TitleHarold C. Hohbach Professor/EE Graduate Coordinator
Office BuildingDaktronics Engineering Hall
Mailing AddressDaktronics Eng Hall 219
Electrical Engineering/Computer Science-Box 2222
Brookings, SD 57007
BiographyDr. Qiquan Qiao is Harold C. Hohbach Professor and graduate coordinator in Electrical Engineering at South Dakota State University (SDSU). Current research focuses on polymer photovoltaics, dye-sensitized solar cells, Perovskite solar cells, lithium ion batteries, biosensors and agriculture sensors. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed papers in leading journals including Energy and Environmental Science, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Advanced Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Nanoscale, and Nano Energy, etc. He has received 2016 Faculty Excellence for Global Engagement in International Research, 2015 Distinguished Researcher Award from SDSU, 2014 F O Butler Award for Excellence in Research at SDSU, 2010 US NSF CAREER, and 2009 Bergmann Memorial Award from the US-Israel Bi-national Science Foundation.
CVQiao CV_2017_for website.pdf
Awards and Honors2016 Faculty Excellence for Global Engagement in International Research, SDSU
2015 Distinguished Researcher of the Year, J. Lohr College of Engineering, SDSU
2015 Excellence in Research, SDSU Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 J. Lohr College of Engineering Grantsmanship Award
2014 F O Butler Award for Excellence in Research, South Dakota State University
2014 Visiting Professorship from Hefei University of Technology, China.
2013 Best Poster Award (Hytham Elbohy) at 3rd International Conference on Nanotek and Expo, Las Vegas, NV, USA.
2013 Best Poster Winner (Olusegun Adebanjo), SD EPSCoR All Investigator Meeting
2012 Best Paper Award (Ashish Dueby), Inter-Continental Advanced Materials for Photonics
(I-CAMP) Summer School on renewable and sustainable energy
2012 Best Poster Award, Inter-Continental Advanced Materials for Photonics (I-CAMP) Summer School on renewable and sustainable energy
2012 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award
2012 Young Investigator Award, J. Lohr College of Engineering, SDSU
2010 NSF& CAREER Award
2010 Excellence in Research Award in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, SDSU
2009 Bergmann Memorial Research Award from US-Israel Binational Science Foundation
2009 Doctor New Investigator Award from American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund
2006 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Student Abroad, China Scholarship Council (CSC)
2006 ASME Solar Energy Division Graduate Student Award 2006 VCU GSA Travel Grant Award
GrantsDr. Qiao has received more than $7 million research grants as PI or Co-PI from NSF, NASA, NAS, SDBOR, etc.
PatentsQiquan Qiao, Prakash, Hao Fong, Lifeng Zhang, David Galipeau, "Semiconductor Nanoparticle/Nanofiber Composite Electrodes",.USPTO Application #: #20110079275 - Class: 136252 (USPTO).
Work Experience2018-present: Associate Editor, IEEE Access
2017-present, Harold C. Hohbach Professor and Graduate Coordinator, South Dakota State University
2016-2017, Harold C. Hohbach Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, South Dakota State University
2013-2016, Associate Professor, South Dakota State University
2007-2012, Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University
2006-2007, Postdoc, University of Florida
1999-2003, Optic Engineer, Shanghai Institute of Optics & Fine Mechanics
Area(s) of ResearchSolar cell, battery, sensors
Ashim Gurung, Ke Chen, Geetha Varnekar, Reza Khan, Salem Saad Abdulkarim, Rajesh Pathak, Roya Naderi, Qiquan Qiao*, Highly Efficient Perovskite Solar Cell Photo-Charging of Lithium Ion Battery using DC-DC Booster, Advanced Energy Materials, in press, 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.