Perovskite solar cells, nanostructured heterojunction electrodes for solar fuels and water treatment and electrochemical synthesis of functional nanomaterials

Dr. Jung Ho Yun has mainly been focusing on Flexible Perovskite-based Solar Cells with lead-free and low-cost process as a part of CRC-Polymer project. With his experiences for Functional Nanomaterials and Photoelectrochemical (PEC) System, he also has an interest on developing Novel Heterojunction (Photo-) Electrodes for the Integrative PEC system, simultaneously performing Solar Fuel and Water Treatment Process.

Since 2013, Dr. Jung Ho Yun has been working as a postdoctoral research fellow at School of Chemical Engineering, the University of Queensland (UQ). Before joining UQ, he completed his bachelor and master research in Kyung Hee University in Korea, and afterwards he had an industry career as a research engineer for around 5 years at NANOPAC Co., Ltd, Korea. In Australia, he completed his PhD degree in School of Chemical Engineering at the University of New South Wales in 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Rose Amal. During his PhD, he studied on solar energy conversion applications such as dye-sensitised solar cells (DSSCs) and PEC system using the electrochemically modified 1D-nanostructructured photoelectrodes.


  1. Meng Zhang, Hua Yu, Jung-Ho Yun, Miaoqiang Lyu, Qiong Wang, Lianzhou Wang, “Facile preparation of smooth perovskite films for efficient meso/planar hybrid structured perovskite solar cells”, Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 10038-10041.
  2. Miaoqaing Lyu, Jung-Ho Yun, Rasin Ahmed, Daniel Elkington, Qiong Wang, Meng Zhang, Hongxia Wang, Paul Dastoor, Lianzhou Wang, “Bias-Dependent Effect of Planar Perovskite Solar Cells based on the CH3NH3PbI3-XClx Film”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2015, 453, 9-14.
  3. Jung-Ho Yun, Il Ku Kim, Yun Hau Ng, Lianzhou Wang, and Rose Amal, “Optical Modeling-Assisted Characterization of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells using TiO2 Nanotube Arrays as Photoanodes”, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 2014, 5, 895-902
  4. Meng Zhang, Miaoqiang Lyu, Hua Yu, Jung-Ho Yun, Qiong Wang, Lianzhou Wang, “Stable and Low-Cost Mesoscopic CH3NH3PbI2Br Perovskite Solar Cells using Thin Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Layer as Hole Transporter”, Chemistry-A European Journal, 2014, 21, 434-439
  5. Jung-Ho Yun, Yun Hau Ng, Roong Jien Wong, and Rose Amal, “Reduced Graphene Oxide: Control of Water Miscibility, Conductivity, and Defects by Photocatalysis” ChemCatChem, 2013, 5, 3060-3067
  6. Jung-Ho Yun, Roong Jien Wong, Yun Hau Ng, Aijun Du, and Rose Amal, “Combined Electrophoretic Deposition-Anodization Method to Fabricate Reduced Graphene Oxide-TiO2 Nanotube Films” RSC Advances, 2012, 2, 8164-8171
  7. Jung-Ho Yun, Yun Hau Ng, Shujuan Huang, Gavin Conibeer, and Rose Amal, “Wrapping the Walls of n-TiO2 Nanotubes with p-CuInS2 Nanoparticles using Pulsed-Electrodeposition for Improved Heterojunction Photoelectrodes”, Chemical Communications, 2011, 47, 11288-11290
  8. Jung-Ho Yun, Yun Hau Ng, Changhui Ye, Attila J. Mozer, Gordon G. Wallace, and Rose Amal, “Sodium Fluoride-Assisted Modulation of Anodized TiO2 Nanotube for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Application”, ACS Applied Materials Interfaces, 2011, 3, 1585-1593
