Xiao-Feng Wang was born in Changchun, China, in 1976. He received his B.S and M.S degrees in biochemistry in 1999 and 2002, respectively, both from the Jilin University (Professor Xueqi Fu) and received his Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry in 2006 from the Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan (Professor Yasushi Koyama). In 2005, he earned the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad. He conducted his postdoctoral research at the Kwansei Gakuin University (2006–2008), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (2008-2009), and Gifu University (2009) working on biological, organic, and inorganic materials for dye-sensitized solar cells. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University, working on organic thin-film and bulk-heterojunction solar cells. From 2007 to 2010, he was the Principle Researcher of two research projects granted by JST and MEXT of Japan for developing chlorophyll-based solar cells. From 2011, his research development is financially supported by the Japan Regional Innovative Strategy Program and a grant from JSPS (Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientist, Category A). His research interests include organic and organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells, self-assembly nanomaterials, ultrafast spectroscopies, and applications of photosynthetic materials for solar energy conversion.
Biography Updated on 30 May 2011