XU Jiaju
Research Assistant Professor


  • 2009/09-2013/02, City University of Hong Kong, Department of Physics and Materials Science, Ph.D
  • 2001/09-2004/03, Zhejiang University, Department of Chemistry, M. Sc
  • 1997/09-2001/06, Xiamen University, Department of Chemistry, B. Sc


Reserch Experiences

  • 2017/12-present, Department of Chemistry, Southern University of Science and Technology, Research Assistant Professor
  • 2015/07-2017/11, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 2013/11-2015/07, Department of Chemistry, Southern University of Science and Technology, Resaerch Fellow
  • 2012/09-2013/04, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore, Research Associate


Research Interests

Organic Semiconductor, Nanomaterials, Metal Complex, Organic Light-emitting Diodes, Organic Solar Cells, Organic Field-effect Transistors, Organic Photodectors



  1. Luping Zheng#, Jiaju Xu#, Yaomiao Feng, Haiquan Shan, Guojia Fang, Zongxiang Xu, Green solvent processed tetramethyl-substituted aluminum phthalocyanine thin films as anode buffer layers in organic light-emitting diodes, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2018, 6, 11471-11478.
  2. Haiquan Shan, Yulong Wang, Chen Li, Qikun Hu, Xize Sun, Lei Dong, Yaomiao Feng, Wenkang Ye, Jiaju Xu*, Zong-Xiang Xu*, Solution-processed near-infrared phototransistor based on ultrathin nanocrystals of octamethyl substituted zinc(II) phthalocyanine, Organic Electronics, 2018, 58, 197-201.
  3. Yulong Wang, Haiquan Shan, Xize Sun, Lei Dong, Yaomiao Feng, Qikun Hu, Wenkang Ye, V.A. L. Roy, Jiaju Xu*, Zong-Xiang Xu*, Fabrication of octamethyl substituted zinc(II) phthalocyanine nanostructure via exfoliation and use for solution-processed field-effect transistor, Organic Electronics, 2018, 55, 15-20.
  4. Yulong Wang, Xiaoyuan Liu, Haiquan Shan, Qian Chen, Tuo Liu, Xize Sun, Dian Ma, Zihao Zhang, Jiaju Xu*, Zong-Xiang Xu, Tetra-alkyl-substituted copper (II) phthalocyanines as dopant-free hole-transport layers for planar perovskite solar cells with enhanced open circuit voltage and stability, Dyes and Pigments, 2017, 139, 619‒626.
  5. Xiangzhi Li, Xiaoyuan Liu, Po Sun, Haiquan Shan, Cong You, Liang Zhao, Yulong Wang, Jiaju Xu*, Zhikuan Chen, Zong-Xiang Xu, All-polymer solar cells performance enhanced via side-chain engineering of the polymer acceptor, Journal of Materials Science:Materials in Electronics, 2017, 28, 5407–5414.
  6. Guang Yang#, Yulong Wang#, Jiaju Xu#, Hongwei Lei, Cong Chen, Haiquan Shan, Xiaoyuan Liu, Zong-Xiang Xu, Guojia Fang, A facile molecularly engineered copper (II) phthalocyanine as hole transport material for planar perovskite solar cells with enhanced performance and stability, Nano Energy, 2017, 31, 322‒330.
  7. Jiaju Xu, Yulong Wang, Haiquan Shan, Yiwei Lin, Qian Chen, V. A. L. Roy, Zongxiang Xu, Ultrasound-induced organogel formation followed by thin film fabrication via simple doctor blading technique for field-effect transistor application, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8, 18991‒18997.
  8. Jiaju Xu, Yulong Wang, Qian Chen, Yiwei Lin, Haiquan Shan, V. A. L. Roy, Zong-Xiang Xu, Enhanced lifetime of organic light-emitting diodes using soluble tetraalkyl-substituted copper phthalocyanines as anode buffer layers, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2016, 4, 7377‒7382.
  9. Jiaju Xu, Xiongbo Yang, Hua Feng, Yulong Wang, Haiquan Shan, Zong-Xiang Xu, Chi On Ng, Longbiao Huang, Chi Chiu Ko, V. A. L. Roy, Self-assembled nanostructures of linear arylacetylenes and their aza-substituted analogues, AIP Advances, 2016, 6, 065210.
  10. Yulong Wang#, Jiaju Xu#, Yiwei Lin, Qian Chen, Haiquan Shan, Yan Yan, A. L. Roy, Zong-Xiang Xu, Tetra-methyl substituted copper (II) phthalocyanine as a hole injection enhancer in organic light-emitting diodes, AIP Advances, 2015, 5, 107205.