  9. Wang, Songcan, Yun, Jung-Ho and Wang, Lianzhou (2017).Nanostructured semiconductors for bifunctional photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical energy conversion. In Semiconductors and semimetals: semiconductors for photocatalysis (pp. 315-347) London, United Kingdom: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/bs.semsem.2017.02.003
  10. Lee, Young MiYun, Jung-HoMatsuyama, AsukaKobori, SoraMaeng, InheeLyu, MiaoqiangWang, ShenghaoWang, LianzhouJung, Min-Cherl and Nakamura, Masakazu (2019)Significant THz-wave absorption property in mixed δ- and α-FAPbI3 hybrid perovskite flexible thin film formed by sequential vacuum evaporationApplied Physics Express125: . doi:10.7567/1882-0786/ab0eec
  11. Cetin, CagdasChen, PengHao, MengmengHe, DongxuBai, YangLyu, Miaoqiang, Yun, Jung-Ho and Wang, Lianzhou (2018)Inorganic p-Type Semiconductors as Hole Conductor Building Blocks for Robust Perovskite Solar CellsAdvanced Sustainable Systems2 8-9: . doi:10.1002/adsu.201800032
  12. Wang, SongcanHe, Tianwei, Yun, Jung-HoHu, YuxiangXiao, MuDu, Aijun and Wang, Lianzhou (2018)New iron-cobalt oxide catalysts promoting BiVO4 films for photoelectrochemical water splittingAdvanced Functional Materials28 34: 1802685. doi:10.1002/adfm.201802685
  13. Wang, SongcanChen, PengBai, Yang, Yun, Jung-HoLiu, Gangand Wang, Lianzhou (2018)New BiVO4 Dual Photoanodes with Enriched Oxygen Vacancies for Efficient Solar-Driven Water SplittingAdvanced Materials30 20: e1800486. doi:10.1002/adma.201800486
  14. He, AnshunHuang, Shuiquan, Yun, Jung-Ho, Jiang, ZhengyiStokes, Jason R.Jiao, SihaiWang, Lianzhou and Huang, Han(2018)Tribological characteristics of aqueous graphene oxide, graphitic carbon nitride, and their mixed suspensionsTribology Letters66 1: . doi:10.1007/s11249-018-0992-3
  15. Chen, PengBai, YangLyu, Miaoqiang, Yun, Jung-HoHao, Mengmeng and Wang, Lianzhou (2018)Progress and Perspective in Low-Dimensional Metal Halide Perovskites for Optoelectronic ApplicationsSolar Rrl2 3: 1700186. doi:10.1002/solr.201700186
  16. Chen, PengBai, YangWang, SongcanLyu, Miaoqiang, Yun, Jung-Ho and Wang, Lianzhou (2018)In Situ Growth of 2D Perovskite Capping Layer for Stable and Efficient Perovskite Solar CellsAdvanced Functional Materials28 17: 1-10. doi:10.1002/adfm.201706923
  17. Wu, HuiZhao, JingweiCheng, XiaweiXia, WenzhenHe, AnshunYun, Jung-Ho, Huang, ShuiquanWang, LianzhouHuang, HanJiao, Sihai and Jiang, Zhengyi (2018)Friction and wear characteristics of TiO2 nano-additive water-based lubricant on ferritic stainless steelTribology International117 24-38. doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2017.08.011
  18. He, AnshunHuang, ShuiquanYun, Jung-Ho, Jiang, ZhengyiStokes, JasonJiao, SihaiWang, Lianzhou and Huang, Han(2017)The pH-dependent structural and tribological behaviour of aqueous graphene oxide suspensionsTribology International116 460-469. doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2017.08.008
  19. Wang, SongcanChen, PengYun, Jung-Ho, Hu, Yuxiang and Wang, Lianzhou (2017)An electrochemically treated BiVO4 photoanode for efficient photoelectrochemical water splittingAngewandte Chemie 56 29: 8500-8504. doi:10.1002/anie.201703491
