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Welcome to Organic Electronics Laboratory!


We are an active group of graduate students, postdocs, and research fellows, investigating various aspects of organic electronics including OPVs, OLEDs and OFETs. 

If you want to learn about what we have done recently or what we are working on, please visit our research and publications pages. If you are interested in joining in our group as a research assistant or a postdoctoral researcher, send me an email at

Selected journal papers
  1. Qi Wang, Iain W. H. Oswald, Xiaolong Yang, Guijiang Zhou, Huiping Jia, , Qiquan Qiao, Yonghua Chen, Jason Hoshikawa-Halbert, and Bruce E. Gnade, A Non-Doped Phosphorescent Organic Light-Emitting Device with Above 31% External Quantum Efficiency, Advanced Materials, 26: 8107–8113, 2014. 
  2. Qi Wang, Iain W. H. Oswald, Michael R. Perez, Huiping Jia, Qiquan Qiao, Bruce E. Gnade, and Mohammad A. Omary, Doping-Free Organic Light-Emitting Diodes with Very High Power Efficiency, Simple Device Structure, and Superior Spectral Performance, Advanced Functional Materials, 24(30), 4746-4752, 2014.  
  3. Swaminathan Venkatesan, Jihua Chen, Evan C. Ngo, Ashish Dubey, Devendra Khatiwada, Cheng Zhang, Qiquan Qiao,  Critical role of domain crystallinity, domain purity and domain interface sharpness for reduced bimolecular recombination in polymer solar cells,  Nano Energy, 12, 457-467, 2015. 
  4. Swaminathan Venkatesan, Nirmal Adhikary, Jihua Chen, Evan C. Ngo, Ashish Dubey and David W Galipeau, and Qiquan Qiao, Interplay of nanoscale domain purity and size on charge transport and recombination dynamics in polymer solar cells, Nanoscale, 6 (2), 1011 - 1019, 2014. 
  5. Shoushuang Huang, Qingquan He, Wenlong Chen, Qiquan Qiao, Dr. Jiantao Zai,and Xuefeng Qian,  Ultrathin FeSe2Nanosheets: Controlled Synthesis and Application as a Heterogeneous Catalyst in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chem. Eur. J.. doi: 10.1002/chem.201406124, 2015.    
  6. Abu Farzan Mitul, Lal Mohammad, Swaminathan Venkatesan, Nirmal Adhikari, Sudhan Sigdel, Qi Wang, Ashish Dubey, Devendra Khatiwada and Qiquan Qiao, Low temperature efficient interconnecting layer for tandem polymer solar cells, Nano Energy, 11, 56-63, 2014. 
  7. Jing Li, Ming Yan, Yu Xie, and Qiquan Qiao, Linker Effects on Optoelectronic Properties of Alternate Donor-Acceptor Conjugated Polymers. Energy &Environmental Science, 4 (10), 4276-4283, 2011. 
  8. Mahbube Siddiki, Jing Li, David Galipeau, and Qiquan Qiao, "A review of polymer multijunction solar cells (invited review, among top ten most-read paper in July 2010)". Energy &Environmental Science, 3(7): p. 867-883, 2010. 
  9. Prakash Joshi, Yu Xie, Mike Ropp, David Galipeau, Shelia Bailey, and Qiquan Qiao. Dye-sensitized Solar Cells based on Low Cost Nanoscale Carbon/TiO2 Composite Counter Electrode. Energy &Environmental Science (invited and cover article, among top ten most-read paper in August 2010), 2, 426 –429, 2009. 

Dr. Qiquan (Quinn) Qiao
Harold C. Hohbach Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator of Electrical Engineering 
Coordinator –Center for Advanced Photovoltaics and Sustainable Energy 
J Lohr College of Engineering
South Dakota State University
219 DEH, Box 2222
Brookings, SD 57007
Tel: 605-688-6965
Fax: 605-688-4401