodes” Sci. Adv., 2017, 3, e1700159 (# equal contribution)

3. T. Lei, M. Guan, J. Liu, H.-C. Lin, R. Pfattner, L. Shaw, A. F. McGuire, T.-C. Huang, L.-L. Shao, K.-T. Cheng, J. B. Tok, and Z. Bao, “Biocompatible and Totally-Disintegrable Semiconducting Polymer for Ultrathin and Ultra-Lightweight Transient Electronics” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (PNAS), 2017, 140, 5107. Featured in over 30 media worldwide, e.g. Nature Research Highlights, CNC News, Stanford News, KGO radio,

4. T. Lei, I. Pochorovski and Z. Bao, “Polymer-Based Low-Cost and Clean Separation of Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes for Flexible and Stretchable Electronics”, Acc. Chem. Res. 2017, 50, 1096.

5. T. Lei, X. Chen, G. Pitner, H. S. P. Wong, Z. Bao, “Removable and Recyclable Conjugated Polymers for Highly Selective and High-Yield Dispersion and Release of Low-Cost Carbon Nanotubes” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 802.

6. Y.-Q. Zheng#, T. Lei#, J.-H. Dou, X. Xia, J.-Y. Wang, C.-J. Liu, J. Pei, “Strong Electron-Deficient Polymers Lead to High Electron Mobility in Air and Their Morphology Dependent Transport Behaviors” Adv. Mater. 2016, 28, 7213. (# equal contribution)

7. T. Lei, J.-Y. Wang, J. Pei, “Design, Synthesis, and Structure-Property Relationship of Isoindigo-Based Conjugated Polymers”, Acc. Chem. Res. 2014, 47, 117. (Highlighted by ACS Select)

8. T. Lei, X. Xia, J.-Y. Wang, C. Liu, J. Pei, “"Conformation Locked" Strong Electron Deficient Poly(p-Phenylene Vinylene) Derivatives for Ambient-Stable n-Type Field-Effect Transistors: Synthesis, Properties, and Effects of Fluorine Substitution Position”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 2135.

9. T. Lei, J.-H. Dou, X.-Y. Cao, J.-Y. Wang, J. Pei, “Electron-Deficient Poly(p-Phenylene Vinylene) Provides Electron Mobility over 1 cm2 V–1 s–1 under Ambient Conditions”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 12168. Highlight in JACS Cover, JACS Highlights

10. T. Lei, J.-H. Dou, X.-Y. Cao, J.-Y. Wang, J. Pei, “A BDOPV-based Donor–Acceptor Polymer for High-Performance n-Type and Oxygen-Doped Ambipolar Field-Effect Transistors”, Adv. Mater. 2013, 25, 6589.

11. T. Lei, J.-H. Dou, Z.-J. Ma, C.-H. Yao, C.-J. Liu, J. Pei, “Ambipolar Polymer Field-Effect Transistors Based on Fluorinated Isoindigo: High Performance and Improved Ambient Stability”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 20025.

12. T. Lei, J.-H. Dou, J. Pei, “Influence of Alkyl Chain Branched Positions on the Hole Mobilities of Polymer Thin-Film Transistors”, Adv. Mater. 2012, 24, 6451.

13. T. Lei, Y. Cao, Y. Fan, C.-J. Liu, S.-C. Yuan, J. Pei, “High-Performance Air-Stable Organic Field-Effect Transistors: Isoindigo-Based Conjugated Polymers”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 6099.