  20. Yang, Guang-ZeWibowo, David, Yun, Jung-Ho, Wang, LianzhouMiddelberg, Anton P. J. and Zhao, Chun-Xia (2017)Biomimetic silica nanocapsules for tunable sustained release and cargo protectionLangmuir33 23: 5777-5785. doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b00590
  21. He, AnshunHuang, ShuiquanYun, Jung-HoWu, HuiJiang, ZhengyiStokes, JasonJiao, SihaiWang, Lianzhou and Huang, Han (2017)Tribological performance and lubrication mechanism of alumina nanoparticle water-based suspensions in ball-on-three-plate testingTribology Letters65 2: . doi:10.1007/s11249-017-0823-y
  22. Wu, HuiZhao, JingweiXia, WenzhenCheng, XiaweiHe, Anshun, Yun, Jung Ho, Wang, LianzhouHuang, HanJiao, SihaiHuang, LiZhang, Suoquan and Jiang, Zhengyi (2017)Analysis of TiO2 nano-additive water-based lubricants in hot rolling of microalloyed steelJournal of Manufacturing Processes27 26-36. doi:10.1016/j.jmapro.2017.03.011
  23. Wu, HuiZhao, JingweiXia, WenzhenCheng, XiaweiHe, Anshun, Yun, Jung Ho, Wang, LianzhouHuang, HanJiao, SihaiHuang, LiZhang, Suoquan and Jiang, Zhengyi (2017)A study of the tribological behaviour of TiO2 nano-additive water-based lubricantsTribology International109398-408. doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2017.01.013
  24. Lyu, MiaoqiangYun, Jung-HoChen, PengHao, Mengmeng and Wang, Lianzhou (2017)Addressing toxicity of lead: progress and applications of low-toxic metal halide perovskites and their derivativesAdvanced Energy Materials7 15: 1602512. doi:10.1002/aenm.201602512
  25. Peerakiatkhajohn, Piangjai, Yun, Jung-Ho, Wang, Songcan and Wang, Lianzhou (2017)Review of recent progress in unassisted photoelectrochemical water splitting: from material modification to configuration designJournal of Photonics for Energy7 1: 012006-1-012006-21. doi:10.1117/1.JPE.7.012006
  26. Yun, Jung-HoWang, LianzhouAmal, Rose and Ng, Yun Hau(2016)One-dimensional TiO2 nanostructured photoanodes: from dye-sensitised solar cells to perovskite solar cellsEnergies9 12: 1030. doi:10.3390/en9121030
  27. Wang, QiongLyu, MiaoqiangZhang, Meng, Yun, Jung-Ho and Wang, Lianzhou (2016)Configuration-centered photovoltaic applications of metal halide perovskitesJournal of Materials Chemistry A5 3: 902-909. doi:10.1039/C6TA07976H
  28. Wen, Yanfen, Yun, Jung-Ho, Luo, BinLyu, Miaoqiang and Wang, Lianzhou (2016)Tuning the carbon content on TiO2 nanosheets for optimized sodium storageElectrochimica Acta219 163-169. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2016.09.153
  29. Wang, Songcan, Yun, Jung-Ho, Luo, BinButburee, TeeraPeerakiatkhajohn, PiangjaiThaweesak, SupphasinXiao, Mu and Wang, Lianzhou (2016)Recent progress on visible light responsive heterojunctions for photocatalytic applicationsJournal of Materials Science and Technology33 1: 1-22. doi:10.1016/j.jmst.2016.11.017
  30. Lyu, MiaoqiangZhang, MengCooling, Nathan A.Jiao, YalongWang, Qiong, Yun, Jung-HoVaughan, BenTriani, GerryEvans, PeterZhou, XiaojingFeron, KrishnaDu, AijunDastoor, Paul and Wang, Lianzhou (2016)Highly compact and uniform CH3NH3Sn0.5Pb0.5I3 films for efficient panchromatic planar perovskite solar cellsScience Bulletin61 20: 1558-1562. doi:10.1007/s11434-016-1147-2
  31. Yoo, EunjiLyu, MiaoqiangYun, Jung-HoKang, ChijungChoi, Youngjin and Wang, Lianzhou (2016)Bifunctional resistive switching behavior in an organolead halide perovskite based Ag/CH3NH3PbI3-xClx/FTO structureJournal of Materials Chemistry C4 33: 7824-7830. doi:10.1039/c6tc02503j
