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Prof. QIN Tianshi


Vice Head of Division of Organic Optoelectronic Materials

Prof. QIN Tianshi



Address: 138 Mailbox, 5 Xin Mo Fan Road, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 210009, China

Research Interests 

Organic Photovoltaics and Light Emitting Diodes, Organic Syntheses, Nanoparticle Technologies

Specialist in design and syntheses of organic photovoltaic materials, formulation of printable solar cell inks, and optimization of solar cell architectures

Biographical Information

2017.3 - present

Institute of Advanced Materials,
Nanjing Tech University, China

2016.4 - 2017.3

Affiliate Research Scientist,
Monash University, Australia

2011.4 - 2016.3

Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Scientist,
CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, Australia

2010.4 - 2011.3


Postdoctoral Fellow
Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany

2006.7 - 2010.3

Ph. D. degree
Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research

Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

2004.4 - 2006.6

M. Sc. degree

Martin Luther University, Halle, Germany

1999.9 - 2003.6

B. Sc. degree

Nanjing University, Nanjing, China






Nanjing Leading Entrepreneurial High-Tech Talents Plan

Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Postdoctoral Fellowship


CSIRO's Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Postdoctoral Fellowship



Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Aboard Students

Max-Planck Scholarship

Academic Achievements

Tianshi Qin received his B.Sc. from Nanjing University in China. Then he obtained M.Sc. from Martin Luther University and Ph.D. from Johannes Gutenberg University in Germany, respectively, under the supervision of Prof. Klaus Müllen. In 2006-2011, he worked at Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz as a Ph.D. candidate and postdoctoral researcher. In 2011-2016, he worked at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Melbourne, and operated several research grants from Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium (VICOSC) and Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP). He joined Nanjing Tech from 2017 and awarded the Thousand Young Talents Plan in China. Now he is a full professor mainly researched on the structures and formulae of foremost materials, and obtained a cutting-edge achievement in large-area roll-to-roll printed flexible solar cells, which has been globally exhibited in G20 Brisbane 2014.


1. Tianshi Qin*, Wenchao Huang, Jueng-Eun Kim, Doojin Vak, Craig Forsyth, Christopher R. McNeill, Yi-Bing Cheng*. Amorphous hole-transporting layer in slot-die coated perovskite solar cells. Nano Energy, 2017, 31, 210.

2. Tianshi Qin*, Wojciech Zajaczkowski, Wojciech Pisula, Martin Baumgarten, Ming Chen, Mei Gao, Gerry Wilson, Christopher D. Easton, Klaus Müllen, Scott Watkins. Tailored Donor-Acceptor Polymers with an A-D1-A-D2 Structure: Controlling Intermolecular Interactions to Enable Enhanced Polymer Photovoltaic Devices. Journal of American Chemical Society, 2014, 136, 6049.

3. Tianshi Qin, Wolfgang Wiedemair, Sebastian Nau, Roman Trattnig, Stefan Sax, Stefanie Winkler, Antje Vollmer, Norbert Koch, Martin Baumgarten, Emil J. W. List, Klaus Müllen, Pyrene cored polytriphenylene dendrimers: Core, Shell, and Surface-Optimized Dendrimers for Blue Light-Emitting Diodes, Journal of American Chemical Society, 2011, 133, 1301.

4. Tianshi Qin, Junqiao Ding, Lixiang Wang, Martin Baumgarten, Gang Zhou, Klaus Müllen. A Divergent Synthesis of Very Large Polyphenylene Dendrimers with Iridium(III) Cores: Molecular Size Effect on the Performance of Phosphorescent Organic Light-Emitting Diodes, Journal of American Chemical Society, 2009, 131, 14329.

5. Tianshi Qin, Gang Zhou, Horst Scheiber, Roland E. Bauer, Martin Baumgarten, Christopher E. Anson, Emil J. W. List, Klaus Müllen. Polytriphenylene Dendrimers: A Unique Design for Blue-Light-Emitting Materials, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2008, 47, 8292.

