Weilie Zhou, PhD , University of New Orleans
So far, the PI have been using ACS PRF fund to support one graduate student and one undergraduate student to work on type II core/shell solar cell study, which helped the PI established three dimensional nanowire cable arrays for photovoltaics application. Using the results achieved from this project, the PI have published 3 paper in highly ranked journals and contributed one book chapter to “Three-dimensional Nanostructures: Designing Next Generation Devices”, chief-edited by the Weilie Zhou and Zhong Lin Wang. Furthermore, the core-shell structure we developed in this project was applied in our three-dimensional nanosensor application, which greatly impacts the PI’s research career development. More recently, we are extending this research to supercapacitor research area, funded by LA Board of Regent grant.