  32. Wang, SongcanChen, HongjunGao, GuopingButburee, TeeraLyu, MiaoqiangThaweesak, Supphasin, Yun, Jung-Ho, Du, AijunLiu, Gang and Wang, Lianzhou (2016)Synergistic crystal facet engineering and structural control of WO3 films exhibiting unprecedented photoelectrochemical performanceNano Energy24 94-102. doi:10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.04.010
  33. Zhang, MengLyu, Miaoqiang, Yun, Jung-Ho, Noori, MahirZhou, XiaojingCooling, Nathan A.Wang, QiongYu, HuaDastoor, Paul C. and Wang, Lianzhou (2016)Low-temperature processed solar cells with formamidinium tin halide perovskite/fullerene heterojunctionsNano Research9 6: 1570-1577. doi:10.1007/s12274-016-1051-8
  34. Peerakiatkhajohn, Piangjai, Yun, Jung-HoChen, HongjunLyu, MiaoqiangButburee, Teera and Wang, Lianzhou (2016)Stable hematite nanosheet photoanodes for enhanced photoelectrochemical water splittingAdvanced Materials2830: 6405-6410. doi:10.1002/adma.201601525
  35. Zhang, MengLyu, MiaoqiangChen, PengHao, Mengmeng, Yun, Jung-Ho and Wang, Lianzhou (2016)Recent advances in low-toxic lead-free metal halide perovskite materials for solar cell applicationAsia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering11 3: 392-398. doi:10.1002/apj.1998
  36. Kim, Il KuJo, Jun Hyung and Yun, Jung-Ho (2016)Morphology-controlled high-efficiency small molecule organic solar cells without additive solvent treatmentNanomaterials6 4: 64.1-64.7. doi:10.3390/nano6040064
  37. Lyu, MiaoqiangYun, Jung-HoCai, MolangJiao, YalongBernhardt, Paul V.Zhang, MengWang, QiongDu, AijunWang, HongxiaLiu, Gang and Wang, Lianzhou (2016)Organic–inorganic bismuth (III)-based material: A lead-free, air-stable and solution-processable light-absorber beyond organolead perovskitesNano Research9 3: 692-702. doi:10.1007/s12274-015-0948-y
  38. Yoo, Eun JiLyu, Miaoqiang, Yun, Jung-HoKang, Chi JungChoi, Young Jin and Wang, Lianzhou (2015)Resistive Switching Behavior in Organic–Inorganic Hybrid CH3NH3PbI3−xClx Perovskite for Resistive Random Access Memory DevicesAdvanced Materials27 40: 6170-6175. doi:10.1002/adma.201502889
  39. Wang, QiongLyu, MiaoqiangZhang, MengYun, Jung-HoChen, Hongjun and Wang, Lianzhou (2015)Transition from the Tetragonal to Cubic Phase of Organohalide Perovskite: The Role of Chlorine in Crystal Formation of CH3NH3PbI3 on TiO2 SubstratesJournal of Physical Chemistry Letters6 21: 4379-4384. doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b01682
  40. Lyu, Miaoqiang, Yun, Jung-HoAhmed, RasinElkington, DanielWang, QiongZhang, MengWang, HongxiaDastoor, Paul and Wang, Lianzhou (2015)Bias-dependent effects in planar perovskite solar cells based on CH3NH3PbI3−xClx filmsJournal of Colloid and Interface Science453 9-14. doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2015.04.041
  41. Tang, YimingWang, Peng, Yun, Jung-HoAmal, Rose and Ng, Yun Hau (2015)Frequency-regulated pulsed electrodeposition of CuInS2 on ZnO nanorod arrays as visible light photoanodesJournal of Materials Chemistry A3 31: 15876-15881. doi:10.1039/c5ta03255e
  42. Peerakiatkhajohn, PiangjaiButburee, TeeraYun, Jung-HoChen, HongjunRichards, Ryan M. and Wang, Lianzhou (2015)A hybrid photoelectrode with plasmonic Au@TiO2 nanoparticles for enhanced photoelectrochemical water splittingJournal of Materials Chemistry A3 40: 20127-20133. doi:10.1039/c5ta04137f
