Furong ZHU, Prof

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Furong Zhu is a Professor in the Department of Physics, Associate Dean (Research and Postgraduate Studies), Faculty of Science, Director for Research Centre of Excellence for Organic Electronics, and Director for Institute of Advanced Materials at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). He received his BSc and MSc in Physics from Fudan University, Shanghai China, in 1983 and 1987. He completed his Ph.D in Applied Physics at Charles Darwin University in Australia from 1990-1993. He did his post-doctoral research in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Kyoto University in Japan from 1993-1995, and was a Research Fellow with the Department of Physics at Murdoch University in Australia from 1995-1997 working on silicon thin films derived from plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition for device application. He joined Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) in Singapore in 1997. Prior to HKBU, he was a Senior Scientist and a Program Manager leading the organic light-emitting diode and organic photovoltaic R&D activities at IMRE. His research interests include device physics, surface science, nanostructures and semiconducting materials-oriented research for application in organic semiconductor devices. He has graduated 15 PhD students. Currently there are 3 PhD students in his group. He has published over 200 refereed journal publications and also filed 10 patents in low processing temperature indium tin oxide (ITO) transparent electrodes and organic electronic devices. In 2019, Prof. Zhu established a start-up company, Crimson Vision Technology Limited (Crimson Vision). Crimson Vision is a technology company dedicated in developing and advancing the near-infrared (NIR) light detection techniques for fast and portable detection.

Research Interests

  1. Organic electronics including organic solar cells, light-emitting diodes, field effect transistors, near-infrared photodetectors and applications
  2. Physics of oxide semiconductor thin films and applications

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 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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