The multi-disciplinary research programs in the Fang Group will focus on the bottom-up synthesis and processing of novel organic polymer materials -- namely, ladder and coplanar polymers, as well as microporous polymer networks -- for the applications on electronics and energy conversion/storage. Our thrust will be to gain profound understanding on the structure-property relationship of these materials at both the molecular and the macroscopic levels by employing the toolboxes of synthetic chemistry and device engineering. With this knowledge, we aim to establish a series of synthetically feasible, high performing, processable organic carbon-based material systems for field effect transistors, light emitting diodes, solar cells, supercapacitors, and batteries, and to be at the forefront in the enhancement of their efficiencies.

selected publications
Academic Articles86
  • Zhou, Y., Lee, J., & Fang, L. (2014). n-Type Electron-Accepting Materials for Organic Solar Cells (OSC). Organic and Hybrid Solar Cells. (pp. 97-119). Springer International Publishing.
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  • Zhou, Y., Lee, J., & Fang, L. (2014). N-type electron-accepting materials for organic solar cells (OSC). Organic and Hybrid Solar Cells. (pp. 97-119).
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Conference Papers7
  • Che, S., & Fang, L. (2020). Porous Ladder Polymer Networks. Chem. 6(10), 2558-2590.
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  • Fang, L., Belowich, M. E., Olson, M. A., Grzybowski, B. A., & Stoddart, J. F. (2010). Harnessing mechanical energy from artificial muscle-like materials. 47-48.
  • Coskun, A., Grzybowski, B. A., Stoddart, J. F., A Olson, M., Fang, L., Klajn, R., & Wesson, P. J. (2010). Molecular-mechanical switching at the nanoparticle-solvent interface. 116-117.
  • Fang, L., Coskun, A., Klajn, R., Grzybowski, B. A., & Stoddart, J. F. (2010). Template-directed nanoparticulate assemblies. 5-6.
  • Zheng, Y. B., Yang, Y., Jensen, L., Fang, L., Juluri, B. K., Flood, A. H., ... Huang, T. J. (2009). Molecular active plasmonics: controlling plasmon resonances with molecular machines. SILICON PHOTONICS XIII. 7395, 73950w-73950w-10.
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Texas A&M University; Chemistry; 3255 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3255