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Prof. Li, Gang obtained his BS degree in Space Physics from Wuhan University (1994), MS in Electrical Engineering and PhD in Condensed Matter Physics from Iowa State University, U.S.A. (2003).  His postdoctoral research in University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) from 2004 to 2007 was on polymer solar cells and LEDs.  From 2007 to 2011, he led the printable polymer solar cell R&D in Los Angeles based Solarmer Energy Inc.  Porf. Li has a good mix of academic and industrial experience.  He was a Research Associate Professor in UCLA before he joins PolyU in August 2016. In 2019, he was promoted to Professor, and now is Sir  Sze-Yuen Chung Endowed Professor in Renewable Energy.

Prof. Li’s research interests are organic semiconductor, and organo-metal halide hybrid perovskite based thin-film optoelectronic devices. He has done seminal contributions to Printalbe Solar cells with global reputation. He has published ~140 papers in peer review journals including Nature Materials, nature Photnics, Science, Nature Review Materials etc. His papers have been cited over 59000 times according to Google Scholar, in which 17 papers have over 1000 citations.  He is recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher (Materials Science 2014 – 2019; Physics 2017-2018, Chemistry 2018) by Thomson Reuter / Clarivate Analytic, with a H-Index of 71. He is Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK , and Fellow of The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). 


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Iowa State University

Doctor of Philosophy, Iowa State University

Bachelor of Science, Wuhan University


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