Jan 8, 2014

Yongbo's breakthrough on ultra-high-mobility transparent organic thin film transistors is published on Nature communications, it was highlighted in the UNL News Headline, Stanford University news, Sicence Daily, ASEE First Bell, And many others: Lincoln Journal Star, AZONANO, PC Magazine, Kurzweilai Accelerating Intelligence, E&T magazine,Product Design & Development , Business Standard, Gadgets, Redorbit ,The Times of India.


December. 9, 2013

Bin Yang has earned 2013 Materials Research Society(MRS) Graduate Student Gold Award. This made him the first MRS Graduate Student Award recipient in UNL history. MRS Graduate Student Awards are intended to honor and encourage graduate students whose academic achievements and current materials science research display a high level of excellence and distinction.There were more than 260 students applied for this award this year,but only 33 students were selected as award winners. Among those winners,9 were named Gold award , the other 24 were named Silver Award. Congratulation to Bin !

Link for 2013 MRS Graduate Student Award: Material Reserch society.

See more about this news: UNL Today.












Bin received GOLD AWARD from MRS President Orlando Auciello in the MRS Awards Ceremony on Dec.4th,


December. 9, 2013

Zhengguo and Qingfeng 's paper Synthesis and Application of Ferroelectric P(VDF-TrFE) Nanoparticles in Organic Photovoltaic Devices for High Efficiency is highlighted as Cover on Advanced Eneergy Materials .













September. 17, 2013

Baodong's paper Zinc alloyed iron pyrite ternary nanocrystals for band gap broadening is highlighted as Cover on J. Mater. Chem. A.













May. 31, 2013

Fawen's paper on Fullerene-based organic photodetector is highlighted as Cover on Advanced Optical Materials, and also highlighted on Today@UNL.













May. 26, 2013

Huang's research is featured on NSF Science, a video program featuring NSF-funded researchers. Huang's piece starts at about 1:09.


April. 08, 2013

Qingfeng wins Spring 2013 Science Art Competition Award. Congratulations !














February. 2, 2013

Huang received the NSF Career Award. Congratulations! Huang's NSF CAREER project on high efficiency organic solar cells is highlighted by NSF Discoveries: Producing Solar Energy Materials That Are Affordable, Efficient and Flexible , Lincoln Journal Star: UNL researcher gets $400,000 to improve solar cells , and UNL News Release: Engineer works to build better solar cell .The story about Huang's research is featured as the "Breaking Story" on NSF's Science 360 News Service .














January. 20, 2013

Bin's paper on Fullerene Schottky Junction Solar Cells is highlighted as Frontispiece, and most accessed in 11/2012 on Advanced Materials













November. 15, 2012

Fawen's breakthrough on ultraviolet photodetectors is published on Nature Nanotechnology, and highlighted in the Engineering News Headline at UNL.


August. 1, 2012

Yongbo and Zhengguo's publication is highlighted as Cover page and HOT article in Energy and Environmental Science: Crystallinity is essential for organic photovoltaic devices.













August. 8, 2012

One of Huang's co-authored papers "Control of the nanoscale crystallinity and phase separation in polymer solar cells" is one of Applied Physics Letters' most downloaded articles of the last five years.


May. 11, 2012

Huang's group research on ferroelectric-organic photovoltaic has been highlighted by MRS Fall 2011 Meeting in Energy and the Environment Section with several other leading groups (Heeger group of UCSB, Yang group of UCLA, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Atwater of the California Institute of Technology, et al) and NSF-MRSEC.


March. 21,. 2012

Dr. Huang received the 2012 College of Engineering Edgerton Innovation Award for his demonstrated ability to 1) attract funding from state, federal, and private agencies; 2) integrate research with graduate and undergraduate education; 3) suggest novel and innovative ideas and projects.













Dec.12, 2011

Former undergraduate student, Alexander Clement, received a DOE internship at Argonne National Lab. Congratulations!


Jul.12, 2011

Joseph Tran was selected as a 2011-2013 McNair Scholar by McNair Scholars Program. Congratulations!


Apr.14, 2011

Prof. Huang is the 2011 recipient of the College Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award.


Apr. 6, 2011

Runyu Zhang has been awarded UCARE funding for the 2011-12 academic year.


Mar.2, 2011

Our breakthrough in ferroelectric OPV has been highlighted in UNL Engineering headlines.

"Huang increases organic solar cells’ efficiency with ferroelectric polymer layers"


Dec 20, 2010

The first paper in Huang's group titled "Efficiency enhancement in organic solar cells with ferroelectric polymers" has been accepted for publication in Nature Materials, the top one journal in materials with an impact factor of 29.5. The first author of this paper is Dr. Yongbo Yuan. Congratulations!


Dec 04, 2010

Runyu Zhang is awarded the Ralph & Martha Siemers Scholarship from the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Congratulations!


July 21, 2010

Bin Yang is awarded the College of Engineering Fellowship, Congratulations!

The Office of Graduate Programs announced the second round of Nebraska Engineering Fellowships (NEF) for the AY 2010-11. The College of Engineering is committed to supporting faculty and programs actively recruiting high quality Ph.D. students. In an effort to encourage competitive offers for these students, fellowships and respective amounts were awarded based on the advice of a panel of senior faculty. Mr. Bin Yang is awarded Nebraska Engineering Fellowships.


June 6, 2010

Dr. Huang is awarded the DTRA 2010 Young Investigtor Award to develop a new generation of highly sensitive organic photodetector.


April 30, 2010

Two mechanical engineering undergraduate students, James Cox and Runyu Zhang are appointed as UCARE students to work as undergraduate research assistants in Huang's lab.


Jan. 20,2010

Engineering faculty chosen for research fellows program

Fourteen UNL faculty members were selected for the 2010 Research Development Fellows Program, an initiative to help pre-tenure faculty successfully compete for grants. Among the 14 assistant professors selected as research fellows were seven faculty members from the College of Engineering, including Jinsong Huang, Mechanical Engineering.


Nov 30, 2009

Welcome Dr. Yongbo Yuan to join us as post-doc researcher.