I studied polymer science and engineering at Zhejiang University, China and received my bachelor’s degree in 2010. At the same year, I continued my master’s study at Zhejiang University. I did my graduation project in the group of prof. Benzhong Tang. During that period I developed an activated azide monomer which can induce catalyst-free click polymerization and also a fluorescent probe based on the aggregation-induced-emission (AIE) effect to detect explosives (TNT analogue).
After receiving my master’s degree in 2013, I started a PhD project at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Molecular Materials & Nanosystems (M2N) group under supervision of prof.dr.ir. René Janssen and dr.ir. Martijn Wienk on solution processed organic solar cell based on diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) small molecules.