  43. Zhang, MengYu, Hua, Yun, Jung-Ho, Lyu, MiaoqiangWang, Qiong and Wang, Lianzhou (2015)Facile preparation of smooth perovskite films for efficient meso/planar hybrid structured perovskite solar cellsChemical Communications51 49: 10038-10041. doi:10.1039/c5cc02534f
  44. Tang, YimingYun, Jung-Ho, Wang, LianzhouAmal, Rose and Ng, Yun Hau (2015)Complete surface coverage of ZnO nanorod arrays by pulsed electrodeposited CuInS2 for visible light energy conversionDalton Transactions44 16: 7127-7130. doi:10.1039/C5DT00429B
  45. Zhang, MengLyu, MiaoqiangYu, Hua, Yun, Jung-Ho, Wang, Qiong and Wang, Lianzhou (2015)Stable and low-cost mesoscopic CH3NH3PbI2Br perovskite solar cells by using a thin poly(3-hexylthiophene) layer as a hole transporterChemistry - A European Journal21 1: 434-439. doi:10.1002/chem.201404427
  46. Noeiaghaei, T.Yun, J. -H.Nam, S. W.Zoh, K. D.Gomes, V. G.Kim, J. O. and Chae, S. R. (2015)The influence of geometrical characteristics on the photocatalytic activity of TiO2 nanotube arrays for degradation of refractory organic pollutants in wastewaterWater Science and Technology71 9: 1301-1309. doi:10.2166/wst.2015.078
  47. Wang, QiongYun, Jung-HoZhang, MengChen, HongjunChen, Zhi-Gang and Wang, Lianzhou (2014)Insight into the liquid state of organo-lead halide perovskites and their new roles in dye-sensitized solar cellsJournal of Materials Chemistry A2 27: 10355-10358. doi:10.1039/c4ta01105h
  48. Yun, Jung-HoKim, Il KuNg, Yun HauWang, Lianzhou and Amal, Rose (2014)Optical modeling-assisted characterization of dye-sensitized solar cells using TiO2 nanotube arrays as photoanodesBeilstein Journal of Nanotechnology5 1: 895-902. doi:10.3762/bjnano.5.102
  49. Tang, YimingNg, Yun HauYun, Jung-Ho and Amal, Rose (2014)Fabrication of a CuInS2 photoelectrode using a single-step electrodeposition with controlled calcination atmosphereRSC Advances4 7: 3278-3283. doi:10.1039/c3ra45691a
  50. Zhang, MengYu, HuaLyu, MiaoqiangWang, Qiong, Yun, Jung-Ho and Wang, Lianzhou (2014)Composition-dependent photoluminescence intensity and prolonged recombination lifetime of perovskite CH3NH3PbBr3-xClx filmsChemical Communications50 79: 11727-11730. doi:10.1039/c4cc04973j
  51. Yun, Jung-HoNg, Yun HauWong, Roong Jien and Amal, Rose(2013)Reduced graphene oxide: control of water miscibility, conductivity, and defects by photocatalysisChemCatChem5 10: 3060-3067. doi:10.1002/cctc.201300419
  52. Yun, Jung-HoWong, Roong JienNg, Yun HauDu, Aijun and Amal, Rose (2012)Combined electrophoretic deposition-anodization method to fabricate reduced graphene oxide-TiO2 nanotube filmsRSC Advances2 21: 8164-8171. doi:10.1039/c2ra20827j
  53. Yun, Jung-Ho, Ng, Yun HauHuang, ShujuanConibeer, Gavin and Amal, Rose (2011)Wrapping the walls of n-TiO2 nanotubes with p-CuInS2 nanoparticles using pulsed-electrodeposition for improved heterojunction photoelectrodesChemical Communications47 40: 11288-11290. doi:10.1039/c1cc13738g
  54. Yun, Jung-HoNg, Yun HauYe, ChanghuiMozer, Attila J.Wallace, Gordon G. and Amal, Rose (2011)Sodium fluoride-assisted modulation of anodized TiO2 nanotube for dye-sensitized solar cells applicationACS Applied Materials and Interfaces3 5: 1585-1593. doi:10.1021/am200147b