6. Tianshi Qin, Junqiao Ding, Lixiang Wang, Martin Baumgarten, Gang Zhou, Klaus Müllen. High-effiency Red Phosphorescent Organic Light-Emitting Diodes Based on Iridium(III) Cored Polyphenylene Dendrimers, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2012, 33, 1036.

7. Kedar D. Deshmukh, Tianshi QinJoseph K. Gallaher, Amelia C. Y. LiuEliot GannKane O'DonnellLars ThomsenJustin M. HodgkissScott E. Watkins and Christopher R. McNeill*. Performance, morphology and hotophysics of high open-circuit voltage, low band gap all-polymer solar cells. Energy & Environmental Science. 2015, 8, 332-342.

8. Jegadesan Subbiah, Balaji Purushothaman, Ming Chen, Tianshi Qin, Mei Gao, Doojin Vak, Fiona H. Scholes, Xiwen Chen, Scott E. Watkins, Gerard J. Wilson,  Andrew B. Holmes, Wallace W. H. Wong,* and David J. Jones*. Organic Solar Cells Using a High-Molecular-Weight Benzodithiophene-Benzothiadiazole Copolymer with an Efficiency of 9.4%. Advanced Materials, 2015, 27, 702-705.

9. Mei Gao*, Jegadesan Subbiah, Paul B. Geraghty, Ming Chen, Balaji Purushothaman, Xiwen Chen, Tianshi Qin, Doojin Vak, Fiona H. Scholes, Scott E. Watkins, Melissa Skidmore, Gerard J. Wilson, Andrew B. Holmes, David J. Jones*, Wallace W. H. Wong*. Development of a High-Performance Donor-Acceptor Conjugated Polymer: Synergy in Materials and Device Optimization. Chemistry of Materials. 2016, 28, 3481-3487.

10. Zeyun Xiao, Kuan Sun, Jegadesan Subbiah, Tianshi Qin, Shirong Lu, Balaji Purushothaman, David J Jones, Andrew B Holmes, Wallace W H Wong*. Effect of molecular weight on the properties and organic solar cell device performance of a donor–acceptor conjugated polymer. Polymer Chemistry, 2015, 6, 2312-2318.

11. Xiaoxi He, Subhrangsu Mukherjee, Scott Watkins, Ming Chen, Tianshi Qin; Lars Thomsen, Harald Ade, Christopher R. McNeill. Influence of Fluorination and Molecular Weight on the Morphology and Performance of PTB7:PC71BM Solar Cells. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2014, 118, 9918.

12. Shuping Pang, Hao Hu, Jiliang Zhang, Siliu Lv, Yaming Yu, Feng Wei, Tianshi Qin, Hongxia Xu, Zhihong Liu, Guanglei Cui, NH2CH=NH2PbI3: An Alternative Organolead Iodide Perovskite Sensitizer for Mesoscopic Solar Cells. Chemistry of Materials. 2014, 26, 1485.

13. Matthias Georg Schwab, Tianshi Qin, Wojciech Pisula, Alexey Mavrinskiy, Xinliang Feng, Martin Baumgarten, Hun Kim, Frédéric Laquai, Sebastian Schuh, Roman Trattnig, Emil J. W.?List, Klaus Müllen. Molecular Triangles: Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Blue Emission of Cyclo-7,10-tris-triphenylenyl Macrocycles, Chemistry - An Asian Journal, 2011, 6, 3001.  


1. Tianshi Qin, Scott Watkins. A-D1-A-D2 Conjugated Polymers for Organic Solar Cells, International Patent, WO2015013747A1.

2. Tianshi Qin, Electroactive materials, printing compositions and methods of manufacturing solar cells, Provisional International Patent, TW8926/Prov 23/11/2015.

3. Klaus Müllen, Tianshi Qin, Roland Bauer. Blue Light Emitting Polytriphenylene Dendrimers, Methods of Preparation and Uses thereof, European Patent, EP17906. 080509.


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