Jia Du

Ph. D. in Chemistry 2017

Current Position: Lionano Inc.

Email: jxd123830@utdallas.edu


Dissertation Title:

Donor-Acceptor Organic Semiconductors: Investigations of Optical, Electronic, and Morphological Properties

Previous Institutions

University of Texas at Dallas, USA, Ph.D. in Chemistry (2017)

Hefei University of Technology, China, B.S. in Chemistry (2012)


  • Project I: Donor-Acceptor Polymers and Small Molecules for Organic Photovoltaics and Organic Field Effect Transistors


  • Du, J.; Bulumulla, P.; Mejia, I.; McCandless, G.T.; Biewer, M.C.; Stefan, M.C.; Evaluation of (E)-1,2-di(furan-2-yl)ethene as building unit in diketopyrrolopyrrole alternative copolymers for transistors, Submitted.
  • Du, J.; Fortney, A.; Washington, K.E.; Biewer, M.C.; Kowalewski, T.; Stefan, M.C.; Benzo[1,2-b;4,5-b']difuran and Furan Substituted Diketopyrrolopyrrole Alternating Copolymer for Organic Photovoltaics with High Fill Factor, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2017, 5, 15591-15600.
  • Du, J.; Fortney, A.; Washington, K.E.; Bulumulla, P.; Huang, P.; Dissanayake, D.; Biewer, M.C.; Kowalewski, T.; Stefan, M.C.; Systematic Investigation of Benzodithiophene-Benzothiadiazole Isomers for Organic Photovoltaics, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8, 33025-33033
  • Du, J.; Biewer, M.C.; Stefan, M.C.; Benzothiadiazole building units in solution-processable small molecules for organic photovoltaics, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2016, 4, 15771-15787.


  • "Furan-Based Block Copolymers for Electronic Applications", 252nd ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (August, 2016)
  • "Systematic Investigation of Benzodithiophene and Benzothiadiazole Isomers for Organic Photovoltaics", Texas Soft Matter Meeting, Dallas, Texas (August, 2016)
  • "Benzodithiophene and Benzothiadiazole Donor-Acceptor (D-A) Small Molecule Organic Solar Cells", 250th ACS National Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts (August, 2015)


  • "Synthesis of Donor-Acceptor Copolymers Containing Benzodithiophene with Bithienyl Substituents for Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells", 247th ACS National Meeting, Dallas, Texas (March, 2014)