Haiyu Fang

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

PhD Chemical Engineering / Purdue University (2014) 
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering / University of Science and Technology of China (2010)

E-mail Haiyu

Control of Thermo and Electrical Transport in
Organic and Composite Materials through
Molecular and Nanoscale Structure


Bio and research interests:

I received my PhD in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University. My PhD study is focused on the synthesis and process of advanced nanostructured materials for application in thermoelectric energy conversion under the supervision of Prof. Yue Wu. Thermoelectricity is a unique technique that directly converts thermal energy into electricity. One emerging application is to generate electricity from body heat which requires flexible thermoelectric materials. Currently, my research involves the rational design, synthesis and process of conjugated polymer and nanocomposite materials that possess many advantages including flexibility, solution processibility and cost-efficiency. My goal is to understand how the molecular and nanoscale structure influence thermal and electrical transport and achieve optimized thermoelectric properties in those materials. In my free time I enjoy playing badminton and soccer and watching sports and movies.

Selected Publications: 

  • Fang, H.; Yang, H.; Wu, Y. “Thermoelectric Properties of Silver Telluride-Bismuth Telluride Nanowire Heterostructure Synthesized by Site-Selective Conversion” Chem. Mater., 2014, 26, 3322
  • Finefrock, S. W.; Fang, H.; Yang, H.; Darsono, H.; Wu, Y. “Large-scale solution-phase synthesis of Bi2Te3 and PbTe nanowires using Te nanowire templates” Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 7872
  • Fang, H.; Luo, Z.; Yang H.; Wu, Y. “Effect of Size and Doping concentration on the Power Factor of n- type Lead Telluride Nanocrystals for Thermoelectric Energy Conversion” Nano Lett., 2014, 14, 1153
  • Fang, H.; Wu, Y. “Telluride Nanowire and Nanowire Heterostructure-Based Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting” J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 6004
  • Fang, H.; Feng, T.; Yang, H.; Ruan, X.; Wu, Y. “Synthesis and Thermoelectric Properties of Compositional-Modulated Lead Telluride–Bismuth Telluride Nanowire Heterostructures” Nano Lett., 2013, 13, 2058
  • Zhang, G.; Fang, H.; Yang, H.; Jauregui, L. A.; Chen, P. Y.; Wu, Y. “Design Principle of Telluride- Based Nanowire Heterostructures for Potential Thermoelectric Applications” Nano Lett., 2012, 12, 3627