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Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge


2019-present: Research Associate, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK

2014-2019: PhD in Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK (supervisor: Prof Sir Richard Friend)

2010-2014: Bachelor of Science , Nanjing University, China.


Key publications: 
  1. B. Zhao, S. Bai, V. Kim, R. Lamboll, R. Shivanna, F. Auras, J. M. Richter, R. H. Friend*, D. Di* et al, "High-efficiency perovskite-polymer bulk heterostructure light-emitting diodes", Nature Photonics 12783–789 (2018) (Cover Article). Preprint:
  2. B. Zhao, M. Abdi-Jalebi, M. Tabachnyk, H. Glass, V. S. Kamboj, W. Nie, A. J. Pearson, Y. Puttisong, K. C. Gödel, H. E. Beere, D. A. Ritchie, A. D. Mohite, S. E. Dutton, R. H. Friend & A. Sadhanala*, “High Open-Circuit Voltages in Tin-Rich Low-Bandgap Perovskite-Based Planar Heterojunction Photovoltaics”, Advanced Materials 29, 1604744 (2017). 
  3. J. M. Richter, F. Branchi, F. V. A. Camargo, B. Zhao, R. H. Friend, G. Cerullo* & F. Deschler*, “Ultrafast carrier thermalization in lead iodide perovskite probed with two- dimensional electronic spectroscopy,” Nature Communications 8, 376 (2017). 
  4. A. Sadhanala, S. Ahmad, B. Zhao, N. Giesbrecht, P. M. Pearce, F. Deschler, R. LZ Hoye, K. C. Gödel, T. Bein, P. Docampo, S. E. Dutton, M. F. D. Volder & R. H. Friend*, “Blue-green color tunable solution processable organolead chloride-bromide mixed halide perovskites for optoelectronic applications,” Nano Letters 15, 6095–6101 (2015). 
  5. B. Zhao, L. C. Lee, L. Yang, A. J. Pearson, H. Lu, X-J Shea, L. Cui, K. H. L. Zhang, R. L. Z. Hoye, A. Karani, P. Xu, A. Sadhanala, N. C. Greenham, R. H. Friend, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll* & D. Di*, “In-situ atmospheric deposition of ultra-smooth nickel oxide for efficient perovskite solar cells,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10, 41849-41854 (2018). 
  6. R. Naphade#, B. Zhao#, J. M. Richter, E. Booker, S. Krishnamurthy, R. H. Friend, A. Sadhanala* & S. Ogale*, “High quality hybrid perovskite semiconductor thin films with remarkably enhanced luminescence and defect suppression via quaternary alkyl ammonium salt based treatment,” Advanced Materials Interfaces 4, 1700562 (2017).  
Dr Baodan (Emily)  Zhao

Contact Details

Email address: 
Kapitza Building, Room K34
Optoelectronics Group
Cavendish Laboratory
University of Cambridge
J J Thomson Avenue
+44 (0)1223 337285